18 record(s) found with the tag "lifestyle change" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Working Together to Achieve Healthier Lifestyles in Yukon and Northwest Territories' Communities
Principal Investigator: Butler Walker, Jody
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1.) to encourage and support Northerners in Yukon and Northwest Territories’ communities to follow healthier lifestyles; and, to facilitate organizations, government departments and businesses in Yukon and NWT to work in partnership together to foster healthier lifestyles in communities. The project engages organizations involved in healthy eating, a...


Lifestyle Prescriptions and Supports to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes in Rural and Remote Communities
Principal Investigator: Petrella, Robert J.
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1) to improve the health of participants (weight, BMI, fitness score, step counts, exercise frequency and duration, consumption of a healthy diet (fruits and vegetables, water, healthy breakfast), and health-related quality of life) through an evidence-based individualized lifestyle prescription, goal setting, and in-person/technology-supported coachin...


Global Citizens in the Arctic: Learning to live in the NWT, Yukon and Nunavut
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The main objective of this research is to explore adaptation to the resource-based northern economy by investigating how new residents (international immigrants) settle, live and use their local and global social networks to make a living within this economy. Narrative interviews and focus group conversations will be carried out with a cross section of new permanent residents and citizens from...


Global Citizens in the Arctic
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The research is aimed at learning more about the experiences of new Canadians (e.g., landed immigrants, temporary workers), who have moved to Inuvik and Yellowknife for employment. Specifically the researcher will ask questions about: a) perceptions of "a good life" in Inuvik and Yellowknife; b) perceptions of the benefits and challenges of the local economy; and c) the level of support and sha...


Youth and Tobacco Studies with the Yellowknives Dene First Nations
Principal Investigator: Jardine, Cindy G.
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: This licence is being issued for the scientific research application No. 1048. This research project seeks to better understand the factors and conditions that lead youth to decide to start, or not start, smoking. It will focus on youth within the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. A secondary objective is to expose students to the research process and develop research skills. The project is being...


Close Encounters: Continued Investigations into 19th-20th Century Copper Inuit and European Intersocietal Interaction
Principal Investigator: Johnson, Donald S.
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Summary: The aim of this research project is to examine the processes of long-term Copper Inuit-European inter-societal interaction during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. More specifically, the project will examine the effects and attempt to answer questions about inter-societal interaction and its effects on material trade networks, intra-group social relations, material culture and seasonality an...


Community-Based Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Workshops
Principal Investigator: Ritchie, Douglas G.
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005
Summary: This project consists of conducting a series of workshops with community governments and residents on the topic of climate change, current and future impacts of climate change on municipal services, as well as possible measures that can be implemented to help communities adapt to climate change. The goal of the workshop is to document concerns, identify areas for further research, and determine po...


Bush Medicine: Plants Used for Medicine by the Gwichya and Teetl'it Gwich'in of the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Andre, Alestine
Licenced Year(s): 2002
Summary: The primary objective of this collaborative research work between Ruth Welsh, Gwich'in Elder and Plant Specialist, and myself as a Gwich'in Graduate student is to make sure that the traditional plant knowledge and the uses of plants for medicine is docum...


Using Literature to Stimulate Critical Self-Reflection
Principal Investigator: MacPherson, Mike
Licenced Year(s): 2000
Summary: Critical self-reflection is important for people to deal with the challenges of late modern or postmodern society, which are characterized by pluralism, rapid change and unpredictability. Critical self-reflection has been ignored in the foci of adult learning and there have been few studies examining the process of stimulating such thought. The researcher will use the facilitated experience wit...


Inuit observations on climate change
Principal Investigator: Ford, Neil
Licenced Year(s): 2000 1999
Summary: The project team will work in partnership with people from the community of Sachs Harbour NT, on Banks Island, especially those whose livelihoods are based on the land. Team members will use participatory workshop methodologies and semi-structured interviews to ensure that the results of the project accurately reflect Inuvialuit viewpoints, observations and traditions. The project will begin with ...


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