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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. Reduced–Complexity Transmission and Reception Strategies in Coordinated Multi-cell Wireless Networks

    by Kaviani, Saeed

    Interference is known as a major obstacle for the spectral efficiency increase promised by multiple-antenna techniques in...

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  2. Reducing stigma: the effect of an educational intervention

    by Burns, Amy Minh Nhat

    The stigma associated with a mental illness can be an impediment to recovery and has been described as more long lasting...

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  3. Reduction of spastic hypertonus by controlled nerve ablation with implanted devices

    by Ravid, Einat

    Spastic hypertonus is a sensorimotor disorder characterized by involuntary muscle over-activity. Hypertonus emerges in the...

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  4. Reengineering Primary Health Care for Information and Communication Technology

    by Leung, Gloria

    Health care organizations are increasingly looking towards information and communication technology to make fundamental changes...

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  5. Refinery Power Distribution Reliability and Interruption

    by Nygren, Leif

    In the refining industry, the cost of a power system interruption is dominated by an associated loss of production. Power...

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  6. Refining Nursing Practice: A Grounded Theory of How Nurses Learn to Nurse Well in the Current Health Care Milieu

    by Jantzen, Darlaine D

    Continuing to provide high-quality care to patients in the present health care system is challenging. As with many contemporary...

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  7. Reflections on Youth Sport Experiences by Individuals with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

    by Lee, Homan

    Despite the potential benefits of sport participation for individuals with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD),...

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  8. Reflective awareness in dreams following loss and trauma

    by Lee, Ming-Ni

    The objectives of this study were to explore (a) the relationships between dream reflective awareness and different types...

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  9. Refractometric sensing with fluorescent-core microcapillaries

    by Manchee, Kyle

    A capillary-type fluorescent-core microcavity refractive index sensor based on whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonances is...

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  10. Refugee Experiences of Counselling and Psychotherapy

    by Marusiak, Christopher W.

    This study explored former refugee clients’ perspectives of psychotherapy, namely their reasons for seeking counselling,...

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  11. The Refugee Woman: Partition of Bengal, Women, and the Everyday of the Nation

    by Chakraborty, Paulomi

    In this dissertation I analyze the figure of the East-Bengali refugee woman in Indian literature on the Partition of Bengal...

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  12. Regional and local controls of surface water chemistry in the Boreal Plain and Shield transition of Canada

    by Bell, Wayne Ronald Victor

    The Western Boreal Forest exhibits complex hydrogeology juxtaposed with rapid resource development. Predicting surface water...

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  13. Regional assessment of the effects of land use on water quality: A case study in the Oldman River Basin, Alberta

    by Howery, Jocelyn

    Protecting and managing Canadian water resources in the face of growing cumulative effects and non-point source pollution...

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  14. Regional Climate Modeling over the Glaciated Regions of the Canadian High Arctic

    by Gready, Benjamin, P

    The Canadian Arctic Islands (CAI) contain the largest concentration of terrestrial ice outside of the continental ice sheets....

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  15. Regional Hydrogeology of Southwestern Saskatchewan

    by Melnik, Anatoly

    Twelve deep aquifers and 12 aquitards were defined in southwestern Saskatchewan. Four major water types were identified:...

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  16. Regional reflectivity analyses of the upper mantle using SS precursors and receiver functions

    by Contenti, Sean M.

    SS precursor imaging and receiver function analysis allow for a detailed investigation of mantle structure of the Earth and...

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  17. Registered Nurses’ Perceptions of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as a Place to Provide Palliative and End of Life Care

    by Orton, Jennifer L

    In this qualitative study, methods adapted from the field of ecologic restoration were used to explore seven registered nurses’...

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  18. Regularization in reinforcement learning

    by Farahmand, Amir-massoud

    This thesis studies the reinforcement learning and planning problems that are modeled by a discounted Markov Decision Process...

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  19. Regularization of the AVO inverse problem by means of a multivariate Cauchy probability distribution

    by Alemie, Wubshet M.

    Amplitude Variation with O set (AVO) inversion is one of the techniques that is being used to estimate subsurface physical...

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  20. Regularized wave equation migration for imaging and data reconstruction

    by Kaplan, Sam Teich

    The reflection seismic experiment results in a measurement(reflection seismic data) of the seismic wavefield. The linear...

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