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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. Organization of the cerebellum: correlating biochemistry, physiology and anatomy in the ventral uvula of pigeons

    by Graham, David

    The fundamental unit of organization in the cerebellum is the parasagittal zone, which can be seen in anatomical connections,...

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  2. Organizational support and motivation theories: Theoretical integration and empirical analysis

    by Hunter, Karen Heather

    According to organizational support theory (OST), the relationship between perceived organizational support (POS) and organizational...

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  3. The origin and evolution of eclogite xenoliths and associated diamonds from the Jericho kimberlite, northern Slave craton, Canada: an integrated petrological, geochemical and isotopic study

    by Smart, Kathleen A

    Diamond-bearing eclogite xenoliths are relatively rare but provide insight into the composition and evolution of the cratonic...

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  4. The origin and evolution of North American kimberlites

    by Zurevinski, Shannon

    Recent discoveries of kimberlites in North America have revealed that different processes are involved in the generation...

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  5. Origin of island dolostones: case study based on Tertiary dolostones from Cayman Brac, British West Indies

    by Zhao, Hongwen

    Cayman Brac (19 km long, 1.5 to 3 km wide), which is the easternmost of the Cayman Islands, is characterized by a thick Tertiary...

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  6. Orkneymen to Rupert's Landers: Orkney Workers in the Saskatchewan District 1795-1830

    by Purdey, Cheryl Ann

    The majority of workers in the Hudson’s Bay Company, up until the mid-19th century, originated in the Orkney Islands, off...

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  7. Orthographic Learning in Adults with Reading Difficulties

    by Hung, Rickie W K

    This study examined the nature and cognitive predictors of orthographic learning in 20 adults with dyslexia and 27 controls....

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  8. The Ostrich Eggshell Beads of Mlambalasi rockshelter, southern Tanzania

    by Miller, Jennifer M

    Objects of personal adornment are among the earliest signs of modern human behaviour. The first standardized ornamental...

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  9. Outcomes in General Internal Medicine Inpatients

    by Au,Anita G

    This thesis describes 3 thematically linked projects exploring outcomes for hospitalized medical patients. Project 1 examines...

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  10. Outcomes of antiretroviral therapy in northern Alberta: the impact of Aboriginal ethnicity and injection drug use

    by Martin, Leah J.

    Background: Aboriginals are overrepresented in Canada’s HIV epidemic and are more likely to be infected with HIV through...

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  11. Outside the city walls: the construction of poverty in Alberta's Income and Employment Supports Act

    by Goa, Birte Hannah Katherine Ruth

    Considerable research has been done on conceptions of poverty and on the welfare state; however, there is little research...

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  12. Overflow on the Mackenzie Delta sea ice surface and the hydraulics of strudel flows

    by Bélanger, Maxime

    The main objective of this study was to describe the overflow of freshwater onto the sea ice surface in the Mackenzie Delta...

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  13. Oversimplification in the adaptation of children's literature to film

    by McAllister, Cheryl

    When European children’s literature is adapted to North American film, parts of the stories are removed and changed in the...

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  14. Overstory and understory dynamics of whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) ecosystems of northwestern British Columbia

    by Clason, Alana

    Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is declining across its range due to disturbances such as mountain pine beetle and white...

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  15. An overview of sodium, calcium, and vitamin D dietary-related behaviors of Chinese Canadians in Edmonton

    by Yu, Yan Han

    The sodium, calcium, and vitamin D intakes and their respective food sources were assessed in a convenience sample of 81...

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  16. Oxidation of 2-propanol in alkaline electrolytes using platinum and ruthenium-based catalysts: prototype fuel cells and electrokinetics studies

    by Markiewicz, Matthew Eugene Paul

    Alcohols are an attractive alternative to hydrogen fuel in fuel cells. They are energy dense, easy to store, transport, and...

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  17. Oxidation synthesis and reaction analysis of a new arranged catalyst support

    by Samad, Jadid Ettaz

    In this study, a new arranged catalyst support with distinct open pore morphology has been fabricated via thermal oxidation...

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  18. Oxidative Denitrogenation of Coal Liquids

    by Mirshamsi, Sepideh

    The oxidative denitrogenation of quinoline (as a model compound representing the nitrogen containing structure of coal liquids)...

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  19. Oxidative Stability of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Enriched Eggs

    by Ren, Yuan

    Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) enriched eggs are an increasingly important contributor to the egg industry...

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  20. Oxonium Ylide Rearrangements: A Novel Approach Towards the Synthesis of the Phorbol Skeleton

    by Stewart, Craig

    Oxonium ylides are highly reactive intermediates that can be used for the synthesis of heterocyclic and carbocyclic frameworks....

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