Social Responsibility and Small Business in Newfoundland and Labrador (Podcast)

In this INSIGHT-BLOG podcast Professor Julie Pitcher-Giles talks to us about how small businesses in NL provide a special set of socially responsible services to their communities, like extending lines of credit, or even supporting competitors in times of need. We discuss research on this topic and how strategic planning can potentially assist in the ability of small businesses to provide these services. We also discuss approaches to conducting research interviews that help break down barriers between researchers and business owners.

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The Issues Surrounding Informal Mountain Bike Trail Building in the Humber Valley and a Proposed Solution

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A section of sustainably built formal trail that the author built for the new Stephenville bike park; Photo by Andrew King
Research Reports are submissions to our blog from Grenfell Campus researchers (faculty, staff, or student). Any views expressed are those of the author. You can check out our guidelines and submit your story here.
Submitted by Andrew King, B.A. in Environmental Studies. Email: ark543@grenfell.mun.ca

It is no secret that the west coast of Newfoundland is a mecca for outdoor adventure activity in the province. Hiking, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, touring, and mountain biking are all popular activities which are thriving here. As these forms of outdoor recreation grow in popularity, so does the impacts left by each one on our natural environment.

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The Grenfell Art Gallery, Curatorial Research, and the Arts Ecosystem (Podcast)

In this INSIGHT-BLOG podcast we hear from Matthew Hills, Director of the Grenfell Campus Art Gallery. Matthew tells us about the various roles research plays at the Gallery, from helping staff maintain artwork, to the Gallery’s role as a cultural hub and beacon for the larger community. We also discuss Matthew’s role in two upcoming projects in the province and the research components involved.

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Keeping Watch with Natural Resources Canada: A Partner’s Take on Grenfell Research

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Dr. Brian Eddy

Dr. Brian Eddy of Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service (CFS) has worked with Grenfell Campus on research for almost ten years and is happy to see this partnership continue. Brian – whose work encompasses geospatial analysis, sustainability, land use and ecology – has extensively explored the connections between people and their environment, looking at how these connections can be understood in an integrated way, and what these connections mean for the wellbeing of communities.

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Invitation to Research Reports

 

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INSIGHT-BLOG is now happy to host a new section: Research Reports.

If you are a Grenfell Campus researcher (faculty, staff, or student) and want to let people know about your work outside of our normally scheduled programming we invite you to submit your story to our Research Reports section of the blog.

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6-minute insight: Episode II, Garrett Richards (Video)

This episode interviews Dr. Garrett Richards who studies how to mobilize research and get it to audiences such as the public and policy makers, so that the research can better inform decision making on issues like climate change and energy development.

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Museology, Creative Practice, and Nature’s #1 Fan (Podcast)

How is research manifested as creative practice? What is the state of our relationship(s) to the natural world? Where do you go to find 100-year-old-plus taxidermy specimens?

This INSIGHT-BLOG podcast features a conversation with D’Arcy Wilson, an assistant professor of painting, drawing, and interdisciplinary studio whose research-based practice incorporates performance, video, installation, drawing, painting, and a range of other media.

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Growing Tourism in Flat Bay: A Partner’s Take on Grenfell Research

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Photo by Ivan White

Ivan White can attest to the benefits of partnering with Grenfell Campus on research.

Ivan was hired in 2016 to help develop tourism in Flat Bay, initially focussing on the creation of “third spaces” and a social enterprise park. The term “third spaces” refers to places between work and home where people can socialize, network, and relax.

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Small Particles, Big Impact: Setting the Course of Physics Research

In this INSIGHT-BLOG podcast we hear from Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, a professor of Physics at Grenfell, about research happening on campus, new opportunities for students to study physics, and her role in helping to plan the future of physics research.

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INSIGHT-BLOG Sound Bite: Tuesday Afternoon Student Research Presentations

In this INSIGHT-BLOG Sound Bite we interview three students, Nick O’Niell, Shihao Wu, and Brittany Pittman, who presented on their research at a recent series of student research presentations at Grenfell Campus.

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