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Voluntourism: The Visual Economy of International Volunteer Programs
This thesis examines images of volunteer tourism—or voluntourism—on internet sites and describes how the photographs that appear on them contribute to maintaining global systems of power. Voluntourism is defined as either ...
Burning Risk: The Energy-from-Waste Controversy in Metro Vancouver
The majority of Canadian waste is landfilled: incineration, or in many cases Energy-from-Waste (EfW), accounts for less than 5% of total Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management. This is relatively low compared to the ...
Bracken Health Sciences Library Annual Report for 2012/13
Bracken Health Sciences Library Annual Report for 2011/12
Annual Report [2008/2009]
Bracken Health Sciences Library Annual report for 2008/09.
Moving 'Out', Moving On: Gay Men's Migrations Through the Life Course
This thesis explores how gay men make migration decisions through the life course. Recent studies of queer migration fall into two categories: (1) the role of the state and its heteronormative policies (e.g., family ...
Make This Your Home: The Impact of Religion on Acculturation: The Case of Canadian Khoja Nizari Isma'ilis from East Africa
This study examines the impact of religion on acculturation in a specific community, using the framework presented by Berry. Working from a Canadian perspective, Berry has created a framework that unifies much of the ...
The New Local Governance of Immigration in Canada: Regulation and Responsibility
In 2010, the Government of Canada significantly cut settlement service funding that helps immigrants integrate into Canadian communities. Concurrently, within the last three years, Citizenship and Immigration Canada and ...
Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Canadian Firefighters: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Firefighters are set to respond to a number of dynamic demands within their roles that extend well beyond fire suppression. These tasks (i.e., heavy lifting, awkward postures) and their unpredictable nature are likely ...
Challenging the Civic Nation
This thesis is a critical examination of civic nationalism that focuses on the disconnect between nationalist ideology and the social bases of nationhood, and the implications that this disconnect has for the feasibility ...