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Former foster youth often experience an array of serious challenges during their young adult years. Problems such as homelessness, school drop-out, and mental health and drug problems have been attributed to the requirement that foster youth lose their supports from child welfare as they approach...
A Laboratory Study on the Effect of Helmet Fit on Biomechanical Measures of Head and Neck Injury in Simulated ImpactDownload
Conventional wisdom and the language in international helmet testing and certification standards suggest that appropriate helmet fit and retention during an impact are important factors in protecting the helmet wearer from impact-induced injury. This thesis aims to investigate impact-induced...
This research project is borne out of an invaluable art therapy practicum experience, during which I, the student therapist, encountered a client’s acute emotionality during therapy. As a result, I expanded my academic knowledge, clinical understanding, and sense of professional identity through...
With the increased attention paid towards the effects of trauma work on counsellors and psychologists in the last 35 years, a singular narrative has emerged that has deemed it a risky practice, leaving one susceptible to vicarious trauma, burnout, compassion fatigue, and a number of other...
This dissertation examines contemporary Lebanese cultural production and its shifting relationship to the everyday/ordinary as a site that unfolds in the midst of or in proximity to violence. I argue that attention to the ordinary is an effective mode through which to approach societies, like...
CARREFOURS RHIZOMATIQUES DE L’ÉCRITURE DANS LE THÉÂTRE DE WAJDI MOUAWAD LE SANG DES PROMESSES ET SEULSDownload
At the crossroad of themes and cultures, Wajdi Mouawad's writing combines an array of artistic genres ranging from the ancient myth to most contemporary techniques of performance. Among the writing of this playwright, dramaturge, stage director and actor, we have chosen to study four plays...
Disruption in place attachment: Insights of young Aboriginal adults on the social and cultural impacts of industrial development in northern AlbertaDownload
People living in the north have been and will continue to be affected by increasing exploration and exploitation of the region's natural resources. To understand the human impacts a qualitative approach and sense of place, place attachment, and disruption in place theories were used to analyze...
Integrating and African-Centred Clinical Pastoral Therapy Approach to the Healing of Women Survivors of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide: A Personal DialogueDownload
The purpose of this research was to understand the impact of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide on seven female survivors and how those survivors dealt with issues of repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Another aim was to determine what these women’s lives are like now, how they have been coping...
Chronic trauma in childhood can program an abnormal stress reaction, resulting in lifelong difficulties with stress management and poor health outcomes linked to changes in the immune system. At the same time, maternal stress during pregnancy has been linked to childhood asthma. Given the...
Psychosocial Adaptation & Integration of Syrian Refugee Communities Using Community Learning Empowerment GroupsDownload
SSHRC IG funded in 2018. The study builds on two exploratory community-based, participatory research (CBPR) projects with Syrian refugees. Guided by CBPR, and using ethnographic data collection and analysis methods, we examine the psychosocial adaption and integration of 8 diverse Syrian refugee...