Theses and Dissertations
This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta. The collection contains a very large number of theses electronically available that were granted from 1947's to 2009, 90% of theses granted from 2009-2014, and 100% of theses granted from April 2014 to the present (as long as the theses are not under temporary embargo by agreement with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research). IMPORTANT NOTE: To conduct a comprehensive search of all UofA theses granted and in University of Alberta Libraries collections, search the library catalogue at www.library.ualberta.ca - you may search by Author, Title, Keyword, or search by Department. To retrieve all theses and dissertations associated with a specific department from the library catalogue, choose 'Advanced' and keyword search "university of alberta dept of english" OR "university of alberta department of english" (for example). Past graduates who wish to have their thesis or dissertation added to this collection can contact the ERA Mediated HelpDesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Items in this Collection
- 1599Department of Educational Psychology
- 1097Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- 920Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
- 885Department of Computing Science
- 785Department of Chemistry
- 776Department of Mechanical Engineering
- 43Xu, Zhenghe (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
- 32Huang, Biao (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
- 31Kumar, Amit (Mechanical Engineering)
- 29Stroulia, Eleni (Computing Science)
- 27Liu, Qingxia (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
- 25Al-Hussein, Mohamed (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Atomic Layer Deposition of Metal Oxides for the Preparation of High Performance Zn-Air Battery ElectrodesDownload
As the world continues to implement renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar, comes the demand for grid scale energy storage. Zn-air batteries (ZABs) are a promising candidate for grid scale energy storage because of their high energy density, low cost, high safety, and low...
Colchicine is an anti-mitotic drug that targets unpolymerized tubulin, and inhibits microtubule polymerization. It is primarily used to treat gout but has been investigated in numerous clinical trials to treat conditions such as leukemia (ALL), prostate cancer, and inflammatory diseases. However,...
Cesarean Section and other Birth Interventions: impact on Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) colonization in the infant gut microbiota in the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) birth cohortDownload
Abstract Background Medical interventions during childbirth are increasing, with cesarean section (CS) delivery exceeding recommended rates by 13-15 % in Canada. CS has been associated with gut dysbiosis in early life. Infants who bypass this beneficial maternal bacterial inoculation during...
Characterization of Galectin-9+ and TIGIT+ Natural Killer Cells in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 Infected IndividualsDownload
NK cells play an integral role in mediating immune responses to viral infections; however, their function is compromised during chronic diseases such as HIV-1, partly due to an increase in expression of inhibitory receptors. Thus, one of the reasons for the reduced immune responses elicited by NK...
Climate Justice: Protecting the Rights to Life and Health of Marginalized Rural Communities in Canada and NigeriaDownload
This study examines the negative impacts of climate change on the rights to life and health of marginalized communities by using as cases studies, rural Niger-Delta and Indigenous communities in oil producing areas of Nigeria and Canada. The case studies reveal that marginalization and inequality...
Drought and defoliation-induced alterations to the structure and function of the vascular tissue in treesDownload
Observations of tree dieback and mortality from climate change-induced drought has been documented across the world, however the mechanisms of tree mortality are not fully understood. Infestations of insect pests may also contribute to the process of drought-induced dieback. Tree physiological...
Wildfire shapes the boreal ecosystem in western Canada and thereby enhances and diminishes important breeding habitat for many songbird species. Two aspects of wildfire, burn severity and time since fire, fundamentally alter the forest structure that songbirds use. The objectives of this study...
Smart windows, having electrically-controlled transmission and zero-energy consumption when maintaining a colored or colorless state, increase the energy efficiency of buildings because they offer the potential to greatly reduce the energy cost of lighting, heating and cooling. Currently, the...
In this study, the influence of dual bubble generator on mineral flotation was investigated. A Venturi-based dual bubble generator was designed and characterized in both liquid-gas two-phase system and solid-liquid-gas three-phase flotation system. The dual bubble generator featured immediately...
Essays in Development Economics: The Health and Economic Impact of the Farm-gate Cocoa Price Boom in GhanaDownload
This thesis explores the impact of Ghana’s farm-gate cocoa price shocks on welfare. It comprises of two essays. The first essay examines the impact of a farm-gate cocoa price boom on child health, where the price boom directly affects household incomes and indirectly affect the investments in...