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Canada’s boreal forest is the breeding ground for some 288 species of resident and migratory birds. Approximately 65% of the species that are currently of highest conservation priority in the boreal region are associated with wetlands and riparian areas. Although estimates vary with scale and...
Objective: Little is known about the determinants of addictive disorders within the rapidly growing urban Aboriginal population in Canada. The objectives of this dissertation were to examine whether racial discrimination, Aboriginal enculturation, and Canadian acculturation were associated with...
This study investigated factors associated with resilience in individuals with aphasia. Resilience is a phenomenon demonstrated when a healthy system of adaptation is present across several levels including individual or personal, family, community or society, in response to exposure to adversity...
The Social and Cultural Conditions for Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Students in a Rural Community: A Case Study of Educators’ PerspectivesDownload
In order to combat sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth suicide ideation and completion, the cultures of schools must change to become accepting and inclusive of this vulnerable group. SGM youth in rural spaces are at greater risk than their urban counterparts. For changes to occur, a deep...
Due to the potentially devastating implications of sexual assault, investigating how women heal in the aftermath of this event is imperative. One method of healing which has received minimal research attention has been spending time in nature. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to answer...
This study examined the protective and vulnerability factors operating in the lives of individuals with dementia and their care partners. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with two participants with dementia and five care partner participants. Screening measures were also completed with...
Ghana is home to approximately 1,400 Liberian refugees who survived one of Africa’s most brutal civil wars (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [UNHCR], 2015). Among these refugees are former child soldiers, who were coerced at a very early age into fighting for different factions in...
Retail areas within cities have traditionally not only satisfied the demands for various goods and services, but also promoted community sustainability and healthy lifestyles. Since the end of World War II (WWII), retail innovations have occurred rapidly and unexpectedly. In retail development,...
This research examines the regional economic resilience of resource-based communities (RBCs) in a Canadian context. The Town of Devon in the province of Alberta, Canada is a case study for this project. The objectives of this study are 1) To develop a conceptual analytic framework to evaluate...
This dissertation uses a governmentality lens to map shifts in the categorization, problematization, and governance of mental abnormality in Canada, from pre-Confederation times until the present. Focusing in particular on several recent consultations and reports issued by the federal government...