Research Projects

Rekar Munro, Carolin D - School of Business (2017)

Worldwide, businesses are facing a leadership shortage of crisis proportions, and it's getting worse. In 2015, the Global Leadership Forecast declared “an insatiable need for more capable leaders” which will take a “leadership revolution” to rectify.

What's caused this deficit? Dr. Carolin Rekar Munro thinks...

Newell, Rob - School of Environment & Sustainability (2017)

Rob Newell has a passion for understanding how we develop and use the places we call home and what this means for the local residents and environment. Too often, community changes are made without considering the experience of those who will live with the changes. Right now, the technology to help urban planners...

Jorgensen, Frances - School of Business (2017)

Many people know that when they're sick they're not operating at their best, but our culture rewards workers who "power through" to get the job done. What many people don't realize is that going to work sick can have major, life-changing consequences, contributing to serious psychological and physical issues....

Piggot-Irvine, Eileen - School of Leadership Studies (2016)

Action Research is regularly used to solve problems and create guidelines for best practices, but how well does it actually work?

Eileen Piggot-Irvine and her team set out to find out if assumptions about the value of Action Research were correct. To do this they have spent five years evaluating 200 projects...

Mittelman, Rob J - School of Business (2016)

Why do Canadians donate money to people they may never see, living in countries they may never visit, in cultures not their own? How do they choose which distant strangers to help?

Dr. Rob Mittelman has been interested in these questions ever since his doctoral dissertation. Wanting to further explore the...

Malisius, Eva M - School of Humanitarian Studies (2016)

Conflict happens in every workplace, but fortunately the outcomes don't have to be all negative. Conflict managers are professionals who enhance the positive aspects of conflict - like learning opportunities - while helping mitigate the negative aspects. Many businesses bring in conflict managers to help them...

Manion, Kathleen K - School of Humanitarian Studies (2016)

Young people are at a crossroads. They may be more technologically savvy and more educated than any previous generation, but they're struggling to find adequate housing and jobs, and are unsure about their political life. These struggles are the foundation of Manion's work on youth, Reflections on Community...

Pulla, Siomonn - College of Interdisciplinary Studies (2015)

Governments and corporations can no longer develop natural resources without particular care or attention to jurisdiction, environmental impact, and Indigenous rights or concerns. Most importantly, Canadian governments now have a legal duty to consult and accommodate Indigenous peoples impacted by any major...

Schissel, Bernard - School of Humanitarian Studies (2015)

Bernard Schissel and his collaborator Li Zong, have spent their professional lives studying the rights of children and immigration. Now, working together, with the help of funds provided by an Insight Grant, they wanted to understand how youth cope with the barriers they experience when they try to participate in...

Piggot-Irvine, Eileen - School of Leadership Studies (2014)

Commonwealth countries share a similar education system - one modeled on the British school system. As Commonwealth nations have obtained their independence, those systems have begun to diverge to better suit the needs of the population and the culture. Now, as one generation of educational leaders heads toward...

Pages