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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Challenging Essentialized Representations of Romani Identities in Canada, Julianna Beaudoin

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Language, Mind, and Cognitive Science: Remarks on Theories of the Language-Cognition Relationships in Human Minds, Guillaume Beaulac

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Face Value: Beyond the Surface of Brand Philanthropy and the Cultural Production of the M.A.C AIDS Fund, Andrea Benoit

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Characterizing the interaction between RanBPM and c-Raf, Wesley Berube-Janzen

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Analysis of the Vascular Phenotype of the ENT1-null mouse, Keisha A. Best

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Optimal Sizing and Power Management Strategies of Islanded Microgrids for Remote Electrification Systems, Faruk A. Bhuiyan

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Influence of approach flow conditions on urban street canyon flow, Karin Blackman

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Design and Assessment of an Experimental Test Setup For Use in Studies on the Vibrational Response of the Head to Impact, Claudia M. Blandford

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Development of a Gallium-Containing One-Bead One-Compound Peptide Library for the Discovery of New Molecular Imaging Probes, Fernanda C. Bononi

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Role of The Cochlea and Efferent System in Children with Auditory Processing Disorder, Sriram Boothalingam

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Creative Interventions and Urban Revitalization, Nicole C. Borland

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Accessibility of E-Commerce Websites for Vision Impaired Persons, Roopa Bose

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The Influence of Visual Cueing on Freezing of Gait Among Individuals with Parkinson's Disease, L. Keltie Brigham

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Policing Cyber Bullying: How Parents, Educators, and Law Enforcement Respond to Digital Harassment, Ryan Broll

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Growth of the Marine Fish-Killing Phytoflagellate, Heterosigma Akashiwo Under Emerging Coastal Regimes: Temperature, Eutrophication and Ocean Acidification, Cayla M. Bronicheski

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Neonatal and Developmental Outcomes of Late Preterm and Early Term Birth, Hilary K. Brown

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Newcomer Youths' Experiences of School, Lori-Ann A. Brown

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Arabidopsis thaliana-Spider Mite Interaction: Plant Perception, Signalling, and Response, Kristie A. Bruinsma

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Measuring Fatigue In Adolescents And Young Adults With Cerebral Palsy, Laura K. Brunton

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Cosine Similarity for Article Section Classification: Using Structured Abstracts as a Proxy for an Annotated Corpus, Arthur T. Bugorski

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The Latte Gold Zone, Kaminak's Coffee Gold Project, Yukon, Canada: Geology, Geochemistry, and Metallogeny, Eric Buitenhuis

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Shear zone influence on the emplacement of a giant pegmatite: The Whabouchi Lithium Pegmatite, Quebec,Canada, Laurisha Bynoe

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Children's Voices in a School-Based Mental Health Needs Assessment, Shannon Byrne

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A Feminist Defense of Moderate Moral Intuitionism, Bill JC Cameron

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Goal Orientation Heterogeneity in Teams: Investigating Implications for Indivdiual Satisfaction with the Team and Team Conflict, Kyle A. Cameron