University of Lethbridge Research Repository: Recent submissions

  • Brassolotto, Julia; Howard, Lisa (University of Lethbridge, 2019)
    In this report, we outline the findings from Phase 2 of a multi-phase, Alberta-wide study on sexual expression in supportive living and long-term care homes. By “sexual expression,” we mean handholding, hugging, fantasizing, ...
  • Sweetman, Fleur; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education; Slomp, David H. (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2019)
    This project explores the question, how does the design of a humanities course emerge from previously published research and my own practical experience. The process takes into account the complex nature of interdisciplinarity ...
  • Neufeld, Sarah; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical EducationArts and ScienceDepartment of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 2019)
    This thesis implements a discourse analysis of the Fittest on Earth documentaries, in conjunction with the mini-series the Road to the Games, with the purpose of analyzing dominant narratives and themes surrounding the ...
  • Renke, Danica; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of HistoryArts and ScienceDepartment of History, 2019)
    This thesis explores the emotional experiences of Canadian servicewomen during the Second World War and their reactions to service life. Almost two years after entering the war, the Canadian government concluded that ...
  • Oczkowski, Veronica; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2019)
    Brain and behaviour are heavily impacted by our environment. This study examines how a positive experience, exercise, impacts brain development in adolescence and how that relates to brain and behavioural changes in young ...
  • Robertson, Frank; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2019)
    Music is an incredibly complex and beautiful activity, which involves nearly every cognitive function. There is evidence to suggest that musical training in children and adult musicians is associated with an improvement ...
  • Aguilar Ramirez, Daniela Eugenia; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical EducationArts and ScienceDepartment of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 2019)
    Visuospatial abilities are cognitive processes essential for activities of daily living, they allow us to safely and independently navigate and interact with our environment. These abilities have also shown a strong ...
  • Tingley, Jeffrey; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2019)
    Chronic and acute inflammation in the colon significantly impact human and animal health, and productivity in agriculture. Unfortunately, current treatments are not very effective for long-term management and treatment is ...
  • Hoque, Moksidul; University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business. (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of BusinessDhillon School of Business, 2019)
    This study investigates the inverted-U effects of capital structure on accrual- and cash-flow-based performance of US banks from 1980 to 2017. Capital structure is measured by the debt to assets ratio, accrual-based ...
  • Poplawski, Janet; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2019)
    Stress is one of the most critical determinants of lifetime health. To gain insight into the underlying gene-environment interactions governing the effects of stress on development and behaviour, we (i) utilized proton ...
  • Voss, M. Lauren; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Kinesiology and Physical EducationArts and ScienceDepartment of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 2019)
    Prolonged sedentary time (ST) is associated with increased risk of cardiometabolic disease, impaired physical function, and mortality. Older adults accumulate large amounts of ST and low amounts of physical activity, which ...
  • Hashemnia, Saeedeh; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2019)
    The Anterior Cingulate Cortex (ACC) encodes many decision variables, including effort and reward. This region contains dense dopamine innervations and communicates with several brain regions known to participate in motivation. ...
  • Bexte, Kyle J.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of GeographyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography, 2019)
    Modelling surface air temperature across regions of relatively complex terrain has historically presented a challenging task. Using topographically derived variables in association with land cover, monthly linear regression ...
  • Albright-Tolman, Jami I.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of SociologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Sociology, 2019)
    Despite this study occurring in the early years of the 21st century, women continue to face barriers to working in androcentric work environments. In the corrections environment, these barriers are further complicated by ...
  • Lokstadt, Nicole; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of PhilosophyArts and ScienceDepartment of Philosophy, 2019)
    This thesis gives an account of how the adversary system harms pro se litigants. I first introduce the issue of pro se litigation, explaining that being a pro se litigant is not a choice but an inescapable harm. I then ...
  • Vomberg, Lauren; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of PsychologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Psychology, 2019)
    Musicians are better able to discriminate changes in pitch than non-musicians, particularly when judging tones constructed without the fundamental frequency, and especially when asked to vocally reproduce the tones. In two ...
  • Liu, Hanchao; University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of BusinessDhillon School of Business, 2019-08-12)
    The demand-supply relationship plays an important role in an order-driven stock market. In this thesis, we propose a stylized model by defining demand (supply) over a stock at a certain time as how many shares are on the ...
  • Anvik, John; Cote, Vincent; Riehl, Jace (ACMArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of Lethbridge, 2019)
    Although there are many computer science learning games with the goal of teaching programming, such games typically require the person to either learn an existing programming language or the game's own specialized language. ...
  • Szafron, Duane; Lu, Paul; Greiner, Russell; Wishart, David S.; Poulin, Brett; Eisner, Roman; Lu, Zhiyong; Anvik, John; Macdonell, Cam; Fyshe, Alona; Meeuwis, David (Oxford University PressArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of AlbertaUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkh485, 2004)
    Proteome Analyst (PA) (http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~bioinfo/PA/) is a publicly available, high-throughput, web-based system for predicting various properties of each protein in an entire proteome. Using machine-learned ...
  • Mather, Jennifer A. (University of WindsorArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009)
    This paper recounts the author’s experience with giving a Needs Assessment for improvement by university teachers. Subjects were from the University of Lethbridge and the 2008 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher ...