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Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

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This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted since Spring 2009. Documents are added to this collection through the review process required for convocation for current students.

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  1. Aggregation and sedimentation of fine solids in non-aqueous media

    by Fotovati, Maryam

    A major challenge to any “solvent-based” bitumen extraction technology is the removal of suspended fine solids from the hydrocarbon...

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  2. Agitating images

    by Campbell, Craig

    The title of this thesis gives away little beyond an engagement with the visual and the implication of some sort of trouble:...

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  3. Agriculture in crisis: policy analysis and cow-calf producer behaviour in the aftermath of the Canadian BSE events

    by Schaufele, Brandon

    The bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) crisis was a significant shock to the Canadian agricultural sector. On May 20,...

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  4. Air Injection for River Water Quality Improvement

    by Zhang, Wenming

    The problem of low dissolved oxygen (DO) level has been found to be widespread in ice-covered or polluted rivers. This thesis...

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  5. Airborne particulate matter and a western style diet as potential environmental factors in the pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    by Kish, Lisa

    Inflammatory bowel disease is believed to occure in response to environmental factors resulting in immune dysregulation in...

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  6. Air-core microcavities and metal-dielectric filters - building blocks for optofluidic microsystems

    by Allen, Trevor W.

    This thesis describes a study on two optical devices intended to be building blocks for the creation of integrated optical/microfluidic...

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  7. Alarm limits, deadbands and chattering

    by Naghoosi, Elham

    Receiving false and nuisance alarms is a well known problem in industrial alarm systems. The main cause of this problem is...

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  8. Albertans' preferences for social distance from people with mental illnesses or problems

    by Klassen, Amy Lynn

    Researchers have noted that the level of contact respondents have with people who have a mental illness and how they attribute...

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  9. Algorithmic Trading: Implementing PVol in Discrete Time

    by Yang, Zhuolin

    This thesis considers PVol (Percentage of Volume) strategies, which are an often used type of algorithmic trading strategies....

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  10. Algorithms towards haplotype-sharing based association studies of case-control traits on pedigree data

    by Sabaa, Hadi

    Association studies that attempt to link genes with traits are expected to unearth various genomic roots for various diseases....

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  11. Alienation in physical education from the perspectives of children

    by Rintoul, Mary Ann R

    The purpose of this exploratory research study was to examine the phenomenon of alienation in physical education from the...

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  12. Alignment and Variable Selection Tools for Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry Data

    by Sinkov, Nikolai

    Each individual chromatogram is typically very sparse, especially when coupled with a technique such as mass spectrometry....

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  13. Alkali Metal C1-C12 n-alkanoates

    by Bui, Ly, H

    Phase transitions of the alkali metal carboxylates have been explored by many researchers. A fair amount of scatter can also...

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  14. All of Those Yesterdays: News media and the fall of the Berlin Wall in Russian and German cultural memory

    by Cline, Shawn

    From a twenty-year distance, the fall of the Berlin Wall still remains and continues to reinforce its place in history as...

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  15. Allelic diversity of antigen processing genes in wild mallards

    by Petkau, Kristina

    The recognition of virus infected cells by cytotoxic T lymphocytes is dependent on antigen presentation by MHC class I on...

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  16. Allergic Properties of Egg White Proteins in Fermentation

    by Zhang, Justina S

    Eggs are an economical source of nutrient rich food containing essential nutrients but are also one of the eight most common...

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  17. The Allure of Free: Participation Strategies for Internet-Based Businesses

    by Hurley, Zenobia

    While many Internet services and products are free to use, in most cases, they are not completely free. Someone, either the...

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  18. Al-PAM assisted filtration of mature fine tailings from oil sands developments

    by Alamgir, Aurangzeb

    Oil sands industry, with the collaboration of its research partners, has been striving to come up with cost effective and...

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  19. Alteration of liver fat metabolism following irinotecan plus 5-fluorouracil treatment

    by Pant, Asha

    This study determined how chemotherapy treatment for colorectal cancer alters hepatic fat metabolism. Livers were isolated...

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  20. Alterations in adipose tissue in colorectal cancer patients

    by Ebadi, Maryam

    Mechanisms underlying fat loss in cancer are not well understood. Knowing the types of fat being lost from adipose tissue...

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