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[Album Review] Revolutionary tea party

Don Alexander
Album review

Are our modern cities doomed?: [Book Review] Limits of the city

Don Alexander
Book review

The Time has come to Revisit Solvency Funding Rules

Norma Nielson
Canadians are not fond of hearing news about people losing their hard-earned pensions because their employer misused the money. The thought of some Working Joe or Jane being deprived of a pension, after a lifetime of working for a company, is naturally repugnant. That is why regulations around defined-benefit pension plans are designed to force employers to keep their pension funds sufficiently solvent. But there are many ways to achieve that end and, while the...

2017 Tax Competitiveness Report: The Calm Before the Storm

Philip Bazel, Jack Mintz & Austin Thompson
Canada stands to lose a major competitive edge unless it responds to the challenges of the 2018 U.S. tax reforms by instituting reforms of its own. At 20.9 per cent, Canada’s tax burden on new investment (measured by the marginal effective tax rate or METR), is competitive when compared to countries in the Americas and Asia-Oceania, and it’s the second lowest among the G7 countries. However, the rules of the game are about to change...

Looking at the Physical and Psychosocial Outcomes after Participation in a Community Physical Activity Program among Children with Congenital Heart Disease

Angelica Blais
Background: Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) often face barriers unique to their diagnoses, making participation in community physical activity programs difficult. This pilot, feasibility study evaluated the appropriateness (i.e. feasibility and enjoyment ) of the Sportball program among a group of children with CHD. This study also sought to observe any changes in physical literacy outcomes and to explore physical activity perceptions of participants, in order to better inform the future use of community-based...

Model data for "Irreversible ocean thermal expansion under carbon dioxide removal"

Dana Ehlert & Kirsten Zickfeld
The related study uses a global climate model to explore the extent to which sea level rise due to thermal expansion of the ocean is reversible if the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) declines. It is found that sea level continues to rise for several decades after atmospheric CO2 starts to decline and does not return to the pre-industrial level for over thousand years after atmospheric CO2 is restored to the pre-industrial concentration. The...

Replication Data for "The sensitivity of solsticial pauses to atmospheric ice and dust in the MarsWRF General Circulation Model"

Christopher Lee
Supporting datasets for the Icarus publication "The sensitivity of solsticial pauses to atmospheric ice and dust in the MarsWRF General Circulation Model"

Inter-centre Variation in the Management of Kidney Transplant Recipients and Its Impact on Clinical Outcomes

Anne Tsampalieros
Introduction: There is an increasing number of Canadians living with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Kidney transplantation is currently the best treatment for ESRD but long-term outcomes remain suboptimal. Identifying factors associated with better outcomes may lead to interventions or practice change that could improve patient survival or quality of life. The objectives of this thesis were to: i) systematically review the literature to examine centre variation in kidney transplantation outcomes and identify centre and...

Anarchism and ecology before Bookchin: [Book Review] Anarchism and ecology

Don Alexander
Book Review

[Book Review] Local places in the age of the global city

Don Alexander
Book review

Centralism, de-centralism and bio-regionalism

Kathy Cholette, Don Alexander & Frank Tester
Two of the most important social movements in Canada today are the radical and social-democratic Left (exemplified by the Action Canada Network), and the environmental movement - in one of its more radical manifestations, as bioregionalism. At its best, the environmental movement is very concerned about the threat to sustainability posed by the growing power of the global economy and corporate capital. The Left, for its part, is coming to recognize the importance of the...

The visionary regional planning tradition and the Greater Vancouver region

Don Alexander
Since 1987, when the Brundtland Commission published its famous report, Our Common Future, discussions of urban and regional planning have tended to be strongly influenced by notions of 'sustainable development. ' This certainly is a welcome occurrence, but it is often forgotten that there is a far older tradition of visionary regional planning that anticipated many of the ideas of 'sustainable development.' While there is insufficient space here to treat their ideas in depth, a...

DosSantosEtAl-JournalAvianBiology2018-ManuscriptData

Drew Rendall
This is a raw dataset documenting the relationship between metrics of male song complexity and breeding success in a species of songbird breeding in South America.

Dryophthorinae weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) of the forest floor in Southeast Asia: rediscovery of Tasactes, its phylogenetic position and dubious taxonomic identity

Vasily V. Grebennikov
DNA barcode data hosted in the Data Portal of the Barcode of Life Data Systems. Records consist of specimen metadata, specimen images, and sequence data.

Dryophthorinae weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) of the forest floor in Southeast Asia: rediscovery of Tasactes, its phylogenetic position and dubious taxonomic identity

Vasily V. Grebennikov
DNA barcode data hosted in the Data Portal of the Barcode of Life Data Systems. Records consist of specimen metadata, specimen images, and sequence data.

Description of five morphologically and genetically confirmed new species of the Coleophora poecilella Walsingham, 1907 species group (Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae) from the Palearctic Region

Tabell, J., Mutanen, M. And Sihvonen & P.
DNA barcode data hosted in the Data Portal of the Barcode of Life Data Systems. Records consist of specimen metadata, specimen images, and sequence data.

Overview of Barcode Index Number - BOLD:AAC3108

Sujeevan Ratnasingham & Paul Hebert
DNA barcode data hosted in the Data Portal of the Barcode of Life Data Systems. Records consist of specimen metadata, specimen images, and sequence data.

Religious dialogue as a peace building tool between India and Pakistan : the Ulema as peace builders

Durgesh Kasbekar
Religion played a critical role in the creation of the State of Pakistan. However, religious dialogue has never been considered as a means of peace building between India and Pakistan. This dissertation probes the rationale and possibility of religious dialogue as a peace-building tool between the two countries. It identifies the ulema as cross-border actors who are best suited to communicate on this subject and probes the nature of religious dialogue between Indian and Pakistani...

Defining and assessing research quality in a transdisciplinary context

Brian M. Belcher, Katherine E. Rasmussen, Matthew R. Kemshaw & Deborah A. Zornes
Research increasingly seeks both to generate knowledge and to contribute to real-world solutions, with strong emphasis on context and social engagement. As boundaries between disciplines are crossed, and as research engages more with stakeholders in complex systems, traditional academic definitions and criteria of research quality are no longer sufficient—there is a need for a parallel evolution of principles and criteria to define and evaluate research quality in a transdisciplinary research (TDR) context. We conducted a...

Evaluating policy-relevant research: Lessons from a series of theory-based outcomes assessments

Brian Belcher, Daniel Suryadarma & Aidy Halimanjaya
The definitive version of record of this article is available at https://www.nature.com/articles/palcomms201717.

Paper spray mass spectrometry for the direct, semi-quantitative measurement of fentanyl and norfentanyl in complex matrices [pre-print]

Gregory W. Vandergrift, Arden J. Hessels, Jan Palaty, Erik T. Krogh & Chris G. Gill
Pre-print

An Application of the Gravity Model to International Trade in Narcotics

Miguel Marchildon
The transnational traffic of narcotics has had undeniable impacts on international development, for instance, stagnant economic growth in Myanmar (Chin, 2009), unsustainable agricultural practices in Yemen (Robins, 2016), and human security threats in Columbia (Thoumi, 2013). Furthermore, globalization is a catalyst for the transnational narcotics traffic (Robins, 2016; Aas, 2007; Kelly, Maghan & Serio, 2005). Several qualitative studies exist on the transnational narcotics traffic, yet few quantitative studies examine the issue. There is thus an...

The Role of Proline Oxidation and Metabolome Dynamics During the Flight of Bombus Impatiens

Nadia Stec
Several insect species can use the amino acid proline as a major energy substrate, a unique characteristic of these animals. Although initially thought to be limited to blood feeding dipterans, studies revealed this capability may be more widespread. Recent work showed that the bumblebee Bombus impatiens can oxidize proline at a high rate, as measured using isolated flight muscle. However, its role as a metabolic fuel to power flight is unclear. To elucidate the extent...

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