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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...


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...


Pyrogeographies in context: Geographies of wildfire knowledge in Canada
Principal Investigator: Sutherland, Colin R
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: This project is about how wildfire experts come to understand and manage fire on diverse Canadian landscapes and within the context of a changing environmental policy regime. It aims to consider how a specific government agency, Parks Canada, and its staff come to manage and produce scientific knowledge on various fire-dependent ecosystems and use fire as a tool of environmental care. This project...


Digital Knowledge Translation tools for parents, on common pediatric conditions in emergency department visits
Principal Investigator: Scott, Shannon D
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The purpose of the study is to work with parents to develop, refine, and evaluate the usability of arts-based, digital knowledge translation videos, specifically three whiteboard animation videos and an interactive infographic, for parents of children who have otitis media, fever, or receiving needle pokes. A mixed method design will be used to determine the usability of knowledge translation (...


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...


Culturally Appropriate Search and Rescue (SAR) Prevention and Survival Training in the Sahtú Region, Northwest Territories: An On-the-Land Program
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The research question is "how can on-the-land programming strengthen Sahtú residents’ ability to avoid the need for search and rescue and their chances of survival if search and rescue is needed?" The main objectives of this project are to: 1) provide youth with the opportunity to experience life on-the-land in a safe and controlled environment; 2) share traditional knowledge from elders to y...


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