5 record(s) found for principle investigator "Chan, Laurie" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Health Effects Monitoring Program
Principal Investigator: Chan, Laurie H. M.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The Health Effects Monitoring Program is a human biomonitoring study aimed to assess the exposure and health impact of arsenic and other contaminants on the human population of Yellowknife, Ndilo and Dettah in the Northwest Territories, as part of the Giant Mine Remediation Project. The overall objective of the program is to establish current or baseline levels of arsenic exposure among residen...


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...


Linking Neurochemistry to Contaminant Exposure in Belugas of the Mackenzie Delta
Principal Investigator: Chan, Laurie H. M.
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2008 2006
Summary: This research licence was issued for application # 813. The objectives of this study are to collect brain and blood samples from beluga whales harvested in the ISR for contaminant and brain analyses. The researchers will establish whether a link exists between contaminant exposure and brain chemistry. This information is important for understanding whether contaminants are affecting beluga heal...


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...


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