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- 6Courneya, Kerry (Physical Education and Recreation)
- 5Chiu, Loren (Physical Education and Recreation)
- 5Markula, Pirkko (Physical Education and Recreation)
- 5Rodgers, Wendy (Physical Education and Recreation)
- 4Berry, Tanya (Physical Education and Recreation)
- 4Goodwin, Donna (Physical Education and Recreation)
My purpose in this research was to examine women contemporary dancers’ positive experiences. While previous research in women’s dance experiences exit, it tends to focus on the negative outcomes of dance participation. Using a phenomenologically inspired approach I sought to answer the following...
This study explores the ways in which moshing and extreme metal music reflects and informs the social worlds of metal fans. The research project incorporates narrative ethnography which offers the opportunity to explore how underground subcultural practices contribute to our understandings of how...
Disability is one of a myriad of ways in which difference, marginalization, and solidarity shape integrated dance communities, and their art. Dance can layer our understandings of the emotional and political impacts of these experiences and practices, in ways that words alone cannot. In this...
A Community-Based Participatory Approach to Supporting Indigenous Youth Activity-Promoting Programming in AlbertaDownload
The ultimate goal of this dissertation was to explore how to support Indigenous youth activity-promoting programming in Alberta, Canada. Three interrelated phases were conducted and, together, form a larger community-based participatory research (CBPR) project. The purpose of the first phase was...
A Narrative Inquiry into the Lives of Older Adults Labelled with Intellectual Disabilities: The Significance of Place as a Means to Story RetirementDownload
This narrative inquiry engaged the author in the storied lives of three older gentlemen labelled with intellectual disabilities (the inquirers) as they lived out a story of retirement in their community in a mid-sized city in Western Canada. The author walked alongside the inquirers for nearly a...
A Qualitative Investigation of Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in a Small Southern Alberta CityDownload
Introduction: Rarely have the barriers and facilitators of PA for persons with a disability (PwD) living in a small city been the focus of researchers, despite the emergence of studies in the last two decades about the importance of PA for PwD. Numerous studies have investigated the barriers and...
A comparison of neuromuscular electrical stimulation parameters on increasing corticospinal excitabilityDownload
In this thesis, experiments that investigated the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) parameters on corticospinal (CS) excitability are described. The NMES-induced afferent volley can increase CS excitability, which can facilitate neurorehabilitation. However, literature...
The fundamental challenge of wilderness stewardship is balancing social and ecological values while ensuring wilderness qualities are preserved. This thesis contributed to an improved understanding of wilderness visitors, and more specifically addressed the need for acquiring an improved...
Elite beach volleyball can be played with specialized positions (blockers and defenders) yet research addressing the differences between these players is lacking. Moreover, research in junior beach volleyball is very scarce. Therefore, the primary goal of this study was to describe then compare...
An Examination of Sex Specific Differences in Glucose Responses Using the Exercise – Physical Activity and Diabetes Glucose Monitoring (E-PAraDiGM) ProtocolDownload
Background/Objective. Continuous glucose monitors (CGM) allow researchers to examine various aspects of circulating glucose profiles in response to exercise. Exercise studies using CGM in individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) vary in regards to the type and timing of exercise, making it...