13 record(s) found with the tag "food" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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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...


Contaminant Biomonitoring in the Dehcho Region: Investigating the Links Between Contaminant Exposure, Nutritional Status, and Country Food Use
Principal Investigator: Laird, Brian D
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The overall objective of this research is to promote country foods in the Dehcho Region in a way that balances contaminant risks and nutrient benefits in order to maximize nutrient status while minimizing mercury exposure. The research team will work towards this objective through the implementation of research that will consist of the biomonitoring study to evaluate country food usage patterns, c...


Cultural and Environmental History of Northern Food Hazards
Principal Investigator: Piper, Liza
Licensed 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...


A qualitative examination of barriers and opportunities faced by a Northern community in obtaining culturally specific food sovereignty.
Principal Investigator: O'Hare, Meagan Ann
Licensed Year(s): 2014
Summary: This project seeks to understand the challenges that a small, Northern community in the NWT faces with food sovereignty and programs implemented to address the issues. It also seeks to understand the challenges and opportunities that program facilitators and leaders have faced in regards to implementing a cultural programs and how they have dealt with these challenges. This proposed research emplo...


Updating data on mercury levels in food fish species in lakes used by Dehcho communities
Principal Investigator: Low, George
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1) to determine through “Traditional Knowledge” which lakes are important as food sources in four Dehcho communities and which fish species are used for human food from these lakes; 2) to train community monitors to collect fish and other samples according to Environment Canada and DFO protocol; 3) to involve local school children in our studies by a...


Community Agriculture in the Canadian Arctic- How to help northerners grow food using greenhouses
Principal Investigator: Holzman, Sara
Licensed Year(s): 2010
Summary: This research has the goal of examining whether or not it is feasible to apply the concept of community agriculture in the Canadian Arctic as a means of promoting environmental thinking, good nutrition, public health and community welfare. The objectives of this research are the following: to understand and describe the disconnect that Arctic communities have regarding their food sources, to under...


Healthy Foods North Intervention Project Review
Principal Investigator: Glacken, Jody
Licensed Year(s): 2009
Summary: This is a small, additional funded component of the Healthy Foods North evaluation which intends to add to the knowledge base in regards to working with partners in the retail food sector. This information will benefit Healthy Foods North and potentially influence further program funding and expansion in the Beaufort Delta region. Objectives of this portion of the study are: 1. To conduct int...


Healthy Foods North Intervention Project
Principal Investigator: De Roose, Elsie C.
Licensed Year(s): 2010 2009 2008 2007
Summary: This licence is issued for the scientific research application No. 963. The overall goal of the program is to improve healthy food consumption, and promote healthy activity, through improved food availability, nutrition education and by increasing physical activity for good health. These activities will reduce the risk factors associated with chronic disease. This program works closely with a ...


Variance in food use in Dene/Metis Communities
Principal Investigator: Kuhnlein, Harriet V
Licensed Year(s): 1994
Summary: The researchers will collect information about levels of food comsumption in Aklavik, Arctic Red River, Deline, Ft. Good Hope, Colville Lake, Ft. Simpson, Ft. Rae, Lutsel K'e, Ft. Resolution, Ft. Smith, Ft. McPherson, Edzo, Wrigley, Jean-Marie River, Ft. Providence, Hay River, and Ft. Smith. 3 types of surveys will be delivered by trained community members: (1) a 24-hour diet recall; (2) a socio-c...


Dietary study of the Yellowknives Dene Band: Yellowknife Back Bay Project
Principal Investigator: Christensen, Jill
Licensed Year(s): 1995 1994 1993
Summary: The researchers will be collecting information on the consumption patterns in traditional and store-bought foods as well as lifestyle patterns (e.g., fishing and hunting activities, health beliefs, traditional food use) of residents of Ndilo and Dettah. This information will be combined with results of the Back Bay Fish Study (which looks at contaminant levels in fish tissue) in order that human ...


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