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Decolonizing Learning in Communities across Canada: Stories of Hope
Principal Investigator: Porter, Dave M
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The purpose of this project is to highlight the positive impacts of different approaches to decolonial education, which will hopefully ultimately arm teachers, schools and communities with the knowledge they need to move forward with the broad-sweeping changes that are required. Research questions include: What does decolonized education look like Indigenous communities/learners? What support...


Contaminant Biomonitoring in the Northwest Territories Mackenzie Valley: Investigating the Links Between Contaminant Exposure, Nutritional Status, and Country Food Use
Principal Investigator: Laird, Brian D
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014
Summary: The overall objective of this research is to promote country foods in a way that balances contaminant risks and nutrient benefits in order to maximize nutrient status while minimizing mercury exposure. The research team will work towards this objective through the implementation of research that will consist of the biomonitoring study to evaluate country food usage patterns, contaminant exposure p...


Use of the narrative to understand and support emerging leaders' journeys
Principal Investigator: LeRoy-Gauthier, Hilary
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The main objective of this research is to share emerging leaders' stories of leadership in the North in a way that adds to our understanding, relationships, partnerships, and leadership development activities in the North. The researcher also endeavors to bring some benefit to the participants (and perhaps even to future emerging leaders), by providing an opportunity not only to be heard and seen ...


ACCESS Open Minds: Youth mental health – Ulukhaktok
Principal Investigator: Malla, Ashok
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective of this project are to transform mental health services for youth aged 11–25 in Ulukhaktok, and to evaluate the impact of these services. The research team will do this by culturally adapting and applying evidence-based strategies, training local staff to take ownership of and provide leadership for the project, and maximizing the collaboration and engagement of youth, family members...


Non-Canonical Relative Clauses: Universals and Variation in Compositionality
Principal Investigator: Shimoyama, Junko
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The purpose of this research project is to understand how the meanings of sentences are related to the meanings of individual words and the way words are combined in different languages. ‘Compositionality’, a word in the title of this project, means how words are combined. Because a language is too large to study everything at once, the research team will study a type of relative clause. An exa...


Tracking Change: Local and Traditional Knowledge in Watershed Governance
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The broad goal of the project is to create opportunities to collaboratively document and share local and traditional knowledge (LTK) about social-ecological change in the Mackenzie River Basin, Lower Mekong, and Lower Amazon Basins and determine its’ role in watershed governance. In 2016-17, the project will fund 8-10 community-based and collaborative research activities in the Mackenzie River Bas...


Assessing regulators' information needs to make decisions regarding cumulative effects under the MVRMA
Principal Investigator: Noble, Bram F
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: This project will determine what information regulators require about cumulative effects or conditions in order to make informed decisions regarding development impacts to water quality in the Northwest Territories (NWT), and whether and how that information is, or can be, provided through NWT Cumulative Impacts Monitoring Program (CIMP) or other agencies responsible for monitoring. The objectives...


B. Ed., A Journey
Principal Investigator: Rosolen, Sarah
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: This project is being carried out to answer the following questions: 1. What does/should decolonial learning look like in NWT classrooms? 2. How can the Aurora College B.Ed. program prepare its students to practice decolonial teaching? 3. What challenges exist in implementing decolonial learning in the NWT and how can these be overcome? Between September 2016 and June 2020, the PI and r...


Deh Gah School: On the Land Education
Principal Investigator: Edge, Lois E.
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective of this research project is to work with Deh Gah Elementary & Secondary School at Fort Providence, Northwest Territories to evaluate the Deh Gah School: On the Land Education initiative. A K-12 public school with a predominantly First Nations population, Deh Gah School is the only school in the NWT to operate on a year-round basis and offer extensive experiential land-based programs,...


Culturally Safe Falls Prevention Programs for Inuvialuit Elders
Principal Investigator: Frigault, Julia S
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: This project seeks to understand the influence Inuit social determinants of health have on the likelihood of Inuvialuit Elders experiencing fall-related injuries and fatalities. It also seeks to understand the ways in which these programs can be made to be culturally safe (i.e., when a researcher or program provider ensures that participants’ experiences, as well as their influence on participants...


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