Michael Boudreau -
The Friars & the Martins: Using Family History to Chart Socio-Economic Continuity & Change in New Brunswick
This research project will utilize family history as a lens through which to investigate the historical transformation of New Brunswick society. The nucleus of the project is the family life of Ida Louise Martin (née Friars), a woman who lived in various parts of New Brunswick from her birth in 1907 to her death in 2004. Like most Maritimers of her generation, Martin grew up in a decidedly rural environment in the environs of Sussex, located along the Saint John River Valley in Kings County. By investigating her early life, as well as the 18th and 19th-century roots of her extended family (the Friars), insights can be drawn into the nature of rural society, notably the implications of transiency, occupational pluralism, stratification, and religious pluralism.
Catherine Gidney -
Attending the Student Body: Health Care at Canadian Universities, 1900-1950s
This study examines the supply of, and demand for, student health services at Canadian University from the 1900s to the 1950s. It focuses on the contribution of the university to the growth of the welfare state, the role of female health professionals in the creation of women’s spaces on campus, and the role health services played in the project of moral formation central to the university.
Jane Jenkins -
Clean Cows for Healthy Consumers: Tuberculin Testing of New Brunswick Dairy Herds, 1915-1950
The strategy to safeguard milk supplies through the tuberculin testing of dairy herds was costly, unreliable and controversial when it was proposed in the 1920’s by New Brunswick public health officials. My study of this strategy reveals the complex social, economic and political influences arising from incorporating veterinary medical expertise and practice into the service of human medical and public health reform.
Gayle MacDonald -
A Qualitative Critique of Labour Law in New Brunswick
This study will critically assess the effects of the Industrial Relations Act (IRA) of NB, specifically the provisions of ‘final offer’ and the inability to call a strike vote before negotiations begin, as well as the conciliation board strategy to quell a strike vote, on the experience of university faculty union bargaining teams and executives from two universities in New Brunswick.
Mikhail Molchanov -
Prospects for Collaboration Between Oil and Gas Industries of Atlantic Canada and the Gazprom Company of the Russian Federation
This is a pilot study whose purpose is to delineate areas of potential economic cooperation between oil and gas industries of Atlantic Canada and the Gazprom company of the Russian Federation in the field of energy exploration and development, specifically the development of the LNG (liquefied natural gas) facilities in the Atlantic Canada and the role that the Russian state-run monopoly Gazprom can play in these efforts.
Longitudinal Study of the Socialization Processes of a Police Recruit Cohort from the Atlantic Police Academy
This project is the first installment of a study aiming to follow a number of police officers from their first day of training, throughout their career. Criminological studies are often based on theories which posit that attitudes and behaviors are subject to variations over time. Regrettably, for the sake of expediency, methodological preferences end up focusing on a cross-sectional approach. A snapshot in time of the phenomenon is taken, but little is known of the process of shaping and the changes the phenomenon likely goes through. The larger project aims to fill this gap in the case of police officers’ occupational attitudes. The project will favor a longitudinal panel study of a group of police recruits at the very beginning of their basic training at the Atlantic Police Academy (P.E.I.).
Tony Trembley -
Investigating the Social Foundations of Newfoundland’s Literary Ferment of Burning Rock
The aim of this research is to examine the socio-economic conditions and cultural repercussions of Newfoundland¹s literary renaissance, which began in the 1990s and is still thriving today. To do that, I will travel to Newfoundland to interview the principles of that island¹s Burning Rock writer’s collective. The social impetus for that collective, and the cultural momentum it has generated, shares many of the same characteristics with New Brunswick¹s literary renaissance of the 1940s and 50s. This, then, is a comparative study of social foundations that examines contemporary energies to shed light on a similar, earlier movement in New Brunswick.
Deborah van den Hoonaard -
The Experience of Iranian Bahá’I Refugees in Atlantic Canada: II
The proposed research continues to explore the experiences of Iranian Baha’is who came to Atlantic Canada in the 1980s as refugees and, unlike the vast majority of non-European immigrants, stayed. The experiences of these immigrants will shed light on the challenge of retaining immigrants within the Atlantic Provinces.
Shaunda Wood - Academic Ability and Achievement: Understanding how Gifted Elementary Students' Learning Needs are Being Addressed in New Brunswick
The purpose of this preliminary study is to explore how the high ability students’ needs are addressed in New Brunswick. With NB’s low provincial performance on PISA 2006: Science Competencies for Tomorrow’s World, what kind of individual enriched/accelerated curriculum is a ‘high ability’ student really receiving in the average inclusive NB classroom?
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