Principal Investigator:Butler Walker, Jody Licenced Year(s):2016
The objectives of this research are 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 work to in partnership together to foster healthier lifestyles in communities.
The project will aim to engage organizations involved in healthy eating, activ...
Principal Investigator:Randall, Katie A Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this research project are:
1. to conduct research to identify gaps and barriers and supportive factors to Inuit, First Nations and Metis men’s participation in education (particularly literacy and essential skills [LES] acquisition) and employment;
2. to build the research & knowledge capacity of the northern literacy coalitions to further our goals of becoming centers of exper...
Principal Investigator:Spence, John C Licenced Year(s):
The overall objective of this study is to evaluate the Fort Providence Pilot Project, a program initiated by the Northwest Territories Government in the DehGah School in Fort Providence. The program aims to enhance the physical literacy of children attending the DehGah School.
The evaluation will involve three parts. 1) An assessment of physical literacy of children in grades 2 through 6; 2) a ...
Principal Investigator:Jaker, Alessandro M Licenced Year(s):2014
This project is the continuation of a previous year's project, "Teaching our Yellowknives Dene Languages". The principal investigator (PI) will produce two published materials in each language (Dogrib and Chipewyan): an intermediate-level reader, and a verb dictionary. The reader will contain elders' stories on topics from Dene Kede, with a focus on animals: the PI would like to include at least t...
Principal Investigator:Huxtable, Lynn Licenced Year(s):
Initiated in 2000 by MediaSmarts the Young Canadians in a Wired World (YCWW) research study is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging study of children and teens’ Internet use in Canada.
Phases I and II of this ongoing research project – which tracks and investigates the behaviours, attitudes, and opinions of Canadian children and youth with respect to their use of the Internet – were conduct...
Principal Investigator:Hanson, Dorie A Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of this qualitative research assignment is to explore how school-wide, incentive-based home reading challenges benefit three students at Princess Alexandra School in Hay River, NWT.
This assignment will focus on the following central question:
How do three students in the middle school experience incentive-based home reading challenges?
Participants will be asked to complete a p...
Principal Investigator:Olsen, Cindi Licenced Year(s):
This study will measure student motivation to read before and after implementation of the SmartReading approach, equip teachers with resources to use the reading strategies, and share successes to shape instruction.
This project involves the use of SmartReading (a classroom approach designed to improve reading comprehension skills). Data will be collected from teachers in the form of surveys an...
Principal Investigator:Robinson, Suzanne M Licenced Year(s):
The main goal of this Master’s level project is to create a local video featuring local people. The open-ended interview format is designed to allow community members to have the chance to tell their stories and express their views about how education and learning are an important part of their families. The methods to be employed in the project will consist of personal reflective journaling, inte...
Principal Investigator:Chambers, Cynthia Licenced Year(s):
As part of developing an understanding of northern aboriginal ways of learning, teaching and communicating, this study aims to examine the traditional (pre-contact), historical (post-contact) and contemporary forms of literacy in the Inuinnaqtun-speaking community of Holman. It is also hoped that this study will generate new knowledge on locally-based and culturally-appropriate research methods fo...
Principal Investigator:Ward, Angela Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of this study is to determine the policy and practice factors that account for the differences in adult literacy levels between Canada and Sweden. Literacy advocates are anxious to understand why Swedish adults have demonstrated literacy leve...