University of Lethbridge Research Repository: Recent submissions

  • Almahbshi, Sara Mohamed; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Women and Gender StudiesArts and ScienceDepartment of Women and Gender Studies, 2022)
    This thesis explores Yemeni women’s political participation in the peace process in the 2014-2015 conflict. Using Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis (FCDA), this study analyzes seven interviews with women who were/are ...
  • Burke, Candace J.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2022)
    Rats emit ultrasonic vocalizations in a variety of appetitive and aversive contexts. Although the reason why these calls are emitted is yet unknown, two prominent theories exist, the affective state theory and the social ...
  • Trofimenkoff, Elizabeth Anne Mae; 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)
    Glioblastoma is an extremely aggressive brain cancer that has a median survival time of 15 months, and a 95% mortality rate within 5 years. Standard-of-care therapy has not changed in over 15 years, and has unfortunately ...
  • Chaulagain, Rabindra Prasad; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Women and Gender StudiesArts and ScienceDepartment of Women and Gender Studies, 2022)
    This dissertation examines the narrated experiences of Nepali-speaking Bhutanese refugees from different religious groups, now residing in Southern Alberta. On average, they spent about two decades in seven refugee camps ...
  • Emerson, John Robert; 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)
    Question generation is the parallel task of question answering, where given an input context and, optionally, an answer, the goal is to generate a relevant and fluent natural language question. Although recent works on ...
  • Sheahan, Taylor Anne; 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)
    Synthetic biology (synbio) has emerged as a transformative scientific field with immense potential to address a wide-range of global problems. A specific sub-field of synbio utilizes cellular biomolecular machinery outside ...
  • Riddlesden, Connor David; 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)
    There exists a significant conjecture in the local Langlands correspondence that A-packets are ABV-packets. For the case G=GLn, the conjecture reduces to ABV-packets for orbits of Arthur type being singletons, which is a ...
  • Simonis, Carolyn Dana; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2022)
    The platinum group elements (PGEs) palladium (Pd) and platinum (Pt) are introduced to aquatic ecosystems through emissions processes from industrial applications. Despite this, little is understood about the toxicity of ...
  • Gwynn, Jenny Ann; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health SciencesHealth Sciences, 2022)
    There is need for increased knowledge, skill, and capacity for nurses caring for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) in the dual diagnosis (DD) environment and in other areas of healthcare. SUD is found to be ...
  • Doré, Christopher Dawn; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health SciencesHealth Sciences, 2022)
    The project, Preparation Before the Operation, was designed to assess the feasibility of a rural tailored online continuing education course to address the gaps in perioperative education. The 4-week asynchronous course ...
  • Velaskar, Nayan; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of New MediaFine ArtsDepartment of New Media, 2022)
    Queering Virtual Space is a project which visualizes architectural and natural environments using virtual reality software. In this thesis, I present my research on the transference of traditional media as queering ...
  • Molyneaux, Rebecca Louise; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2022)
    Within adolescent populations, correlations between cyber victimization and posttraumatic stress have been found; however, it is unknown if these experiences also occur within the general adult population. Cyber victimization’s ...
  • Bruised Head, Michael Dean; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of HistoryArts and ScienceDepartment of History, 2022)
    The Miistakis (mountains) in Paahtomahksikimi (Waterton Lakes National Park) are sacred for Niitsitapi. The experience of fasting in the mountains is what brought us our healing wisdom from thousands of years ago. When we ...
  • Siddiqui, M. Quadir; Badmalia, Maulik D.; Patel, Trushar R. (MDPIArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of CalgaryUniversity of Albertahttps://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22052647, 2021)
    Members of the human Zyxin family are LIM domain-containing proteins that perform critical cellular functions and are indispensable for cellular integrity. Despite their importance, not much is known about their structure, ...
  • Meier-Stephenson, Vanessa; Badmalia, Maulik D.; Mrozowich, Tyler; Lau, Keith C. K.; Schultz, Sarah K.; Gemmill, Darren L.; Osiowy, Carla; van Marle, Guido; Coffin, Carla S.; Patel, Trushar R. (ElsevierArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of CalgaryPublic Health Agency of CanadaUniversity of Albertahttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbc.2021.100589, 2021)
    Approximately 250 million people worldwide are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and are at increased risk of developing cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The HBV genome persists as covalently ...
  • Rutbeek, Nicole R.; Rezasoltani, Hanieh; Patel, Trushar R.; Khajehpour, Mazdak; Prehna, Gerd (ElsevierArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of ManitobaUniversity of Lethbridge, 2021)
    Streptococcus pyogenes, or Group A Streptococcus, is a Gram-positive bacterium that can be both a human commensal and a pathogen. Central to this dichotomy are temperate bacteriophages that incorporate into the bacterial ...
  • Lee, Bonnie K.; Ofori Dei, Samuel M. (SageHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1177/11782218221088875, 2022)
    Purpose: Employment and family/social relationships are 2 of the highest priorities among those in substance use recovery. This study examined the relationship of work status with couple adjustment and other recovery ...
  • Lee, Bonnie K.; Merali, Noor-Khanu (SageHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1177/11782218221080773, 2022)
    Background: Individuals with problematic gambling, alcohol and substance use commonly report lower employment rates and more employment-related problems such as job loss, work conflicts and poor performance. Method: A ...
  • Lee, Bonnie K.; Ofori Dei, Samuel M.; Isik, Erkan (WileyHealth SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeIstanbul Aydin Universityhttps://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12816, 2022)
    Study of change mechanisms is important to advance theory development and to reveal the active components that make a critical difference in treatment. Improved outcomes in a randomized controlled trial that favored ...
  • Lee, Bonnie K.; Ofori Dei, Samuel M.; Brown, Matthew M. R.; Awosoga, Olu A.; Shi, Yanjun; Greenshaw, Andrew J. (WileyHealth SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of Albertahttps://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12813, 2022)
    A nonblinded randomized trial was conducted at two Canadian provincial outpatient addiction clinics that tested the effectiveness of a systemic congruence couple therapy (CCT) versus individual-based treatment-as-usual ...