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  • Gerlitz, Reema; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health SciencesHealth Sciences, 2017)
    Providing sufficient and timely pre-operative education is essential for clients undergoing surgery within Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) programs. Ineffective education may result in increased anxiety, increased ...
  • Ogailan, Abeer Abdullah; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArt and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2017)
    The effect that Dyskeratosis congenita mutations have on ribosome biogenesis has not been fully investigated. Here, I am studying the effect of Dyskeratosis congenita mutations using a yeast model system with the goal of ...
  • Martin, Jonathan; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of MusicFaculty of Fine ArtsDepartment of Music, 2017)
    The ability to evoke meaning and emotion through sound is a powerful feature of electroacoustic music. Research in the areas of music psychology and cognition suggest that timbre, the elicitation of physical gestures, and ...
  • Esau, Paul; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of HistoryArts and ScienceDepartment of History, 2017)
    This thesis argues that the advocacy practiced by Canadian disarmament NGO Project Ploughshares regarding military policy and the arms trade in the 1990s was an attempt to shift Canadian priorities from national security ...
  • Mercier, Brittany Paige Theresa; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Kinesiology & Physical EducationArts and ScienceDepartment of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 2017)
    Some people living with Parkinson’s disease (PLwPD) have been observed to have a preserved ability to ice skate. We examined kinematic parameters of ice skating and the immediately preceding and proceeding walking ...
  • Xia, Qing; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    The biogeography of herbivorous insects often depends on climate and host plants. Potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc), is an insect that presents a threat to the western Canadian potato industry. It is native to ...
  • Robbins, Matthew P. G.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Physics and AstronomyArts and ScienceDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, 2017)
    Quantum mechanics can be done using classical phase space functions and a star product. The state of the system is described by a quasi-probability distribution. A classical system can be quantized in phase space in ...
  • Gómez Jiménez, Francisco R.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of PsychologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Psychology, 2017)
    Across cultures, male androphilia (i.e., sexual attraction towards adult males) predominantly occurs in two forms—cisgender and transgender. Despite significant differences in gender role presentation, cross-cultural ...
  • Peng, Bo; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of ManagementManagement, 2017)
    The main purpose of this thesis was to investigate how corporate sustainability (CS) initiatives undertaken by Chinese multinational corporations (MNCs) change over time, and to observe the relationship between Chinese ...
  • Dempsey, Zachariah; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    Modern studies in phylogeography integrate many once-disparate scientific fields. This study investigated terrestrial mountain snails, Oreohelix spp., in southern Alberta using DNA markers and the recent emergence of the ...
  • Jafri, Komal; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of ManagementManagement, 2017)
    Although there are many local food initiatives budding across the globe to support localization of the food system, they face major barriers operating in the mainstream food system. There is an existing literature highlighting ...
  • Han, Yunhui; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management (Lethbridge, Alta. ;University of Lethbridge, Faculty of ManagementManagement, 2017)
    This thesis analyzes the impact of shareholder rights on non-price loan contract terms. Using a large sample of syndicated loans borrowed by U.S. firms between 1991 and 2006, I find that stronger shareholder rights ...
  • McLean, Richard; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2016)
    As strategies for engineering the enteric microflora continue to advance, the vision of a future with a secondary, artificial immune system increasingly comes into focus. There are numerous challenges that will need to be ...
  • Hills, Jacob; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of New MediaFine ArtsDepartment of New Media, 2017)
    This support document contains my research into adaptive music using the horizontal resequencing technique. It outlines the music composing process I used to create three main musical themes, and the transitions that ...
  • Kumah, Innocent S.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of EconomicsArts and ScienceDepartment of Economics, 2017)
    The countries of the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) have set on course processes to become a currency union. Among other conditions, the optimal currency theory proposes high trade integrations between the candidate ...
  • Murphy, Reba-Jean; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2017)
    The torpedo mechanism is a type of eukaryotic transcription termination completed by RNAPII and consists of a chase-down of RNAPII by the exonuclease Xrn2 on the 3' flanking region of the RNA transcript. A biochemical ...
  • Amponsem, Frederick; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of EconomicsArts and ScienceDepartment of Economics, 2017)
    This thesis examines the implications of Economic Freedom (EF) for FDI inflows using the overall EF index developed by the Fraser Institute and covering the sub-components of EF including Legal System and Security of ...
  • Chief Moon-Riley, Kathrina; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health SciencesHealth Sciences, 2017)
    Objective: Examine associations between residential school experiences, adverse childhood experiences, and allostatic load scores among Indigenous students (n = 90) at the University of Lethbridge. Methods: Data for this ...
  • Lari, Ebrahim; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    My thesis contributes to a better understanding of the impacts of OSPW on aquatic organisms by investigating its sub-lethal effects on an invertebrate (Daphnia magna) and a vertebrate (rainbow trout) model species. Studies ...
  • Strathdee, Johnathan A.W.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Political ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Political Science, 2017)
    This thesis compares John Stuart Mill and Saint Augustine and their handling of Manichaeism. This comparison reveals how each philosopher understands human freedom and its relationship to politics. Mill, a progressive, ...

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