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  • Thomas, Matthew P. L.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science. (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical EducationArts and ScienceDepartment of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 2016)
    Prolonged sedentary time in children and youth is associated with decreased physical fitness, motor competence and overall health. Active video games (e.g. exergames) have been suggested as a more active alternative to ...
  • Willoughby, Taura N.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science. (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical EducationArts and ScienceDepartment of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 2016)
    Despite growing awareness of the health consequences of sedentary time (ST), the underlying physiological mechanisms are poorly understood. C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of systemic inflammation, represents a potential ...
  • Suny, Ashraful Huq; 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)
    Estimation of large sparse Jacobian matrix is a prerequisite for many scientific and engineering problems. It is known that determining the nonzero entries of a sparse matrix can be modeled as a graph coloring problem. To ...
  • Muhammad Arif, Umair; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science. (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics & Computer Science, 2016)
    Satisfiability problem is the first problem known to be NP-complete [8, 28]. In this thesis, we have studied the minimization version of the satisfiability problem called the MINSAT. Given a set of boolean variables and ...
  • Smith, Dustin D.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science. (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2016)
    Myo-inositol polyphosphates (IPs) are ubiquitous in nature and involved in various cellular events. Dephosphorylation of IPs by protein tyrosine phosphatase-like polyphosphatases (PTPLPs) occurs via a complex pathway, and ...
  • Jones, Anne E.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science. (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of PsychologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Psychology, 2016)
    Naturalistic observations in a free play day care were conducted to study motor and object manipulation behaviour in preschool-aged children. Behaviour settings theory, which predicts that setting has greater influence ...
  • Makoloski, Corey; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and ScienceArts and Science, 2016)
    It’s not ability that’s the limiting factor for an inclusive community - it’s opportunity. Through the project Limitless, I looked at pedagogical practices implemented during the creation of three dance pieces, which ...
  • Jalali, Afrooz; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science. (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2016)
    Oscillatory activity is a ubiquitous property of brain signals. The importance of the phase of EEG for processing naturalistic stimuli, which have typically long duration, is still not clear. In this study, we presented ...
  • Wilches Correal, Diana Maria; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2016)
    Trogoderma granarium is a pest of stored-grain products in Asia and Africa, and a quarantine pest for much of the rest of the world. To evaluate extreme temperatures as a control strategy for this pest, I investigated the ...
  • Bryant, Whitney L. (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2016)
    A transpersonal, phenomenological-hermeneutic approach was utilized to honour and examine Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Queer (LGBQ) individual’s lived experience embracing non-dual consciousness and non-dual embodiment of ...
  • Anele, Anuoluwapo; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2016)
    Developing alternatives to the use of antimicrobials is essential to maintaining the sustainability of animal production and lowering the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance. Prebiotics have not been readily adopted due ...
  • Qiu, Rongxu; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of GeographyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography, 2016)
    This thesis groups four papers to investigate the growth and evolution mechanisms behind urban land use change through multiple computer-based modelling and simulation approaches. The first paper theorizes land development ...
  • Trow, Jan E.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2016)
    The orbital prefrontal cortex (OPFC) is implicated in generating outcome expectancies and in preventing the over-generalization of fear. Here, I investigate if the OPFC supports associative processes by determining the ...
  • Becker, Mackenzie; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2016)
    Problem gambling affects many people. Certain individual characteristics, like gender, may predispose individuals to become problem gamblers (PGs) at higher rates than others. For instance, women problem gamblers (WPGs) ...
  • Spiric, Vanja; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of SociologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Sociology, 2016)
    Building on scholarship in Disability Studies and Deaf Studies, this research explores the discourse of disability and deafness-related accommodations at the University of Lethbridge, by examining the university’s policies, ...
  • Ford, Garret; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2016-10-20)
    This quantitative research thesis investigated the social and emotional aspects of World of Warcraft (WOW) players through the use of an online survey. The sample consisted of 374 online survey respondents of which 215 ...
  • Coelho, Lara A.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical EducationArts and ScienceDepartment of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 2016)
    The internal perception of the hands has been found to be distorted. These distortions feature hand width that is overestimated and finger length that is underestimated. The purpose of this thesis was to explore the ...
  • Fernhout, Lizanne; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Political ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Political Science, 2016)
    Economic globalization is increasing the cooperation of states in the international marketplace. Labour mobility is a key area that has proven difficult to liberalize due to its complex nature and sovereign border controls. ...
  • Obeng, Prince; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of EconomicsArts and ScienceDepartment of Economics, 2016)
    This Thesis tests the predictive power of ARCH, GARCH and EGARCH models in forecasting exchange rate volatility of Canadian dollar, Euro, British Pound, Swiss Franc and Japanese Yen using the US dollar as the base currency. ...
  • Kiss, Douglas A.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2016)
    Metabolomics provides a method to study the dynamics of cellular function by adopting a systems biology approach to the analysis of small molecule metabolites found in various bio-fluids and tissue locations. Chapters one ...

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