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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. Major intrinsic proteins of Laccaria bicolor: characterization, transcript profiling and functions in ectomycorrhizal associations with Picea glauca

    by Xu, Hao

    In mycorrhizal associations, water transport properties of the fungal hyphae may affect water transport of the host plants....

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  2. Making connections: network theory, embodied mathematics, and mathematical understanding

    by Mowat, Elizabeth M.

    In this dissertation, I propose that network theory offers a useful frame for informing mathematics education. Mathematical...

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  3. Making Diagnostic Inferences about Student Performance on the Alberta Education Diagnostic Mathematics Project: An Application of the Attribute Hierarchy Method

    by Alves, Cecilia

    Cognitive diagnostic assessments (CDA) is an approach where the psychology of learning is combined with methods and models...

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  4. Making Gene Sets More Coherent

    by Mahdavifard, Fariba

    One important goal in microarray data analysis is to learn a predictor using a patient’s microarray data to predict some...

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  5. Making Magyars, creating Hungary: András Fáy, István Bezerédj and Ödön Beöthy’s reform-era contributions to the development of Hungarian civil society

    by Bodnar, Eva Margaret

    The relationship between magyarization and Hungarian civil society during the reform era of Hungarian history (1790-1848)...

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  6. Making Meaning in Modern Yoga: Methodological Dialogues on Commodification and Contradiction

    by Graham, Laura C

    This study explores the meaning of commodification in modern yoga and finds that commodification often contradicts yoga’s...

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  7. Making Meaning of Trust in the Organizational Setting of a School

    by deGoeij, Konsctancija

    Recognizing that teachers are both leaders in their classrooms and colleagues in the school setting, this study focuses on...

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  8. Making sense of evolving health information: navigating uncertainty in everyday life

    by Genuis, Shelagh K.

    While evidence-based practice and knowledge translation (or transfer) has garnered much attention, research has not focused...

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  9. Malawian transitioning elites: identity construction and critical HIV/AIDS discussions

    by Myroniuk, Tyler Wiktor

    This study analyses the characteristics and life trajectories of highly educated18 to 35 year old Malawians, how they negotiate...

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  10. Mâmawoh kamâtowin: Coming Together To Help Each Other: Honouring Indigenous Nursing Knowledge

    by Bourque, Raymonde Lisa L.

    “Mâmawoh kamâtowin: Coming Together To Help Each Other: Honouring Indigenous Nursing Knowledge is the result of coming to...

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  11. Management and Health Care Utilization for Osteoporosis and Osteoporosis-Related Fractures

    by Knopp-Sihota, Jennifer A

    BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone, leading to increased...

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  12. Management of Geohazards at Lihir Gold Mine-Papua New Guinea

    by Singh, Mohan

    Lihir Gold Mine in Papua New Guinea is one of the largest gold mines in the world situated in a seismically sensitive zone....

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  13. Managing Complex Multivariate Relations in the Presence of Incomplete Spatial Data

    by Barnett, Ryan M.

    Evaluating the process performance of mining and petroleum operations requires numerical geological models of many related...

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  14. Managing Energy-Harvesting Environmental Monitoring Systems

    by Watts, Asher G.

    Data collection is difficult in remote locations due to limited access and scarce resources. To power environmental monitoring...

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  15. Managing Tunnelling Construction Risks

    by Giel-Tucker, Kimoya Lee

    Construction projects are often faced with complex challenges; all of which lead to difficult decisions and possibly disputes...

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  16. Mandibular Condyle Tissue Reaction to Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound in a Young Adult Rat Animal Model

    by Hadaegh,Yasamin

    Mandibular condyle, especially in postnatal life, grows mainly by endocondral bone growth and has a pivotal role in development...

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  17. Manganese Porphyrin Protects Neonatal Pig Islets against Oxidative Stress and Enhances their Function in Diabetic Mice

    by Nasralla, Awrad

    Significant numbers of pancreatic islets are lost during isolation and early transplantation period due to oxidative stress....

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  18. Manhood, Rivalry, and the Creation of a Canadian "Hockey World": Media Coverage of Early Stanley Cup Hockey Challenges, 1894-1907

    by Lorenz, Stacy Lyle

    This study examines media narratives of high-level amateur and professional hockey in Canada during the late nineteenth and...

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  19. Manifestations and Student Awareness of Science Literacy Values in Different Teaching Contexts

    by Henkelman, Gregory L

    This qualitative exploratory study investigated how one teacher’s view of science literacy was manifested in different classes....

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  20. Manipulation of the Angiogenic Balance by Pharmacological Inhibition of Platelet PKC Signalling

    by Moncada de la Rosa,Cesar A.

    Blood platelets mediate wound healing by preventing bleeding and by supporting growth of new blood vessels. Blood vessel...

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