6 record(s) found with the tag "environmental health" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Cantung Mine Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment
Principal Investigator: Perzoff, Tania
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: Tetra Tech modeled the effects of food chain accumulation of metals and exposure to metals on human health and ecological receptors. Tissue sampling of small rodents (and possibly hares) will be completed to identify trophic transfer of potential soil contaminants in order to verify the model. Snap traps and pitfall traps will be set out by Tetra Tech Staff and two First Nations subcontractors....

Sahtu Youth Network for a Regional Action Plan on the Health Impacts of Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licensed Year(s): 2015
Summary: The short-term objectives for the project are to: 1. Review and build on learnings from previous climate change and health adaptation projects in Tulít’a, Fort Good Hope and Déline, both in terms of the content and the methods used. 2. Strengthen action capacity, leadership and skills through creation of a Sahtu Youth Network for research and action planning on climate change and health. 3. Com...

Re/mediating Indigenous Environmental Justice: Resource Extraction, Divergent Risk Perception, and Economic Equality in the North
Principal Investigator: Fletcher, Alana
Licensed Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: The project the principal researcher will be undertaking in Deline, NWT, is part of a dissertation, which examines how the Deline Dene's assessments of the risks of uranium mining on Great Bear Lake proliferated from the geographical and political margins to the center, prompting public and official responses. As the source of these environmental risk assessments is the oral histories of the Delin...

Quantifying the effects of mining activities on the health of streams in the South Nahanni Watershed (NWT)
Principal Investigator: Scrimgeour, Garry J
Licensed Year(s): 2009 2008 2007
Summary: The researchers propose to address critical information gaps by embarking on a research project in the South Nahanni River Watershed. The objectives of the research are: 1) To quantify natural variability of benthic macroinvertebrate communities at reference sites un-impacted by human activity; 2) To determine whether mining activities degrade the health of streams in the South Nahanni Watershed...

Social-Ecological Indicators for Community Based Monitoring and Resource Management
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licensed Year(s): 2004 2003
Summary: This project involves working with the Gwich'in Renewable Resources Board, the Tetlit Gwich'in Renewable Resources Committee and elders/harvesters from Fort McPherson to document traditional indicators and methods for community-based monitoring. The main...

The Use of Sediment Data as an Indicator of Aquatic Ecosystem Health in the Coppermine River Basin, NWT
Principal Investigator: Peramaki, Liisa
Licensed Year(s): 2000
Summary: This study will investigate the quality of aquatic sediment and evaluate its potential as an indicator of ecosystem health in the Coppermine River basin. Sediment cores will be collected by boat or float plane at Lac de Gras and Point Lake. The following field measurements will be recorded: water temperature and pH, and sediment colour, texture and pH. In addition, personal interviews will be c...