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B. Ed., A Journey
Principal Investigator: Rosolen, Sarah
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: This project is being carried out to answer the following questions: 1. What does/should decolonial learning look like in NWT classrooms? 2. How can the Aurora College B.Ed. program prepare its students to practice decolonial teaching? 3. What challenges exist in implementing decolonial learning in the NWT and how can these be overcome? Between September 2016 and June 2020, the Principal ...


When do Caribou return?: Impacts of Wildfires on Todzi (Boreal Caribou)
Principal Investigator: Pellissey, Jody
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The long-term objective of this project is to document todzi sites associated with habitat that remain undisturbed and others where habitat has been burned by wildfires. The research team will focus on the research/monitoring questions of ‘when do todzi return to and stay in an area that has been burnt. This year the team is scoping places where todzi have been watched and hunted overtime. The...


Decolonizing Learning in Communities across Canada: Stories of Hope
Principal Investigator: Porter, Dave M
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The purpose of this project is to highlight the positive impacts of different approaches to decolonial education, which will hopefully ultimately arm teachers, schools and communities with the knowledge they need to move forward with the broad-sweeping changes that are required. Research questions include: What does decolonized education look like Indigenous communities/learners? What support...


Community-based food systems research in Yellowknife, NT
Principal Investigator: Spring, Andrew
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research is to support the implementation of the Yellowknife Food Charter and related local food activities in Yellowknife. This will be done through: 1) working with and supporting local groups (Ecology North and the Yellowknife Farmers Market) to identify community-based strategies to promote and implement local food production and develop a sustainable food system; 2) s...


Mapping, Language and Stories in Deline
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: As the community makes the transition to self-government, there has been an increased interest in language documentation through stories, song, and concepts of place in order to better understand what Dene government means. Governance thus forms one focal point of this research. The research team are particularly interested in the areas of variation, change and continuity in language, stories, son...


A Longitudinal Approach to Community Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The research aims to examine the processes and dynamism of climate change vulnerability in the Arctic through a longitudinal study in Ulukhaktok, NWT using fieldwork data from both 2005 and 2016. Specific objectives of this research are: 1) to document current exposure-sensitivities affecting Inuit subsistence hunting and adaptive strategies employed to manage them; 2) to compare current exposure-...


Geometries of an Arctic Highway: Transforming the Last Frontier into a Global Resource Frontier
Principal Investigator: Bennett, Mia
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: In light of rapid environmental alterations due to climate change and the Canadian North’s history of boom-and-bust cycles, this research has two objectives. The first is to understand the perspectives of residents in Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk and government representatives in Yellowknife on the replacement of the seasonal ice road with a permanent all-weather road. The second is to discern who will ...


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...


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