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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. Lipase-catalyzed interesterification between canola oil and fully-hydrogenated canola oil in contact with supercritical carbon dioxide

    by Jenab, Ehsan

    Despite the policies targeting reduction of partially hydrogenated fats because of concerns over trans fatty acids (TFA),...

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  2. Lipid dysfunction in Huntington Disease -"Molecular Mechanisms and Therapy"

    by Di Pardo, Alba

    Huntington disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by motor and cognitive symptoms. In HD patients, the protein...

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  3. Lipid modification of polymeric nanocarriers for drug and siRNA delivery

    by Falamarzian, Arash

    The use of nanotechnology in pharmaceutical development has progressed significantly in recent decades. This rapid advancement...

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  4. Lipid Modified Polymers for Transfection of Human CRL Fibroblasts, and for siRNA Mediated MDR Reversal in Melanoma Cancer Therapy

    by Abbasi Dezfouli, Meysam

    Gene delivery for therapeutic purposes is quickly emerging as the best potential treatment option for inherited genetic diseases...

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  5. Liquid degassing using fine droplets and micro bubbles

    by Ji, Yiming

    This project was initiated to study the H2S removal process from liquid sulfur and later extended to generic liquid degassing...

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  6. Listening Deeply: A Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of Older Adults in Relation to Place

    by Compton, Roslyn M

    While living alongside Grandma’s stories of growing older in a small rural town in Australia, I became interested in the...

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  7. Literacies and Three Women's On-Going Stories to Shift Identities: A Narrative Inquiry

    by Jack-Malik, Sandra

    This study is a narrative inquiry. The study follows a recursive, reflexive process which allowed me to move between telling,...

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  8. Literacy in ACTion: Using Theatre to Read the Word and the World Through Critical Pedagogy, Image Theatre and Comic Creation with Youth

    by Urban, Alison

    This thesis examines Literacy in ACTion, a drama-based participatory project developed and implemented by the author. The...

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  9. Literature of Movement: Trends, Developments, and Prospects in Transcultural Literature as Exemplified by Contemporary German-Language Texts

    by Petersen, Katelyn J

    The questions of categorizing, describing, and critically engaging with different types of literature require constant attention....

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  10. Lithic technology and hunting behaviour during the Middle Stone Age in Tanzania

    by Bushozi, Pastory

    In this dissertation, I examine the representation of projectile points in the Middle Stone Age (MSA) and Later Stone Age...

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  11. Lithospheric structure imaging of Alberta from regional broadband seismic network

    by Chen, Yunfeng

    The development of dense, broadband seismic network provides a solid foundation for the implementation of a variety of seismic...

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  12. Litter birth weight phenotype and maternal n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in pigs

    by Smit, Miranda N

    Research reported in this thesis investigated effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA) supplementation, litter...

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  13. The lived experience of family caregivers who provided end-of-life care to a relative with advanced dementia

    by Peacock, Shelley

    With aging of the baby boomer population, older adults living longer, and no known cure for dementia, the prevalence of dementia...

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  14. LL-diaminopimelate aminotransferase: the mechanism of substrate recognition and specificity

    by Watanabe, Nobuhiko

    Amino acid biosynthesis is an essential process in living organisms. Certain amino acids can be synthesized by some organisms...

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  15. Load Modeling Techniques for Power System Dynamic Studies

    by Li, Shengqiang

    Accurately modeling power system loads is essential in simulation-based power system planning and operation studies. Since...

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  16. Loading Rate Effects and Sulphate Resistance of Fibre Reinforced Cement-based Foams

    by Mamun, Muhammad

    This study describes the strength, toughness and strain-rate sensitivity of fibre-reinforced cement-based foams subjected...

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  17. Local Institutional Structures, Culture and Food Security in South Africa

    by Trefry, Amy J

    Culture provides a lens through which to increase our understanding of community responses that both contribute to and detract...

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  18. Local Risk-Minimization for Change Point Models

    by JIANG, LONG

    he main aim of this thesis lies in describing, as explicit as possible, the local-risk minimizing strategy for a change-point...

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  19. Localization and Trafficking of the Death-Inducing Fas Ligand Protein in Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes

    by Clementin, Ana L

    Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) can kill tumor cells and cells infected with intracellular pathogens. Their two major killing...

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  20. Location, Location, Location: An Alternative View Concerning the Location of the Deduction in Kant’s Third Critique

    by Tuna, Emine Hande

    The project of the Critique of the Aesthetic Power of Judgment consists in providing a ground for judgments of taste so that...

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