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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. Integrated Spectrometers for Lab-on-a-Chip Devices

    by Azmayesh-Fard, Seyed M.

    Miniaturization of spectrometers for microfluidic applications is currently an intense area of research. This thesis is devoted...

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  2. Integrating an aboriginal perspective: issues and challenges faced by non-aboriginal biology teachers

    by Blood, Tracy

    This exploratory case study investigated the ways non-Aboriginal teachers of Biology conceive of incorporating Aboriginal...

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  3. Integrating Early Intervention into the Daily Routine of Family Life

    by Parakkal, Miriam

    Background: Striking a balance between work and family care is a challenge for families today. More than 200,000 families...

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  4. Integrating occupational indoor air quality with building information modeling (BIM)

    by Altaf, Mohammed Sadiq

    The occupational indoor air quality (IAQ) during construction plays a major role in workers' health and safety as construction...

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  5. Integrating the building blocks of agronomy into an integrated pest management system for wheat stem sawfly

    by Beres, Brian

    The wheat stem sawfly (Cephus cinctus Norton [Hymenoptera: Cephidae]) is a serious threat to wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)...

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  6. Integration of Health Informatics in Baccalaureate Nursing Education: Effectiveness of Face-to-Face vs. Online Teaching Methods

    by Kleib, Manal I.

    Preparedness in informatics among future nurses continues to be a major concern for employers, nurse educators and graduates...

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  7. Integration of Nanomechanical Resonators in Microfluidic Systems for Specific Protein Detection

    by Ko, Wooree

    Nanomechanical resonators offer a pathway towards highly sensitive and label-free detection of biomolecules by transducing...

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  8. Intelligent CAD System for Infectious TB Detection on Chest Radiographs

    by Xu, Tao

    Computer aided detection (CAD) or diagnosis (CADx) is rapidly entering the radiology mainstream due to the conversion from...

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  9. Intelligent Contractor Default Prediction Model for Surety Bonding in the Construction Industry

    by Awad, Adel Ls

    Construction is a risk-filled, uncertain, and dynamic environment. Contractor default is a critical risk that can influence...

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  10. Intelligent Methods for Evaluating the Impact of Weather on Power Transmission Infrastructure

    by Pytlak, Pawel Maksymilian

    Weather has a significant impact on human society, both in driving the life-giving physical processes that allow humans to...

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  11. IntelliSensorNet: A Positioning Technique Integrating Wireless Sensor Networks and Artificial Neural Networks for Critical Construction Resource Tracking

    by Soleimanifar, Meimanat

    The increasing needs for safety and productivity improvement in the field of construction engineering and project management...

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  12. Intensive narrative intervention with four inner-city children: An interrupted time series analysis

    by Rose, Alyssa

    This study investigated the effect of a two week intensive narrative intervention program on the narrative abilities of four...

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  13. Intentional Dialogues: Leveraging Intent to Enable the Effective Reuse of Content

    by Kerr, Christopher

    The creation of rich, immersive game worlds is one of the major goals for designers of modern story-based games. The inclusion...

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  14. Interacting With Implicit Knowing in the Mathematics Classroom

    by Metz, Martina L.

    This study explores Grade Seven students’ experiences of doubt and certainty in mathematics. During nine months of (bi-monthly)...

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  15. An Interaction-driven Approach for Inferring the Polarity of Collaborations in Wikipedia and Political Preferences on Twitter

    by Makazhanov, Aibek

    In this thesis we explore interactions of users of two major information sources, namely Wikipedia and Twitter. In particular,...

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  16. Interactions between Amyloid Precursor Protein and Prion Protein Impact Cell Adhesion and Apoptosis in the Developing Zebrafish

    by Kaiser, Darcy

    We report here that knockdown of either amyloid precursor protein (APP) or prion protein (PrP) in the zebrafish produces...

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  17. Interactions between Cattle Grazing and Forestry on Alberta’s Public Lands

    by Kaufmann, Jillian

    The integration of cattle grazing and timber production on forested lands has become a significant resource management issue...

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  18. Interactions Between Host Trees, Bacteria, and Fungi: Impacts on Mountain Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) Reproduction

    by Therrien, Janet FCA

    Warming winter trends due to climate change have allowed for a range expansion of the mountain pine beetle, and the beetle...

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  19. Interactions between the forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria Hubner) and its natural enemies: the effects of forest composition and implications for outbreak spread

    by Nixon, Amy E

    Forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria Hübner; FTC), a major defoliator of aspen trees, occupies both aspen and mixedwood...

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  20. Interactions between the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) and whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis Engelmann)

    by Esch, Evan D.

    I compared life history traits between mountain pine beetles (MPB) utilizing whitebark pine and lodgepole pine to better...

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