31 record(s) found with the tag "public awareness" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Marijuana legalization policy: impact on prevalence and risk behaviours in Canada.
Principal Investigator: Hobin, Erin P
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The primary purpose of the proposed study is to evaluate patterns of cannabis use. Canada has committed to legalizing recreational cannabis use in summer 2018. It is critically important to have sufficient evidence to inform the development of specific regulations, including product labelling, warnings, and marketing restrictions. Consumer perceptions research can help to inform key decisions in t...

Examining alcohol warning labels as a tool to increase public awareness of alcohol-related health risks and reduce alcohol intake at the population level.
Principal Investigator: Hobin, Erin P
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The objective of this project is to test, in the real-world, if labelling alcohol containers with a health message, national drinking guidelines, and standard drink information supports more informed and safer alcohol use. Alcohol Warning Label Intervention – Consistent with evidence for effective warning labels, a full colour alcohol warning label communicating: 1) a health message linking al...

Assessment of a Pilot Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Campaign
Principal Investigator: Demers, Alain
Licensed Year(s): 2015
Summary: The objective of the study is to assess the impact of an awareness campaign on knowledge and practices related to antibiotic use and resistance through online surveying of the general public and physicians. The intent of the research is to assess awareness, knowledge and behaviours of target audiences for a pilot antibiotic resistance awareness campaign, in order to better equip the Government...

Mackenzie Basin Infographic: Fracking and Community-based Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Kaiser, Colleen
Licensed Year(s): 2014
Summary: This program seeks to develop innovative approaches to communications with the ultimate goal of strengthening citizen engagement in and co-management of the Basin’s freshwater resources. This infographic is to be developed as a public education piece to 1) raise the profile of the Mackenzie River Basin throughout Canada and internationally, and to 2) create public awareness of the importance of so...

Catlin Arctic Survey
Principal Investigator: Hadow, Pen
Licensed Year(s): 2009
Summary: This licence is issued for the scientific research application No.995 The objectives of this multifaceted project are: 1) to retrieve an accurate set of snow and ice thickness data over a 1200km transect; 2) to engage the public through daily updates from the ice, to highlight via the news media around the world the importance of the Arctic in our environment; 3) to take the findings from the e...

Dietary Choices in Aklavik: Youth and Elders Promoting Change
Principal Investigator: Archie, Billy
Licensed Year(s): 2006
Summary: Statistics indicate a burden of chronic diseases in the community of Aklavik, with 17.6% of individuals receiving care for one or more chronic conditions. Driven by elders and youth of the community, measurement of risk factors and associated diseases is planned so that programs to promote wellness can be implemented and evaluated. A mechanism for youth to collect and manage data around risk fac...

Swimming Against the Mainstream: The NWT Aquatics Program 1967 - 2006 in Fort Simpson, NWT
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licensed Year(s): 2006
Summary: Since its inception in 1967, the NWT Aquatics Program has brought aquatic leaders from southern Canada to Canada’s north to teach northern residents the importance of southern-based understandings of physical activity and water safety. In an effort to decrease high drowning rates, seasonal shallow water swimming pools were built inside NWT curling rinks and skating arenas, and waterfront areas wer...

Community-Based Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Workshops
Principal Investigator: Ritchie, Douglas G.
Licensed Year(s): 2006
Summary: This project consists of conducting a series of workshops with community governments and residents in the Northwest Territories on the topic of climate change. The two-day workshop in Deline, the last workshop in this series, is aimed at identifying existing and potential regional impacts, determining possible adaptive strategies to deal with climate change impacts, discovering areas for further ...

Traditional Knowledge Study of Arctic Red and Mackenzie River Fisheries
Principal Investigator: Millar, Nathan P
Licensed Year(s): 2006
Summary: Gwich’in people living in Tsiigehtchic have fished for broad whitefish, lake whitefish, inconnu, and ciscoes along the Arctic Red and Mackenzie Rivers for generations. Today, fishing is still an important livelihood, and fish comprise a major food source. The proper management of these resources is, therefore, a priority in the community of Tsiighetchic. A five-year study completed by the Gwich’in...

The construction of community-based natural resource management: Social perception and cognition in the development of new resource management institutions in Deline, Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Krogman, Naomi T
Licensed Year(s): 2006 2005
Summary: The objective of this study is to examine how people perceive natural resource management practices in the Canadian North. Two community-based natural resource management case studies will be used: Great Bear Lake Watershed Management Planning process, and the formal protection process of Sahoy·Ú-?edacho cultural landscapes. Using these case studies, the specific objectives are to: examine the way...