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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. Rapid SAGD Simulation Considering Geomechanics for Closed Loop Reservoir Optimization

    by Azad, Ali

    While numerical modeling and coupling techniques have been continuously studied, analytical solution or proxy modeling for...

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  2. Rashomon for Wind Ensemble: a composition and an analytical essay

    by Reid, Darlene J

    ABSTRACT Rashomon, a composition for wind ensemble, portrays a musical event—the simple motion of rise and fall—from three...

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  3. Rate adaptive transmission in cooperative networks

    by Kalansuriya, Prasanna

    Cooperative wireless communication uses relays to enhance the capacity and reliability of data transmission. Adaptive transmission...

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  4. Rational Design of an HIV-1 Vaccine using a Filamentous Phage Carrier

    by Bailey, Justin, J.

    Glycans are a diverse and integral component of all biological organisms, making them an ideal target for vaccine development....

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  5. Rawls and the Practice of Political Equality

    by Makarenko, Jay

    The purpose of this work was to develop a greater understanding of Rawls’s liberal-egalitarianism within the context of political...

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  6. Reactions of anthocyanins and o-quinones in model systems and foods

    by Afanas'yev, Dmytro

    Molecules of anthocyanins and quinones possess distinctive electrophilic character, which is demonstrated by their facile...

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  7. Reactivity and hemilability of ortho-phosphinoaniline complexes of rhodium and ruthenium

    by Hounjet, Lindsay

    Molecular transition metal catalysts offer unique potential for the production of fine chemicals. Chemical processes carried...

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  8. Reading and Writing Qohelet: Reflections on the Heart, Pleasure, and Death

    by Sabo, Ellen R

    The act of reading and writing on Qohelet (Ecclesiastes) is not only the process that created this thesis, but also its subject....

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  9. Reading Between the Lines and Against the Grain: English Language Arts and Social Reproduction in Alberta

    by Vermeer, Leslie A.

    Alberta's 2003 High School English Language Arts curriculum produces differential literacies because it grants some students...

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  10. Reading Disorders of Inattention and Hyperactivity: A Normalization Project

    by Bowden, Gregory J.

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric diagnoses in children. It and its antecedents...

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  11. Reading English Storybooks with and without Illustrations: Performance and Experiences of Young ESL Chinese Children

    by Lei, Yu

    Illustrated books are often recommended for use in classrooms with ESL children to facilitate acquisition and learning of...

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  12. "Ready to spread": P-Funk and the politics of signifyin(g)

    by Doleac, Benjamin G

    The practice of appropriating a sign, icon or trope with an already-established meaning and investing it with a new meaning...

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  13. Real multiplicities: post-identity and the changing face of arts education

    by Robinson-Cseke, Maria

    Being human is a finite entity, defined by specific qualities, ideals, or characteristics. In Deleuzian terms, the posthuman...

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  14. Real Regulators on Compact Complex Manifolds

    by Kooistra, Remkes

    This thesis pursues the study of non-algebraic and non-Kahler compact complex manifolds by traditionally algebraic methods...

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  15. Real Time Tracking of Lung Tumours Using Low Field MRI: A Feasibility Study

    by Yip, Eugene

    The aim of this work is to evaluate the feasibility of low field MR based real time lung tumour tracking, a promising application...

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  16. Real-Time Processing for Logarithmic CMOS Image Sensors

    by Li, Jing

    This thesis proposes a real-time DSP design for logarithmic CMOS image sensors. The design contains novel FPN correction...

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  17. Real-Time Time-Warped Multiscale Signal Processing for Scientific Visualization

    by Hamilton, Matthew J.

    This thesis considers the problem of visualizing simulations of phenomenon which span large ranges of spatial scales. These...

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  18. Reasons for not receiving standard of care treatment and effectiveness of capecitabine in stage III colon cancer patients in Alberta

    by El Shayeb, Mohamed

    Adjuvant chemotherapy is the standard of care for stage-III colon cancer. Despite this, large proportions of patients do...

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  19. Recalibration of the Unit Strength Method for Determining the Compressive Strength of Grouted Concrete Masonry

    by Ross, Michael D

    Using research that is now several decades old, the current Canadian masonry design standard, CSA S304.1-04, prescribes values...

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  20. Receiver Processing and Limited-Feedback User Scheduling for Multiuser MIMO and MIMO-OFDM Downlink

    by Eslami, Mohsen

    Use of multiple antennas at both ends of a communication link, known as multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), increases...

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