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A Community-Driven Usability Evaluation: The Case of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region Digital LibraryDownload
This paper reports a usability evaluation study of the Digital Library North prototype that was conducted in May 2016. It proposes a culturally-aware and community-informed approach to the usability of digital libraries for Northern communities in Canada along with the emerging themes and the...
"Over the past four years, despite low resource allocations to the North, northern residents and community organizations have taken significant initiatives towards the development of health research. In this commentary, we present a model for the development of northern health research based on...
Access and Benefits Sharing of Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge in Northern Canada: Understanding the Legal Environment and Creating Effective Research AgreementsDownload
Background. Research in northern Canada focused on Aboriginal peoples has historically benefited academia with little consideration for the people being researched or their traditional knowledge (TK). Although this attitude is changing, the complexity of TK makes it difficult to develop...
An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on Freight Delivery Schedule Strategies on the Mackenzie RiverDownload
The Mackenzie River is a major freight transportation route serving many remote northern Canadian communities and mining sites. The river is only navigable during the summer and early fall months, when it is clear of ice. However, the water conditions of this river have changed significantly in...
Arthritis in the Canadian Aboriginal population: north-south differences in prevalence and correlatesDownload
"Background: Information on arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders among Aboriginal people is sparse. Survey data show that arthritis and rheumatism are among the most commonly reported chronic conditions and their prevalence is higher than among non-Aboriginal people. Objective: To...
Autecological studies of Luzula confusa: a plant's response to the high arctic environment on King Christian Island, N.W.T.Download
An examination as to what adaptations were advantageous in survival and growth of Luzula confusa at Cape Abunathy.
"Residents in the Canadian Arctic regularly travel in remote, backcountry areas. This can pose risks for injuries and death, and create challenges for emergency responders and health systems. We aimed to describe the extent and characteristics of media-reported backcountry travel emergencies in...
SSHRC IG awarded 2019: The research we propose builds upon work completed under SSHRC IG 435-2012-0140, Apachean Origins: New Explorations of the Canadian Heritage of A.D. 13th Century Dene at Promontory Point, Utah. That work focused on the astonishing array of perishable artifacts excavated in...
"Objectives: This is first of 2 papers on the Circumpolar Inuit Cancer Review, an international collaborative effort involving researchers and health officials from Alaska, Canada and Greenland. It covers the period 1989–2003, updating the last review (1969-1988) and together provides an overview...
"Objectives: This is the second of 2 papers reporting on the result of the Circumpolar Inuit Cancer Review, an international collaborative effort involving researchers and health officials from Alaska, Canada and Greenland. Methods: Inuit cancer cases by age-sex group and anatomic site were...