Theses and Dissertations
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- 1876Department of Educational Psychology
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- 1417Department of Chemistry
- 1280Department of Computing Science
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- 1200Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Restoring Body Image after Breast Cancer through Exercise and Art Sculpture “RISE UP” after Breast Cancer: A Pilot Multi-Methods StudyDownload
The purpose of this thesis was to explore and describe body image in survivors of breast cancer in the context of supportive care, with specific focus on resistance exercise training and art therapy. The overall purpose of this work was to inform current practice and offer an alternative approach...
SLC4A11 in Blinding Endothelial Corneal Dystrophies: Characterization, Molecular Defect and Potential Therapeutic StrategyDownload
Endothelial Corneal Dystrophies (ECD), genetic blinding diseases with a heterogeneous pathophysiology, are the leading cause of endothelial keratopathy (corneal transplants). Patients manifest symptoms, including corneal edema with increased corneal thickness and loss of corneal endothelial cells...
Seal or No Seal? A Bayesian (FRUITS) Modeling of Hunter-gatherer Diet in the Little Sea Micro-Region of Lake BaikalDownload
The non-specific nature of stable isotope analysis limits interpretive assessments of diet to relative contributions of food sources. In an attempt to address this issue, scholars have focused on mixing models as a potential avenue to provide quantifiable measurements of dietary source...
Subjective memory decline and associations with non-demented memory aging: The moderating role of genetic risk, vascular dysfunction and sexDownload
INTRODUCTION: Subjective memory decline (SMD), defined as a self-perceived change in memory function without objective impairment, has been identified as a potential early marker of cognitive decline and other Alzheimer’s disease (AD) related outcomes. A standard approach to SMD assessment...
The Effect of CrossFit vs. Resistance Training on Aerobic, Anaerobic, and Musculoskeletal FitnessDownload
Background: Although a number of studies to date have investigated the acute physiological outcomes of single CrossFit Workout Of the Days (WODs) and/or fitness attributes of well-trained CrossFit athletes, the variable populations, training histories, and short duration analysis of participants...
The Elusiveness of the Embedded Liberal Compromise: An Evaluation of Canada’s Supply Management System and its Legality within the Global Trade RegimeDownload
The original compromise of embedded liberalism sought to balance the need for domestic social stability with the need to further liberalize trade through the removal of both tariff and non-tariff barriers. However, this raises the question on what qualifies as social stability? Is the...
The Mechanism of Floc Formation by Hydrodynamic Cavitation and Its Application on Fine Particle FlotationDownload
In recent decades, hydrodynamic cavitation has been used to enhance fine particle flotation recovery in mineral engineering. Such an increase was mainly attributed to the generation of flocs/aggregates of fine particles during the hydrodynamic cavitation process. However, the mechanism of floc...
The Role of the Androgen Receptor in Prostate Cancer-induced Platelet Aggregation and InvasionDownload
Background: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common visceral malignancy and third leading cause of cancer death among men in Canada. The 2018 Canadian Cancer Society estimates suggest that 21,300 men were diagnosed and 4,100 patients died of this disease. Metastatic prostate cancer (mPCa) is...
The Technical Efficiency of Wildfire Suppression in Alberta, Canada: A Stochastic Frontier AnalysisDownload
Wildfire management agencies are increasingly interested in the efficiency of wildfire suppression as they work to protect human lives and communities from wildfire damages under constrained management budgets. In Alberta, climate change is expected to increase the length of the wildfire season...
To ensure faithful cell division, entry into mitosis must be inhibited in cells with damage or under-replicated DNA. Wee1 and Myt1 are two partially redundant kinases that inhibit mitotic entry through the phosphorylation of the Cdk1/cyclin B complex. Cdk1 is an essential mitotic kinase that...