University of Lethbridge Theses

 

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  • Burgess, Eric (Faculty of EducationLethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty. of Education, 2017)
    During the past 20 years, there has been significant advancement in our conceptualization of problem gambling behaviour. Despite this progression, there remains a paucity of knowledge about gendered problem gambling ...
  • New, Daniel (EducationLethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2017)
    Highly specialized workforces, technological advancements, and increased global competition have prompted 21st Century high school reform characterized by personalized learning environments. This reform has spurred the ...
  • Yusuff, Olusola Mufutau (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of EconomicsArts and ScienceDepartment of Economics, 2017)
    Based on the Public Use of Microdata of Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics, we examine the effects of changes to minimum wage on youth employment and school enrollment across Canada over the period 2005–2011. Using ...
  • Sumi, Shauli Sarmin (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2017)
    Nowadays, many mobile applications provide location-based services that allow users to access location-related information from anywhere, whenever they desire. A moving user can issue queries to access information about ...
  • Ridwan, Iffatur (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2017)
    We present a looming object detection method for event-based cameras. Event-based cameras detect events asynchronously which eliminates the unnecessary computation required for the conventional frame-based cameras. There ...
  • Presseau, Taryn (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of EconomicsArts and ScienceDepartment of Economics, 2017)
    Chronic disease accounts for 70% of deaths globally and causes substantial economic burdens. The largest direct healthcare costs associated with illness in Canada is due to cardiovascular disease (6.8% of total costs) ...
  • Pordel, Reyhaneh (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017-09-10)
    Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) is a devastating disease of cereals caused by a group of trichothecene-producing fungi belonging to the Fusarium genus. In plant-pathogen interactions, hormones (salicylic acid, jasmonic acid and ...
  • Nazariahangarkolaee, Mojtaba (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2017)
    Sleep in mammals consists of two stages: non-rapid eye movement (NREM) and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. NREM sleep is distinguished by slow and high-amplitude cortical EEG signals while REM sleep is characterized by ...
  • Mao, Dun (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2017)
    By virtue of its anatomical connections, the retrosplenial cortex (RSC) is well suited to mediate bidirectional communication between the hippocampal formation and the neocortex. However, what information is encoded in the ...
  • Kostiuk, Nathan (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2017-11)
    Pentafluoroethyl derivatives of sulfur(IV) fluorides were synthesized by reacting Me3SiC2F5 with SF4 and SOF2 forming SF3C2F5, SF2(C2F4)2, SOFC2F5, and SO(C2F5)2, all of which were modelled by B3LYP/aug-cc-PVTZ calculations ...
  • Konecny, Daniel (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of SociologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Sociology, 2017-12-18)
    Parenting guides are illustrative of the current ethos of parenting and provide a rich site of examination due to the intersecting discourses that shape knowledge regarding ‘proper’ parenting. In this thesis, I offer ...
  • Kirbyson, Emily (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of SociologyArts and ScienceSociology, 2017)
    Shortly after the 1967 establishment of the University of Lethbridge (U of L), a Native teacher education program was developed in collaboration with First Nations communities. This collaboration, the program, and the U ...
  • Haase, Lavinia (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biology, 2017-12)
    Precipitation patterns are expected to shift towards larger but fewer rain events, with longer intermittent dry periods, associated with climate change. The larger rain events may compensate for and help to mitigate climate ...
  • Francis, Forrest (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2017)
    In 1962, Rosser and Schoenfeld asked whether there were infinitely many natural numbers n for which n/φ(n) > e^C log(log(n)), where C is the Euler-Mascheroni constant and φ(n) is Euler's totient function. This question was ...
  • Deibel, Scott (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceNeuroscience, 2017)
    With circadian rhythm disruption being a huge component of modern life, it is paramount to understand how it affects the brain and body. Circadian rhythm disruption impairs memory in humans and rodents. We use phase advances ...
  • Baghaee, Tina (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer SciencesArt and ScienceMathematics and Computer Science, 2017)
    In this thesis, we address the problem of opinion question generation. The motivation behind this task is to provide users with more question samples related to their query when using search engines. In our view, one of ...
  • Scott, Jeremy (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Physics and AstronomyArts and ScienceDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, 2018)
    The Herschel space observatory housing the Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE) was commissioned to study the far-infrared Universe. Though Herschel’s mission has ended, much data processing is still required ...
  • Montgomery, Joshua (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of GeographyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography, 2017)
    This thesis investigates the ecology of wetlands and associated classification in prairie and boreal environments of Alberta, Canada, using remote sensing technology to enhance classification of wetlands in the province. ...
  • Cormier, Kris L. (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2017-12-12)
    Previous studies have shown that information processing in the visual modality can be parsed into two distinct but interrelated streams: an action stream which engages a dorsal pathway and processes absolute metrics from ...
  • Jaja, Oyindamola (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Health SciencesFaculty of Health SciencesDepartment of Health Sciences, 2017)
    Antibiotics changed the world and radically transformed diseases that were once deadly into manageable health problems. The aim of this study was to evaluate the public knowledge and attitude regarding antibiotics use and ...

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