45 record(s) found with the tag "social sciences" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Understanding and addressing males' boating safety practices in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: There are three objectives for this research project: I) Understand Northwest Territories (NWT) resident male boaters’ behaviours and attitudes towards water safety. Given that rates of drowning are higher in the NWT, it would be dangerous to assume that male NWT residents have the same attitudes and behaviours concerning boat safety as their female and non-NWT resident counterparts. In particula...


DREAM-GLOBAL: Planning and Implementing a Food Procurement Policy for Healthy Nutrition
Principal Investigator: Campbell, Norman
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The primary goal of the project is to introduce a healthier food program to Aklavik by working with community partners. The DREAM-GLOBAL research team, Aklavik Community Corporation, local health committee, as well as other partners will develop a plan to support programs and policies that will increase the awareness and availability of healthy foods and especially traditional foods, wherever poss...


Using Inuvialuit and Gwich'in observations to monitor environmental change in the Mackenzie Delta Region
Principal Investigator: Lantz, Trevor C.
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Summary: The objective of this research is to work with Inuvialuit and Gwich’in experts to document and share local observations of environmental conditions. Over time, this will build a record of observations, against which future changes can be compared. To document local observations this research will employ methods including participatory photo-mapping, participatory-video, web-based mapping, photo-el...


Rural and Northern Community Response to Intimate Partner Violence
Principal Investigator: Hampton, Mary
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Summary: This study will: 1. Integrate several sources of data to create an action plan that maps the socio-spatial problem of intimate partner Violence; 2. Create narratives describing community response in rural and northern areas of the Prairie Provinces and the NWT; and 3. Generate a grounded theory as a practical tool to create and sustain non-violent communities in these regions of Canada. The...


Aboriginal Youth Involvement in a Youth-driven Program: A Narrative Exploration of the Process and Impact of Engagement
Principal Investigator: Callingham, Christina M
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The proposed study aims to explore the following research question: “What narratives emerge, and are co-constructed, when exploring the experience of Aboriginal youth who engage in youth development programs aimed at fostering youth engagement?” Using the Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement model for youth engagement as a conceptual framework, this study will specifically inquire how Aborig...


The Limits of Sovereignty: Practices of Indigeneity among the Teetl'it Gwich'in
Principal Investigator: Alexie, Elaine D.
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The purpose of this research project is to gather information on practices of Indigeneity: the spiritual, physical, and cultural practices of the Teetl’it Gwich’in from the community of Fort McPherson. The researcher will be interviewing Teetl’it Gwich’in knowledge holders who can provide insight to the concept of Indigeneity and the significance it holds for them. A major focus of this project ...


Community Engagement in the Canadian Mining Sector: Identifying Best Practice and Testing Stakeholder Theory
Principal Investigator: Webb, Kernaghan
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The objective of this study is to identify, explore, and examine the community engagement approach of Avalon Rare Metals Inc. as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility strategy, at their Thor Lake NECHALACHO Mine project in the Northwest Territories. The fieldwork will consist of semi-structured interviews in an effort to elicit responses concerning the community engagement pract...


Transience and social cohesion in an Arctic community
Principal Investigator: Southcott, Chris
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: The proposed project will examine the impact of transience on the social cohesion of Arctic communities. Using Inuvik, Northwest Territories as a case study the researchers, in partnership with community groups, will investigate: 1) the extent of mobility in the community, 2) determine what the major negative impacts of this mobility are on community organizations, and 3) discuss what can be...


Partnering with Parents and Community Members in Education
Principal Investigator: Taylor, Donald M.
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2009
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to develop a partnership between school, community and ministry or regional education authorities that will serve as the basis for a collaborative plan of action based on survey results regarding territorial educational challenges; to build the capacity within each territory/region regarding community-based survey research. This research began in Paul...


Adaptation Planning for Climate Change and Subsistence Economies in two Inuvialuit Communities
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: The researcher will work in collaboration with community members, local stakeholders, scientists and policy makers to develop adaptation plans that address climate change vulnerabilities in the subsistence economies in two communities in the ISR. The project will use participatory methods to develop adaptation plans in the case study communities: • Secondary sources of information: Existin...


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