This online database contains the full-text of PhD dissertations and Masters’ theses of Wilfrid Laurier University students from 1982 forward. These documents are made available for personal study and research purposes only, in accordance with the Canadian Copyright Act and the Creative Commons license—CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivative Works). Under this license, works must always be attributed to the copyright holder (original author), cannot be used for any commercial purposes, and may not be altered. Any other use would require the permission of the copyright holder. Students can choose to withdraw their dissertation and/or thesis from this database. For additional inquiries, please contact the repository administrator via e-mail or by telephone at 519-884-0710 ext. 2073.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Utilizing Ground-Penetrating Radar to Estimate the Spatial Distribution of Snow Depth over Lake Ice in Canada’s Sub-Arctic, Alicia Pouw

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“To be involved in a meaningful way”: Mobilizing Indigenous Knowledge in Environmental Monitoring Practices in Northern Ontario, Alanna Robbins

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WILDLIFE VALUE ORIENTATIONS AND RECREATION CONFLICT: A FOCUS ON HUNTERS AND NON-HUNTERS IN ALBERTA, CANADA, Yuvana Sequeira

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Does air pollution cause residents of New Delhi, India to migrate internationally?, Snigdha Basu

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Exploring Visitor Perceptions and Behaviours Related to Ticks and Lyme Disease Risk in an Ontario Protected Area, Ryan Brady

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Adaptive capacity and mobility in the Bahamas: Examining the social costs of displacement in response to Hurricane Dorian, Kearney Coupland

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Coastal Landform Change Influences on Endangered Five-Lined Skink Distribution at Northwest Beach, Point Pelee National Park, Canada, Evan Fortushniok

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EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DROUGHT AND POPULATION CHANGE ON THE NORTH AMERICAN GREAT PLAINS, 1970-2010, George Heath

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Changes in lake drainage in the western Canadian Arctic, Dilshan Kariyawasam and Philip Marsh Dr

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ALPINE SHRUB TUNDRA WATER STORAGE AND RUNOFF DYNAMICS IN THE MACKENZIE MOUNTAINS, SAHTÚ TERRITORY, NT, Geoffrey Kershaw

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Walking in Both Worlds: Learning about Youth Priorities and Indigenous Food Sovereignty with Délįnę’s Youth Council, Neala MacLeod Farley

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'Indirect Pathways Into Practice': Philippine Internationally Educated Nurses and Their Entry Into Ontario's Nursing Profession, Lualhati Marcelino

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BEE CITIES AND MORE-THAN-HUMAN COMMUNITIES: PROTECTING POLLINATORS IN THE ANTHROPOCENE, Jennifer Marshman

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Lake Huron Shoreline Analysis, Shubham Satish Nandanwar

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Agent-based Modelling and Big Data: Applications for Maritime Traffic Analysis, Marc SIRIZZOTTI

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Changing Snowmelt Conditions in the Western Canadian Arctic, Matthew Y. T. Tsui

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Characterizing Boreal Shield Lakes and Catchments to Predict Dissolved Organic Carbon Concentration and Composition in Relation to Safe Drinking Water Sources with Minimal Disinfection By-Products, Jordyn Atkins

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Enhancing Harvester Safety and Traditional Food Access through Participatory Mapping with the Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation of Kakisa, Northwest Territories, Neomi Jayaratne

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Evaluating employees’ experiences in implementing COVID-19 Safety Protocols in Ontario parks, Jessica Kaatz

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Change detection and landscape similarity comparison using computer vision methods, Karim Malik Wilfrid Laurier University

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Collaboration, Knowledge-Sharing and Natural Hazard Risk Management in the Greater Pinery Provincial Park Region, Madeline McFadden

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Containment & COVID-19 in the Settler State: Indigenous Incarceration and Immigration Detention in Canada and Australia, Kate Motluk

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Park Agency Social Media Communication During the COVID-19 Crisis, Raluca Oprean

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The politics of the visible/invisible border: Canada's responses and (in)actions towards refugee claimants' protection, Monica Romero

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Characterization of Micronutrient Dependent Growth by Several Temperate Freshwater Phytoplankton, Purnank Shah

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Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gases from Liquid Dairy Manure, Vera Sokolov

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Drivers and Consequences of Alnus Alnobetula (Green Alder) Distribution at the Taiga-Tundra Ecotone of the Northwest Territories, Cory Wallace

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DEVELOPING POPULATION CONTROL STRATEGIES FOR WILD BOAR MANAGEMENT IN CANADA, Amanda Wong

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A Spatial Perspective on Decarbonization Efforts: A Comparative Analysis of Japan and Singapore’s Decarbonization Strategies, Michelle Rio Yoshida

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Beyond a Mapping Exercise: Inclusion of Aboriginal Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Parks and Protected Areas Management, David Cook

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PROJECTING SPATIAL CHANGES IN SUGAR MAPLE SAP FLOW REGIMES IN A CHANGING CLIMATE, Holly Crawford

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Characterizing the hydrological function of treed bogs in the zone of discontinuous permafrost, Brenden Disher

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Hydrogen peroxide: A grower’s best friend?, Mitchell Eicher-Sodo

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Reconstructing Hydrologic Conditions and Metals Supplied by the Peace River to the Peace-Athabasca Delta, Jelle André Faber

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Impact of seismic lines on the hydrology of wetlands in the discontinuous permafrost zone, southwestern Northwest Territories, Angela Hamilton

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Investigating diel, seasonal, and interannual variability of dissolved and particulate stable carbon isotope values in a eutrophic boreal lake, Rachel Henderson

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Monitoring Environmental Change Using a Participatory Modified Photovoice Approach with Indigenous Knowledge Holders in Kakisa, Northwest Territories, Kaitlin Kok

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An Evaluation of Ground-Freezing Methods in the Zone of Discontinuous Permafrost, Northwest Territories, Elzbieta Mastej Ms

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Navigating Islands’ Political Geographies: The Case of the 'Maduro Migrations' from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, Shiva Mohan

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Seeking a Path to Wellness and Flourishing: Exploring Ecological Citizenship, Systems Thinking, and Environmental Governance in Southwest Yukon, Amanda Solmes

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Biogeochemical and hydrological impacts of a low-severity wildfire in the wetland-dominated zone of discontinuous permafrost, Caren J. Ackley

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Spatial Big Data Analytics: The New Boundaries of Retail Location Decision-Making, Joseph M. Aversa

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Toward Using High-frequency Coastal Radars for Calibration of S-AIS Based Ocean Vessel Tracking Models, Ben Freidrich

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Cosmic ray sensors for the continuous measurement of Arctic snow accumulation and melt, Anton Jitnikovitch

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THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF A DISASTER TYPOLOGY TO ENHANCE OPERATIONAL EMERGENCY PLANNING FOR K-8 PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO, Patricia Martel

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Use of pre-industrial baselines to assess sources and pathways of metals in surface sediment of floodplain lakes in the Peace-Athabasca Delta (Alberta, Canada), Tanner Owca

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Policy, plans and processes for developing and improving the use of hazard maps in climate change adaptation for Yukon communities, Stephanie Pike

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The Geography of Crime: Placing Geographers in the Space of Criminologists, Anthony WV Piscitelli

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BORDER DISORDER: 'Irregular Bangladeshis', Xenophobia and Crimmigration Control in India, Sujata Ramachandran

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Does perceived ecological integrity affect restorative health outcomes? An examination of visitor experiences in diverse environments in an Ontario Protected Area, Catherine E. Reining

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MAPLE SYRUP AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN ONTARIO: ASSESSING TRANSDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ACROSS MULTIPLE, RELATED PROJECTS, Kendra Serbinski

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Using paleolimnology to establish baseline conditions for metal contaminants in advance of proposed mining to inform a northern community-led aquatic monitoring program, Tłı̨chǫ Lands, Northwest Territories, Canada., James Telford

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High resolution spatial variability in spring snowmelt for an Arctic shrub-tundra watershed, Branden J. Walker and Philip Marsh Dr

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Understanding Motor Vehicle-Based Travel: Examining the Experiences of Yukon Tourists, Natalia Wegrzyn

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Development and application of hydrological and limnological monitoring in lake-rich landscapes of Canada’s subarctic National Parks, Hilary Emma White

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Situating Community Resilience within the Political Landscape: An Investigation of Rural Livelihoods and Agency in Chile's Bíobío and Araucanía Regions, Julia Ercolani

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LANDSCAPE SCALE SPECTRAL-TEMPORAL MODELLING OF BAMBOO-DOMINATED FOREST SUCCESSION WITHIN THE ATLANTIC FOREST OF SOUTHERN BRAZIL, Clara Greig

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Permafrost thaw-induced forest to wetland conversion: potential impacts on snowmelt and basin runoff in northwestern Canada, Emily Haughton

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Spatial and temporal variability of the snow environment in the Western Canadian Arctic, Philip Mann

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The Effects of Fire on Snow Accumulation, Snowmelt and Ground Thaw on a Peat Plateau in Subarctic Canada, Elyse Mathieu

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Factors limiting sand dune restoration in Northwest Beach, Point Pelee National Park, Canada, Pritichhanda Nayak and Pritichhanda Mohanty Nayak

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“Inconvenient Neighbours, Whom It Was Desirable Ultimately Wholly to Remove”: Differing Factors in the Dispossessions of Studied Anishinaabe Groups of the Great Lakes Basin, 1820-1865, Heather J. Sanguins

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GROWTH DYNAMICS OF BLACK SPRUCE (PICEA MARIANA) ACROSS NORTHWESTERN NORTH AMERICA, Anastasia E. Sniderhan

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Capitals, climate change and food security: Building sustainable food systems in northern Canadian Indigenous communities, Andrew Spring

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The role of channel fens in permafrost degradation induced changes in peatland discharge at Scotty Creek, NT, Lindsay Elena Stone

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Arriving Somewhere, Not Here: Exploring and Mapping the Relationship between Border Enforcement and Migration by Boat in the Central Mediterranean Sea, 2006 to 2015, Kira Williams

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Spatial Modelling and Wildlife Health Surveillance: A case study of White Nose Syndrome in Ontario, Lauren Yee

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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FROM BRAIN DRAIN TO BRAIN TRAIN – A TRANSNATIONAL CASE ANALYSIS OF NIGERIAN MIGRANT HEALTH CARE WORKERS, Sheri Adekola

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Impact of Linear Disturbances on a Discontinuous Permafrost Peatland Environment, Michael Braverman

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Accountability, Conservation and Community: Measuring the Local Economic Impacts of Protected Areas, Catharine A.M. Brazeau

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Permafrost thaw induced changes to runoff generation and hydrologic connectivity in low-relief, discontinuous permafrost terrains, Ryan Connon

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First Nations and Adaptive Water Governance in Southern Ontario, Canada, Thomas Dyck

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Newcomers, Welcome? Exploring the Connection Between Demographic Change, Immigration Legislation Design and Policy Mobilities in Ageing Japan, Héctor Goldar Perrote

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MARINE PROTECTED AREAS IN COLOMBIA: RE-CONNECTING SOCIAL, ECOLOGICAL, AND POLICY ASPECTS THROUGH A GOVERNANCE PERSPECTIVE, Luisa Ramirez

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Developing a hydrological monitoring program for ponds in Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, using water isotope tracers, Stephanie Roy

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Capturing in-situ Feelings and Experiences of Public Transit Riders Using Smartphones, Rafik Said and Rafik Said

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The Political Ecology of Water Justice: A Case Study of Tripoli, Lebanon, Fatima Sidaoui

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"GOING THE DISTANCE SO OUR FOOD DOESN'T HAVE TO": CASE STUDIES OF CREATIVE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AT CANADIAN AND UK UNIVERSITIES, Lori Stahlbrand

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Assessing Resilient Post-Disaster Recovery of A Flash-Flood-Prone Area: A Study of the City of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdurazag Tammar

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Exploring Institutions, Governance and Collaboration for Regional Integration of Protected Areas in Québec, Windekind Buteau-Duitschaever Mr.

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Partitioning Evapotranspiration in Forested Peatlands within the Western Boreal Plain, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, Elise C. Gabrielli

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Seasonal Evolution of Active Layer Formation in Subarctic Peat Plateaux and Implications for Dissolved Organic Matter Composition and Transfer, Jennifer L. Hickman

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Understanding the Influencers of Second-Hand Apparel Shopping Behavior, Robyn Hobbs

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Analysis of the Geosocial Landscape in the City of Toronto, Courtney J. Jones

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Japanese Encephalitis: Assessing disease risk due to landscape factors at multiple scales, Julia E. Metelka

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Debt Financed Migration to Consumption Smoothing: Tracing the Link between Migration and Food Security in Bangladesh, Mohammad Moniruzzaman

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EVALUATING THE BIOGEOCHEMICAL FUNCTIONING OF A CONSTRUCTED FEN ON THE POST-MINING LANDSCAPE OF ATHABASCA OIL SANDS REGION, FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA, CANADA, Felix C. Nwaishi

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Space-time modelling of emerging infectious diseases: Assessing leptospirosis risk in Sri Lanka, Cameron C F Plouffe

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Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) for Agricultural Sustainability Assessment, Byomkesh Talukder

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The Feasibility, Practicality and Uses of Detecting Crop Water Stress in Southern Ontario Apple Orchards with a UAS, Thomas S. Tiidus Mr.

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ACCULTURATION AND POST-IMMIGRATION CHANGES IN OBESITY, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND NUTRITION: COMPARING HISPANICS AND ASIANS IN THE WATERLOO REGION, ONTARIO, CANADA., Michele Vitale Mr. and Sean Doherty

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Urban Flood Response Planning: Building Urban Resilience in Calgary and Toronto, Sarah Asrat

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EXPLORING DAILY DIETARY BEHAVIOUR THROUGH EXAMINATION OF THE FOOD CHOICE PROCESS, ivy dam

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‘WATER IS LIFE’: EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PLACE IDENTITY, WATER AND ADAPTIVE CAPACITY IN FORT RESOLUTION, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA, Jennifer A. Fresque-Baxter

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DUNE AND COASTAL EVOLUTION IN ISLA SALAMANCA NATIONAL PARK, COLOMBIA, Juan Felipe Gómez

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A CRITICAL REVIEW OF ONTARIO’S BLUE BOX PROGRAM: IDENTIFYING AND TESTING BEST PRACTICES IN PRINTED PAPER AND PACKAGING RECYCLING, Calvin Lakhan

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Examination of field scale hydrological processes under three different tillage methods in southern Ontario: Conventional Till (CT); Modified Till (MT); and No Till (NT), Ian Martin

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An Analysis of Quality for Volunteered Geographic Information, Joel C H Meier

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Affective Migration: the role of food preparation and visceral experience for Egyptian migrant women settling in the Region of Waterloo, Mary Neil

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EXPLORING THE MOMENTS AND MEMORY OF TOURIST EXPERIENCES IN PERU, Sarah Quinlan Cutler