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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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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Electrospinning of poly (ester amide) fibres for mesenchymal progenitor cell differentiation, Sarah Kiros

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

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Capital's Media: The Physical Conditions of Circulation, Atle Mikkola Kjøsen

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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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The Lived Palliative Care Experiences of Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Dementia in South Western Ontario, Kristina M. Kokorelias

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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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The Application of Geophysical Inversion Techniques to the Nechalacho Rare Earth Element Deposit, NT, Derek W. Kouhi

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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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Assessing the impact of emotion in dual pathway models of sensory processing., James H. Kryklywy

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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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Novel Reactions of Donor-Acceptor Cyclopropanes, and Diels-Alder Approach Towards Fargesine and Fumimycin, Polydoros Kyriacou

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Using mututal information to reprogram DNA specificity of LAGLIDADG endonucleases, Marcon Laforet

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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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Registration and Familial Consent for Deceased Organ Donation Among Ethnic Minorities in Ontario, Canada: Opportunities for Improvement, Alvin Li

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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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Effect of Local Bed Hydrodynamics on the Distribution of Liquid in a Fluidized Bed, Lingchao 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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The German Christians’ Influence on Barth’s Hamartiology of Pride, Tom Linden

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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 Masters 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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Fabrication and Cross-linking of L-Aspartic Acid Functionalized Poly(ester amide)-based Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Shuyu Liu

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Electrically Conductive Cotton Textile and Its Applications, Sicong Liu

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Highly Efficient Resource Allocation Techniques in 5G for NOMA-based Massive MIMO and Relaying Systems, Xin 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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Learning To Be Women: A Study of Adolescent Girls in Rural Ontario, Laura Lockhart

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A test of the effects of androgens on immunity: no relationship between 11-keto testosterone and immune performance in bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus), John W. Loggie

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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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Irruption: Placing Theology at the Centre of the Discourse on Church Amalgamation, John MacKenzie

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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

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Creating Context from Curiosity: The Role of Serendipity in the Research Process of Historians in Physical and Digital Environments, Kim Martin

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Understanding Views of Evidence in Public Health Practice and Decision Making in Ontario, Sara Masood

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Should I Stand By or Stand Up? Differences in Bullying Bystander Decision Making, Lyndsay Masters

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The Neurocognitive Underpinnings of Arithmetic in Children and Adults: Examining the Roles of Domain General and Domain Specific Abilities, Anna A. Matejko

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Radiomics for Response Assessment after Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer, Sarah A. Mattonen

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Evaluating the Effects of Patellofemoral Offset Changes and Trochlear Design in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Radiographic, Visual, and Topographical Analysis, Jacob Matz

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Femininity and Higher Education: Women at Ontario Universities, 1890 to 1920, Marilla McCargar

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Effects of an In-bed Resistance Exercise Program for Hospitalized High Risk Pregnant Women on Postpartum Functional Ability and Psychosocial Health, Charity McCarthy

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The Role of the Secondary Vice-principal and its Relationship with the Enactment of the Ontario Leadership Framework, Tracy McCarthy

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Parkin Misfolding, Dysfunction, and Degradation in Parkinson's Disease, Alexander S. McCarton

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Examining the role of ATRX in astrocytes, Haley McConkey

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The Cardiovascular Benefits of Regular Exercise in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and the Risk of Exercise-induced Hypoglycemia, Matthew W. McDonald

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Temperature-dependent alterations of brown adipose tissue metabolism during hibernation in the thirteen-lined ground squirrel, Ictidomys tridecemlineatus., Sarah V. McFarlane

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An Investigation of the Marketing Practices of Local Food Businesses in Southwestern Ontario, Mark D. McGregor

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A Study of the Relationships Between Empowerment, Decision-Making Style and Job Satisfaction in Female Middle Managers within Ontario's University Registrarial Units, Lee Ann C. McKivor

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Resiliency and Well-Being: Trajectories of Change over Time, Matthew McLarnon

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Non-invasive determination of vascular reactivity: a new approach to an important measure, Kaitlin M. McLay

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Evaluation of Food Effects on the Oral Pharmacokinetics of Rosuvastatin, Cheynne C. McLean

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Living Perception in Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Mary McLevey

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Utilizing untargeted metabolomics to characterize microbial communities and identify biomarkers of an unhealthy state, Amy McMillan

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Environmental heat and acute kidney injury in older adults: A matched case-control study, Rebecca K. McTavish

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Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure© : Constructing and Validating the short form, Shabnam Medhizadah

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Online Yoga-Based and Standard Exercises for Patients with a Rotator Cuff Injury Awaiting Surgery: A Feasibility Study, Dolly Mehta

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A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies into Practice: A Case Study in One Grade One Literacy Classroom, Xing Meng Ms.