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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...
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...
Investigating Cultures of Food Security: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Gender in Rural Kongwa, TanzaniaDownload
This thesis examines two cultural components of food security in rural Tanzania, specifically gendered mobilities and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in the District of Kongwa. Drawing on critical and focused ethnographic principles, intra-household data was collected from 27 households in...
SSHRC Awarded Invited PG (stage 2) 2014: We propose to engage Canadians in a discussion of race, place, and the law. Canada continues to bear the legacy of a past in which racism held sway. The importance of race in shaping the very spaces we inhabit is epitomized by the events of World War...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2017: There is a paucity of research on the factors that shape the pathways from being a Temporary Foreign Worker [TFW] to other status in Canada and how TFWs' agency can be further leveraged to address their precarious migration status in Canada. Drawing on data from Alberta,...