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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. Periodicals in Early Nineteenth-Century Lower Canada: A Study of Samuel Hull Wilcocke’s the Scribbler in the Field of Cultural Production

    by Patterson, Geordan C. D.

    This dissertation takes as a case study Samuel Hull Wilcocke’s periodical the Scribbler (1821-1827) to examine the field...

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  2. Peripheral and central contributions to evoked contractions during neuromuscular electrical stimulation

    by Bergquist, Austin J

    The present thesis examined two general questions regarding neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES): 1) How can the delivery...

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  3. Peripheral nerve regeneration: A study of surgical and biological techniques to enhance functional regeneration

    by Ladak, Adil

    Unlike the central nervous system, axonal regeneration does occur in the peripheral nervous system, however, despite this,...

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  4. Permeability estimation of fracture networks

    by Jafari, Alireza

    This dissertation aims to propose a new and practical method to obtain equivalent fracture network permeability (EFNP), which...

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  5. The Peroxin Pex34p Functions with the Pex11 Family of Proteins to Regulate the Peroxisome Population in the Yeast Saccharomyces cervisiae

    by Tower, Robert J

    Peroxisomes are highly dynamic organelles that change in size and number in response to both intra- and extracellular cues....

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  6. Persistence and abundance of the Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) in Alberta

    by Erickson, Mara E

    The Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis, WEGR) is a Species of Special Concern in Alberta, declining in distribution...

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  7. Persistent and Contradictory Comparative Claims of Boys' and Girls' Reading Achievement: A Historical Interpretive Approach

    by Loerke, Karen G

    ABSTRACT Persistent and contradictory claims that boys are not doing as well as girls in reading achievement have been made...

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  8. Persistent Homology in Analysis of Point-Cloud Data

    by Kovacev-Nikolic, Violeta

    The main goal of this thesis is to explore various applications of persistent homology in statistical analysis of point-cloud...

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  9. Personal identity as a social concept

    by Hayman, Edward

    The Thesis argues that the concept of ‘personal identity’ is developed in social circumstances, relating to ideas about how...

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  10. The personal mythology of Peter III Feodorovich as deployed in Russian panegyrics of 1742, 1743, and 1762

    by Kutuzov, Maria

    This dissertation examines the process of creation and evolution of the personal mythology of the 7th Russian Emperor Peter...

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  11. Personal stories of the fluidity of sexuality and their relevance to theories of human sexual orientation

    by Cey, Robert Owen

    A narrative inquiry methodology was utilized to investigate experiences of fluidity of sexuality and the broader processes...

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  12. Perspectives of Lesbian Mothers Regarding their Families' Experiences with Alberta Schools

    by Letendre, Shannon M

    This study explores the perspectives of four lesbian mothers from three different families regarding their families’ experiences...

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  13. Petrographic and X-ray Microtomographic Analysis of the Upper Montney Formation, Northeastern British Columbia, Canada

    by Playter, Tiffany L

    Utilizing electron microprobe (EMP), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and petrographic analysis, 14 thin sections from...

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  14. Petrophysical properties of bitumen from the Upper Devonian Grosmont reservoir, Alberta, Canada

    by Zhao, Yi

    The Upper Devonian Grosmont reservoir in Alberta, Canada, is the single largest carbonate bitumen reservoir in the world,...

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  15. pH changes localized to the surface of membrane transport proteins

    by Johnson, Danielle Elaine

    Intracellular pH was monitored at the cytosolic surface of plasma membrane solute transporters (Na+/H+/nucleoside co-transporters,...

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  16. The pharmaceutical industry’s willingness-to-sell targeted chemotherapy for incurable solid cancers

    by Conter, Henry J

    How the costs of research and its associated risks contribute to a minimum price that would support continued private pharmaceutical...

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  17. Pharmacists' Beliefs about Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

    by Siyam, Tasneem A

    OBJECTIVE: To identify pharmacists’ beliefs about bioidentical hormone therapy (BHT) and determine factors influencing these...

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  18. Pharmacogenomics of Sulfonylureas and Glinides on ATP-Sensitive Potassium Channel

    by Lang, Yiqiao Veronica

    The common ATP-sensitive (KATP) channel variants E23K and S1369A, found in the KCNJ11 and ABCC8 genes respectively, form...

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  19. The Phase Behavior of Asphaltene + Polystyrene + Toluene Mixtures at 293 K

    by khammar, Merouane

    Polymers of various types are added to crude oils and oil products to prevent wax deposition, break water-in-oil emulsions,...

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  20. Phase behavior of asphaltenes in organic media

    by Nikooyeh, Kasra

    Unwanted phase separation of asphaltenes poses significant challenges in production and processing of heavy oils and bitumen....

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