26 Works

The role of adaptive behaviour in migratory counts of shorebirds

David Hope
Shorebird population status and trends are commonly generated from counts made at migratory stopovers, where large numbers are concentrated at few locations. Shorebirds migrate long distances, encountering changing and unpredictable conditions. The ability to respond with adjustments in behaviours such as site selection, timing and routing, is likely essential. In this thesis I examine how the adaptive behaviour of migrants affects the use of stopover sites, and hence how many shorebirds are counted. I develop...

Is Donald Trump a trendsetter for Canadians? The effect of Trump and national identity on support for immigration

Steven Nuss
Recent Canadian research highlights a tension. President Trump may be responsible for a potential weakening of the social norms surrounding Canadian identity. Trump’s effect, however, is mitigated when Canadian identity is salient. Given that research shows that Canadians have routinely defined themselves as welcoming of immigrants and multicultural, why Trump has this influence, and the further impact of either Trump himself or Canadian identity on reported support for immigration during the Trump presidency are both...

Supplementary videos for thesis: Development and evaluation of an in vitro model of exercise for studying AMPK signaling dynamics in skeletal muscle

Kyle Dumont
Supplementary videos for Development and evaluation of an in vitro model of exercise for studying AMPK signaling dynamics in skeletal muscle. Myotubes differentiated for five days (Video 1) were contractile in response to electrical stimulation (Video 2).

Is Donald Trump a Trendsetter for Canadians? The Effect of Trump and National Identity on Support for Immigration

Steven Nuss & Mark Pickup
Data includes demographic variables, as well as an imbedded experiment to see whether Trump can influence Canadians’ support for immigrants and if priming Canadian national identity using normative associations about immigration and multiculturalism reinforces or weakens support for immigrants. Data also includes variables to see if Canadians view Trump as trendsetter, and their current attitudes on desired levels of immigration. Full codebook is located in the appendix of Nuss (2020) "Is Donald Trump a Trendsetter...

Microfauna at Tse’K’wa: Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction in the Peace River Region, Northeast British Columbia

Roxanne Pendleton
The transition from the late Pleistocene to the early Holocene is known to have been a time of dramatic climatic and environmental changes, however there is still much that is not known about this period in North America. The Peace River Region of Northeast British Columbia is especially interesting because it is located in the hypothesized biogeographic corridor, allowing previously uninhabitable land to become open for colonization by plants, animals and humans at the end...

SFU Opinion and Comments Corpus

Maite Taboada, Varada Kolhatkar, Hanhan Wu, Luca Cavasso, Emilie Francis, Kavan Shukla & Mehvish Saleem
The SFU Opinion and Comments Corpus (SOCC) is a corpus for the analysis of online news comments. Our corpus contains comments and the articles from which the comments originated. The articles are all opinion articles, not hard news articles. The corpus is larger than any other currently available comments corpora, and has been collected with attention to preserving reply structures and other metadata. In addition to the raw corpus, we also present annotations for four...

The Radio Tales

Elaine Harder
One of a series of Radio Tale audio essays recorded at SFU's CJSF Radio Station.

Development and evaluation of an in vitro model of exercise for studying AMPK signaling dynamics in skeletal muscle

Kyle Dumont
Exercise promotes AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling in skeletal muscle, where it functions to enhance the expression of fitness-promoting genes. The magnitude of the adaptations depends in part on the dynamics of AMPK signaling; however, the time course of AMPK signaling remains poorly characterized. The purpose of my thesis was to develop and evaluate electrical stimulation of cultured C2C12 myotubes as a method to study AMPK signaling dynamics. I confirmed that differentiation resulted in contractile...

Modeling empathy in embodied conversational agents

Özge Nilay Yalçın
Embodied conversational agents (ECAs) are designed with the goal of achieving natural and effortless interactions with humans by displaying the same communication channels we use in our daily interactions (e.g. gestures, gaze, facial expressions, verbal behaviors). With advances in computational power, these agents are increasingly equipped with social and emotional capabilities to improve interaction with the users. Recently, research efforts are focused on modeling empathy, which is a human trait that allows us to share...

Glacial History and Landform Genesis in the Lac de Gras Area, Northwest Territories

Anna Haiblen
The Quaternary geology of the Lac de Gras area was studied by 1:20 000 surficial geology mapping of 770 km2 and investigating the genesis of enigmatic landforms. Three distinct flow directions of the Laurentide Ice Sheet are recorded: flow to the southwest, then west, and finally to the west northwest. Digital mapping with high-resolution orthoimagery and a 30 cm lidar DEM provides insight into the deglacial history. ‘Subglacial meltwater corridors’ are prominent in the area....

Microfauna at Tse’K’wa: Paleoenvironmental reconstruction in the Peace River Region, Northeast British Columbia

Roxanne Alisha Pendleton
The transition from the late Pleistocene to the early Holocene is known to have been a time of dramatic climatic and environmental changes, however there is still much that is not known about this period in North America. The Peace River Region of Northeast British Columbia is especially interesting because it is located in the hypothesized biogeographic corridor, allowing previously uninhabitable land to become open for colonization by plants, animals and humans at the end...

The Ancient Past of Keatley Creek Vol. 3

Brian Hayden
This is an ISO backup of a CD containing an interactive flash presentation produced by the SFU Archaeology department in 2003, titled "The Ancient Past of Keatley Creek Vol. 3." Depending on your operating system, you should be able to download and mount (or burn) the ISO in order to view the content, though this may require additional software (such as WinCDEmu on Windows http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/, where this functionality is usually not available by default). The...

Spirituality, dimensional autism, and schizotypal traits: the search for meaning

Bernard Crespi, Natalie Dinsdale, Silven Read & Peter Hurd
Excel file of sex, autism spectrum traits, schizotypy, and spirituality measures.

The Ethnoarchaeology of Traditional Feasting in Tribal Southeast Asia

Brian Hayden
The purpose of this archive is to allow the field data that I and my students collected in Southeast Asia to be made available to future researchers. From 1994 until 2001, I and two graduate students conducted ethnoarchaeological field research among a number of traditional tribal groups in Southeast Asia. Our goal was to investigate traditional feasting in these societies and to relate feasting behavior to practical benefits that hosts expected to derive from holding...

Finding my voice through the arts: Becoming wide-awake to the rhythms of my own drum

Nuri Yang
My thesis is an arts-based inquiry into discovering my voice through poetry, narrative, and Korean drum. My fundamental purpose is to examine what it means to reflect on my lived experiences and to bring my poetic voice onto the page, and into the world. I employ multiple methodologies, including poetic inquiry and embodied ways of inquiry in my exploration of identity. My thesis integrates theoretical and artistic elements which include poems, personal narratives, and a...

Glacial History and Landform Genesis in the Lac de Gras Area, Northwest Territories

Anna Haiblen
The Quaternary geology of the Lac de Gras area was studied by 1:20 000 surficial geology mapping of 770 km2 and investigating the genesis of enigmatic landforms. Three distinct flow directions of the Laurentide Ice Sheet are recorded: flow to the southwest, then west, and finally to the west northwest. Digital mapping with high-resolution orthoimagery and a 30 cm lidar DEM provides insight into the deglacial history. ‘Subglacial meltwater corridors’ are prominent in the area....

Performing identity at the arts edge: Developing radio memoir through the excavation of living inquiry

Elaine Harder
In this thesis, I explore how community radio is a pedagogical and artistic platform that fosters personal agency, memoir, transformation and the unfolding of identity. Within the forum of an arts-based radio program, I witness how music, lyrics, broadcasting and personal reflections merge to inspire the surfacing of life’s lost moments, a collection of personal memories. This discovery evolves into a narrative loop between broadcaster and self, which leads to the excavation and interweaving of...

Constructive Comments Corpus (C3)

Varada Kolhatkar, Nithum Thain, Jeffrey Sorensen, Lucas Dixon & Maite Taboada
The data for this project is a subset of comments from the SFU Opinion and Comments Corpus (SOCC). This subset, the Constructive Comments Corpus (C3) consists of 12,000 comments annotated by crowdworkers for constructiveness and its characteristics. Citation: Kolhatkar, V., N. Thain, J. Sorensen, L. Dixon and M. Taboada (2020) C3: The Constructive Comments Corpus. Jigsaw and Simon Fraser University. [Data] License: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) For more information about this work, please...

Pacific Herring Video Collection

Mark Wunsch & Ross Wilson
These videos are a collaborative effort by the many people involved in the Herring School. The Herring School is part of the Tula Foundation's Hakai Program. The Herring Schoolers come from diverse backgrounds, training, and communities, but are linked in their passion to learn about the ecological and cultural importance of Pacific herring and to share this knowledge broadly. Doing this means connecting traditional and western scientific knowledge, gathering data from the past and the...

The role of adaptive behaviour in migratory counts of shorebirds

David Hope
Supplementary Data for Chapter 6 of thesis.

Finding My Voice in Art

Nuri Yang & Minkyung Bae
The performance, ‘Finding My Voice in Art’, is a part of my thesis in Arts Education at Simon Fraser University. Through my solo performance, I attempted to understand what it means to perform and share my lived experiences using poetry, narratives, and a Korean drum. In particular, I tried to identify what kinds of experiences made me feel like a puppet that has no voice. So, this performance is aimed to find my voice and...

Scour Pool Incision in Bedrock Canyons

Eric Cao
Support data for M.Sc Thesis: Scour pool incision in bedrock canyons.

Scour pool incision in bedrock canyons

ZhiHao Cao
A flume experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of lateral constrictions on the initiation and evolution of scour pools in bedrock canyons. Results show that lateral constriction can initiate the formation of a scour pool. Deceleration of the flow upstream of the constricted canyon promotes alluviation, while flow acceleration through the canyon prevents a permanent sediment cover from developing. The elevation difference upstream and through the canyon causes flow and sediment to plunge towards...

in several times

Linnea Gwiazda
in several times is a choreography of space, memory and the body. Developed from personal stories, family history and nostalgic association, the work aims to create a place in which several times and environments can be remembered and acknowledged simultaneously. The process of creating this work began with a trip to spaces that held significance to my family, searching for traces of the past in the present, and the recollection of senses that connect my...

\"in several times\"

Linnea Gwiazda
in several times is a choreography of space, memory and the body. Developed from personal stories, family history and nostalgic association, the work aims to create a place in which several times and environments can be remembered and acknowledged simultaneously. The process of creating this work began with a trip to spaces that held significance to my family, searching for traces of the past in the present, and the recollection of senses that connect my...

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