Research Projects

Veletsianos, George - School of Education & Technology (2020)

How do faculty members imagine the nature of near future higher education in North America? What are their fears, anxieties, hopes, and aspirations? What is the role of technology in future education environments? And what does higher education look like in the context of broader forces? What does higher education...

Veletsianos, George - School of Education & Technology (2020)

The effort seeks to improve personal health and the health of populations by combating misinformation and developing online learning interventions that improve people’s knowledge, skills, beliefs, and behaviours related to COVID-19. In particular, the effort uses a design thinking approach to (1) examine digital...

Hodson, Jaigris - College of Interdisciplinary Studies (2020)

The online spread of misinformation is one of the drivers behind issues such as the recent COVID-19 related “infodemic” or climate change denial and is a threat to the public interest. Drawing from political economy, cultural capital theories, a social-ecological model, and user experience literature, this...

Cox, Robin S - School of Humanitarian Studies (2020)

It is increasingly urgent that individuals and communities mobilize as change makers to address escalating climate- and disaster-related risks and impacts. This research engages youth, teachers, and their communities on Vancouver Island and in Puerto Rico in community-based, participatory and decolonized...

Rowe, Wendy E - School of Leadership Studies (2020)

The proposed research will investigate how K-12 teachers are coping with the stress of COVID-19. We will explore COVID-19’s impact on their professional roles and surface narratives of reaction and coping in order to locate instances where strategies of adaptation were...

Walinga, Jennifer - School of Communication & Culture (2020)

This project will elucidate structural and systemic gaps and identify opportunities within Canadian sport institutes and governing bodies in relation to the COVID-19 crisis response. Sport provides a rich empirical setting to elaborate and illuminate some of the basic tenets of institutional, organizational...

Das, Runa - College of Interdisciplinary Studies (2019)

The Canadian government has set targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and by 80% by 2050, relative to 2005 levels. Achieving these targets and transitioning to a low-carbon future will require a number of changes and investments across energy systems. Canadians have a role to play in...

Dallimore, Audrey - School of Environment & Sustainability (2019)

Executive Summary

The popular research ship tours of the PromoScience 2010 Salish Sea Expedition and the 2018 PromoScience Expedition will continue to bring marine science and technology dockside to BC coastal communities in the next three years. The Canadian research vessels CCGS Vector and...

Cox, Robin S - School of Humanitarian Studies (2018)

We're losing more to climate change and disasters than ever before. Those working on the frontlines need new knowledge and skills to anticipate and respond to social, economic and environmental challenges. But there’s nowhere for them to get that training. That’s why...

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...

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