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The Effects of Health Coaching in a Canadian Workplace: A Mixed-Method Approach
Health coaching is an innovative strategy that integrates goal-oriented partnership between the client and the health coach to promote health behaviour changes, and prevent and manage chronic conditions. This study ...
Prospects for Prosperity in the Caribbean: A vision and tool for planning and policymaking
This Major Research paper asks the questions: What would an ecologically sustainable, system-thinking based vision for planning and development in the Caribbean look like? And how can systems dynamics modelling help to ...
The Neural Underpinnings of Mental Attention Capacity
Working memory refers to the online maintenance and manipulation of information to solve problems; a function that is constrained by a limited mental attention capacity (M-capacity). The Theory of Constructive Operators ...
Examining the Development of Positive Space in Health and Social Service Organizations: A Canadian Exploratory Study
(Taylor & Francis, 2015)
All health care sectors are currently examining factors that influ- ence delivery of high-quality services for diverse groups with an understanding that minority populations experience barriers to service access that ...
What Lies Ahead
Summer 2012 Newsletter
In this issue: Meet the Research Team (RT) & Advisory Committees (ACs). As we prepare to launch Phase 1 of our research, web-‐based surveys with LGBTTQ home care users starting in the fall, we’re working on modifying ...
Spring 2014 Newsletter
(LGBBTQ Home Care Access Project, 2014)
Speaking Together: Exploring Discourses of 'Dutchness' in Language Learning, Voluntarism, and Active Citizenship
My dissertation examines everyday understandings of citizenship as expressed by voluntary Dutch language coaches in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Based on thirteen months of ethnographic research, the primary methods used ...
Pulp Friction: Nature, Politics and Plantation Forestry in Soriano, Uruguay
Based on 14 months of fieldwork carried out in the capital of Montevideo and interior department of Soriano, Uruguay, this dissertation analyzes the growing tension between supporters and resisters of the countrys expanding ...
They Promised to Leave Us Some of Our Land: Aboriginal Title in Canada's Maritime Provinces
This thesis analyzes the status of Aboriginal title in Canada's Maritime Provinces in light of the Supreme Court of Canada's historic declaration of Aboriginal title in the 2014 decision of Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British ...
User Interfaces and Difference Visualizations for Alternatives
Designers often create multiple iterations to evaluate alternatives. Todays computer-based tools do not support such easy exploration of a design space, despite the fact that such support has been advocated. This dissertation ...
The Role and Expression of TFEB in Contracting Skeletal Muscle Myotubes
The maintenance of the mitochondrial pool is essential for the beneficial effects that are seen following an acute bout of contractile activity. Mitochondrial quality control consists of two pathways, mitochondrial biogenesis ...
Mechanisms of High Insulin and High Glucose-Induced Skeletal Muscle Insulin Resistance: Focus on Regulation by Adiponectin
Skeletal muscle insulin resistance is known to play an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetes, however the cellular processes involved are poorly defined. Autophagy, ER stress, the UPR and oxidative stress are being ...
Shadow of the Headframe
Shadow of the Headframe is a feature length essay film that paints a complex portrait of the Attawapiskat First Nation a place that is a homeland for some, and a new frontier for others. In the shadow of a De Beers diamond ...
Differential Effects of Individual Factors on the Developmental Pathways of Depression
This study used growth mixture modeling to investigate the developmental pathways of depressive symptoms across adolescence and emerging adulthood (ages 12-25 years) using a nationally representative sample (N = 20,394). ...
Making Coffee is a fiction film shot in Toronto during the spring of 2014. It is a social drama that explores the fatherson relationship within a contemporary Canadian society. The story also touches upon issues of ...
Decolonizing Literacies: Transnational Feminism, Legacies of Coloniality, and Pedagogies of Transformation
Since the onset of the U.S.-led Global War on Terror (G.W.O.T.) and Afghan War in 2001, the literacy crisis of Afghan women has been central to the U.S.s counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency doctrines, and to its ...
Constructing Rwandan Identity in the Diaspora: Remembering the Green Hills in Cold Canada
This study investigated the processes of identity formation among those who identified as Rwandan and lived in the Greater Toronto Area. The study was conducted using in-depth qualitative interviews and ethnographic ...
The Lived Experiences of Female Chinese Canadian Artists: An Arts-Based Visual Narrative Inquiry
Grounded in narrative inquiry and arts-based research, this qualitative study examines the complex ways in which female Chinese Canadian artists conceptualize their hybrid, transnational, and plural identities and how they ...
A Feasibility Study of Working Memory Training for Individuals With Pediatric-Onset Multiple Sclerosis
Cognitive impairment occurs in up to half of children and adolescents with multiple sclerosis (MS), and may be severe enough to compromise intellectual functioning, academic performance, and daily life function. Working ...