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  • Enoh, Eno Ibok Jackson; University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of BusinessDhillon School of Business, 2019)
    This thesis examined the experiences of contract academic staff (CAS) regarding their use of work-life balance programs (WLBPs). As precarious employees, CAS are subject to work conditions that put them in a bind between ...
  • Sánchez Attolini, Guillermo; 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)
    We present a novel looming object detection method for event-based cameras. Event-based cameras capture a scene without generating redundant information thus reducing the needed transmission power, bandwidth, and computations ...
  • Carpenter, Amanda M.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2019)
    This thesis examined range wide population genetic structure, morphological differences, and hybridization among three morphologically cryptic subspecies of warbling vireo (Vireo gilvus). MtDNA and microsatellite markers ...
  • Bell, Chrysta; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health SciencesHealth Sciences, 2019)
    Tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of premature disease and death in Canada. Prevention of tobacco use in youth is a key component of any comprehensive tobacco reduction strategy. The purpose of this study is ...
  • Balogun, Pauline; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2019)
    This project investigated whether unsupervised machine learning could detect differences in global or local microstates across different rodent brain, in the effects of procedural learning, and clustering validity indices ...
  • Klassen, Leeann; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2019)
    The rumen of beef cattle houses a diverse community of microorganisms that impact feed digestion, nutrient accessibility, host health, and waste production. Fibrolytic enzymes, probiotics, and prebiotics are promising ...
  • Vigar, Justin R. J.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2019)
    Translation initiation rates are fine-tuned by altering interactions between the ribosome and the translation initiation region of an mRNA. In bacteria varying levels of RNA structure attenuate these interactions by masking ...
  • Heller, Jalyce L.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2019)
    The rpsA gene contains a translation initiation region (TIR) which lacks a Shine-Dalgarno element, is highly structured, and which efficiently drives translation in bacteria. The rpsA gene is downregulated by its gene ...
  • Bressler, Kamiko; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 2019)
    Cap-dependent translation drives the global synthesis of proteins. Under stress conditions global protein production is attenuated, yet the translation of ATF4 is upregulated through uORF- mediated translation initiation. ...
  • Polash, Md Mainul Hasan; 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, 2019)
    Query Focused Summarization (QFS) summarizes a long document with respect to a given input query. Creating a query-focused abstractive summary by using a neural network model is a difficult task which is yet to be fully ...
  • Mahmud, Asif; 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 Schience, 2020)
    Query-based summarization problem is an interesting problem in the text summarization field. On the other hand, the reinforcement learning technique is popular for robotics and becoming accessible for the text summarization ...
  • Hossain, Shakhawat; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2019)
    Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a one of the largest health crises in the world. Noise stress is identified as one of the risk factors for AD development. A series of research demonstrates the adverse of effects of both pre- ...
  • Ayemere, Ivie; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2019)
    Plants experience abiotic stress and develop mechanisms to tolerate these stresses which preserves their progeny over time. Stress exposure induces physiological responses like accelerated growth rates; increased ...
  • Keim, Eric; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of SociologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Sociology, 2020)
    Using longitudinal data from the National Population Health Survey (NPHS), the effects of four different forms of social support on the trajectory of the predicted probability of depression (DPP) over time were analyzed. ...
  • Benson, Christopher S; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Physics and AstronomyArts and ScienceDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, 2020)
    The European Space Agency (ESA) Herschel Mission concluded observation of the Far-infrared (FIR) Universe in 2013, providing a wealth of observations of the interstellar medium and distant galaxies. The Spectral and ...
  • Vaughan, James; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of SociologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Sociology, 2020)
    In this thesis, I use the Durkheimian concept of fatalism, a condition of excessive social regulation, to reinterpret the published personal journal of a non-resident father who constructs himself as a victim of unjust ...
  • Hasan, Ahmed Shoeb Al; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics & Computer Science, 2019)
    Evaluation of the Jacobian is the most computationally expensive operation while solving a non-linear system. Knowledge of the sparsity pattern in advance reduces the computational cost. Bi-directional partitioning to ...
  • Tedlapu, Ajay; 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, 2019)
    Modular Design of a software system is one of the parameters which defines the complexity of a software system. If the software is built as one whole module, then it makes testing a long process. Also, updating the software ...
  • Sasani, Sara; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics & Computer Science, 2019)
    Through six chapters, the concept of decomposing the complete design is demonstrated. Group divisible designs, symmetric designs, strongly regular graphs, and association schemes are examples of the combinatorial objects ...
  • Knott, Jackson P.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry & BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2019)
    The development of rare earth complexes supported by a bisphosphinimine pyrrole-based pincer ligands is described herein. Synthesis of these species was conducted via alkane elimination and salt metathesis pathways. These ...

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