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  • Layton, Tanner Reid; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of SociologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Sociology, 2018)
    In recent years, expectations to pursue happiness have shifted to well-being—a concept that has been increasingly taken up by the field of positive psychology and mental health organizations in North America. I use critical ...
  • Lenz, Stefan; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2018)
    Many enzymes that bind DNA and RNA possess broad substrate specificity and play diverse roles in biology. Three classes of enzymes with broad substrate specificity are nucleoside hydrolases that salvage nucleic acid building ...
  • Jarrett, Jonathan David; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of PsychologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Psychology, 2018)
    Juvenile primates have rarely been the focus of primate life history research. I followed two cohorts of vervet monkeys from birth to the end of the juvenile period. This presented us with data to study the physical and ...
  • Mirmasoudi, Shaghayegh; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of GeographyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography, 2018)
    The interactions of atmospheric, landscape, hydrologic and agricultural processes on natural resources and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were assessed for a mountain watershed in south central British Columbia, Canada. A ...
  • Molina, Layla; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2018)
    In this thesis we investigate the anti-mitotic activity of six Canadian Asteraceae species. Three plant extracts arrested cancer cells in mitosis with different characteristics. Hymenoxys richardsonii extract induced a ...
  • Markle, Joshua R.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education. (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2018)
    This work addresses two questions: how can we better characterize the disadvantages faced by marginalized youth? And once characterized, how do we attend to and redress those disadvantages? In attending to these questions, ...
  • Wiens, Braden T.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Physics and AstronomyArts and ScienceDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, 2018)
    Micro-cantilevers have been used for Atomic Force Microscopy to obtain topographic images of surfaces. The resolution of these images allows for individual atoms to be resolved. In this work micro-cantilevers were studied ...
  • Schaufele, Morgan; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education. (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2018)
    Philosophical hermeneutics has much to offer the high school English teacher, for it fundamentally reorients our understanding of what it means to interpret – or teach (with) – literature. When we adopt a hermeneutic stance, ...
  • Fuad, Tanvir Ahmed; 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, 2018)
    In this thesis, we have approached a technique for tackling abstractive text summarization tasks with state-of-the-art results. We have proposed a novel method to improve multidocument summarization. The lack of large ...
  • Marasco, Rafaela de Castro; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of GeographyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography, 2018)
    Income inequality and income polarization have risen sharply in many Canadian Metropolitan Areas, especially in the Calgary CMA which is Canada’s second most unequal city. Housing affordability is a concern for a growing ...
  • Wang, Chaowen; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of GeographyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography, 2018)
    Social media has revolutionized many aspects of people’s social life. However, few studies have utilized massive individual-level data from social media to examine the effects of geography. In this study a program was ...
  • Badenhorst, Cecilia; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2018)
    Stress is the response to a perceived or real threat. Acute incidences of stress can be beneficial. However, repeated stress can cause maladaptive changes in brain and behavior leading to neuropsychiatric illnesses. Among ...
  • Toscano de Araujo, Gabriela; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2018)
    Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is affected by widespread fungal diseases that can severely decrease yield and grain quality. Threshold concentrations of stripe rust and powdery mildew spores required for disease development ...
  • Muhumed, Hassan Abdullahi; University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of BusinessDhillon School of Business, 2018-08-23)
    There is overwhelming agreement among scholars and practitioners alike on the socio-economic importance of Small-and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), both in developed and developing countries. However, there is also ...
  • Aimaiti, Nuerrennisahan (Nurgul); 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, 2018)
    Matrix computation is an important area in high-performance scientific computing. Major computer manufacturers and vendors typically provide architecture- aware implementation libraries such as Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines ...
  • Mirza Agha, Behroo; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2018)
    The current thesis investigated the role of acetylcholine in recovery from diaschisis and skilled hand movement following ischemic stroke in a mouse model of photothrombotic stroke. Mice were trained in skilled reaching ...
  • Jesmin, Tasnuba; 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, 2018)
    Optimization is a crucial branch of research with application in numerous domain. Determination of sparsity is a vital stream of optimization research with potentials for improvement. Manual determination of sparsity ...
  • Gandhi, Rutika; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Religious StudiesArts and ScienceDepartment of Religious Studies, 2018)
    The promotion of Buddhist pilgrimage sites by the Government of India and the Ministry of Tourism has accelerated since the launch of the Incredible India Campaign in 2002. This thesis focuses on two sites, Sarnath and ...
  • Kuntz, Jessica R.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neurosceince, 2018)
    Prehension consists of two temporally integrated components, a reach and a grasp, each mediated by distinct neural networks. Under visual control, the reach transports the hand to the target while the grasp simultaneously ...
  • Hayden, Jerrad; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2018)
    Senescence is a process of physiological deterioration observed in individuals advancing in age which is characterized by decreasing rates of survival and reproduction. Selective pressures are thought to eliminate individuals ...

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