Theses & Projects: Recent submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Lundgren, Jill M.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge,. Faculty of EducationEducation, 2019)
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the leading cause of intellectual disability in Canada, affecting thousands of Canadians each year. It occurs due to prenatal alcohol exposure and results in a variety of cognitive, ...
  • de Haan, Calvin W.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge. Faculty of EducationEducation, 2019)
    This project posits that adult learning theory be applied to foster parent training programs. Understanding foster parents as adult learners is essential to designing and implementing meaningful training experiences and ...
  • Solis, Migueltzinta C.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of ArtFine ArtsDepartment of Art, 2019)
    This body of work and research aims to construct a cosmology of desire and perversity, which functions to unsettle existing narratives of power and landscape. A composite immersive experience built of performances, ...
  • Coates, Bruce A.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of Religious StudiesArts and ScienceDepartment of Religious Studies, 2018)
    This essay examines the ontological status and nature of the self as understood and taught in classical Islamic mysticism on the basis of teachings from two major Islamic mystical philosophers: Ibn ‘Arabi (d. 1240) and ...
  • Hakstol, Rhys J.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2019)
    The ability to reliably regulate translation of heterologous proteins is of great interest for diverse applications in the field of biological and metabolic engineering. RNA-based tools to control ribosome-dependent synthesis ...
  • Sedgwick, Noelle K. M.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health SciencesHealth Sciences, 2019)
    Few studies explore nurses’ experiences providing end-of-life care in the rural hospital setting and the implications of the rural setting on the delivery of care. The purpose of this qualitative study was to begin to ...
  • Tuz-Atkinson, Michaelle V.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health SciencesHealth Sciences, 2019)
    This study sought to discover how Canadian Muslim immigrants perceive Western mainstream media’s representations of Muslims, and how they felt it affected their social integration. Muslim immigrant adults, five males and ...
  • Deering, Trevor W.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of GeographyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography, 2019)
    Information on soil properties is limited in the West Castle watershed. Therefore, this research aimed to aid environmental research in the watershed. Data on soil restrictive depth, soil texture, soil organic matter (SOM), ...
  • Harvey, Amanda J. D.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2019)
    Anthrax, a lethal infectious disease affecting primarily herbivores, is caused by an endospore-forming bacterium, Bacillus anthracis (BA). Endospores from BA are extremely stable in the environment and pose a communicable ...
  • Bashar, Md Khairul; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics & Computer Science, 2018)
    In this thesis, we study 1-sink location and k-sink evacuation problem on dynamic cycle networks. We consider the 1-sink location problem is to find the optimal location of the 1 sink, while the k-sink evacuation problem ...
  • Keykavoosamand, Farzin; 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)
    There exists an increasing usage rate of location-based information from mobile devices, which requires new query processing strategies. One such strategy is a moving (continuous) region query in which a moving user ...
  • Wrightson, Chelsea R.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2019)
    Due to negative bias, individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or any other non-heterosexual and/or non-gender binary identity are at risk of experiencing a host of physical or mental ...
  • Prill, Marie M.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2019)
    Levels of gene flow among populations have a critical role in evolution and are affected by geographic, ecological, and behavioural barriers. Reductions in gene flow lead to population genetic structure. Seabirds have high ...
  • Welke, Catherine A.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2019)
    Although white-crowned sparrows (Z. leucophrys) have been extensively researched for physiology and behaviour, surprisingly little recent work has been done to characterize the population genetic structure of this widespread ...
  • Nielsen, Janet; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducationFaculty of Education, 2019-06-25)
    This study examined the phenomenological experience of the transformation of the fear of death in the context of the mystical and transcendent nature of a near death experience (NDE) or while using psychedelics, specifically ...
  • Chalker, Kirsty A.; 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, 2019)
    By working with Perron’s formula we prove an explicit bound on ∑n≤x an/ns, where an,s ∈ C. We then prove a second explicit bound on this sum for the special case where s = 0: These bounds apply to specific sums that are ...
  • Das, Rajib Chandra; 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)
    We address both 1 and k sink location problems on dynamic cycle networks. Our 1-sink algorithms run in O(n) and O(nlogn) time for uniform and general edge capacity cases, respectively. We improve the previously best known ...
  • Rodriguez-Bellizia, Rita Mariel; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Kinesiology and Physical EducationArts and ScienceDepartment of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 2018)
    Humans evolved to find and manipulate food in our environment. Studies have shown faster reaction times (RTs) and better visual attention for food stimuli. The current study investigated if the same is the case when stimuli ...