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Risk-aversion is prevalent in North America, and the literature (Brussoni et al., 2012) has suggested that Adventure Playgrounds may be an appropriate intervention to re-introduce risky play into children’s lives. However, even within spaces that allow for more risk-taking during play, children’s...
A longitudinal and cross-sectional examination of the relationship between reasons for choosing a neighbourhood, physical activity and body mass indexDownload
Abstract: Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between body mass index and neighborhood walkability, socioeconomic status (SES), reasons for choosing neighborhoods, physical activity, fruit and vegetable intake, and demographic variables. Methods: Two studies,...
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...
An Annotated Bibliography of Crop Rotation and Tillage Literature With Special Emphasis on the Canadian PrairiesDownload
This annotated bibliography was compiled during research project 94-092 funded by Farming for the Future. Some of these references were cited in the research and others simply provided background information. The references shown here are not meant to be a comprehensive listing of literature...
Machine learning is a branch of artifi cial intelligence that employs a variety of statistical, probabilistic and optimization techniques that allows computers to “learn” from past examples and to detect hard-to-discern patterns from large, noisy or complex data sets. This capability is...
The Eliminator is a new guided boring machine developed to address the market need for Pilot Tube Microtunneling (PTMT) installations in non-displaceable soils. This study is part of a multi-phase research project sponsored by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada...
Public concern regarding food safety has emerged as a major policy issue. Chemicals and biotechnological processes are perceived as risks of food safety despite their contribution to an efficient, low cost agriculture and food industry. Increases in uses of biotechnological processes for foods...
Daily steps are low year-round and dip lower in fall/winter: Findings from a longitudinal diabetes cohortDownload
Background Higher walking levels lead to lower mortality in type 2 diabetes, but inclement weather may reduce walking. In this patient population, we conducted a longitudinal cohort study to objectively quantify seasonal variations both in walking and in two vascular risk factors associated with...
Generalizing the Effect of Extreme Outcomes in Risky Decision Making: A Cross Species Comparison of Pigeons and HumansDownload
Research has shown that when decisions between risky and fixed options are based on repeated exposure to the governing contingencies, preference is often influenced by an overweighting of the most extreme outcomes appearing in the decision context. Known formally as the extreme-outcome rule, this...
Following the economic theory of averting behaviour, this thesis examines preferences for drinking water in Canada. Probabilistic mortality risk perceptions and other perceived water quality measures are included in econometric models of choice, and assessed for their impact, and value. The...