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    • Balancing Act: Local fair trade in Kitchener-Waterloo 

      Clegg, Alison (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      This research has investigated local fair trade in Kitchener-Waterloo, seeking to determine its extent, the supports and obstacles it experiences, and the reasons people engage in it. Local fair trade combines localism ...
    • Balancing Fidelity and Performance in Iridal Light Transport Simulations Aimed at Interactive Applications 

      Kravchenko, Boris (University of Waterloo, 2016-11-29)
      Specific light transport models based on first-principles approaches have been proposed for complex organic materials such as human skin and blood. The driving force behind these efforts has been the high-fidelity reproduction ...
    • Balthasar Hubmaier's Sword: A Circumstantial Development 

      Wiens, Rudolph Henry (University of Waterloo, 2010-04-29)
      The sixteenth century Bavarian Anabaptist, Balthasar Hubmaier (ca. 1480-1528), has had a disputed role in Anabaptist historiography ever since his martyrdom in March, 1528. On the one hand he is known as the most erudite ...
    • Bandlimited functions, curved manifolds, and self-adjoint extensions of symmetric operators 

      Martin, Robert (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-20)
      Sampling theory is an active field of research that spans a variety of disciplines from communication engineering to pure mathematics. Sampling theory provides the crucial connection between continuous and discrete ...
    • Bankers' Perceptions of the Role of Technology in Addressing Financial Exclusion 

      Javaad, Syed (University of Waterloo, 2012-09-20)
      Financial inclusion is a measure of the ability of a population to make use of financial services. High rates of financial inclusion in a country are empirically correlated with high levels of economic development in that ...
    • Banking on Financial Sector Sustainability Regulations 

      Oni, Olawuwo (University of Waterloo, 2016-04-12)
      Based on their influence as going concerns and financial intermediaries that are essential to the growth of economies, some banks, through the oversight role of their Central Banks and other regulatory bodies are seen to ...
    • Barking at Emotionally-Laden Words: The Role of Attention 

      Haskell, Christie Rose Marie (University of Waterloo, 2013-05-02)
      It has long been held that processing at the single word level during reading is automatic. However, research has recently begun to emerge that challenges this view. The literature surrounding the processing of emotion ...
    • Barriers to Growth Management: Local Challenges Implementing the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe 

      Lee, L. Michelle (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-15)
      To combat urban sprawl and its negative effects on ecosystem services and human health, regional growth management and containment policies have been used with increased frequency to manage urban growth. Yet, local ...
    • Barriers to Intensification: A Case Study of Regina's Warehouse District 

      Graham, Rylan R. (University of Waterloo, 2012-12-19)
      This thesis examines the barriers that impede intensification (infill and redevelopment) within Regina’s Warehouse District (The District). In addition this study provides recommendations to overcome said barriers in order ...
    • Barriers to the Conservation of Pre-World War II Residential Wood Windows 

      Bean, Ronald (University of Waterloo, 2014-08-01)
      The decision to practise conservation or replacement of deteriorated building components is a highly polarised issue between many building owners, product suppliers, contractors and heritage advocates. Many stakeholders ...
    • Based on a True Story 

      Everingham, Scott (University of Waterloo, 2009-05-19)
      The paintings in Based on a True Story are at once illogical and concrete – implying both failure and the hope of figurative and architectural construction. Developed as a kind of psychological landscape, they suggest a ...
    • Basic Processes in Reading: Spatial Attention as a Necessary Preliminary to Lexical/Semantic Processing 

      Waechter, Stephanie (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-21)
      The question of whether words can be identified without spatial attention has been a topic of considerable interest over the last five and a half decades, but the literature has yielded mixed conclusions. Some studies show ...
    • Basic Processes in Reading: The Role of Spatial Attention in Visual Word Processing 

      Risko, Evan Frank (University of Waterloo, 2008-08-01)
      The present thesis is concerned with the role of spatial attention in visual word processing. Eleven experiments are reported each of which consists of the combination of a manipulation of spatial attention (i.e., cue ...
    • Basin-wide Water Demand Management: Transfers and Compensation among Competing Users 

      Xiao, Yi (University of Waterloo, 2017-06-02)
      Water demand management is incorporated into a two-step water allocation process in order to motivate water users to implement water demand management strategies. In the first step, the initial allocation of water is based ...
    • Batch Ordering and Batch Replenishment Policies for MTS-MTO Manufacturing Systems 

      Almehdawe, Eman (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-10)
      Hybrid Make-To-Stock (MTS)-Make-To-Order (MTO) manufacturing is a well known policy that captures the benefits of both MTS and MTO policies. This manufacturing policy is adopted by many manufacturing firms because it allows ...
    • Batch Verification of Elliptic Curve Digital Signatures 

      Wesolowski, Michael (University of Waterloo, 2015-04-20)
      This thesis investigates the efficiency of batching the verification of elliptic curve signatures. The first signature scheme considered is a modification of ECDSA proposed by Antipa et al.\ along with a batch verification ...
    • Battery Degradation Modeling For Vehicle Applications 

      Finley, Thomas Dylan (University of Waterloo, 2014-09-19)
      Fuel efficiency is a fundamental part of the automotive industry and its impact on the global environment. This is a direct result of the Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) standards imposing a 70% improvement of ...
    • Bayesian Analysis of Intratumoural Oxygen Data 

      Tang, Herbert Hoi Chi (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-28)
      There is now ample evidence to support the notion that a lack of oxygen (hypoxia) within the tumour adversely affects the outcome of radiotherapy and whether a patient is able to remain disease free. Thus, there is increasing ...
    • Bayesian Contact Tracing for Communicable Respiratory Diseases 

      Shalaby, Ayman (University of Waterloo, 2014-01-24)
      Purpose: The purpose of our work is to develop a system for automatic contact tracing with the goal of identifying individuals who are most likely infected, even if we do not have direct diagnostic information on their ...
    • Bayesian Deep Learning and Uncertainty in Computer Vision 

      Phan, Buu Truong (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-17)
      Visual data contains rich information about the operating environment of an intelligent robotic system. Extracting this information allows intelligent systems to reason and decide their future actions. Erroneous visual ...


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