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The Burgeoning Field of Gender, Work & Organization: Some thoughts on the 6th Biennial International Conference of the journal Gender, Work and Organisation (GWO2010)

Pallavi Banerjee
This was a report on conference participation at the Gender Work and Organization (GWO) journal international conference that was published on the GWO website for 5 years.

Northern and Arctic Security and Sovereignty: Challenges and Opportunities for a Northern Corridor

P. Whitney Lackenbauer & Katharina Koch
Key Messages • Key issues related to Canada’s security and defence agenda, which involve critical and essential infrastructure development, must be considered in the development and implementation of a Canadian Northern Corridor (CNC). • Canada’s northern and Arctic security and defence agenda is related to several key policy domains that are relevant from a CNC perspective. These include infrastructure development, climate change, Indigenous sovereignty and natural resource development. • A CNC will gain international attention...

Social Policy Trends: The Holidays and Social Policy Issues

Ronald Kneebone
Most social trends show little in the way of monthly variation. Rates of poverty and measures of inequality show little in the way of variation from one month to another. However, some issues of concern to social policy advocates, researchers, and governments take a noticeable turn during the holiday season. Favourable breaks in these trends remind us that the choices we make, when coordinated and acted upon simultaneously, can have noticeable effects on the lives...

Healthcare Funding Policies for Reducing Fragmentation and Improving Health Outcomes

Jason Sutherland
This policy paper examines potential roles of ‘funding policy’ to address yawning gaps in continuity of healthcare delivery and inequality in health outcomes across Canada. Funding policy is but one tool available to healthcare decision makers to affect the volume, type, timeliness and cost of healthcare services, products and devices provided to a country’s residents. Healthcare funding policies involve trade-offs and conflicts that may drive the ‘price’ of change to be too high. As Canada...

The oil production response to Alberta's government-mandated quota

Amir Hallak, Adam Jensen, Gilbert Lybbert & Lucija Muehlenbachs
Two years ago, the Alberta government put in place a temporary oil-production quota. However, the quota’s impact could well be felt in the province’s oil production for years to come. The quota applied only to firms producing more than 10,000 barrels of oil per day and was instituted as a response to pipeline constraints that caused Alberta oil prices to be much lower than prices elsewhere. Production from both oilsands mines and oil wells dropped...

Crisis and Opportunity: How Canadian Bachelor of Education Programs Responded to the Pandemic

Patricia Danyluk
This collection examines how Bachelor of Education programs across Canada adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic, covering the period immediately after the pandemic was declared and the year following (March 2020 to March 2021). The collection is divided into four sections focused on programmatic changes, pedagogical developments, practicum adaptations, and equity with an overall consistent concern for preservice teacher learning and well-being.

From National Accords to Bilateral Agreements: Transforming Canadian Health Care Intergovernmentalism

Tom McIntosh & Alanna DeCorby
This paper examines the transition from the “era of the health accords” (from 2000 to 2017) to the new regime of individual bilateral agreements between Ottawa and each of the provinces and territories, allocating federal health transfers and setting agreed-upon health-reform priorities in each jurisdiction. The paper argues that the health accords of 2000, 2003 and 2004 were essentially unsuccessful for a number of reasons. First, they tended to raise expectations among the public, health...

The True Costs of Trade Wars: An Analysis of the US-China Trade War

Taylor Hides
For the past year, the on-going US-China trade war has dominated headlines and caused increasing unrest in the global community. The tensions have escalated to a point where by the end of 2019, it is likely that the US and China will have tariffs covering nearly 100 per cent of imports from each other. Along with such expansive protectionist policies will come significant impacts on the US, China, and the rest of the world. There...

Policy Options to Improve the Adequacy of Income Supports for Albertans Living with Disabilities

Brianna Solberg
In Alberta, the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program is a provincially funded income support service for adults living with disabilities. AISH is administered by Alberta’s Ministry of Community and Social Services. The AISH program provides services to over 50,000 Albertans, providing $1 billion in benefits annually. Alberta’s traditionally conservative, neoliberal political environment has tended to conceptualize “disability” as an incompetency, or a “deformation of an individual’s intellectual, physical, sensory, communication or psychological...

Calgary - A Bee City

Mindi Summers, Lincoln Best, Samuel Robinson, Michaela Seal, Emily Purvis, Sarah Vermaak, Arminty Clarke, Michael Gavin, Ron Miksha & Marjan Eggermont
Visual summary of Calgary's native bee biodiversity and the 15 native plants found to support the greatest diversity of wild bees.

Scaffolding the Learning Opportunities: Academic Integrity at Douglas College

Holly Salmon & Janette Tilley
Douglas College has recently developed a wrap-around (multi-touchpoint) model of student education for academic integrity at the college. This presentation will share the preliminary work being done, both college-wide and discipline-specific, including a recent policy language update to encourage faculty to consider whether an academic integrity issue might be regarded as a learning opportunity, rather than a violation. It will also provide a snapshot of preliminary data collected about students being reported in one of...

A New Framework for Enhancing (Academic) Integrity

Paul MacLeod
Why is academic integrity so important? This might seem like a frivolous question, but it really is not. Academic integrity is crucial if we consider that one of the prime missions of higher education is to help form the intellectual and moral outlook of the future leaders of our society. By so doing, higher education can contribute to societies whose members abide by the rule of law and maintain, for the most part, adherence to...

Reconstructing the topology on monoids and polymorphism clones of reducts of the rationals

John Truss & Edith Vargas-García
We extend results from an earlier paper giving reconstruction results for the endomorphism monoid of the rational numbers under the strict and reflexive relations to the first order reducts of the rationals and the corresponding polymorphism clones. We also give some similar results about the coloured rationals.

Fraïssé theory and the Poulsen simplex

Martino Lupini
We present a Fraïssé-theoretic perspective on the study of the Poulsen simplex and its properties.

Conant's generalised metric spaces are Ramsey

Jan Hubička, Matěj Konečný & Jaroslav Nešetřil
We give Ramsey expansions of classes of generalised metric spaces where distances come from a linearly ordered commutative monoid. This complements results of Conant about the extension property for partial automorphisms and extends an earlier result of the first and the last author giving the Ramsey property of convexly ordered $S$-metric spaces. Unlike Conant's approach, our analysis does not require the monoid to be semiarchimedean.

Resettling Yazidi Refugee Families in Calgary by Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS): A Home Assessment Qualitative Report 2020-21

Pallavi Banerjee, Saheb Javaher Negin, Sophia Thraya, Tanner Short, Souzan Korsha & Chetna Khandelwal
The following report is a summary of the results of a larger research project on the resettlement of Yazidi refugees in Calgary as part of Canada’s humanitarian response to the ISIS-led genocide in Iraq. This study is in collaboration with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society’s (CCIS) home assessment initiative. CCIS is the main agency responsible for the resettlement of Yazidi refugees in Canada. Alongside covering the main areas of Yazidi resettlement in Canada, each section...

What's At Stake in Emerging Horizons

Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, 2022: 2022

Emerging Horizons, Part Two. Harmony’s Story: Answering the Big Question

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This second installment of the Emerging Horizons series explores Harmony’s digital storytelling (DST) experience (please see the introductory editorial to the series, Crafting Meaning, Cultivating Understanding, to access the film). In this article I lean on the philosophy of Paul Ricœur to suggest that 1) the metaphorical possibilities of DST could enable Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer survivors to come to a deeper understanding of their own cancer experiences and 2) the process of...

Starred Italian domination in graphs

Abel Cabrera Martinez
An Italian dominating function on a graph $G$ is a function $f:V(G)\rightarrow \{0,1,2\}$ such that $\sum_{u\in N(v)}f(u)\geq 2$ for every vertex $v\in V_0$, where $V_0=\{v\in V(G) : f(v)=0\}$ and $N(v)$ represents the open neighbourhood of $v$. A starred Italian dominating function on $G$ is an Italian dominating function $f$ such that $V_0$ is not a dominating set of $G$. The starred Italian domination number of $G$, denoted $\gamma_{I}^*(G)$, is the minimum weight $\omega(f)=\sum_{v\in V(G)}f(v)$ among...

Flag vector pairs, fatness, and their bounds for 4-polytopes

Jin Hong Kim & Park Nari
Recently Sjoberg and Ziegler showed a remarkable result that completely characterizes the flag vector pair $(f_0, f_{03} )$ of any $4$-dimensional polytopes. Motivated by their results and techniques, in this paper we show some necessary conditions for other remaining flag vector pairs such as $(f_0 , f_{02})$, $(f_{02}, f_{03})$, $(f_{1}, f_{02})$, and $(f_1 , f_{03})$ to be flag vector pairs of $4$-dimensional convex polytopes. Results of this paper give some partial answers to the questions...

The Tutte Polynomial of Complex Reflection Groups

Hery Randriamaro
The story ”Tutte Polynomial of Reflection Group” begins in 2007 when Ardila computed the Tutte polynomials of the hyperplane arrangements associated to the symmetric groups Sym(n), and to the imprimitive groups $G(2,1,n)$ and $G(2,2,n)$. One year later, De Concini and Procesi computed the Tutte polynomials associated to the primitive groups $G28,G35,G36,G37$, as well as Geldon in 2009. Then, we computed those associated to the imprimitive groups $G(m,p,n)$ in 2017. This article aims to close the...

Goal Orientation and Learning Readiness: Evidence Among Freshmen in Selected Kenyan Universities

Evelyne Kwamboka Mose, Peter JO Aloka & Benard Mwebi
This study, which adopted an ex post facto research design, investigated the relationship between goal orientation and learning readiness among first year students in three public universities in Kenya. A sample size of 372 first years from the three universities were obtained using both stratified and simple random sampling techniques. The Goal Questionnaire for Students (GQS) and the Learning Readiness Questionnaire (LRQ) were used to collect data. The findings reported Eta squared (.547) which implied...

Experiential Learning through Community-based Experiences: A Graduate Student Perspective

Iffat Naeem & Fabiola E. Aparicio-Ting
Experiential learning (EL) has become essential for graduate students to meet the demanding nature of professional environments, equipping them with skills in leadership, problem solving, and civic consciousness. Community based learning (CBL), as an identified EL strategy, involves a collaborative learning model emphasizing group membership and community engagement. CBL not only enhances graduate skills, but also places graduate student research within a larger social context, and encourages deeper understanding of their discipline. This paper discusses...

Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Vol. 5 (2022): Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching

Exploring Mentorship in Higher Education: Introduction to the Fifth Volume of Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching...i-v Reciprocal Mentoring as a Method to Enhance Doctoral Success...9-16 Leadership, SoTL, and Mentorship in a Teaching Scholars Community of Practice...93-99 The Role of Mentorship in Internships...42-50 Performing Mentorship in Collaborative Research Teams...86-92 Shifting Values and Voices: An Exploration in Holistic Mentorship Evaluation...108-115 Co-Teaching as Mentors: Maximizing Instructor and Librarian Collaboration for Teaching Information Literacy Skills...75-85 Building Assistive Communities:...

Reciprocal Mentoring as a Method to Enhance Doctoral Success

Andrew Mardjetko & Christina White Prosser
This article explores peer mentoring in doctoral studies, specifically through the students’ lived experiences in an interdisciplinary doctoral program cohort. Through reflexive conceptualization and the definition of mentorship, the lived experiences of the authors are portrayed. The roles and benefits of mentoring activities are identified and connected to the doctoral experiences through the various stages of degree completion, i.e., candidacy and ethics. Although learners were admitted to a doctoral degree in education, the individual’s intake...

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