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Characterizing the denning habitat and movements of polar bears in Southern Hudson Bay

Characterizing the denning habitat and movements of polar bears in Southern Hudson Bay

The research aims to inform and advance Government Response Statement (GRS) actions, as well as provide new insights into the ecology of polar bears in Ontario. The overarching goal is to better understand the influence of climate change on the ecology and biology of polar bears in Southern Hudson Bay. Funding:  Species at Risk Research

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Ocean frontiers: An interdisciplinary workshop on the changing contours of marine space and resource access

Ocean frontiers: An interdisciplinary workshop on the changing contours of marine space and resource access

This two-day workshop, titled “Ocean Frontiers: An Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Changing Contours of Marine Space and Resource Access,” brought together a network of interdisciplinary scholars to explore the political-economic and ecological dynamics that shape new resource practices in marine zones. The overall goal was to unite social scientists and ecologists to share their understanding

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Linking participatory mapping in local risk mapping to strengthen resilience: A pilot study in Mexico

Linking participatory mapping in local risk mapping to strengthen resilience: A pilot study in Mexico

The project aimed to address gaps in research by developing a deeper understanding on how municipal governments use the Atlas in planning and development. Mexico is already known globally for its best practices in disaster risk reduction, including its disaster risk management framework, but it has been found that there are issues with the municipal

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Developing the Ecological Footprint Research Initiative

Developing the Ecological Footprint Research Initiative

The Ecological Footprint Initiative is a partnership between the Global Footprint Network and York researchers who are working to enhance the accounting methodology and improve data on which the concept of ecological footprint is based. The goal is for York to become the global data center for the National Ecological Footprint Accounts, starting in 2019,

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Networks for Change and Well-being: Girl-led ‘From the Ground Up’ Policy-making to Address Sexual Violence in Canada and South Africa

Networks for Change and Well-being: Girl-led ‘From the Ground Up’ Policy-making to Address Sexual Violence in Canada and South Africa

This international and interdisciplinary partnership brings together government and community-based organizations focusing on girls and young women, 40 co-applicants and collaborators from 14 post-secondary institutions in Canada and South Africa and a network of stakeholder partners located in both countries. The partnership seeks to examine and learn from the contexts in which communities of girls

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Linking public health, ecosystems and equity through ecohealth training and capacity building

Linking public health, ecosystems and equity through ecohealth training and capacity building

The project built and demonstrated Canadian leadership at the interface of public health, ecosystems, and equity, by developing an innovative, sustainable, capacity-building program, and established a pan-Canadian partnership including universities across five provinces. Funding of $250,000 over three years for the project came from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to support the work

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Municipal Climate Change Planning Guidance

Municipal Climate Change Planning Guidance

The project revolved around the emerging world of net zero community policy, planning and implementation in an Ontario municipal context. Specifically, the project aimed to: 1. Assess and compare innovative policies and procedures that are being used by Ontario municipalities to integrate growth planning with climate and energy planning. 2. Assess the factors that support

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Implementing Sex Ed Updates: A view from Ontario's Teachers

Implementing Sex Ed Updates: A view from Ontario's Teachers

The project focuses on what people can learn from the perspective of teachers about the implementation and enactment of a controversial updated health curriculum in Canada's largest province. The interdisciplinary team brings together researchers with backgrounds and expertise in environmental studies, education, public health, women's studies, youth studies, sociology, social work and nursing from across

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Strong Environmental Learning and Action

Strong Environmental Learning and Action

The project will develop teaching and learning resources on climate change, authentic learning with certification resources, curriculum-linked map, student-featured instructional how-to-video as well as teaching and board staff training and network building. Researcher: Lewis Molot Project Theme: EcoCampus

Improving community health and well-being outcomes

Improving community health and well-being outcomes

The project ‘Improving Community Health and Well-being Outcomes through Conservation’ aimed to gain an understanding of the state of organizations working in the field of ecohealth and to identify TRCA’s unique role in this field. The project investigated evidence-based connections between TRCA’s core work in Integrated Watershed Management -- including the theme areas of Watershed

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