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    • Care Farming: a New Approach to Therapy 

      McInnes, Adam (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-02)
      Care farms are a growing movement around the world. Though still rare here in North America, there is an interest in this type of therapy and rehabilitation. Care farming uses traditional agriculture in an innovative way ...
    • Characterization of Clinical and Environmental Isolates of Pantoea 

      Nadarasah, Geetanchaly; Stavrinides, John (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-02)
      The genus, Pantoea, belongs to a family of Gram negative bacteria that have been found to colonize many hosts, including humans. Pantoea can be found in the general environment, including plants, soil, ground, and clinical ...
    • Community Values Scale Validation 

      Parkerson, Hollyanne (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-02)
      In 2009, the Uranium Development Partnership (UDP) put forth recommendations about how Saskatchewan could better utilize its uranium resources. A qualitative analysis of written stakeholder responses was conducted and four ...
    • Comparison of seismocardiography to echocardiography for measuring cardiac cycle events 

      Quarrie, David Mac; Neary, Patrick (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-02)
      Background Seismocardiography (SCG) measures timing and force of cardiac contraction. However, limited data is available to confirm its ability to accurately record these events in comparison to echocardiography (Echo). ...
    • A Comparison Study of Cost-Sensitive Classifier Evaluation 

      Zhou, Bing (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-02)
      Performance evaluation plays an important role in the rule induction and classification process. Classic evaluation measures have been extensively studied in the past. In recent years, cost-sensitive classification has ...
    • Competition and Cooperation: Challenging the beauty and the beast paradigm 

      Harenberg, Sebastian; Dorsch, Kim D.; Karreman, Erwin; Riemer, Harold A. (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-02)
      Competition and cooperation have been conceptualized by social interdependence theory (Johnson & Johnson, 1989), which functions as the theoretical framework in many contexts (e.g., cooperative learning in education). Most ...
    • Could Humans Cause Prairie Lake Food Webs to Collapse? 

      Starks, Elizabeth; Wissel, B. (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-02)
      Disturbed ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to top predator loss. Prediction of these losses remains challenging and controversial due to the importance of both community interactions and the tolerance of individual ...
    • Counting Permutations 

      Purdy, Alison (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-02)
      Suppose we have an orange, an apple and a pear. How many different ways can we arrange these three? The answer is six – OAP, APO, PAO, OPA, AOP, POA. These arrangements are called permutations. Now, how large a collection ...
    • Current Constructions: Examining the Representation of the Aboriginal Gangster on CBC Radio 

      Grebinski, Leisha (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-02)
      CBC Radio’s network program The Current produced a special segment on Saskatoon’s changing demographics in September 2010. The spotlight highlighted the city’s rapidly growing Aboriginal population. However, the dominant ...
    • The dasymetric method for mapping population 

      Krahnen, Anne; Siemer, Julia (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-02)
      This poster introduces basic concepts, methods and ideas of the dasymetric method. Today’s society relies upon maps as a common and effective way of communication. Population distribution and density are frequently displayed ...
    • Determination of Carbamate Insecticides, their Degradation Products and Phenylurea Herbicides in Atmospheric Samples in the Prairie Agricultural Region 

      Fergus, Nicole (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-01)
      Saskatchewan has the highest provincial pesticide usage in Canada. With the drought expected in Saskatchewan due to climate change, there will be increased crop production pressures and in turn, increased pesticide use. ...
    • Development and Application of Meso-scale Soil Test System 

      Saadeldin, Ramy (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-01)
      This paper describes the design and fabrication of a new Mesoscale Soil Test System. This equipment is developed to find out innovative solutions for the construction of civil infrastructures on problematic soils, such as ...
    • Development of Inference Methodology for Supporting Understanding of Composting Processes 

      Sun, Wei; Li, Gongchen; Huang, Gordon (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-01)
      Composting, one of the promising biotechnologies for solid waste management, is a process where organisms convert organic materials into a hygienic and bio-stable humus-like product. Food waste composting has gained increased ...
    • The Devolution of Health Care in the Canadian North 

      Sebastian, Ciara (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-01)
      The Constitution of Canada sets out the division of powers between the federal and provincial governments. Unlike provinces, territories are created by federal statute and not by the Constitution. They therefore have no ...
    • Does Training in a Synthetic Environment Work? Emergency Intersection Clearing: Skill Acquisition and Skill Transfer 

      Kratzig, Gregory P. (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-01)
      Each year, throughout North America, hundreds of people die in collisions that are a direct result of an emergency responder driving to a call. Finding ways to decrease this has become increasingly important, and one of ...
    • Effect of Red Bull energy drink supplementation on exercise performance in a hypoxic environment 

      Schaerz, Simon; Kosar, Angela (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-02)
      INTRODUCTION: Caffeinated energy drinks have been immensely popularized over the past two decades. Of late, the ergogenic benefits of caffeinated energy drinks on exercise have been well documented. However, little is known ...
    • The Effects of Oral Contraceptives on Emotion Processing 

      Yelland, Jessica (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-02)
      Several studies have recently suggested that women's recognition of threat emotion facial expressions (fear, anger, and disgust) increases as progesterone levels increase, while some studies suggest that recognition of ...
    • Effects of protein supplementation during resistance-training in young adults 

      Weisgarber, Krissy; Candow, Darren (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-02)
      Although the signalling pathways for stimulating muscle protein synthesis are increased after resistance-training (RT), this response is delayed in the post-absorptive period. Emerging evidence suggests that protein ...
    • Effects of Testosterone on Emotion Processing in Men 

      Gould, Layla; Tottenham, Sykes (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-02)
      Recent literature suggests that recognition of emotional facial expressions changes during hormone cycles. In women, emotional facial expression recognition accuracy has been found to change as hormone levels vary across ...
    • The Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Muscle Performance and Muscle Recovery 

      Kosar, Angela; Candow, Darren (University of Regina Graduate Students' Association, 2011-04-02)
      Delayed-onset of muscle soreness (DOMS), which occurs after heavy resistance-exercise, may inhibit muscle performance if adequate muscle recovery is not achieved. Whole-body vibration (WBV) is a new emerging strategy which ...