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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Jus Post Bellum: The Case for a Light Footprint "Plus" Approach to Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

    by Leonard, Shaina C

    The term jus post bellum is used increasingly to refer to the legal frameworks applied in post-conflict peacebuilding projects....

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  5. "Just Breathing Isn't Living": Disability and Constructions of Normalcy in Nineteenth-Century Children's Literature

    by Lalani, Tia I

    This study seeks to demonstrate the ways in which disability is negatively and stereotypically presented in classic children’s...

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  6. "Just the facts, ma'am": newspaper depictions of women council candidates during the 2007 Alberta municipal election

    by Wagner, Angelia

    Do women municipal politicians encounter the same level of media bias as their national counterparts? This question guided...

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  7. Justifying Social Services: Partnership and Risk in the Alberta Funding Regime

    by Tighe, Caitlin A.

    This research focuses on the funding relationships between the provincial government and the not-for-profit sector in Alberta....

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  8. Just-in-time and Adaptive Methods for Soft Sensor Design

    by Ma, Ming

    In many industrial processes, critical variables cannot be easily measured on-line: they are either obtained from hardware...

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  9. Kaleidoscope: A Phenomenological-Empirical Study of Beauty

    by Aaftink, Cathelein

    This doctoral project describes beauty as it is lived. It is an exploration of beauty’s experiential qualities as well as...

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  10. Kallithea to Halos: the defense network of the north Othrys mountains

    by Chykerda, Christopher Myles

    This thesis presents an interdisciplinary examination of a series of towers existing between the sites of Kastro Kallithea...

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  11. Karaito sōshi: a tale of optimism and good fortune

    by Slobodian, Lora

    Karaito sōshi is a tale that falls within a genre of stories from 14th century Japan known as otogi-zōshi, or ‘companion...

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  12. Kelvin-Helmholtz instability of a bottom-intensified jet

    by Somayaji, Chandana R

    The Kelvin-Helmholtz instability is the inertial destabilization of a parallel shear flow in a density stratified fluid under...

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  13. Kinematically singular pre-stressed mechanisms as new semi-active variable stiffness springs for vibration isolation

    by Azadi Sohi, Mojtaba

    Researchers have offered a variety of solutions for overcoming the old and challenging problem of undesired vibrations. The...

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  14. Kinetic analysis of manual wheelchair propulsion under different environmental conditions between experienced and new manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury

    by Singla, Manu

    Objectives: To compare wheelchair propulsion kinetics between new (acute) and experienced (chronic) manual wheelchair users...

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  15. Kinetic behavior of microtubules driven by dynein motors - a computational study

    by Chen, Qiang

    In this work, a general dynamic model was proposed to simulate the dynamic motion of microtubules driven by dynein motors,...

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  16. Kinetic Model for a Platinum Diesel Oxidation Catalyst

    by Sola Quiroz, Carolina

    Using data from artificial gas mixtures, global kinetic models for a platinum diesel oxidation catalyst are developed. The...

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  17. Kinetics of liquid-solid reactions in naphthenic acid conversion and kraft pulping

    by Yang, Ling

    Two liquid-solid reactions, in which the morphology of the solid changes as the reactions proceeds, were examined. One is...

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  18. Kinetics studies of chemical reactions and quality changes in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) enriched milk treated with high-pressure sterilization

    by Martinez, Sergio I.

    Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a bioactive lipid naturally found in milk, is thermally degraded through oxidation during...

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  19. Kirkpatrick-Baez Microscope for Hard X-Ray Imaging of Fast Ignition Experiments

    by Friesen, Hal

    Fast ignition (FI) decouples the compression and ignition in normal Inertial Confinement Fusion schemes, and can rely on...

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  20. KIWEYTOTAHK ISKWEW ISKOTAYOW: Returning to the Women Fire

    by Louis, Claudine C.

    The literature available on First Nations women from a Euro-Western Canadian perspective has painted a bleak, shortsighted,...

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