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Farmers Markets, Local Food Systems and the Social Economy: A Thematic Literature Review
Alternative food systems, often drawing heavily on local and ‘embedded’ markets, have emerged as a response to the dissipating connection between food systems and ecological systems brought about by the globalization trend. ...
Social Enterprises: Creating Jobs and Community Wellness One Small Business at a Time
(ISIS Research Centre, University of British Columbia, 2010-11)
The social enterprise business model has become increasingly prevalent in recent years; in particular, many social enterprises in British Columbia, Canada, (B.C.) have evolved with a social mission offering employment to ...
Scaling Up Local Food
(i4 e-magazine, Canadian Centre for Community Renewal, 2010-11-20)
The key challenge facing local food initiatives is how to scale up to the point of transforming (rather than merely “informing”) the much larger conventional food system. This article, based on research by the BC-Alberta ...
Modeling Service Choreographies with Rule-enhanced Business Processes
The research community has so far mainly focused on the problem of modeling of service orchestrations in the domain of service composition, while modeling of service choreographies has attracted less attention. The following ...
Mobile Self Efficacy in Canadian Nursing Education Programs
The purpose of this study was to assess the self-efficacy of nursing faculty and students related to their potential use of mobile technology and to ask what are the implications for their teaching and learning in practice ...
AUGO II: A comprehensive subauroral zone observatory
A new geophysical observatory dedicated to the study of the auroral borealis will be built 25 km southwest of the town of Athabasca, in Alberta, Canada. It is anticipated to see first light in the winter of 2010/2011 and ...
Sea Songs from Two Oceans: A Comparative Analysis of Maritime Songs from the Coasts of Yorkshire and British Columbia
Yorkshire folksong collector Frank Kidson did most of his fieldwork during the last two decades of the Victorian era. The fruits of his labours during the 1880s found expression in his pioneering collection Traditional ...
13th Annual Accessing Higher Ground Conference
We Know More Than You Think! What do we know about the student experience? What draws students to Athabasca University?
Dr. Nancy Parker, Director, Institutional Studies, will present key trends for Athabasca University learners and support services. Discussion will include benchmarking surveys, highlighting data obtained from a number of ...
Mobile Learning-Student Perspectives
The use of mobile learning (m-learning) to deliver course content and/or learning activities, is a relatively new instructional design strategy, currently gaining momentum in postsecondary and distance education institutions. ...