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  • Xu, Linglin; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of GeographyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography, 2017)
    With a growing population and a rising standard of living, how to maintain food production that meets the increasing demand for food without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs is becoming ...
  • Akter, Sharmin; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2017)
    We examine the problem of covering points with minimum number of axis-parallel lines in three dimensional space which is an NP-complete problem. We introduce Lagrangian based algorithms to approximate the point cover ...
  • Rafee, Md Mahmudul Hasan; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2017)
    Machine learning techniques have been applied to improve the learning process and to learn about the utilization of natural languages. Previous research has shown that similar techniques can be applied in the analysis ...
  • Jensen, Ashley Marie; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    This study was the first to examine the genetic structure of a widespread game bird, the Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus). We uncovered multiple factors acting in concert that are likely responsible for mediating contemporary ...
  • Ansari, Lazima; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2017)
    Large-scale optimization of combinatorial problems is one of the most challenging areas. These problems are characterized by large sets of data (variables and constraints). In this thesis, we study large-scale optimization ...
  • Stringam, Sarah Lisbeth; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of ArtFine ArtsDepartment of Art, 2017)
    How Can I Miss You if I Don’t Know You’re There? is an MFA thesis project that addresses the inevitable contradictions and tensions inherent in human/animal relationships. This work is a series of sculptural pieces installed ...
  • Khan, Ahamad Imtiaz; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2017)
    When we solve a system of nonlinear equations or nonlinear least-squares problem by Newton's method or one of its many variants, the most computationally expensive operations per iteration are the evaluation of the Jacobian ...
  • Russell, Gillian; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of PsychologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Psychology, 2017)
    The purpose of this thesis was to a) develop measures to capture and quantify implicit memory associations in gambling, and b) identify the presence and magnitude of these implicit associations as it relates to a person’s ...
  • Stauffer, Lois Rae; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of HistoryArts and ScienceDepartment of History, 2017)
    This thesis explores how the Scottish people of early modern Edinburgh understood the physical construction of this walled city, and will focus on how Edinburgh’s inhabitants saw, knew, and understood specific places. ...
  • Dekruyf, Katherine A.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Native American StudiesArts and ScienceDepartment of Native American Studies, 2017)
    Urban Aboriginal communities continue to seek greater influence in municipal planning and policy-development processes. Co-production has been proposed as a viable means to develop appropriate policies in full, equal, ...
  • Flindall, Jason; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2017)
    Evidence from electrophysiology suggests that non-human primates produce reach-to-grasp movements based on their functional end-goal rather than on the biomechanical requirements of the movement. However, the invasiveness ...
  • Dhakal, Sabitri; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    Plants undergo morphological and physiological acclimation when exposed to heat or drought. I exposed wild type Arabidopsis thaliana and mutants with open or less dense leaf venation to heat and drought and assessed ...
  • Jenkins, Serena; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2017)
    Brain and behavior are shaped by experience. Stress during the preconception period is a new topic of interest, as it involves both prospective parents. The current study examined how maternal preconception stress impacts ...
  • Ogailan, Abeer Abdullah; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArt and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2017)
    The effect that Dyskeratosis congenita mutations have on ribosome biogenesis has not been fully investigated. Here, I am studying the effect of Dyskeratosis congenita mutations using a yeast model system with the goal of ...
  • Gerlitz, Reema; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health SciencesHealth Sciences, 2017)
    Providing sufficient and timely pre-operative education is essential for clients undergoing surgery within Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) programs. Ineffective education may result in increased anxiety, increased ...
  • Martin, Jonathan; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of MusicFaculty of Fine ArtsDepartment of Music, 2017)
    The ability to evoke meaning and emotion through sound is a powerful feature of electroacoustic music. Research in the areas of music psychology and cognition suggest that timbre, the elicitation of physical gestures, and ...
  • Esau, Paul; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of HistoryArts and ScienceDepartment of History, 2017)
    This thesis argues that the advocacy practiced by Canadian disarmament NGO Project Ploughshares regarding military policy and the arms trade in the 1990s was an attempt to shift Canadian priorities from national security ...
  • Mercier, Brittany Paige Theresa; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Kinesiology & Physical EducationArts and ScienceDepartment of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 2017)
    Some people living with Parkinson’s disease (PLwPD) have been observed to have a preserved ability to ice skate. We examined kinematic parameters of ice skating and the immediately preceding and proceeding walking ...
  • Xia, Qing; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    The biogeography of herbivorous insects often depends on climate and host plants. Potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc), is an insect that presents a threat to the western Canadian potato industry. It is native to ...
  • Robbins, Matthew P. G.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Physics and AstronomyArts and ScienceDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, 2017)
    Quantum mechanics can be done using classical phase space functions and a star product. The state of the system is described by a quasi-probability distribution. A classical system can be quantized in phase space in ...

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