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A crossdisciplinary exploration of essentialism about kinds: philosophical perspectives in feminism and the philosophy of biologyDownload
“Essentialism about kinds” is the belief that there are necessary and sufficient conditions for membership in a kind. This thesis addresses the parallels in the discussions of essentialism across feminism and the philosophy of biology. Specifically, I address the similarities and differences...
Concerns have been expressed about assessment results that report girls outscoring boys on standardized achievement testing in reading and writing and boys outscoring girls in mathematics and science. This study explored how Western Canadian rural farm boys understand and practice multiple...
Access and Engagement in Treatment-Aided Addiction Recovery: Differences between Men and WomenDownload
Background. Addiction treatment research increasingly recognizes the importance of access factors (i.e., systematic barriers and facilitators) and engagement factors (i.e., perceptions of coercion, motivation, and social networks) as determinants of clients’ response to treatment programs. While...
This research broadly examines how people consider two opposing but compelling ideas and whether they synthesize the two concepts or reject one of them. Specifically, I focused my research on evangelical Protestant adolescents who participate in church youth groups and look at how they negotiate...
SSHRC Awarded PDG 2019: Our project will develop an international research partnership to examine the experiences of African migrant children. One objective is to examine the experiences of vulnerable African migrant children and how they navigate their everyday lives in Ghana and Canada. A...
Analysis of Project Competition Data by Applicant Gender, 12Feb2019
SSHRC IDG Awarded 2018: This mixed-method, qualitative critical policy analysis project builds on preliminary analysis of data from the Canadian Labour Force Survey, to explore in greater depth the phenomenon of under-employment of women in Canada, beginning with mothers of preschool children....
Are community midwives addressing the inequities in access to skilled birth attendance in Punjab, Pakistan? Gender, class and social exclusionDownload
Jhangri, G., O'Brien, B., Mumtaz, Z., Bhatti, A.
Background: Pakistan is one of the six countries estimated to contribute to over half of all maternal deaths worldwide. To address its high maternal mortality rate, in particular the inequities in access to maternal health care services, the government of Pakistan created a new cadre of...
This dissertation examines atheist identity and ideology in eighteenth-century France up to 1776 through an analysis of numerous atheist texts, including several little-known clandestine works and the more familiar books of Jean Meslier, Julien Offray de La Mettrie and the Baron d’Holbach. It...