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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. Morphology control and localized surface plasmon resonance in glancing angle deposited films

    by Gish, Douglas

    This research investigates an extension of the glancing angle deposition (GLAD) technique and a biosensing application of...

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  2. Morphology, function and evolution of the sternum V glands in Amphiesmenoptera

    by Djernaes, Marie

    I investigated the paired sternum V glands in thirty-eight trichopteran families and all lepidopteran families possessing...

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  3. Mothering and trust among women living with a history of childhood violence experiences: A critical feminist narrative inquiry

    by Pitre, Nicole

    Abstract The context of mothering is one of fluid and complex interactions between personal, historical, relational, and...

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  4. Mothers feeding their children with autism spectrum disorder: achieving a tenuous balance

    by Rogers, Laura G.

    Children with autism can have a variety of feeding challenges and there is a paucity of research on the strategies that are...

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  5. Mothers, Wives, Housekeepers and More? Maria Feodorovna and Women's Education in Russia, 1796-1828

    by Fairholm, Meagan

    The purpose of this study is to challenge the commonly-held notion that Empress Maria Feodorovna’s (1759-1828) girls’ schools...

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  6. Mothers’ and fathers’ talk of internal states with toddler and preschool children: gender differences and predictors for parental ratings of children’s social skills

    by Roger, Katherine Mary

    The current study extends previous literature examining maternal internal state language (ISL) to include paternal-child...

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  7. Motivation and the information behaviours of online learning students: the case of a professionally-oriented, graduate program

    by Saumure, Kristie

    Online learning is a wonderful opportunity for students who cannot attend classes at conventional times and places to further...

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  8. Motor unit recruitment by intraspinal microstimulation and long-term neuromuscular adaptations

    by Bamford, Jeremy, Andrew

    Spinal cord injury is a devastating neurological disorder partially characterized by a loss of motor function below the lesion....

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  9. The Mountain Pine Beetle Chronicles: A Bioregional Literary Study of the Anomalous Mountain Pine Beetle and the Lodgepole Pine Forests in the Northern Interior of British Columbia

    by Bowman-Broz, Norah

    This study examines settler culture representations of the mixed-pine forests and the anomalous mountain pine beetle in the...

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  10. Move Groups as a General Enhancement for Monte Carlo Tree Search

    by Van Eyck, Gabriel

    Monte Carlo tree search (MCTS) combined with the upper confidence bounds applied to trees (UCT) algorithm has brought forth...

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  11. Movement behaviour and distribution of forest songbirds in an expanding urban landscape.

    by Tremblay, Marie Anne

    Urbanization is viewed as a major threat to global biodiversity because of its role in the loss and fragmentation of low-lying,...

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  12. Movement coordination and control in children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder in ball catching

    by Przysucha, Eryk

    A rigorous investigation of functional collectives of musculo-skeletal articulators is lacking in DCD literature, in spite...

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  13. Movement-Attractors and Generic Neighbourhood Environment Traits (MAGNET): The Association between Urban Form and Physical Activity

    by Cutumisu, Nicoleta

    Background: Urban form is a contributor to physical inactivity, which is a problem around the world. The association between...

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  14. "Moving for Pleasure": The Positive Experiences of Women in Contemporary Dance

    by Millar, Carolyn A

    My purpose in this research was to examine women contemporary dancers’ positive experiences. While previous research in women’s...

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  15. Moving horizon estimation for continuum and noncontinuum states with applications in distillation processes

    by Olanrewaju, Moshood

    This thesis focuses on the development of advanced state estimators for continuum and noncontinuum state estimations in a...

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  16. Moving through uncertain times: A morphogenetic approach to understanding people's response to crisis in two forest community contexts in rural British Columbia

    by Crosby, Wayne

    The degree to which individuals have agency to respond during crisis, and the degree to which social structure and culture...

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  17. MUC1 is a novel costimulatory and coinhibitory molecule of human T cells

    by Konowalchuk, Jeffrey

    MUC1, a protein of epithelial and carcinoma cells, has recently been shown on activated T cells where it inhibits CD3-stimulated...

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  18. Mudgases geochemistry and factors controlling their variability

    by Vlad, Daniela

    Carbon isotope analyses of gases extracted from drilling muds while drilling in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB)...

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  19. Multi-Armed Bandit Problems under Delayed Feedback

    by Joulani, Pooria

    In this thesis, the multi-armed bandit (MAB) problem in online learning is studied, when the feedback information is not...

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  20. A multi-attribute service composition model in a dynamic environment

    by Srivastava, Abhishek

    Dynamic service composition involves the run-time selection of service elements that are combined to form a larger more complex...

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