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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. Assembly required: self-employed workers' informal work-learning in online communities

    by Thompson, Terrie Lynn

    It seems that for many people, spaces on the web are an integral part of their lives. This may include seeking out learning...

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  2. Assessing outcome after hyperthermia in a rat model of intracerebral hemorrhage

    by Penner, Mark

    Hyperthermia worsens outcome after ischemia. While it seems reasonable that hyperthermia would also worsen outcome after...

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  3. Assessing the Conservation status of Neotropical Dry forests using Geographic Information Systems and Optical Remote Sensing

    by Portillo, Carlos

    Planet Earth is undergoing a rapid rate of ecosystem conversion and degradation and one of the major challenges of current...

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  4. Assessing the long-term impact of acid deposition and the risk of soil acidification in boreal forests in the Athabasca oil sands region in Alberta, Canada

    by Jung, Kangho

    Significant amounts of SO2 and NOx have been emitted from the Athabasca oil sands region (AOSR) in Alberta, Canada, in the...

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  5. Assessing the potential to involve healers in expanding coverage of cARV programs in rural western Uganda

    by Huntington, Janis Dawn

    In Uganda there is a gap between the coverage of cARV programs and the number of people who require treatment. Community-based...

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  6. Assessing White Matter Cortical Organization using Diffusion Tensor Imaging Post-Facial Reanimation Surgery

    by Phangureh, Navneet K

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) could detect cortical differences between...

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  7. Assessment of densified biomass for fuels and chemicals

    by Sultana, Arifa

    Utilization of renewable bioenergy is a sustainable approach to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, efficient...

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  8. Assessment of food accessibility, availability and adherence to dietary recommendations among diabetic older adults living in subsidized retirement homes

    by Asaad, Ghada A

    The availability and accessibility of healthy foods for type 2 diabetes patients may limit their food choices and adherence...

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  9. Assessment of hyperspectral features and damage modeling in bitumen flotation process

    by Bhushan, Vivek

    Flotation process is mineral processing technique used for separating valuable minerals from the gangue. The research presented...

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  10. Assessment of pre-pregnancy dietary intake and physical activity of Alberta women

    by Thomas, Stephanie

    Pre-pregnancy dietary intake and physical activity may be important in fetal development. The objective of this study was...

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  11. Assessment of Small Sensory Fibers in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Using Quantitative Sensory Testing

    by Mackie, Mahsa

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy in humans. The gold standard for diagnosing CTS is...

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  12. Assessment of soil capping for phosphogypsum stack reclamation at Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

    by Jackson, Mallory E

    Phosphogypsum (PG), an acidic byproduct of phosphoric acid production during phosphate fertilizer manufacturing, is commonly...

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  13. An assessment of the state of measurement science underpinning research utilization in nursing

    by Squires, Janet

    Background: Nurses’ use of research findings is essential to the provision of quality patient care. As a result, a need to...

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  14. Assessments of novel transgenic germplasm and treatment with the phytohormone cytokinin for reducing feeding damage by flea beetles, Phyllotreta spp. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in canola

    by Sultani, Ali Sina

    Flea beetles [Phyllotreta cruciferae (Goeze) and Phyllotreta striolata (Fabricius)] (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) pose significant...

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  15. Asset Levels of Service-based Decision Support System for Municipal Infrastructure Investment

    by Sharma, Vishal

    The single biggest challenge facing municipalities today is a shortage of funds and labor for upgrading and expanding aging...

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  16. Assisted migration to address climate change: recommendations for reforestation in western Canada

    by Gray, Laura

    A changing climate is the largest threat to forest productivity in western Canada and to the ability of forested landscapes...

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  17. Assisting Failure Diagnosis through Filesystem Instrumentation

    by Huang, Liang

    With increasing software size and complexity, corrective software maintenance has become a challenging process. When a failure...

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  18. Association analyses of SNPs in candidate genes with body fat deposition and carcass merit traits in beef cattle

    by Islam, Khandker Khaldun

    A candidate gene approach was used to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and their associations with body fat...

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  19. Association between commensal bacterial establishment and mucosal innate immune genes expression throughout the gastro-intestinal tract of dairy calves

    by Malmuthuge, Nilusha

    Communication between commensal microbes and host in gastro-intestinal tract (GIT) has been proven to be vital for host immune...

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  20. The Association Between Neighbourhood Stressors and Asthma Prevalence of School Children in Winnipeg

    by Pittman, Tyler

    Neighbourhood stressors have an incubating effect for a variety of health-related disorders involving children. It is of...

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