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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...
Cognitive Resilience to Frailty and Mobility Adversities in Aging: Data-Driven Approach to Classification and Prediction by Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s DiseaseDownload
Objective: The overall aim of the current dissertation was to examine how and why some older adults maintain their cognitive performance for long periods of time, despite the presence of physical adversity factors known to be associated with the deterioration of cognitive function. We examined...
BACKGROUND: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative disorder characterized by resting tremors, instability, slowness of movement and rigidity, generally accompanied by non-motor symptoms such as mood disturbance, fatigue, constipation, incontinence and sleep disorders. Any...
SSHRC Awarded PEG 2018: This project is a partnership between researchers at the University of Alberta and the City of Edmonton's Community Inclusion and Investment Branches of Citizen Services, to investigate community translation practices. Our object of study is the Newcomer's Guide to...
Many rural Alberta communities face critical issues of sustainability including rural-urban migration by youth and young adults. Drawing on research in Alberta, this thesis identifies the factors influencing rural-urban migration and discusses ways of empowering communities. A survey of youth...
Everyday Physical Activity and Mobility Affect Executive Function Performance and Change in Older Adults: Evaluating Independent and Moderating Effects of Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s DiseaseDownload
Objective: Among older adults, everyday physical activity (EPA) and mobility (MOB) are important contributors to age-related variability and change in executive functioning (EF). However, the role of these health and lifestyle influences may be moderated by genetic factors, especially those known...
The purpose of this pre-feasibility study was two-fold: first, to examine perceptions and experiences of mobility challenges in the urban Brazilian community-dwelling older persons; second, to examine study participants’ perceptions about a sit-to-stand activity. The method of exploration was...
The City of Edmonton recently developed an anti-panhandling bylaw and a diverted giving campaign. Previous literature on the policing of homelessness has focused on the development and discourses of these measures. Using 22 interviews with homeless adults, I examine how homeless persons...
SSHRC PG awarded 2021: Despite Sub-Saharan Africans' (SSAIs) significant size and growth over the past half century, they are poorly understood and underserved by mainstream immigrant settlement and integration services, Canadian institutions, and academia, at large. The Partnership for Research...