Arts and Science, Faculty of: Recent submissions

  • Omee, Farjana Yeasmin; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2022)
    Software projects receive a lot of bug reports, and each bug report needs to be triaged. An objective of the bug report triaging process is to find an appropriate developer who can fix the reported bug. As this process ...
  • Schramm, Danika; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2022)
    This thesis used molecular markers to examine population genetics of two North American passerines. My study focused on golden-crowned kinglets and red-breasted nuthatches, forest dwelling birds with migratory and ...
  • Sorokin, Aleksei; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2022)
    Cannabis has enormous economic importance, considering that all parts of the cannabis plant are used, seeds for food, stem for fiber, and flowers/leaves for medicine. In this research, we have developed tools and ...
  • Hunter, Danial; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2022)
    As extreme events become more common, understanding how they impact wildlife populations, and imperiled wildlife populations in particular, is of heightened importance. In this thesis, I aimed to characterize how a very ...
  • Khalid, AKM Iftekhar; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of EnglishArts and ScienceDepartment of English, 2022-01-02)
    English is a problem in Bangladesh. This thesis studies the political history of English and English Studies in Bangladesh as the nation continues debates on English. Bangladesh has been a contested ground for languages ...
  • Takyi, Nathania; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 2022)
    Interstrand crosslinks (ICLs) are toxic DNA lesions that can result in cell death if left unrepaired. ICLs can form following the reaction of natural DNA nucleobases with reactive chemical species generated during DNA ...
  • Laskowski, Catherine; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. :University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2022)
    The unpredictable payouts of random-ratio schedules, like those used by slot-machines, are highly motivating. This is likely due to the relationship between unexpected rewards and dopamine neurons, which release dopamine ...
  • Islam, Rafat Bin; 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, 2022-12-14)
    Software developers refer to bug reports as a reliable source of information. However, these bug reports are written in the form of conversations among developers and often become long depending on the complexity of the ...
  • Rocca, Daniel G.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2022)
    Eukaryotic ribosome assembly is an essential process involving many protein and RNA assembly factors. Mutations of genes encoding ribosomal proteins or assembly factors can result in diseases in humans. The upregulation ...
  • Wahab, Yasmin; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of EconomicsArts and ScienceDepartment of Economics, 2022)
    The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is one of the most prominent RTAs in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The main objective of ECOWAS is to boost the economic development of member countries, reduce/eliminate ...
  • Schoen, Anthony J.; University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of PsychologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Psychology, 2022)
    Personal relative deprivation (PRD) is the feeling of resentment one gets from perceived inequality or unfairness. This feeling is argued to be a precursor to risk-taking as well as a causal factor in the development of ...
  • Mbakwe, Chidozie Martin; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Dept. of EconomicsArts and ScienceDepartment of Economics, 2022)
    The study investigated the sustainability of public debt in Nigeria between 1986 to 2021 in the face of rising budget deficit and government expenditure with a significant loss of revenue amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...
  • Vilette, Chloé Irma; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Dept. of PsychologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Psychology, 2022)
    Using a longitudinal approach, I sought to deepen my understanding on social integration in wild juvenile vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus). First, I focused on the analytical tools used to capture the social and ...
  • Hamidi, Mohammad; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2022)
    Many transcription factors act as dimers or higher oligomers. The effects of dimerization of transcription factors in gene expression models are not well studied. However, explicit consideration of dimers and, especially, ...
  • Cruz-Milette, Daisy E.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 2022)
    This work reports a family of iminophosphonamido Rh and Ir cyclooctadiene (COD) complexes, [Ph2P(NR)2]M(COD), where the substituents on nitrogen vary, R = 2,4,6-trimethylphenyl (Mes) or adamantyl (Ad). The reaction chemistry ...
  • Chisholm, Trinitas; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Science, 2022)
    I measured the effect of recreational trails on plant species richness, community composition, and the presence of exotic and rare species in the Castle Provincial Parks of Alberta, Canada, by surveying 142 transects ...
  • Oni, Sadia S.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of EconomicsArts and ScienceDepartment of Economics, 2022)
    The South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) of the SAARC is the principal regional trade agreement in South Asia. This thesis empirically examines bilateral trade flows between SAFTA member countries. The empirical analysis ...
  • Dhalla, Davinder Kaur; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2022)
    Conventional protein design approaches generally utilize a design space limited to the standard 20 amino acid alphabet (AAA), restricting the incorporation of unnatural amino acids, and associated novel functions. Reducing ...
  • Karimi, Leila; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2022)
    Motivated by the transportation needs of modern-day retailers, we consider a variant of the vehicle routing problem with time windows in which each truck has a variable capacity. In our model, each vehicle can bring one ...
  • Lijoka, Oluwaseun Francis; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2022)
    In this thesis, we consider the development of algorithms suitable for designing evacuation procedures in sparse or remote communities. The works are extensions of sink location problems on dynamic networks, which are ...