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- ItemAre merciful judges unjust? : a discussion of mercy and justice based on the writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas(Lethbridge, Alta. : Univerisity of Lethbridge, Dept. of Political Science, 2010) Smienk, Megan; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science; von Heyking, John
- ItemPerpetual war or perpetual peace? : the political spirit in Thucydides and Kant(Lethbridge, Alta. : Univerisity of Lethbridge, Dept. of Political Science, 2010) Wensveen, Jonathan; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science; von Heyking, John
- ItemPhilosophy as therapy(Lethbridge, Alta. : Univerisity of Lethbridge, Dept. of Political Science, 2011) Mackenzie, Heather; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science; von Heyking, John
- ItemCommunity, contraception, and controversy: a history of the Lethbridge Birth Control and Information Centre in the 1970s(Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of History, 2013) Patton, Karissa R.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science; Williams, CarolThis honours thesis examines the history of the Lethbridge Birth Control and Information Centre (LBCIC) and the representation and acceptance of it within the community of Lethbridge as well as the Centre’s influence on the local community. The LBCIC represents the wider fight for women’s reproductive rights, acceptance of all sexualities, and women’s equality in the 1970s. This Southern Albertan organization is particularly significant because there is still a regional resistance to accessible contraception and women’s reproductive rights. The purpose of this honours thesis is to fill the historical gap and to educate scholars and citizens of Southern Alberta on this significant history of regional women’s activism. This research illustrates how the community of Lethbridge was divided in terms of social views, mores and acceptance of the services and education provided by LBCIC. The story of the struggle to establish the LBCIC in Southern Alberta enlarges the history of birth control activism in Canada. Moreover, I hope to inspire continued awareness of the importance of women’s reproductive rights through this research. The first chapter, using material from interviews recognizes the organized activism of these five women, and how they raised consciousness about women’s reproductive rights in Lethbridge, and Canadian, society during the 1970s. The first chapter also determines that their advocacy widens the national historical narrative on birth control and women’s reproductive rights activism by including Southern Albertan, rural, and small town activist experiences. The second chapter investigates letters to Lethbridge City Council during the 1974 LBCIC funding controversy, analyzing public declarations of parental authority to argue against the supporters of the LBCIC. Chapter three discusses the eroding boundaries public/private divide posed by birth control debate.
- ItemThe German fear of Russia: Russia and its place within German history(Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of History, 2013) Dumont, Rob; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science; Burton, Christopher
- ItemKiergegaard : on selfhood, love, and politics(Lethbridge, Alta. : Univerisity of Lethbridge, Dept. of Political Science, 2013) Canjar, Katie; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science; von Heyking, John
- ItemTo battle by glider and parachute: the Airborne Forces of the Second World War(University of Lethbridge, Dept. of History, 2014) Lemna, Samantha; Burton, Christopher
- ItemThe development of gender-differentiated /ɕ/ production in Mandarin speaking children(University of Lethbridge, 2014) Shi, Yanjun; Li, FangfangThe goal of the present study is to examine the developmental trajectory of the gender-differentiated /ɕ/ production in Mandarin Chinese in terms of the relative contribution from anatomical development, prenatal hormonal effect, and gender typed behavior. The development of gendered /ɕ/ production has been an uncharted area of research. Mandarin-speaking participants were recruited from Grade 1(age 7), Grade 6 (age 12), and Grade 10 (age 16) from schools in Luoyang, a city in central China. The participants spoke standard Mandarin and had no known speech, language, or hearing deficiency. They were asked to read a list of 36 Mandarin words with 18 target words beginning with fricatives /ɕ/ or /s/ followed by vowels /a/, /i/, or /u/. All the fricatives were extracted from the recorded speech and their spectral mean frequencies were obtained. The spectral mean frequency was used as an acoustic indicator for gender variation of the fricative production. Anatomical development was measured through height, weight, and head circumference. Prenatal hormonal variation was assessed by the 2D: 4D ratio of the right hand. Gender typed behavior was assessed via a parent-report Child Play Behavior and Activity Questionnaire (CPBAQ). The result showed that only the sound /ɕ/ exhibited gender-differentiated production. Gender difference of /ɕ/ was found to emerge between age 7 and age 12. Significant correlation existed only between gender typed behavior and gendered /ɕ/ production for 16-year old boys(r=0.40, p=0.01). No anatomical or prenatal hormonal effect was found for gender variation of /ɕ/ production. The emergence of gendered /ɕ/ production was interpreted to be associated with the beginning of sexual maturation at the onset of puberty and gender identity development that excels at adolescence. The development of gendered /ɕ/ production was considered to parallel gender identity development at first and later become part of the gender norms for boys in mid-or late-adolescence.
- ItemDeliberative rhetoric in electoral authoritarian regimes: a case study of Singapore(Lethbridge, Alta. : Univerisity of Lethbridge, Dept. of Political Science, 2015) Stuart, Nicolette; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science; von Heyking, John
- ItemReforming dignity(Lethbridge, Alta. : Univerisity of Lethbridge, Dept. of Political Science, 2015) Tams, Rachel; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science; von Heyking, John; Jansen, Harold
- ItemSole and exclusive : power, control and violence in the Utah Territory, 1847-1857(Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of History, 2016) Cummins, Brendan; McManus, Sheila
- ItemPerceptions du francais par des eleves du secondaire a Lethbridge en Alberta(Lethbridge, Alta. :|bUniversity of Lethbridge, Dept. of Modern Languages, 2016) Gillis, Steven A.; Takam, Alain F.In Alberta, the enrollment rates in high school French as a Second Language (FSL) courses show that, in general, there is minimal interest amongst students to learn French. Although a large portion of high school students have had experiences with the language during their primary education, the majority of these students are not continuing to study French through FSL. Using a questionnaire, this study examined not only influences found in schools effecting this low level of interest, but also influences found outside of the school environment. The questionnaire was filled out by 74 students from a Lethbridge, Alberta high school. The results show that Southern Alberta has not escaped the general, and almost systematic decline in FSL enrollments. A small number of the surveyed high school students had a significant level of integrative and/or instrumental motivation, both of which have been found to be important in the learning of a second language. Participants were not very interested in taking FSL courses. The data also suggests the importance of students’ encounters with French culture in encouraging them to study the language in school. The percentage of students who had taken at least one FSL course and who were still interested in learning French shows that the FSL program is also playing a role in the lowering trend of enrollment from grade 1 to grade 12. Here again, cultural encounters turned out to be of importance.
- ItemIslam and revolution: Central Asia in transition, 1905-1928(University of Lethbridge, Dept. of History, 2017) Martin, Colin J.; Burton, Christopher; Fujiwara, Gideon
- ItemHegemony secured: Social Credit and the crippling of the Alberta left, 1935-1971(University of Lethbridge, Dept. of History, 2017) Penner, Mack; Alexander, Kristine; Kennedy, Lynn
- ItemThe critique of scientism in defense of the political community(University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Political Science, 2018) Kazakoff, Thomas; von Heyking, John
- ItemLate nights in Lethbridge: parenting and the pursuit of post-secondary education(University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Women & Gender Studies, 2019) Siever, Mary Rachel; Lenon, Suzanne
- ItemThe oldest profession and the new Soviet woman: sex work and ideology in the Soviet Union(University of Lethbridge, Dept. of History, 2020) Rawluk, Shannon; Burton, Christopher
- ItemA framework of competence in the university experience of students with disabilities(University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Psychology, 2020) Pitcher, Brayden; Mather, JenniferLiberal education is an approach to learning that allows students to learn practical skills to help deal with the challenges and diversity in the world. Liberal education is important to students with disabilities (SWD) in postsecondary education because of their increased difficulty to secure employment compared to students with no disabilities (SWND). In this study, a survey was conducted using questions that referred to practical skills and designed in a Likert Scale format with responses ranging from 1 (not very much) to 4 (very much). The survey was adapted from the employability skills profile created by the Conference Board of Canada, which is an organization that provides research and insights to complex challenges and issues in the education sector. The questions were grouped in five areas of development: intellectual, personal, interpersonal, academic, and human and civic engagement. The responses of each question were converted into sum scores and grouped within each area of development. The data was then dichotomized while using the median for comparison. The differences between students and their different years of study and the differences between genders were also observed. There was no statistical difference between SWD and SWND. Generally, both groups reported they felt improvement in practical skills from their university experience. In the intellectual area more SWD did not see improvement overall, however, more SWND did find improvement in learning practical skills. No significant difference between students in different years of study were found, however, the trends show that students learn practical skills early in their second year. No significant difference between the responses of genders were found, however, the trends showed that more females are finding improvement than males in learning social skills. The conclusions are that the University does generally provide opportunities for all students to learn practical skills. However further research is needed to investigate the possible differences, gather more participants, and ask more specific questions.
- ItemIn absence of Black Atticus: cinematic portrayals of racism and redemption in the Jim Crow south(University of Lethbridge, Dept. of History, 2020) Harray, Bailey; Kennedy, Lynn
- ItemTraditional Indigenous forms of gambling and games(University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Psychology, 2021) HeavyShield, Marley; Williams, Jennifer; Williams, RobertThere is limited research that explores Indigenous gambling and gaming, and the research that does exist focuses primarily on problem gambling and addiction. Western understandings of gambling are not an appropriate lens to provide a full understanding of the cultural depth and meaning behind traditional Indigenous games. Indigenous gaming has existed since pre colonization and occurs in many Indigenous cultures throughout North America. The following research project explores traditional Blackfoot forms of gambling and games. The current study used a mixed methods approach to collect data on Blackfoot traditional games and forms of gambling. The first method was an anonymous, online survey that collected data on games played today and demographics. The second method was key informant interviews with Elders from the local Blackfoot community and collected data regarding the traditional context of Blackfoot games. Survey results indicate that the most common game still played today is handgame. Interview results corroborate this finding. Results of the interviews, drawn from a thematic analysis performed in NVivo 12, show that gambling, types of games and their rules, evident change, and relationships are the most prominent themes surrounding traditional games. Traditional games are multifaceted at their core and serve various meaningful purposes in the lives of players, with the majority of players viewing games positively. Through a combination of scientific methods and Indigenous ways of knowing comes a history of Blackfoot gaming, from tradition, through colonization, to the post-colonial present day – in which these games continue to provide a connection to culture, spirituality, and community for Blackfoot Peoples. By considering traditional games and forms of gambling from an Indigenous perspective, further research can be better informed when engaging with Indigenous populations and exploring Indigenous-related topics