12 record(s) found for principle investigator "Giles, Audrey" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Understanding and addressing males' boating safety practices in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: There are three objectives for this research project: I) Understand Northwest Territories (NWT) resident male boaters’ behaviors and attitudes towards water safety. Given that rates of drowning are higher in the NWT, it would be dangerous to assume that male NWT residents have the same attitudes and behaviors concerning boat safety as their female and non-NWT resident counterparts. In particular,...


Cultural safety and physical activity in the NWT
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: The overarching research question for the proposed research is, “what enables and/or inhibits female and male Aboriginal peoples in the Northwest Territories to experience cultural safety in group physical activity (PA) programs?” My qualitative, participatory research has three main objectives: i) identify the characteristics that enable/inhibit Aboriginal participants’ experience of PA program a...


NWT Aquatics Program: Long-term impacts
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: This proposed study will explore and compare the lasting impacts that the Northwest Territories (NWT) Aquatics Program has had on previous NWT pool supervisors and pool assistants. The project will address the following research question: What are the lasting impacts the NWT Aquatics Program has had on previous Program employees? The Principal Investigator (PI) believes an exploratory case...


Cultural Safety of Physical Activity Programming for Aboriginal Elders
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: This project seeks to understand the impact of the Elders in Motion (EIM) program, which is a physical activity program developed by the Northwest Territories Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA), on past and current participants. It also seeks to understand the challenges that program facilitators and communities have faced in regards to implementing the program and how they have dealt with ...


"Developing" Aboriginal Youth?: An Examination of the NWT Aquatics Program
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: This research project engages with the GNWT and the NWT Recreation and Parks Association, and thus members of the NWT public. The researchers will be conducting archival research of publically-available documents held by each organization. The goal of the research project is to better understand the ways in which sport and recreation programming can better meet northerners' (and especially Aborig...


Swimming against the mainstream: The NWT Aquatics Program in Whati, NWT
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: The goal of this research is to document the history of the NWT Aquatics Program in Whati and to expand the understanding of Tlicho practices concerning water. This is being done with the aim of creating both documents and presentations that can decrease water-related fatalities and physical inactivity. This research project will use semi-structured interviews and archival research to gain und...


Swimming against the mainstream: Shallow water pool certification
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: Since 1967 the NWT Aquatics Program has brought aquatic leaders from southern Canada to the North to teach northern residents water safety in an effort to decrease high drowning rates. The NWT Recreation and Parks Association in conjunction with the Lifesaving Society of Canada will be piloting the Shallow Water Pool Lifeguard certification to address the problem of having very few northern reside...


The NWT Aquatics Program: A Case Study of Leadership Development
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: Since its inception in 1967, the NWT Aquatics Program has brought aquatic leaders from southern Canada to the north to teach northern residents the importance of physical activity, leadership and water safety from a southern perspective, in an effort to decrease high drowning rates. The NWT Aquatics Program has escaped academic scrutiny required to learn from its successes and address its shor...


Swimming Against the Mainstream: The NWT Aquatics Program in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: The objectives of this study are to (a) document the history of the NWT Aquatics Program in Tuktoyaktuk (b) expand understandings of Inuvialuit practices concerning water, (c) examine whether a Shallow Water Pool Lifeguard certification is viable (d) the creation of both documents and presentations that can provide decrease water-related fatalities and physical inactivity. Since its inception i...


Swimming Against the Mainstream: The NWT Aquatics Program 1967 - 2006 in Fort Simpson, NWT
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2006
Summary: Since its inception in 1967, the NWT Aquatics Program has brought aquatic leaders from southern Canada to Canada’s north to teach northern residents the importance of southern-based understandings of physical activity and water safety. In an effort to decrease high drowning rates, seasonal shallow water swimming pools were built inside NWT curling rinks and skating arenas, and waterfront areas wer...


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