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The relationship between ancient craft practices, “women’s work”, and technology is the primary focus of my artwork. Using the grid as a visual and conceptual link, I investigate the roots of modern technology in hand weaving practices. The structure of the grid can be traced back to the crossing...
An Apparatus of (In)Difference: Governing Indigenous Food (In)Security through Healthism in Winnipeg, ManitobaDownload
Engaging with the fields of critical Indigenous theory, Indigenous STS (Science, Technology, and Society), and governmentality, An Apparatus of (In)Difference interrogates how Indigenous food insecurity policy reiterates food insecurity as a matter of poor health choices. I delineate how a...
The purpose of this project is to provide AOSERP with a preliminary understanding of the state of the art of in situ bitumen recovery technology, the most probable application and rate of application of that technology to the Athabasca deposit, and the resultant implications for the environment...
Approaches to the design of a biomonitoring program using arthropods as bioindicators for the AOSERP study areaDownload
Present oil sand extracting plants are licensed to emit up to 635 t of S02 per day, along with large quantities of other gasses and fly ash. Additional oil sand extraction plants are in the planning stages. The cumulative effect of additional plants will tax the ability of the local environment...
Assessing Computational Thinking and Data Literacy: Designing the Callysto Computational Thinking Test (CCTt)Download
The Callysto Project is a collaborative project by Cybera and the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), with funding from the Government of Canada. It involves the development and assessment of modules that promote data literacy and computational thinking. Using the Jupyter notebook...
Catalogue of Technologies for Reducing the Environmental Impact of Fine Tailings from Oil Sands ProcessingDownload
A catalogue containing 22 technologies for reducing the environmental impact of fine tailings derived from oil sand processing has been assembled. The simple format which was developed as part of this study consisted of a spreadsheet outline of the technologies and a process summary for each...
Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures (AITF) conducted a review of microbial Community Level Physiological Profiling (CLPP) as a means of monitoring aquatic ecosystem health for the Oil Sands Research and Information Network (OSRIN). Relevant research was compiled from journal articles, the...
Connected citizenry: An exploration of local government social media adoption for community engagementDownload
As social media becomes an increasing part of daily life, we may wonder why this virtual environment has not been used widely for community engagement activities by municipal government institutions. Information and communication technologies (ICT’s) offer the opportunity to expand interactions...
SSHRC Awarded CG 2015: Demos: Life in Common is the theme of 2015's Banff Research in Culture research residency. During the three weeks of this residency, participants are Invited to consider critically and analytically the varied ways in which we constitute and experience collective life in...