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  • Provisional Zones 

    MacLean, Aaron (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-18)
    Provisional Zones is an installation made up of found or discarded objects to which I apply paint or painterly conventions. I do this to make something new from that which was forgotten or unremarkable. I place unusual ...
  • Search Party 

    Wilman, Tait (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    Search Party is an installation and video exhibition that explores my identity—how it is constructed and consumed, and how representations of landscapes and discourses of ‘Canadiana’ play in its formation. Since moving ...
  • La représentation de la mélancolie et de la dépression dans quatre textes français de l'extrême contemporain 

    Abdulla, Rosanne (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    Cette thèse aborde la représentation des états de mélancolie et de dépression dans quatre textes français de l'extrême contemporain : Tomber sept fois, se relever huit (2003) de Philippe Labro, À l'abri de rien (2007) ...
  • Thirsty Land into Springs of Water: Negotiating a Place in Canada as Latter-day Saints, 1887-1947 

    Brassard, Brooke Kathleen (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    This dissertation examines how Latter-day Saints—originally an American tradition—expanded into an international religion beginning with their settlement on Canadian soil. The “Americanization thesis” promoted by scholars ...
  • How it Seams: Religious Dress, Multiculturalism, and Identity Performance in Canadian Society, 1910-2017 

    Morlock, Laura (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-16)
    Canadians generally consider themselves forerunners of acceptance who deem diversity a core value, yet this identity coexists alongside fierce national debates over reasonable accommodation of minority religious practices ...
  • Commodity Prices, Stock Prices and Economic Activity in a Small Open Economy 

    McLeod, Shernette (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-10)
    This thesis is comprised of three papers which jointly examine the role of commodity prices as well as other asset prices in influencing the evolution of economic activity in a small-open economy (SOE). Using Canada as the ...
  • Imagining Greece: Sensing Antiquity in Two Athenian Museums 

    Romanisin, Alecsandra (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-09)
    Physical and sensorial experiences of museums provide publics with a material ground to (re)imagine history and its relationship to contemporary society. Through these experiences, museums become venues of spatialized ...
  • "For the Freedom of the Black People": Case Studies on the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Canada, 1900-1950 

    Marano, Carla (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-09)
    Using a case study approach, this dissertation examines the history of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Canada in the early twentieth century. The UNIA, a secular organization intended to unite people ...
  • Personal Endorsement of Ambivalent Sexism and its Impact on Objective and Subjective Career Success 

    Cheng, Polly (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-04)
    The gender wage gap is a persistent problem that has remained stubbornly stagnant over recent decades. Although significant efforts have been expended to understand why it exists and persists, we argue that an important ...
  • Empirical Essays in Water and Electricity Use 

    memartoluie, ghazal (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-30)
    This thesis consists of three self-contained essays evaluating the impacts of educational attainment and average income at the community level on water consumption, the effects of different sources of energy on wholesale ...
  • Chivalry is far from dead: Misperceiving the link between men's benevolent and hostile sexism 

    Yeung, Amy (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-30)
    Although prejudice has traditionally been conceptualized as a univalent antipathy towards a social group, sexist prejudice represents a more nuanced ambivalent attitude that mixes both hostile and benevolent elements. ...
  • Goal-setting and unethical behavior: The journey toward the goal matters 

    Nishioka, Midori (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-30)
    Unethical behavior in the workplace causes harm to organizations and has a widespread impact on society. Recent studies show that difficult and specific goals can lead to unethical behavior. Specifically, studies show that ...
  • Restrictions of Routine 

    Eryn, O'Neill (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-27)
    The exhibition, Restrictions of Routine, consists of a series of paintings inspired by a co-dependent relationship I have with running and painting. Through the gestural application of paint combined with clear references ...
  • Quiet In The Rear: The Wehrmacht and the Weltanschauungskrieg in the Occupation of the Soviet Union 

    Harvey, Justin (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-26)
    Historians widely acknowledge that the Second World War witnessed a substantial degree of ideology in the conflict itself. This paper will establish the degree to which the ideology of National Socialism shaped the Wehrmacht’s ...
  • Beneath the Hype: Engaging the Sociality of Artificial Intelligence 

    Govia, Leah (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-23)
    Artificial intelligence (AI) is highly visible in today’s public media. With potential uses across domains such as healthcare, labour and transportation, its capacity to impact human lives is widely apparent. As it continues ...
  • The Perceptual Mechanisms of Probability Effects 

    Jabar, Syaheed (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-13)
    Environmental statistics impact human behaviour. The more likely something is to occur, the faster and more accurate we are at detecting it. This probability effect has been studied in numerous forms. However, there is no ...
  • Is it about me? Time-course of self-relevance and valence effects on the perception of neutral faces with direct and averted gaze 

    McCrackin, Sarah D.; Itier, Roxane J. (Elsevier, 2018-05-01)
    Most face processing research has investigated how we perceive faces presented by themselves, but we view faces everyday within a rich social context. Recent ERP research has demonstrated that context cues, including ...
  • The Sense of Self and Sensorimotor Functions 

    Schettler, AubrieAnn (University of Waterloo, 2018-03-28)
    This thesis investigates whether biological sex and motor function have a role in the visual representation of the self. The principal contribution is a new virtual reality experiment that systematically varied an avatar’s ...
  • How Locomotion Concerns Influence Perceptual Judgments 

    Scholer, Abigail A.; Eitam, Baruch; Stadler, Gertraud; Higgins, E. Tory (Guilford Press, 2017-06-01)
    Successful self-regulation involves both assessment (e.g., making the right choices) and locomotion (e.g., managing change and movement). Regulatory mode theory is a motivational framework that highlights the ways in which ...
  • Implicit Theories of Attraction 

    Bohns, Vanessa K.; Scholer, Abigail A.; Rehman, Uzma (Guilford Press, 2015-08-01)
    Sexual satisfaction is an important component of relationship well-being within romantic relationships. Yet, relatively little is known about the psychological factors that predict responses to the inevitable sexual ...

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