590 record(s) found in the location "Yellowknife" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Quantifying permafrost thaw
Principal Investigator: Gruber, Stephan
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The objectives of this research are: 1) to understand better how permafrost differs in temperature and chemical/physical characteristics from place to place; 2) to understand how these different types of permafrost respond to change (climate/disturbance); and, 3) to understand which future changes in permafrost are likely and which are less likely based on computer simulations. High-quality mea...


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...


Turning Points: A collaborative digital storytelling project in Yellowknife
Principal Investigator: Klein, Peter
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The research team hope to address and counter the history of researchers and journalists taking Indigenous stories and knowledge away from communities. Instead, the team hope to work in a good way to create, edit, and share stories that are meaningful to participants and their communities, and that counter harmful stereotypes. To do this, the team will develop and reflect on a strategy for collabo...


Legislating Space: Cartographic technologies, geological data, indigenous land governance and the Mineral Resources Act of the Northwest Territories, Canada.
Principal Investigator: Becker, Matilda L
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The goal of this project is to examine how the burgeoning use of digital technologies (Online Map Staking) and data (Geological data sharing) might have a cumulative impact on people’s land-based legal rights. This research is qualitative and will involve direct interaction with members of the scientific, indigenous, non-indigenous and government/non-governmental community based in Yellowknife...


PermASAR - Airborne SAR campaign on permafrost soils and boreal forests in the Canadian North-West
Principal Investigator: Hajnsek, Irena
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: For this project the research team will conduct the collection of microwave radar backscatter data of permafrost and boreal forest at wavelengths of 3cm (X-band), 6cm (C-band), 10cm (S-band) and 23cm (L-band). This process will capture two stable permafrost active layer states: thawed and frozen. The research team will derive information about permafrost (e.g. soil status, soil moisture) and about...


Creating a Representative Health and Social Services System in the NWT
Principal Investigator: Speers, Kimberly
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) was established August 1, 2016 and was an amalgamation of six previously separate regional Health and Social Services (HSS) authorities. The NTHSSA is responsible for the design and delivery of territorial HSS planning across the Northwest Territories. It is responsible for delivering HSS in all communities across the NWT with...


Perception of Risk from Environmental Contamination in Yellowknife, NT
Principal Investigator: Aitken, Alec E.
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The objectives of this research project are 1) to discover what knowledge residents have about local environmental contamination; 2) to discover what local residents believe about the risks to themselves and their families of living near areas of environmental contamination; and 3) assess the adequacy and effectiveness of information programs designed to provide information to the public concernin...


Yellowknives Dene Placenames and Tetsot'ine (Chipewyan) Dictionary
Principal Investigator: Jaker, Alessandro M
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The first objective is to produce a list of placenames, with their geographical coordinates and an English translation of the placenames, to leave with the Land & Environment Office, as well as a bilingual, interlinear transcript of any stories about places or placenames that the Principal Investigator (PI) collect from elders. The second objective is to produce a Tetso?´t'ine´ (Chipewyan) diction...


Informing a Health ICT Strategy for Alberta's Ministry of Health
Principal Investigator: Saunders, William C
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The specific research objectives are to address the following Research Questions: 1. How are other jurisdictions managing health information and communication technology (ICT)? 2. Has centralized ICT been done in other jurisdictions? If so, what are the successes, failures, and lessons learned? Have any of these centralization attempts been reversed to remain in their own domains? 3. Is evidenc...


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