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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. Law, Immunization and the Right to Die: On Legal Fictions and the Governance of Assisted Dying

    by Hardes, Jennifer J

    This thesis charts and explores the effects of a basic socio-political logic of English and Canadian case law on assisted...

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  2. Layer-by-layer assembly of multilayers on carbon surfaces and molecular electronic junctions

    by Xing, Xiao

    In the research described in this thesis, two molecular layers were successfully anchored on carbon surfaces (pyrolyzed photoresist...

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    by Joosse, James Paul

    This dissertation interrogates the concept of ‘leaderless resistance.’ Traditionally defined as a strategy that allows for...

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  4. Leadership as Life Skills in Relation to Health Behaviours and Bodyweight in Grade 5 Students

    by Ferland, Adam R

    Childhood obesity has risen dramatically over recent decades in Canada, attributed largely to increasingly obesogenic environments....

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  5. Leadership In Online Curriculum Delivery

    by Elkow, Collin

    The purpose of this study was to explore how university department chairs, or equivalent, perceive leadership as it relates...

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  6. Leaf area index in a tropical dry forest in Mexico

    by Huang, Yingduan

    Tropical dry forests are important ecosystems for their high species richness, endemism and their important role in sustaining...

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  7. Lean-Mod: An Approach to Modular Construction Manufacturing Production Efficiency Improvement

    by Moghadam, Mansooreh

    Modular construction manufacturing (MCM) is superior to the current on-site construction system which is hampered by inefficiency...

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  8. Learn It, Live It, Love It: Creating the Self in the Consumer Culture of Retail Employment

    by Holroyd, Heather

    How do retail service industry employees perform appearance and identity to generate capital? This thesis is data collected...

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  9. Learned Chinese

    by Koskela, Alyssa

    Modern Standard Mandarin (MSM) is increasingly taught in a multitude of international contexts. This creative non-fiction...

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  10. Learning Accurate Regressors for Predicting Survival Times of Individual Cancer Patients

    by Lin, Hsiu-Chin

    Standard survival analysis focuses on population-based studies. The objective of our work, survival prediction, is different:...

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  11. Learning and aggregation of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps - an evolutionary approach

    by Stach, Wojciech J

    Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCMs) are a widely used, neuro-fuzzy based qualitative approach for the modeling of dynamic systems,...

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  12. Learning Between the Lines: Non-formal Learning and Citizenship Identity Formation in Schools

    by Brooke, Auralia

    Educational institutions play a key role in how students build citizenship identity. Goals for citizenship education in Alberta...

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  13. Learning Deep Representations, Embeddings and Codes from the Pixel Level of Natural and Medical Images

    by Kiros, Ryan J

    Significant research has gone into engineering representations that can identify high-level semantic structure in images,...

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  14. Learning How to Plan in High Performance Athletics

    by Brown, Jennifer A.

    Coach learning is a key component for developing quality coaches. While researchers have identified many ways that coaches...

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  15. Learning in simulation: theorizing Ricoeur in a study involving paramedics, pilots, and others

    by Essington, Timothy Don

    The use of simulation is becoming increasingly important in the education of practitioners whose field of work contains a...

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  16. Learning multi-agent pursuit of a moving target

    by Lu, Jieshan

    In this thesis we consider the task of catching a moving target with multiple pursuers, also known as the “Pursuit Game”,...

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  17. Learning to cope among adolescent athletes

    by Tamminen, Katherine A.

    The current research was designed to add to the youth sport coping literature by examining adolescent athletes’ stressor...

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  18. Learning to Listen: Children's Voices Guiding Change in Rural Vietnam

    by Maideen, Freda T

    Although Vietnam has made notable progress in terms of economic development, the transition from a social to market-based...

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  19. Learning to listen: the voices of post-secondary deaf and hard of hearing learners

    by Martin, Deena

    This study examined the experiences of Canadian postsecondary learners who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing and have received...

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  20. Learning to Love the Mess: An Autobiography of a Writing Teacher

    by Carmichael, Lindsay H.

    This paper is an exploration of teaching, writing, and living in, among, and across the lines and structures of teaching....

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