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BALTA Handbook for Case Studies in the Social Economy
The BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA) is a five year initiative to conduct research on the social economy. This handbook provides a framework, detailed guidelines and methodology suggestions for case ...
2008 Summary of Results: BALTA Social Economy Survey - Fall 2008
The BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA) is a regional collaboration of organizations engaged in research initiatives to strengthen the foundations of the social economy in western Canada. Undertaken by the ...
BALTA Mapping Workplan - 2008-2009
This document summarizes the annual research plans of the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance with respect to its mapping program to survey and document social economy organizations in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.
Enabling Policy for Health and Social Co-ops in BC
This paper examines the role that co-operatives are playing in the provision of health and social services in Canada and internationally, and the impact of government policy, legislation, and operating procedure on the ...
BALTA Project E3 – Mapping the Social Economy from the Ground Up: Urban Neighbourhood/Rural Community Case Study
The social economy has begun to attract a lot of interest in Alberta, Canada. This research proposal is to map, through a sustainability lens, the social economy at a neighbourhood level in one Calgary, Alberta, community. ...
Using Online Interactive Tutorials In Teaching Psychology and Neuroscience at a Distance
Science educators often struggle with means to effectively present content in order to optimize student understanding of difficult concepts. This holds true for typical classroom-based instruction, but especially so when ...
Farmers’ Markets as Social Economy Drivers of Local Food Systems
There is growing interest in the re-localization of food systems. Farmers’ markets are important and increasingly prevalent sites of economic and social exchange in the evolution of local food systems. Little is understood, ...
The Effect of Machine Virtualization on the Environmental Impact of Desktop Environments
Through the course of this paper two important and recently prominent ideas in computing science are assessed in terms of their combined potential to provide responsive and environmentally responsible alternatives to ...
Scaling the pinnacle of art: learning vacations in Banff National Park, 1940s-1950s
Typically targeted to well-educated, middle class older travellers, the market for learning tourism in Canada has grown significantly in recent years. Operators and conservation agencies in Banff National Park have expressed ...
Predicting the Asian Currency Crises with Artificial Neural Networks: What Role of Function Approximation?
Indicators approach and probit and logit models are the two most widely used early warning systems for currency crisis. Several studies however suggest that despite their strengths these systems have high error rates ...