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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. Isotope Geochemistry of Natural Gas from the Horn River Basin: Understanding Gas Origin, Storage and Transport in an Unconventional Shale Play

    by Norville, Giselle A

    Devonian shales of the Horn River Basin, northeast British Columbia are recognized key targets for unconventional shale gas...

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  2. Isotope Labeling Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry: Metabolite Identification and Human Salivary Metabolome Profiling

    by Zheng, Jiamin

    The objective of this work was to use paired labeling reagents that are chemically identical but isotopically different to...

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  3. "It was delightful to be so hungry": Food, Class, and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Children's Literature

    by Christensen, Samantha M

    This thesis explores the social, political, and spatial extensions of food and eating in nineteenth-century young women’s...

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  4. Italian and Canadian Cultural Differences as Mirrors of History and Society

    by Borchiellini, Valerio

    This work analyzes cultural differences between Italy and Canada based on newspaper articles and headlines on three major...

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  5. An Item Analysis of the Instability of Parent Report Scores on the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory

    by Worth, Melanie Susan

    Purpose: To evaluate item instability of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory – Functional Skills Scale completed...

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  6. Iterative interpolation of daily precipitation data over Alberta

    by Dai, Qingfang

    This thesis develops an optimal interpolation method that takes daily precipitation values collected from weather stations...

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  7. Iterative receivers for interference limited environments

    by Krzymien, Lukasz

    Interference dominated wireless communications systems are considered. Joint detection methods are applied to combat the...

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  8. Îyacisitayin Newoskan Simakanîsîkanisak 'The (Re)Making of the Hobbema Community Cadet Corps Program'

    by Koch, Jordan R

    In 2005, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) helped launch a unique afterschool program among the four Cree Nations...

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  9. Jack Pine Signalling and Responses to Herbivory

    by Lazebnik, Jenny

    Intra and inter-plant signalling was investigated in jack pine (Pinus banksiana) seedlings in response to jack pine budworm...

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  10. Jacobi Theta and Dedekind Eta Function Identities Via Geometrical Lattice Equivalence

    by Sebestyen, Mark D.

    Geometrical lattice equivalences are used to generate over 100 new quadratic identities involving classical modular forms,...

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  11. Japanese Anti-Art: Japanese Society and Influence from the West

    by Tozawa, Satomi

    Some artists like to create works which do not look and sound like traditional Western art and music. People call those works...

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  12. Jarosite Occurrences in the MIL 03346 Nakhlite: Implications for Water on Mars

    by Hong, Jason K

    The recent discovery of the mineral jarosite (KFe3(OH)6(SO4)2) in the MIL 03346 martian meteorite is important because jarosite...

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  13. The jaw adductor muscles of Champsosaurus and their implications for feeding mechanics

    by James, Michael

    The jaw musculature of Champsosaurus has been enigmatic since the taxon was first described. The extant phylogenetic bracketing...

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  14. Jit4OpenCL: a compiler from Python to OpenCL

    by Xunhao, Li

    Heterogeneous computing platforms that use GPUs and CPUs in tandem for computation have become an important choice to build...

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  15. Joining the Faithful: The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Fan Subculture and Public Ownership

    by Cramer, Scott A

    This research examined the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ fan subculture and their connection to public ownership. It was socially...

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  16. Joint bandwidth and power allocation in wireless communication networks

    by Gong, Xiaowen

    This thesis consists of two studies on joint bandwidth and power allocation strategy for wireless communication networks....

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  17. Jole: a library for dynamic job-level parallel workloads

    by Patterson, Jordan

    Problems in scientific computing often consist of a workload of jobs with dependencies between them. Batch schedulers are...

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  18. Jonathan Dove's 'The Passing of the Year' and Other Works for Chorus and Keyboard

    by Lord, Brendan J.

    Known primarily for his success as a composer of opera, Jonathan Dove is gaining notoriety for his music for chorus and keyboard....

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  19. A journey into school health promotion: district implementation of the health promoting schools approach

    by Gleddie, Douglas Lee

    The purpose of the study was to examine a particular division-level implementation of the Health-Promoting Schools (HPS)...

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  20. A journey towards professional integration – experiences of immigrant Ph. D. students in breaking down barriers to enter Canadian academia

    by Shi, Wenying

    This dissertation investigates the internal and external barriers and successes in career preparation of a small group of...

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