45 record(s) found with the tag "social sciences" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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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...


THS-SOW Women's Barrier to Economic Development
Principal Investigator: Vittrekwa, Elizabeth H.L.C
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to complete a review of the local/regional economic factors for single mothers including documenting employment/economic choices; to complete a summary report of what employment, barriers and services are currently available for the target group of this program and what can be done with local programs/services to help single mothers such as counselling, ...


Quality Workplace Environment
Principal Investigator: Cash, Penny
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2011 2010
Summary: Quality workplace environments are known to be a positive determinant in the recruitment and retention of nurse educators. This project is designed to establish what nurse educators consider to be important elements in their work environment and to determine if these are experienced. Initially, a pilot project was conducted whereby an instrument to measure a quality workplace environment was ...


Teacher Performance Appraisals: A Tool for Teacher Growth and Improvement
Principal Investigator: O'Keefe, Jeffrey
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: The objective of this qualitative study is to explore how current methods of teacher performance appraisals contribute to teacher growth and improvement over time in the Northwest Territories. This study explores how current methods of teacher performance appraisals result in teacher growth and improvement over time. Teacher perceptions about the value, benefit, and purpose of teacher performanc...


Vocational Education and Training Partnerships in Northern Canada
Principal Investigator: Hodgkins, Andrew P
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2011 2010
Summary: The research is designed to inform development of high quality Aboriginal vocational education and training partnerships in northern Canada through: • promotion of greater dialogue and understanding between regions experiencing similar pressures related to employment and resource development; • compilation of past experiences with education, training, and employment programs; and • compilation ...


Mapping the Social Economy in Northern Canada – Northwest Territories Project
Principal Investigator: Southcott, Chris
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Summary: The research objectives are to continue developing a comprehensive listing of social economy organizations in Northern Canada; to undertake a survey of these organizations to determine the characteristics of these organizations including locations, activities, size, employment, membership and structure; to determine the research needs of these organizations through a needs survey that will accompa...


The Association between Career and Technical Education Programming and Secondary School Student Attendance Rates
Principal Investigator: Closs, Renee T
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: To explore the association between career and technical education programming and attendance rates of secondary school students in the Sahtu region of the Northwest Territories. This study is a concurrent triangulation mixed methods study that will involve three steps. The first process involves students from grades 10 to 12 at community secondary schools in the Sahtu region completing and s...


The Impact of Participation in the Wage Economy on Traditional Harvesting, Dietary Patterns and Social Networks in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region
Principal Investigator: Todd, Zoe SC
Licenced Year(s): 2009 2008
Summary: The project purpose is to gain a better understanding of how participation in the wage economy impacts the amount, value, and structure of time spent on the land; dietary patterns and the consumption of country foods; and social networks utilized for the sharing and distribution of country foods. The project findings will be utilized by the communities in the development and implementation of comm...


Mobility, Identity and the New Economy: A Multi-site ethnography
Principal Investigator: Bell, Lindsay A
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2009 2008
Summary: This licence is being issued for the scientific research application No. 1006. Rapid economic change is influencing how we think of who we are and our ways of belonging to communities and regions. This research project aims to understand these changes through the eyes of two francophone Canada groups: 1) those involved in economic planning and development; and 2) those who are directly involved...


Journalisten am Polarkreis (Journalists in the North)
Principal Investigator: Raphael, Fabian
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: This license has been issued for the scientific research application #972. The objective of this research is to study how climatic extremes and geographical isolation affects Yellowknife journalists. 20 qualitative interviews will be conducted with journalist in the NWT. Conversations will concern: Do climatic and geographical conditions affect the selection and implementation of news topics?...


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