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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. Mapping Mazes: Developing a Taxonomy to Investigate Mazes in Children’s Stories

    by MacLurg, Amanda R

    Pausing, repeating, revising, and abandoning words and phrases are common characteristics of speech called mazes. Mazes...

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  2. Market with transaction costs: optimal shadow state-price densities and exponential utility maximization

    by Nakatsu, Hitoshi

    This thesis discusses the financial market model with proportional transaction costs considered in Cvitanic and Karatzas...

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  3. Marketing Salvation: Devotional Handbooks for Early Modern Householders

    by Shirkie, Amie L.

    My doctoral dissertation examines early modern English devotional handbooks, which were designed to instruct the laity on...

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  4. Marsh reclamation in the oil sands of Alberta: providing benchmarks and models of vegetation development

    by Roy,Marie-Claude

    A key objective of the Alberta oil sands industry is to reclaim the post-mined landscape to “equivalent land capability”...

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  5. Martin McDonagh's Spatial Narratives and the Reinvention of Theatrical Heterotopias

    by Balcom, Katherine Elizabeth

    At the turn of the 21st century, the New Brutalist theatre movement dominated stages in Britain. Despite the large number...

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  6. Masquerade and Modernity in the Cypress Hills: Performing Prairie Photography in the late 1870s

    by Caverhill, Heather M.

    Both Aboriginal people and settlers of European descent participated in the construction of a series of curious tintypes...

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  7. Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Bioactive Metabolites from Lactobacilli

    by Black, Brenna A

    Lactobacilli are commonly used in food fermentations. Preservation and changes in food quality due to fermentation arise...

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  8. Mass Spectrometric Method Development and Applications for Comprehensive Proteome Analysis

    by Ye, Xiaoxia

    In the field of proteomics research, it is desirable to detect the entire proteome or all the proteins present in a sample....

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  9. Mass Spectrometric Method Development and Applications for Comprehensive Proteome Analysis

    by Ye,Xiaoxia

    In the field of proteomics research, it is desirable to detect the entire proteome or all the proteins present in a sample....

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  10. Mass transfer between pentane and heavy hydrocarbons

    by Sadighian, Ardalan

    The demand for accurate bitumen-pentane mass transfer data was the main motivation behind this research. Difficulties such...

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  11. Master & student: an investigation of the methods of negotiating teacher-student relationships in the martial arts

    by Owens, Corey

    This thesis is an ethnographic comparison of two martial arts training systems, with the goal of discovering what methods...

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  12. Materials and Methods for Microfluidic Fuel Cells

    by Nearingburg, Ben

    Microfluidic fuel cell (MFC) devices are a promising route towards on-chip power generation for microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip...

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  13. Maternal Early Life Adversity and Next Generation Wheeze and Allergy

    by Pawlowski, Alicia N.

    Chronic trauma in childhood can program an abnormal stress reaction, resulting in lifelong difficulties with stress management...

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  14. Maternal long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid status during pregnancy and lactation in the APrON cohort.

    by Asaad, Yara Ahmed

    INTRODUCTION: Docosahexaenoic (DHA) and arachidonic acid (AA) are long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA) that are...

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  15. A mathematical framework for expressing multivariate distributions useful in wireless communications

    by Hemachandra, Kasun Thilina

    Multivariate statistics play an important role in performance analysis of wireless communication systems in correlated fading...

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  16. Mathematical modeling and experimental validation of thin low platinum content and functionally graded cathode catalyst layers

    by Domican, Kailyn P

    Low catalyst content remains a key requirement for the commercialization of polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) into the...

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  17. Mathematical Modelling of Glioma Stem Cell Fractions After Irradiation Treatments

    by Veljee, Wafa S

    Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is a grade IV brain tumour. It is the most common brain malignancy and is extremely aggressive....

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  18. Mathematical modelling of HTLV-I infection: a study of viral persistence in vivo

    by Lim, Aaron Guanliang

    Human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) is a persistent human retrovirus characterized by life-long infection and risk...

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  19. Mathematical Models and Inverse Algorithms for Childhood Infectious Diseases with Vaccination - Case Studies in Measles

    by Jin, Chaochao

    Children are at a high risk of infection since they have not yet developed mature immunity. Childhood infectious diseases,...

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  20. Mathematical Programming for Sequence Optimization in Block Cave Mining

    by Pourrahimian, Yashar

    Production scheduling of any mining system has an enormous effect on the operation’s economics. The economics of today’s...

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