27 record(s) found with the tag "policy development" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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A Search for Sustainable Energy Future for the Northwest Territories: The Role of Policy Integration
Principal Investigator: Rayner, Jeremy
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: This study intends to: 1) contribute to the theoretical understanding of the concepts of integrated policy design and identify the factors that facilitate or impede integrated policy-making in the Canadian context; 2) provide the insights on how NWT consensus government works, including implications for integrated policy-making; and, 3) identify existing barriers to renewable energy penetration...


Examining Community Adaptation Readiness in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: MacDonell, Hillary J.
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: To examine community adaptation readiness in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR), Northwest Territories in order to identify trends in the adaptive readiness of communities in the ISR and provide recommendations to local and regional governments concerning existing gaps or barriers that may be hindering community readiness. The Principal Investigator will conduct informal phone interviews wi...


Devolution of Power and Aboriginal Education in Canada: The Impact of Structure and Jurisdiction
Principal Investigator: Estok, Erin
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: Aims of this research are to make an academic contribution to the existing literature and ongoing consultation processes that will inform the First Nations Education Act, slated to be tabled in Parliament in Sept. 2014. Methodology: The project will compare educational outcomes in three Aboriginal communities at varying points on the self-governance continuum. This project will examine both...


Health Systems Performance in Circumpolar Regions: Can Regional Comparisons Support Policy and Stimulate Improvement?
Principal Investigator: Chatwood, Susan
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: This thesis aims to explore the mechanisms that influence health system performance through a stewardship lens that provides insight as to how ministries, affiliated health sectors and regions not only carry out performance measures, but also hold accountability and make improvements. Understandings around the performance of health systems in circumpolar regions will be addressed through a case...


The Environmental Assessment Process of Canadian ‘Frontier’ Oil and Gas
Principal Investigator: Fraser, Gail S
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The research will provide 1) a systematic pan-Canadian analysis and critique of problematic environmental assessment trends (for example, the lack of publicly available environmental data, inconsistent environmental effects monitoring programs, difficulties addressing cumulative effects, and ineffective public consultation), and 2) practical policy solutions to these trends in the form of "best pr...


Prevalence, determinants and impact of arthritis and other chronic conditions in the First Nations populations of Canada, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Young, Kue
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: This license has been issued for the scientific research application #957. The objectives of this study are to: 1) determine prevalence and identify risk factors of arthritis and other chronic conditions among First Nations in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Canada; 2) assess the impact of these conditions on health, well-being and access to health services; 3) enhance the capacity of the ...


Ways we respect the caribou: Hunting in Teetl'it Zheh
Principal Investigator: Wray, Kristine E J
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007
Summary: The objective of this study is to: document elder/hunter perceptions of caribou health and population; document traditional practices for respecting caribou for comparison with government hunting regulations; and to explore the use of traditional knowledge and scientific data by hunters in decision making about where, when and with whom to harvest. Research methods involve individual interviews...


Fort Good Hope Traditional Knowledge Pilot Project: K'ahsho Got'ine Ways of Respecting the Land
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2006
Summary: This research project is being carried out in response to the need for better understanding of the specific role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in resources management in each of the Sahtu Dene districts. The research aims to address two broad objectives in applying TEK within co-management processes: 1) develop tools for enhanced participation by Renewable Resource Councils and communi...


Implications of Industrial Development for Course Offerings at Aurora College, NWT.
Principal Investigator: Hodgkins, Andrew P
Licenced Year(s): 2005
Summary: The purpose of this study is to learn how industry and industrial development in the Northwest Territories is affecting course offerings at Aurora College. Some of the questions to be answered include: Has program expansion been evenly distributed or focused in just one area? Has the college received subsidies and support by private industry to develop programs? If so, how has this impacted other...


Documenting Sustainable Initiatives in First Nations
Principal Investigator: Edward, Christine
Licenced Year(s): 2004
Summary: The objectives of the research are: 1) to provide First Nations with examples of sustainable initiatives and the processes and conditions that resulted in (or hindered) the initiatives; 2) to provide First Nations that have initiatives with an opportunit...


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