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 2013

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The Hippocampus Participates in a Pharmacological Rat Model of Absence Seizures, Justin Andrew Arcaro

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What Canada Read/Red: A Content Media Analysis of the Montreal Olympic Games and the Soviet Union as Reported in the Montreal Gazette and The Globe and Mail, Joshua F. Archer

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A Dual-Rate Model Predictive Controller for Fieldbus Based Distributed Control Systems, Mohammad Arif Hossain

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Ancient DNA in Archaeologically Charred Zea Mays L: Prospects and Limitations, Chelsey Geralda Denise Armstrong

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Tough But Fair: The Moderating Effects of Target Status on the Relation Between Social Dominance Orientation and Fairness, Joel Armstrong

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A Pilot Study To Investigate Concerns In Patients Undergoing Neck Dissection Surgery, Daniel Sundar Raj Arulananda Doss

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Robotics-Assisted Needle Steering for Percutaneous Interventions: Modeling and Experiments, Ali Asadian

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Role of iNOS in septic pulmonary microvascular endothelial cell activation, Zahra Asad

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A Comprehensive Study of Cd(II) Removal from Aqueous Solution via Adsorption and Solar Photocatalysis, Samindika Athapaththu

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A system dynamics approach to water resources and food production in the Gambia, Jordan T. Atherton

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Traumatic Injury in vitro Elicits JNK-mediated Human Astrocyte Retraction, but Spares Cerebrovascular Endothelial Cells, Claudia Augustine

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Thermal adaptation of life history traits in the Drosophila melanogaster group, Christopher James Austin

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Variability in Characteristics of Ground Motions Across North America, Alireza Babaie Mahani

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Ratio-based Edge Detection Inspired Speckle Reducing Anisotropic Diffusion, Asaduzzaman Babu

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An Exploration of the Relationships between Markers of Social Status and Position and HIV Risk Behaviours in African, Caribbean, and Other Black Populations, Shamara M. Baidoobonso

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The atmospheric chemistry of magnetic Bp stars, Jeffrey D. Bailey

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Core Formation in Partially Ionized Magnetic Molecular Clouds, Nicole D. Bailey

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Somatosensory stimulation modulates heart rate variability changes induced by isometric handgrip exercise, Jacquie Baker

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The Ontario Leadership Framework and Leadership Interactions in a Sustained Working Group in Ontario Education, Daniel Ballantyne

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Circadian rhythms in reward and underlying neural circuits, Ricardo M. Baltazar

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Resolving the Genetic Etiology of Hypercholesterolemia in Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia, Mary A. Bamimore

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Enunciation and Plurilingualism in the Francophone and Anglophone African Novel, Ndeye F. Ba

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Process-Structure Relationships of Magnesium Alloys, Arindam Banerjee

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Precast Deck Joints using FRP and Ultra-High Performance Concrete, Augustine K. Banson

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Effects of Additive Modification on Flow Properties of Fine Coating Particles, Danni Bao