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Climate Justice: Protecting the Rights to Life and Health of Marginalized Rural Communities in Canada and NigeriaDownload
This study examines the negative impacts of climate change on the rights to life and health of marginalized communities by using as cases studies, rural Niger-Delta and Indigenous communities in oil producing areas of Nigeria and Canada. The case studies reveal that marginalization and inequality...
(Re)Imagining inclusion in ways that foster belonging in the lives of disabled children and youthDownload
For the greater part of the twentieth century, thanks in part to disability rights movements around the world, disabled children and youth have increasingly been afforded access to community spaces, such as schools and classrooms; and activities, such as inclusive recreation programs, alongside...
A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner's initiative to support parents of children undergoing neurosurgical care: The Neurosurgery Kids Fund Website EvaluationDownload
Parent with children undergoing neurosurgery need access to specialized information as well as support resources. The public is becoming more active in managing their own health care and they often turn to the Internet as a starting point in their quest for health information resources. The...
I explored how play and playfulness changed across the lifespans of an international sample of adults aged 18 to 70. My research study was informed by phenomenological methodology and used interviews as a means of data collection. Participants were recruited from a number of platforms, including...
A retrospective study was performed using the case files of women shelter users to profile and describe the factors that are associated with homelessness in the women population in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Case files (660) were extracted by selecting every fifth file in each group (one group...
This article examines the illness and recovery experiences and perceptions of physically active middle aged and older adults participating in hiking groups. These perceptions are examined within the local milieu of their group and the larger social context of biomedical norms of healthy older...
The population of older adults in Ghana is growing rapidly, and is projected to increase two-fold over the period 2015 to 2050. Despite the unprecedented growth, not much is known about the living conditions and wellbeing of older Ghanaians, in part due to a paucity of research in this area. This...
The Alberta Oil Sands Community Exposure and Health Effects Assessment Program was developed to ensure that a long-term, systematic approach to data gathering was implemented that would improve our knowledge about the link between the environment and human health. The purpose of the pilot study...
An experimental investigation of the impact of fat taxes: Price effects, food stigma, and information effects on economic instruments to improve dietary healthDownload
This thesis investigates how a tax and warning label on less healthy snack food products may affect consumer behaviour when the imposition of the tax is a source of consumer information. A survey that included choice experiments was implemented in supermarkets. Participants were asked to choose...
The iron status and diet of Inuit infants living in northern Quebec who were part of a prospective cohort study was described. The prevalence of anemia (hemoglobin values >2SD below the reference mean) was 21.1% (23/109), 47.4% (55/116) and 37.7% (46/122) at 2, 6 and 12 months, respectively. The...