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    • Membership Retention in Scout Troops 

      Morland, Liam (University of Waterloo, 2001-08-16)
      Factors affecting membership retention in Scout troops were examined. Scout meetings were unobtrusively observed and program information questionnaires were completed for 17 urban Scouts Canada Scout troops (age range ...
    • Arab-Jewish Cooperative Coexistence in Israel/Palestine 

      Zer-Aviv, Avi (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      The current conflict between Arabs and Jews in Israel/Palestine has ruptured relations between the two peoples, and essentially divided them along geographic, economic, cultural, political, and sociological lines. Yet up ...
    • I Don't Care Whose Fault It Is! Or, An Introduction to the Short-Term Forecasting Theory, Implementing Fuzzy-logic and Neural Networks 

      Bernstein, Jordan (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      In contradiction with much conventional economic theory, this thesis argues that successful short-term forecasting is both possible and practicable. Beginning with the assumption, and widely-held belief, that there are ...
    • Second-Generation Stack Computer Architecture 

      LaForest, Charles Eric (University of Waterloo, 2007)
      It is commonly held in current computer architecture literature that stack-based computers were entirely superseded by the combination of pipelined, integrated microprocessors and improved compilers. While correct, the ...
    • Writing to Tell, Telling to Live: Reading the Storyteller in Alistair MacLeod's Short Fiction 

      Barclay, S. Vaughn (University of Waterloo, 2008)
      This essay examines the way Alistair MacLeod‘s short fiction formally and thematically invokes the presence of Walter Benjamin‘s oral "Storyteller" figure/and culture, elaborated in his 1936 essay, in order to ask broader ...
    • Game Design Concepts 

      Bishop, Orin (University of Waterloo, 2009)
      The term “game design” is not well defined; it is used to mean many different things which oftentimes are only peripherally related to the actual design process, and many books purportedly on the subject do not adequately ...
    • Maps of Human Communication: Science and the Arts 

      Bandyopadhyay, Sujoy (University of Waterloo, 2009)
      The purpose of this thesis is to examine the function of language as a map that navigates the perception of human reality. In the thesis, attention is paid to the structure of speech, and whether or not it accurately ...
    • Positive Materialsim: How Does Money Shape Family Happiness? 

      Leslie, Trevor (University of Waterloo, 2009)
      Why do some families let money shape their happiness in a negative way while others control their money and shape their happiness in a positive way? Maslow (1943) described his first two levels in his Hierarchy of Needs ...
    • The Write Choice 

      Rupert, Spencer (University of Waterloo, 2009)
      This paper compares and contrasts movies, television, and video games from the perspective of the writer. This is done in order to determine which is the superior story telling medium. It is accomplished by examining how ...
    • Citizenship for a Modern Democracy: Youth Perspectives on the Canadian Multicultural Reality 

      Moores, Erin (University of Waterloo, 2009)
      This paper explores the links between citizenship and multiculturalism in the Ontario secondary school curriculum Grade 10 Civics course and among Ontario youth. Contemporary citizenship theory suggests that a progressive ...
    • Realism in Contemporary Fine Art 

      Newman, Yoni (University of Waterloo, 2010)
      Usually I start out with a technical concept. I try to get as detailed as possible in regards to the logistics of how I'll carry out the work. The ideas themselves are quite intricate and so an intuitive approach to process ...
    • Dissocation of Subjective and Objective Health Status in the Chinese Population 

      Tsuei, Sian (University of Waterloo, 2011)
      As the general Chinese population becomes more overweight, pressure mounts to explore the reasons behind this trend. Pooling four waves of the Chinese Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) into two groups—2004 with 2006 and ...
    • Justice that is Healing: Responding to Domestic Violence in Aboriginal Communities 

      Workman, Gloria (University of Waterloo, 2011)
      All Aboriginal communities are dealing with the effects of domestic violence. This thesis includes an exploration of the magnitude, outcomes and conditions that have been exacerbated by domestic violence with the goal of ...
    • Imagination: A Tool with Potential 

      Vukovich, Heidrun (University of Waterloo, 2012)
      This thesis deals with imagination as a tool in light of two academic disciplines: philosophy and education. In the history of philosophy, imagination appears as an intentional tool for cognizing, and in education, the ...
    • Performimg Education: The Utopian Potential of Creative Peer-to-peer Sexual Health Education for Queer Youth 

      Ligate, Ashling (University of Waterloo, 2012)
      In this cultural moment, young queers are struggling to imagine themselves and find community. A significant component of enabling a youth's self-discovery is providing access to inclusive and culturally-relevant education ...
    • Defining, Demanding, and Developing the Critical Thinker 

      Emanuel, Tatiana (University of Waterloo, 2013)
      This thesis examines critical thinking (CT) in education. Research includes a comprehensive literature review, focused on defining CT, understanding CT expectations in education, and expounding on how CT is best developed. ...
    • Building Student Centred-Communities for Canada's Growing Population of Undergraduate Students 

      Barbor, Allan (University of Waterloo, 2014)
      Over the past decade, Canada’s rising post-secondary student population has resulted in the “studentification" of many university towns. Such unprecedented growth requires new strategies focused on supporting undergraduate ...
    • Evolving Conceptions of Time and Selfhood in Three Novels by Urula K. Le Guin: The Dispossessed, Always Coming Home, and Lavinia 

      Pella, Virginia Claire Elizabeth (University of Waterloo, 2014)
      Since the 1970s, Ursula K. Le Guin has been widely recognized as an author who uses fiction as a means to address fundamental philosophical, political, and ethical questions. Of the many scholarly analyses of her work, ...
    • Salacious Sade and Perverted Poe: Perversity and the quest for knowledge from 1740 to 1895 

      Baldwin, Brittney (University of Waterloo, 2014)
      The purpose of this thesis is to examine the role of perversity within the Self as a quest for individual knowledge. Libertine and Gothic literature will be characterized as an individualized reflection on society’s ...
    • Fermion Doubling in Loop Quantum Gravity 

      Barnett, Jacob (University of Waterloo, 2015)
      For the last 20 years, it has been known how to couple matter to the theory of loop quantum gravity. However, one of the most simple questions that can be asked about this framework has not been addressed; is there a fermion ...

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