Using technology to measure, map and magnify the impact of due diligence programs in artisanal mining communities in Eastern D.R Congo

Ulula is a company that provides software and analytics to create responsible supply chains. In 2018, Timothy Makori, Ulula and the International Peace Information Service (IPIS), an independent research organization working on issues related to artisanal mining in Eastern Congo, undertook a baseline study assessing the social, economic and human rights impacts of initiatives promoting traceability and responsible artisanal mining in Eastern Congo.

Using technology to measure, map and magnify the impact of due diligence programs in artisanal mining communities in Eastern D.R Congo

Ulula is a company that provides software and analytics to create responsible supply chains. In 2018, Timothy Makori, Ulula and the International Peace Information Service (IPIS), an independent research organization working on issues related to artisanal mining in Eastern Congo, undertook a baseline study assessing the social, economic and human rights impacts of initiatives promoting traceability and responsible artisanal mining in Eastern Congo.

Pattern Recognition: The Exploration of Machine Learning Algorithms in Archaeological Site Prediction, Fraser River Valley, British Columbia

Golder Associates Ltd., teaming with the Seyem’ Qwantlen Business Group (Kwantlen First Nation), was retained by the Township of Langley to develop a model to predict the location of unrecorded archaeological sites on a 10,000 year-old landscape located in the Fraser River Valley, British Columbia. Conventional predictive modelling techniques are common practice however with the increased availability of more powerful computers and software there is a growing potential for using machine learning algorithms to predict a wider variety of archaeological site types with greater accuracy.

Toward a Cross-Cultural Ethics for Human-Caribou Engagement

This project will use ethnographic and community-based participatory research methods to develop a cross-cultural, community-driven ethical model for caribou research, management, and conservation in and around La Ronge, SK. The project will contribute to caribou work already underway between the partner organization, Prince Albert Model Forest (PAMF), and Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB), e.g. collecting traditional ecological knowledge regarding woodland caribou to contribute to range planning.

Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Practice Research Project

The purpose of this project is to conduct a document review of select philanthropic foundations to investigate the policies and practices used by foundations to address DEI. The intern will also lead knowledge generation and knowledge mobilizations activities in the form of issue briefs and learning sessions to engage foundation staff and board members to their increase awareness and facilitate knowledge exchange and peer learning of DEI policies and practices.

Inclusion of Indigenous Knowledge in Resource Decision-making: innovative research methods, guidelines, and digital tools

The objective of our research is to reach appropriate recommendations, revelations, and transformative insights based on a survey of the field of Community-Based Monitoring and its understudied methods, while also developing a more inclusive process to achieve this, and applying that process in the creation or refinement of CBM digital tools. In particular our research focuses on the way Indigenous communities are using CBM to monitor, confront, and intervene in projects that affect their land and ways of life.

Making scholarship more practice and policy relevant: Analysis of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies’ peer review process and its implications

This project examines the peer review process of a leading Canadian academic journal focused on international development, with the goal to better understand how research knowledge is made accessible and relevant – or not – for policy makers and practitioners. The intern will analyze systematically the texts of submitted articles, comments provided by the scholars asked to evaluate these articles, journal editorial guidelines and the revisions the authors undertake, for evidence of efforts to make research accessible and relevant.

Picking Up Our Medicine Bundles in a Modern Day Context

Communities in Northern Saskatchewan have overwhelming epidemic rates of suicide. This loss is compounded by the unresolved grief and inter-generational trauma associated with the legacy of residential schools. There is a clear connection between high suicide rates and the historical trauma experienced by Indigenous people.

Schools as Potential Sites of Prevention & Intervention for Youth Homelessness

Youth homelessness exists across Canada and schools represent one site of interaction with youth who are homeless or who are at risk of homelessness. Decreasing the number of homeless young Canadians means the implementation of innovative, youth-informed practices and policies within institutions, services, and places throughout communities that serve as points of interaction with homeless and at-risk youth (such as schools).

International Farm Workers in Essex County: Belonging and Socially Inclusive Rural Communities

While agricultural migrant workers provide much needed labour in Canadian agriculture, they feel alienated from the host society. Their alienation and exclusion is related in part to the working and living conditions migrants experience in Canada.

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