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Novel genetic effects of a human endogenous retrovirus insertion

Paul Edward Kowalski
Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are repetitive, noninfectious chromosomal elements degenerated from exogenous retroviruses, and compose as much as 2% of the human genome. The HERV-H family numbers approximately 1000 elements dispersed throughout the human genome. HERV-H elements have been shown to affect the expression of adjacent cellular genes. For example, in teratocarcinoma cell lines, a HERV-H LTR promotes expression of, and splices into a downstream cellular transcript, PLA2L, which contains two phospholipase A₂ (PLA₂)-like domains....

Putting the cart behind the horse : using interface driven modeling to help regional stakeholders craft an understanding of sustainability

Michael Dennis Walsh
This thesis examines the theoretical underpinnings of an innovative approach used in developing a computer based educational tool. The tool itself combines two fundamental design philosophies from a previous modeling and scenario building exercise with an urgent need to more effectively engage regional stakeholders in the complexities and intricacies of sustainability. The result is a powerful learning tool aimed at stimulating dialogue and increasing understanding about regional growth and development issues. In order for this...

Genetically-engineered populus hybrids and metalliferous soil remediation

Monica A. Schmidt
With global heavy metal pollution increasing, there is a need for innovative metal decontamination processes. Plants that have the ability to sequester metal contaminants within their tissues promise to be a cost-effective soil remediation practice. A poplar hybrid clone, Populus alba x P.tremula (INRA clone 717-1B4), was selected for this soil metal remediation research due to its large biomass and extensive deep tap root system that enables it to encounter many contaminants within its surroundings....

Neutrophil elastase gene expression in health and disease

Edmond Tan-Loon Wong
Neutrophil elastase (NE) is a major protease carried by neutrophils and synthesized in the promyelocyte. A role of NE in the pathogenesis of emphysema was hypothesized over 25 years ago. Our understanding of the pathogenesis of this disease has remained obscure however, due to the lack of an accurate model for examining the causative role of proteases such as NE in the disease. The hypothesis is presented that over-expression of NE increases susceptibility to emphysema....

Strathcona Nursery School : its contributions for working mothers

Donald Granville Stewart
A survey is being conducted this year (1956) on a national basis, by the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labour, regarding family circumstances of married women. Against this background, a small scale survey has been undertaken of mothers who send their children to Strathcona Nursery School. The Nursery is an important social welfare resource financed largely by the Community Chest and Council of Greater Vancouver, the majority of the clients of this agency arc...

The stability of social desirability judgments in relation to items on Edwards' personal preference schedule.

Carol Jean Diers
The purpose of this study was to investigate the stability of the social desirability scale values used by Edwards in the construction of his Personal Preference Schedule (PPS). The specific hypotheses were: (a) The social desirability scale values determined for University of British Columbia students, Hungarian university students and Canadian female delinquents will correlate significantly with Edwards’ scale values determined on American college students; and (b) The social desirability scale values derived for these three...

Studies in the spectra of iodine and the problem of filling a spectrograph

Theodore Duddell Newton
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Neighbourliness and fringe location

Johan Anton Van Zijll De Jong
The purpose of this report is to measure the effect of isolation on neighbourliness in fringe communities. Isolation is defined as a result of location and inadequate transportation. It is suggested that the location of a community can influence social behavior among residents in three ways: (1) By influencing the physical community characteristics which could influence social behavior. (2) By selecting a residential population with a particular pattern of behavior. (3) By influencing the spatial...

Capital budgeting.

Gerard George Duclos
Capital budgeting is a form of systematic planning of expenditure in order to achieve sound investment programs which fulfill management's trusteeship obligations; the care and effective use of those funds entrusted to them by their shareholders and investors. Capital budgeting is the technique of administering a capital management program. It includes many areas beginning with the creative search for profitable opportunities and ending with retirement and disposal of assets. Between these two decisions lie a...

British Columbia mining record. April, 1905

monthly. Title varies: v. 1-15 (1895-August 1908) as British Columbia mining record; v. 16-17 (August 1910-July 1912) as British Columbia mining and engineering record; v. 18-19, no. 2 (August 1912-October 1913) as Mining and engineering record; v. 19, no. 3-v. 21, no. 4 (October 1913-August 1916) as Mining engineering and electrical record; v. 21, no. 5-v. 29, no. 3 (September/October 1916-March 1926) as Mining and electrical record. Several suspensions in publication. Absorbed Economic and financial...

Sir Alexander Mackenzie's rock. End of the first journey across North America

'A wise nation preserves its records, gathers up its muniments [sic], decorates the tombs of its illustrious dead, repairs its great structures & fosters national pride and love of country, by perpetual reference to the sacrifices & glories of the past' -- Joseph Howe, Canadian National Parks, Historic Sites -- Front cover.

"Cover title : Sir Alexander Mackenzie's rock. End of the first journey across America. Publication date from the Canadian Catalogue. 'During the summer...

Report on a journey in British Columbia in the districts bordering on the Thompson, Fraser, and Harrison rivers

On cover: Read before the Royal Geographical Society of London on the 12th of March 1859. Also in: Royal Geographical Society. Journal. v. 31, 1861, p. 213-223. -- Lowther, B. J., & Laing, M. (1968). A bibliography of British Columbia: Laying the foundations, 1849-1899. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 18.

Vancouver's Island. Return to an address of the Honourable the House of Commons, dated 25 June 1857;-for, \"copies or extracts of any despatches that have been received by Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, on the subject of the establishment of a representative assembly at Vancouver's Island.\"

([Great Britain. Parliament, 1857, 2d. sess. House of Commons papers] 229) -- Lowther, B. J., & Laing, M. (1968). A bibliography of British Columbia: Laying the foundations, 1849-1899. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 7.

"Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 3 August 1857." -- Title page.

Notes on north-western America

Descriptive matter intended to accompany a 'Skeleton Map of North-West America,' prepared by Mr. Anderson to send to the Philadelphia International Exhibition of 1876. -- Page 1.

British Columbia mining record. October, 1905

monthly. Title varies: v. 1-15 (1895-August 1908) as British Columbia mining record; v. 16-17 (August 1910-July 1912) as British Columbia mining and engineering record; v. 18-19, no. 2 (August 1912-October 1913) as Mining and engineering record; v. 19, no. 3-v. 21, no. 4 (October 1913-August 1916) as Mining engineering and electrical record; v. 21, no. 5-v. 29, no. 3 (September/October 1916-March 1926) as Mining and electrical record. Several suspensions in publication. Absorbed Economic and financial...

British Columbia mining record. June, 1907

monthly. Title varies: v. 1-15 (1895-August 1908) as British Columbia mining record; v. 16-17 (August 1910-July 1912) as British Columbia mining and engineering record; v. 18-19, no. 2 (August 1912-October 1913) as Mining and engineering record; v. 19, no. 3-v. 21, no. 4 (October 1913-August 1916) as Mining engineering and electrical record; v. 21, no. 5-v. 29, no. 3 (September/October 1916-March 1926) as Mining and electrical record. Several suspensions in publication. Absorbed Economic and financial...

Cariboo, the newly discovered gold fields of British Columbia, fully described by a returned digger, who has made his own fortune there, and advises others to go and do likewise

Pilling attributes this publication to William Carew Hazlitt (see Chinookan languages, p. 41). There were at least six editions of this work published in 1862. -- Lowther, B. J., & Laing, M. (1968). A bibliography of British Columbia: Laying the foundations, 1849-1899. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 19.

Other sources suggest Robert Ballantyne as the author.

Twentieth annual report of the Vancouver Board of Trade. 1906-1907

Contains lists of members, summaries of bank clearings, mineral production, business failures, descriptions of the northern interior and agriculture, shipping reports, summaries of city land values, and lists of churches and hospitals. -- Lowther, B. J., & Laing, M. (1968). A bibliography of British Columbia: Laying the foundations, 1849-1899. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 95.

The mining record. March, 1901

monthly. Title varies: v. 1-15 (1895-August 1908) as British Columbia mining record; v. 16-17 (August 1910-July 1912) as British Columbia mining and engineering record; v. 18-19, no. 2 (August 1912-October 1913) as Mining and engineering record; v. 19, no. 3-v. 21, no. 4 (October 1913-August 1916) as Mining engineering and electrical record; v. 21, no. 5-v. 29, no. 3 (September/October 1916-March 1926) as Mining and electrical record. Several suspensions in publication. Absorbed Economic and financial...

Final report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry on Timber and Forestry, 1909-1910

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