Adult Third Culture Kids’ (ATCK) Concept of Belonging and Identity Creation: Can Spiritual Self-Leadership be a Solution?

Adult Third Culture Kids (ATCKs) are adults who have been shaped by their mobility and cross-cultural experiences as a result of spending a significant part of their developmental years in a country other than their passport country. Although these experiences have provided ATCKs with valuable characteristics and skillsets, ATCKs struggle with identity creation and a sense of belonging which can detract from their development, both personally and professionally.

A Toolkit for Affordability Driven Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits Through Local Improvement Charge Programs

Climate change will cause increasing temperature fluctuations and longer heat waves. This will make home cooling essential, but adding and using cooling can be too expensive for low-income homeowners, including seniors. Incentive programs exist to help people make energy-efficient retrofits to their homes, but they can increase housing costs. This does not work for many low or fixed-income and senior households. The Affordable home energy retrofit toolkit demonstration will explore making energy-efficient retrofits affordable for more households.

Factors Affecting Nursing Retention in Rural Canada: Managing nursing shortages in Rural Alberta

In this research, we will be identifying the factors that affect retention of nurses in the rural areas, and particularly we will be exploring how such factors including the organizational culture, and the academic preparation of the nurses affect the retention of nurses in the rural areas. It is the objective of this research to explore identify the strategies that have been utilized or are currently being utilized by organizations to deal with this retention challenge. Finally, we will be exploring any new strategies that may be utilized to deal with the retention of nurses in rural areas.

Beyond Covid-19: infusing interactive multi-sensory physical movements to a new model of children’s adaptation for the new normal - Year two

The Mental Health Commission of Canada indicates that approximately 1.2 million children and youth in Canada are suffering with mental illness; however, only 20% receive proper treatment. Studies have shown that the pandemic impacts children’s physical and mental health, and children are now experiencing increased mental health and physical challenges as a result of COVID-19. Do we — as parents and early childhood educators — have plans to protect, recast, and reinvigorate children’s physical and mental health in the new normal?

Natural Asset Management Knowledge Mobilization: A Competency Framework and Professional Norms

Local governments are recognizing the importance of understanding and managing both natural assets and engineered assets to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and to provide essential services. While municipalities increasingly need expert advice to help manage natural infrastructure, natural asset management (NAM) is not yet a broadly-based professional practice in Canada. This research aims to mobilize knowledge to inform the competencies required to manage natural assets.

Teaching Forests as Living Museums: Case Study Research for Innovative Practices that Further National, Community, and Environmental Sustainability

Innovation and change are critical in the management of environmental, social, and economic stewardship. Developing avenues for effective innovation growth is a worthy objective. This research examines the potential for innovation surrounding Teaching Forests in the Northern Hemisphere. Through evaluative and exploratory research, an inductive approach is taken using tools of survey and interview of key Teaching Forest Managers to create new knowledge on this topic.

Access to Urban First Nations Wellness Services

Using Indigenous methods including storytelling and arts, the research will explore the complexities of the Indigenous population in British Columbia; narrowing the scope to specific programming in an Urban community on Vancouver Island. The research question regards whether First Nations people that live off-reserve have adequate access to health services. This is based on the health inequities for Indigenous people across Canada.

Strategic Management - Transitioning from the Red Ocean to the Blue Ocean: A Case Study of Blueprint Residential Property Management Company

This research is intended to assess Blueprint Residential Property Management Company's current organizational structure, business processes, system infrastructures, policies, leadership skills, and employees to determine areas of change and realignment to move the organization to a leading-edge service company. The research is also intended to factor in opportunities that need to be tapped into due to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic and recent Bill-20 legislation passed by the Government of Alberta.

Inspiring mass stakeholder groups to self-alter their normative patterns and thrive through self-interest and self-direction

This research project seeks to explore/determine if mass-stakeholder-groups can be purposefully, and directionally, influenced to self-alter their respective normative patterns of behavior, and to then further self-sustain their new normative behaviors through their self-interests and self-direction. In other words, if we increase their awareness of tools and supports available, could we encourage those who are considered under-performing to self-identify and then divest from their potentially detrimental normative behaviors to ultimately thrive through self-interest and self-direction?

The Affect of Fun on the Adoption of Micromobility

This research project aims to understand what factors are driving the increased usage of shared micromobility vehicles – primarily escooters – in city centres. In particular, this research seeks to understand the notion of fun as it influences how people chose to get around within a city. The findings of this inquiry will help cities understand and in turn be better prepared in planning for and in incorporating new modes into transportation strategies.