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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. Leaves in the Garden: The Utopian Politics of the Kelmscott Press Edition of News from Nowhere

    by Christianson, Thomas Stephan

    In this study I examine William Morris’s novel News from Nowhere in relation to his utopian-socialist politics. This examination...

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  2. Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction and Volume Calculations Using Three-Dimensional Echocardiography

    by Wood, Peter William

    In a review encompassing 18 single- and multi-centre studies comparing echocardiography with magnetic resonance imaging,...

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  3. Legume-grass forage mixes for maximizing yield and competitiveness against weeds in early establishment

    by Gabruck, Danielle

    A field experiment from 2003 to 2005 at two sites examined the impacts of forage species and legume proportion on forage...

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  4. Lesson Study: Mathematics teachers become the professionals in their professional development

    by Harle, Joanne

    This research begins with an argument for the implementation of a professional development model that would empower mathematics...

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  5. Letting go: How newly-graduated Registered Nurses in western Canada decide to exit the nursing profession

    by Chachula, Kathryn M

    The Canadian Nurses Association predicts the nursing shortage will rise to an estimated 60,000 Registered Nurses (RNs) by...

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  6. Let’s not Sugar-Coat it: Exploring Differences of Sugar Consumption Behaviours During Pregnancy Through Focused Ethnography

    by Graham, Jocelyn E.

    Excessive sugar consumption may adversely affect maternal and fetal health. This study explored influences on women’s sugar...

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  7. The levels of self-criticism and forms of dependency: their relation to attachment, the working alliance, and outcome

    by Banack, Kendell D

    This study examined the relationships between attachment style and the levels of self-criticism (comparative and introjective)...

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  8. Leveraging supplementary transcriptions and transliterations via re-ranking

    by Bhargava, Aditya

    Grapheme-to-phoneme conversion (G2P) and machine transliteration are important tasks in natural language processing. Supplemental...

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  9. Lexical tone processing by monolingual and bilingual speakers of tone and non-tone languages

    by Danielson, Donald Kyle

    This study tests early Chinese-English bilinguals’ perception of Thai lexical tone. Lexical tone is a feature that is used...

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  10. LiDAR assisted mapping and deformation history of Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

    by Hartman, Sharlene E.

    The Crowsnest Pass area, located in the Rocky Mountain foothills of the Canadian Cordillera, provides an exceptional example...

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  11. Life cycle assessment of arsenic from poultry feed to agricultural crops

    by Gupta, Sanjay Kumar

    A series of experiments were conducted to study the fate and distribution of arsenic (As) when it passes through various...

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  12. Life Cycle Assessment of Biomass Conversion Pathways

    by Kabir, Md R

    This study has investigated the life cycle of three biomass feedstocks including forest residue, agricultural residue, and...

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  13. Lifetime Improvement in Wireless Sensor Networks

    by Eghbal, Nooshin

    We study lifetime of linear and two-dimensional Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) for the case where wireless sensors are not...

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  14. Light Propagation and Photothermal Nonlinearity in Graphene-Si Waveguides

    by Horvath, Cameron S.

    This thesis involves the study of light propagation and photothermal nonlinearity in graphene-silicon waveguides. Graphene,...

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  15. Lightning prediction models for the province of Alberta, Canada

    by Blouin, Karen D

    Lightning is widely acknowledged as a major cause of wildland fires in Canada. On average, 250,000 cloud-to-ground lightning...

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  16. A Lightweight Coordination Approach for Resource-Centric Collaborations

    by Ghandehari, Morteza

    A very common form of collaborative work involves people working on shared resources, such as, for example, co-producing...

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  17. Linear Scheduling: Special Purpose Simulation Template Developed for Simphony.Net

    by Haring, Veronica

    The need for specialized software, particularly for repetitive construction is growing. Although simulation has been accepted...

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  18. Linkage mapping, phenotypic characterization, and introgression analysis of crosses with safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)

    by Archibald, Catherine J.

    An inter-specific linkage map of a backcross (BC1) population derived from a cross between C. tinctorius and C. oxyacanthus...

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  19. Linkage of Annual Oil Sands Mine Plan to Composite Tailings Plan

    by Kalantari, Samira

    One of the major issues in the current oil sands waste management techniques is a lack of a direct linkage between the long-term...

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  20. Linkage of Truck-and-shovel Operations to Short-term Mine Plans Using Discrete Event Simulation

    by Torkamani, Elmira

    The scope of this research is concerned with improving truck-and-shovel systems’ efficiency using simulation. The major shortcomings...

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