205 record(s) found in the location "Norman Wells" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Northern Water Futures Baseline Environmental Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Baltzer, Jennifer L
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The overall objective is to understand existing and potential impacts of climate change and resource development in the Sahtú region on four key aspects: 1) the landscape, 2) vegetation, 3) water resources, and 4) aquatic ecosystems. Specifically, the research team seek to understand: a) terrain instability due to permafrost thaw, especially around communities and culturally-important areas; b) ve...


Improving the transfer of agricultural knowledge and technology in northern Canada through a technology innovation systems (TIS) approach
Principal Investigator: Seguin, Rose
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objectives of this research is to develop a holistic framework that identifies the challenges to northern agricultural development from an environmental, technical and sociopolitical standpoint. This study will target the following research questions: 1.Which agricultural production systems are most commonly used in northern Canada? 2.What are the primary factors affecting the diffusion rate...


Where on Earth is fire-derived carbon stored?
Principal Investigator: Abiven, Samuel
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objective is to measure the age and stock of organic carbon derived from wildfires (fire-derived carbon) in the Mackenzie River region, and examine long- and short-term processes controlling the size and distribution of fire-derived carbon stocks in soils. The research team will measure fire-derived carbon stocks in soils and determine its age (radiocarbon dating) at four different location...


Permafrost monitoring and collection of baseline terrain information in the Mackenzie Valley Corridor, NWT
Principal Investigator: Smith, Sharon S
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objectives of this project are: 1) to provide baseline knowledge of permafrost and terrain conditions (specifically ground temperature and active layer thickness) and improve characterization of terrain sensitivity in the Mackenzie Valley; 2) to monitor ground temperature and active layer to detect changes in permafrost conditions resulting from surface disturbance or climate change and to ...


Visual and Performance Art for HIV Prevention with Indigenous Youth in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Logie, Carmen
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The objectives of this research are to: 1. explore experiences and conceptualizations of social and structural contexts of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) vulnerability (e.g. stigma), and protective factors (e.g. empowerment), among Northern Indigenous youth; 2. build capacity and leadership in HIV prevention and research among Northern Indigenous youth; 3. evaluate the effect of arts-based ...


Interviewing Community Health Workers/Representatives and Key Stakeholders in Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Cueva, Katie
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: This project aims to learn about the scope of work, strengths, and areas for improvement of the Community Health Worker (CHW) and Community Health Representative (CHR) programs in the Northwest Territories, Canada. All CHWs and CHRs employed in March-April, 2019 will be invited to participate in interviews, as well as all CHR and CHW managers. Where possible, interviews will be conducted in pe...


The Middle Years Development Instrument
Principal Investigator: Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) is a self-report questionnaire that gives students a voice by answering questions about their feelings and experiences both inside and outside of school. The MDI uses a holistic, strengths-based approach to measure five dimensions of child development strongly linked to social and emotional well-being, health, academic achievement and overall success t...


Wind Monitoring in Norman Wells, NT
Principal Investigator: Dares, Matthew J
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The objective of this wind monitoring proposal is to develop further insight into the wind energy potential for the economic feasibility of building a wind farm in Norman Wells, a remote community that is dependent on gas-electric generation. A 60 m meteorological tower will be installed in September 2018. This tower is equipped with both heated and unheated anemometers and wind vanes at 40 m, ...


Measuring the Developmental Health of Children in NWT
Principal Investigator: Janus, Magdalena
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: Annually collected Early Development Instrument (EDI) data provides information to guide decision-making, monitor trends and measure the impacts of changes to programs and services provided for children in the early years. The five domains of early childhood development measured by the EDI are predictive of school outcomes, including academic achievement, and so the data is also used by schools an...


Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations
Principal Investigator: Jaffe, Peter
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017
Summary: The purpose of the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is to enhance and inform domestic violence risk assessment, risk management and safety planning strategies in order to decrease the risk of lethality for particular vulnerable populations (i.e., Indigenous people; rural, northern and remote communities; immigrants and refugees; and children ex...


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