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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. Nano-scale studies of the assembly, structure and properties of hybrid organic-silicon systems

    by Sinha, Shoma

    Advancements in the field of electronics might be achieved by future molecular scale devices. Hybrid organic-silicon structures...

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  2. Nanoscale Torsional Optomechanics

    by Kim, Paul H.

    Torsional oscillators are well known for their extensive applications ranging from measuring gravity to detecting angular...

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  3. Nanostructured Electrodes for Energy Conversion

    by Tucker, Ryan T.

    Nanoscale materials offer opportunities to employ unique physical phenomena and performance enhancement in many applications,...

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  4. Nanostructured Environmental Barrier Coatings for Corrosion Resistance in Recovery Boilers

    by Rao, Shishir

    Corrosion of components in a recovery boiler is a major problem faced by the pulp and paper industry. The superheater tubes...

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  5. Nanostructured Inductors for Millimetre-Wave Applications

    by Seilis, Aaron G

    Modern integrated and system-on-chip electronics require high-quality on-chip passive components. Existing inductor designs...

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  6. Nanostructured Inverted Organic Photovoltaic Cells

    by Thomas, Michael

    Organic photovoltaic cells (OPVs)are promising devices for inexpensive power generation from sunlight. Organic semiconductors,...

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  7. Nanostructured Materials for Organic Photovoltaic Devices

    by van Dijken, Jaron G

    This thesis outlines several new approaches to fabricating improved organic solar cell (OSC) designs. Glancing angle deposition...

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  8. The Narrative Function of “Meal Scenes” in Ang Lee’s Family Trilogy

    by Chen, Kai

    This thesis examines the narrative function of “meal scenes” in Ang Lee’s family trilogy films, exploring how food in them...

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  9. A narrative inquiry into children’s experiences of composing their identities as citizens

    by Kim, Byung-Geuk

    My research puzzle focused on understanding the ways in which children compose their identities as citizens in curricular...

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  10. A Narrative Inquiry Into Teachers’ Experiences of Working With Hope

    by LeMay, Lenora M.

    The research puzzle, in this study, evolved as I made sense of making hope visible in my interactions at a centre that studied...

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  11. A Narrative Inquiry Into Thai Families’ Lived Experiences in Canadian Early Childhood Settings

    by Oveson, Jennifer S.

    This narrative inquiry explores the educational experiences of two immigrated Thai families in Alberta. For these families,...

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  12. A Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of sub-Saharan African Immigrants Living with HIV in Alberta, Canada

    by dela Cruz, Aniela Marie Manalo

    Current epidemiological data show an increasing number of men and women from sub-Saharan African countries who are living...

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  13. A narrative inquiry into the experiences of two beginning physical education teachers' shifting stories to live by

    by Schaefer, Lee

    The purpose of this research was to inquire into the phenomenon of beginning teacher attrition, and more specifically, beginning...

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  14. A Narrative Inquiry into the Lived Curriculum of Grade 1 Children Identified as Struggling Readers: Experiences of Children, Parents, and Teachers

    by Houle, Sonia T.

    My daughter’s experiences as a struggling reader awakened me to difficulties children live when they do not learn as expected...

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  15. Narrative Inquiry into the Lived Experiences of the Diverse Meanings of Disability

    by Yi, Kyoung June

    “To experience an experience is to do research into an experience” (Clandinin & Connelly, 2000, p. 50). I intended to study...

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  16. A Narrative Inquiry into the Lives of Older Adults Labelled with Intellectual Disabilities: The Significance of Place as a Means to Story Retirement

    by Rossow-Kimball, Brenda A

    This narrative inquiry engaged the author in the storied lives of three older gentlemen labelled with intellectual disabilities...

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  17. A narrative inquiry into three Korean teachers' experiences of teaching returnee children

    by Hong, Young-Suk

    The recent rapid increase in the number of Korean children who return to Korea after time spent abroad studying English raises...

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  18. Narratives of Elite Runners: descriptions of their bodily experiences during pregnancy

    by Dolson, Kirsti

    The purpose of this study was to determine how two elite female marathon runners used narrative to describe their lived bodily...

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  19. National Survey of Canadian Psychologists’ Test Feedback Training and Practice: A Mixed Methods Study

    by Jacobson, Ryan M

    In recent decades, researchers have conducted a number of test feedback (TFB) studies – that is, studies of providing psychological...

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  20. The Natural History and Genotypes of Choroideremia

    by Freund, Paul R

    Choroideremia (CHM) is an inherited X-linked retinal dystrophy that causes hemizygous males to develop nyctalopia and a progressive...

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