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 2011

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The Effects of Superovulation and Embryo Culture on Genomic Imprinting in a Mouse Model System, Brenna A. M. Velker

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Rethinking Justice in Transitional Justice: An Examination of the Mãori Conception and Customary Mechanism of Justice, Stephanie Vieille

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Students' Experiences Within a Community-Based Orchestral Music Education Program: A Phenomenological Exploration, Leigh C. Walter

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Double Helical Hydrogen-Bonded AAA-DDD Complexes and Supramolecular Polymers, Hong-Bo Wang

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Dissociable and Dynamic Components of Cognitive Control: A Developmental Electrophysiological Investigation, Matthew Waxer

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International Chinese and Canadian Students' Experiences of Internationalization at a Canadian University, Linda J. Weber

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A Rawlsian Idea of Deliberative Democracy, Angela D. White

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Judging Covers by Their Books: Malleable Attractiveness Appraisals in Response to Belongingness Feedback, Christopher J. Wilbur

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Overwintering energetics of Lepidoptera: the effects of winter warming and thermal variability., Caroline M. Williams

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Hemodynamics in the Stenosed Carotid Bifurcation with Plaque Ulceration, Emily Y. Wong

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Continued Sport Participation and the Negotiation of Constraints, Laura Wood

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Socially Responsible Investment in a Changing World, Desheng Wu

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Study of Malaria Transmission Dynamics by Mathematical Models, Yanyu Xiao

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Essays on International Trade, Kai Xu

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From Marriage Revolution to Revolutionary Marriage: Marriage Practice of the Chinese Communist Party in Modern Era, 1910s-1950s, Wei Xu

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Fault Location and Incipient Fault Detection in Distribution Cables, Zhihan Xu

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Microrheology and microstructure of poly(vinyl alcohol)-based physical gels, Nan Yang

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Architecture Supporting Computational Trust Formation, Chern Har Yew

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Supercritical Water Gasification of Biomass & Biomass Model Compounds, Emhemmed A.E.A Youssef

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Role of Rac1 in myocardial TNF-alpha expression in sepsis, Ting Zhang

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Regulation of G Protein Signaling by GoLoco Motif Containing Proteins, Peishen Zhao

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Synthesis and Characterization of One- and Two-Dimensional Novel Nanomaterials, Yu Zhong

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Semantic Privacy Policies for Service Description and Discovery in Service-Oriented Architecture, Diego Zuquim Guimaraes Garcia

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Assessment of Occupational Competence in Dementia: Identifying Key Components of Cognitive Competence and Examining Validity of the Cognitive Competency Test, Briana M. Zur

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Motion Coordination of Aerial Vehicles, Abdelkader Abdessameud

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Addressing Computational Complexity of Electromagnetic Systems Using Parameterized Model Order Reduction, Majid Ahmadloo

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Spatial and Temporal Risk Assessment for Water Resources Decision Making, Shohan S. Ahmad

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The Effect of Particle Size on Hydrolysis and Modeling of Anaerobic Digestion, Saad Aldin

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Holomorphic k-differentials and holomorphic approximation on open Riemann surfaces, Nadya Askaripour

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Cross-sectional Morphology and Mechanical Loading in Plio-Pleistocene Hominins: Implications for Locomotion and Taxonomy, Michele M. Bleuze Ms.

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This Tract of Land: North Buxton, Ontario, 1873-1914, Claudine Y. Bonner

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Graphomania: Composing Subjects in Late-Victorian Gothic Fiction and Technology, Gregory D. Brophy

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Outlawry and the Experience of the (Im)possible: Deconstructing Biopolitics, Mary J. Bunch

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Mental Blocks: The behavioural effects and neural encoding of obstacles when reaching and grasping, Craig S. Chapman

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Nickel-based Catalysts for Gasification of Glucose in Supercritical Water, Muhammad Badrul Islam Chowdhury

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Kant and the Fact of Reason, Kenneth KH Chung

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Descending Central Series of Free Pro-p-Groups, German A. Combariza

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Parenting at Midnight: Measuring Parents' Thoughts and Strategies to Help Young Children Sleep Through the Night, Aimee J. Coulombe

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Cambodian National Education Policy: Global Wants and/or Local Needs?, Kelly T. Crowley Dr.

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Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic Uses of Mesna, Murray J. Cutler

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Surface Modifications of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) for Biological Application of Microfluidic Devices, Jessica M. Dechene

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Mutations et glissements du roman francais au roman africain francophone., Ibrahima Bano Diallo

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Wake Dynamics and Passive Flow Control of a Blunt Trailing Edge Profiled Body, Lakshmana Sampat Doddipatla

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Credit Default Swaps - Essays on Model and Market Efficiency, Muhammad F. Farooqi

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Object and Relations Uncertainty: Two Components of Perceived Environmental Uncertainty, Anthony Francolini

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Advanced Topics on State Complexity of Combined Operations, Yuan Gao

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Fall-Related Stigma in Older Adulthood: A Mixed Methods Approach to Understanding the Influence of Stigma on Older Adults' Reported Attitudes and Behaviours Regarding Falls, Heather M. Hanson

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Arithmetic Units for the Elliptic Curve Cryptography with Concurrent Error Detection Capability, Arash Hariri

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Effects of acute synchronous whole-body vibration exercise, Tom J. Hazell

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The Lotus japonicus cytokinin receptor gene family and its role in nitrogen-fixing symbiosis, Mark A. Held

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Numerical Assessment of Roof Panel Uplift Capacity under Wind Load, Weixian He

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The Holocene Paleolimnology of Lake Superior, Ayumi Hyodo

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Part I: Synthesis of Pyrrolo[1,2-A]Indoles Part II: Studies Towards Arboflorine, Michael B. Johansen

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The Professional Master's Occupational Therapist: Developing an Emerging Professional Identity, Bonny F. Jung

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Simulation-based Valuation and Counterparty Exposure Estimation of American Options, Kin Hung Kan

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Controlled Delivery of Serp-1 Protein from Poly(vinyl alcohol) Hydrogel, Karen L. Kennedy

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The Health of Ontario’s Transgender Communities: Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Depression, "Do-It-Yourself" Transitions, and Health Effects of Cross-Sex Hormones and Surgeries, Nooshin Khobzi

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Structural insights into DNA replication and lesion bypass by Y family DNA polymerases, Kevin N. Kirouac

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Cross-Sector Models of Collaboration for Social Innovation, Marlene J. Le Ber

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Options Under Uncertainty: An Empirical Investigation of Patterns of Commitment in Display Technologies in the Flat Panel TV Set Industry, Derek Lehmberg

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A Stakeholder Generated Conceptualization for Successful Return to Work Outcome Evaluation: A Concept Mapping Approach, Rhysa Leyshon

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Virtual and Augmented Reality Techniques for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Interventions: Concept, Design, Evaluation and Pre-clinical Implementation, Cristian A. Linte

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Atomic Force Microscopy for Better Probing Surface Properties at Nanoscale: Calibration, Design and Application, Yu Liu

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Characterizing and Diagnosing Architectural Degeneration of Software Systems from Defect Perspective, Zude Li

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Incentives for Optimal Allocation of HIV Prevention Resources, Monali M. Malvankar

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Regulation of DNA Damage Processing by Covalent Modification of Thymine DNA Glycosylase, Ryan D. Mohan

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Response of a Two-Story Residential House Under Realistic Fluctuating Wind Loads, Murray J. Morrison

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The Evolution of the Retail Landscape, Mathew Novak

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Causality and Similarity in Autobiographical Event Structure: An Investigation Using Event Cueing and Latent Semantic Analysis, Christopher M. O'Connor

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Toronto the Green: Pollution Probe and the Rise of the Canadian Environmental Movement, Ryan Ernest O'Connor

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The Information Practices of People Living with Depression: Constructing Credibility and Authority, Tami Oliphant

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Feeling, Impulse and Changeability: The Role of Emotion in Hume's Theory of the Passions, Katharina A. Paxman

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The Ethics of Humanitarian Intervention, Amanda J. Porter

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Collision Detection and Merging of Deformable B-Spline Surfaces in Virtual Reality Environment, Harish Pungotra

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Improvements in Cardiac Spect/CT for the Purpose of Tracking Transplanted Cells, Eric Sabondjian

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Occasioning Dialogic Spaces of Innovation: The pan-Canadian EHR, Infoway and the Re-Scripting of Healthcare, Akbar M. Saeed

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Catalytic Steam Gasification of Biomass Surrogates: A Thermodynamic and Kinetic Approach, Enrique Salaices

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A New Signal Processing Approach to Study Action Potential Content in Sympathetic Neural Signals, Aryan Salmanpour

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Identification of Regions Responsible for the Open Conformation of S100A10 Using Chimaeric S100A11/S100A10 Proteins, Liliana Santamaria-Kisiel

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Stopover biology of migratory landbirds in a heavily urbanized landscape, the New York metropolitan area, Chad L. Seewagen

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The Problem of Katholou (Universals) in Aristotle, Riin Sirkel

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Mitotic Regulation of Protein Kinase CK2, Nicole A. St. Denis

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The role of the Mcm2 subunit in regulating the activities of the Mcm2-7 helicase, Brent E. Stead

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The Burdens of Body's Beauty: Pre-Raphaelite Representations of the Body in William Morris's the Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems (1858) and Algernon Swinburne's Poems, Thomas A. Steffler

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Regulation of Akt and Wnt signalling by the dopamine D2 receptor and metabotropic glutamate receptor 2/3, Laurie P. Sutton

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Physical Function During Performance-Based Tasks and Throughout Daily Life. Is It Different Across Levels of Frailty?, Olga Theou

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Perception meets action: fMRI and behavioural investigations of human tool use, Kenneth F. Valyear

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Asbestos, Quebec: The Town, the Mineral, and the Local-Global Balance Between the Two, Jessica J. van Horssen

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La Crónica De Potosí Y Sus Milagros: Complejidad Cultural Y Modelación De Relaciones Simbólicas, Shiddarta Vasquez Cordoba

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Mapping the Flip Angle in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using the Accelerated 3D Look-Locker Sequence, Trevor P. Wade

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Employment of Returnees and the Performance of Multinational Subsidairies in China, Huanglin Wang

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The Development and Validation of an Expertise Development Model for Sport Coaches, Melissa L. Wiman

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Social Determinants of Mental Health and Well-Being among Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, Susan Wingert

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Survival Analysis of Microarray Data With Microarray Measurement Subject to Measurement Error, Juan Xiong

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Model Selection with Information Criteria, Changjiang Xu

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Ontological View-driven Semantic Integration in Open Environments, Yunjiao Xue

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The roles of nitric oxide synthases (NOS) in endochondral bone formation, Qian Yan

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Cost-efficient Variable Selection Using Branching LARS, Li Hua Yue

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A Step towards Continuous Production of NaY Zeolite in Amorphous Silica Particles using a Dry Process, Syed Sameen Ali Zaidi

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Cardiac Adaptation To Chronic Blockade Of Voltage-Gated, L-Type Calcium Channels In The Sarcolemma, Ji Zhou