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2022-06-03
Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) are common and abundant species with substantial population and life-history diversity. While several studies have documented shifts in salmon abundance and…
2022-08-08
Author: Tapper, Kyle
The four-day school week (4DSW) is an emerging concept in public education in North America. In Canada, there are only a few districts or divisions that have made the switch from a traditional five-…
2022-04-25
Online activism is an important new form of political participation. The internet and social media have opened new avenues for gathering information and exchanging ideas. However, we know that not…
2022-05-20
The purpose of this thesis is two-fold: a) to examine the role of negative emotions in post-conflict societies; and b) to make a case for anger, resentment, and grief as legitimate moral emotions,…
2022-06-14
Author: Cash, Tiara
Life transitions are an inevitable part of human existence. While often exciting, life transitions can be stressful as they involve shifts in identity, routine and expectations. Informed by past…
2022-08-30
The presence of parental depressive symptoms has been consistently found to represent an important risk factor for the development of insecure parent-child attachment. As such, these symptoms stand…
2022-07-20
This thesis explores the principles and understandings about personal investing that robo-advisors promote and how these are taken up by users. Scholars have previously theorized an ongoing…
2021-08-11
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are two well-known chronic lung diseases. Pressurized Metered Dose Inhaler (pMDI) is a popular treatment for asthma and COPD for its several…
2022-08-16
Author: Song, Yexuan
Viral transmission plays an essential role in our understanding of and response to infectious diseases, for example, by informing policy decisions about transportation and borders. Phylogenetic…
2022-06-16
Author: Safi, Hamida
The Wnt signaling pathway is a highly conserved cell signaling pathway that regulates cell fate determination and maintains adult stem cell populations, and when misregulated contributes to…
2022-04-22
The various activities collectively known as "Track 2 diplomacy" have been notoriously difficult to define using international relations (IR) theories. This project leverages the recent…
2022-06-27
Author: Ling, Ruby
There is currently little to no literature on femcels (female incels) as they are still a relatively new movement on the Internet. However, literature on incels have been well-established due to…
2022-06-21
Modern Big Data systems have shifted away from pure ETL solutions and towards real-time analysis of "raw text". Unsurprisingly, efficient analysis of raw text is a critical performance…
2022-08-15
Despite the ongoing challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has had in the number of international students able to come to Canada, over 500,000 students chose to study at Canadian institutions in 2021 (…
2022-08-10
The Constraint Satisfaction Problem (CSP) provides a general framework for a wide range of combinatorial problems dealing with mappings and assignments, including satisfiability, graph colorability,…
2021-08-18
Research relating to intimate partner violence (IPV) responses and risk assessments are plentiful, but center around a heteronormative framework omitting various gender and sexuality configurations.…
2021-08-27
Author: Min, Xin
With the development of lithography techniques, microfluidic systems have drastically evolved in the past decades. Digital microfluidics (DMF), which enables discrete droplet actuation without any…
2022-03-25
In the first chapter of this thesis, my co-author and I study the tradeoff resulting from delegation of authority. Delegating decisions to an agent may benefit the principal if the agent is more…
2021-08-23
This thesis locates the success and influence of modern yoga in the shared space of popular culture, neoliberalism and post-feminism. By focusing on the representations and discourse of the modern…
2027-06-04
There is an explosive growth in the size of the input and/or intermediate data used and generated by modern and emerging applications. Unfortunately, modern computing systems are not capable of…