# Honours Theses

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Please note that undergraduate theses are coursework and not held to the same standards as peer-reviewed research.

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• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-05-27)

The ocean floor surface sediments of the Scotian Slope, Nova Scotia are host to a complex network of microbially mediated reactions that knit together the carbon, sulfur, and nitrogen biogeochemical cycles. Limited ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-06-07)
The current study examined the effects of relationship behaviors and dating-age on codependency. Specifically, associations between codependency scores and the initial age of dating, or whether or not participants dated ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-04-27)
Much has been said about the structure of the Cuban biotechnology sector in development literature. The collaborative and integrated structure of the Cuban sector has facilitated development and widespread distribution of ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-04-26)
Rare isotopes are nuclei with very short half-lives and can have a large asymmetry of neutrons to protons. These isotopes can have unusual structures such as halos that can exhibit a phenomenon known as a Soft Dipole ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-05-11)
Current, state-of-the-art equilibrium mass models of globular clusters assume that all stars are single, making the effects of binary systems an unknown quantity. In this thesis we develop a method to include realistic ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-05-06)
The discovery of 11Li halo nuclei structure sparked the development of research of exotic nuclei close to the neutron drip line. This includes research on 12Li which is unbound beyond the neutron drip ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-05-06)
Identifying X-ray variability in active galactic nuclei (AGN) has been a longstanding issue due to spectral model degeneracies. It often occurs on timescales too short to employ regular spectral analysis, but colour-colour ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-04-29)
This thesis explores how Acadians in Halifax Regional Municipality use French to index their identity, including the importance of language in doing so. Halifax, Nova Scotia is home to an English majority as well as ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-04-29)
This thesis examines how the relationship between archaeology and heritage impacts a historic site, using the Grand-Pré National Historic Site (GPNHS) as a case study. Particularly, looking into whether this relationship ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-04-28)
Regular expressions encode text patterns and define languages of symbolic words. The membership problem decides if a given word is an element of the language described by a given regular expression. This problem has various ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-04)
Industrial whaling in the early to mid 20th century severely depleted the population of blue whales in the North Atlantic. Due to this reduction in population it is likely that the current population of blue whales in ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Marys University, 2022-04-11)
Avian nests provide critical shelter for offspring and differ in structure according to the species. They typically consist of natural materials such as dried grass, feathers from other species, and anthropogenic materials ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Marys University, 2022-04-28)
Nest-dwelling ectoparasites are commonplace among-cavity nesting birds such as the European starling (Sturnus vulgaris), and can be detrimental to the health of nestlings. To determine if this was also the case for ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-04-26)
Although N-heterocyclic carbene ligands are highly versatile and powerful ligands in transition metal catalysis, complexes of N-heterocyclic carbenes with 3d metals are uncommon and frequently unstable. ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-04-25)
Nova Scotia has a long history of gold mining dating back to the mid-1800’s. Early mining techniques depended on the use of liquid mercury (Hg). As there were little or no environmental regulations at the time, over ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-04)
Beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) migrated to the St. Lawrence Estuary near the end of the Holocene glacial retreat, when dry land emerged. The population currently inhabiting the St. Lawrence shows strong ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-04-26)
Three-dimensional object detectors are essential components of the perception sys tems of autonomous robots. Most of the 3D object detection methods are point-based, voxel-based, or point-voxel-based (uses both point-based ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-04-28)
The Tekes River alluvial fan is located in Xinjiang Province which has an arid to semi-arid climate as well as a historically unpredictable precipitation rate. Further, increasing population and urbanization means that ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-04-28)
In this thesis, we consider the problems of numerically solving ordinary differ ential equation (ODE) and partial differential equation (PDE) Covid-19 models with discontinuities. We then tackle the issue of computing ...

• (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2022-04-27)
Early diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is challenging. Its prevalence rate in Canada is 9.2%. Experiencing stress for a sustained period can lead to a prolonged release of cortisol that causes negative ...