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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. Can caffeine alter blood potassium concentration or the perception of pain and fatigue after a 1 km cycling sprint?

    by Cordingley, Dean M.

    Caffeine is used by some athletes to improve endurance performance, however, the mechanism(s) by which caffeine elicits performance...

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  2. Can L-arginine Influence the Acute Hormonal, Metabolic, and Physiological Responses at Rest and Prior to Exercise?

    by Forbes, Scott C

    L-arginine is a conditionally essential amino acid and has recently been purported as ergogenic for both strength and aerobic...

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  3. Canada’s Indians (sic): (Re)racializing Canadian Sovereign Contours Through Juridical Constructions of Indianness in McIvor v. Canada

    by Kolopenuk, Jessica

    While scholarship has recognized the role that sex discrimination has played in the naming of “Indians” in Canada, one aspect...

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  4. Canada’s Non-Imperial Internationalism in Africa: Understanding Canada’s Security Policy in the AU and ECOWAS

    by Akuffo , Edward Ansah

    This study is concerned with Canada’s policy towards peace, security and development in Africa. It examines Canada’s response...

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  5. Canadian newspaper coverage of the Alberta oil sands:The intractability of neoliberalism

    by Way, Laura Anne

    This dissertation examines the relationship between Canadian newspapers, the development of Alberta’s oil sands, and neoliberalism....

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  6. Candida and the discursive terms of undefined illness: ghostly matters, leaky bodies and the dietary taming of uncertainty

    by Overend, Alissa

    This dissertation examines the discursive terms upon which people come to understand their experiences with a yeast-related...

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    by Karisa, Brian K

    The main objective of this study was to identify genes, DNA variants and plasma metabolites associated with residual feed...

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  8. Capacity Building for Citizenship Education: Global Hegemony and the New “Ethics of Civilization”

    by McGray, Robert G.

    The concept of capacity building has seen a swell of support in recent years. Many, varying from community-based practitioners...

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  9. Capillary Collapse and Adhesion of a Micro Double Cantilever Beam

    by Lavoie, Shawn

    High aspect ratio microelectromechanical structures have been found, in the literature, to collapse due to capillary forces...

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  10. Carbohydrate and Phosphorylcholine based Polymers Prepared by Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization for Gene Therapy

    by Ahmed, M

    The study provides a comprehensive account on the development of novel synthetic carbohydrate and phosphorylcholine polymer...

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  11. Carbon dynamics associated with different land uses in north central Alberta

    by Arevalo, Carmela B.M.

    Land use and land use change strongly influence the carbon (C) dynamics within ecosystems. This study quantified four aspects...

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  12. Carbon Footprint Assessment of the Pre-panelized Construction Process

    by Naseri Esfahani, Mehrdad

    Higher demand for residential construction in Canada in recent years has led some companies to move from conventional site-built...

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  13. Carbon sequestration and the optimal economic harvest decision

    by Asante, Patrick

    This thesis is a collection of four papers that explore the economics of forest carbon sequestration and optimal harvest...

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  14. Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation and Unexpected Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Activation at Adjacent Metal Centres

    by MacDougall, Tiffany J

    The formation of carbon–carbon (C–C) bonds is central to the transformation of small, readily available hydrocarbons into...

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  15. Carbon-Hydrogen and Carbon-Fluorine Bond Activation Promoted by Adjacent Metal Centres

    by Slaney, Michael E

    The facile cleavage of relatively inert chemical bonds followed by their functionalization into value-added products is an...

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  16. Carbonic anhydrase II promotes cardiomyocyte hypertrophy

    by Brown, Brittany Fielding

    Cardiac hypertrophy is maladaptive remodeling of the myocardium that often progresses to heart failure. The hypertrophic...

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  17. Cardioprotection by Drug-Induced Changes in Glucose and Glycogen Metabolism

    by Omar, Mohamed Abdalla

    Myocardial energy substrate metabolism is subjected to significant changes during ischemia and reperfusion (I/R), which can...

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  18. Cardiovascular medication utilization and adherence in rural and urban patients

    by Murphy, Gaetanne K

    Rural residents face numerous barriers to health care access that have been postulated to result in decreased utilization...

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  19. Care Aides’ Perceptions and Experiences of their Roles and Relationships with Residents in Long-term Care Settings

    by Andersen, Elizabeth A

    The purpose of this study was to explore care aides’ perceptions and experiences of their roles and relationships with residents...

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  20. Career Advancement and Education Opportunities: Experiences and Perceptions of Internationally-Educated Nurses

    by Salma, Jordana

    The recruitment of internationally-educated nurses (IENs) is increasing in Canada, as a strategy to remedy nursing shortages....

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