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:
Theses/Dissertations from 2015
The Effect of Cutting Blade Geometry and Material on Carbon Fiber Severing as Used in High-Volume Production of Composites, Michael Francis Anthony Adamovsky
Physical and Digital Disengagement Behaviours in the University Classroom, Emily M. Alexander
Novel Techniques For Investigating The Regulation Of Skeletal Muscle Hemodynamics, Baraa K. Al-Khazraji
Academic Literacies as Documenting Becoming Through Mixed Genre Texts, Ani Amirmooradian Malhami
Characterization of High-Pressure-Die-Cast Magnesium Alloy AM60, Hooman Baghaei Anaraki
Domestic Homicide Risk Factors: Rural and Urban Considerations, Victoria L. Banman
Toward epistemic empowerment of indigenous youth, Nazia Bano
Emotional and Spiritual Challenges of Aboriginal Foster Parents, Richelle L. Bird
Gamete Provision and Moral Responsibility, Reuven A. Brandt
TIMP3 Regulation of Macrophage Activation and Apoptosis, Michael S. Brock
Experiences of Newcomer Youth in the Home Environment, Mikaela Burgos Cando