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  • McLean, Richard; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2016)
    As strategies for engineering the enteric microflora continue to advance, the vision of a future with a secondary, artificial immune system increasingly comes into focus. There are numerous challenges that will need to be ...
  • Kumah, Innocent S.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of EconomicsArts and ScienceDepartment of Economics, 2017)
    The countries of the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) have set on course processes to become a currency union. Among other conditions, the optimal currency theory proposes high trade integrations between the candidate ...
  • Murphy, Reba-Jean; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2017)
    The torpedo mechanism is a type of eukaryotic transcription termination completed by RNAPII and consists of a chase-down of RNAPII by the exonuclease Xrn2 on the 3' flanking region of the RNA transcript. A biochemical ...
  • Amponsem, Frederick; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of EconomicsArts and ScienceDepartment of Economics, 2017)
    This thesis examines the implications of Economic Freedom (EF) for FDI inflows using the overall EF index developed by the Fraser Institute and covering the sub-components of EF including Legal System and Security of ...
  • Lari, Ebrahim; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    My thesis contributes to a better understanding of the impacts of OSPW on aquatic organisms by investigating its sub-lethal effects on an invertebrate (Daphnia magna) and a vertebrate (rainbow trout) model species. Studies ...
  • Strathdee, Johnathan A.W.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Political ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Political Science, 2017)
    This thesis compares John Stuart Mill and Saint Augustine and their handling of Manichaeism. This comparison reveals how each philosopher understands human freedom and its relationship to politics. Mill, a progressive, ...
  • Iqbal, Muhammad Sajid; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2017)
    Macromolecular crowding alters the thermodynamic activities and kinetics of biochemical processes through an excluded volume effect. A theoretical framework, comprised of the Monte Carlo, extended scaled particle theory, ...
  • Oddan, Jessica; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of PhilosophyArts and ScienceDepartment of Philosophy, 2017)
    Historically, philosophy and physics have been highly integrated disciplines. After the Quantum Revolution, physics distanced itself from the philosophical method, leading to a dramatic change in methodology and philosophy ...
  • Opoku, Frank; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of EconomicsArts and ScienceDepartment of Economics, 2017)
    The relationship between the government budget and the current account deficits has been explained to depend on the degree of capital mobility, exchange rate regimes and other important factors. One factor that has not ...
  • Uddin, Muhammed Salah; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2016)
    The discovery and characterization of enzymes that catalyze new reactions, and increase the rate or efficiency of bioconversion are promising lines of biotechnological research. In this regard the rumen anaerobic fungi ...
  • Obeng-Mireku, Emmanuel; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of SociologyFaculty of Arts and ScienceDepartment of Sociology, 2017)
    Contrary to the claims of secularization proponents, religion’s influence remains pervasive today. However, it is frequently associated with conflict around the world, with that conflict often involving Christians and ...
  • Bye, Cameron M.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2017)
    The NMDA receptor is a proposed molecular mechanism responsible for the structural changes that occur in neurons during learning and memory formation. I investigate the role that NMDA receptors have in hippocampal spatial ...
  • Burgess, Trina; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of GeographyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography, 2017)
    The housing preferences and residential geography of the Millennial generation are different than those of previous generations and that has implications for the urban landscape. Young people are delaying the traditional ...
  • Kellett, Peter; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of SociologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Sociology, 2017)
    The intersectional impact of multiple social gradients on major depression (MD) and lifetime suicidal ideation (LSI) among Canadian men was explored through statistical analysis of four years of Canadian Community Health ...
  • Stanford, Adam Christopher; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of GeographyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography, 2017)
    Canopy reflectance models (CRMs) can accurately estimate vegetation canopy biophysical-structural information such as Leaf Area Index (LAI) inexpensively using satellite imagery. The strict physical basis which ...
  • Guthrie, Hunter J.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of AnthropologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Anthropology, 2017)
    This thesis examines the cumulative effects of climate change, neoliberal reform, resource extraction, and global quinoa demand and their implications for the livelihoods of villagers in the southern altiplano community ...
  • Keller, Antonio Goes Ferreira dos Santos; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    The effects of climate change, hypoxia of surface waters, disposal of pharmaceuticals, among other stressors to freshwater ecosystems, are important concerns of modern civilization. Diltiazem (DTZ) is a calcium channel ...
  • Dahal, Ram Sewak; 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)
    In this thesis, we studied a generalization of vertex coloring problem (VCP). A classical VCP is an assignment of colors to the vertices of a given graph such that no two adjacent vertices receive the same color. The ...
  • Stavig, Lucía Isabel; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of AnthropologyArts and SciencesDepartment of Anthropology, 2017)
    How does it come to pass that the rollout of a women’s rights regime becomes a condition for the violation of women’s rights? This thesis begins with the rollout of the PNSRPF 1996-2000 (a family planning program), as part ...
  • Bosco, Alessandra; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    In this thesis we investigate the prairie plant species Gaillardia aristata for compounds of biological interest. Through the use of phenotypic screens based upon the hallmarks of cancer, we have characterized the effects ...

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