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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Accommodating Complex Disabilities: Chronic Pain Disorders in the Canadian Workplace, Maia Abbas

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Organizations of Knowledge about the Orient in German and British Romanticism 1780-1820, Naqaa Abbas

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Application of Treated Oil Sands Drill Cuttings Waste in Micropiles Construction, Moustafa Ahmed Raafat Mohamed Aboutabikh

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Climbing Up Cloud Nine: Performance Enhancement Techniques for Cloud Computing Environments, Mohamed Abusharkh

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Gold Mineralisation at the FAT Deposit, Courageous Lake Greenstone Belt, Northwest Territories, Canada, Marcus A. Adam

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La identidad cultural a través del espacio urbano y arquitectónico en la Ciudad de México: el caso de la Villa de Guadalupe, Jamil Afana

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Mechanical Properties of Poly (vinyl alcohol) Based Blends and Composites, Nazanin Afghan

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Prohibited Practice: Drug Use, Harm Reduction and Benefit Enhancement in Toronto Rave Culture, Hilary Agro

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Piezoelectric Device for Measuring Shear Wave Velocity of Soils and Evaluation of Low and High Strain Shear Modulus, Saeed Ahmad

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Cannabinoid CB1 Transmission in the Mesolimbic Reward Pathway, Tasha Ahmad

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Saudi Women's Experiences Studying At Canadian Universities Through The King Abdullah Scholarship Program, Noor Abdulrhman Ahmed

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The Mechanism of Activation of Potassium Dependent and Potassium Independent Asparaginases from Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), Ebenezer Oluwafemi Ajewole

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Ginseng Polysaccharides Nanoparticles - Synthesis, Characterization, and Biological Activity, Kazi Farida Akhter

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A Critical Examination of Immigrant Integration: Experiences of Immigrants from Turkey to Canada, Guliz Akkaymak

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Biohydrogen and biomethane production from lignocellulosic biomass, Chinaza Okeoghene Akobi

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"I" am not "I" anymore: Negation, Doubling and Identity in Roman Polanski's The Tenant and Max Frisch's Stiller, Parastoo Alaeddini

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The Differential Effects of Connexin26 and Connexin43 in Modulating Epidermal Health in Response to UV Injury, Katanya C. Alaga

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Application of Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Algorithms for Haptic Teleoperation of Aerial Vehicles, Bandar Hulayyil Aldhafeeri

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A Digital Game Maturity Model, Saiqa Aleem

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An Incomplete Jigsaw Puzzle: A Narrative Study on Arab Refugees in Canada, Hawazin Yousef Alhawsaw

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Time-dependent behaviour of micro-tunneling construction in Queenston shale, Hayder Mohammed Salim Al-Maamori

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The Role of Forebrain Cholinergic Signalling In Regulating Hippocampal Function And Neuropathology, Mohammed Al-Onaizi

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An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Simulated Classroom-based Intervention on Concussion Rehabilitation Among Individuals with Persistent Post-Concussion Symptoms, Bedoor Alqenai

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Doped TiO2 Nanowires for Applications in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells and Sacrifical Hydrogen Production, Qasem Alsharari

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Constant-Envelope Multi-Level Chirp Modulation: Properties, Receivers, and Performance, Mohammad A. Alsharef

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On the Role of Mathematics in Scientific Representation, Saad Anis

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Environment and Health Perceptions in the Vicinty of Surface Mining Concessions in the Upper West Region of Ghana, Roger Antabe

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Dynamics of Discs in a Nematic Liquid Crystal, Alena Antipova

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A Study to Understand and Compare Evidence Based Practice Among Health Professionals Involved in Pain Management, Vanitha Arumugam

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A Mixed Methods Approach to Challenging Stigma at a Faculty of Education, Melanie-Anne P. Atkins

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Access to Care and the Impact of Inequality Among Individuals with a History of Mental Illness, Heather Atyeo

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A Novel Minimally Invasive Tumour Localization Device, Doran Avivi

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Particle Entrainment Studies From Dry and Wet Bed, Saber Ayatollahi

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State Space Modeling of Smart PV Inverter as STATCOM (PV-STATCOM) for Voltage Control in a Distribution System, Sridhar Bala Subramanian

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Anthropogenic particles in natural sediment sinks: Microplastics accumulation in tributary, beach and lake bottom sediments of Lake Ontario, North America, Anika M. Ballent

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Indicator Amino Acid Derived Estimates of Dietary Protein Requirement in Exercise-Trained Individuals, Arash Bandegan

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Structural and functional studies of the heptose modifying enzymes that play a role in Campylobacter jejuni virulence., Heba Soliman Barnawi

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Experimental Investigation of the Melting Behavior and the Transient Heat Transfer in a Phase Change Material (PCM), Mohammad A. Bashar

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Modelling the Impact of Climate Change on the Polar Bear Population in Western Hudson Bay, Nicole Bastow

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Assessment of Post-Treatment Imaging Changes Following Radiotherapy using Magnetic Susceptibility Techniques, Jean-Guy Belliveau

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Collective Contextual Anomaly Detection for Building Energy Consumption, Daniel Berhane Araya

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Very Pressing Television and Other Imaginary Things, Rebecca Erin Bernstein

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Health Information System Implementation in a Complex Acute Care Environment: A Sociotechnical Analysis, Maximillian D. Besworth

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Foster Parents Experiences with Conflict and Grief, Nadine L. Bilawski

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An Examination of Risk Factors Among Male Children and Youth with Complex Special Needs, Alshaba Shiraj Billawala

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Evolutionary History and Biological Regulation of CD93, Jack W D Blackburn

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Quantitative PET-CT Perfusion Imaging of Prostate Cancer, Adam R. Blais

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Christian Kitsch: A Preliminary Examination of Christian Materialism through Theological Aesthetics and Cultural Politics, Michael A. Bodkin

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Evaluating the interaction between buckwheat, Fagopyrum esculentum (Polygonaceae) and wireworm Agriotes sputator L. (Coleoptera: Elateridae), Yeritza L. Bohorquez

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Promoting Resiliency and Managing Behaviour: Evaluation of an On-line Foster Parent Training Program, Laura Bonnell

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Adquisición de los contrafactuales pasados en español: mapeo de formas – significados en las interfaces morfología – sintaxis – semántica – pragmática, Diana Patricia Botero Ibarra

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Posttraumatic Substance Use Disorders (PTSUD): Perceived Causal Relations between Trauma-Related Symptoms and Substance Use Disorders, Emily N. Boughner

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Social Factors Modulate Toxin (LICL)-Induced Conditioned Disgust Responses in Male Rats, Nathalie Boulet

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Granulation of Biochar for Soil Amendment, Breanna H. M. Bowden-Green

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An Investigation of the Role of Corporate Social Responsibility Features in Attracting and Retaining Employees, Nicholas L. Bremner

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A Genetic Test of a Model for Two Activities of Fushi Tarazu Protein in Drosophila Melanogaster, Alaa Briek

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Finding Your Way: Navigating Online News and Opinions, Charlotte Britten

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Thermal Modeling for Light Armored Vehicle, Marc-André H. Brooks

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Iron acquisition strategies employed by Staphylococcus lugdunensis, Jeremy R. Brozyna

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The Study of Nano-optics In Hybrid Systems, Marek J. Brzozowski

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Structure and Function Relationships between ATPase Family, AAA Domain Containing Protein 5, Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen, and USP1-Associated Factor 1, Tam T. Bui

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Photosynthetic acclimation to warming and elevated CO2 in two Antarctic vascular plant species, Vi NT Bui

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Microwave and Ultrasound Assisted Zeolitization of Coal Fly Ash, Syed Salman Raza Bukhari

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Perspectives on Teachers' Work in One Ontario Remote First Nation Community, Dawn V. Burleigh

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Los usos de la lectura realista: ficción y crítica, Dagoberto Caceres Aguilar

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Is Social Competence Achievable in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder?, Monica Caldeira

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Law and Abuse: Representations of Intimate Partner Homicide in Law Procedural Dramas, Jaime A. Campbell

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Girls, Rock Your Boys: Female Tribute Acts and the Reclamation of Rock, Sandra J. Canosa

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Dynamically Testing Graphical User Interfaces, Santo Carino

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Investigating the Role of Extracellular Matrix Proteins in Ovarian Folliculogenesis and Ovarian Cancer, Alexandra Carrier

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A comparison of solution methods for Mandelbrot-like polynomials, Eunice Y. S. Chan

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Simulation of Heterogeneous Colloidal Particles Immersed in Liquid Crystals, Setarehalsadat Changizrezaei

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Civilizational Imperatives: American Colonial Culture in the Islamic Philippines, 1899-1942, Oliver Charbonneau

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The Design and Synthesis of Ghrelin Analogues as Non‐Invasive GHS‐R1a Imaging Probes, Carlie L. Charlton

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Interactive Brain Tumor Segmentation with Inclusion Constraints, Danfeng Chen

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Antenatal Depressive Symptoms and Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy, Jerry Yu-Hsiang Chen

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International Student Mobility in Higher Education in China: Tensions between Policies and Practices, Kang Chen

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Lagoon Wastewater Effluent Impacts Stream Metabolism in Red River Tributaries, Chris T. Chesworth

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The Dark Side of Jealousy, Kristi A. Chin

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Glycosylation on Stromal Interaction Molecule-1 Ca2+ sensing region enhances Store Operated Ca2+ Entry, Yoo Jung Choi

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Dual-Credit Program Leadership and Student Engagement, Melanie A. Christian

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Examining the Food Networks of Small Businesses in a Food District and the Potential for Fostering Local Economic Development, Michael AR Clark

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Youth Education: Caregiver Perspectives, Kyle Cleversey

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Learning About Teaching Science: Improving Teachers' Practice Through Collaborative Professional Learning, Sarah E. Cloutier

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Aggression Among Children and Youth: An Examination of Service Allocation for Subtypes of Aggression, Kari-Ann Clow

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Understanding Collaborative Sensemaking for System Design — An Investigation of Musicians' Practice, Niall Conroy

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Establishing an In Vivo Model for Intratumoral Modulation Therapy for Glioblastoma Multiforme, Mitchell D. Cooper

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The Application of Clear Speech in Electrolaryngeal Speakers, Steven R. Cox

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Passive Acoustic Emissions in a V-blender, Allison Crouter

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Numerical Modelling of a Rotary Cement Kiln with External Shell Cooling Fans, Christopher M. Csernyei

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An Examination of the Emergence of the Queer Figure in North American Culture Using a Queer Marxist Theoretical Framework, Jade C.R. Da Costa

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Seismic Vulnerability of Buried Energy Pipelines in Northern Canada, Behrang Dadfar

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The Copyright Board and Tribunals Process: Users in the Balance, Louis J. D'Alton

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Three Essays in Empirical Finance and Corporate Governance, Chongyu Dang

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Drop Vertical Jump Landing Mechanics Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With and Without Lateral Extra-Articular Tenodesis, Michal Daniluk

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Predictors of Language Outcome for Children in the Ontario Infant Hearing Program, Olivia M. Daub

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No hay Sólo un Idioma, No hay Sólo una Voz: A Revisionist History of Chicana/os and Latina/os in Punk, Richard C. Davila

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Synthesis and Electrochemiluminescence of Thiophene Substituted Benzosiloles, Tyler J. B. Day

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Factors controlling the abundance, distribution, and composition of macroplastic and microplastic particles in tributary, beach, and benthic sediments of Lake Erie, Ontario, Bethany Dean

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A Gender-Sensitized Weight Loss and Healthy Lifestyle Program for Overweight and Obese Male Hockey Fans: Effects on Dietary Behaviours, Ashleigh De Cruz