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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Gómez Jiménez, Francisco R.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of PsychologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Psychology, 2017)
    Across cultures, male androphilia (i.e., sexual attraction towards adult males) predominantly occurs in two forms—cisgender and transgender. Despite significant differences in gender role presentation, cross-cultural ...
  • Dempsey, Zachariah; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2017)
    Modern studies in phylogeography integrate many once-disparate scientific fields. This study investigated terrestrial mountain snails, Oreohelix spp., in southern Alberta using DNA markers and the recent emergence of the ...
  • 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 ...

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