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Integrating Mine Legacies into Decision Making for Sustainability in the Northwest Territories: An assessment of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act
Principal Investigator: Gingras, Nathalie
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The key question to be addresses is: how to improve the assessment, regulatory and associated decision-making processes in Canada to avoid negative mine legacies and build lasting net gains. The objective of this research is to identify ways to increase the likelihood of positive mine legacies, with a focus on sustainability-based environmental assessments. This research involves semi-structure...


Assessing regulators' information needs to make decisions regarding cumulative effects under the MVRMA
Principal Investigator: Noble, Bram F
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: This project will determine what information regulators require about cumulative effects or conditions in order to make informed decisions regarding development impacts to water quality in the NWT, and whether and how that information is, or can be, provided through NWT Cumulative Impacts Monitoring Program (CIMP) or other agencies responsible for monitoring. The objectives are as follows: 1) T...


Social accountability of the Canadian medical education system to Indigenous students from the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: D'Hont, Thomsen
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective of this research is to identify the barriers and challenges of recruiting and retaining Indigenous Northwest Territories (NWT) students to northern medicine. A qualitative study of semi-structured phone interviews (of 30 minutes to 1 hour in length, recorded using the Tape A Call recording application on an iPhone) is being conducted with prospective and current medical students f...


A conceptual model for best practice in environmental knowledge translation in indigenous communities
Principal Investigator: Ford, James D
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this project are to: 1) perform a literature review of articles relating to best practice for knowledge translation (KT) in the fields of environmental research and indigenous community research; 2) extract theoretically identified best practice from both and merge into a framework of best practice for KT of environmental research in indigenous communities; and, 3) conduct interv...


Pilot Project to assess climate change vulnerability of Tuktut Nogait National Park through Aboriginal Knowledge
Principal Investigator: March, Maya
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The immediate goal and objective of the project is to collect Aboriginal knowledge for a climate change vulnerability assessment project for Tuktut Nogait National Park. Travellers, outfitters and hunters have been making observations in Tuktut Nogait National Park as part of their regular travel and activities in the park. Their recent observations will be discussed with members of the Aborigi...


Dehcho K’ehodi Needs and Assets Inventory
Principal Investigator: Latta, Alex
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of the research have evolved through a collaborative process of research design, working directly with the Resource Management Coordinator for Dehcho First Nations (DFN). The specific objectives of the Dehcho K’ehodi inventory are to collect data on the following: 1) The most important features of the territory for each community, based on identified areas of traditional land-u...


Homegrown Harvest: Local Food Production in Fort Smith, NT
Principal Investigator: Dutton, Jessica N
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: In phase one, Aurora Research Institute (ARI) proposes to develop a methodology to map the local food market to capture the economic activity presently occurring in this sector, followed by a robust economic forecast that uses economic modelling to highlight the opportunities for growth in local food production. In the second phase, two feasibility studies will provide the opportunity for ARI to p...


Subjectivity in Cultural Heritage Tourism: A Cultural Planning Approach to Economic Development in Yellowknife, NT
Principal Investigator: Rudkevitch, Ashley
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: This research will allow for greater understanding of the impacts tourism currently has on Yellowknife, NT, whether they be positive or negative. By examining the subjective impressions and opinions of both locals and tourists, the researcher will be able to analyze how both groups interact with cultural heritage sites within Yellowknife. The ability to create a viable solution to protecting c...


Use of the narrative to understand and support emerging leaders' journeys
Principal Investigator: LeRoy-Gauthier, Hilary
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The main objective of this research is to share emerging leaders' stories of leadership in the North in a way that adds to our understanding, relationships, partnerships, and leadership development activities in the North. The researcher also endeavors to bring some benefit to the participants (and perhaps even to future emerging leaders), by providing an opportunity not only to be heard and seen ...


Deh Gah School: On the Land Education
Principal Investigator: Edge, Lois E.
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective of this research project is to work with Deh Gah Elementary & Secondary School at Fort Providence, Northwest Territories to evaluate the Deh Gah School: On the Land Education initiative. A K-12 public school with a predominantly First Nations population, Deh Gah School is the only school in the NWT to operate on a year-round basis and offer extensive experiential land-based programs,...


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