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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. Boxes Fulla Fun: The Fulla doll, Identity and Consumption in a Globalizing Arab World

    by Saleh, Lena O.

    This thesis uses the case study of the Arab-Islamic Fulla doll to examine the relationships among globalization, consumption...

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  2. Branching Out, 1973-1980: Canadian Second-Wave Feminism, Periodical Publishing and Cultural Politics

    by Jordan, Tessa E.

    “Branching Out, 1973-1980: Canadian Second-Wave Feminism, Periodical Publishing and Cultural Politics” considers the intersection...

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  3. Bregman Divergence Clustering: A Convex Approach

    by Cheng, Hao

    Due to its wide application in various fields, clustering, as a fundamental unsupervised learning problem, has been intensively...

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  4. A Bridge from Artificial Places: An Empirical Phenomenology of Mystical Reading in Rilke and Eliot

    by Campbell, Paul G

    Exploring whether, and to what extent, the poetry of T.S. Eliot and Rainer Maria Rilke can facilitate mystical poetic experiencing...

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  5. Bridging the gap: Educational cultural brokers supporting the mental health of refugee youth

    by Brar, Novjyot

    Refugee youth are identified as a high risk group due to the likelihood of exposure to trauma (UNICEF, 1996) and frequent...

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  6. Bringing the collection to life: a study in object relations

    by Morrison, Rebecca

    This dissertation investigates how collectibles are made meaningful within collecting communities in order to better understand...

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    by Shen, Luyi

    Cross-correlation of continuous seismic recordings has been proven effective in extracting the Green’s function between two...

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  8. Broadening genetic diversity in canola (Brassica napus) germplasm using the B. oleracea var. alboglabra C-genome

    by Bennett, Rick A

    Genetic diversity in spring canola (Brassica napus L., AACC genome, 2n=38) cultivars is narrow. Limited effort has been made...

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  9. Broccoli sprout supplementation during placental insufficiency confers structural and functional neuroprotection to the fetal rat

    by Black, Amy Maxine

    Background: Perinatal ischemic brain injury leads to developmental disability (DD), which accounts for 30% of disabilities...

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  10. A bryophyte perspective on forest harvest: The effects of logging on above- and below-ground bryophyte communities in coastal temperate rainforests

    by Miyashita, Kesia A.

    This thesis examines patterns in bryophyte species richness and composition on the forest floor and in the soil diaspore...

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  11. BSE Impacts on the Canadian Beef Industry-An Application of the Social Amplification of Risk Framework to Consumer and Producer Behaviour

    by Yang, Jun

    In this study the dynamics of risk perceptions about BSE held by Canadian consumers and cow-calf operators are evaluated....

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  12. BubbleNet: An Interactive Interface for Retrieving Documents

    by Mohajeri, Saeed

    As the size of the World Wide Web and the type of documents it holds grow, the need for tools helping users to find their...

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  13. Buckling of a thin, viscous film in an axisymmetric geometry

    by Bhattacharya, Sanjay

    An experimental study of the shear-induced buckling of a thin, viscous film in an axisymmetric geometry is presented. Rotating...

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  14. Build System Issues in Multilanguage Software

    by Neitsch, Andrew D.

    Software build systems are often viewed as a solved problem by software engineers, since there are many mature tools and...

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  15. Building upon ichnological principles: modern biogenic structures, ichnotaxonomic classification, and paleoecological and stratigraphic significance of ichnofossil assemblages

    by Dafoe, Lynn T.

    Biogenic structures can impart important information regarding animal behaviors and depositional conditions at the time of...

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  16. Burrow associated reservoir quality in marine siliciclastic sediments

    by Gordon, John

    Abstract Burrow-associated diagenetic alteration and eventual reservoir quality parameters such as porosity and permeability...

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  17. Cache architectures to improve IP lookups

    by Ravinder, Sunil

    IP address lookup is an important processing function of Internet routers. The challenge lies in finding the longest prefix...

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  18. Calabi-Yau hypersurfaces and complete intersections in toric varieties

    by Novoseltsev, Andrey Y

    In this thesis we report on several projects that stemmed out from an attempt to obtain an example for the last class in...

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  19. Calibrating Intuition: A Defense of Standard Philosophical Analysis

    by Jalea, Justin

    Intuition has fallen from grace. Its authority to act as a source of evidence in philosophical discourse has recently been...

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  20. The calm carrel: a relaxation technique for students with emotional and behavioural disorders

    by Cameron, Kent

    The present study examined the implementation of a self-management strategy, termed the calm carrel, as a potential means...

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