26 record(s) found with the tag "economic development" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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CanNor and the Community Readiness Initiative: mining and discourses of development in the North
Principal Investigator: Holtby, Dana
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: Through this project the Principal Investigator (PI) will explore how Canadian Northern Economitc Development Agency’s (CanNor's) Community Readiness Initiative (CRI) has influenced changes in planning for resource development in Nunavut, and more broadly in the North, through the following questions: 1) What are the origins and objectives of the CRI, and how do these extend, depart from, or oth...


Community technology development and use in K'atl'odeeche First Nation
Principal Investigator: O'Donnell, Susan
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: This collaborative research project aims to study and document the development of the K’atl’odeeche First Nation (KFN) Community Network. It will introduce the history of technology development and use in KFN, including broader social, political, cultural, and economic contexts. The project focuses on KFN's community technology development initiatives, and specifically the KFN Community Network. I...


Re/mediating Indigenous Environmental Justice: Resource Extraction, Divergent Risk Perception, and Economic Equality in the North
Principal Investigator: Fletcher, Alana
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: The project the principal researcher will be undertaking in Deline, NWT, is part of a dissertation, which examines how the Deline Dene's assessments of the risks of uranium mining on Great Bear Lake proliferated from the geographical and political margins to the center, prompting public and official responses. As the source of these environmental risk assessments is the oral histories of the Delin...


Mining a Better Future – Policies to Address Labour Force Adaptation Concerns and the Impacts of Resource Development on Isolated Communities in Nunavut
Principal Investigator: Goelman, Nadav
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The goal of this project is to develop a roadmap of policy and programming to encourage labour force adaptation, and healthy community development in Nunavut with research objectives being to: 1) pinpoint areas of potential risk to regional communities from economic development; 2) delineate between programs and policy options that advance adaptation and those that mitigate the adverse side effect...


“Northern Frontier, Northern Homeland”: An Examination of the Impacts of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry on Hydrocarbon Development in the Northwest Territories 1977-2013
Principal Investigator: Beaulieu, Michel S
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The primary purpose of this research project is to determine how key recommendations from the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry (commonly referred to as the Berger Inquiry or, for the purpose of this research, the Inquiry) have affected oil and gas development in the Northwest Territories (NWT) over the past thirty-six years. Through analysis of the Inquiry and the recommendations that resulted fr...


Marian Watershed Community-Based Aquatic Effects Monitoring Program
Principal Investigator: Garner, Kerri
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The Tlicho Lands Moratorium was lifted in June 2013, and development pressure is expected to increase on Tlicho Lands. As Tlicho Lands are in relatively pristine condition, the intent of this study is to begin to collect baseline data at sites prioritized by community members away from specific project footprints in order to analyze the cumulative impacts of development, climate change, and increa...


THS-SOW Women's Barrier to Economic Development
Principal Investigator: Vittrekwa, Elizabeth H.L.C
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to complete a review of the local/regional economic factors for single mothers including documenting employment/economic choices; to complete a summary report of what employment, barriers and services are currently available for the target group of this program and what can be done with local programs/services to help single mothers such as counselling, ...


Photosynthetic Efficiency and Water Relations in Boreal Conifers under 24 Hour Environmental Light Conditions
Principal Investigator: Johnston-Schuetz, Cheryl
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: The objective of this project is to examine the environmental thresholds to the successful establishment of a boreal (high latitude) conifer forest by measuring photosynthetic rates in conifer seedlings. Climate change has the potential to shift southern commercial tree species and treelines northward with implications for existing ecosystems and future economic development. The project’s goal ...


Establishment of Permanent Monitoring Plots in South Slave Region
Principal Investigator: Smith, Lisa
Licenced Year(s): 2003
Summary: A network of permanent monitoring plots (PMPs) is required for assessing forest growth and yield in the NWT. These PMPs will be used to: 1) obtain information to assess the rate of forest growth and determine current and potential yield of various fores...


Establishment of Permanent Monitoring Plots in Deh Cho
Principal Investigator: Smith, Lisa
Licenced Year(s): 2003
Summary: A network of permanent monitoring plots (PMPs) is required for assessing forest growth and yield in the NWT. These PMPs will be used to: 1) obtain information to assess the rate of forest growth and determine current and potential yield of various fores...


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