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  • Lean and In-between: Culture and Discourse in a Health-Care System Improvement Story 

    Semeniuk, Darby
    Background: Lean is a process improvement methodology born in automobile manufacturing and since applied to other manufacturing sectors and, more recently, the public sector. As the Government of Saskatchewan applies lean ...
  • Conceptualizing the Use of Technology to Foster Peace via Adventure Learning 

    Veletsianos, George; Eliadou, Annita (The Internet and Higher Education, 2009)
    In this paper we present and discuss the findings of a systematic literature review on the use of educational technology initiatives to foster peace outcomes, and we relate those findings to Adventure Learning. In the ...
  • Smart Growth Canada Network develops innovative online courses for municipalities [pre-print] 

    Alexander, Don (Municipal World Inc., 2006-11)
    Over the last couple of years, a new organization has emerged with direct relevance to municipal governments, their elected officials and employees. Smart Growth Canada Network (SGCN) was initially established in 2003 as ...
  • Bioregionalism: Tool for sustainability 

    Alexander, Don (Wilfrid Laurier University CRRC, 1991)
    This paper explores the potential of bioregionalism as a tool for sustainability.
  • Potential effects of climate change on members of the Palaeotropical pitcher plant family Nepenthaceae 

    Moran, Jonathan A.; Gray, Laura K.; Clarke, Charles; Wint, G. R. William (PLoS ONE, 2017-08-17)
    Anthropogenic climate change is predicted to have profound effects on species distributions over the coming decades. In this paper, we used maximum entropy modelling (Maxent) to estimate the effects of projected changes ...
  • Enhancing Governance and Decision Making at the Students Commission of Canada 

    Mahdy, Sharif
    This study explored the research question: What strategies can the Students Commission of Canada (SCC) enact to enhance its governance and decision making? The SCC is a national charitable nongovernmental organization with ...
  • ENHANCING EXCELLENCE THROUGH TEAMWORK 

    Mayers-Jaekel, Joleyne Alanna
    This action research project examined the model of a high-functioning faculty team within the School of Health Sciences (SHS) in a Canadian college in the Middle East. The objective of which was to assist the organization ...
  • Left off the map again [Book Review] Cultures in contention 

    Alexander, Don (Artons Cultural Affairs Society and Publishing Inc., 1986)
    Review of the book "Cultures in contention" edited by Douglas Kahn and Diane Neumaier (Seattle: The Real Comet Press, 1985).
  • Advocacy journalism: Native style 

    Alexander, Don (Artons Cultural Affairs Society and Publishing Inc., 1986)
    The following is an edited transcript of an interview with Alex Jacobs, co-editor of Akwesasne Notes (based in Rooseveltown, New York), the longest running Native journal in North America.
  • Constitutive Communication in the (Re)creation of Community 

    Henderson, Johanna Michelle
    Given physical intervention’s lack of success in transforming neighbourhoods into communities, communication presents a compelling opportunity for study, with potential to identify tools to organize neighbourhoods into ...
  • Whatever the cost 

    Unknown author (2017-08-04)
  • Mohawk radio: A nation rebuilds through broadcasting 

    Alexander, Don (Artons Cultural Affairs Society and Publishing Inc., 1986)
    The following is an edited transcript of an interview with Jake Swamp, traditional chief of the Wolf Clan (Mohawk Nation), David Back, production manager for CKON (a radio station operating on the Akwesasne Reserve which ...
  • Prison of images: Seizing the means of representation 

    Alexander, Don (Artons Cultural Affairs Society and Publishing Inc., 1986)
    The position occupied by Native people in white culture is similar to that of women in patriarchy. From cigar store Indian, to cowboy and Indian movies, to the "noble savage," Native people live in a prison of images not ...
  • Layabouts: Profile of a community band [Album Review] No masters! 

    Alexander, Don (Artons Cultural Affairs Society and Publishing Inc., 1986)
    Review of the album "No masters!" by the Layabouts (Detroit: [Non-Serviam Productions], 1985).
  • The Relevance of Prison Climate on Prison Conflict 

    Stobbe, Graham Scott
    Conflict is an enduring reality in prisons. The contrast between a ‘total institution’ and an involuntary client base sets a rich table for conflict. While different approaches have been taken to manage conflict in prison, ...
  • [Abstract] Ecosystem planning for Canadian urban regions 

    Tomalty, Ray; Gibson, Robert B.; Alexander, Don; Fisher, John (ICURR, 1994-11)
    The document details the development of a framework for applying the ecosystem planning approach to urbanized and urbanizing regions in Canada. It defines "ecosystem planning" based on research of Ontario initiatives. Seven ...
  • School Leaders Supporting Teachers' Mental Health 

    MacDonald, J. Geoff J.
    This action research project examined school leaders’ role in supporting classroom teachers’ mental health within Prince Edward Island schools. The study explored the question: How can Prince Edward Island’s school leaders ...
  • [Book Review] The living economy: A new economics in the making 

    Alexander, Don (The Pollution Probe Foundation, 1988)
    Book review of "The living economy: A new economics in the making" edited by Paul Ekins (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986).
  • [Book Review] The modern crisis 

    Sells, Jennifer; Alexander, Don (The Pollution Probe Foundation, 1986)
    Review of the book "The modern crisis" by Murray Bookchin (Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, 1986).
  • Area-wide traffic management: An innovative strategy for urban centres 

    Davidson, Gavin; Roseland, Mark; Alexander, Don (Eco-Logica, 1998)
    This study compares and contrasts a traditional view of traffic management with an emerging, broad interpretation that supports sustainable development. We then summarise recent research we undertook to examine ...

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