Ktaqmkuk (the Mi’kmaw place name referring to the island of Newfoundland), has been an important hunting territory that has been travelled by Mi’kmaq for generations. Many Mi’kmaw communities across Ktaqmkuk continue to hold rich cultural history, tradition, and environmental knowledge.
Welcome to INSIGHT-FELL, an online research newsletter that highlights the exciting, dynamic, and multi-disciplinary research of Grenfell Campus’s students, staff, and faculty. An initiative of the Associate Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies’ office, the newsletter focuses on our individual and group research projects and provides opportunities to share information and connect with each other. Please find links to the content of this INSIGHT-FELL issue below, which covers research from winter and summer 2018.
Wireless communication has grown exponentially in the last couple of years. Research and technology have worked hand-in-hand to accommodate data traffic needs and are currently using 4G networks. Due to the projected demand for bandwidth-intensive media and devices, industry and academia will continue their efforts to ensure that technology keeps up with the projected need for more powerful communication networks.
Mr. Lukas Bosch, a 2nd year student in the Master of Arts in Environmental Policy program, considers himself as being “from all over Canada.” He says that having lived in many different provinces has allowed him to learn how diverse the country is and travelling has sparked his passion for Canadian politics, environmental policy, and environmental assessment topics.
The term Built Environment refers to spaces and infrastructures developed by humans. The built environment can range in scale from highway networks to fishing stages, and even a sandcastle built at the beach. In Professor Forbes’ art practice, she considers human interventions with the natural landscape and already developed environments as a creative act. In her current project Active Site: Interventions in the Built Environment Forbes’ key question is to understand what the built environment means in Western Newfoundland.
Nutrition is a determinant in numerous aspects of health and well-being. Dawn Pittman, of the Western Regional School of Nursing (WRSON), is exploring how we can help improve nutrition among older adults in Western Newfoundland and throughout the province. It is work that is vital to understanding and addressing the health challenges that are facing a population that is aging and often geographically isolated.
Grenfell Researchers Dr. Gabriela Sabau and Dr. Mumtaz Cheema featured in The Telegram and The Chronicle Herald – Climate change or climate crisis?
“Flood waters in Ottawa and fires in Alberta: the changing environment has politico’s in Canada debating on whether to declare a national emergency in regard to effects felt due to climate change….
The Telegram set out to ask people in the province, whose livelihoods depend on the environment, what their thoughts are — change or crisis — and if they have felt the effects.”
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, welcomed its first cohort of Master of Fine Arts in visual arts (studio) students this spring.
Five students from many different walks of life are diving into the program as well as discovering the west coast of the island.
From CBC News – Turning Newfoundland’s southwest coast into an agricultural tourism destination
“A team of researchers are trying to find a way to keep tourists on Newfoundland’s southwest coast, by exploring what kind of agricultural tourism can be developed in communities.
Dr. Roselyne Okech Receives Female Researchers Award
Dr. Roselyne Okech has received the Female Researchers Award at the 16th Annual Scientific Conference of Montenegrin Sports Academy “Sport, Physical Activity and Health: Contemporary Perspectives.” Held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, the conference had 222 delegates, including 72 women, from 42 Countries. Dr. Okech presented a paper entitled Sustainable Sport Hunting Tourism in Newfoundland and Labrador: Focus on the Moose.