University of Lethbridge Theses

 

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  • 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 ...
  • Ortega Polo, Rodrigo; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2018)
    Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is a highly contagious animal pathogen and it has a variable genome and high antigenic variation. There are seven known serotypes of this virus: A, O, C, Asia1, SAT1, SAT2, and SAT3. The ...
  • Hambrook, Dillon A.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2018)
    Understanding speech is a difficult computational problem yet the human brain does it with ease. Entrainment of oscillatory neural activity to acoustic features of speech is an example of dynamic coupling between cortical ...
  • Kelly, Erin Katelyn; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2018)
    H/ACA small nucleolar ribonucleoproteins (snoRNPs) pseudouridylate RNA in eukaryotes and archaea. They consist of four proteins and a guide RNA. It is unclear which element of the guide RNA the H/ACA proteins recognize. ...
  • Rockerbie, Phillip Thomas; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of New MediaFine ArtsDepartment of New Media, 2018)
    The pressing need for sustainable design solutions in the face of numerous environmental concerns has led to increased awareness of the importance in acknowledging and respecting older and present day sentient beings, as ...
  • Okhrimenko, Maxim; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of GeographyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography, 2018)
    This thesis investigates the potential of new state-of-the-art multi-spectral (ms) lidar technology and develops methodologies for applications in water, wetlands, and forest resource monitoring. The scope of the thesis ...
  • Randolph, Sienna; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2018)
    Animals quickly learn to approach sources of food. Here, we characterize a form of behaviour in which rats made volitional orofacial contact with inactive feeders between trials of a self-paced operant task. This extraneous ...
  • Yu, Houlin; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2018)
    PINFORMED (PIN) proteins are phytohormone auxin efflux carriers. By polar distribution and dynamic re-localization via the endomembrane vesicle trafficking system, PIN proteins control many auxin-dependent developmental ...
  • Mathew, Jiby; University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business. (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of BusinessDhillon School of Business, 2018)
    The objective of this research is to understand how individuals experience a Fresh Start Effect (FSE). Self-efficacy is tested as a driver of the effect and the phenomenon is analyzed through the lens of implicit theories. ...

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