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  • Guthrie, Hunter J.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of AnthropologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Anthropology, 2017)
    This thesis examines the cumulative effects of climate change, neoliberal reform, resource extraction, and global quinoa demand and their implications for the livelihoods of villagers in the southern altiplano community ...
  • Keller, Antonio Goes Ferreira dos Santos; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    The effects of climate change, hypoxia of surface waters, disposal of pharmaceuticals, among other stressors to freshwater ecosystems, are important concerns of modern civilization. Diltiazem (DTZ) is a calcium channel ...
  • Marthiensen, Robert Gary; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health SciencesHealth Sciences, 2017)
    This study evaluated the effectiveness of mindfulness in helping after-degree nursing students manage stress. Two 4-hour brief Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR-B) training sessions were delivered involving sitting ...
  • Dahal, Ram Sewak; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2017)
    In this thesis, we studied a generalization of vertex coloring problem (VCP). A classical VCP is an assignment of colors to the vertices of a given graph such that no two adjacent vertices receive the same color. The ...
  • Stavig, Lucía Isabel; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of AnthropologyArts and SciencesDepartment of Anthropology, 2017)
    How does it come to pass that the rollout of a women’s rights regime becomes a condition for the violation of women’s rights? This thesis begins with the rollout of the PNSRPF 1996-2000 (a family planning program), as part ...
  • Bosco, Alessandra; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    In this thesis we investigate the prairie plant species Gaillardia aristata for compounds of biological interest. Through the use of phenotypic screens based upon the hallmarks of cancer, we have characterized the effects ...
  • Natola, Elizabeth May; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    This study examined the rangewide genetic structure of three hybridizing woodpecker species (Sphyrapicus ruber, S. nuchalis, and S. varius), and hybridization at a S. nuchalis/S. varius hybrid zone in central Alberta. ...
  • Philipsen, Laurens J.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    This thesis investigates the historical trends and prospective future streamflow of the Red Deer River and the impacts of streamflow management on the reproduction and health of riparian cottonwood communities along the ...
  • Shahmansouri, Houman; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2016)
    In the computer age, managing large data repositories is one of the common challenges, especially for music data. Categorizing, manipulating, and refining music tracks are among the most complex tasks in Music Information ...
  • van Paridon, Bradley; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    Parasite distributions are rapidly expanding, in large part due to human mediated translocations of hosts. Thus, instances of parasite-spread to new hosts are common. Management of these emerging parasites depends on ...
  • Mohammed, Tamer Said Oraby; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health SciencesHealth Sciences, 2017)
    Little is known about parents’ Quality of Life (QOL) when their children with disabilities become youth and young adults. This study compared parents’ QOL versus child’s age and severity of disability conditions. Secondary ...
  • da Costa Araujo, Juliana; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2017)
    Arginine vasopressin and oxytocin influence many aspects of behavior, including sociality. However, there are only a few studies of non-reproductive social relationships. Richardson’s ground squirrel (Urocitellus richardsonii) ...
  • Mason, Erin; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health SciencesHealth Sciences, 2017)
    The focus of this thesis was to better understand the link between social environments: namely, the school and workplace; and addictive behaviour among Indigenous youth and adults in Canada. Secondary datasets were accessed ...
  • Tanvee, Moin Mahmud; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2016)
    Automatic multi-document summarization is a process of generating a summary that contains the most important information from multiple documents. In this thesis, we design an automatic multi-document summarization system ...
  • Khan, Musharrat; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2017)
    Ternary reversible circuits are 0.63 times more compact than equivalent binary reversible circuits and are suitable for low-power implementations. Two notable previous works on ternary reversible circuit synthesis are the ...
  • Siavashi, Sahar; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2017)
    We study the solutions of certain congruences in different rings. The congruences include a^p-1 ≡ 1 (mod p^2); for integer a > 1 and prime p with p does not divide by a, and a^φ(m) ≡ 1 (mod m^2), for integer m with ...
  • Islam, Nazrul; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Physics and AstronomyArts and ScienceDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, 2016)
    Over the past couple of decades, the study of infrared spectra of carbon monoxide has been the subject of interest because of its existence in the Earth’s atmosphere as well in different planetary atmospheres. This work ...
  • Mader, Joel; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2017)
    The pathways model proposed by Blaszczynski and Nower (2002) suggests that problematic gambling may result from three related but distinguishable etiological paths. The present study sought to test the tenets of the model ...
  • Fehres, Natalie E. K.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2017)
    In Western countries, sexual and gender minority (SGM) students have been ostracised and harassed due to heteronormative societal views that suggest individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer ...
  • Boughtin, Brittany; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2017)
    Obesity has reached epidemic status in Canada and many Westernized countries, as well as having impacts in third world countries for the first time in history. Adults who carry excess weight are at increased risk for a ...

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