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Ecological Concept Development at the Elementary School Level
This case study of one school was designed to examine the level of knowledge and understanding elementary students (ages 9 – 13) have for key ecological concepts that are found in the Ontario 2007 science curriculum ...
Using vehicular traffic count data to estimate the factors driving water-based recreation use in northwestern Ontario, Canada
Within Canada's publicly owned forests (i.e., Crown forests), little information is available about how and when people use lakes and rivers for recreation. I report an example of using traffic monitoring to identify both ...
Adapting reproduction: portrayals of sex, birth, and bodies in four early modern women's metaphors for writing
The metaphor for writing as reproduction was common in literature by both men and women in the early modern period. Indeed, Donald W. Foster argues that the comparison between texts and children, “is the single most frequent ...
Enriching Communities with Community-based Arts Education
This research aims to describe the value of community-based arts education. Community-based arts organizations focus on community concerns and issues as well as support individual development (Hoffman Davis, 2010), yet ...
Genetic variation and adaptation of white birch populations across Canada
Trees adapt to local climates, however growing concern surrounding climate change has generated predictions suggesting mass extinction or redistribution of taxa across the landscape. A lack of redistribution will result ...
An Integrated Full-bridge Class-DE Ultrasound Transducer Driver for HIFU Applications
This thesis present a CMOS integrated transducer driver for high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) applications. Because this driver will be used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) environment, no magnetic components ...
Autonomous navigation algorithms for indoor mobile robots
In many autonomous mobile robotic applications, the capability of finding a good path is of primary importance, especially for the places which are cluttered by random obstacles that may appear on the robot's path.
Developing understanding: pre-service elementary teachers' changing conceptions of mathematics
This descriptive case study explores how a conceptual understanding of fractions develops in pre-service elementary teachers enrolled in a reform-based, remedial mathematics skills course set at a middle school level, ...
Progressive freeze concentration of naphthenic acids
Canada’s oil reserves are among the largest in the world with over 1.7 trillion barrels of bitumen in place with confirmed measurements indicating there are 173 billion barrels of recoverable oil under current economic ...