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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. Les politiques publiques et le service en français: une étude comparative de deux corps policiers

    by Croteau, Sonia

    The Official Languages Act requires that some Canadian public institutions offer services in both official languages. In...

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  2. The poloxamer 407 induced hyperlipidemic rat model and its effect on renal toxicity of calcineurin inhibitors

    by Chaudhary, Hetal R

    The present study characterized poloxamer 407 (P407) induced hyperlipidemia in rats and investigated its effect of on renal...

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  3. Poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) based microgels and their assemblies for organic molecule removal from water

    by Parasuraman, Deepika

    This dissertation focuses on the application of poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) (pNIPAm) microgels and their assemblies for...

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  4. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and amiodarone pharmacokinetics

    by Elsherbiny, Marwa

    In the treatment of arrhythmias, amiodarone is a primary therapeutic agent. Cytochromes P450 (CYP) 1A1 and 1A2 facilitate...

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  5. Polymer Aids for Settling and Filtration of Oil Sands Tailings

    by Wang, Xiaoyan

    Commercial Magnafloc 1011and in-house synthesized Al-PAM were used as flocculants for model tailings, laboratory extraction...

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  6. Polymer/Nanoparticle Nanocomposite Thin Films for Optoelectronics: Experiment and Theory

    by McClure, Sean

    Third-generation optoelectronics, which utilize nanoscale materials, have received a considerable amount of attention in...

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  7. Polynomial-Normal extension of Black-Scholes model

    by Li, Hao

    Black-Scholes Model is a widely used mathematical model for stock price behaviors, of which the return is assumed to be normally...

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  8. Polytomous item response theory parameter recovery: An investigation of non-normal distributions and small sample size

    by Bahry, Louise M

    Item Response Theory (IRT) has been extensively used in educational research with large sample sizes and normally distributed...

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  9. Polyurethanes plastic sheets and foams synthesized from aromatic triols

    by Dumont, Marie-Josée

    Novel plastic sheets and foams from vegetable oil-based monomers were produced. These new polyurethanes were synthesized...

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  10. Population genomics of North American grey wolves (Canis lupus)

    by Knowles, James

    Previous studies of the grey wolf (Canis lupus) using microsatellites have showed strong population structure despite the...

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  11. Population, individual and behavioural approaches to understanding the implications of habitat change for arctic ground squirrels

    by Wheeler, Helen Claire

    The ecological niche describes the entire set of resources and environmental conditions suitable for species to occur and...

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  12. Population-level responses of fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) to alarm substances and predator odour

    by Jung, Jennifer

    Alarm substances, released by injured prey, and odours from predators, such as northern pike, are chemical cues associated...

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  13. Portable-XRF Analysis of Archaeological Obsidian from Rebun Island, Japan

    by Lynch, Sean C.

    Ongoing excavations on Rebun Island have demonstrated the prehistoric use of obsidian persistently from the Middle Jomon...

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  14. A portrait of Aboriginal elementary school classrooms: an exploratory study using elements of ethnographic research design

    by Abdulrehman, Haneef

    The objective of this exploratory, qualitative study was to obtain a greater understanding of educational issues experienced...

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  15. The positive coping experiences of women with bulimia

    by Poirier, Kathryn F.

    Bulimia nervosa (BN) affects nearly 1% of women in North America. Literature suggests that women with BN engage in binging...

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  16. The possible worlds of Hamlet: Shakespeare as adaptor, adaptations of Shakespeare

    by Chopoidalo, Cindy

    Adaptation has been an important part of the appreciation and study of Shakespeare’s plays from the beginning. As was usual...

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  17. Post 9/11 Challenges: A Study into Conceptions of Controversy and Islam

    by Kasamali, Zahra N

    One of the primary aims of education is assisting students in shaping their world- views through the presentation of multiple...

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  18. Post-combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture using Amine Functionalized Solid Sorbents

    by Mittal, Nikhil

    This work is divided into two parts: (1) Synthesis of amine functionalized adsorbents using grafting technique for post-combustion...

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  19. Posthumanous Victorians: Francis Galton's Eugenics and Fin de Siècle Science Fictions

    by Durnford, Robin Diane

    Francis Galton is a Victorian cyborg. I stalk him in his move from nineteenth-century eugenicist to the computerized construct...

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  20. Post-translational myristoylation during cell death

    by Martin, Dale David Orr

    Myristoylation involves the addition of a 14-carbon fatty acid to the N-terminal glycine of proteins by N-myristoyltransferase....

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