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A Longitudinal Approach to Community Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The research aims to examine the processes and dynamism of climate change vulnerability in the Arctic through a longitudinal study in Ulukhaktok, NWT using fieldwork data from both 2005 and 2016. Specific objectives of this research are: 1) to document current exposure-sensitivities affecting Inuit subsistence hunting and adaptive strategies employed to manage them; 2) to compare current exposure-...


Geometries of an Arctic Highway: Transforming the Last Frontier into a Global Resource Frontier
Principal Investigator: Bennett, Mia
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: In light of rapid environmental alterations due to climate change and the Canadian North’s history of boom-and-bust cycles, this research has two objectives. The first is to understand the perspectives of residents in Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk and government representatives in Yellowknife on the replacement of the seasonal ice road with a permanent all-weather road. The second is to discern who will ...


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...


Assessing regulators' information needs to make decisions regarding cumulative effects under the MVRMA
Principal Investigator: Noble, Bram F
Licenced Year(s): 2017 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 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 are as follows: 1) T...


Social accountability of the Canadian medical education system to Indigenous students from the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: D'Hont, Thomsen
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective of this research is to identify the barriers and challenges of recruiting and retaining Indigenous Northwest Territories (NWT) students to northern medicine. A qualitative study of semi-structured phone interviews (of 30 minutes to 1 hour in length, recorded using the Tape A Call recording application on an iPhone) is being conducted with prospective and current medical students f...


Pilot Project to assess climate change vulnerability of Tuktut Nogait National Park through Aboriginal Knowledge
Principal Investigator: March, Maya
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The immediate goal and objective of the project is to collect Aboriginal knowledge for a climate change vulnerability assessment project for Tuktut Nogait National Park. Travellers, outfitters and hunters have been making observations in Tuktut Nogait National Park as part of their regular travel and activities in the park. Their recent observations will be discussed with members of the Aborigi...


Dehcho K’ehodi Needs and Assets Inventory
Principal Investigator: Latta, Alex
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of the research have evolved through a collaborative process of research design, working directly with the Resource Management Coordinator for Dehcho First Nations (DFN). The specific objectives of the Dehcho K’ehodi inventory are to collect data on the following: 1) The most important features of the territory for each community, based on identified areas of traditional land-u...


Homegrown Harvest: Local Food Production in Fort Smith, NT
Principal Investigator: Dutton, Jessica N
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: In phase one, Aurora Research Institute (ARI) proposes to develop a methodology to map the local food market to capture the economic activity presently occurring in this sector, followed by a robust economic forecast that uses economic modelling to highlight the opportunities for growth in local food production. In the second phase, two feasibility studies will provide the opportunity for ARI to p...


Inuvialuktun Energy Terminology Development
Principal Investigator: Adams, Sheena E
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: In collaboration with the Inuvialuit, Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) and Royal Roads University the Principal Investigator proposes to develop Inuvialuktun energy terminology. The new terms will be used in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region for education and communication about energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy. The completed project could be replicated to the other 10 official lang...


Subjectivity in Cultural Heritage Tourism: A Cultural Planning Approach to Economic Development in Yellowknife, NT
Principal Investigator: Rudkevitch, Ashley
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: This research will allow for greater understanding of the impacts tourism currently has on Yellowknife, NT, whether they be positive or negative. By examining the subjective impressions and opinions of both locals and tourists, the researcher will be able to analyze how both groups interact with cultural heritage sites within Yellowknife. The ability to create a viable solution to protecting c...


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