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    • Baby Boomers’ and Seniors’ Domestic Travel Motivations: An Examination of Citizens in Tainan, Taiwan 

      Chen, Hui Wen Joyce (University of Waterloo, 2009-01-19)
      The literature on the travel market has focused on the motivations and activities of different market segments, destination attributes, evaluation of well-being, travel behaviour and characteristics, and demographic ...
    • Backdoors in Satisfiability Problems 

      Li, Zijie (University of Waterloo, 2009-10-08)
      Although satisfiability problems (SAT) are NP-complete, state-of-the-art SAT solvers are able to solve large practical instances. The notion of backdoors has been introduced to capture structural properties of instances. ...
    • Bacterial biogeography of the rare Charitable Research Reserve 

      Seuradge, Brent (University of Waterloo, 2015-09-30)
      Soil microbial communities play a dominant role in global biogeochemical cycles, with profound effects on agriculture, ecosystem stability, human health, and global climate. As a result, assessing their biogeographic ...
    • Bacterial Chromosome Engineering for Applications in Metabolic Engineering 

      Heil, John Robert (University of Waterloo, 2015-10-02)
      As genetic engineering technologies continue to advance and metabolic engineering projects become more ambitious, the need for chromosome engineering tools is increased. In this thesis, I have described the development of ...
    • Bacterial diversity and denitrifier communities in arable soils 

      Coyotzi Alcaraz, Sara Victoria (University of Waterloo, 2014-05-21)
      Agricultural management is essential for achieving optimum crop production and maintaining soil quality. Soil microorganisms are responsible for nutrient cycling and are an important consideration for effective soil ...
    • The Balancing Act: Economic Determinism and Humanism in Marxism 

      Taylor, Christopher Leighton (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-25)
      I argue that there are two interpretations of the Marxist dialectic, both of which examine how human beings interact with objects around them conceptually and how society evolves over time, from different points of view. ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • 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 ...

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