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Student Research

The titles of major research projects completed by students in the School of Humanitarian Studies are listed on this page by area of study.

Conflict Analysis and Management

  • Duncan McDonald, The Ombudsperson in Higher Education: Building Capacity for Conflict Resolution
  • Eve St-Cyr, CANADA FR – A study of latent conflicts in minority Francophone communities in Canada
  • Laura Evans, A Psycho-Social Needs Assessment of Male Survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Northern Uganda
  • Linda Morrison, Optimizing Crucial Conversation
  • Mark Newby, An Exploration of Conflict and Succession in a Medium Sized Family Business
  • Maxine Machan, Academic Collective Bargaining: The Enemy Within
  • Mike Collyer, An Evaluation of the Peacebuilders Program Operated by the South Island Dispute Resolution Centre in Victoria BC
  • Patricia Robertson, Healing the Personal Wounds of Colonization: Utilizing Third Party Consultation to Transform Canada’s Post-Residential School Societal Conflict
  • Rene Drotar, Employee Engagement and the Experience of Conflict in the Workplace

Disaster and Emergency Management

  • Aaron Beardmore, Seasonal Tourism Workers: Risk Perception and Communication Influencing Vulnerability to Disasters
  • Amanda Barros, Inclusive Disaster and Emergency Preparedness: Enhancing Preparedness in Residential Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
  • Amy Campbell, Tsunami awareness and preparedness for British Columbia’s marinas: Port Alberni case study
  • Bill Sparling, A Role for the Canadian Forces: Employment in Disaster and Humanitarian Aid and Relief
  • Brad Witcher, Field Hospital Application in Disasters: Perceptions of Alberta’s Frontline Emergency Medical Services Practitioners
  • Brian Hutchinson, Career Urban Firefighter Perceptions of Citizen Volunteer Participation in Disaster Response
  • Chris Johnson, Wildfire Mitigation Strategies Preferred by Wildland-Urban Interface Homeowners in Edson, AB
  • Christine Bussieres, Casestudy: Assessing Wildfire Vulnerability at the Municipal Level
  • Cole Heffren, Post Traumatic Effects in Policing: Perceptions, Stigmas and Help Seeking Behaviours
  • Dave Walsh, Using Appreciative Inquiry to Facilitate Organizational Learning within a Nongovernmental Organization in Northern Uganda
  • Dwayne McDonnell, Is there a Role for Faith-Based Organizations in Secular Disaster Response
  • Elysia Dempsey, Building Community Resilience Through the Establishment of Recovery Centres
  • Emily Kydd, The Disaster Social Vulnerability of Aboriginal Women: The Situation in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
  • James Embleton-Forrest, Optimizing the Use of Social Media for the Dissemination of Early Warnings
  • Jeff Bird, The Face of the Profession: Contributing to a Benchmark Profile of the Emergency Management Profession in Canada
  • Jeff Simons, Establishing Community Based Performance Indicators to Assist Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Resource Procurement
  • Jim MacDonald, Community Recovery in British Columbia: The Challenges and Some Guidance for the Local Authorities in Developing and Implementing Community Recovery Plans
  • Jodi Manz-Henezi, Stakeholder Perceptions Regarding Roles and Responsibilities for the Safeguarding and Care of Cognitively Impaired Seniors Before, During and Following a Significant Disaster Event
  • John Remillard, Integrated Governance of Climate Change Adaption and Disaster Risk Management
  • Julie Cole, Hazard Risk Communication in Rural Northern Ontario: Determining Best Practices for Public Education
  • Lindsay Durvin, The Financial Implications of Variant Provincial Disaster Financial Assistance Policies on Post-Disaster Housing Recovery
  • Marcilyn Cianfarani, Supporting the Resilience of LGBTQ12S People and Households in Canadian Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Nic Meunier, Collaborative Disaster Training for Canadian Forces Bases and Civilian Partners
  • Nick Hamilton, What Community Engagement Can Offer in the Context of Wildfire Mitigation Planning
  • Norma Sorenson, What we can learn about Disaster Preparedness: A Study of the Experience of on-duty Hospital Nurses in Concepcion, Chile, During and 72 Hours After the Earthquake of February 27, 2010
  • Parastou Najaf Esmaeilabadi, Improving Social Media Practices implications for Emergency Management British Columbia
  • Phillip Durand, In Pursuit of Community Resiliency: Canadian Perspectives on Key Factors and Indicators of Community Resiliency
  • Pierre Picard, An Analysis of Canada’s Disaster and Emergency Management Governance System, Focusing on Long Term Disaster Recovery Prospects for Ontario’s Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Racquel Simpson, Evidence-Based Disaster and Emergency Management: A Shift in Paradigm, Philosophy, and Culture
  • Ray Monteith, Validation of a HAZMAT/CBRN Decontamination Protocol within a Canadian Context
  • Tyler Andrews, Emergency Preparedness Activities and Perceptions of Residents of High-Rise Buildings in Toronto, Canada

Human Security and Peacebuilding

  • Andrew Eric Harris, Sustainable Community Development through Contributions from Mining Operations: Case Study Ghana
  • Emma Swan, An Exploration into the Gendered Interpretation of SUMUD and it's Subsequent Manifestation in Palestinian Peacebuilding: Towards a Gender Inclusive Model of Peacebuilding
  • Hassan Sesay, The Nexus Between Leadership and Conflict: The Case for Sierra Leone
  • Hyasinter Rugoro, Micro-credits' Impact on Women's Livelihood in Rural Musoma: Tanzania
  • Jane Lawson, Initiating Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Strategies in Refugee Camps
  • Masoumeh Khorramipour, The Attitudes of Religious Actors for Global Human Security and Peace Initiatives
  • Rosemina Daya, Refugees in the 21st Century
  • Wanja Munaita, Assessing The Impacts of Livelihoods Support and Skills Training in Northern Uganda: A Beneficiary Perspective