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

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Is Online Motor Control Really Impaired In Parkinson's Disease?, Kate E. Merritt

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Service Providers' Perspectives on Muslim Women's Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence, Asra Milani

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Exploring the Working-Lives of Unemployed and Underemployed Teachers in Ontario, Michael W. Mindzak

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Hidden Markov Model Based Intrusion Alert Prediction, Udaya Sampath Karunathilaka Perera Miriya Thanthrige

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Children's Physical Activity and the Built Environment: The Impact of Neighbourhood Opportunities and Contextual Environmental Exposure, Christine A. Mitchell

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Hybrid Magneto-Rheological Actuators for Human Friendly Robotic Manipulators, Masoud Moghani

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Doing Justice to Justice? Entanglements with Hegemony and Transitional Justice, Surer Q. Mohamed

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Polymeric Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery Applications, Leena Mohammed

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First-Responders and Emergency Department Healthcare Provider Interactions During Emergency Situations: A Grounded Theory Study, Jennifer A. Mohaupt

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Emphatic Tension, Mina Moosavipour

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Essays on Human Capital Complementarities, Hiroaki Mori

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Not In "Isolation": Joy Division and Cultural Collaborators in Popular Music, Briana E. Morley

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An Assessment of Sedentary Time Among Undergraduate Students at an Urban Canadian University, Marc S. Moulin

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Engineered quantum dots for EVA nanocomposite films and TiO2 photocatalysts, Md Abdul Mumin

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Using an Aerial Drone to Examine Lateral Movement in Sweep Rowers, Joseph S. Munn

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Testing the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide in Community - Residing Older Adults, Dorian Murariu

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Leadership, Nursing, and Patient Safety Within a Hospital-based Learning Organization, Lara Murphy

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Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome, Patrick B. Murphy

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Data Smoothing Techniques: Historical and Modern, Lori L. Murray

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis Progression and Responses to Radiotherapy, Donna H. Murrell

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Analysis and Design Procedure for Liquid-Filled Conical Tanks Under Seismic Loading, Ahmed Musa

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Intonation et contact de langues: Le cas de l’intonation du français parlé à Rivière-La-Paix, Alberta, Diverson Mzemba

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Bacteria-Phage Models with a Focus on Prophage as a Genetic Reservoir, Alina Nadeem

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Evaluating Loyalty Programs with Endogenous Redemption, Mihaela Alina Nastasoiu

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Hydrothermal Liquefaction of High-Water Content Biomass and Waste Materials for the Production of Biogas and Bio-Crude Oil, Laleh Nazari

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The Development And Application Of A Statistical Shape Model Of The Human Craniofacial Skeleton, Mark A C Neuert

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The Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations: An Examination of the Decision Making Patterns in these Cases at the Supreme Court of Canada, Jason D. Newman

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Ethos, William T. Nicolaou

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Coordinated Autonomic Managers for Energy Efficient Date Centers, Forough Norouzi

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The neuroprotective effects of endurance training on the aging brain, Katelyn Norton

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Cosmography and Topography: A Comparison of André Thevet’s "Les Singularités de la France Antarctique" and Jean de Léry’s "Histoire d’un Voyage Faict en la Terre du Brésil", Driton Nushaj

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Constraining the Formation and Alteration of Sudbury Breccia, Ontario, Canada: Implications for Footwall Cu-Ni-PGE Exploration, Jonathan W. O'Callaghan

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On the Internet by Means of Popular Music: The Cases of Grimes and Childish Gambino, Kristopher R. K. Ohlendorf

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Factors Associated with Disclosure of Domestic Violence at the Workplace, Laura Olszowy

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Acute Kidney Injury Biomarkers: A Prospective Cohort Study In Urological Patients, Daniel Olvera-Posada

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Treatment of Landfill Waste, Leachate and Landfill Gas: Modelling/Simulation and Experimental Studies, Hecham M. Omar

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Alternate Academy: Investigating the Use of Open Educational Resources by Students at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, Daniel Onaifo

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Domestic Homicide and Homicide-Suicide in the Older Population, Brianna L. O'Neil

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Ethics for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Finding Education in Poetics, Peggy M. O'Neil

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Numerical Investigation Of Full Scale Thunderstorm Downbursts: A Parametric Study And Comparison To Meteorological Model, Christopher Oreskovic

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Direct Conversion of Wet Microalgae and Oleaginous Yeast to Biodiesel Using Ionic Liquids, Valerie Orr

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Assessment Narratives: The Affordances of Video Inquiry for Formative Assessment of Multiliteracies, Mary C. Ott

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Self-assembled copper nanoparticle superlattices on graphene thin films, Tianhao Ouyang

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Real Estate Investment Trusts In Canada, Samita Pachai

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Stages to Learn: Trees as a Restorative Amenity In and Around Schools, Eli Paddle

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Cobalt Mediated Oxidative Cyclizations: The Diastereoselective Synthesis of trans-Tetrahydrofuran Rings, Cory D.N. Palmer

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Polymer System and Molding Techniques for Surgical Training Models, Daniel J. Park

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The Inner Gaseous Disks Of Herbig Be Stars, Parshati Patel

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Inter- and intra-annual C and N isotopic variability of C3 and C4 grasses in a temperate-humid dune environment, Roshni R. Patel

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Automated Control Flaw Generation Procedure: Cheakamus Dam Case Study, Bogdan Pavlovic

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A Pure Representationalist Account of Belief and Desire, Stephen Pearce

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"Support for sisters please": Comparing the Online Roles of al-Qaeda Women and their Islamic State Counterparts, Hillary Peladeau

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The Cytoplasmic Domain of Membrane-type 1 Matrix Metalloproteinase is Required for its Survival-Promoting, but not its Migration-Promoting Function in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells, Jacob JH Pelling

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The Constellations of Empiricism, New Science, and Mind in Hobbes, Locke, and Hume, Lisa Pelot

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The impact of surgical technique on coronal plane motion in total knee arthroplasty, Kevin I. Perry

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Assessing Decision-Making Capacity After Severe Brain Injury, Andrew Peterson

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An exploration of the relationship between strategic renewal and occupational identity, Krista L. Pettit

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Rhetorical Ductus in Chaucerian Ekphrasis, Emily Laura Pez

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The Role of Postural Stability and Other Factors in Distal Radius Fracture, Sheena Saju Philip

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Hyperpolarized 3He Magnetic Resonance Imaging Phenotypes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Damien Pike

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Gait Real-Time Analysis Interactive Lab: Reliability and Validity of Knee Angles and Moments in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis, Ryan Pinto

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Item Properties and the Validity of Personality Assessment, Rachel A. Plouffe

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Inpatient versus Outpatient Total Hip Arthroplasty, Michael Pollock

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Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness of a Locking Versus Non-Locking Fixation Plate in Medial Opening Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy, Codie Primeau

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Automated Impact Crater Detection and Characterization Using Digital Elevation Data, Ian M. Pritchard

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A Corpus-based Comparison between the Academic Word List and the Academic Vocabulary List, Huamin Qi

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Effect of Modified Corn Starch Ingestion on Soccer Skills and Physical/Cognitive Performance During a Simulated Soccer Game, Manuel D. Quinones

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Category Learning in Older Adulthood: Understanding and Reducing Age-Related Deficits, Rahel R. Rabi

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Exploring the regulation and function of epithelial-mesenchymal plasticity in ovarian cancer spheroids, Samah Rafehi

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A Sequence of Symmetric Bézout Matrix Polynomials, Leili Rafiee Sevyeri

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What governs star formation in galaxies? A modern statistical approach, Sahar Rahmani

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Study of Infectious Diseases by Mathematical Models: Predictions and Controls, SM Ashrafur Rahman

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Dicke’s Superradiance in Astrophysics, Fereshteh Rajabi

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Application of Natural Convection for Photovoltaic Cooling and Photocatalytic Disinfection, Usman J. Rajput

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Parametric Study of Vertical Ground Loop Heat Exchangers for Ground Source Heat Pump Systems, Abdelrahman S. Ramadan

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Improvements to Tracking Pedestrians in Video Streams Using a Pre-trained Convolutional Neural Network, Marjan Ramin