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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. Investigation of vortical and interfacial particulate flows

    by Madhavan, Srinath

    Nonlinearity in the Navier-Stokes equations can originate from a variety of sources, such as contributions stemming from...

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  2. An investigation on interaction between nano crystalline cellulose and water-soluble polymers in aqueous solutions

    by Khalili, Zahra

    In this research, the phase behavior of rod like nano crystalline cellulose (NCC) suspensions has been investigated. NCC...

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  3. Investigation on the uptake of functional proteins and infectious prions into wheat plants through the root system

    by Rasmussen, Jay D

    Prions are the proteinaceous particle responsible for infections in a class of neurodegenerative diseases. These diseases...

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  4. Investigations into Differences between Vaccinia and Myxoma Virus Plaquing Properties Identifies Strategies for Increasing the Oncolytic Efficacy of Myxoma Virus

    by Irwin, Chad Robert

    Despite both being poxviruses, vaccinia (VACV) and myxoma (MYXV) form very different plaque types. VACV plaques are large...

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  5. Investigations of Influenza Vaccination in Kidney and Lung Transplant Populations

    by Bergeron, Amber

    These two studies investigate the immune responses of lung and kidney transplant recipients to the influenza vaccine. The...

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  6. Invitations to sociology: constructing classroom introductions

    by Wagner, Alecia Lynn

    This thesis focuses on a temporally-limited “slice” of the Introductory Sociology course as one way into thinking about how...

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  7. Ion transport pharmacology in heart disease and type-2 diabetes.

    by Soliman, Daniel

    The cardiac sodium-calcium exchanger (NCX) is an important membrane protein which regulates cellular calcium necessary for...

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  8. Iqbal's Urdu Political Poems: The Writer Against Colonialism

    by Qazi, Uzma

    Sir Allama Mohammad Iqbal’s poetry and prose, despite their philosophical content and tone, are overtly political. This can...

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  9. The Irreducible Characters of 2 x 2 Unitary Matrix Groups Over Finite Fields

    by Campbell, John J.

    In this work we will construct the table of irreducible characters for the group of unitary 2 x 2 matrices over a finite...

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  10. Irreducible Characters of GL(n, Z/p^l Z)

    by Wen, Qianglong

    We first find all the irreducible complex characters of the general linear group GL(2, Z/p^l Z) over the ring Z/p^l Z, where...

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  11. Irreducible Characters of SL(k,Z/p^nZ)

    by Pasanen, Trevor

    In this paper we find irreducible characters of G=SL(k,Z/p^nZ) where n >= 2, k=2,3 and, p is an odd prime. In the case k=2...

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  12. Irreducible Operators and Semigroups on Banach Lattices

    by Gao, Niushan

    In this thesis, I study irreducibility on Banach lattices. First, I study irreducible positive operators on Banach lattices....

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  13. The (Ir)Relevance of Lesbian Identity within Contemporary Theorizing: A Poststructural Critique of Lesbian Feminist and Queer Theory

    by Casey, Melissa

    Lesbian identity has become germane to contemporary theorizing on sexuality. Since the early 1990’s, queer theory and critique...

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  14. Is Atomoxetine effective in treating nicotine withdrawal? A double-blind, placebo-controlled, fixed-dose study

    by Dadashova, Rana

    Drugs that affect noradrenaline neurotransmission are used as therapy for smoking cessation. A recent study in individuals...

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  15. Is EHR the Cure? An Examination of the Implementation of an Electronic Health Record in Rural Alberta

    by Trueman, Janice

    As Canada continues its drive towards a national electronic health record the costs are mounting. With 256 projects underway...

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  16. Is it Possible to Regulate the Internet Globally?: a Comparative Case Study of the Cybercrime Framework in Canada and Romania.

    by Manolescu, Dan Stefan Dragos

    In this thesis, I investigate the concept of Internet regulation and its implementation by examining the Convention on Cybercrime,...

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  17. Is niche separation between wolves and cougars realized in the Rocky Mountains?

    by Krawchuk, Kerri E

    Multiple carnivore species can have greater population limiting effects than single carnivores. Two coexisting carnivores...

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  18. Is Participation in Family Role-play in Second Life Associated with Improved Social and Emotional Support and Well-Being Among Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders?

    by Gilmour, Laura

    This study examines whether participation in Second Life (SL) among adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is associated...

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  19. Is the New Paragraph More Readable than the Traditional Paragraph?

    by Singh, Ravi Inder

    The definition of the traditional paragraph has remained unchanged for generations of readers. Yet today the predominant...

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  20. Is What You See What You Get? Exploring the Role of Virtual Reference Icons on Academic Library Websites

    by King, Martina

    The goal of this study is to better understand academic library design, selection, and use of web icons. An additional goal...

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