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- 11Gow, Gordon A. (Supervisor)
Exploring the Outcomes of Digital Inclusion for Vulnerable Populations in Canada during the COVID-19 PandemicDownload
The Internet is an essential service for participation in society. Yet, digital divide challenges, specifically access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), limit digital inclusion among vulnerable Canadians. While previous research focuses on identifying, understanding, and...
Convocation ceremonies mark the day graduates celebrate the successful completion of their academic studies and become alumni of their post-secondary institutions. These highly traditional and ritualized events mark the culmination of academic achievement. The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic abruptly...
A Failure to Communicate: Government of Alberta’s Bill 6 and the rural Albertan response in late 2015Download
This capstone examines the rural Albertan reaction to the Government of Alberta’s legislation of new farm and ranch safety requirements and includes a content analysis of comments from people who signed the largest petition against Bill 6. Through a case study with the use of deductive...
Managing Information Distribution in a Crisis: Characterizing Decision Making in Mobile Alerting as Part of Canada’s Emergency Alert SystemDownload
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to answer questions regarding the factors and considerations that influence emergency managers’ decision-making in a crisis, and the procedural roadblocks that may deter effective alerting in Canada. Design: Data to inform the conclusions is gathered via a...
How to Read Instagram Travel Influencer Photographs: A Semiotic Analysis of Space and Exclusivity in the Content of Instagram Travel InfluencersDownload
The social media platform Instagram has had a considerable impact on the global tourism industry. Instagram users are increasingly selecting where they will vacation based on photos shared by travel influencers; however, these photos may not present accurate depictions of the destinations...
Knowledge mobilization (KMb) is the communication process by which researchers engage with stakeholders to produce, co-produce, and share knowledge. The question of how researchers can better mobilize knowledge at each stage of the research process has become a matter of acute public and academic...
Social Media Policies in Russian Organizations: An Exploratory Study of Social Media Policy Implementation in Different Types of Organizations in RussiaDownload
Social media offers many advantages to people and organizations worldwide, but there is also a dark side to this phenomenon. For instance, an organization’s reputation can be seriously damaged by employees’ actions and online posts. However, many organizations still do not implement social media...