17 record(s) found with the tag "policy" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Integrating Mine Legacies into Decision Making for Sustainability in the Northwest Territories: An assessment of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act
Principal Investigator: Gingras, Nathalie
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The key question to be addresses is: how to improve the assessment, regulatory and associated decision-making processes in Canada to avoid negative mine legacies and build lasting net gains. The objective of this research is to identify ways to increase the likelihood of positive mine legacies, with a focus on sustainability-based environmental assessments. This research involves semi-structure...


Valuation of Water Resources and Water Security in Northern Canada
Principal Investigator: Dobias, Jacob
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The aim of this research project is to analyze and assess the impacts of the valuation of water on water security, sustainable water management and water use in Canada. This research will focus primarily on the Northwest Territories (NWT) of Canada, and local perceptions of water security. The objective is to determine how perceptions of water security affect the establishment of sustainable domes...


Inuit Regional Autonomy in the Provincial and Territorial North
Principal Investigator: Wilson, Gary N
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: The research examines intergovernmental relations between the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) and other levels of government (territorial, federal) and the administration of various policy areas by the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC), alone or in conjunction with other regional bodies or other levels of government. This project will compare the self-government process in the ISR to that o...


In pursuit of environmental sustainability in the Arctic: The role of Arctic Council governance norms in shaping the region’s environmental governance systems.
Principal Investigator: Spence, Jennifer
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objective of this project is to explore to what extent the governance features of the Arctic Council has influenced the way its participants work together and make decisions (governance norms) and, by extension, to what extent these governance features may have spread to the broader network of existing institutions that support environmental governance in the region. This dissertation adop...


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...


Water and Social Well-being in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Carter, Blair
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: Four objectives guide this research: 1) to gain an understanding of the current water resource conditions (e.g., quality and quantity) and contextual circumstances (e.g., community culture, history, traditions) impacting local water use in the Deh Cho Region of the NWT; 2) to use a social well-being lens to unpack values that people associate with water resources in the Region; 3) to translate the...


Adaptation Planning for Climate Change in Ulukhaktok, Paulatuk and Aklavik, NWT
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: The researcher will work in collaboration with community members, local stakeholders, scientists and policy makers to complete the development of climate change adaptation plans in Paulatuk and Ulukhaktok and Aklavik. In Paulatuk and Ulukhaktok, ArcticNorth researchers working with local research assistants and coordinators, will reconvene the working groups from winter 2010 to review the preli...


Caribou Leaders Project
Principal Investigator: Kofinas, Gary P
Licenced Year(s): 2006
Summary: The proposed project consists of two parts: interviews with elders and knowledgeable hunters about leaders of caribou and their role in directing the movements of the herd, and the completion of a questionnaire by hunters aimed at determining their evaluation of the current Dempster Highway hunting policies of the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Six to ten individuals will be interviewed on this...


The origins, development and future of World Heritage Sites in Canada
Principal Investigator: Elliot, Nancy
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993
Summary: As part of a study that includes all Canadian World Heritage Sites, the researcher will visit Wood Buffalo National Park and Nahanni National Park Reserve in order to study current resource management issues. The researcher will conduct interviews with park personnel to gain first-hand knowledge and appreciation of the regional characteristics of these sites as well as specific management issues....


Government Policies Toward the Inuit of Siberia and the Northwest Territories Since 1900
Principal Investigator: Van Meenen, Mary Ann
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Summary: The Researchers will conduct an historical examination of the policies of the Canadian and Soviet governments toward the Inuit, the similarities and differences of their approaches and the impact upon the Inuit....


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