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  • The Library's Place in a Mobile Space
    The Library's Place in a Mobile Space
    Presented at the m-Libraries 2009 conference, June 23, 2009, Vancouver.
    The Lived Experience of Canadian University Students with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
    The Lived Experience of Canadian University Students with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
    Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the lived experiences of university students with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Methods: University students participated in a 2-part focus group. Transcripts were analyzed thematically using an open-coding approach. Data analysis was guided by a framework analysis method and emergent themes were triangulated between study authors for validity. Results: Three major themes identified in this study were food issues within the university environment, lack of diabetes awareness on campus and internal struggles related to the participants' relationships with their diabetes. Conclusions: Results illustrate some of the unique challenges that interfere with diabetes self-management, academic performance and quality of life among this sample of university students. Findings can provide insight for diabetes educators and other healthcare practitioners regarding the issues that may interfere with optimal diabetes self-care in this population. Findings also can be used to inform university administrators how to make the university environment more diabetes friendly for its students., Hill, S., Gingras, J., & Gucciardi, E. (2013). The Lived Experience of Canadian University Students with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Canadian Journal Of Diabetes, 37(4), 237-242. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjd.2013.04.009
    The Local News Map : transparency, credibility, and critical cartography
    The Local News Map : transparency, credibility, and critical cartography
    Widespread disruption has made tracking what is happening to local journalism in Canada a challenge. The Local News Map is a crowdsourced web-based mapping tool that invites the public to contribute information about local newsroom startups, closings, and service reductions/increases. As concerns mount about the future of local journalism, the map’s data are cited with increasing frequency and it has the potential to influence debate, policy, and other research. Taken at face value, the map is a straightforward tracking device. A critical assessment of the assumptions, decision-making, and biases underpinning the map, however, illustrates that nothing is ever quite that simple. Researchers have called for a more critical and reflective approach to the application of geographic information technologies to mapping. This article draws on theories of critical cartography to evaluate the Local News Map’s biases, limitations, and strengths with a view to enhancing its credibility as a research tool. Keywords : local news, mapping, local journalism, participatory mapping, crowdsourcing, critical cartography
    The Matching Game: Experimenting with Librarian Mediated Patron-Driven Acquisition
    The Matching Game: Experimenting with Librarian Mediated Patron-Driven Acquisition
    pAre you thinking of piloting Patron-Driven Acquisition in your library? In this session, we share our experiences with PDA. We will lead a discussion on the implementation decisions for selection and workflow and the differences and similarities between patron-selected vs. librarian-selected titles; and usage of electronic vs. print titles./p
    The Missing News: Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press
    The Missing News: Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press
    John Miller, . (2000). The Missing News: Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press. Canadian Journal Of Communication, 25(4). Retrieved from http://www.cjc-online.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/1185/1115
    The Mobile Experience at Ryerson
    The Mobile Experience at Ryerson
    Presented at Digital Odyssey, June 11, 2010
    The Mules are Splendid Company: One Man's Experience of WWI Africa
    The Mules are Splendid Company: One Man's Experience of WWI Africa
    This book is based on the letters that Thomas Wilson, a civil engineer from the Borders of Scotland, wrote during the first World War while he was serving in East Africa., Other versions of this title are available for the iPad on Apple's iBookstore and for reading on the web on Pressbooks website (http://pomathorn.pressbooks.com/). ISBN for this print version is: 978-1-926769-26-4
    The New Interim Federal Health Program: How Reduced Coverage Adversely Affects Refugee Claimants' Employment
    The New Interim Federal Health Program: How Reduced Coverage Adversely Affects Refugee Claimants' Employment
    Jackson, S. (2012). The New interim federal health program: how reduced coverage adversely affects refugee claimants' employment. Toronto: Ryerson Centre for Immigration & Settlement.
    The New Regulatory Regime for Social Enterprises in Canada: Potential Impacts on Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability
    The New Regulatory Regime for Social Enterprises in Canada: Potential Impacts on Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability
    Social enterprises are organizations that operate in the marketplace as a business, but pursue social, cultural, environmental or societal goals. Since the concept of ‘social enterprise’ first emerged 30 years ago (DeFourny & Nyssens 2010), the term has come to be applied to a group of widely hetero0genous organizations. However, they all sit at the junction of the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Some of the types of organizations now called social enterprises existed well before the term ‘social enterprise’ was conceived – Canada’s Canadian Goodwill Industries, for example. Increasingly, however, the group of new and old organizations that blend business with social goals is being seen as a distinct new “identifiable and viable organizational form” (Elson & Hall 2010). Keywords: CVSS, Centre for Voluntary Sector Studies, Working Paper Series,TRSM, Ted Rogers School of Management Citation:, O'Connor, P. (2014). The new regulatory regime for social enterprises in Canada: potential impacts on nonprofit growth and sustainability. (Working Paper Series Volume 2014 (1)) Toronto: Ted Rogers School of Management, Centre for Voluntary Sector Studies, Ryerson University.
    The Next Broadband Challenge: Mobile ; Presentation to the Experts Workshop -- The Broadband Act of 2011: Developing a Communications Act for the 21st Century.
    The Next Broadband Challenge: Mobile ; Presentation to the Experts Workshop -- The Broadband Act of 2011: Developing a Communications Act for the 21st Century.
    Middleton, Catherine & Given Jock. (2010). The Next Broadband Challenge: Mobile ; Presentation to the Experts Workshop -- The Broadband Act of 2011: Developing a Communications Act for the 21st Century. [PDF document]., Sponsored by the New America Foundation and the Ford Foundation, Washington DC, September 2010.
    The Pioneer Greek Immigrant in the United States and Canada (1880s-1920s): Survival Strategies of a Traditional Family
    The Pioneer Greek Immigrant in the United States and Canada (1880s-1920s): Survival Strategies of a Traditional Family
    This paper is a study of the pioneer Greek immigrant and the pioneer Greek immigrant family in the United States and Canada from the 1880s to the 1920s. Our thesis is that the pioneer Greek immigrant was the executor of a well-defined family plan to help preserve as much as possible the physiognomy, identity and economic autonomy of the family unit that was left behind in the mother country. The Greek-American and Greek-Canadian family, limited in scope because of the gender composition of the early immigrants, organized itself in a "defensive" manner, i.e. it "closed" itself to the outside world and remained "frozen in time", as a result of the hardships of immigrant life, including the racism of the host countries., Originally published as: Tastsoglou, E., & Stubos, G. (1992). The pioneer greek immigrant in the United States and Canada (1880s-1920s): Survival strategies of a traditional family. Ethnic Groups, 9, 175-189.
    The Private sector, institutions of higher education, and immigrant settlement in Canada
    The Private sector, institutions of higher education, and immigrant settlement in Canada
    The settlement sector in Canada has undergone significant transformations in recent times, most notably the imposition of neoliberal principles on service providers that has transferred a substantial amount of the immigrant selection and recruitment process from governmental agencies to third parties. This trend of devolution has accelerated with recent developments associated with Provincial Nominee Programs. By reviewing the literature related to Provincial Nominee Programs and their implementation, we illustrate how private employers and institutions of higher education are not only involved in immigrant selection but also increasingly in settlement service delivery. Keywords: immigration, settlement services, Provincial Nominee Program, neoliberalism, privatization, institutions of higher education, Canada