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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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

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Theorizing 'Transitional Justice', David Anton Hoogenboom

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Developmental associations of self-reported body mass and depressive symptoms: A longitudinal examination of the transition from adolescence to young adulthood, Setareh Hooshmand

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A Comparative Analysis of Neoliberal Education Reform and Music Education in England and Ontario, Canada, Stephanie Horsley

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Nitrate sources and lake response in high elevation lakes, Uinta Mountains, Utah, Beth J. Hundey

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Signaling Events During Extraembryonic Endoderm Differentiation, Jason Taek Ki Hwang

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The hydrodynamic behavior of an inverse liquid-solid circulating fluidized bed, Amin Jaberi

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Essays on Portfolio Optimization, Simulation and Option Pricing, Zhibo Jia

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Computing and Approximation Methods for the Distribution of Multivariate Aggregate Claims, Tao Jin

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A Bayesian Model of Stress Assignment in Reading, Olessia Jouravlev

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Employee Voice and Recipients' Appraisals/Reactions: The Effects Of Speech Style, Voice Type, and Voicer Status, Yongsuhk Jung

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Targeted Proteomics of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells, Kevin Gregory Kania

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Use of Microsoft Kinect in a dual camera setup for action recognition applications, Omar Ghassan Kayal

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Tip-Enhances Raman Spectroscopy, Enabling Spectroscopy at the Nanoscale, Nastaran Kazemi Zanjani

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Investigating Risk Factors for Pediatric Opioid Morbidity and Mortality, Lauren E. Kelly