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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. Interrogating interculturalism: confronting the provocative theatricality of Ariane Mnouchkine and Shūji Terayama

    by Ing, Cynthia P.

    Intercultural theatre is a highly contested form of theatre. Critical discussions over its position as a revitalizing force...

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  2. The Intersection between Culture and Postpartum Mental Health: An Ethnography of Bhutanese Refugee Women in Edmonton, AB

    by Davey, Christina

    This thesis is an ethnography of postpartum mental health outcomes in a group of Bhutanese refugee women living in Edmonton,...

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  3. Interstitial Encounters With Curriculum: Attending to the Relationship between Teachers’ Subjectivities and the Language of Social Studies

    by Abbott, Laurence M

    This dissertation offers an account of a participatory action research study exploring the efforts of four male social studies...

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  4. Interweaving Unicode, Color, and Human Interactions to Enhance CAPTCHA Security

    by Roshanbin, Narges

    Web security has become a critical issue due to the rising reliance of people on diverse types of online transactions. A...

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  5. Intestinal Uptake of Barley Protein Nanoparticles as Delivery Vehicles for Bioactive Compounds

    by Zhou, Ying

    The use of nanoparticles as nutrient delivery vehicles enables the enhancement of the oral bioavailability and health promoting...

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  6. Intimate Rock

    by Sproule, Robert

    “Intimate Rock” is a collection of original, autobiographical poetry gleaned from my experiences climbing and exploring in...

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  7. Intracellular regulation of matrix metalloproteinase-2 activity: the roles of caveolin-1 and troponin I phosphorylation

    by Chow, Ava Kalyca

    Matrix metalloproteinase‐2 (MMP‐2) was recently revealed to have targets and actions within the cardiac myocyte. In ischemia/reperfusion...

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  8. Intracontinental Deformation Caused by Gravitational Lithosphere Removal

    by Wang,Huilin

    Gravitational removal of the dense lower lithosphere is proposed to be a fundamental process in continental tectonics. This...

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  9. Intracranial Pressure Changes in Rat Models of Intracerebral Hemorrhage

    by Hiploylee, Carmen

    Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a devastating subtype of stroke but the role of increased intracranial pressure (ICP) in...

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  10. Intra-follicular growth factors and preovulatory follicle development in the sow

    by Paradis, Francois

    Pig follicle development is a complex but poorly understood process involving both gonadotrophins and local ovarian factors....

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  11. Intrafractional Tumour-Tracked Irradiation using a Linac-MR

    by Yun, Jihyun

    Intrafractional tumour tracking is of considerable interest as a means to minimize the PTV in treating mobile tumours. By...

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  12. Intramolecular conjugate displacement for making carbocycles and studies on the total synthesis of MPC1001

    by Wang, Lihong

    The first chapter of this thesis describes methodology on an all-carbon intramolecular conjugate displacement between a carbon...

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  13. Intraspecific cache pilferage in larder-hoarding red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) in Kluane, Yukon

    by Donald, Jenna

    Pilfering is thought to play a role in the evolution of scatter-hoarding strategies; but is not well understood in larder-hoarding...

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  14. Intrinsic Disorder Effects and Persistent Current Studies of YBCO Thin Films and Superconducting Tunnel Junctions

    by Mansour, Ahmad Ibrahim

    This thesis studies the intrinsic disorder effects and the transport and magnetic properties of ring-shaped epitaxial thin...

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  15. Introgression of Blackleg Resistance into Brassica napus from Brassica carinata

    by Rahman, Md Mostafizur

    Blackleg, caused by Leptosphaeria maculans, is one of the most damaging diseases of oilseed rape, Brassica napus. Interspecific...

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  16. Invariant nets for amenable groups and hypergroups

    by Willson, Benjamin

    Let H be a hypergroup with left Haar measure. The amenability of H can be characterized by the existence of nets of positive,...

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  17. Invariant subspaces of certain classes of operators

    by Popov, Alexey

    The first part of the thesis studies invariant subspaces of strictly singular operators. By a celebrated result of Aronszajn...

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  18. Inventing Tradition: The Influence of Chou Wen-chung's Compositional Aesthetic and the Development of New Wave Composition

    by Berg, Lindsay A.

    Chou Wen-chung's innovative compositional synthesis has garnered significant acclaim. His contributions have revitalized...

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  19. Investigating Academic Boredom in Canadian and Chinese Students

    by Tze, Man Chung

    Recent research has shown that boredom has an adverse impact on students’ learning and achievement (e.g., Mann & Robinson,...

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  20. Investigating and modeling traffic collision frequency and possibility for Edmonton

    by Shaheed, Gurjeet Singh

    This study was conducted to investigate and model the high traffic collision frequencies in the City of Edmonton, Canada....

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