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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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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Living Perception in Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Mary McLevey

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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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Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure© : Constructing and Validating the short form, Shabnam Medhizadah

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Online Yoga-Based and Standard Exercises for Patients with a Rotator Cuff Injury Awaiting Surgery: A Feasibility Study, Dolly Mehta

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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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The Biophysical Alterations to Pulmonary Surfactant during Lung Injury, Scott D. Milos

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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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Identification Of A Novel Interaction Between Integrin-Linked Kinase And Beta-Arrestin 1, Hannah E. Murphy-Marshman

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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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Innovating Two-Stage Concrete with Improved Rheological, Mechanical and Durability Properties, Manal F. Najjar

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Corticotropin releasing factor receptor type 1 signaling in epilepsy and traumatic brain injury, V V Chakravarthi Narla

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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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Maternal Nutrient Restriction with Fetal Growth Restriction in Guinea Pigs Impacts Brain Development and Neuroimaging Correlates in Neonatal Offspring, Catherine Nevin

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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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Controlled Guidance of Light in Large Area Flexible Optical Waveguide Sheets, Chloë O. Nicholson-Smith

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Ethos, William T. Nicolaou

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Development of Novel Anode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries, Mike A. Nieradko

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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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Input y FonF en la Adquisición de la Doble Negación en Español por Angloparlantes, Yolanda Pangtay Chang

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Molecular Characterization of the Potyviral First Protein (P1 Protein), Qiuyue Pan

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Neurosurgical Ultrasound Pose Estimation Using Image-Based Registration and Sensor Fusion - A Feasibility Study, Utsav Pardasani

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

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Essays on Human Capital and Inequality, Youngmin 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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Contribution of the Primate Frontal Cortex to Eye Movements and Neuronal Activity in the Superior Colliculus, Tyler R. Peel

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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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Emplacement of the Foy, Hess and Pele Offset Dykes at the Sudbury impact structure, Canada, Eric A. Pilles

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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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Giant Beaver (Castoroides) Palaeoecology Inferred from Stable Isotopes, Tessa Plint

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

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The Role of GABA Signalling in Lung Macrophage Immune Response, Jacob W. Poirier

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Inpatient versus Outpatient Total Hip Arthroplasty, Michael Pollock

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From Dispossession to the Grotesque: Deterritorializing Human Identity in Cobra, El obsceno pájaro de la noche and The Unnamable, Sandra Paola Preciado

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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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Cost-Effectiveness of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) versus Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty (ALT) in Uncontrolled Open Angle Glaucoma Patients having at least One Full Previous SLT: An Economic Evaluation Alongside an Ongoing Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial, Muhammad Rakibuz-Zaman