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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Sensorless Rotor Position Estimation For Brushless DC Motors, Iram G. Raza

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Nurses' Workplace Social Capital: Development and Validation of a Self-report Questionnaire, Emily A. Read

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Exploring the Mobile Phone Digital Divide among Individuals Experiencing Mental Illness: A Secondary Analysis, Jefferey R. Reed

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The Effects of Reading Metaphor on Perceptual Distance Judgments, Jeffrey N. Reid

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The survival probability of beneficial de novo mutations in budding viruses, with an emphasis on influenza A viral dynamics, Jennifer NS Reid

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Joint Modelling in Liver Transplantation, Elizabeth M. Renouf

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Agora: A Knowledge Marketplace for Machine Learning, Mauro Ribeiro

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Mechanisms regulating stem cell phenotype in infantile hemangioma, Niamh Richmond

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Pharmacogenetics of Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease, Brian Robertson

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Linking Insight To Behaviour Change In A Life Coaching Intervention For Women, Tracy A. Robinson

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Etiology of Motor Vehicle Collision Fatalities in Urban and Rural Canada, James R. Roos

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Moduli space and deformations of special Lagrangian submanifolds with edge singularities, Josue Rosario-Ortega

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GLUCAN SYNTHASE-LIKE 8: A Key Player in Early Seedling Development in Arabidopsis, Behnaz Saatian

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Nucleoporin-mediated regulation of the Kcnq1ot1 imprinted domain, Saqib Sachani

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On Logarithmic Sobolev Inequality And A Scalar Curvature Formula For Noncommutative Tori, Sajad Sadeghi

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Controlled Delivery of Angiogenic and Arteriogenic Growth Factors from Biodegradable Poly(ester amide) Electrospun Fibers for Therapeutic Angiogenesis, Somiraa S. Said

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An Exploration of Service Needs for Adults who Live with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Armush Salahadin

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Wind Loading on Full-scale Solar Panels, Zeinab Samani

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Characterization and personalization of botulinum toxin type A therapy for upper limb tremor in Parkinson disease and Essential tremor patients using multi-sensor kinematic technology, Olivia Samotus

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Prevention of Murine Atherosclerosis with Bempedoic Acid, Joshua P. Samsoondar

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A Systems Approach to Modelling the Effects of Climate Change on Agroforestry: A Case Study in Western Tanzania, Elaine M. Samuel

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Can Applying a Gender Lens to Social Innovation Promote Women's Rights and Gender Equality?, Sarah Saska-Crozier

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The Impact of Prior Experience Employees’ Perceptions and Beliefs about Workplace Policies and Practices, Michael D. Saxton

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The Globalization of Healthcare: International Agreements & Ontario Academic Health Science Centres, Andrew D. Scarffe

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Reframing the Mammoth Steppe: Examining Mammoth Steppe Ecology Using Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopic Compositions of Megafauna Collagen, Rachel E. Schwartz-Narbonne

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Symbiotic: The Human Body and Constructs of Nature, Simone Sciascetti

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And the Men Returned: Canadian Veterans and the Aftermath of the Great War, Jonathan Scotland

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Use of Natural Instability For Enhancement of Flow Mixing in Annuli, Amirreza Seddighi

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"The Sense of An Ending": The Destabilizing Effect of Performance Closure in Shakespeare's Plays, Megan Lynn Selinger

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Dancing in the Dark: Sleep-dependent Motor Skill Memory Consolidation and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder, Valya Sergeeva

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Validation Strategies Supporting Clinical Integration of Prostate Segmentation Algorithms for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Maysam Shahedi Bagh Khandan

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The Spectral Variability of Astronomical PAHs, Matthew Shannon

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Probability Models for Health Care Operations with Application to Emergency Medicine, Azaz Bin Sharif

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Uniform Approximation on Riemann Surfaces, Fatemeh Sharifi

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Human Resource Management Practices and Performance: A General Systems Perspective, Duckjung Shin

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Disability and Return to Work Following Musculoskeletal Injury, Qiyun Shi

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Fractionation of cornstalk into cellulose and lignin for the production of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, Tao Shui

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"My friends, they are people to rely on": The social foundation of business in Ghana, Patrick D. Shulist

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The Relationship Between Executive Dysfunction and Criminality in Forensic Psychiatric and Correctional Populations, Erin J. Shumlich

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The Consequences of Oromandibular Dystonia on Communicative Participation: A Qualitative Study of the Insider's Experiences, Lauren Siegel

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Representations of Youth Crime in Canada: A Feminist Criminological Analysis of Statistical Trends, National Canadian Newspapers, and Moral Panics, Jennifer Silcox

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Testing for aggression and nestmate recognition in the eastern subterranean termite (Reticulitermes flavipes), Victoria K. Simkovic

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Truth Functions and Memory in English Language Learners, Eric Smiley Mr.

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Values of Hospital Chief Executive Officers in Ontario, Alexander Smith

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Evaluation of the UAV-Based Multispectral Imagery and Its Application for Crop Intra-Field Nitrogen Monitoring and Yield Prediction in Ontario, Yang Song

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Directors and Standards: The Problem of Insufficient Guidance, Nikolas Sopow

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Peace Dividend: The War Assets Corporation and the Disposal of Canada's Munitions and Supplies, 1943-1948, Alex Souchen

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Catalytic Conversion of Fructose, Glucose and Industrial Grade Sugar Syrups to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural, A Platform for Fuels and Chemicals, Sadra Souzanchi

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Social Barriers to Entry: Liquefied Natural Gas Import Terminals in the US from 2000 to 2013, Chethan D. Srikant

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Classifying music perception and imagination using EEG, Avital Sternin

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Victimization, Stress, and Psychological Well-being: An Analysis of the 2009 Canadian Victimization Survey, Bryce E. Stoliker

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Accessibility and Self-disclosure of the Journey Through Mental Health: Youth Sharing Their Lived Experience, Caryl-Anne Stordy

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Thin Skin, Jason Stovall

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Putative Pore-lining Residues and Intracellular Magnesium Influence Connexin50 Unitary Gap Junction Channel Conductance, Swathy Sudhakar

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Resolving Dilemmas in Canadian Class Actions by Reconsidering Private Law Principles, Stephanie Sugar

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Of the Last Verses in the Book: Old Age, Caregiving, and Early Modern Literature, Emily M. Sugerman

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Standing Up For Student Health: An Application Of The Health Action Process Approach For Reducing Student Sedentary Behavior., Wuyou -. Sui

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A Study of Risk Factors of School Disengagement: Evidence from the InterRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Instrument (ChYMH), Li Sun

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Insights from Unsupervised Clustering and Composite Spectral Analysis Into the Physical Properties Driving Emission and Absorption in Quasar UV/Optical Spectra, Aycha Tammour

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Estimation of Wind Hazard over Canada and Reliability-based Assignment of Design Wind Load, Qian Tang

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Cycloaddition Reactions of (Di)tetrelenes, Nada Yahya Tashkandi

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The influence of capacity and attitudes in the use of water quality citizen science and volunteer benthic monitoring in the freshwater management activities of Ontario’s Conservation Authorities, Sonja Teichert

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Regulation of Phosphatase and Tensin Homolog Expression and Activity by Transforming Growth-Factor Beta in the Trabecular Meshwork Cells: Implications for Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, Nikoleta Tellios

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Telomere length variation in preschool children: Associations with chronic family stress, maternal depression, and cortisol reactivity, Aditi Thakur

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Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: Predicting Recurrence, Kendra Thomas

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Helping the Transition Through Building New Friendships: A Psychological Perspective on Supporting International Students' Acculturation and Social Integration, Clint E. Thomson

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Beta blocker dialyzability and effectiveness in chronic hemodialysis patients, Alvin Tieu

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Tournant postcolonial francophone : nouvelles résistances et savoirs subalternes dissidents, Daniela G. Tomescu

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Oncolytic Virus Therapy for the Treatment of Metastatic Ovarian Cancer, Jessica Tong

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WebGL-Based Simulation of Bone Removal in Surgical Orthopeadic Procedures, Arezoo Tony

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Measuring engagement of the executive control network from 3 months of age, Michelle Tran

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Mitigation of Pesticide Toxicity by Food-Grade Lactobacilli, Mark E. Trinder

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The Effects of Manual Tooth Brushing on Parotid and Submandibular/Sublingual Gland Salivary Flow Rates in Healthy Young and Older Adults, Kristen M. Trottier

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Girls(') Speak: Criticality as Agency, AnnaLise Trudell

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Change in Preschoolers’ Health-Related Quality of Life Following the Implementation of a Childcare Physical Activity Intervention, Stephanie Truelove

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Assessing Climate Change Adaptation and Health in Coastal Cambodia: The Human-Environment Interaction, Mengieng Ung

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Characterization of microbial communities in the mammary glands and the influence of this microbiota on health and disease, Camilla Urbaniak

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Weather and Photoperiod Indices of Autumn and Winter Dabbling Duck Abundance in the Mississippi and Atlantic Flyways of North America, Lena M. Van Den Elsen

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The Real Housewives of Ancient Rome: Evidence for the Economic Contributions of Women, Sarah M. VanderPloeg

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Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleogeography of the Lower Cretaceous (Upper Albian) Peace River, Joli Fou and Pelican formations, northern Alberta, Canada, Kathleen Vannelli

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A History of Violence: 3000 Years of Interpersonal and Intergroup Conflicts from the Initial to the Early Colonial Periods in the Peruvian Central Coast. A Bioarchaeological Perspective, María del Carmen Vega Dulanto

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Soil Aquifer Treatment for wastewater reclamation in a high water demand society, Diego J. Velasquez

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New Chemistry of Donor-Acceptor Cycloalkanes and Studies Towards the Synthesis of Streptorubin B, Naresh Vemula

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Digging Deeper with Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy, Kyle J. Verdecchia

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Development and Initial Validation of Novel Multi-Planar Neck Strength Assessment and Neuromuscular Training Protocols, Theo H. Versteegh

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Squeeze Them in People's Eyes: Humor Styles in Adaptive and Maladaptive Contexts, Livia Veselka

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The Acrobatic Body in Ancient Greek Society, Jonathan R. Vickers

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Does Sleep Enhance the Consolidation of Implicitly Learned Visuo-Motor Sequence Learning?, Jeremy Viczko

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Exploring Science Teachers’ Self-Efficacy Perceptions to Teach in Ontario’s Diverse Classrooms: A Mixed-Methods Investigation, Mithila Vidwans

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Investigating Stromal Contributions to the Regulation of Cancer Progression, Krista M. Vincent

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Total Synthesis of (+)-nemorensic acid: En Route to (-)-callosine, Matthew R. Vriesen

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X-ray Populations in The Local Group: Insights with Hubble & Chandra, Neven Vulic

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Synaptic Plasticity and Neuromodulation at the Distal Apical Dendrites Of CA1 Pyramidal Cells In Vivo, Thy H. Vu

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Informed Decision Making During Pregnancy: Risk Consideration in Clinical Practice and Research, Kyoko Wada

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Madness in the Media: Understanding How People With Lived Experience Interpret Newspaper Headlines, Da Qing Wang

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Designing A Hybrid Experience: The Effect of Experience Structure on Consumers' Evaluations, Juan Wang

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Studying Both Direct and Indirect Effects in Predator-Prey Interaction, Xiaoying Wang

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Copper Indium Sulfide Quantum Dots for Light Selective Nanocomposite Thin Films and Solar Cell Applications, Harrison Ward

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Characterization of NUMB as a Regulator of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase, Ran Wei

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The Effects of Cognitive General Imagery Use on Tactical Decision-Making in Curling, Nicole Westlund Stewart