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Inhalation of benzene is associated with increased risk of leukemia. Edmonton Indoor Air Quality Study (EIAQS) investigated what factors were related to higher or lower levels of benzene in Edmonton homes. Factors examined were: season (winter, summer), environment (indoor, outdoor), traffic...
SSHRC IG awarded 2021: Adopting a community-based participatory research approach, this project will use a comparative case study methodology to examine how an inclusive economy approach is being used to inform economic development in Edmonton (urban) and Drayton Valley (rural). This will be...
Influence of gender roles and rising food prices on poor, pregnant women's eating and food provisioning practices in Dhaka, BangladeshDownload
Background Maternal malnutrition in Bangladesh is a persistent health issue and is the product of a number of complex factors, including adherence to food 'taboos’ and a patriarchal gender order that limits women’s mobility and decision-making. The recent global food price crisis is also...
Urbanization is viewed as a major threat to global biodiversity because of its role in the loss and fragmentation of low-lying, productive habitats associated with coastal plains and river valleys. My study examines the effects of urbanization on the movements and distribution of songbirds in...
Nanotechnology and the Alberta Capital Region: A Case Study of Integrating Communities, Innovation and DevelopmentDownload
SSHRC Awarded PDG 2012: What can cities and communities do to support and benefit from new technologies? How can knowledge-intensive sectors develop in ways which account for local contexts and local needs? How can benefits and prosperity be made to 'stick' to the communities in which new...
Postbreeding movement patterns and multiscale habitat use of adult wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) at urban wetlands of Edmonton, Alberta.Download
Many studies have focused on the effects of urbanization on amphibian species richness, abundance and diversity, but few studies have quantified the effect on amphibian movement behaviour or habitat use. At 11 urban wetlands in Edmonton, Alberta, I examined the postbreeding movement behaviour and...
Retail areas within cities have traditionally not only satisfied the demands for various goods and services, but also promoted community sustainability and healthy lifestyles. Since the end of World War II (WWII), retail innovations have occurred rapidly and unexpectedly. In retail development,...
Objective: Little is known about the determinants of addictive disorders within the rapidly growing urban Aboriginal population in Canada. The objectives of this dissertation were to examine whether racial discrimination, Aboriginal enculturation, and Canadian acculturation were associated with...
ABSTRACT Objectives The objectives of this study were (1) to determine the association between geographic location of residence and recovery from work-related MSK injury in workers’ compensation claimants; and (2) to determine whether the association between geographic location of residence and...