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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A Link Between Paediatric Asthma and Obesity: Are They Caused by the Same Environmental Conditions?, Phylicia Gonsalves

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Emotional Well-Being in Children with New-Onset Epilepsy, Shane W. Goodwin

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The Behavioural Phenotype of pThr175-Tau Expression in the Hippocampus of Female Adult Sprague Dawley Rats, Jason J. Gopaul

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The Long Non-coding RNA Malat1 Regulates Inflammatory Cytokine Production in Chronic Diabetic Complications, Andrew D. Gordon

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Paleoepidemiological Analysis of Trauma in a Roman Period Population from Kellis, Egypt, Circa 50-450 AD, Isabella A. Graham

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The Moral Status and Welfare of Patients Diagnosed as Vegetative With Covert Awareness, Mackenzie S. Graham

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The Roffelsen Site: A Late Woodland Place of Transition between Life and Death, Adria Grant

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Individual Differences in Stress and Coping: Testing a Model of Decisional Control, Bryan D. Grant

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Making microfinance work: exploring effective strategies to promote Tanzanian women’s economic and social status through microfinance, Kate E. Grantham

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Bodies: Punk, Love and Marxism, Kathryn Grant

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Ultra-High Field Strength MR Image-Guided Robotic Needle Delivery Device for In-Bore Small Animal Interventions, Matthew J. Gravett

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Fabrication of Large Mechanically Flexible Multi-Layered PDMS Optical Devices, Robert S. Green

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Un-Natural Histories: The Specimen as Site of Knowledge Production in Contemporary Art, Helen Gregory

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Investigating the Relationship Between Vascular Health, Gait, and Cognition in Community-Dwelling Older Adults Without Dementia, Michael A. Gregory

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The Circumstellar Environments of B-emission Stars by Optical Interferometry, Bethany Grzenia

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The Acute Effects of Nicotine and Exercise on Working Memory, Steven Guirguis

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Spatial Memory in Black-capped Chickadees: Studies of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Win-Shift/Win-Stay Spatial Search, Nicole Ann Guitar

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An Army of Never-Ending Strength: The Reinforcement of the Canadian Army 1944-1945, Arthur Willoughby Gullachsen

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First Major Appearance of Brachiopod-Dominated Benthic Shelly Communities in the Reef Ecosystem during the Early Silurian, Cale A.C. Gushulak

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Angiogenic Therapy in a Fibrotic Murine Model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Kelly M. Gutpell

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A Novel Composite Material-based Computational Model for Left Ventricle Biomechanics Simulation, Seyyed Mohammad Hassan Haddad

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Anisotropic Waveform Tomography: Application to Crosshole data for Transversely Isotropic Media, Shaun Michael Hadden

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Role of Fatty Acid omega-Hydroxylase 1 and Abscisic Acid in Potato Tuber Suberin Formation, Meg Haggitt

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Utilization of Lidar Intensity Data and Passive Visible Imagery for Geological Mapping of Planetary Surfaces, Taylor M. Haid

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Organisational Improvement Plan: System of Care, Derek Haime

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Ethics and Responsibility of Post-Colonial Allyness, Michael T. Hajik

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Ultraprecise Single Point Inverted Cutting Strategies for Multi-axis Fabrication of Right Triangular Prismatic Retroreflectors, Benjamin W. Hamilton

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Radio Resource Management Optimization For Next Generation Wireless Networks, Karim Ahmed Hammad

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CAL and MAGI PDZ Protein Regulation of CRFR1 and 5-HT2AR Trafficking and Signaling, Maha Mahmoud Hammad

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An Examination of Emotional Intelligence as a Potential Mediator in Educator Stress and Burnout, Kaitlin Hancock

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Markerless Radiostereogammetry of the Shoulder Joint in Humans: Comparisons of Scapulohumeral Kinematics Between Individuals with Healthy and Supraspinatus-Impaired Shoulders, Ashley N. Hannon

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Martian Gully Formation and Evolution: Studies From the Local to Global Scale, Tanya Nicole Harrison

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Visible Light Driven Photocatalysis for Degradation of Diclofenac, Noshin Hashim

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Electrokinetic Enhanced Bioremediation of Soils Contaminated with Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Ikrema Abdalla Hassan

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Responses to Subpar Performance in Foreign Subsidiaries, Vanessa C. Hasse

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The Effect of Speech-to-Text Software on Learning a New Writing Strategy, Katrina N. Haug

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"Whatever I Want:" Death Grips, Disobedience and the Music Industries, Grant M. Hawkins

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Agaricomycetes of Ontario Tallgrass Prairies, Christopher R. J. Hay

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Aerobic Oxidations Mediated by Allylnickel(N-Heterocyclic Carbene)Chloride Complexes: Investigating the Role of a Pendent Amine Group, Richard J. Hazlehurst

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Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Differentiation in Cell Aggregates Supplemented with Micronized, Decellularized Extracellular Matrix, Danielle Heinbuch

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High School Boys' Experiences of a Violence Against Women Prevention Program, Mark WA Henshaw

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Steel Compression Members with Partial-length Reinforcement, Morgan Herrell

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Advanced Driving Assistance Prediction Systems, Maedeh Hesabgar

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Low Frequency Bio-Electrical Impedance Mammography and Dielectric Measurement, Seyyed Hesabgar

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Enhanced Indoor Localization System based on Inertial Navigation, Rasika Lakmal Hettiarachchige Don

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The Battle of Hastings: A Geographic Perspective, Christopher E. M. Hewitt

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Complex Event Processing as a Service in Multi-Cloud Environments, Wilson A. Higashino

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Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Bisphenol A on Fetal Lung Development, Ayten Hijazi

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The Corrosion of Carbon Steel under Deep Geologic Nuclear Waste Disposal Conditions, Shannon L.W. Hill

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Risk Taking by Children and Seniors: Selected Sandwich Generation Caregiver’s Perceptions, Trevor J. Hines Duncliffe

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Am I a Bully? A Mixed Methods Phenomenological Study of the Perspectives and Experiences of Girls Who Are Relationally Aggressive, Laura A. Hogarth

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Exploring the Transition from Classroom Teacher to Vice-Principal in Rural Schools, Julie Hohner

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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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Uncertainty Analysis of the Performance of a System of Best Management Practices for Achieving Phosphorus Load Reduction to Surface Waters, Jason D.M. Igras

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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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Becoming Sonic: Ambient Poetics and the Ecology of Listening in Four Militant Sound Investigations, David C. Jackson

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Similarity, Adequacy, and Purpose: Understanding the Success of Scientific Models, Melissa Jacquart

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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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Bullipedia: un caso de construcción social de conocimiento gastronómico, Antonio Jimenez-Mavillard

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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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Agglomerate Formation and Heat Transfer study in a Novel Mechanically Fluidized Reactor, Dhiraj M. Kankariya

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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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Beyond Burnout: Educators' Experiences of Mental Health Issues, and Stigma in the Workplace, Jenny Kassen

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Development of Anatomical and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Measures of Alzheimer Disease, Samaneh Kazemifar

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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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Investigating mycotoxins and secondary metabolites in Canadian agricultural commodities using high-resolution mass spectrometry, Megan J. Kelman

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There Is More Than One Way to Do Something Right: Applying Community-Based Approaches to an Archaeology of Banks Island, NWT, Laura Elena Kelvin

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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