43 record(s) found with the tag "women" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Cultural and Environmental History of Northern Food Hazards
Principal Investigator: Piper, Liza
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: This research seeks to understand whether concerns about environmental contamination or potentially hazardous food products (included imported foods) influenced women’s decisions about how to feed newborn infants after 1970. More broadly, the research team seeks to understand what factors (social, cultural, economic, environmental) influenced choices about feeding infants in the Mackenzie Delta r...


Tlicho Women and Traditional Knowledge in the Environmental Assessment of the NICO Project proposed by Fortune Minerals Limited
Principal Investigator: Kuntz, Janelle
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective of this research is to explore the value of Tlicho women's traditional knowledge (TK) in the environmental assessment of the NICO project proposed by Fortune Minerals Limited. Primary research questions include: •What types of traditional knowledge were Tlicho women sharing in the context of the TK study interviews and public hearings? •How did the process of the TK study influenc...


Improving NWT Community Response to Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls
Principal Investigator: Cooke, Lani
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: The objectives of this two year project are to understand the needs of Northwest Territories (NWT) women who have experienced sexual assaults; to develop a protocol among NWT service providers to better respond to sexual violence against women; and, to develop an NWT pilot project that provides services, possibly located at two shelters, incorporating the knowledge of northern women, service provi...


A Single Step Begins the Journey: Supporting Women Who Are Homeless Through Transition
Principal Investigator: Hache, Arlene J
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The change goal of the Centre for Northern Families is to create an organizational culture that attracts qualified staff and builds their capacity to offer a quality, consistent service for shelter residents. This Organizational Leadership Project (OLP) and action inquiry process examines the question: How can the Centre for Northern Families effectively support women to transition from the emerge...


Diamonds are Forever: an anti-colonial, feminist approach to diamond mining in Yellowknife, NWT
Principal Investigator: Hall, Rebecca J
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objective of this research is to analyze the way women's labor in Yellowknife (both paid and unpaid labor, including care for children and family members) has changed as a result of diamond mining. Related, it will explore the way relations within families may or may not have shifted, and the ways the nature of violence against women in Yellowknife may or may not have shifted as a result of th...


Gettin’ F.O.X.Y: Exploring the Development of Self-efficacy among Young Women in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Lys, Candice L
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Fostering Open eXpression among Youth (F.O.X.Y.) intervention for empowering young NWT women and facilitating dialogue about sexual health issues in the North. The principal investigator intends to offer the 8-hour workshops to participants in junior high/high schools and youth centers across the NWT. The researcher will collec...


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, ...


A narrative of women's crafts, learning and cultural identity
Principal Investigator: Gauthier, Brenda
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1. to understand how the women who are participating in this research learned their crafts, 2. to explore how this knowledge is/was transferred to them, 3. to discuss how artisans of a traditional craft impact the community, and 4. to reconnect with the traditional crafts I grew up with and learn from their experiences as artisans. Focus Group. ...


Repairing the Holes in the Net: Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Northern Homeless Women
Principal Investigator: Poole, Nancy
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The aim of this research is to involve decision makers in the mental health, housing and social sectors in improving the systemic response to northern women with mental health concerns who have unstable housing/are homeless, informed by research with women and service providers. The objectives are: 1) to gather the perspectives of northern women regarding the trajectory of their unstable housing/h...


Lands, Lakes and Livelihoods: women’s subsistence fishing in Paulatuk, NT
Principal Investigator: Todd, Zoe SC
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2011
Summary: The researcher will study how people fish in Paulatuk today, how people talk about fishing and how fishing was practiced and characterised in the past. The researcher’s intent is to gain insight into contemporary relationships between people and the environment and inform anthropological discourse on women’s harvesting activity in arctic Canada. This project involves anthropological fieldwork,...


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