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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. The (Pro)Creators of Culture: Women Artists as Daughters and Mothers in Brazilian and Canadian Fiction

    by Cunha, Lidiane Luiza

    This dissertation examines the female artist fiction produced between the 1960s and the 1990s in Brazil and Canada to show...

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  2. Producer stated preference for hypothetical new winter wheat varieties on the Canadian Prairies

    by Cole, Jesse

    This research project gauges producer demand on the Canadian Prairies for the attributes of new hypothetical varieties of...

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  3. Producing a message of comparison: Evidence for relational schemas in speech production

    by Mullins, Blaine

    Four speech production experiments were conducted to examine how adults produce preverbal messages involving comparisons....

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  4. Producing Canada: Canadian Regionalism, Globalization, and the New West Partnership

    by Leifso, Justin Blake

    This thesis examines to what extent globalization has affected the political economy of Canadian regionalism. Using a critical...

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  5. The Production and Characterization of Cellulose Nanofibrils

    by Gao, Yang

    In this thesis, a cellulose nanofibril (CNF) preparation method in the biorefinery platform is described, and the product...

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  6. Production and outplanting success of nutrient-loaded aspen seedlings

    by Schott, Kaitlin M.

    Quality aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) nursery seedlings are difficult to produce. In this thesis I explored methods...

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  7. Production Data Analysis of Tight Hydrocarbon Reservoirs

    by Siddiqui, Shahab Kafeel

    Tight reservoirs stimulated by multistage hydraulic fracturing are commonly described by a dual porosity model. This work...

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  8. Productivity analysis of earthmoving operations

    by Gomez Rueda, Oscar J

    Heavy construction and mining general contractors record on a daily basis large amount of operational data. Nevertheless,...

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  9. Productivity and carbon accumulation potential of transferred biofilms in reclaimed oil sands-affected wetlands

    by Frederick, Kurt R.

    Biofilms are significant contributors to primary production, nutrient cycling, bio-stabilization and the food web of wetland...

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  10. Professional identity and the 'native speaker': An investigation of essentializing discourses in TESOL

    by Breckenridge, Yvonne Marie

    This study explores the ways that native speakers are represented in different discourses. It combines the personal with...

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  11. Professional identity, commitment and gender in engineering: exploring the (mis)match between dispositions and cultures

    by Campbell, Rachel

    This dissertation examines the gendered experience of professional engineers in Alberta, Canada. The study is based on qualitative...

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  12. The Professional Lives of Reading Teachers in Non-metropolitan School Districts

    by Reston, Mary Jean

    ABSTRACT Research suggests that highly qualified teachers are an important factor in improving the reading performance...

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  13. Profiles of Systemic Inflammatory Response Indicated by C-reactive protein in Children Undergoing Ventricular Assist Device Support and Heart Transplantation

    by Yu, Xiaoyang

    C-reactive protein (CRP) is a biomarker of systemic inflammatory response (SIR) which is associated with the extent and activity...

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  14. The prognosis and outcomes of patients with a ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and the biochemical and clinical inflammatory response

    by van Diepen, Sean

    Acute myocardial infarction, and specifically coronary plaque rupture, has been associated with a systemic inflammatory cascade....

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  15. Prognosis of Glioblastoma Multiforme Using Textural Properties on MRI

    by Heydari, Maysam

    This thesis addresses the challenge of prognosis, in terms of survival prediction, for patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme...

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  16. The pro-inflammatory and calcification effects of DMP-1 on pulp fibroblasts. Implications for the prevention of dental pulp calcifc metamorphosis

    by Abd-Elmeguid, Ashraf A.E.

    Traumatic dental injuries are very common in the first and second decades of life. Trauma, if severe, could result in irreversible...

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  17. Project Controls for Engineering Work in Practice

    by Kostelyk, Jesse D.

    Engineering work can account for 10% to 20% of capital project costs, and up to 50% of a project’s schedule. The construction...

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  18. Promoting healthy eating and active living in schools: a pilot study

    by Bates, Heidi

    Highly structured school-based interventions have shown promise in reducing risk factors for obesity in children. However,...

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  19. Promoting Neuroplasticity To Repair The Injured Spinal Cord

    by Weishaupt, Nina

    This thesis explores strategies to promote neuronal plasticity in a rat model of cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) in an...

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  20. Propagation and breaking of nonlinear internal gravity waves

    by Dosser, Hayley V

    Internal gravity waves grow in amplitude as they propagate upwards in a non-Boussinesq fluid and weakly nonlinear effects...

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