Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
 

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.

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 2016

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Recovery of Valuable Chemicals from Agricultural Waste Through Pyrolysis, Mohammad M. Hossain

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Optical Characterization of Anisotropic Interfaces, Renjie Hou

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The Relationship Between School Leaders' Behaviors and Teachers' Perceptions of their Value in Promoting A Culture of Inclusive Education, Grace L. Howell

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Teachers’ Mental Health: The Relevance of Emotional Intelligence in Burnout and Quality of Life, Rebecca Hsiang

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Virtual Reality Simulator for Training in Myringotomy with Tube Placement, Caiwen Huang

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Application Of Polarimetric SAR For Surface Parameter Inversion And Land Cover Mapping Over Agricultural Areas, Xiaodong Huang

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Numerical Studies for Improving Fracture Toughness Resistance Curve Testing Using Single-Edge (Notched) Tension Specimens, Yifan Huang

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High Fidelity Simulation: Panacea or Potential Problem?, Mark E. Hunter

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Efficient and Virtualized Scheduling for OFDM-Based High Mobility Wireless Communications Objects, Mohamed Hussein Abdelwahab Ahmed

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Parametric Design, Modeling, and Optical Evaluation of Retroreflective Prismatic Structures, Sama Hussein

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Formation Potential of Disinfection By-products after Coagulation of Algal Matters, Xian Hu

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Social Movement Organization and Robust Action: Creating a Pre-movement in a Movement-Inhibiting Environment, Yanfei Hu

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Social Connectedness, Social Support and the Health of Older Adults: A Comparison of Immigrant and Native-born Canadians, Natalie Iciaszczyk

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Inheritance, differential expression, and candidate gene analyses for Avr2 in Phytophthora sojae, Chelsea S. Ishmael

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Kinetics of Length Scale Dependent Deformation of Gold Microspheres and Micropillars, A Z M Ariful Islam

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Analysis and Mitigation of Temporary Over-Voltage (TOV) Phenomenon in Unintentionally Islanded Grid-Connected Photovoltaic (PV) Inverters, Md Maruful Islam

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Investigating the Suitability of the Crayfish Metabolome as a Bioindicator of Stream Conditions, Natalie M. Izral

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The Entelechial Thinker in Space: ‘Worlds within Worlds’ in Durrell, Flaubert, and Carroll, Sheena M. Jary

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Investigation And Modeling of Dip-Coating Process for Dispersions, Mahyar Javidi Soufiani

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Development of holistic classification systems for children with cerebral palsy, Deepa Jeevanantham

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Cardiovascular Characterization of Cx40/Panx1 Single and Double Knockout Mice, Meghan L. Jelen

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The Association Between Neighbourhood Walkability And Adult Body Mass Index In Urban Canada: A Cross-sectional Analysis., Ashna Jinah

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Identification of groundwater discharge along the shoreline of large inland lakes in Southern Ontario, Tao Ji

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An Exploration of the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Ontario Elementary School Teachers Regarding Concussion within the School Environment, Sarah J. Jorgensen

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Le détective biblique: Daniel, "Le Festin de Balthazar" ou une histoire souterraine du roman policier, Rebecca Josephy

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Construal Levels in the Context of Sport Imagery and Performance, Celina S. Kacperski

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The Effect Of Mesh-Type Bubble Breakers On Two-Phase Vertical Co-Flow, Alan Kalbfleisch

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An Exercise and Sports Equipment Recognition System, Siddarth Kalra

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OMCVD Gold Nanoparticles Covalently Attached to Polystyrene for Biosensing Applications, Sivayini Kandeepan

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Removal of Target PPCPs from Secondary Effluent Using AOPs and Novel Adsorbents, Venkateswara Reddy Kandlakuti

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Platelet Rich Plasma In Musculoskeletal Pathologies, Nicole L. Kaniki

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Evaluating the Quantum Postulate in the Context of Pursuit, Molly M. Kao

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Multi-gene resistance to neonicotinoids in the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, Emine Kaplanoglu

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Characterizing the Role of the Neuropeptide Y-Y5R System in Breast Cancer, Jenna Kara

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Molecular Distance Maps: An alignment-free computational tool for analyzing and visualizing DNA sequences' interrelationships, Rallis Karamichalis

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An Investigation on the Value of Integrating Mental Health Supports in Education to Build Capacity for Change, Erin Keith

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The Functional Movement Screen Is Not A Valid Measure of Movement Competency, Leila K. Kelleher

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Establishing Female Resistance as Tradition in Country Music: Towards a More Refined Discourse, Catherine Keron

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Expression of Kallikrein-Related Peptidases (KLKs) in Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, Zachary R. Kerr

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Interaction of SecA with Unfolded Polypeptides, Aliakbar Khalili Yazdi

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A Model for Complex Heat and Mass Transport Involving Porous Media with Related Applications, Furqan A. Khan

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Optimal Scheduling of Energy Storage for Energy Shifting and Ancillary Services to the Grid, Hadi Khani

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Spectrally Efficient Cooperative Relay Networks using Signal Space Diversity, Muhammad Ajmal Khan

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Insights into Chibby's structural elements and their interplay in Wnt signaling protein-protein interactions, Ryan C Killoran

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Characterization of Mean and Turbulent Flow over Complex Topography under various Inflow and Geometric Configurations, Ryan J. Kilpatrick

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Namazu, Sean Kim

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Evaluation of fatigue response of a carbonate clay till beneath wind turbine foundation, Jordan A. Kiss

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An Examination of Risk Factors for Adolescent Engagement in Directly and Indirectly Self-Injurious Behaviours, Janell A. Klassen

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K-Theory Of Root Stacks And Its Application To Equivariant K-Theory, Ivan Kobyzev

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Cholinergic Mechanisms Regulating Cognitive Function and RNA Metabolism, Benjamin Kolisnyk

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Fractional Charge Methods for Correcting Approximate Kohn-Sham Potentials, Darya N. Komsa

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Variability in Thule Inuit Subsistence Economy: A Faunal Analysis of OkRn-1, Banks Island, N.W.T., Kathryn Kotar

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The Nature and Structure of Temperament in Early and Middle Childhood: A Multi-Method Approach, Yuliya Kotelnikova

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Constraining kinematics during single-leg squats and step-ups can reduce quadratus lumborum activation and facilitate gluteal activation, Shaylyn Kowalchuk

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Using Physical and Social Sensors in Real-Time Data Streaming for Natural Hazard Monitoring and Response, Yelena Kropivnitskaya

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The Effect of AST-120 on Hepatic Metabolism and Transport in Chronic Kidney Disease, Andrew S. Kucey

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Development of an Autonomous Robotic Mushroom Harvester, Nikita Alexeevich Kuchinskiy

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Testing Tensions: The Use of English Language Proficiency Tests for the Admission of Ontario High School Applicants to One Ontario University, Samia Lahib

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Identification and Functional Characterization of GmMYB176-Specific Protein Kinases in Soybean, Pravesh Lama

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Application of Molecular Layer Deposition for Graphite Anodes in Lithium-ion Batteries and Porous Thin-film Materials, Craig L. Langford

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Evaluation of the Water Stress-Inducible Promoter Wsi18 in the Model Monocot Brachypodium distachyon, Patrick D. Langille

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A Long-Term Neuroepigenomic Profile of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, Benjamin I. Laufer

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Innate and learned predator recognition in four strains of captive-bred atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, Malcolm J. Lau

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Beyond the Look of Representation: Defamiliarization, Décor, and the Latin Feel, Juanita Lee Garcia

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The Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter Is Autoregulated by Cation Binding to the β-Grasp-Like Matrix Domain, Samuel K. Lee

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Panx1 and Panx3 regulate adipocyte development and fat accumulation in vivo, Vanessa R. Lee

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The Role of Sirtuin 6 in Maintaining Vascular Integrity, Sharon Z. Leung

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L'écriture du voyage dans le roman africain francophone contemporain, Ghislain Nickaise Liambou

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Production of Bio-Based Phenol Formaldehyde Foams, Bing Li

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A study of Low C/N Ratio Waste Water Treatment Using Fluidized Bed Bioreactor, Kai Li

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Evaluating the role of intestinal transporters in fruit juice-drug interactions, Mandy MJ Li

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Understanding and Negotiating the Secondary Vice-Principal Role: Perspectives of Secondary Principals, Louis Lim

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Photo-Isomerizable Self-Complementary Hydrogen Bond Arrays, Iamnica Janic Linares Mendez

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Teachers’ Help-Seeking Perceptions and Workplace Psychological Safety, Sheila M. Linseman

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Silicon Anode Materials for Next Generation Lithium-Ion Batteries, Qizheng Li

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The Phenomenology of Master Alpine Ski Racers: Experiencing Ski Racing in Old Age, Carly Litchfield

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Digits Recognition on Medical Device, Chang Liu

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Reactor Performances and Hydrodynamics of Various Gas-Solids Fluidized Beds, Jiangshan Liu

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Food Recognition and Detection with Minimum Supervision, Renfeng Liu

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Electrically Conductive Cotton Textile and Its Applications, Sicong Liu

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Stable Isotope Paleolimnology of Barry Lake, Ontario, Canada Since AD - 1268, Zijun Liu

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Development of Novel Nanomaterials for Lithium Sulfur Batteries, Xia Li

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Effects of Value Reasoning on Stigmatization of People with Schizophrenia, Yixian Li

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Protective Benefits of Hydrogen Sulfide Treatment During Renal Transplantation, Ian Lobb

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Population Genetic Structure And Parasite Communities In A Nomadic Songbird, The Red Crossbill (Loxia Curvirostra), Erica L. Lovett

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Evaluation of VOC Degradation in Photo-Catalytic Air Reactors: TiO2 Immobilization, Energy Efficiency and Kinetic Modeling, Cristina S. Lugo Vega

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Joint Analysis of Zero-heavy Longitudinal Outcomes: Models and Comparison of Study Designs, Erin R. Lundy

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Machine Learning of Lifestyle Data for Diabetes, Yan Luo

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Two Movements for Orchestra, Jeff Lupker

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Towards the use of transcranial direct current stimulation to improve motor function, Kathleen M. Lyons

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Canada's Bilingual Dilemma: A Critical Discourse Analysis, Katherine MacCormac

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The relationship between different dating violence profiles, mental health problems and mental well-being among Canadian youth, Kelsey E. MacDonald

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Cognitive Schemas as Longitudinal Predictors of Depressive Relapse/Recurrence in an Undergraduate Population, Daniel Machado

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Structural Analysis of TPR Ligand Complexes of STIP1 Implicated in Alzheimer's Disease, Andrzej Maciejewski

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Particle agglomeration in a slurry bubble column due to interparticle liquid bridging, Shona MacIntyre

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Modeling the Mass Function of Stellar Clusters Using the Modified Lognormal Power-Law Probability Distribution Function, Deepakshi Madaan

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Enhanced Solar Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation and Water Treatment Using Hetero-Structure Photocatalysts, Ghodsieh Malekshoar

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An Evaluation of the Determinants of Job Satisfaction in Canadian Family Physicians, Jana L. Malhotra

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Short-term Deflections of Reinforced Concrete Beams, Caitlin Mancuso

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Optimizing the Rehabilitation of Elbow Lateral Collateral Ligament Injuries, Ranita Harpreet Kaur Manocha