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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. Investigating Citizenship, Sexuality and the Same-Sex Marriage fight in California’s Proposition 8

    by DeGagne, Alexa

    My doctoral dissertation examines the discursive strategies of ten organizations engaged in the 2008-2013 same-sex marriage...

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  2. Investigating Cultures of Food Security: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Gender in Rural Kongwa, Tanzania

    by Mason, Ryan F

    This thesis examines two cultural components of food security in rural Tanzania, specifically gendered mobilities and Traditional...

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  3. Investigating Interactions between Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNCs) and Proteins

    by Cao, Cong

    Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) are an emerging renewable and sustainable nanomaterial which has received increasing attention....

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  4. Investigating Novel Roles for gdf6 and crx in Retinal Development and Disease

    by March, Lindsey D

    The growth and development of an organ is a multi-step process. It involves initial specification of the progenitor cells...

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  5. Investigating Principals’ Beliefs and Intentions Toward the Inclusion of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    by Hall, Shaun F.

    The purpose of this study was to improve our understanding of what influences principals’ intentions toward including children...

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  6. Investigating Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions with Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry (HDX-MS)

    by Zhang, Jingjing

    The application of hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) to investigating protein-carbohydrate interactions...

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  7. Investigating Reading Processes Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging

    by Dai, Wenjun

    Recent evidence from diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies reported that the structural integrity [fractional anisotropy...

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  8. Investigating secondary science teachers’ beliefs about what counts most as science education.

    by Stock, Tracey Ann

    This research aimed to investigate Alberta science teachers’ beliefs about ‘what counts most as science education’. By...

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  9. Investigating smallholders' preferences for the design of REDD contracts: A case study in Akok village, Cameroon

    by Schmidt, Caitlin J

    This thesis examines smallholders’ preferences for the design of hypothetical contracts to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation...

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  10. Investigating Tension in Collaborative Action Research about Comics Writing

    by Nixon, Rhonda

    This dissertation was written as a commonplace text (Havens, 2001; Sumara, 2002), where I gathered multimodal texts (print,...

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  11. Investigating the 197Au-31P spin-spin coupling interactions in gold-phosphine halides using solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance, spectral simulations, and quantum chemistry computations

    by Dwan, Jerrod Ryan

    Phosphorus-31 nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy with magic angle spinning was used to characterize 197Au-31P spin-spin...

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  12. Investigating the Caspase Cleavage of the JunB Transcription Factor

    by Lee, Jason KH

    The activation of caspases is an important step not only in apoptosis induction, but in cellular processes such as proliferation,...

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  13. Investigating the catalyitc combustion of methane and BTEX in a counter-diffusive radiant heater

    by Jodeiri Naghashkar, Naeimeh

    This research was aimed at investigating a counter-diffusive catalytic reactor for mitigation of methane and BTEX emissions...

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  14. Investigating the clavam gene cluster in Streptomyces antibioticus Tü1718

    by Goomeshi Nobary, Sarah

    Production of clavams (including clavulanic acid, a potent β-lactamase inhibitor) has been studied in Streptomyces clavuligerus....

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  15. Investigating the Conformational Dynamics of Biomolecules using Optical Tweezers

    by Soong, JingChyuan

    The structural dynamics of proteins and nucleic acids play a vital role in biochemical reactions. We employed novel optical...

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  16. Investigating the effects of transportation infrastructure development on energy consumption and emissions

    by Achtymichuk, Darren S.

    This study outlines the development of an emissions modeling process in which tractive power based emissions functions are...

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  17. Investigating The Role Of Fibrocystin/Polyductin In Cholangiocarcinoma

    by Abuetabh, Yasser H

    Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) represents a very devastating liver neoplasm, whose incidence is increasing worldwide. CCA is often...

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  18. Investigating the role of the D0 domain of KIR3DL1 in ligand interaction and exploring the effect of LILRB1 on KIR3DL1 signaling

    by Fu, Li

    Natural killer (NK) cells are crucial in early defense against viral infections by rapidly terminating infected cells and...

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  19. Investigating UCT and RAVE: steps towards a more robust method

    by Tom, David

    The Monte-Carlo Tree Search (MCTS) algorithm Upper Confidence bounds applied to Trees (UCT) has become extremely popular...

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  20. Investigation and Analysis in Cross-Media Reception: Schubert, Goethe, and Others

    by Weed, Janelle

    Is there ever a simple place of convergence where two media coexist and interact equally? If one assumes that there is indeed...

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