43 record(s) found with the tag "social sciences" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Sahtú Benígodi: Traditional Knowledge of Great Bear Lake and its Watershed
Principal Investigator: Spring, Andrew
Licenced Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The purpose of this project is to build a comprehensive database of Traditional Knowledge of the Great Bear Lake and its watershed to form an environmental baseline for the cumulative impacts of climate change and development. By compiling the rich history and stories from existing literature, studies and other initiatives from the community, the research team will be able to build a comprehensive...


Food systems and community well-being in Kakisa, NT
Principal Investigator: Spring, Andrew
Licenced Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. foster training and knowledge sharing to ensure that traditional foods continue to provide an important component of affordable, sustainable healthy food system for Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation(KTFN); 2. conduct a detailed needs assessment for a food security action plan; 3. increase knowledge and capacity to grow and produce food products while ex...


Local Food Procurement in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories: Examining Community Resilience and Adaptive Capacity to Environmental Change
Principal Investigator: Ross, Paulina P
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The purpose of this research is to support food security, promote community resilience and encourage adaptive capacity for northern communities. Research outcomes could have potential implications for the community of Fort Providence, as findings will help direct both top-down and bottom-up approaches to local food procurement. Suggested policy recommendations based on community perspectives will ...


Permafrost mapping and food security vulnerability assessment in Jean Marie River First Nation Lands
Principal Investigator: Laurent, Cyrielle C
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The proposed project will build on the proven methodology used during previous permafrost studies in Jean Marie River First Nation (JMRFN). It aims to extend the vulnerability map by including the McGill and Deep Lake area. These lakes are traditionally and culturally very important to JMRFN (for example, the area surrounding these lakes is also used repeatedly by caribou year after year) and the ...


Implications of Environmental Securitization on Sustainable Development of the Beaufort Sea Coastline
Principal Investigator: Barnes, Justin
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: This research project will attempt to determine if one of the Canadian federal government’s primary policy approaches to exert its authority over its Arctic territories and territorial waters has been to ‘securitize’ environmental issues that it perceives as vulnerabilities or risks to the state. Ultimately, the purpose of this research project is to determine the degree at which environmental sec...


Community-based food systems research in Yellowknife, NT
Principal Investigator: Spring, Andrew
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research is to support the implementation of the Yellowknife Food Charter and related local food activities in Yellowknife. Specific objectives are: 1) to work with and support local groups (Ecology North and the Yellowknife Farmers Market) to identify community-based strategies to promote and implement local food production and develop a sustainable food system; 2) to...


Human Dimensions of a Thawing Landscape
Principal Investigator: Strickert, Graham
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The purpose of the research is to advance understanding about how existing knowledge (e.g. social and biophysical science products and ancestral and local knowledge) can be used to meet the needs of communities to develop climate adaptation strategies. Researchers seek to answer the questions: “How can biophysical and social science products combine to meet the needs of northern Aboriginal communi...


A Longitudinal Approach to Community Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: This 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...


Tracking Change... Local and Traditional Knowledge in Watershed Governance
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2017 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. The project will fund 8-10 community-based and collaborative research activities in the Mackenzie River Basin that deal...


Envisioning Sustainable Heritage in the Face of Climate Change: A call to align national heritage management policies across borders
Principal Investigator: Haboucha, Rebecca
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this research is to establish sustainable methodologies that provide the long-term preservation know-how for cultural heritage at risk from climate change by stakeholders within and between nations. A multivocal approach will be used to adapt and safeguard heritage that otherwise will be lost due to the impacts of climate change for future generations. Two groups have been chosen ...


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