Welcome to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' Electronic Theses & Dissertation site. These pages are dedicated to help you find all the information you might require in order to format and successfully submit your graduate thesis for examination and publication electronically.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) are prepared as text-based PDF files. ETDs can contain non-text elements such as sound, video, and hypertext links. ETDs are available through Scholarship@Western, Western's digital library repository, and also released to the world-wide web with priority in many search engines, enabling scholars worldwide to locate, search, and download the University of Western Ontario's ETDs.

Benefits of ETDs (from Library and Archives Canada)

The most significant benefit is the dramatic increase (50-250%) in citation impact that results from electronic publishing. This leads to increased rewards from universities, in the form of promotion and increased salary, and from granting agencies.

Other benefits include:

  • publicity for research - authors of electronic theses become more widely known and their reputations are enhanced
  • easy worldwide access to your theses for colleagues and collaborators
  • easy worldwide access to theses for job and grant applications
  • a raised profile for research institutions
  • reduced costs at the point of graduation since there is no need to have multiple copies printed.

For an overview of the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation process at The University of Western Ontario, please refer to any area from our site dedicated to supporting ETD at Western:

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Assessing and responding to parental alienation cases: Does gender matter in Canadian court decisions?, Bryanne M. Harris

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Unmasking the Protester: The Meanings and Myths of Collective Civil Resistance Movements in African American and Polish Postresistance Prose Fiction, Agnieszka Herra

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Theorizing 'Transitional Justice', David Anton Hoogenboom

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A Comparative Analysis of Neoliberal Education Reform and Music Education in England and Ontario, Canada, Stephanie Horsley

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Essays on Portfolio Optimization, Simulation and Option Pricing, Zhibo Jia

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Computing and Approximation Methods for the Distribution of Multivariate Aggregate Claims, Tao Jin

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A Bayesian Model of Stress Assignment in Reading, Olessia Jouravlev

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A Critical Policy Analysis of Internationalization in Postsecondary Education : An Ontario Case Study, Ali Khorsandi Taskoh

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Learning to Prevent Burning and Fatigue: Teacher Burnout and Compassion Fatigue, Adam Koenig

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The Promise and Problematic of the Virtual Eucharist Mass According To The Roman Catholic Church’s Position in “The Church and the Internet”, Andrew W. Labenek

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Technology Based Mental Health Support Strategies for Youth, Kathleen S. Larion

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The Impact of Obesity on Employment Participation and Earnings among Working-Age Women in Canada: Evidence from the NPHS Longitudinal Data, Samantha L. Larose

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Functional Transformations and Octatonality in Selected Works by George Crumb, Peter Lea

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Brain tumor segmentation with minimal user assistance, Liqun Liu

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Structural Variation and Local Service Delivery: Comparing Municipal Governments and Special Purpose Bodies, Joseph R. Lyons

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Rooted Cosmopolitanism, Robert Maciel

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Resting State Functional Magnetic Resonance and Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Patients Treated with Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: Predictors and Clinically Correlated Evidence of Neuroplasticity, Kathryn Y. Manning

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Image Fusion and Axial Labeling of the Spine, Brandon Miles

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Differential effects of early-life seizures on neuronal inhibition in the hippocampus of seizure-prone and seizure-resistant rats, Amir Abbas Mohseni Zonoozi

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Diphosphine Carboxamide Ligands with Gold(I), Silver(I) and Platinum(II), Nasser Nasser

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Pre-diabetes and sympathetic nervous system mediated microvascular dysregulation in skeletal muscle, Nicole M. Novielli

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Diffuse Connections: Making Sense of Smell in Canadian Diasporic Women's Writing, Stephanie Oliver

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The Nature of Conflict in Sport: Development and Validation of the Group Conflict Questionnaire, Kyle F. Paradis

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Mental Health and Safety in Schools: Children’s perceptions and experiences, Larissa K. Pipe

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Dowsing for Potential Temporary Autonomous Zones: A Psychotopology of the Alternative Lifestyles of Nomadic Artisans in Mexico, Annaliese M. Pope