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

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?

Examining the effectiveness of a feminist framed transformational leadership development program for young female coaches in university/college athletics

The project aims to examine the effectiveness of a leadership development program to increase competence and confidence of Female Apprentice Coaches to lead in sport in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association. Th leadership development program looks to increase knowledge and practice of effective leadership skills while addressing common barriers women face in sport and sport leadership. The process also engages key sport leaders in the FAC environment including respective mentor coaches and athletic directors.

Using Communications Theory to Enhance Indigenous Employee Recruitment and Retention on Vancouver Island

Charla Huber wants to identify how employers can better support Indigenous employees. Many companies have identified they want to increase the number of Indigenous employees, but little success has been found. Charla will receive guidance from Indigenous Elders and leaders across British Columbia to understand the differences in how Indigenous people communicate and how their cultural values impact their role as an employee.

Sustainable Management of Abandoned, Lost, or Discarded Fishing Gear in British Columbia: Through the Lens of Local Stakeholders

A review of current literature will be used to develop an enhanced record of knowledge on the topic of lost fishing gear in British Columbia; specifically looking at the socio-economic and ecological impacts, regionally applicable case study solutions, best practice framework recommendations, and current policies on environmental management of marine debris in Canada. Results will be utilized to develop a regional best management practices for BC ALDFG that can be applied by local stakeholders.

Digital Storytelling for Social Justice: Impact assessment, Producer Approach, and Strategic Communication in an age of New Media

This study aims to evaluate and measure the impact of a Canadian produced documentary, I am Rohingya, A Genocide in Four Acts. By critically analysing the intended and unintended outcomes of this award-winning documentary, producers whose aim is to enhance their socially minded production process, can learn how to improve their techniques through feedback and by comparing their experiences to scholarly literature.

Innovations in Marine Food Systems

Coastal communities in British Columbia are economic hubs and gateways to marine resources. The health of these communities’ depends on having sustainable food systems. How these communities’ access and eat local marine foods can be threatened by economic and environmental pressures – including the impact global climate change has on marine environments. In order to thrive, communities are innovating to ensure they can access and eat nourishing local food.

British Columbia__Royal Roads University

No additional funding contribution is required from the academic supervisor or university.
Fellowships will be awarded competitively.

Sustainability Analysis of the VOCs Abatement Solution Proposed by SunHub Inc. for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Furniture Industry in China

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are major contributors to smog, causing harm to both the environment and human health. However, VOCs control faces tremendous challenges. The aggregation of low VOCs concentration emitted by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have significant environmental and social impacts. However, SMEs find the current “on the market” technologies impractical and too expensive in initial investments and operational maintenance costs. To help alleviate the problem, SunHub Inc.

Faith-Based Discrimination and Mental Health: Gaps in Service for Muslim Women Seeking Mental Health Care Services

Members of Canada’s Muslim communities face unique mental health care needs as their racial and religious background informs identify and experience. Researchers, advocates and service providers are starting to understand the unique mental health needs of Muslim communities, but we are still learning about how the mental health care system can provide the most appropriate supports and services. This community-based study draws on the personal experiences of Muslim women and mental health workers to understand what is working well for this community and what needs to be improved.

How Does Food Get to the Table? Sustainable Development Influencers’ Framing of Food Processing in British Columbia

The BC food processing industry needs to do a better job of communicating its value if it is to attract the investment it needs to remain competitive and feed British Columbians. Food processing plays an important role in sustainable food systems, which in turn are a recognized component of sustainable community development. Yet, despite the facts that people need food to live and processing is a necessary undertaking in order to get food on the table, food processing is notably missing from scholarly discussions.

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