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Access to Health Services in the Northwest Territories: Project ECHO and Tele-Medicine Expansion
Principal Investigator: Goldman, Michelle L
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this research is to analyze existing cases of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) implementation, pinpointing previous challenges and accomplishments in order to adapt this model within a Northern context. The Project ECHO model seeks to address “inadequate or disparities in access to care, rising costs, systemic inefficiencies, and unequal or slow diffusion...


A comparative analysis of provincial/territorial harm reduction policymaking in Canada: Key informant interviews
Principal Investigator: Wild, T. Cameron
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The proposed research will undertake interviews with key informants to answer the following research questions: what is the current state of provincial/territorial harm reduction policy in Northwest Territories (NWT)?; what are key barriers and facilitators to the establishment of harm reduction services in NWT?; and how do key policy stakeholders frame the acceptability and scope of harm reductio...


Aging, Disability and Technology (ADT): Understanding and Advancing Canadian Policies to Enhance Access to Assistive Technologies
Principal Investigator: Wang, Rosalie
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The focus of the Aging, Disability, and Technology (ADT) project is the ethical concern of equity in the availability and adoption of new technology -- the issue of fairness of access and distribution. ADT addresses the need for the implementation of the human rights of persons with technology needs in Canada, including people who are aging well, and people who are acquiring disability as they age...


Inuvialuit traditional trails
Principal Investigator: Aporta, Claudio
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this study are: 1. To document Inuit mobility patterns of Inuvialuit; 2. To create a series of regional maps that will show networks of routes connecting the Inuvialuit region, as well as the totality of the Canadian Arctic; 3. To gather further evidence to establish that mobility is a central factor of Inuit occupancy; 4. To gather evidence of systematic use of marine, coast...


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): 2018 2016
Summary: The overall objective of this research is to promote country foods in the Dehcho Region 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, c...


Hybrid knowledge in practice: Engaging Aboriginal youth in environmental governance in Northern Canada.
Principal Investigator: Caine, Ken J
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: In this exploration of youth environmental knowledge the research team ask, how do Délinegotine youth understand, express and apply knowledge that is simultaneously derived from Dene traditional knowledge and school-based science studies? This study is a qualitative exploration of how northern Aboriginal youth in Déline, NT navigate both western science and traditional knowledge in schools and com...


Non-renewable resource development, homelessness and the potential for community-based housing governance and policy in the Northwest Territories, Canada
Principal Investigator: Freeman, Lisa
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The relationship between resource development, affordable housing and government interventions in northern communities is a long and complicated one. Housing insecurity has been a concern in the Northwest Territories (NWT) since the establishment of settlements and the introduction of state-run housing programs in the mid-20th century. Chronic housing need is worsening in many settlement communiti...


Contesting infrastructure: political claims along pipelines
Principal Investigator: Neville, Kate J
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: In this project, the research team aim to better understand current controversies over pipelines in North America by examining the historical context of pipeline regulations, financing, and public debate. The team plan to focus on the 1970s debates over pipelines in the Canadian north, as a pivotal time for oil and gas infrastructure in Canada, and with the Berger Inquiry presenting a major challe...


Learning from Mothers, Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers about Breastfeeding in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Moffitt, Pertice M
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. conduct retrospective chart audits to provide epidemiological data on breastfeeding initiation and duration rates; 2. conduct focus group meetings with grandmothers and great-grandmothers to learn about past practices and traditional knowledge about caring for babies; 3. conduct semi-structured interviews with mothers to learn about the determi...


Land-based Learning in Teetl’it Zheh: A University-Community Bush Camp Partnership
Principal Investigator: Gaudry, Adam
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this project is to establish a community bush camp school as a site to renew Gwich’in land-based activities. This bush camp school will provide a critical land-based education for Gwich’in youth, guided by elders, where learning activities will be overseen by traditional Gwich’in governance. The project will incorporate a decolonial research methodology that will center Tee...


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