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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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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Quantifying and Comparing the Head Impact Biomechanics of Different Player Positions for Canadian University Football, Kody Campbell

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Reflective practice and professional knowledge: A grounded theory study of Speech-Language Pathologists working in head and neck cancer rehabilitation, Marie-Eve Caty

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A Vector-Based Approach to Virtual Machine Arrangement, Nicholas Cerilli

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Automatic Multi-Model Fitting for Blood Vessel Extraction, Xuefeng Chang

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Cortisol and Testosterone in Hair as Biological Markers of Systolic Heart Failure, Justin Chan

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Trends In The Utilization of Antiglaucoma Medication: An Analysis of Canadian Drug Insurance Claims, Kwun (Bryan) Hung Chan

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Unveiling the 'Olympic Kidnapping Act': Examining Public Policy and Homelessness in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, Sophy Chan

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Surface Functionalization and Bioconjugation of Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications, Longyan Chen

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Statistical methods for the analysis of RNA sequencing data, Man-Kee Maggie Chu

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Economic Development in the Contemporary Global Environment: The Role of Place Branding as a Tool of Local Economic Development in Ontario, Canada, Evan P. Cleave

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Building a Community Art Garden: A Participatory Eco-Arts Based Educational Research Project, Beryl R. Cohen

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Before The World Was Quiet: Ronald Reagan, Cold War Foreign Policy, And The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Summer Games, Brad Congelio

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I Am America: The Chicago Defender on Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, and Civil Rights, 1934-1975, Nevada Cooke

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The role of the arginine methyltransferase CARM1 in global transcriptional regulation., Niamh Coughlan

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Early Adolescents' Experiences of Mental Health: A Mixed-Methods Investigation, Lisa-Marie Coulter

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The Roles of Matrix-Associated Periostin in an In Vitro Model of Hypertrophic Scarring, Justin D. Crawford

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Numerical Simulation of Liquid-Solid Circulating Fluidized Beds, Abbas Dadashi