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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Sub-Inhibitory Antibiotics Enhance Virulence, Persistence, and Pathogenesis of Uropathogens, Lee W. Goneau

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Community Physiotherapy and Chronic Disease Self-Management for Rural Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Laura J. Graham

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“Soldiers First”: The Evolution of Training for Peacekeeping in the Canadian Forces, 1956-2000, Trista L. Grant-Waddell

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Deep Learning via Stacked Sparse Autoencoders for Automated Voxel-Wise Brain Parcellation Based on Functional Connectivity, Céline Gravelines

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The Effects of Age and Long-Term Endurance Training on VO2 Kinetics, Tyler M. Grey

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Spatial and state-dependent effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation of prefrontal cortex in non-human primates, Chao Gu

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The Effects of Atypical Protein Kinase C on TGFβ Signalling, Adrian D. Gunaratne

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Mechanism of Dissolution of High Valence Lead Oxides in Water Under Depleting Chlorine Conditions, Daoping Guo

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A Molecular Simulation Study on Micelle Fragmentation and Wetting in Nano-Confined Channels, Mona Habibi

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Design and Development of a Surgical Robot for Needle-Based Medical Interventions, Mostafa Hadavand

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Transitioning to Motherhood After Trauma: Interacting With the Healthcare System, Karen E. Haines

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Executive Dysfunction: A Contributor to Subtypes of Violence or General Criminality?, Megan B. Hancock

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Statistical Applications in Wildfire Management and Prediction, Lengyi Han

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Tournaments, Rankings, and Time Crunches: Exploring the use of Competition Technologies in the Classroom, Cortney Hanna

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Economic Evaluation of Potential Applications of Gene Expression Profiling in Clinical Oncology, Malek Hannouf

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Assessing and responding to parental alienation cases: Does gender matter in Canadian court decisions?, Bryanne M. Harris

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From Their Perspective: How Adolescents and Young Adults Experience and Conceptualize Life and Occupation Surrounding Parental Divorce or Separation, Laura R. Hartman

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Adaptive Edge-guided Block-matching and 3D filtering (BM3D) Image Denoising Algorithm, Mohammad Mahedi Hasan

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New Opportunities in Digital Archaeology: The Use of Low-Cost Photogrammetry for 3D Documentation of Archaeological Objects from Banks Island, NWT, Colleen Haukaas

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Contextual Anomaly Detection Framework for Big Sensor Data, Michael Hayes

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‘First Among Equals:’ The Development of Preponderant Federalisms in Upper Canada and Ontario to 1896, Daniel H. Heidt

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Exposure to Environmental Contaminants and Stress as Determinants of Health in Three Communities: Walpole Island and Attawapiskat First Nations and Naivasha, Kenya, Deirdre Phaedra Henley

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Producing Undecidability: Placing History in the Work of Jacques Rancière, Scott Herder

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Unmasking the Protester: The Meanings and Myths of Collective Civil Resistance Movements in African American and Polish Postresistance Prose Fiction, Agnieszka Herra

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Functional role of the striatum in stimulus-response learning: Evidence from functional MRI and patients with Parkinson's disease, Nole M. Hiebert