4 record(s) found for principle investigator "Chan, Laurie" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Food Security, Ice, Climate and Community Health
Principal Investigator: Chan, Laurie H. M.
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objectives of this project are: 1) to develop a quantitative understanding of Inuit dietary change in Canada, with respect to environmental, cultural, economic and social constraints; 2) to predict the possible changes of Inuit diet composition and nutrient intakes as a result of environmental changes; and 3) to relate the broader dynamics of environmental change to Inuit food system change th...

Assessment of contaminant and dietary nutrient interactions in the Inuit Heatlh Survey: Nunavut, Inuvialuit, Nunatsiavut
Principal Investigator: Chan, Laurie H. M.
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: This study seeks to identify levels of contaminants in country foods in the region from which to estimate body burden of contaminants in participants of the Inuit Health Survey. The data will be utilized to assess the overall health status of survey participants, which will include studying the relationship between diet intake of contaminants and body burden; evaluating the complex interactions be...

Using Quantitative Fatty Acid Signature Analysis to Investigate Diet and Mercury in Porcupine Caribou
Principal Investigator: Chan, Laurie H. M.
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: Lichens, cotton grass and willows will be collected in the NWT to be used in a study of caribou diet in comparison with quantitative fatty acid signature (QFASA) and mercury analyses. Fieldwork is being conducted in correlation with a caribou serum and adipose tissue sampling project. Mercury (Hg) is a global environmental contaminant that derives mostly from burning fossil fuels. The Porcupine...

Linking Neurochemistry to Contaminant Exposure in Belugas of the Mackenzie Delta
Principal Investigator: Chan, Laurie H. M.
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2008 2006
Summary: Beluga whales in the western Arctic are exposed to PCBs and mercury, which are known to be neurotoxic compounds. In this study, we will determine whether contaminant exposure is affecting the brains of belugas. Sampling will be carried out at Shingle Point, East Whitefish, Hendrickson Island and Kendall Island (maximum 4 weeks at each site). Sampling will begin at the beginning of the belug...