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Exploring consumer's needs and motivations in online social lending for development

Robert Mittleman & José I. Rojas-Méndez
The definitive version of record is available at https://doi.org/10.1080/10495142.2013.830544

[Pre-print] Gravitational anti-screening as an alternative to dark matter

A. Raymond Penner
Book chapter pre-print

Planning for bird habitat protection: BC guidelines for local governments, developers and planners

Christopher Mark Stephens
Planning for Bird Habitat Protection: BC Guidelines for Local Governments, Developers and Planners is a research report completed as the research portion of my major project completed as part of my Master of Community Planning at Vancouver Island University. Throughout the completion of this research for my major project, I consulted with local government staff members, developers and non-profit representatives. In combination with academic reference material, fieldwork and the application of my background in land...

The new archivists: Social media, memory and history

Jaigris Hodson
The definitive version of record of this article is available at https://www.acs-aec.ca/en/publications/canadian-issues.

Using learning maps to foster sense of belonging in elementary students

Tom Wilkinson
Teachers have always known about the importance of positive adult and peer relationships in the classroom. However, time and curriculum pressures can lead some teachers to avoid developing an interconnected learning environment that enhances students' sense of belonging. The purpose of this study was to explore how to foster an elementary classroom learning environment that develops a rich sense of student belonging. The researcher was also examining their teaching experience in this process, especially related...

The effects of emotional labour on teacher identity

Marsie L. Fisk
This purpose of this study was to share the experience of mid-career teachers as they continued to develop and understand their personal and professional identities, and to identify how emotional labor impacts identity. Through an online survey inclusive of closed and open-ended questions, participants provided responses that addressed participant demographics, personal and professional identity, and emotional labour in teaching. These findings provided insight into possible structures that support teachers as they navigate and manage the...

How I use personal stories to build connections in a middle school

Corrie L. Goessman
What has become my most magnificent skill is my ability to cultivate and create connections between learners within their school community by using their personal stories. I have learned that when a child is free to share his or her own stories they become part of a classroom community, connected to their learning, validated as a person and confident in the classroom. These attributes are necessary for students to succeed at school. As a teacher,...

Rethinking learning spaces: how Reggio Emilia environments promote critical thinking

Jessica L. Koop
The study explores the historical influences and pedagogical practices of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, and how particular aspects of its environment work as a third teacher to influence and promote critical thinking. This thesis draws connections between constructivist theory, social constructivism, critical thinking, and the key values and principles of the Reggio Emilia approach. In particular, exploration of the atelier, space, colour, lighting, materials, provocations, and documentation reveals a powerful link...

What is emergence and how does it relate to our educational ecology?

Martha J. Swinn
The basis of this project was to create a workshop using emergent pedagogy to explain the semantics and propagation of emergence to educators. The strategies used in the workshop to demonstrate being-with a subject include: dialogue, picture word index model, journal reflection, check-in, walk and talk, multi-sensory brainstorming, found poetry, Frayer vocabulary model, mime as a narrative frame, and idea-mapping. The strategies used to learn more about emergence before the workshop include: workshopping poetry, an...

Phylogeography of a migratory songbird across its Canadian breeding range: Implications for conservation units

Samuel Haché, Erin M. Bayne, Marc-André Villard, Heather Proctor, Corey S. Davis, Diana Stralberg, Jasmine K. Janes, Michael T. Hallworth, Kenneth R. Foster, Easwaramurthyvasi Chidambara-Vasi, Alexandra A. Grossi, Jamieson C. Gorrell & Richard Krikun
The objectives of this study were to describe and evaluate potential drivers of genetic structure in Canadian breeding populations of the Ovenbird, Seiurus aurocapilla. We performed genetic analyses on feather samples of individuals from six study sites using nuclear microsatellites. We also assessed species identity and population genetic structure of quill mites (Acariformes, Syringophilidae). For male Ovenbirds breeding in three study sites, we collected light-level geolocator data to document migratory paths and identify the wintering...

Interview to the double: Uncovering student motivations in the library

Kathleen Reed, Cameron Hoffman-McGaw & Meg Ecclestone
Students reflect on both the conscious and unconscious choices they make in the library, informing service and resource design.

Introduction

Doug Hamilton, Stephen L. Grundy & George Veletsianos

Recontinentalizing Canada: Arctic ice’s liquid modernity and the imagining of a Canadian archipelago

Phillip Vannini, Godfrey Baldacchino, Lorraine Guay, Stephen A. Royle & Philip E. Steinberg
This article is published under Creative Commons license CC BY-ND 3.0. The definitive version of record is available at https://www.islandstudies.ca/sites/vre2.upei.ca.islandstudies.ca/files/ISJ-4-2-2009-Vannini%20et%20al_1.pdf.

An exploratory assessment of Diana Krall Plaza, Nanaimo BC

This research project is an exploratory assessment of the design and use of public space. Specifically, it explores both the design elements and use of an existing public space the Diana Krall Plaza in the City of Nanaimo, British Columbia. This study employs the perspectives and methodologies of minds like Jane Jacobs, William H. Whyte, and Jan Gehl to establish a systemized method of understanding and observing how people experience space. This research utilizes replicable...

Personalization Using a blended learning model in face-to-face primary classrooms

Danica B. Farrell
My Critical Challenge Question presents the opportunity: “How can a blended learning model be applied to facilitate personalization of writing instruction for primary students?” I have endeavored to seek contextual research and practical applications of technology and have worked towards compiling this information and sharing it with other teachers so that they have a place to start their own technology journey. Specifically, I have researched how blending a Writing program will help teachers support all...

Professional grow plans and teacher learning

Denise Spencer-Dahl
Teacher self-efficacy beliefs and shared and supportive leadership practices were quantified in this study and correlated with attitudes towards the purpose of Professional Growth Plans. A paper based survey instrument was used to collect the data from participating teachers employed in School District 69 (Qualicum). Two hundred teachers were invited to be part of the study of which 88 participants completed the survey. It was hypothesized that teacher self-efficacy and perceived shared and supportive leadership...

Aboriginal perspectives on planning in Canada - decolonizing the process: A discussion with four Aboriginal practitioners

John Peters
It would be impossible to have an issue of Plan Canada focusing on heritage concerns without considering the Aboriginal perspective, which is clearly the longest and deepest element of human heritage in the country. On behalf of Plan Canada, John Peters has raised a number of important questions with four Aboriginal professionals whose work brings them into contact with planning and planners. What emerges is a short history of some old problems and a rather...

Rossdale Power Plant: A provincial historic resource

Larry Pearson
EPCOR's proposal to construct a new gas turbine unit at its Rossdale Power Plant in Edmonton's river valley was the subject of extensive public hearings and debate. A critical issue was EPCOR's proposal to demolish the architecturally significant 1932-1954 Low Pressure Power Plant designed by Maxwell Dewar, a prominent Alberta architect. This article examines Alberta Community Development's regulatory role, its use of an historic resource impact assessment to confirm the significance of the Low Pressure...

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, world heritage site - would we do it again?

Heather-Anne Risser Getson
A simple question: Would residents of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia choose to seek or accept UNESCO World Heritage status, if they had to do it again? There are no simple answers. The designation of Lunenburg Old Town, with its colourful evolution of buildings and homes, has come at a price. It is a literal price, with increased real estate values and costs of living. The current and next generations of Lunenburg families may not be able...

Selling places: Heritage tourism and marketing your town

John Tunbridge
Heritage tourism is no longer a simple way to sell your town. This article discusses problems of saturation by a standardizing product, with the consequent need to identify a distinctive angle. The dissonant reality and future uncertainty of heritage point to its judicious use in order to lever a wider economic base.

Mergers and de-mergers: Implications for environmental planning and management in Montréal

David Brown
This article examines the effect of the recent forced municipal mergers on environmental planning and management in the Montréal region. Following an overview of the mergers, consideration is given to the need for a balance between top-down and bottom-up approaches to environmental planning, the relative advantages of the pre- and post-merged states and, finally, the prospects for the future. Two questions underlie the discussion: (1) Has the merger made it easier to apply an ecosystem...

Storm watching: Making sense of Clayoquot Sound winter mobilities

Phillip Vannini
From Goa to Bali, from Tuscany to rural and coastal Spain, and from Puerto Vallarta to Palm Springs, one key characteristic of lifestyle migration destinations is clear: warm, sunny climates (e.g. see Gustafson 2009; Korpela 2009; Trundle 2009; Williams and Hall 2000). Even within a nation not exactly known for its balmy temperatures, Canada, “the search for a better way of life” (Benson and O’Reilly 2009: 608) is known to concentrate upon its mildest climatic...

Le nouveau plan d'urbanisme de Montréal

Pierre Sainte-Marie & Stéphane Conant
Le Sommet de Montréal de juin 2002 a rassemblé des citoyens et des acteurs en provenance de divers milieux dans le but de refléter et d'articuler leur vision pour le futur de la Ville. Les participants ont fait ressortir des valeurs et des aspirations qui sont traduites maintenant en actions dans le nouveau Plan d'urbanisme de Montréal. Ce dernier a la particularité d'appliquer une approche dans une perspective transversale plutôt qu'une approche sectorielle et conventionnelle,...

Beware of monstrous hybrids!: A professional planning perspective on Jane Jacobs' System of survival

David D. Brown
Book review

Towards collaboration between planning practitioners and academics

David R. Witty
A commentary on the appendix of Dr. Leonie Sandercock's book, Towards cosmopolis: Planning for multicultural cities (Chichester: Wiley, 1998).

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