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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. Latin American Canadian Immigrants' Leisure Travel Motivations and Settlement into Canadian Society

    by Lynn, Maria C G

    Immigration is a major contributor to Canada’s ethnocultural diversity and continues to shape the socio-demographic landscape...

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  2. Latino Immigrant Parents in Canada: Experiences and Adjustment to raising Children in the Absence of the Extended Family

    by Ansion, Mariel

    The Latino population in Canada has been increasing during the past decade accounting for 11% of newcomers in 2011. One of...

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  3. Laughing Matters: Micro-Resistance to Gendered Rationality

    by Douglas, Emily R.

    Since the 1980s, many feminist philosophers have pointed out the association of masculinity and maleness with reason and...

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  4. The laughing storyteller: metafolklore about the origins of mummers' plays

    by Levitt, Mathew

    There are a great number of stories told about the English folkplay tradition known as “mummers’ plays.” These stories, told...

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  5. Law and Politics in the South China Sea: Assessing the Role of UNCLOS in Ocean Dispute Settlement

    by Hong, Nong

    This dissertation evaluates the applicability and effectiveness of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea...

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  6. Law, Immunization and the Right to Die: On Legal Fictions and the Governance of Assisted Dying

    by Hardes, Jennifer J

    This thesis charts and explores the effects of a basic socio-political logic of English and Canadian case law on assisted...

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  7. Layer-by-layer assembly of multilayers on carbon surfaces and molecular electronic junctions

    by Xing, Xiao

    In the research described in this thesis, two molecular layers were successfully anchored on carbon surfaces (pyrolyzed photoresist...

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    by Joosse, James Paul

    This dissertation interrogates the concept of ‘leaderless resistance.’ Traditionally defined as a strategy that allows for...

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  9. Leadership as Life Skills in Relation to Health Behaviours and Bodyweight in Grade 5 Students

    by Ferland, Adam R

    Childhood obesity has risen dramatically over recent decades in Canada, attributed largely to increasingly obesogenic environments....

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  10. Leadership In Online Curriculum Delivery

    by Elkow, Collin

    The purpose of this study was to explore how university department chairs, or equivalent, perceive leadership as it relates...

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  11. Leaf area index in a tropical dry forest in Mexico

    by Huang, Yingduan

    Tropical dry forests are important ecosystems for their high species richness, endemism and their important role in sustaining...

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  12. Lean-Mod: An Approach to Modular Construction Manufacturing Production Efficiency Improvement

    by Moghadam, Mansooreh

    Modular construction manufacturing (MCM) is superior to the current on-site construction system which is hampered by inefficiency...

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  13. Learn It, Live It, Love It: Creating the Self in the Consumer Culture of Retail Employment

    by Holroyd, Heather

    How do retail service industry employees perform appearance and identity to generate capital? This thesis is data collected...

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  14. Learned Chinese

    by Koskela, Alyssa

    Modern Standard Mandarin (MSM) is increasingly taught in a multitude of international contexts. This creative non-fiction...

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  15. Learning Accurate Regressors for Predicting Survival Times of Individual Cancer Patients

    by Lin, Hsiu-Chin

    Standard survival analysis focuses on population-based studies. The objective of our work, survival prediction, is different:...

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  16. Learning and aggregation of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps - an evolutionary approach

    by Stach, Wojciech J

    Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCMs) are a widely used, neuro-fuzzy based qualitative approach for the modeling of dynamic systems,...

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  17. Learning Between the Lines: Non-formal Learning and Citizenship Identity Formation in Schools

    by Brooke, Auralia

    Educational institutions play a key role in how students build citizenship identity. Goals for citizenship education in Alberta...

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  18. Learning Deep Representations, Embeddings and Codes from the Pixel Level of Natural and Medical Images

    by Kiros, Ryan J

    Significant research has gone into engineering representations that can identify high-level semantic structure in images,...

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  19. Learning How to Plan in High Performance Athletics

    by Brown, Jennifer A.

    Coach learning is a key component for developing quality coaches. While researchers have identified many ways that coaches...

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  20. Learning in simulation: theorizing Ricoeur in a study involving paramedics, pilots, and others

    by Essington, Timothy Don

    The use of simulation is becoming increasingly important in the education of practitioners whose field of work contains a...

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