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University of Lethbridge Theses

 

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  • Nabi, Mahmudun; 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 this thesis, we study the task scheduling problem in vehicular clouds. It falls in the category of unrelated parallel machine scheduling problems. Resource assignment in vehicular clouds must deal with the transient ...
  • Laing, Shona Fitz-Gerald; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of ArtFine ArtsDepartment of Art, 2017)
    This body of work is comprised of two parts. The first being my thesis exhibition, Tenalach, comprised of work completed as research through studio practice. The second component is this essay in which I will further ...
  • Hervet, Vincent Alain Daniel; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    Caterpillars in the family Noctuidae are important crop pests. After discovering the parasitoid Cotesia vanessae in the Nearctic region, which was previously only known from the Palearctic and Afrotropic regions, I ...
  • Chow, Sylvia S.T.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2016)
    The lower Athabasca River basin of northern Alberta, Canada is situated within bitumen-rich deposits, where oil sands development is a common occurrence. A transplant and chronic exposure experiment between sites containing ...
  • Acquah, Jessie Woraewaa; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of EconomicsArts and ScienceDepartment of Economics, 2017)
    This study examines the impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on domestic investment for 36 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the time period 1980–2014, and over two time sub-periods, 1980–1994 and 1995–2014. ...
  • Thom, Mark; 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)
    Covering problems fall within the broader category of facility location, a branch of combinatorial optimization concerned with the optimal placement of service facilities in some geometric space. This thesis considers ...
  • Frew, Cara Patricia; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of GeographyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography, 2016)
    Aquatic invasive plants present a growing risk to the environment and the economy. One of the most problematic invasive plants found in North American waterbodies is Eurasian watermilfoil, Myriophyllum spicatum. Eurasian ...
  • Mizumoto, Madoka; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Modern LanguagesArts and ScienceDepartment of Modern Languages, 2016)
    This research explores how to best translate Blackfoot kinship terms that do not have a one-to-one equivalent in English, and how to represent cultural information regarding these kin terms in the Blackfoot-English dictionary ...
  • 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 Education (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 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 ...

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