115 record(s) found with the tag "social sciences" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Land-based Learning in Teetl’it Zheh: A University-Community Bush Camp Partnership
Principal Investigator: Gaudry, Adam
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The objectives of this research 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 c...


Foundations for Student Persistence and Success in Inuit Nunangat
Principal Investigator: O'Gorman, Melanie
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The Chair of the National Committee on Inuit Education, wrote of a vision for Inuit schools and communities that would “graduate bilingual Inuit children with the skills and knowledge to contribute with pride and confidence to the 21st century”. This work aims to address two questions: 1. What is contributing to Inuit students’ persistence in school, particularly at grade transitions? 2. How is ...


Exploring what success means from the perspectives of Aboriginal Elders, parents and educators in Aklavik, Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Watson, Meghan
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The research question is: “How do Aboriginal Elders, parents and educators define ‘success’ for Aboriginal youth residing in Aklavik, Northwest Territories?” The Principal Investigator (PI) will consider how these visions of success align with (or depart from) the Inuit Holistic Lifelong Learning Model presented by the Canadian Council on Learning (2007). The research question will be answered by ...


Tlicho On-line and Print Dictionary
Principal Investigator: Saxon, Leslie A.
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014 2013 2011 2009
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. continue development of the existing on-line dictionary, available publically at (http://tlicho.ling.uvic.ca); 2. continue development of the iPod/iPad/iPhone application "Yati", which is currently available for download from the iTunes store; 3. develop templates for the production of new print editions of the primary dictionary and larger dic...


Social Work Supervision: Emerging Needs
Principal Investigator: Schmidt, Glen G
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: The objectives are to develop a profile of the requirements of social work supervisors in western Canada and to better assess training and education needs. Advertisement and snowball sampling will be used for recruitment. Supervisors will be asked to complete a survey questionnaire and they will be asked to select a typical week of work and complete an activity log. In the activity log differen...


Indigenizing Science Classes at Aurora College (Thebacha Campus)
Principal Investigator: Rosolen, Sarah
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The objective of this research project is to determine the interest of the Thebacha Campus learning community (students, instructors, program administrators, and Elders) in the indigenization of its science classes. It is also expected to gather advice that will assist the researcher, with indigenizing her science classes. The researcher will facilitate four sharing circles to generate discus...


Northern Men's Research Project
Principal Investigator: Randall, Katie A
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1. to conduct research to identify gaps and barriers and supportive factors to Inuit, First Nations and Metis men’s participation in education (particularly literacy and essential skills [LES] acquisition) and employment; 2. to build the research & knowledge capacity of the northern literacy coalitions to further our goals of becoming centers of exper...


Marginalized youth and equity in public education in Canada: A pilot project
Principal Investigator: Tilleczek, Kate
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The goal of this project is to study trends of youth disengagement from regular schooling by examining; a) how to truly build equity in public education for the most marginal of young people, b) how to fully include youth, especially typically marginalized youth, in Canada’s 21st Century educational pathway, and c) how a preliminary focus on teacher education and youth engagement will help to crea...


Aboriginal Youth Stories of Culture, Identity, Community & Place: A Rural/Urban Educational Youth Exchange through Performing Arts & Technology
Principal Investigator: Conrad, Diane H
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The aim of the study is to initiate a creative exchange amongst youth in four Aboriginal communities (Fort Good Hope, NWT; Pangnirtung, Nunavut; Kainai Reserve, Southern Alberta, Amiskwaciy Academy, Edmonton, Alberta) through performing arts, storytelling and technology. Through consultation with the communities regarding the study's design and objectives, and collaboration between Aboriginal and ...


Exploring the History of Education in the Mackenzie Valley Region, 1940-1996
Principal Investigator: Fraser, Crystal G
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The researcher is examining the history of education in the Northwest Territories from 1940 to 1996. The objectives of this project are three-fold: 1) developing a historical narrative explaining the changing nature of education during the time frame; 2) interacting with community members to bring Aboriginal voice and perspective to academic research; and 3) reflect on northern history in regional...


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