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Soviet economic reforms : 1950-1970 ; an examination and assessment of the economic reforms undertaken in the Soviet Union in industry, agriculture and trade : 1950-1970

David Lawrence Tha
The purpose of this study is to examine the modifications made in the mechanics of allocation utilized in the Soviet Union, since the death of Stalin, in industry, agriculture, and trade. These sectors of the economy have been chosen because they comprise the predominant portion of productive activity in the Soviet Union, and because these sectors have undergone the most significant changes of their forms of allocation. The crux of the original Stalinist allocation mechanics...
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The extracellular role of granzyme B in abdominal aortic aneurysm

Lisa Shouning Ang
Background: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an age-related disease characterized by progressive degradation of elastic lamellae, defective collagen architecture and medial smooth muscle cell loss. We previously demonstrated that knocking out the serine protease granzyme B (GZMB) reduces incidence and severity of AAA in mice; however, while GZMB is known for its role in apoptosis, it also accumulates extracellularly during inflammation and can cleave extracellular matrix (ECM) components such as decorin and fibrillin-1. We hypothesized...
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The conversion of British Columbian softwoods into hardwoods, by the methylol ureas; and The preparation of methyl trimethlol methane

Roderick Francis Robertson
[No abstract submitted]
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Downlink scheduling optimization and performance analysis over fading channels in a CDMA network

Raymond Kwan
Due to technological advances in mobile communications, together with the explosive growth of internet access, transmitting multimedia applications over wireless channels is no longer a remote concept. In third generation (3G) multimedia CDMA networks, a variety of techniques will be used to meet the quality of service (QoS) requirements for various types of traffic. These include adaptive modulation and coding (AMC) which improves performance by adapting the employed modulation and coding scheme (MCS) to changing...
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Critical time in the PWC 170 test: the influences of work load duration, work load intensity, and state of training

Robin Victor Carr
The purpose of this study was to examine the concept of "critical time" (i.e. the time required to achieve steady-state heart rates) in the administration of the PWG 170 three-stage submaximal bicycle ergometer test. Specifically, the problem involved determining the effects of four different work load duration protocols on 'D' scores (which reflected the relative attainment of steady-state heart rates) and on PWG 170 scores. The combined effect of the order and relative intensity of...
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Control of apnea in the hibernating ground squirrel

Rhonda J. Garland
During hibernation the breathing pattern of the golden-mantled ground squirrel consists of short episodes of breathing separated by pauses ranging in length from less than a minute to greater than 30 minutes. A breathing pattern as such results in wide fluctuations in the partial pres sure of oxygen (PO₂ )and carbon dioxide (PCO₂)in the blood and lungs; the increase in PO₂ and decrease in PCO₂ during a breathing episode are reversed in the following apnea....
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Imaginative space and the construction of community : the drama of Augustine’s two cities in the English Renaissance

Gretchen E. Minton
This thesis traces the development of Augustine's paradigm of the two cities (the City of God and the earthly city) in the cultural poetics of the English Renaissance. Although scholars have studied the impact of Augustine's model on theology, historical consciousness, and political theories in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, little attention has been paid to the genealogy of the more specifically "literary" aspects of the idea of the two cities. My line of inquiry...
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George eliot's versions of the pastoral

Mary J. Harker
In an attempt to explain the discrepancy between the intellectual and imaginative elements in George Eliot's art, her version of the pastoral in Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, and Silas Marner is examined. Based on the Warwickshire countryside of her childhood and on the Wordsworthian notion of childhood, her pastoral is the environmental correlative to the spiritual development of a character according to Ludwig Feuerbach's "Religion of Humanity." The pastoral is used to...
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Plant (Asclepias) - insect (Oncopeltus) chemical relationship

Sean Stephen Duffey
The association of the Large Milkweed Bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus Dallas, with, a potentially poisonous Asclepiad, Asclepias, has been investigated to determine the fate of sequestered cardiac glycosides in this insect and to investigate the possibility that these compounds and/or odorous and volatile alkyl secretions of this insect may be serving as (an) anti-predator device(s). Nineteen species of Asclepias from diverse parts of North America have been shown to contain cardiac glycosides. Evidence is also given...
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Women who have undergone mastectomy : their experiences making the decision about breast reconstruction : a qualitative study

Anne Elizabeth Claydon
This study was designed to explore post-mastectomy women's decision-making experience in relation to their choosing or refusing breast reconstruction. The literature review clearly illustrates a lack of knowledge about the factors that influence breast reconstruction decision-making. A phenomenological approach was used to guide this qualitative study. Data were collected via a series of semi-structured interviews from 16 women who had consulted a plastic surgeon regarding breast reconstruction. Of these women 13 underwent breast reconstruction and...
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Effects of headings on the written recall and organization of expository text in grades 5 through 10 with emphasis on grades 7 and 8

Cynthia Marilyn King
This study investigated the effects of headings and text organization on grade 5 through 10 students' written recall of expository prose passages written in a classification/description mode. Emphasis was placed on the results from students in grades 7 and 8. This study was a component of a three part study. The other two parallel studies emphasized grades 5 and 6 (Stables, 1985) and 9 and 10 (Gibbs, 1985). Each subject read and recalled two passages:...
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Integrating goods delivery with electrical surface transit networks : the Trum strategy for urban freight transport in Vancouver and elsewhere

Simon L'Allier
This thesis examines a way to integrate goods movement with Light Rail Transit (LRT) and trolleybus networks used for public transit. In essence, this implies the use of a new concept vehicle to deliver goods within urban areas, named the Trum, for its hybrid nature between a truck and a tramway, that connects with electrical infrastructure also used to power surface transit vehicles. The approach taken in this research is exploratory as its main objectives...
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Studies related to: bark extractives of western white pine; and synthesis of indole alkaloids

Günter Klaus Eigendorf
Part I of this thesis describes the structural elucidation of eleven triterpenes isolated from the benzene extract of Western white pine (Pinus monticbla Dougl.) bark. Chemical and detailed spectroscopic investigations revealed the presence of a common tetracyclic A9(ll)-lanostene skeleton in all of the investigated materials. Structural variations were found at the C3 position and in the side chain at C17. The following assignments have been made: compound I, 33~methoxy-5a-lanost-9(ll)-en-24S,25-diol (43); compound II, the corresponding 33-hydroxy...
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Numerical model of wave effects on permeable vertical barriers above the seabed

Gang Yang
This thesis describes a numerical model used to predict the interaction of a regular small amplitude wave train with a thin permeable vertical barrier extending from the water surface to some distance above the seabed. The case of wave interactions with a pair of such barriers is also treated. The approach used is based on an eigenfunction expansion method and utilizes a boundary condition at the barrier surface which accounts for energy dissipation within the...
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The integration of housing and economic activites: a case study of low-income settlements in Kumasi, Ghana

Samuel K. Afrane
This dissertation is concerned with the appropriateness of the conventional urban land use segregation concept which separates people's residence from their place of work. The empirical research is focused on the creative processes by which households in four low income settlements in Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana, integrate their economic survival strategies into the design and use of their housing. The study analyses the extent to which income, settlement type (i.e., informal or...
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Enforcing justice : the influence of norms on the efficacy of international criminal tribunals

Azurondel Stankovic
The increase in the creation of International Criminal Tribunals (ICTs) in recent years has spawned a growing literature regarding the use of such tribunals in situations of violent conflict. This literature is divided between proponents of the use of ICTs as a means to secure the resolution of conflict through the upholding norms of justice and holding the actors in a conflict accused of committing war crimes accountable for these actions, and sceptics who question...
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Mature white spruce stands in the Mid-Boreal Upland Ecoregion of Saskatchewan

Sharon Margaret Hope
A three-stage approach was used to investigate mature white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss) stand types in Saskatchewan. The approach involved: 1) identification of potential stand types in a conceptual model, 2) description and quantification of stand structure and forest floor processes in selected representative stand types and 3) simulation of two stand types using the ecosystem management model, FORECAST. The computer model explored the role of nitrogen fixation in succession patterns under different disturbance...
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Winston Churchill’s The Second World War : metanarrative, markets, and the politics of memory

David J. Gossen
The potency of memoirs to shape collective memory makes it important to seek a critical understanding of their political and historical functions. Memoirs offer insights into the character, motives, and influence of political leaders, yet many scholars question this genre's ability to produce accurate history, insightful political analysis, or literature of merit. However, to the extent that memoirs contribute to our knowledge and understanding of the past they deserve closer study. Memoirs mediate remembrance of...
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"Now look, the picture shows" : the visualization of disordered eating in Victorian children’s literature

Lisa Brocklebank
This thesis explores the myriad ways in which the apparently unrelated discourses of medicine, fiction and photography intertwine in the depiction of disordered eating. It examines the medical literature of the physician William Withey Gull, who first diagnosed anorexia nervosa as a discrete disease in 1874, alongside select works of Victorian children's fiction. In analysing Gull's "Anorexia Nervosa (Apepsia Hysterica, Anorexia Hysterica)" (1874) and "Anorexia Nervosa" (1888), Mary De Morgan's "A Toy Princess" (1877), Dr....
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The Caenorhabditis elegans homologue of huntingtin interacting protein 1 has multiple roles in development

Jodey Alexander Parker
Endocytosis is an essential process in all eukaryotes and is involved in biological processes such as nutrient uptake and neurotransmitter recycling. Mammalian cell culture and yeast genetic studies have implicated the HIP1/SLA2 family of genes in linking the actin cytoskeleton to endocytosis. The contribution of the cytoskeleton to endocytic events is not well understood. Human HIP1 is of medical importance as it has been shown to interact with huntingtin, and may be important to the...
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Effects of forest loss and fragmentation with urbanization on bird communities in Vancouver

Kenneth Boon Hwee Er
Habitat modification with urbanization encompasses the processes of habitat loss and fragmentation. In line with the urban wildlife management goal of maximizing species diversity at the landscape and within-patch scales, it is important to understand the effects of these two processes on wildlife communities. Using Vancouver in British Columbia as the study area, I tested the hypotheses that (1) loss in forest area in the landscape with urbanization results in bird extirpations as expressed by...
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Compositions

Siaw Kin Lee
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Graduate recitals

Janice Mae Jensen
Vier ernste Gesange, Op. 121 (Four Serious Songs) by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) displays a breathtaking motivic concentration and subtlety. To take just one example, the desolate falling thirds that open the third song are transformed by inversion into assuaging rising sixths at death's final welcoming 'O Tod, wie wohl tust du:' one fundamental idea contemplated from two diametrically opposed standpoints. Concerto written in 1961 by Robert A. Spillman (1948-) was composed while on faculty at...
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The new writers in occupied Shanghai, 1941-1945

Yi-Chen Chen
This thesis is focused on the new writers who appeared in Shanghai during the Japanese Occupation between December 1941 and August 1945. The rise of these new writers to fame and their subsequent disappearance from the literary scene were consistent with the fall and liberation o f Shanghai. In the meantime, their appearance and disappearance were parallel with the success and decline of magazines published in Shanghai during that period as well. Both the magazines...
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Liposome encapsulation enhances the anti-inflammatory activity of an ICAM-1 antisense oligonucleotide

Sandra K. Klimuk
Antisense oligonucleotides are designed to specifically bind to a variety of DNA and RNA targets to inhibit the translation of the genetic code into protein. By targeting disease-associated proteins this technology offers the potential for rapid design of highly specific drugs. However, the development of antisense molecules as a novel class of therapeutics has been slowed because of the undesirable pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics of these molecules. For example, antisense oligonucleotides cannot readily penetrate cells,...
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