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Between fall 2009 and fall 2010 I conducted semi-structured in-depth interviews with 19 young-adult women and men of mixed race in Edmonton, Alberta. A prominent theme that emerged was being asked the question ‘what are you?’. I position the ‘moment’ of being questioned as a manifestation of...
Critical Ethnomusicology Pedagogy with Migrant Youth in Edmonton, Canada: Promoting Cultural Empowerment and Intercultural Learning through MusicDownload
Given the globally accelerating patterns of voluntary and forced migration, Canadian schools are currently serving the most culturally, religiously, and linguistically diverse student cohort in the country’s history. Many Canadian schools have responded by instituting culturally responsive...
Ethnic Identity Discourses of Recent Ukrainian Immigrants to Canada: Interactions between New Ukrainian-Canadians and the Established Ukrainian-Canadian DiasporaDownload
Ukrainian-Canadians are a relatively well-established group in this country. This thesis focuses on an as yet unstudied segment of this community, namely the new, post-Soviet Ukrainian immigrants. As an interdisciplinary project, the thesis researches the ethnic identity discourses of recent...
Mobile Phones and Health Communication for Young Adults: An Exploratory Case Study about Incorporating Text messaging in Pregnancy Care Support in EdmontonDownload
Research shows that reproductive health initiatives for youth, using SMS (texting), are successful worldwide. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore and describe how introducing SMS in an agency supporting people facing unplanned pregnancies in Edmonton could enhance...