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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. The Lived Experiences and Sense of Belonging among Somali Adults and Youth in Edmonton

    by Abdela, Yesuf H

    Edmonton has the largest Somali-Canadian population outside Southern Ontario, and Somalis are the largest African community...

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  5. Living Well with Others: Exploring Community-Engaged Scholarship in Canadian Higher Education

    by Kajner, Tania A

    Many Canadian scholars and institutions of higher education are embracing community-engaged scholarship (CES). However, the...

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  6. LL-diaminopimelate aminotransferase: the mechanism of substrate recognition and specificity

    by Watanabe, Nobuhiko

    Amino acid biosynthesis is an essential process in living organisms. Certain amino acids can be synthesized by some organisms...

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  7. Load Modeling Techniques for Power System Dynamic Studies

    by Li, Shengqiang

    Accurately modeling power system loads is essential in simulation-based power system planning and operation studies. Since...

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  8. Loading Rate Effects and Sulphate Resistance of Fibre Reinforced Cement-based Foams

    by Mamun, Muhammad

    This study describes the strength, toughness and strain-rate sensitivity of fibre-reinforced cement-based foams subjected...

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  9. Local and regional demography in a migratory forest songbird and effects of forest management intensity

    by Haché, Samuel Alcide

    The numerical response of forest birds to habitat alteration has been well documented in North America, but the underlying...

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  10. Local Institutional Structures, Culture and Food Security in South Africa

    by Trefry, Amy J

    Culture provides a lens through which to increase our understanding of community responses that both contribute to and detract...

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  11. Local Risk-Minimization for Change Point Models

    by JIANG, LONG

    he main aim of this thesis lies in describing, as explicit as possible, the local-risk minimizing strategy for a change-point...

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  12. Localization and Trafficking of the Death-Inducing Fas Ligand Protein in Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes

    by Clementin, Ana L

    Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) can kill tumor cells and cells infected with intracellular pathogens. Their two major killing...

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  13. Locally Piecewise Affine Functions

    by Adeeb, Samer

    Piecewise affine functions as defined by Aliprantis and Tourky and denoted by the set S are those functions in C(R^m) that...

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  14. Locating Opportunities: Women, Ritualizations, and Social Experimentation in Early Jesus Groups

    by Brkich, Angela L

    The descriptions of women found in early Christian texts are not consistent. In some cases women are depicted as powerful...

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  15. Location, Location, Location: An Alternative View Concerning the Location of the Deduction in Kant’s Third Critique

    by Tuna, Emine Hande

    The project of the Critique of the Aesthetic Power of Judgment consists in providing a ground for judgments of taste so that...

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  16. Location-based routing and indoor location estimation in mobile ad hoc networks

    by Haque, Israat Tanzeena

    In Mobile Ad Hoc NETworks (MANETs) autonomous nodes act both as traffic originators and forwarders to form a multi-hop...

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  17. Logic programming with constraints

    by Liu, Guohua

    Answer set programming (ASP), namely logic programming under the answer set semantics, provides a promising constraint programming...

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  18. Longitudinal Associations of Genetic Polymorphisms and Personality Traits: Independent and Interactive Effects on Neurocognitive Performance in Older Adults

    by Sapkota, Shraddha

    Research has linked multifaceted neurocognitive phenotypes to genetic polymorphisms and environmental factors. This study...

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  19. Longitudinal performance of Neuropsychological Assessments in Parkinson’s Disease.

    by Muayqil, Taim

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) involves the motor system and can lead to dementia. Dementia incidence among 102 non-demented participants...

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  20. A Longitudinal Study of Subjective Age in University Students: Money Matters

    by Fang, Shichen

    This longitudinal study explored intraindividual change across four years in 190 Canadian university students’ (M age = 18.36;...

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