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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. Patient Safety Climate and Leadership in the Emergency Department

    by Al-Ahmadi, Somaia

    The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between the four leadership archetypes identified using the Competing...

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  2. Patterning of Nanostructures by Block Copolymer Self-Assembly

    by Zhang, Xiaojiang

    Fabrication of nanofeatures with precisely defined size and ordering is essential for a broad range of technologically important...

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  3. Patterning the zebrafish visual system requires the actions of Pbx transcription factors, and a downstream growth factor, Gdf6a

    by French, Curtis Robert

    The zebrafish visual system relies on positional information in the retina and optic tectum, so that the spatial fidelity...

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  4. Patterns and causes of variation in understory plant diversity and composition in mature boreal mixedwood forest stands of western Canada

    by Chavez Varela, Virginia

    Boreal mixedwood forest stands are comprised of a mixture of small canopy patches of varying dominance by conifer (mostly...

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  5. Patterns and Pathways of Hydrogenation of Asphaltene Model Compounds

    by Mierau, Judah

    Large polycyclic aromatic nitrogen containing asphaltene model compounds, with molecular weights from 535 to 702 g/mol, were...

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  6. Patterns of Genomic Variation and Whole Genome Association Studies of Economically Important Traits in Cattle

    by Li, Honghao

    Functionally important genetic variations in cattle have great potential as tools to increase agricultural production once...

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  7. Patterns of River Breakup Timing and Sequencing, Hay River, NWT

    by Kovachis, Nadia

    River ice breakup and associated flooding are realities for many northern communities. This is certainly the case in Hay...

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  8. PCR-DGGE analysis of microbial communities associated with Campylobacter spp. on equipment surfaces at two pig processing facilities

    by Tan, Boon-Fei

    The objectives of this research were to use molecular methods to investigate the diversity of the bacterial population in...

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  9. p-Cycles: New Solutions for Node Protection, Transparency, and Large Scale Network Design

    by Onguetou Boaye, Diane Prisca

    Optical transport networks are critical infrastructures which carry huge amounts of great traffic variety but are inevitably...

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  10. PDE Backstepping Boundary Observer Design with Application to Thermal Management of PCR Process in Lab-on-a-Chip Devices

    by Banaei Khosroushahi, Reza

    In the past two decades, the idea of Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) devices has received a growing attention from researchers. A Lab-on-a-Chip...

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  11. The Peer Context: Relationship Analysis to Inform Peer Education Programs in Fort Portal, Uganda

    by VanSpronsen, Amanda Dianne

    Uganda has a predominantly young population, and there is a need for targeted HIV/AIDS prevention programming. Peer education...

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  12. People and Fish in Fiji: an ethnobiological study of a coral reef ecosystem

    by Gordon, Andrew Ross

    People are active participants in coral reef ecosystems. This ethnobiology study considers and contrasts folkbiological knowledge...

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  13. People, land, and pipelines: perspectives on resource decision-making in the Sahtu Region, Northwest Territories

    by Dokis, Carly Ann

    This dissertation examines the ways in which three Aboriginal communities in the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories...

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  14. La perception des finissants des programmes d'immersion de l'Alberta comme apprenant de langue seconde

    by Romyn, Kimberly M.

    This case study explores French Immersion graduates’ perceptions of how they learned their second language. During this research...

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  15. Perception of Climate Change Among Egyptians Living in Egypt and Canada

    by Zaki, Tarek

    Abstract This thesis explores the risk perception of climate change among Egyptians who reside in Canada and Egyptians who...

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  16. Perceptions of healthy aging among Francophone older adults living in Edmonton, Alberta

    by Esso, Christelle M.-C.

    Although many policy frameworks, research definitions and programs on Healthy Aging are available in Canada and abroad, little...

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  17. Percutaneous vertebroplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture

    by Golmohammadi, Kamran

    Background: Current vertebroplasty practices significantly vary due to differences in perceived effectiveness and safety...

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  18. Perfect calendars in chaotic times

    by Shilova, Irina

    This dissertation focuses on the literary and media texts pertaining to the calendar reform introduced by the Bolshevik government...

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  19. Perfectionism and parenting styles in male youth soccer

    by Sapieja, Klaudia

    This study examined the relationship between perfectionism and parenting styles among 194 male youth soccer players (M age...

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  20. Perfectionism and Perceptions of Social Loafing in Youth Soccer Players

    by Vaartstra, Matthew B

    This study examined the relationships between multidimensional perfectionism and perceptions of social loafing in sport among...

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