Theses & Projects: Recent submissions

  • Behnam, Donya; University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business (Dhillon School of Business, 2019-07)
    This thesis investigated the impact of political stability on the survival of foreign direct investments in the primary industries sectors. It is based on the argument that less stable political environments can potentially ...
  • Shivananjappa, Sunil (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2019)
    Larvae of the stored product pest, khapra beetle, Trogoderma granarium, are unusual in that they can enter a diapause state that confers protection against pest control methods. In Chapter 1, I reviewed the literature on ...
  • Devaiya, Disha Thakarshibhai; 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, 2019)
    Large software development projects receive a large number of bug reports every day. Bug triage is a process where issues are screened and prioritized. Bug triage takes significant time and resources. For reducing the ...
  • Veenendaal, Ian; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Physics and AstronomyArts and ScienceDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, 2019)
    The continued improvement in the sensitivity of far-infrared detectors has caused scientists to reconsider the design of cryogenically cooled instruments which can fully exploit their potential. The SAFARI instrument on ...
  • Weiler, Vincent F.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Physics and AstronomyArts and ScienceDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, 2019)
    Linear translation stages are an integral part of Fourier spectroscopic and interferometric instruments; corresponding metrology data must be properly characterized to mitigate any deleterious effects in subsequent data ...
  • Cabanas, Sydney M.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of SociologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Sociology, 2019)
    The settlement and integration of immigrants is a common policy focus for governments and researchers across the world. In Canada, its relevancy has only increased over recent decades; it is incorporated in official rhetoric ...
  • Hu, Yuntao; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of New MediaFine ArtsDepartment of New Media, 2019)
    My thesis project is a video game concept which depicts Calendar Valley, a game that simulates ancient China and allows the player to farm like a traditional Chinese farmer. Modern farming is highly industrialized and ...
  • Hasnat, Muhammad Moinul; University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of BusinessDhillon School of Business, 2019)
    Microfinance institutions (MFI) provide collateral free loans which the subsisting populations of developing countries use as a mean to improve the living conditions of their family. Group lending processes of MFIs also ...
  • Muzzin, Tyler M.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of ArtFine ArtsDepartment of Art, 2019)
    This support paper expands on ideas, research, and observations that have driven the production of my MFA Thesis Exhibition, This Apparent Magnitude. The exhibition consists of four new projects that represent the culmination ...
  • Gillis, Steven A.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of Modern Languages and LinguisticsArts and ScienceDepartment of Modern Languages and Linguistics, 2019)
    Malgré les avantages liés à la connaissance d’une L2, et le fait que le français est une des langues officielles du Canada, le taux d’élèves du secondaire participant à l’apprentissage du français est faible en Alberta. ...
  • Girodat, Dylan J.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2019)
    Guanosine triphosphatases (GTPases) are some of the most vital and versatile molecular switches found in all domains of life. For proper functionality these enzymes require allosteric regulation mediated by ligand binding. ...
  • Vinje, Jacob J.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of SociologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Sociology, 2019)
    In this thesis, I theorize the programs of anti-terrorism and securitization deployed through Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015, as biopolitical techniques of governance that operate through the right to ‘make live’ ...
  • Lal, Rita D.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2019)
    Given the lack of research in Canada in the area of high school parent participation, the goal of this study was to gain insight into their perceptions of the following: participation, advantages, changes, and barriers. ...
  • Czekay, Dominic P.; 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)
    H/ACA guide RNAs are a class of noncoding RNA that direct the pseudouridylation of many cellular RNA species. In most eukaryotes, H/ACA guide RNAs share a conserved hairpin-hinge-hairpin structure, where each hairpin can ...
  • Scott, Jennefer Dawn; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2019)
    This paper describes the development and implementation of an innovative high school science course to improve students’ scientific literacy. The goal was to create a rigorous and thought-provoking course to engage ...
  • Alam, Mohammad Shahin; University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business (Dhillon School of Business, 2019)
    In our study, we investigated how job demands of disability accommodation influence supervisors’ job strain and motivation. We also investigated the factors that make disability accommodation complex. We collected data ...
  • Cleland, Colyn; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry & BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 2019)
    The X-ray crystallographic structure of a divergent PTPLP from Desulfovibrio magneticus has been determined in the presence and absence of InsP6 substrate in order to identify the structural features that give rise to its ...
  • Ogumbor, Isoken; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta.: University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2019)
    The purpose of my Master of Counselling project was to address the widespread impact of complex trauma on the healthy development of youth within the period of adolescence. The project synthesizes current research from ...
  • Hargreaves, Hannah J.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2019)
    During the early educational years of preschool and kindergarten, children who may experience behavioural difficulties such as inattention, aggression, or lack of appropriate social skills can pose difficult challenges for ...
  • Madore, Michael A.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2019)
    As a post-secondary instructor, I wondered what elements constitute effective university teaching and whether they were being employed within the Integrated Management Experience (IME) program. In addition, I was aware of ...