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  • 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. ...
  • Krogman, Sarah; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health SciencesHealth Sciences, 2018)
    It is increasingly important for healthcare professionals to obtain competence in gerontology to ensure preparedness to deliver services for an expanding group of complex older people. Undergraduate education has been ...
  • Devoy, Trenna; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health SciencesHealth Sciences, 2018)
    From a student perspective, there is opportunity for experiential learning to improve performance (Reilly & Spratt, 2007). Simulation is an experiential teaching strategy which can build clinical competence in nursing ...
  • Arksey, Aleigha; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education. (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2018)
    Following the deaths of students, teachers have expectations to be grieving role models and perform similar roles to helping professionals when they care and support grieving children (Rowling, 1995). Yet teachers’ bereavement ...
  • Marietta-Vasquez, Janelle; University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business (Lethbridge, Alta.: University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of BusinessDhillon School of Business, 2018)
    Back pain is a leading cause of disability and stress on the health care system. Back pain injury is costly to employers, leads to absenteeism in the workplace, and disrupts the lives of those suffering from back pain ...
  • Garibaldi, Madeleine C.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of GeographyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography, 2018)
    Ground surface and permafrost temperatures in the High Arctic have been considered homogeneous. However, due to differential snow cover, there is a substantial degree of heterogeneity present. The objectives of this thesis ...
  • Masuda, Kristie; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Arts and Science, 2018)
    The amount, frequency, and type of pulses consumed by university students were explored using a cross-sectional online survey. Daily pulse consumers made up just 6% of participants, with 5% of the total participants eating ...
  • Willsey, Telsa; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2018)
    Additive or synergistic interactions between Aphanomyces euteiches, Fusarium spp., and the pea leaf weevil Sitona lineatus have the potential to increase yield loss in commercial pea crops. Greenhouse studies indicated ...
  • Roberts, Kyla; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationFaculty of Education, 2018)
    Caregivers of children with disabilities, in comparison to caregivers of typical children, experience an exorbitant amount of stress, which can have detrimental effects on their physical and psychological health. The purpose ...
  • Stuart, Daniel; 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)
    The [SF4·O=C(CH3)2]2 and SF4·[O=C(CH3)2]2 adducts were synthesized and characterized at low temperature (LT) using Raman spectroscopy and, in the case of [SF4·O=C(CH3)2]2, single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The X-ray crystal ...
  • Latif, Shamria Sabatina; 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 recent years reversible logic has offered a promising alternative to traditional logic circuits. Reversible logic introduces a mechanism which allows theoretically zero energy dissipation by eliminating the possibility ...
  • Arifuzzaman, Md; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Physics and AstronomyArts and ScienceDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, 2018)
    This thesis presents the temperature-dependent line-shape studies of methane broadened by itself, air and hydrogen, which is identified as the second most important anthropogenic greenhouse gas in the Earth’s atmosphere ...
  • Barros dos Santos, Ednei; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of PsychologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Psychology, 2018)
    This thesis focused on an austral population of House Wrens breeding in the south-temperate zone in Mendoza, Argentina. A description of song organization and complexity is provided for males in this population, and ...

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