Principal Investigator:Dutton, Jessica N Licenced Year(s):2015
1. To explore the third space that exists between western medical diabetes treatments and traditional Aboriginal healing to resolve the false dichotomy presented in the literature on diabetes treatment in Aboriginal communities.
2. To develop a community-based, participatory program of research that will provide opportunities for community members with diabetes to engage in...
Principal Investigator:Fitzpatrick, Patricia Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of this research is to understand how different environmental assessment (EA) processes across Canada are harmonized, and how harmonization impacts public participation. The Mackenzie Gas Project is the most complex assessment in this regard, makes an ideal study model of EA.
The first objective of this research, that has already been completed, involves documenting the frequency of...
Principal Investigator:McLafferty, Carly A Licenced Year(s):20102007
This PhD research project concerns examining resource decision-making processes associated with proposals for the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline. In particular, the research will explore the ways in which people in the Sahtu are engaged in consultation, environmental assessment, and public participation processes.
The main research methods employed in this project include participant observation an...
Principal Investigator:Ritchie, Douglas G. Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Patrick, Mark Licenced Year(s):
The Inuvialuit Final Agreement was signed over twenty years ago and affects much of what occurs in the Northwest Territories today. It was created to help the Inuvialuit in overcoming the adversity they faced in the past and to give them greater control over their own land. The Inuvialuit Final Agreement has changed many things in the Northwest Territories, including how non-natives and natives su...
Principal Investigator:Boyce, William F. Licenced Year(s):
The aim of the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) survey is to determine the current status of health, health behaviours and attitudes of young people in order to influence the development of effective policies and programs.
All materials (questionnaires, information forms, parent consent forms, and privacy envelopes) will be provided by the research team to the students. Students...
Principal Investigator:Turner, Jennifer Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research is to learn more about environmental conditions that have affected the community of Tuktoyaktuk and how people have coped with and adapted to these conditions. These experiences will provide the starting point for addressing the potential of future environmental changes and insight into what strategies may be needed to deal with risks associated with these changes.
Principal Investigator:Brownlee, Keith Licenced Year(s):
For this research project, social work practitioners in northern and remote communities will be asked to examine distinctions between what theory and methods are appropriate for practice and which are not. This research will examine localization of knowledge which includes consideration of culture, community and values in adapting appropriate practices.
Research will be conducted in five commu...
Principal Investigator:Salokangas, Raila M Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this study are 1) to gather and analyze views and opinions of the Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP) and its possible impacts on the culture, socio-economics and environment from Gwich’in beneficiaries living in Aklavik, Inuvik, Fort McPherson and Tsiigehtchic, and 2) to distribute this information back to communities.
The field work will be conducted by Raila Salokangas (the resear...
Principal Investigator:Daitch, Richard Licenced Year(s):
This study is important because it will provide a detailed picture of sports volunteerism in four small NWT communities. It should provide an answer to the question of whether there are currently enough volunteers for sports activities. The researcher will examine why some people volunteer, while looking at what prevents others from participating. He will make recommendations to help increase spo...