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  • Yu, Li; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of GeographyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography, 2020)
    This dissertation is a combination of four papers that explore the housing issues of the low-income group in urban China. The first paper uses a policy-cycle analytical framework to portray the dynamic process of national ...
  • Alikarami, Elnaz; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2020)
    The rise of fake news is posing an increasing threat to societies worldwide, but little is known about the cognitive processes that influence acceptance of false information. Here we report that social context influences ...
  • Semenyna, Scott; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of PsychologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Psychology, 2020)
    Inter-sexual mate competition occurs any time opposite-sex individuals engage in romantic/sexual competition over the same target. The existence of bisexual behaviour among humans suggests the possibility of inter-sexual ...
  • Turnbull, Douglas; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry & BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2020)
    The Lewis-behaviour of WF6 towards pyridine and derivatives thereof has been reinvestigated in detail. The stability of WF6 towards main-group donor ligands has been exploited to develop synthetic routes to numerous complexes ...
  • Eranthodi, Anas; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2020)
    Fusarium graminearum is one of the primary causal agents of Fusarium head blight (FHB) in cereals. Most proteins in the secretome of this pathogen are uncharacterized and their role in FHB is undefined. This study was aimed ...
  • Begum, Johura; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of EconomicsArts and ScienceDepartment of Economics, 2020)
    The Yield curve is very prominent in the economics and finance literature to analyze the behavior of households and investors towards bonds markets. In this paper we explore and test the Expectations Hypothesis (EH) of the ...
  • Christiansen, Adam Joseph (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of Physics and AstronomyArts and ScienceDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, 2020)
    Cryogenic cooling is a fundamental requirement for broadband far-infrared spectroscopic instrumentation to benefit from state-of-the-art far-infrared detectors. The precision to which the moving cryogenic components of the ...
  • Provost, Ira Gilbert; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of Indigenous StudiesArts and ScienceDepartment of Indigenous Studies, 2020)
    The Piikani Nation, a vibrant Indigenous community, has enjoyed their territory since time immemorial. In 2006 the Mikisew Cree won a precedent-setting case proving the need for government and industry to appropriately and ...
  • Maghsoudi, Farzad; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2020)
    Assume G is a finite group, such that |G| is either 6pq or 7pq, where p and q are distinct prime numbers, and let S be a generating set of G. We prove there is a Hamiltonian cycle in the corresponding Cayley graph on G ...
  • Galappaththi, Akalanka; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2020)
    Bug reports are a useful software artifact with software developers referring to them for various information needs. As bug reports can become long, users of bug reports may need to spend a lot of time reading them. Previous ...
  • Prenoslo, Leslie Kathleen; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health SciencesHealth Sciences, 2020)
    Childhood stress has been linked to an increase in cancer-risk behaviours and cancer rates. Addressing health-risk behaviours in adolescence can create healthy lifelong habits. Mindfulness focuses on cultivating present-moment ...
  • Heaton, Neal Tyler; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of New MediaFine ArtsDepartment of New Media, 2020)
    The immersive work titled Story/Space explores the relationship of setting and story through the technology of virtual reality by creating a participatory experience in digital spaces that recounts a childhood memory. The ...
  • Ingram, Shannon La Ree; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of HistoryArts and ScienceDepartment of History, 2020)
    This thesis is an affective history of abortion as told through the memories from four individuals; two retired medical practitioners who sat on Therapeutic Abortion Committees (TACs) and two women who accessed abortion ...
  • Wood, Kevin; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education. (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2020)
    The purpose of the study was to more deeply understand and describe how leaders promote and enact personal and transformational learning of teachers and students, while also meeting the transactional goals and objectives ...
  • Riedmueller, Nicole; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of ArtFine ArtsDepartment of Art, 2020)
    Material Instincts: Ruminations on Motherhood and Craft, is an MFA Thesis Project that focuses on the liminal and subjective experiences of motherhood through a direct engagement with tactile materials and forms. This ...
  • Kaphle, Salina; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2020)
    Effective measures to detect Aphanomyces euteiches, one of the devastating pathogen of pea, are lacking. An indirect ELISA and a real time immuno-PCR (RT-iPCR) assay for the timely and sensitive detection of A. euteiches ...
  • Petterson, Lanna Joy; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of PsychologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Psychology, 2020)
    Some men experience sexual interest in MtF (male-to-feminine) transgender individuals, known as gynandromorphophilia. This sexual interest has received little academic attention. My thesis includes (a) a review of the ...
  • Howe, Ronald; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Women and Gender StudiesArts and Science, 2020)
    This thesis examines how three unique, isolated maritime communities located off the coast of British Columbia, Canada have responded to significant obstacles. Over a century ago, disillusioned Finnish immigrants responded ...
  • Tasnim, Nazia; 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, 2020)
    Machine learning approaches are a well-established method to analyze natural language. Sociolinguistic characteristics, such as the author's gender, experience, and age, have compelling effects on natural language use. ...
  • Abdullah, Deen Mohammad; 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, 2020)
    In Natural Language Processing, researchers find many challenges on Query Focused Abstractive Summarization (QFAS), where Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers for Summarization (BERTSUM) can be used for ...

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