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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. Mathematics Intervention for Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

    by Kully-Martens, Katrina V.

    Individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) experience deficits in behavior, cognition, and academic functioning...

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  2. The Mating System and Life History of the Polar Bear

    by Richardson, Evan Shaun

    Mating systems evolve in response to factors that influence the distribution and availability of mates. In turn mating systems...

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  3. The mating system, dispersal behavior and genetic structure of a collared pika (Ochotona collaris: Ochotonidae) population in the southwest Yukon, and a phylogeny of the genus Ochotona.

    by Zgurski, Jessie

    Pikas (Ochotona, Ochotonidae) are small, short-eared lagomorphs that inhabit steppes and mountains in northern and central...

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  4. Matrix metalloproteinase-2 mediates angiotensin II-induced hypertension

    by Odenbach, Jeffrey

    Angiotensin II signals cardiovascular disease through metalloproteinases including MMP-2, MMP-7 and ADAM-17/TACE. We hypothesized...

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  5. Matrix Method for Modeling Fluence Distributions in Anisotropic Scattering Media

    by McIntyre, Thomas J

    Determining the optical fluence from any source in highly scattering tissue can be a time consuming process. Previous methods...

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  6. Matter, Extension and Intellect in Aristotle

    by Small, Matthew A

    In this paper, I shall stress the importance of discussing Aristotle’s theory of matter in light of his theory of intellect....

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  7. Maximal abelian k-diagonalizable subgroups of reductive groups

    by Tan, Xiaobai

    Given an algebraic group G over a field k and a k-algebra R, the role of maximal abelian k-diagonalizable subalgebras (MAD...

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  8. Maximizing Transmission Rates for Pairwise Multiway Relay Channel

    by Rafie Borujeny, Reza

    In this dissertation, we study the effect of users' transmission ordering on the common rate and sum rate of pairwise multiway...

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  9. Maximum frame rate video acquisition using adaptive compressed sensing

    by Liu, Zhaorui

    Compressed sensing is a novel technology to acquire and reconstruct sparse signals below the Nyquist rate. This thesis explores...

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  10. The Meaning and Experiences of Self-Compassion Among Adolescents

    by Klingle, Kirsten, E

    Self-compassion is a growing area of interest for researchers in the field of psychology and other helping professions as...

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  11. The Meaning of a Healthy Family in Sub-Saharan Africa: Perspectives of Two-Parent Families in Urban Malawi

    by Lazaro, Mayeso C.

    To explore how healthy family functioning is conceptualized by families in sub-Saharan Africa, 10 mothers and 9 fathers participated...

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  12. The meaning of education for Inuvialuit in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, Canada

    by Salokangas, Raila

    This study investigates how the meaning of education has changed for the Inuvialuit in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, Canada, over a century....

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  13. A Measure of Perceptual Aliasing in Image Descriptors

    by Wang, Jiemin

    This thesis is concerned with a measure of perceptual aliasing in image descriptors. Perceptual aliasing occurs when the...

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  14. Measurement and Analysis of Changes in Drop Size Distribution during Bitumen Clarification using Image Analysis

    by Leo, Shaun S

    The impact of mixing on demulsifier performance is studied using image analysis. Three experimental campaigns based on fractional...

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  15. Measurement, inhibition, and killing mechanisms of cytotoxic granule serine proteases

    by Ewen, Catherine L

    Natural killer (NK) cells and cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) are critical for the protection of organisms against pathogens...

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  16. Measurement of Carrier Fluid Viscosities for Oil Sand Extraction and Tailings Slurries

    by Smith, Jessie L

    The mining of oil sands ore and extraction of bitumen produces aqueous slurries containing bitumen, coarse sand and fine...

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  17. Measurement properties of primary outcome measures in pediatric RCTs: inadequate reporting, insufficient validation, or both?

    by Bhaloo, Zafira K

    Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are the gold standard for high quality evidence generation pertaining to treatment effectiveness....

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  18. Measurement properties of the sagittal craniocervical posture photogrammetry

    by Gadotti, Inae Caroline

    Commonly in clinical settings, the patient’s posture is visually evaluated by the clinician using anatomical landmark references....

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  19. Measurements of radiation induced currents in RF coil conductors

    by Ghila, Andrei Dorin

    The integration of a clinical linear accelerator (linac) with a magnetic resonance imager (MRI) will offer real time images...

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  20. Measuring Consumer Resistance to Innovation in Meat Packaging-Evidence from Choice Experiments

    by Chen, Qing

    In this thesis, consumers’ perceptions and willingness-to-pay for a new packaging technology for beef steaks, vacuum packaging,...

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