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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.

Items in Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

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  1. A Lightweight Coordination Approach for Resource-Centric Collaborations

    by Ghandehari, Morteza

    A very common form of collaborative work involves people working on shared resources, such as, for example, co-producing...

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  2. Linear Scheduling: Special Purpose Simulation Template Developed for Simphony.Net

    by Haring, Veronica

    The need for specialized software, particularly for repetitive construction is growing. Although simulation has been accepted...

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  3. Linkage mapping, phenotypic characterization, and introgression analysis of crosses with safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)

    by Archibald, Catherine J.

    An inter-specific linkage map of a backcross (BC1) population derived from a cross between C. tinctorius and C. oxyacanthus...

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  4. Linkage of Annual Oil Sands Mine Plan to Composite Tailings Plan

    by Kalantari, Samira

    One of the major issues in the current oil sands waste management techniques is a lack of a direct linkage between the long-term...

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  5. Linkage of Truck-and-shovel Operations to Short-term Mine Plans Using Discrete Event Simulation

    by Torkamani, Elmira

    The scope of this research is concerned with improving truck-and-shovel systems’ efficiency using simulation. The major shortcomings...

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  6. Linking energetics of individuals to bear populations

    by López Alfaro, Claudia Viviana

    Dynamics in wildlife populations emerge from the interactions between individuals and their environment. Constraints between...

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  7. Lipase-catalyzed interesterification between canola oil and fully-hydrogenated canola oil in contact with supercritical carbon dioxide

    by Jenab, Ehsan

    Despite the policies targeting reduction of partially hydrogenated fats because of concerns over trans fatty acids (TFA),...

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  8. Lipid dysfunction in Huntington Disease -"Molecular Mechanisms and Therapy"

    by Di Pardo, Alba

    Huntington disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by motor and cognitive symptoms. In HD patients, the protein...

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  9. Lipid modification of polymeric nanocarriers for drug and siRNA delivery

    by Falamarzian, Arash

    The use of nanotechnology in pharmaceutical development has progressed significantly in recent decades. This rapid advancement...

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  10. Lipid Modified Polymers for Transfection of Human CRL Fibroblasts, and for siRNA Mediated MDR Reversal in Melanoma Cancer Therapy

    by Abbasi Dezfouli, Meysam

    Gene delivery for therapeutic purposes is quickly emerging as the best potential treatment option for inherited genetic diseases...

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  11. Lipopolymer Mediated siRNA Therapy for Cancer: Focus on Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    by Landry, Breanne K

    Protein silencing by small interfering RNA (siRNA) is a promising treatment strategy for cancer as over-expression of proteins...

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  12. Liquid degassing using fine droplets and micro bubbles

    by Ji, Yiming

    This project was initiated to study the H2S removal process from liquid sulfur and later extended to generic liquid degassing...

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  13. Listening Deeply: A Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of Older Adults in Relation to Place

    by Compton, Roslyn M

    While living alongside Grandma’s stories of growing older in a small rural town in Australia, I became interested in the...

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  14. Literacies and Three Women's On-Going Stories to Shift Identities: A Narrative Inquiry

    by Jack-Malik, Sandra

    This study is a narrative inquiry. The study follows a recursive, reflexive process which allowed me to move between telling,...

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  15. Literacy in ACTion: Using Theatre to Read the Word and the World Through Critical Pedagogy, Image Theatre and Comic Creation with Youth

    by Urban, Alison

    This thesis examines Literacy in ACTion, a drama-based participatory project developed and implemented by the author. The...

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  16. Literature of Movement: Trends, Developments, and Prospects in Transcultural Literature as Exemplified by Contemporary German-Language Texts

    by Petersen, Katelyn J

    The questions of categorizing, describing, and critically engaging with different types of literature require constant attention....

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  17. Lithic technology and hunting behaviour during the Middle Stone Age in Tanzania

    by Bushozi, Pastory

    In this dissertation, I examine the representation of projectile points in the Middle Stone Age (MSA) and Later Stone Age...

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  18. Lithospheric structure imaging of Alberta from regional broadband seismic network

    by Chen, Yunfeng

    The development of dense, broadband seismic network provides a solid foundation for the implementation of a variety of seismic...

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  19. Litter birth weight phenotype and maternal n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in pigs

    by Smit, Miranda N

    Research reported in this thesis investigated effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA) supplementation, litter...

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  20. The lived experience of family caregivers who provided end-of-life care to a relative with advanced dementia

    by Peacock, Shelley

    With aging of the baby boomer population, older adults living longer, and no known cure for dementia, the prevalence of dementia...

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