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University of Lethbridge Theses

 

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  • 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 ...
  • O'Neil, Nicholas Patrick Paul; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science. (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2016)
    The use of sonations in avian courtship displays is described for many species, however, the function and variation with these non-vocal acoustic displays has rarely been investigated. Perhaps the only well studied sonation ...
  • Campen, Michael; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science. (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2016)
    Reservoirs are the predominant standing water in the prairie regions of North America and provide major sport fishing opportunities. Reservoirs are young aquatic ecosystems. This study investigates trophic dynamics of ...
  • Hewko, Bryn; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of New MediaFaculty of Fine ArtsDepartment of New Media, 2016)
    A recent convergence of technologies has made it possible for companies like OculusVR to bring virtual reality (VR) into the mainstream with relatively affordable head-mounted displays (HMD). Filmmakers are appropriating ...
  • Webb, Andrew L.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science. (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2016)
    The pathogenicity of Arcobacter butzleri remains enigmatic, in part due to a lack of genomic data and tools for comprehensive detection and genotyping of this bacterium. Comparative whole genome sequence analysis was ...
  • Rieger, Courtney; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science. (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of GeographyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography, 2016)
    OpenStreetMap (OSM) is an online citizen science mapping software program that can be used to empower communities and encourage participation in natural hazards planning. This is a multi-disciplinary thesis demonstrating ...
  • Holmes, Gregory; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science. (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2016)
    This thesis aims to explore the interactions between a potential biocontrol agent, the gall-wasp Aulacidea pilosellae, and its invasive Pilosella hawkweed hosts. I discovered that increased nitrogen availability improves ...
  • Matsuoka, Aki; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2015)
    Agrobacterium tumefaciens has been adopted to become a greatest tool for plant genetic engineering. Since Agrobacteria predominantly integrate single copy of the transgene into the nuclear genome, the transgene expression ...
  • Fernandez, Diana Catalina; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science. (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2016)
    Lygus bugs cause significant losses in commercial crops. Parasitoids (Peristenus) attack Lygus nymphs and have been considered to manage Lygus populations. The thesis provides information on the seasonal activity of three ...
  • Sultana, Marzia; 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)
    Evaluation of the Hessian matrix of a scalar function is a subproblem in many numerical optimization algorithms. For large-scale problems often the Hessian matrix is sparse and structured, and it is preferable to exploit ...

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