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    • The Wilderness 

      Hirmer, Lisa (University of Waterloo, 2009-06-19)
      This thesis is a critical cultural investigation into the meaning of wilderness. It is based on the premise that as a constructed, imaginary landscape wilderness is an expression of cultural impulses. It suggests that the ...
    • Wildfire and Forest Harvesting Effects on Natural Organic Matter: Implications to Drinking Water Treatability 

      Shams, Shoeleh (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-19)
      Forested catchments are critical for water supply globally and provide ~60% of the water supplies for the world’s 100 largest cities and 2/3 of all water supplies, including drinking water for ~180 million people in the ...
    • Wildfire Impacts on Water Quality and Treatability 

      Geng, Xiaoshi (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-31)
      Forests are critical source areas for downstream drinking water supplies in many parts of the world. However, large-scale landscape disturbance by insect infestation and wildfire—exacerbated by warming climate—can have a ...
    • Wind Farms Production: Control and Prediction 

      EL-Fouly, Tarek Hussein Mostafa (University of Waterloo, 2007-10-16)
      Wind energy resources, unlike dispatchable central station generation, produce power dependable on external irregular source and that is the incident wind speed which does not always blow when electricity is needed. This ...
    • Winter Road Surface Condition Estimation and Forecasting 

      Feng, Feng (University of Waterloo, 2013-06-13)
      This thesis research has attempted to address two challenging problems in winter road maintenance, namely road surface condition (RSC) estimation and forecasting. For RSC estimation, the goal of the research was to develop ...
    • Wire bonding on glass substrates via vapour deposition of Ag-Ti film 

      Kam, Nicholas; Hook, Michael David; Tang, Tanya; Mayer, Michael (Elsevier, 2019-08)
      Circuits on glass technology have recently developed in applications such as interposers, fibre optics, and displays. We report an automatable method towards interconnecting to glass circuits via wire bonding with maintained ...
    • Wireless One-time PAD : A Practical Method to Achieve Perfect Secrecy 

      Bateni, Seyedehsan (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-11)
      In this thesis, a new practical method to realize one-time pad perfect secrecy for wireless communication is presented. Most commonly used security methods are based on cryp- tographic techniques employed at the upper ...
    • Wireless Sensors and their Applications in Controlling Vibrations 

      Emami, Ehsan (University of Waterloo, 2010-05-18)
      As wireless devices are becoming more powerful, more flexible and less costly to produce, they are often being applied in new ways. Combining wireless technology with new types of sensors results in the ability to monitor ...
    • The Witch’s House 

      Mantha-Blythe, Victoria (University of Waterloo, 2021-01-18)
      The site of this thesis is the witch’s house. A dissident and agitator in society, the witch and her respective home are both grounds for resistance and a place of refuge. The Witch’s House is a playful and experimental ...
    • With Chinese Characteristics: Documenting Patterns of Cultural Implantation, Intersection and Infiltration 

      Sanvictores, Kyle (University of Waterloo, 2007-01-23)
      This thesis explores the global traffic in culture and its effects on the urban environment. Two overlapping forces are documented: first the proliferation of Western models and cultural signifiers in China and second the ...
    • Within the Ruin is Colour: making with twenty-eight chromatic encounters 

      Manbodh, Jade Elise (University of Waterloo, 2021-06-23)
      Through twenty-eight encounters, this thesis explores site history differently; colour becomes a lens of site analysis that traces social, economic, and environmental accounts of materials, while challenging the familiarity ...
    • Within These Walls 

      Tyrrell, Gillian (University of Waterloo, 2011-06-22)
      The Cork Good Shepherd Magdalen Asylum opened in the summer of 1872, and was abandoned in 1994. The number of women who passed through its walls remains unknown. Ireland’s Magdalen Laundries, a system of religious-run ...
    • WO3/SnO2-Modified Graphite Felts as Novel Carbon-Based Positive Electrodes for Zinc-Cerium Redox-Flow Battery (RFB) 

      Bin Gah, Omar Khaled Omar (University of Waterloo, 2021-05-21)
      Redox flow batteries (RFBs) are promising large-scale energy storage devices that are potentially cost-effective, easily scaled up in size, safe and versatile. RFBs use the chemical reactions of redox species which are ...
    • A Women's Place: The Design of a Transitional Housing Comminuty for Women and Children 

      Mitchell, Camille (University of Waterloo, 2009-09-30)
      Transition homes are critical sources of support for women and children fleeing domestic violence or facing difficulties with housing and poverty. More than just a safe place to stay, transition homes offer residents ...
    • Wood Fiber Polyamide Composites for Automotive Applications 

      Buchenauer, Andrea (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-13)
      The automotive industry is currently experiencing environmental, legislative, and consumer pressure to improve the environmental sustainability of passenger vehicles. Just one of the approaches being taken to address this ...
    • Work Zone Safety Assessment and Throughput Analysis for High Volume Highways Using Random Parameter Models 

      Nahidi, Seyedata (University of Waterloo, 2019-12-12)
      Highways and freeways could be considered the most important transportation infrastructure in North America; these vital routes are necessary for the efficient haulage of huge amounts of goods and services. Several factors ...
    • Workload balancing for flight dispatcher scheduling 

      Rayner, Rebecca Sarah (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-27)
      Unlike other airline operations planning problems, optimization in flight dispatching is not common in literature. Flight dispatchers are centrally located and monitor multiple flights in different places simultaneously. ...
    • The World of My Childhood Home 

      Al-rashid, Afnan (University of Waterloo, 2024-01-19)
      My childhood home ceased to exist and remained in the past. This thesis is a return to my childhood home through my memories. I return to it in remembering my child-self, who sought the heights from the roof and high ...
    • Worldwide Venture Capital and Patent Creation 

      Safari, Arsalan (University of Waterloo, 2013-09-26)
      Companies need to be more innovative to exist and sustain profitability in today’s competitive business environment. They try to increase innovation by increasing their internal knowledge through internal and external ...
    • Worst Case Analysis of DRAM Latency in Hard Real Time Systems 

      Wu, Zheng Pei (University of Waterloo, 2013-12-17)
      As multi-core systems are becoming more popular in real time embedded systems, strict timing requirements for accessing shared resources must be met. In particular, a detailed latency analysis for Double Data Rate Dynamic ...

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