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Shaping the Landscape: A Progressive Conceptualisation of Local History Museums in the Algonquin Highlands
In small towns, local history museums often play a vital role in the preservation of heritage. These local history museums are responsible for ensuring that this heritage is maintained for future generations. The Dorset ...
Global Leadership Effectiveness: A European Perspective
International companies often employ managers in cross-cultural contexts. A cross-cultural study was done to better understand how to increase the global leadership effectiveness of European international managers, when ...
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From the Standpoint of People with Disabilities: An Institutional Analysis of Work in the Non-Profit Sector
Employment can be a pathway to increased income, empowerment, quality of life and well-being. But for people with disabilities, job opportunities are limited, and employment supports often are inadequate. Despite legislative ...
How Scenarios Became Corporate Strategies: Alternative Futures and Uncertainty in Strategic Management
How Scenarios Became Corporate Strategies tracks the transformation of scenario planning, a non-calculative technique for imagining alternative futures, from postwar American thermonuclear defence projects to corporate ...
Evaluating the Top-down Emission Rate Retrieval Algorithm (TERRA) Using Virtual Aircraft-based Sampling Within the GEM-MACH Model
Between August 13th and September 7th of 2013, aircraft-based measurements of air pollutants were collected in support of the Joint Canada-Alberta Implementation Plan on Oil Sands Monitoring (JOSM). The Top-down Emission ...
Every Inch a Queen: Reckoning with Misogyny/Reclaiming the Feminine in Shakespeare's King Lear
This paper presents a production concept for Shakespeares King Lear, to be adapted and directed by Alistair Newton as a part of the 35th Anniversary of Canadian Stages Shakespeare in High Park presentations. The production ...
First Nations and Self-Determination Is Tied to Resource Development
Resource development has been a part of First Nations’ participation in the global economy. Many communities negotiate the way these projects fit into their own values, practices and goal for self-determination.
What Place Does Development Have in the Lives of Aboriginals?
For Aboriginal communities, traditional values and knowledge should be at the forefront of development projects.
Representations of Visual Motion Information: Interpretation of Background Visual Motion in the Motion-Induced Blindness Phenomenon
This thesis investigates different interpretations of visual background motion with regards to the visual awareness of objects. Motion-induced blindness (MIB) is a phenomenon in which stimuli superimposed on a moving ...
Looking into my Window: Negligence, Obsolescence and Neoliberal Housing Landscapes
The purpose of my portfolio “Looking into My Window: Negligence, Obsolescence and the Neoliberal Housing Landscape” is to bring forth an assessment of the housing landscape in the City of Toronto from my perspective as a ...
Attentional Switching in Infants Exposed to Bilingual Versus Monolingual Environment
Acquiring two languages poses a challenge to bilingual individuals, but the process of switching attention between two languages may equip bilinguals with enhanced cognitive control abilities such as top-down attentional ...
Toronto's Plan for 100% Renewable Energy by 2067
The purpose of this major paper is to help the City of Toronto transition to 100% renewable energy. Some of the most salient barriers to achieve that climate security goal are: the limited experience with renewables in the ...
A longitudinal analysis of the development of infant facial expressions in responses to acute pain: Immediate and regulatory expressions
Facial expressions during infancy are important to examine as infants do not have the language skills to describe their experiences. This is particularly vital in the context of pain where infants depend solely on their ...
Understanding the psychosocial profile of women with fibromyalgia syndrome
(Pain and Research Management, 2009)
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a disease with a complex etiology characterized by symptoms of widespread pain and fatigue. FMS is more common in women. Both depression and anxiety have been found to be independently associated ...
Polar Bears Are Threatened by the Effects of Climate Change
The rapid warming of the Arctic caused by climate change is negatively affecting polar bears. This research proposes an accurate method of predicting polar bear population abundance under climate change. This will aid with ...
Homelessness Leads to Poor Health in York Region
Homeless and at-risk people in York Region have fair or poor physical and mental health. Affordability and lack of health coverage are the most common reasons why homeless and at-risk people have inadequate access to healthcare.
The Theory and Practice of International Social Work Is Affected by a History of Colonialism
International social work is taught under colonial terms. As a result, there is an unequal relationship between the global North and the global South when collaborating on social work projects. This also affects the way ...
Hurricane Katrina Revealed Many Social and Environmental Problems that already existed in New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina reveals how issues that affect people’s lives are brought to our attention after natural disasters. These problems include the impact of damage to the environment, race and class. When the natural landscape ...