Scaling up Land2Lab:Intergenerational community action research promoting Traditional Mi’kmaw Foodways

The land and its foods are extremely important for the health of Indigenous communities. Throughout Canadian history, however, factors have limited Indigenous people’s ability to be able to go out on the land and harvest their foods according to Traditional ways. To combat this today, Elders have been sharing their knowledge about the land with youth to support the continued health of their communities. COVID-19 has made this increasingly difficult, however, as the health of Elders is of outmost importance and social gatherings have been limited as a result of this.

Indigenous Front Line Workers: Mapping Future Directions in the Resolution Health Support Workers and Non-Insured Health Benefits Navigator Programs in Atlantic Canada

The Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission have transformed healing, health and wellbeing services for Indigenous peoples who attended residential and their descendants.

The Economic Transitions of Refugees Resettling in Rural Nova Scotia Since 2015: Learning from Refugee Newcomers, Sponsorship Groups, and Employers

The project explores the facilitators and barriers to the successful economic transitions of privately sponsored refugees resettled in rural areas of Nova Scotia since 2015. While acknowledging differences in pre-migration experiences, we seek to better understand 1) the post-migration factors shaping their economic transitions, such as gender, parental status, race, age and health; 2) how refugees’ transitions are informed by cultural, intercultural, economic, and social variables; and 3) how resettlement by private sponsors in rural settings influences refugees’ economic transitions.

Wije’winen - Envisioning the New Mi’kmaw Friendship Centre through Participatory City and Principles of Reconciliation

The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre (MNFC) in Kjipuktuk / Halifax, Nova Scotia is building a new centre and is designing the space to provide programming and services that will substantiate reconciliation for urban Indigenous communities. In order to engage the diverse populations residing in the North End neighbourhoods of Kjipuktuk / Halifax, the MNFC is undertaking ground breaking community engagement activities utilizing the Participartory City platform to ensure the new centre is mafde by everyone for everyone.

Livelihood Fisheries and Indigenous Rights in Atlantic Canada: An Examination of Netukulimk Principles in Action

The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat’s (APC) Fisheries and Integrated Resources Department is responsible for research, analysis, and development of policy altneratives and programs for all aspects of fisheries for their member communities. This research project examines the role of Indigenous principles for resource management in the fisheries operations of Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada.

Employment Transitions of Refugees: Refugees, Employer, and Sponsorship Group Perspectives in Pictou County

Since 1979, Canadians have used the Private Sponsorship of Refugee (PSR) program to sponsor and resettle refugees in their communities. One of the roles community-based refugee resettlement volunteers play is helping newcomers find work or set up a small business. Research indicates that community-sponsored refugees make a faster and more resilient economic transition, but we don’t know why.

Efficacy of online games for ocean career education

Ocean industries hold many opportunities for employment for the future Nova Scotian work force. However, Nova Scotian junior high students have a poor understanding and a lack of interest in Nova Scotia’s available ocean careers. Ocean career education through online interactive games could increase Nova Scotian students’ interest in ocean careers. By having students try the games and offering us their feedback through surveys we can determine how effective these online games are for increasing student’s interest in ocean related careers.

Predict and Recommend Conditioning Programs for Coaches and Athletes

The development of a unique and innovative fitness training software application. The application will be designed for coaches and athletes and will be able to make personalized training programs for athletes, based on their sport, position and individual strengths and weaknesses. Whilst participating in the project OlyUp Technologies will make new business relationships with stakeholders in a variety of industries and expertise, which they can leverage to make their products and operations better.

Nova Scotia__St. Francis Xavier University

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

Defining and Improving Accuracy, Precision, and Minimum Detection Levels, of Truck-based Gas Leak Surveys

Canada has set a goal to reduce methane emissions in the upstream oil and gas sector by 45%. An updated regulation, proposed to implement on January 1st, 2020, will require triannual leak inspections of upstream infrastructure. Traditional leak inspection methods have a high cost per inspection and require unfeasible man-hours in the field. Alternative LDAR method Emissions Attribution via Computational Techniques (ExACT), is a currently accepted truck-based leak inspection technology that can inspect hundreds of pieces of infrastructure daily, over large areas.