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Since European settlement of the Canadian Prairies there has been substantial loss of wetlands. This loss occurs in large part due to drainage by private agricultural operators seeking to boost the productivity of their land. Policy makers now seek not only to conserve wetlands and prevent...
A School-Based Randomized Controlled Trial to Improve Physical Activity among Iranian High School GirlsDownload
Background: Physical activity (PA) rates decline precipitously during the high school years and are consistently lower among adolescent girls than adolescent boys. Due to cultural barriers, this problem might be exacerbated in female Iranian adolescents. However, little intervention research has...
Content Validity of a Questionnaire Specifically Designed to Clinically Identify Pediatric Environmental ExposuresDownload
Various clinical questionnaires exist to assist clinicians with the diagnosis, prognosis, long-term follow up of a disease, or even to assess quality of life. However, any questionnaire must be evaluated for its validity and reliability before application. Invalid or unreliable questionnaires can...
Development and Applications of an Emissions Micro-Simulation Tool for Transportation Infrastructure DesignDownload
Transportation emissions constitute a significant portion of overall emissions inventories, and contribute to air quality health concerns. Reductions in transportation emissions can be achieved through efficient design of infrastructure, effective policy and regulation, and informed planning...
The development of rapid detection techniques to be applied at the point of use, has been gaining significant attention in the recent years. Rapid techniques are important and preferable methods in healthcare and environment sector due to the advantages they offer such as low-cost and reduced...
Field experiments were conducted in Indian Head, Saskatchewan in order to study the effects of a natural shelterbelt (width-to-height ratio W/H = 0.5) on dust dispersion from a gravel road. Transects of dust concentration sensors running normal to the road were placed both in the lee of the...
Environmental factors affecting an experimental low-density mass grave near Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaDownload
The investigation of mass graves involves aspects of high political, judicial, and emotional impact. Understanding how bodies held within mass graves change between the time they are deposited and the time they are discovered (the realm of forensic taphonomy) is vital for competent collection of...
SSHRC awarded 2012: This project aims to gather new scientific insights, foster civic deliberation, facilitate learning, and explore energy choices in Canada. Our approach is innovative, comparative, interdisciplinary, and organized around three broad objectives, to: (1) use elicitation and...