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Finding Canadian Government Pubs.  

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Finding Canadian Government Pubs. Econ 773 Peggy Findlay Reference Librarian Mills Research Help 2 Objectives Finding print Canadian government publications Electronic Canadian government publications Census Information/ Survey Data #12;Finding Canadian Documents ­ Econ 773 Finding Print Canadian Government

Haykin, Simon

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Canadian Government Information on the Internet  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Canadian Government Information on the Internet (CGII) serves as a reference guide to publicly available government information, providing access to a wealth of Internet-based resources. CGII consists of seven sections: Major Sites, Federal Information, Provincial Information, Municipal Information, Discussion Lists, Library Catalogues, and Electronic Journals. Each section contains an orderly collection of annotated links. The strengths of CGII, as a metasite collocating Canadian government information, reside in its thoughtful organization and the usefulness of its well-written annotations. CGII is maintained by the Government of Canada's Depository Services Program (DSP); content is contributed by document specialists nationwide, and CGII's creator, Anita Cannon, a reference librarian at Mount Allison University, acts as the managing editor. CGII is also available in French.

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Canadian Federal Government Policy and Canada's Electronic Information Industry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the history and process of information policy in Canada during the period from 1970 to 1994. Discusses the relationship of the Canadian federal government and the electronic information industry, crown copyright, the financial environment in the context of government policy, and recent developments. (235 references) (Author/AEF)

Morton, Bruce

1995-01-01

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CANADIAN GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS: A CITATION GUIDE  

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1 CANADIAN GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS: A CITATION GUIDE Since no uniform method exists for citing Canadian federal government documents, students often encounter great difficulties in trying to design federal government documents by outlining the type of information that should be included in a reference

Shoubridge, Eric

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Canadian ENGOs in governance of water resources: information needs and monitoring practices.  

PubMed

Water quality monitoring involves a complex set of steps and a variety of approaches. Its goals include understanding of aquatic habitats, informing management and facilitating decision making, and educating citizens. Environmental nongovernmental organizations (ENGOs) are increasingly engaged in water quality monitoring and act as environmental watchdogs and stewards of water resources. These organizations exhibit different monitoring mandates. As government involvement in water quality monitoring continues to decline, it becomes essential that we understand their modi operandi. By doing so, we can enhance efficacy and encourage data sharing and communication. This research examined Canadian ENGOs that collect their own data on water quality with respect to water quality monitoring activities and information needs. This work had a twofold purpose: (1) to enhance knowledge about the Canadian ENGOs operating in the realm of water quality monitoring and (2) to guide and inform development of web-based geographic information systems (GIS) to support water quality monitoring, particularly using benthic macroinvertebrate protocols. A structured telephone survey was administered across 10 Canadian provinces to 21 ENGOs that undertake water quality monitoring. This generated information about barriers and challenges of data sharing, commonly collected metrics, human resources, and perceptions of volunteer-collected data. Results are presented on an aggregate level and among different groups of respondents. Use of geomatics technology was not consistent among respondents, and we found no noteworthy differences between organizations that did and did not use GIS tools. About one third of respondents did not employ computerized systems (including databases and spreadsheets) to support data management, analysis, and sharing. Despite their advantage as a holistic water quality indicator, benthic macroinvertebrates (BMIs) were not widely employed in stream monitoring. Although BMIs are particularly suitable for the purpose of citizen education, few organizations collected this metric, despite having public education and awareness as part of their mandate. PMID:23715734

Kebo, Sasha; Bunch, Martin J

2013-11-01

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Human Trafficking: Canadian Government Policy and Practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

A recent study undertaken by the authors (Oxman- Martinez and Martinez 2000) examined the Canadian government's response to the traffic of human beings. Information from twenty-one government and ngo in- formants and a thorough review of state agency policies and international conventions revealed that trafficking and refugee movements have many links. The question raised by the Metropolis Project—Is clandestine entry

Jacqueline Oxman-Martinez; Andrea Martinez; Jill Hanley

2000-01-01

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Publishers, Governments, and Learning Materials: The Canadian Context.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

United States-based publishing firms dominate the Canadian learning materials market; their business and editorial practices suppress Canadian viewpoints and undermine Canadian publishers. Provincial and federal measures intended to strengthen domestic publishing have been adequate only in central Canada. As information technology advances,…

Lorimer, Rowland

1984-01-01

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Info Source: Canadian Directory of Federal Government Enquiry Points  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Directory of Federal Government Enquiry Points is developed by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat as a source for addresses and phone numbers of 270 Canadian federal departments and agencies. Each listing contains general enquiry and fax numbers and, if available, "numbers for Telecommunications Devices for the Hearing-and-Speech-Impaired communications and publications units, departmental libraries, personnel enquiries, Internet sites and E-mail addresses." The only drawback to this no-nonsense information resource is that it is composed of one 157K page.

Canada. Treasury Board.

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Canadian Wildland Fire Information System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site, from the Canadian Forest Service, provides information about forest fires in Canada including weekly fire statistics, fire research, daily fire maps, a fire database, and more. Visitors can also see satellite-detected hotspots in Canada and the northern U.S. The Forest Fire Facts and Questions contains a number of interesting general facts about forest fires in Canada.

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Corporate governance and the quality of accounting earnings: a Canadian perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper seeks to examine the association between corporate governance mechanisms and the quality of accounting earnings. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Quality of earnings is measured in two ways: the accounting-based measure of earnings management and the market-based measure of earnings informativeness. Using firm-level corporate governance data for a sample of Canadian firms in the years 2001-2004, regression analysis explores

Flora F. Niu

2006-01-01

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Government Relations Strategic Plan Insightful connectors with government, winning results for UBC and Canadian universities  

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Government Relations ­ Strategic Plan Vision Insightful connectors with government, winning results: shaping government policy, providing informed advice, and effectively managing issues. Values Non, doing so to advance our position as a national leader in university government relations Forward

Handy, Todd C.

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1 Health Gov Info.doc HEALTH-RELATED GOVERNMENT INFORMATION & STATISTICS  

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1 Health ­ Gov Info.doc HEALTH-RELATED GOVERNMENT INFORMATION & STATISTICS Useful Tips: 1. Search contacting government agencies/departments ­ finding the right person can get you the information you need 5.health.alberta.ca/newsroom/pub-health-care-system.html · The Health of Canadians - The Federal Role (Kirby report)... from the Canadian Senate http://www.parl.gc

Abolmaesumi, Purang

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Government Relations Strategic Plan Insightful connectors with government, winning results for UBC and Canadian universities  

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~ 1 ~ Government Relations ­ Strategic Plan Vision Insightful connectors with government, winning of relationships: shaping government policy, providing informed advice, and effectively managing issues. Values Non, doing so to advance our position as a national leader in university government relations Forward

Michelson, David G.

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A curious jumble: the Canadian approach to online consumer health information.  

PubMed

As part of a larger e-health strategy, Canadian governments have invested millions in online health information services for the lay public. These services are intended to reduce demands on the primary health care system by encouraging greater individual responsibility for health and are often promoted using the language of personal empowerment. In this paper, we describe how lay searchers generally look for online health information and discuss the disempowering challenges they are likely to face in (a) locating Canadian government-sponsored health information sites and (b) finding useful information on these sites to address everyday health concerns. We conclude with several recommendations for policy changes. PMID:21542210

Harr, Roma; Bella, Leslie

2010-01-01

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Open government information awareness  

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In the United States, there is a widening gap between a citizen's ability to monitor his or her government and the government's ability to monitor a citizen. Average citizens have limited access to important government ...

McKinley, Ryan, 1976-

2003-01-01

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Promises and Pitfalls: Experience in Collaboration between the Canadian Federal Government and the Voluntary Sector  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1997, the Canadian federal government faced a difficult policy problem. It wanted to make greater use of voluntary sector organizations to deliver government programs and to shape social policy. A first question for government was whom in the voluntary sector to engage. Unlike the United Kingdom, Canada does not have a tradition of national…

Good, David A.

2003-01-01

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Governing through community-based research: lessons from the Canadian HIV research sector.  

PubMed

The "general public" and specific "communities" are increasingly being integrated into scientific decision-making. This shift emphasizes "scientific citizenship" and collaboration between interdisciplinary scientists, lay people, and multi-sector stakeholders (universities, healthcare, and government). The objective of this paper is to problematize these developments through a theoretically informed reading of empirical data that describes the consequences of bringing together actors in the Canadian HIV community-based research (CBR) movement. Drawing on Foucauldian "governmentality" the complex inner workings of the impetus to conduct collaborative research are explored. The analysis offered surfaces the ways in which a formalized approach to CBR, as promoted through state funding mechanisms, determines the structure and limits of engagement while simultaneously reinforcing the need for finer grained knowledge about marginalized communities. Here, discourses about risk merge with notions of "scientific citizenship" to implicate both researchers and communities in a process of governance. PMID:25074512

Guta, Adrian; Strike, Carol; Flicker, Sarah; J Murray, Stuart; Upshur, Ross; Myers, Ted

2014-12-01

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Recent Literature on Government Information  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this column is to provide government information scholars and students with a broad overview of recent publications about government information from the literature of librarianship, archives, information technology management, public policy, and law. Given the volume of literature produced in this field, a columnist cannot claim…

Sleeman, Bill

2004-01-01

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Recent Literature on Government Information  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this column is to provide government information scholars and students with a broad overview of recent publications about government information from the literature of librarianship, archives, information technology management, public policy and law. Given the volume of literature produced in this field, a columnist cannot claim…

Sleeman, Bill

2004-01-01

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Recent literature on government information  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this column is to provide government information scholars and students with a broad overview of recent publications about government information from the literature of librarianship, archives, information technology management, public policy, and law. Given the volume of literature produced in this field, a columnist cannot claim comprehensive coverage. This column seeks to provide a broad, representative survey

Bill Sleeman

2004-01-01

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Scientific and Technical Information in Canada, Part II, Chapter 1: Government Departments and Agencies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Canada's major scientific and technical information resources are supported largely by the Federal Government. They consist of libraries, data files, specialized information centers, and field services. The Canadian Government has no overall policy concerning the handling of scientific and technical information. The need for a national information

Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).

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Canadian Healthy Oceans Network (CHONe): An Academic–Government Partnership to Develop Scientific Guidelines for Conservation and Sustainable Usage of Marine Biodiversity  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Canadian Healthy Oceans Network (CHONe) research program formed to unite leading academic and government researchers with managers from Canada's national resource agencies to address an urgent need for better scientific information on marine biodiversity in Canada's Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic waters. Specifically, the network is producing diverse scientific products to inform policy commitments in conservation and sustainable use of

Paul V. R. Snelgrove; Philippe Archambault; S. Kim Juniper; Peter Lawton; Anna Metaxas; Pierre Pepin; Jake C. Rice; Verena Tunnicliffe

2012-01-01

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Government, Coercive Power and the Perceived Legitimacy of Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Governments regulate and control organizations, yet their role in determining organizational legitimacy is largely unexamined. In the changing Canadian post-secondary landscape, legitimacy is an increasingly important issue for post-secondary institutions as they compete amongst themselves for access to ever-shrinking resources. Using an…

McQuarrie, Fiona A. E.; Kondra, Alex Z.; Lamertz, Kai

2013-01-01

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South African Government Information: Documents  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Persons interested in international governance and comparative political science will find this website most informative. The site was created and is maintained by the South African government, and it contains hundreds of papers, policy briefs, statistical documents, and annual reports related to the operation of the country. The website is fairly uncomplicated, and the site is divided into fourteen sections headed by bullet points that include "Acts", "Constitution", "Provincial Documents", and "Green Papers". Most people will probably want to look at the "Acts" area, as it's a good way to get a sense of the government's priorities over the past several years. Also, visitors can perform a document search here and also review documents listed by subject or theme. Overall, it's an easy to use site, and one that provides timely materials on the workings of the government of South Africa.

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US Government Information Policy Carl Shapiro  

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US Government Information Policy Carl Shapiro Hal R. Varian University of California, Berkeley July://www.haas.berkeley.edu/~shapiro 1 #12;2 Contents 1 Government information policy 4 2 Economic principles 4 3 Government creation of information 8 3.1 Information as a public good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3.2 Government vs

Varian, Hal R.

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A Quick Tour of Government Information Sites  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article reviews many online sources for government information and documents. The article reviews resources providing information on the United States federal government as well to state and local governments. The reviewer also discusses resources providing various kinds of statistics, as well as international government information.

Solock, Jack.

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Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship Student Application Student Information  

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Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship Student Application Student Information Last No Are you receiving any form of financial aid for your studies? Yes No If yes, please specify: Nominator/Department: Educational Institution: E-Mail Education Information Year of Study in Current Program: 1 2 3 4 other

Barthelat, Francois

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Content and Quality of Information Provided on Canadian Dementia Websites  

PubMed Central

Purpose Information about dementia is important for persons with dementia (PWD) and their caregivers and the Internet has become the key source of health information. We reviewed the content and quality of information provided on Canadian websites for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Methods We used the terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer” in Google to identify Canadian dementia websites. The contents of websites were compared to 16 guideline recommendations provided in Canadian Consensus Conference on Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia. The quality of information provided on websites was evaluated using the DISCERN instrument. The content and quality of information provided on selected websites were then described. Results Seven websites were identified, three of which provided relatively comprehensive and high-quality information on dementia. Websites frequently provided information about diagnosis of dementia, its natural course, and types of dementia, while other topics were less commonly addressed. The quality of information provided on the websites varied, and many websites had several areas where the quality of information provided was relatively low according to the DISCERN instrument. Conclusions There is variation in the content and quality of dementia websites, although some websites provide high-quality and relatively comprehensive information which would serve as a useful resource for PWD, caregivers, and healthcare providers. Improvements in the content and quality of information provided on AD websites would provide PWD and their caregivers with access to better information. PMID:23440180

Dillon, Whitney A.; Prorok, Jeanette C.; Seitz, Dallas P.

2013-01-01

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U.S. Government Information in McKeldin Library: U.S. Government Information  

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U.S. Government Information in McKeldin Library: U.S. Government Information 2013 - 2014 University Libraries www.lib.umd.edu/tl/guides/usgovinfo What Are Government Documents? Information created, collected, processed, or disseminated by or for the United States federal government. Examples include

Gruner, Daniel S.

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The Economic Consequences of Disclosure Regulation: Evidence from Online Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices in U.S. and Canadian markets  

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Online Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices in U.S. and Canadian markets 1. IntroductionThe Economic Consequences of Disclosure Regulation: Evidence from Online Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices in U.S. and Canadian markets Real Labelle HEC Montreal Samir Trabelsi Brock University

Saskatchewan, University of

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Searching LOGIN, the Local Government Information Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a computer-based information retrieval and electronic messaging system produced by Control Data Corporation now being used by government agencies and other organizations. Background of Local Government Information Network (LOGIN), database structure, types of LOGIN units, searching LOGIN (intersect, display, and list commands), and how…

Jack, Robert F.

1984-01-01

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Global Information Locator Service/Government Information Locator Service (GILS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Global Information Locator is now the goal of the Government Information Locator Service (GILS). The Government Information Locator Service (GILS) identifies and describes information resources throughout the U.S. Federal government, and provides assistance in obtaining the information. The records of the GILS database represent information resources available from many U.S. government agencies, and provide a standardized search engine for finding records of information either in specific government agencies or across agencies. Information in the records includes abstracts, subject indexing terms, purpose, availability (including Internet availability with selected hypertext links), and contact information. Note: to fully exploit the GILS searching system, it is important to read the "Helpful Hints for searching GILS Records" on the GPO (Government Printing Office) GILS Search page. GILS has recently begun to build toward a Global Information Locator, and will meet with the EU in Brussels to encourage other countries to join in an effort to reach a consensus between countries.

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Le Federalisme Canadien et les Subventions aux Universites Quebecoises. (The Intervention of the Canadian Government in Quebec Universities.)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The intervention of the Canadian government in financing Quebec universities has followed various paths through individual or institutional direct or indirect grants, operating or investment grants, and fiscal transfers. The historical evolution of federal grants to Quebec universities is described by singling out four periods. In French.…

Bellavance, Michel

1980-01-01

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Governments and Information. A Supplemental Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Divided into three major sections, Information Policies, Legal Information, and Presidential Information, this bibliography provides full citations for a wide range of government publications. Call numbers and locations of the documents in the Syracuse University Library system are supplied. Within the Information Policies portion, there are…

Hough, Helen

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Lessons from the Canadian national health information technology plan for the United States: opinions of key Canadian experts  

PubMed Central

Objective To summarize the Canadian health information technology (HIT) policy experience and impart lessons learned to the US as it determines its policy in this area. Design Qualitative analysis of interviews with identified key stakeholders followed by an electronic survey. Measurements We conducted semi-structured interviews with 29 key Canadian HIT policy and opinion leaders and used a grounded theory approach to analyze the results. The informant sample was chosen to provide views from different stakeholder groups including national representatives and regional representatives from three Canadian provinces. Results Canadian informants believed that much of the current US direction is positive, especially regarding incentives and meaningful use, but that there are key opportunities for the US to emphasize direct engagement with providers, define a clear business case for them, sponsor large scale evaluations to assess HIT impact in a broad array of settings, determine standards but also enable access to resources needed for mid-course corrections of standards when issues are identified, and, finally, leverage implementation of digital imaging systems. Limitations Not all stakeholder groups were included, such as providers or patients. In addition, as in all qualitative research, a selection bias could be present due to the relatively small sample size. Conclusions Based on Canadian experience with HIT policy, stakeholders identified as lessons for the US the need to increase direct engagement with providers and the importance of defining the business case for HIT, which can be achieved through large scale evaluations, and of recognizing and leveraging successes as they emerge. PMID:21764888

Rozenblum, Ronen; Salzberg, Claudia A; Jang, Yeona; Tamblyn, Melissa; Tamblyn, Robyn; Bates, David W

2011-01-01

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Informal Economy, Governance, and Corruption  

Microsoft Academic Search

The informal sector has been growing globally such that it can no longer be considered as a temporary or residual phenomenon. There may be differences in the nature of activity of the informal sector in the developed and developing countries, yet it is evident that this sector is contributing economically anywhere in the world, irrespec- tive of a country's economic

HEDAYET ULLAH C HOWDHURY

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The Freedom of Information Act and Government's Corporate Information Files.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act that prevent disclosure of some types of corporate information supplied to the federal government. Examines case law that has developed around these exemptions and gages the degree to which they block access to corporate information held by the government. (GW)

Kielbowicz, Richard B.

1978-01-01

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Canadian Heritage Information Network: Creating and Managing Digital Content  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) (last mentioned in the May 29, 1998 Scout Report) has recently launched its new Web site and has a completely new and improved look. The site now offers a section entitled Creating and Managing Digital Content, which, among other things, gives information on the planning and implementation of digitization projects. The site also offers an Intellectual Property section, which gives information on rights management as well as licensing issues and guidelines. The Collections Management section provides software reviews and cataloging procedures, while the Reference Library offers a list of museum resources throughout Canada. Last, but certainly not least, the Conservation section gives viewers the opportunity to learn about the proper care and preservation of museum collections. In all, librarians as well as museum catalogers and preservationists are sure to find something of value on this newly enriched site.

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Polish Post-Secondary Vocational Schools vs. Canadian Community Colleges: A Comparison of Information Accessibility and Accountability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent reforms in Polish education, Canadian interest in cooperative education, and differences in government involvement in Polish vs. Canadian education motivate the current comparative study of Polish post-secondary vocational schools (PVSs) and Canadian community colleges (CCs). While PVSs and CCs may initially appear equivalent (e.g., both…

Butler, Norman L.; Smith, Catherine; Davidson, Barry S.; Tanner, Tyrone; Kritsonis, William Allan

2008-01-01

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Financial Information from US Government Agencies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Originally presented at the June 6, 1998 Special Libraries Association Conference in Indianapolis, IN, Financial Information from US Government Agencies by Miriam Ciochon and Ernie Evangelista is now available in slide presentation format. Slide topics cover the most prolific web-based government resources for economic, banking, and finance research with special consideration of the distinctions between text-based information and data-oriented sites. Web addresses and organizational titles are clearly displayed with concise summaries of site features. A non-graphical view option is also helpful for copying useful information for future reference.

Ciochon, Miriam.

1998-01-01

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Governance Mechanisms in Information Technology Outsourcing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While the dominance of Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) as a sourcing strategy would seem to indicate successful and well-informed practice, frequent examples of unraveled engagements highlight the associated risks. Successful instances of outsourcing suggest that governance mechanisms effectively manage the related risks. This…

Ravindran, Kiron

2010-01-01

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The Government Information Locator Service (GILS)  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In coordination with the Information Infrastructure Task Force (IITF), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is promoting the establishment of an agency-based Government Information Locator Service (GILS) to help the public locate and access information throughout the Federal Government. This report presents a vision of how GILS will be implemented. Working primarily with OMB and the Locator Subgroup of the Interagency Working Group on Public Access, Eliot Christian of the US Geological Survey prepared this report under the auspices of the IITF Committee on Information Policy. This vision of GILS has also received extensive review by various Federal agencies and other interested parties, including some non-Federal organizations and by the general public through notices in both the Federal Register and the Commerce Business Daily and at a public meeting held in December, 1993. As part of the Federal role in the National Information Infrastructure, GILS will identify and describe information resources throughout the Federal government, and provide assistance in obtaining the information. It will be decentralized and will supplement other agency and commercial information dissemination mechanisms. The public will use GILS directly or through intermediaries, such as the Government Printing Office, the National Technical Information Service, the Federal depository libraries, other public libraries, and private sector information services. Direct users will have access to a GILS Core accessible on the Internet without charge. Intermediate access may include kiosks, "800 numbers", electronic mail, bulletin boards, fax, and off-line media such as floppy disks, CD-ROM, and printed works. GILS will use standard network technology and the American National Standards Institute Z39.50 standard for information search and retrieval so that information can be retrieved in a variety of ways. Direct users will eventually have access to many other Federal and non-Federal information resources, linkages to data systems, and electronic delivery of information products. Development of this report proceeded in tandem with a GILS Profile development project that produced an Implementors Agreement in the voluntary standards process. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is now establishing a Federal Information Processing Standard referencing the GILS Profile Implementors Agreement and making mandatory its application for Federal agencies establishing locators for government information. Existing law and policy, as articulated in OMB Circular A-130, the Records Disposal Act, and the Freedom of Information Act, require agencies to create and maintain an inventory of their information systems and information dissemination products. Although compliance with these requirements varies greatly, the incremental cost of making those inventories accessible through GILS is expected to be minimal. Accordingly, participation in establishing and maintaining GILS may be accomplished as a collective effort executed within existing funds and authorities. OMB will publish in 1994 a Bulletin following on Circular A-130 that will specify agency responsibilities in GILS and set implementation schedules. A process for ongoing evaluation will also be established to evaluate the degree to which GILS meets the information needs of the public.

Christian, E.

1996-01-01

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Public information strategies : making government information available to citizens  

Microsoft Academic Search

New technological opportunities and increasing demands make it imperative for government agencies to make the information they gather available to citizens. How should they go about this? This paper presents a conceptual framework for analyzing the strategic options open to agencies which have information that could be relevant to citizens. The conceptual framework is constructed on the basis of the

A. J. Meijer; M. Thaens

2009-01-01

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U.S. Government Activities to Protect the Information Infrastructure  

E-print Network

U.S. Government Activities to Protect the Information Infrastructure Dennis D Steinauer, Shirley M.S. Government (and of some joint activities of government and industry) that involve the security of the evolving information infrastructure. Over the past few years, U.S. Government organizations have expanded

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Canadian Heritage  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As a department of the Canadian government, Canadian Heritage is "responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians." On their homepage, visitors can read through the "Headlines" area to get a sense for the programs they sponsor, which include investments in the Yukon's arts scene and programs for aboriginal youth. Visitors won't want to miss the "Events & Initiatives" area. Here they can learn about the "Canada Day Poster Challenge" and a special website created to celebrate the history and culture of the War of 1812. On the left-hand side of the site, visitors can use the "Topics" area to learn more about Canadian culture and traditions. Here interested parties can learn about the Canadian national anthem, provincial symbols, heritage objects, and the monarchy in Canada.

2012-01-20

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Canadian hydrogen safety program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Canadian hydrogen safety program (CHSP) is a project initiative of the Codes & Standards Working Group of the Canadian transportation fuel cell alliance (CTFCA) that represents industry, academia, government, and regulators. The Program rationale, structure and contents contribute to acceptance of the products, services and systems of the Canadian Hydrogen Industry into the Canadian hydrogen stakeholder community. It facilitates

I. MacIntyre; A. V. Tchouvelev; D. R. Hay; J. Wong; J. Grant; P. Benard

2007-01-01

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Government and Geographic Information and Data Services  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Northwestern University Library Government Publications department provides no-nonsense, utilitarian pointer pages to many country government pages and International Government Organizations (IGOs). Sites included are the official government or organization sites; pages are updated biweekly, and aim for breadth of coverage. Depth of coverage of both government and IGO sites varies by country.

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Point of view: Canadian government-sponsored health plans at the crossroads.  

PubMed

The government-sponsored health system, once looked on as a political asset and certain "vote getter," has now become a financial and political liability as governments struggle to slow down the spiral of increasing costs. PMID:7410056

Detwiller, L F

1980-01-01

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1 Conference Background The Federal Government has introduced Bill C-18 to end the Canadian Wheat  

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1 Conference Background The Federal Government has introduced, agribusiness firms and government will face in the grain marketing, handling WITH GUEST SPEAKER (90 mins) Luncheon Speaker "European Sovereign Debt Crisis" Dr

Peak, Derek

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Evidence-informed physical activity guidelines for Canadian adults  

Microsoft Academic Search

This review of the literature provides an update on the scientific biological and psychosocial bases for Canada's physical activity guide for healthy active living, with particular reference to the effect of physical activity on the health of adults aged 20-55 years. Existing physical activity guidelines for adults from around the world are summarized briefly and compared with the Canadian guidelines.

Darren E. R. Warburton; Peter T. Katzmarzyk; Ryan E. Rhodes; Roy J. Shephard

2007-01-01

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International Perspectives: Polish Post-Secondary Vocational Schools and Canadian Community Colleges: A Comparison Using an Information Technology Conceptual Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compares Polish post-secondary vocational institutions with Canadian community colleges using an information technology conceptual framework. The research concentrated upon programs in information technology delivered by one Polish school Cracow School of Information Technology and two Canadian community colleges Durham (Oshawa,…

Butler, Norman L.; Davidson, Barry S.; Pachocinski, Ryszard; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, William Allan

2007-01-01

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Republic of China: Government Information Office  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"Responsible for the international dissemination of information" about the Republic of China (ROC) in Taiwan, the Government Information Office's (GIO) Website offers extensive information about a host of Taiwanese topics and issues. The attractively designed site features substantial political and economic histories of Taiwan, statistical data on the ROC, texts of speeches and interviews given by President Lee and other political leaders in Taiwan, and, under the heading "Traditional Chinese Culture in Taiwan," well-written discussions of a host of topics including food, medicine, opera, folk arts, painting, calligraphy, and much more. There are also links to Free China Review, an online general interest/ news magazine, and to the Asian-Pacific Regional Operations Center (APROC) as well as a bibliography of recent reports and papers on the environment in Taiwan. While the site exhibits an understandable bias on political issues, the mode of presentation and quality of information make it an excellent resource not only for general interest users, but for researchers as well.

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Strategies for finding government information by older people  

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Strategies for finding government information by older people Paul Curzon, Suzette Keith, Gill for finding government information by older people Paul Curzon, Suzette Keith, Gill Whitney, Judy Wilson Interaction Design Centre, Design for All Group Middlesex University, London Abstract Governments increasingly

Curzon, Paul

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"With Human Health It's a Global Thing": Canadian Perspectives on Ethics in the Global Governance of an Influenza Pandemic.  

PubMed

We live in an era where our health is linked to that of others across the globe, and nothing brings this home better than the specter of a pandemic. This paper explores the findings of town hall meetings associated with the Canadian Program of Research on Ethics in a Pandemic (CanPREP), in which focus groups met to discuss issues related to the global governance of an influenza pandemic. Two competing discourses were found to be at work: the first was based upon an economic rationality and the second upon a humanitarian rationality. The implications for public support and the long-term sustainability of new global norms, networks, and regulations in global public health are discussed. PMID:25672615

Thompson, Alison K; Smith, Maxwell J; McDougall, Christopher W; Bensimon, Cécile; Perez, Daniel Felipe

2015-03-01

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Information Technologies for Education & Training in E-Government  

Microsoft Academic Search

The application of information technologies (IT) to government services is termed electronic government (e-government). The drive to implement e-government is a global phenomenon. This research is concerned about the application of IT for online education and training (also known as, e-learning) for government employees and citizens. A summary review of the latest technological developments and practices in e-learning have been

Ranjit Bose

2004-01-01

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Biographical Information and Other Government Secrets.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Covers relevant biographical sources for diplomatic, foreign, and American government personnel, including online services, monographs, back files, the card catalog, State Department and CIA publications, other government documents, and trade publications. Lists of CIA biographical directories and U.S. government agency press offices are appended.…

Conger, Lucinda D.

1981-01-01

57

1992 Canadian oil industry directory  

SciTech Connect

This book lists address, phone, fax, and personnel of companies active in the Canadian petroleum industry. It includes E and P, drilling, oilfield service, supply, manufacturing, and engineering companies, associations, and government agencies. It also describes activities, provides branch office and subsidiary information and company personnel indices.indices.

Moore, J.

1992-01-01

58

Information Security Governance: When Compliance Becomes more Important than Security  

E-print Network

Information Security Governance: When Compliance Becomes more Important than Security Terence Tan1 information security must adapt to changing conditions by extending security governance to middle management for implementing information security are more interested in complying with organizational standards and policies

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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After Access: Canadian Education and Copyright Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the dramatic growth of the Internet in the 1990s, the Canadian government developed a well-regarded strategy for addressing the emerging issues posed by the "information highway." The strategy featured legal reforms to address privacy and e-commerce, administrative reforms for the government online initiative, and connectivity programs such…

Geist, Michael

2006-01-01

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Information Technology Governance in the Malaysian Electronics Manufacturing Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research indicates that information technology (IT) governance is attracting enormous attention from practitioners and academics. This is fueled by the growing importance of IT governance in the delivery of IT compliance and in its ability to create value for businesses. IT compliance minimizes risk while IT governance manages risks. This paper is a preliminary report on an electronic survey of

Khong Sin Tan; Uchenna Cyril Eze

61

Comparison of Social Responsibility Information Disclosure Media Used by Canadian Firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the social responsibility information disclosed through mass media vehicles by Canadian companies operating in the banking and petroleum industries. The analysis compares disclosures, made through mass media vehicles such as magazine, radio and television advertisements and company brochures, with those made through the company?s annual reports. Results indicated that the mass media vehicles were used extensively, but

Daniel Zeghal; Sadrudin A. Ahmed

1990-01-01

62

Brief to the Canadian and Ontario Governments on the Financing of Higher Education in Canada.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Council of Ontario Universities, in view of important decisions to be made about the financing of university education, addresses a brief to the governments of Canada and Ontario. Discussed are: (1) the tripartite approach; (2) federal, provincial and university responsibilities; (3) federal-provincial funding arrangements; (4) the fiscal…

Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.

63

Government Depository Libraries: Gold Mines of Business Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Points out the availability of a wide range of information useful to business students (business statistics, information on international business, and entrepreneurship) available in federal government depository libraries. (SR)

Murray, Mary Ellen

1992-01-01

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32 CFR 2400.38 - Protection of foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Protection of foreign government information. 2400.38 Section 2400...Defense OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT...12356; OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM...

2010-07-01

65

Can Governments Improve Higher Education through "Informing Choice"?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past decade higher education policy in England has gradually switched from a stance of "government as purchaser" to "government as informer". During 2012 this policy stance has been intensified through new requirements for the advice provided by schools and the introduction of "Key Information Sets" which are intended to "drive up…

Davies, Peter

2012-01-01

66

Drinking Water Quality Guidelines across Canadian Provinces and Territories: Jurisdictional Variation in the Context of Decentralized Water Governance  

PubMed Central

This article presents the first comprehensive review and analysis of the uptake of the Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines (CDWQG) across Canada’s 13 provinces and territories. This review is significant given that Canada’s approach to drinking water governance is: (i) highly decentralized and (ii) discretionary. Canada is (along with Australia) only one of two Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member states that does not comply with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation that all countries have national, legally binding drinking water quality standards. Our review identifies key differences in the regulatory approaches to drinking water quality across Canada’s 13 jurisdictions. Only 16 of the 94 CDWQG are consistently applied across all 13 jurisdictions; five jurisdictions use voluntary guidelines, whereas eight use mandatory standards. The analysis explores three questions of central importance for water managers and public health officials: (i) should standards be uniform or variable; (ii) should compliance be voluntary or legally binding; and (iii) should regulation and oversight be harmonized or delegated? We conclude with recommendations for further research, with particular reference to the relevance of our findings given the high degree of variability in drinking water management and oversight capacity between urban and rural areas in Canada. PMID:24776725

Dunn, Gemma; Bakker, Karen; Harris, Leila

2014-01-01

67

Canadian Financial Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Canadian Financial Network (CFN) is designed to help Canadian and global investors find quality information about the Canadian market. Featured on the site is the CFN Collection, a Web directory of over 6,000 financial Websites for investors. The sites are organized by subject and include lengthy annotations; Canadian resources are noted with a red maple leaf. The sites may be searched by keyword, with a special feature to limit the search to only Canadian sites.

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40 CFR 2.310 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Comprehensive Environmental...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Comprehensive Environmental...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GENERAL PUBLIC INFORMATION Confidentiality of Business Information § 2.310 Special rules governing...

2010-07-01

69

Clinical governance, education and learning to manage health information  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to suggest that the concept of clinical governance goes beyond a bureaucratic accountability structure and can be viewed as a negotiated balance between imperfectly aligned and sometimes conflicting goals within a complex adaptive system. On this view, the information system cannot be separated conceptually from the system of governance it supports or the people whose

Beverley Ellis; John Howard

2011-01-01

70

Gateways to State and Local Government Information on the Internet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes some of the most useful gateways that can be used to access state and local government information on the Internet, including StateSearch, Council of State Governments, U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library, LC MARVEL, CityNet, California Home Page, and New York State Library Gopher. (LRW)

Maxwell, Bruce

1995-01-01

71

The Canadian Society for Chemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) is the national technical association representing the field of chemistry and the interests of chemists in industry, academia and government." The website contains recent media releases about chemistry activities and news updates in Canada. Primary and secondary school educators can find chemical experiments and trivia questions for their students. Researchers can learn about the 87th Conference of the Canadian Society for Chemistry being held May 29 through June 1, 2004. At the website, interested chemists can find membership information.

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University Libraries University of Colorado at Boulder: Foreign Government Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Colorado-Boulder Government Publications Library site is similar to the Federal Government Information on the Internet Web page, with one major exception. It also covers foreign agency statistics and government information very thoroughly. "Information about non-U.S. Countries" includes subject information about non-U.S. countries covering children and youth to weather forecasts. Included in these pointers are several searchable World Bank databases, country health profiles, business directories for various countries, endangered species information, and links to election information in many countries, as well as parliamentary sites for over 30 countries, among others. This variety of pointers makes this a very good place to start for finding international information.

73

15 CFR 2008.12 - Foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...the Archivist and in accordance with the provisions of section 3-404 of Executive Order 12065, develop systematic review guidelines for review of foreign government information for declassification thirty years from the date of original...

2010-01-01

74

32 CFR 2400.38 - Protection of foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT E.O. 12356; OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM Foreign Government...

2012-07-01

75

Government & Social Science Information: European Union Internet Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of California-Berkeley Library's Government and Social Science Information Service (GSSI) has developed this Web site relating to European Union (EU) information. It provides a list of EU servers including those related to Information and R & D Activities, an EU FAQ and other University EU links.

76

Government & Social Science Information: European Union Collections Bibliography  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of California-Berkeley Library's Government and Social Science Information Service (GSSI) has developed this Web site relating to European Union (EU) information. The GSSI Research Guide on The European Union is a bibliography of over 35 information sources held by GSSI. It includes resources on directories, current information, statistics, indexes, bibliographies, legislation, and subject reports. While not all resources have hypertext links, the guide is still an excellent starting point for EU information.

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Country Information Available in Government Documents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated bibliography lists federal and international documents at the library of California State University at Fullerton which provide information on foreign countries. Documents are organized under the following subject headings: (1) general information; (2) aging; (3) agriculture/food supply and consumption; (4) children; (5) civil…

Richey, Debora J., Comp.

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CS Informativeness Governs CS-US Associability  

PubMed Central

In a conditioning protocol, the onset of the conditioned stimulus (CS) provides information about when to expect reinforcement (the US). There are two sources of information from the CS in a delay conditioning paradigm in which the CS-US interval is fixed. The first depends on the informativeness, the degree to which CS onset reduces the average expected time to onset of the next US. The second depends only on how precisely a subject can represent a fixed-duration interval (the temporal Weber fraction). In three experiments with mice, we tested the differential impact of these two sources of information on rate of acquisition of conditioned responding (CS-US associability). In Experiment 1, we show that associability (the inverse of trials to acquisition) increases in proportion to informativeness. In Experiment 2, we show that fixing the duration of the US-US interval or the CS-US interval or both has no effect on associability. In Experiment 3, we equated the increase in information produced by varying the C?/T? ratio with the increase produced by fixing the duration of the CS-US interval. Associability increased with increased informativeness, but, as in Experiment 2, fixing the CS-US duration had no effect on associability. These results are consistent with the view that CS-US associability depends on the increased rate of reward signaled by CS onset. The results also provide further evidence that conditioned responding is temporally controlled when it emerges. PMID:22468633

Ward, Ryan D.; Gallistel, C. R.; Jensen, Greg; Richards, Vanessa L.; Fairhurst, Stephen; Balsam, Peter D

2012-01-01

79

Gateway to Government Food Safety Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Given all the recent concern about different foodborne pathogens in the news and on television, this site (sponsored by the US federal government) will help answer a variety of questions that consumers and persons in the food industry may have about any number of related topics. For consumers with questions about preparing food and purchasing food from the supermarket, the site has a very helpful section titled Consumer Advice that deals with topics such as food handling, where to report complaints about food products, and seasonal advice tips. A specific section for young persons and educators provides additional materials, such as lesson plans and educational quizzes on food safety. Rounding out the site is a section featuring video broadcasts, which include food safety conference meetings, and an area devoted to current and timely news items related to food safety from different governmental agencies.

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Governance Methods Used in Externalizing Information Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information technology (IT) is the largest capital expenditure in many firms and is an integral part of many organizations' strategies. However, the benefits that each company receives from its IT investments vary. One study by Weill (2004) found that the top performer in the sample was estimated to have as high as a 40% greater return on its…

Chan, Steven King-Lun

2012-01-01

81

Water Governance and Legislation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Visitors to this site can review Canadian water policy and legislation for both provinces and federal government. Topics include the nature of water, water policy and legislation, water management, water and culture, and links to information and services (a glossary, news articles, and a teachers' corner). A French translation is available.

2003-07-31

82

Management, Security, and Congressional Oversight. Federal Government Information Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report considers the management, use, and congressional oversight of information technology in the Federal Government as rapid advances in technology--e.g., microcomputers, computer networking, computer modeling, videoconferencing, and electronic information exchange--are generating many new applications, opportunities, and issues which are…

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.

83

Government Information Interest Group (GIIG) Rolling in the Deep Web  

E-print Network

Government Information Interest Group (GIIG) Rolling in the Deep Web: Mining free resources;Most Science Info Is in the Deep Web Federated Searching Federated search drills down to the deep web where scientific databases reside Students and researchers need information from the deep web. Unlike

Nair, Sankar

84

WHO SHOULD REALLY MANAGE INFORMATION SECURITY IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

The importance of security technology to the government organization was documented in a 1996 survey of all the new Federal Chief Information Officers conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency three critical technologies stood head and shoulders above the rest. Over half of the CIOs selected these three closely related critical technology challenges facing the new Federal Chief Information Officers. •

Alexander D. Korzyk; A. James Wynne

85

e-Government for Development Information Exchange (DIE): Zambia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In most parts of the world, political systems which utilize authoritative rule and mostly employ top-down decision-making processes are slowly transcending towards democratic norms. Information Technology Systems have been identified and adopted as one of the most efficient vehicles for appropriate, transparent and inclusive / participatory decision making. Zambia has shown a higher propensity to indigenous knowledge systems which are full of inefficiencies, a lot of red tape in public service delivery, and prone to corrupt practices. Despite that being the case, it is slowly trying to implement e-government. The adoption of e-government promises a sharp paradigm shift where public institutions will be more responsive and transparent, promote efficient PPP (Public Private Partnerships), and empower citizens by making knowledge and other resources more directly accessible. This paper examines three cases from Zambia where ICT in support of e-government has been implemented for Development Information Exchange (DIE) - knowledge-based decision making. The paper also assesses the challenges, opportunities, and issues together with e-government adoption criteria regarding successful encapsulation of e-government into the Zambian contextual environment. I propose a conceptual model which offers balanced e-government adoption criteria involving a combination of electronic and participatory services. This conceptual e-government adoption model can later be replicated to be used at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) level given the similarity in the contextual environment.

Joseph, Bwalya Kelvin

86

Government information resource catalog and its service system realization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the process of informatization, there produces a great deal of information resources. In order to manage these information resources and use them to serve the management of business, government decision and public life, it is necessary to establish a transparent and dynamic information resource catalog and its service system. This paper takes the land-house management information resource for example. Aim at the characteristics of this kind of information, this paper does classification, identification and description of land-house information in an uniform specification and method, establishes land-house information resource catalog classification system&, metadata standard, identification standard and land-house thematic thesaurus, and in the internet environment, user can search and get their interested information conveniently. Moreover, under the network environment, to achieve speedy positioning, inquiring, exploring and acquiring various types of land-house management information; and satisfy the needs of sharing, exchanging, application and maintenance of land-house management information resources.

Gui, Sheng; Li, Lin; Wang, Hong; Peng, Zifeng

2007-06-01

87

15 CFR 2006.4 - Requests for information made to Foreign Governments or Instrumentalities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...information made to Foreign Governments or Instrumentalities. 2006.4 Section 2006.4...information made to Foreign Governments or Instrumentalities. If the U.S. Trade Representative...notify the foreign government or instrumentality of the allegations and may...

2010-01-01

88

78 FR 17931 - Information Collection; Open Government Citizen Engagement Ratings, Rankings, and Flagging  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Sequence 2] Information Collection; Open Government Citizen Engagement Ratings, Rankings...collection requirement regarding open government citizen engagement ratings, rankings...Information Collection 3090- 0288, Open Government Citizen Engagement Ratings,...

2013-03-25

89

41 CFR 102-33.380 - Who must report information to GSA on Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... Who must report information to GSA on Government aircraft? 102-33.380 Section 102-33... PERSONAL PROPERTY 33-MANAGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT Reporting Information on Government Aircraft Overview §...

2010-07-01

90

41 CFR 102-33.380 - Who must report information to GSA on Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Who must report information to GSA on Government aircraft? 102-33.380 Section 102-33... PERSONAL PROPERTY 33-MANAGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT Reporting Information on Government Aircraft Overview §...

2013-07-01

91

41 CFR 102-33.390 - What information must we report on Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...false What information must we report on Government aircraft? 102-33.390 Section 102-33... PERSONAL PROPERTY 33-MANAGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT Reporting Information on Government Aircraft Overview §...

2014-01-01

92

41 CFR 102-33.390 - What information must we report on Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false What information must we report on Government aircraft? 102-33.390 Section 102-33... PERSONAL PROPERTY 33-MANAGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT Reporting Information on Government Aircraft Overview §...

2013-07-01

93

41 CFR 102-33.380 - Who must report information to GSA on Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... Who must report information to GSA on Government aircraft? 102-33.380 Section 102-33... PERSONAL PROPERTY 33-MANAGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT Reporting Information on Government Aircraft Overview §...

2012-01-01

94

41 CFR 102-33.380 - Who must report information to GSA on Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... Who must report information to GSA on Government aircraft? 102-33.380 Section 102-33... PERSONAL PROPERTY 33-MANAGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT Reporting Information on Government Aircraft Overview §...

2014-01-01

95

41 CFR 102-33.390 - What information must we report on Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false What information must we report on Government aircraft? 102-33.390 Section 102-33... PERSONAL PROPERTY 33-MANAGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT Reporting Information on Government Aircraft Overview §...

2010-07-01

96

78 FR 28111 - Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information By the authority vested...1. General Principles. Openness in government strengthens our democracy, promotes...growth. As one vital benefit of open government, making information resources...

2013-05-14

97

41 CFR 102-33.390 - What information must we report on Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false What information must we report on Government aircraft? 102-33.390 Section 102-33... PERSONAL PROPERTY 33-MANAGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT Reporting Information on Government Aircraft Overview §...

2012-01-01

98

41 CFR 102-33.380 - Who must report information to GSA on Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... Who must report information to GSA on Government aircraft? 102-33.380 Section 102-33... PERSONAL PROPERTY 33-MANAGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT Reporting Information on Government Aircraft Overview §...

2011-01-01

99

Information technology, efficiency and productivity: evidence from Korean local governments  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluates the performance of Korean local government by measuring their technical efficiency (TE) and total factor productivity (TFP) growth and, more importantly, examining the impact of information technology (IT) on this performance. The study is different from received analysis in that a unique measure of the state of IT–the Informatization Index–is used to investigate the impact of IT

Nakil Sung

2007-01-01

100

Impact of Information Technology Governance Structures on Strategic Alignment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation is a study of the relationship between Information Technology (IT) strategic alignment and IT governance structure within the organization. This dissertation replicates Asante (2010) among a different population where the prior results continue to hold, the non-experimental approach explored two research questions but include two…

Gordon, Fitzroy R.

2013-01-01

101

Electronic Government Information and the Depository Library Program: Paradise Found?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The trend in the 1980s to provide an increasingly larger amounts of government information in electronic formats has led to concerns regarding the inclusion of electronic items in the depository library program (DLP). Inclusion of electronic formats in the DLP provides increased public access but also poses technical problems for the depository…

Dugan, Robert E.; Cheverie, Joan F.

1992-01-01

102

Validation of Snow Cover Information Derived From AMSR-E Data Over Canadian Regions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

CRYSYS (Cryospheric System in Canada) has been an Interdisciplinary Science Investigation (IDS) in NASA's Earth Observing System Program since 1990, hosted and funded by Canadian agencies and universities, with the lead being the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC). One of the main objectives of CRYSYS is to develop capabilities for improved satellite-based measurement, monitoring and understanding of cryospheric variables over a range of spatial and temporal scales over Canada (for further information see www.crysys.ca). As an EOS IDS team, CRYSYS has a particular interest in cryospheric information derived from EOS sensors. The development, application and validation of methods to extract snow cover information from passive microwave sensors has been a major research thrust within CRYSYS. Algorithms that derive snow water equivalent (SWE) have been developed by the Climate Research Branch (CRB) of MSC and CRYSYS university collaborators and validated for a number of landscape regions including prairie, boreal forest and taiga. The CRB SWE algorithms are used with SSM/I data to generate regional snow cover products that are being used to support a number of research and operational applications. With the launch of the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) on the EOS Aqua satellite in May 2002, a new source of passive microwave derived snow cover information became available. AMSR-E offers the potential for retrieval of enhanced SWE information over Canadian regions, particularly with its higher spatial resolution (10 km) than previous satellite microwave radiometers such as SSM/I (25 km). Validation of snow cover information from AMSR-E data is a priority research activity within CRYSYS, and is a contribution to the EOS AMSR-E Science Team validation program. During the winter of 2003, two CRYSYS field campaigns were conducted with a specific focus to acquire data sets in support of AMSR-E snow cover validation over Canadian regions. The first campaign was conducted February 2003 in the prairie and boreal forest regions of Saskatchewan in western Canada and involved the acquisition of airborne microwave radiometer data and ground-based measurements of snow cover properties. The second campaign occurred March 2003 in the James Bay region of Quebec in eastern Canada, involving ground-based measurements of snow cover properties along a 600 km transect transitioning from boreal forest to taiga landscapes. This paper will present initial results of the evaluation of AMSR-E derived snow cover information using data acquired during these CRYSYS validation campaigns. An overview of CRYSYS snow cover validation campaigns planned for the upcoming winter 2004 and beyond will also be presented. Validation data sets from the 2003 field campaigns and future ones will be available to the scientific community via the Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (www.ccin.ca).

Walker, A. E.; Derksen, C.; Royer, A.; Goodison, B. E.

2003-12-01

103

Collaboration Between Government and Commercial Space Weather Information Providers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many systems and situations require up-to-date space weather information. These include navigation systems in cars, boats, and commercial freight; the specific location information needed for construction and oil drilling; communications; airline navigation; avionic systems; and passengers and personnel on polar airline flights. Thus, as the world's industries become increasingly more reliant on satellite data and more vulnerable to space weather conditions, new collaborations will have to be formed between commercial providers of space weather information and the government scientists who monitor space weather.

Intriligator, Devrie

2007-10-01

104

40 CFR 2.301 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Clean Air Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... false Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Clean Air Act. 2...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GENERAL PUBLIC INFORMATION Confidentiality of Business Information § 2.301 Special rules governing...

2011-07-01

105

Responsibility Rolls Down: Public Libraries and the Social and Policy Obligations of Ensuring Access to E-government and Government Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

Access to government information has been considered an essential element of democracy since the foundation of the American republic. Over time, the amount of government information produced has increased significantly, and the rise of e-government has made access to online government information, communication, and services equally vital to participation in society and interaction with governments. However, the outlets of free

Paul T. Jaeger; John Carlo Bertot

2011-01-01

106

CANLIT (Canadian Literature) Teachers' Crash Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a result of a study of the situation of Canadian literature in Canadian high schools and universities, this course was developed to provide teachers with useful information about Canadian literature. Included in this kit are sections on Canadian literature (the great debate about the importance of Canadian content), history and sources…

CANLIT, Toronto (Ontario).

107

Prosocial Development from Childhood to Adolescence: A Multi-Informant Perspective with Canadian and Italian Longitudinal Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objectives: To longitudinally describe prosocial behaviour development from childhood to adolescence, using multiple informants within Canadian and Italian samples. Method: Participants in Study 1 were 1037 boys from low socioeconomic status (SES) areas in Montreal, Canada, for whom yearly teacher and mother reports were obtained between the ages…

Nantel-Vivier, Amelie; Kokko, Katja; Caprara, Gian Vittorio; Pastorelli, Concetta; Gerbino, Maria Grazia; Paciello, Marinella; Cote, Sylvana; Pihl, Robert O.; Vitaro, Frank; Tremblay, Richard E.

2009-01-01

108

Federal government information handbook: formerly utilized sites remedial action program  

SciTech Connect

This volume is one of a series produced under contract with the DOE, by Politech Corporation to develop a legislative and regulatory data base to assist the FUSRAP management in addressing the institutional and socioeconomic issues involved in carrying out the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program. This Information Handbook series contains information about all relevant government agencies at the Federal and state levels, the pertinent programs they administer, each affected state legislature, and current Federal and state legislative and regulatory initiatives. This volume is a compilation of information about the Federal Government. It contains a summary of the organization and responsibilities of agencies within the executive branch of the Federal government which may be relevant to FUSRAP activities; a brief summary of relevant Federal statutes and regulations; a description of the structure of the US Congress, identification of the officers, relevant committees and committee chairmen; a description of the Federal legislative process; a summary of legislation enacted and considered in the recently-adjourned 96th Congress; a description of the Federal budgetary process; a summary of the Carter Administration's comprehensive radioactive waste management program; and excerpts from the text of relevant federal statutes and regulations.

Not Available

1980-12-31

109

75 FR 16484 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Open Government...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Government Citizen Engagement Ratings, Rankings, and Flagging; Information Collection...Government Citizen Engagement Ratings, Rankings, and Flagging, in all correspondence...Government Citizen Engagement Ratings, Rankings, and Flagging. OMB Control...

2010-04-01

110

77 FR 64952 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; State Government Research and Development (R&D...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc...Census Bureau, Governments Division, 4600...the fifty state governments, the District...information on such things as expenditures...format over the Internet via file transfer...Public: State Government Agencies....

2012-10-24

111

Evidence-informed recommendations for constructing and disseminating messages supplementing the new Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines  

PubMed Central

Background Few validated guidelines exist for developing messages in health promotion practice. In clinical practice, the Appraisal of Guidelines, Research, and Evaluation II (AGREE II) Instrument is the international gold standard for guideline assessment, development, and reporting. In a case study format, this paper describes the application of the AGREE II principles to guide the development of health promotion guidelines for constructing messages to supplement the new Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines (CPAG) released in 2011. Methods The AGREE II items were modified to suit the objectives of developing messages that (1) clarify key components of the new CPAG and (2) motivate Canadians to meet the CPAG. The adapted AGREE II Instrument was used as a systematic guide for the recommendation development process. Over a two-day meeting, five workgroups (one for each CPAG – child, youth, adult, older adult – and one overarching group) of five to six experts (including behavior change, messaging, and exercise physiology researchers, key stakeholders, and end users) reviewed and discussed evidence for creating and targeting messages to supplement the new CPAG. Recommendations were summarized and reviewed by workgroup experts. The recommendations were pilot tested among end users and then finalized by the workgroup. Results The AGREE II was a useful tool in guiding the development of evidence-based specific recommendations for constructing and disseminating messages that supplement and increase awareness of the new CPAG (child, youth, adults, and older adults). The process also led to the development of sample messages and provision of a rationale alongside the recommendations. Conclusions To our knowledge, these are the first set of evidence-informed recommendations for constructing and disseminating messages supplementing physical activity guidelines. This project also represents the first application of international standards for guideline development (i.e., AGREE II) to the creation of practical recommendations specifically aimed to inform health promotion and public health practice. The messaging recommendations have the potential to increase the public health impact of evidence-based guidelines. PMID:23634998

2013-01-01

112

The Absentee Minister of Education of Canada: The Canadian Federal Government's Constitutional Role in First Nations Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Canada, education is generally referred to as being the exclusive constitutional responsibility of the provinces and territories. However, the federal government has a constitutional responsibility. This responsibility comes from the Constitution Act 1982 and Treaties 1-11 between the Crown (i.e., The Government of Canada) and First Nations…

Phillips, Ron Sydney

2011-01-01

113

Can We Get National Labour Market Information into the Classroom Faster? The Information Technology Professional Program. An Association of Canadian Community Colleges Sponsored Sectoral Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Software Human Resource Council (SHRC) is a nonprofit sectoral council that speaks for software professionals throughout the Canadian economy. The SHRC's mission is to increase the number of Information Technology (IT) workers in Canada. This paper gives a brief overview of the evolution of SHRC's Information Technology Professional Program…

Diakun, Denyce; Phillips, Rodger

114

Helping the public find information the U.S. Government Information Locator Service (GILS)  

USGS Publications Warehouse

As part of the National Information Infrastructure, the U.S. federal government is establishing a Government Information Locator Service (GILS). GILS will identify and describe public information resources throughout the federal government and provide assistance in obtaining the information. It will be decentralized and will supplement other agency and commercial information dissemination mechanisms. The public will use GILS directly or through intermediaries, including the Government Printing Office and the National Technical Information Service, as well as federal depository libraries, other public libraries, and private sector information services. Direct users will have access to a GILS Core accessible on the Internet without charge. Intermediate access may include kiosks, 800 numbers, electronic mail, bulletin boards, FAX, and offline media such as floppy disks, CD-ROM, and printed works. GILS will use network technology and the American National Standards Institute Z39.50 standard for information search and retrieval so that information can be retrieved in a variety of ways. Direct users may have access to many other major federal and nonfederal information resources, linkages to data systems, and electronic delivery of information products. An Office of Management and Budget Bulletin in 1994 will provide implementing guidance to agencies. The National Institute of Standards and Technology will also establish a Federal Information Processing Standard specifying a GILS Profile and its application for agencies establishing information locators. ?? 1994.

Christian, E.J.

1994-01-01

115

User's Satisfaction of Kuwait E-Government Portal; Organization of Information in Particular  

E-print Network

User's Satisfaction of Kuwait E-Government Portal; Organization of Information in Particular Huda that was developed to evaluate Kuwait e-government user's satisfaction while seeking information via Kuwait e-government indicated that the suggested factors predict the overall user satisfaction. Keywords: User's satisfaction, e-government

Boyer, Edmond

116

Government Information Locator Service (GILS). Draft report to the Information Infrastructure Task Force  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is a draft report on the Government Information Locator Service (GILS) to the National Information Infrastructure (NII) task force. GILS is designed to take advantage of internetworking technology known as client-server architecture which allows information to be distributed among multiple independent information servers. Two appendices are provided -- (1) A glossary of related terminology and (2) extracts from a draft GILS profile for the use of the American National Standard Information Retrieval Application Service Definition and Protocol Specification for Library Applications.

1994-01-01

117

Speaking Canadian English: An Informal Account of the English Language in Canada.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents a discussion of various distinctive characteristics of English as spoken in Canada. The book begins with a discussion of general characteristics and a look at the origins of Canadian English. There is a discussion of Canadianisms, Americanisms, and Britishisms and a consideration of influencing languages--Indian and Eskimo,…

Orkin, Mark M.

118

US Performance-Based Laws: Information Technology and E-Government Reporting Requirements  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electronic government (e-government) is the use of information technology (IT) and the Internet to transform federal agency effectiveness—including efficiency and service quality. Several US laws, including the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Computer Security Act, the Clinger-Cohen Act, the Government Information Security Reform Act (GISRA), and the E-Government Act, contain IT and e-government performance-reporting requirements. For each, the author reviews the

Patrick R. Mullen

2005-01-01

119

Contacts with a Canadian drug information and crisis centre, 1971-74.  

PubMed

This paper presents data on contacts with a Canadian drug information and crisis centre over a three year span (July, 1971 to June, 1974). The following trends emerged: (1) Although there was only a small change in the total number of contacts, there were substantial decreases in the number of "crisis" and "information" contacts and a substantial increase in the number of "counselling" contacts; (2) The number of "crisis" contacts involving each drug decreased over the time span, particularly those involving "psychedelic hallucinogens" other than L.S.D., solvents, cannabis and opiates. The number of alcohol-involved crisis contacts declined least and alcohol came to account for the second largest proportion of crisis contacts after L.S.D.; (3) There was little change in the age distribution of "crisis" contacts over the period; (4) Crisis contacts in the most recent period (1973-74) were more likely to be rated serious than in the earlier periods; (5) Crisis contacts were less likely to be sent to hospitals in the most recent period. PMID:585579

Clark, S C; Rootman, I; MacLean, B

1977-01-01

120

"A National Crime": The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879 to 1986. Manitoba Studies in Native History XI.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Canada's residential school system for Aboriginal children has had lasting damaging effects on Indigenous people. Founded in 1879, the residential school system was operated through a church-state partnership. The government provided the funding, set standards of care, and supervised the administration of schools, while the Anglican, Catholic,…

Milloy, John S.

121

40 CFR 1400.9 - Access to off-site consequence analysis information by State and local government officials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...analysis information by State and local government officials. 1400.9 Section 1400...Consequence Analysis Information by Government Officials. § 1400.9 Access to...analysis information by State and local government officials. (a) The...

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40 CFR 1400.9 - Access to off-site consequence analysis information by State and local government officials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...analysis information by State and local government officials. 1400.9 Section 1400...Consequence Analysis Information by Government Officials. § 1400.9 Access to...analysis information by State and local government officials. (a) The...

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40 CFR 1400.9 - Access to off-site consequence analysis information by State and local government officials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...analysis information by State and local government officials. 1400.9 Section 1400...Consequence Analysis Information by Government Officials. § 1400.9 Access to...analysis information by State and local government officials. (a) The...

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40 CFR 1400.9 - Access to off-site consequence analysis information by State and local government officials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...analysis information by State and local government officials. 1400.9 Section 1400...Consequence Analysis Information by Government Officials. § 1400.9 Access to...analysis information by State and local government officials. (a) The...

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40 CFR 1400.9 - Access to off-site consequence analysis information by State and local government officials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...analysis information by State and local government officials. 1400.9 Section 1400...Consequence Analysis Information by Government Officials. § 1400.9 Access to...analysis information by State and local government officials. (a) The...

2010-07-01

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Managing Citizen Identity Information in E-Government Service Relationships in the UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

Governments are introducing new digital Identity Management (IDM) systems into public service relationships with citizens. These IDM systems not only can support governments in their modernization efforts, they are also expected to lead to significant informational changes in the citizen–government relationships. Thus far however, there is little empirical knowledge available about what changes are occurring in these emerging e-government service

A. Miriam B. Lips; John A. Taylor; Joe Organ

2009-01-01

127

Information Strategies for Open Government: Challenges and Prospects for Deriving Public Value from  

E-print Network

Information Strategies for Open Government: Challenges and Prospects for Deriving Public Value from Government Transparency Sharon S. Dawes and Natalie Helbig Center for Technology in Government University to promote open government offer many opportunities to generate social and economic value through public use

Boyer, Edmond

128

Governance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School boards in 1977 produced a significant amount of litigation while at the same time a significant amount of litigation was produced against individual board members themselves. This chapter discusses those court cases related to governance of public education by school boards. Topics discussed include board bias in the wake of Wood v.…

Moran, K. D.

129

A New Frontier for LIS Programs: E-Government Education, Library/Government Partnerships, and the Preparation of Future Information Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the implications of the continued growth of e-government information, communication, and services for Library and Information Science programs in the United States in light of the development of e-government educational programs and library/government partnerships. The implementation of e-government raises several important…

Jaeger, Paul T.; Bertot, John Carlo; Shuler, John A.; McGilvray, Jessica

2012-01-01

130

U.S. Government Publications: Their Value, Online Accessibility for International Information Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Classifies the types of online databases available through System Development Corporation (ORBIT) and Lockheed Information Systems (DIALOG) that access government information; briefly describes those which include access to government sources; and discusses in greater depth five databases which exclusively access U.S. Federal Government Documents.…

Usdane, Bernice S.

1980-01-01

131

Information Privacy and Trust in Government: A Citizen-Based Perspective from New Zealand  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasing use of e-government raises issues about the privacy of information provided by citizens to government. This paper explores the experiences and concerns of New Zealanders in relation to information privacy, and the impact of these concerns on the trust they place in government. A series of focus groups were conducted among community groups. The findings reflect a range of

Rowena Cullen; Patrick Reilly

2008-01-01

132

Information Privacy and Trust in Government: a citizen-based perspective from New Zealand  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasing use of e-government has raised issues about the privacy of information provided by citizens to government. This paper explores the experiences and concerns of New Zealanders in relation to information privacy, and the impact of these concerns on the trust they place in government. A series of focus groups were conducted among a range of community groups. The findings

Rowena Cullen; Patrick Reilly

2007-01-01

133

The Public Information Consultation Service (PICS) of E-government in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to investigate the public information consultation service (PICS) of e-government in China after the promulgation and implementation of `The Regulation of the People's Republic of China on the Disclosure of Government Information'. A survey is carried and finds out that at present, PICS of Chinese e-government are for more remain at the initial stage of publishing certain

Li Jian; Ke Ping

2010-01-01

134

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), Academic Libraries, and Access to Government Information  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The electronic environment has significantly shifted library capabilities and user expectations for the delivery of government information and services. At the same time, many laws of the federal government have pushed for the creation and distribution of government information through electronic channels. However, the Federal Depository Library…

Jaeger, Paul T.; Bertot, John Carlo; Shuler, John A.

2010-01-01

135

The Right to Know: Environmental Information Disclosure by Government and Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Global knowledge management is crucially dependent on public access to information - in particular, information on environmental risks. Yet most existing systems of governance favour administrative or corporate secrecy, thereby monopolizing environmental information in the hands of governmental authorities or private stakeholders. This paper describes innovative initiatives to establish civil society's 'right to know', by mandatory disclosure of government-held information

Peter H. Sand

136

Information security governance: a risk assessment approach to health information systems protection.  

PubMed

It is no small task to manage the protection of healthcare data and healthcare information systems. In an environment that is demanding adaptation to change for all information collection, storage and retrieval systems, including those for of e-health and information systems, it is imperative that good information security governance is in place. This includes understanding and meeting legislative and regulatory requirements. This chapter provides three models to educate and guide organisations in this complex area, and to simplify the process of information security governance and ensure appropriate and effective measures are put in place. The approach is risk based, adapted and contextualized for healthcare. In addition, specific considerations of the impact of cloud services, secondary use of data, big data and mobile health are discussed. PMID:24018517

Williams, Patricia A H

2013-01-01

137

Commitment to Cybersecurity and Information Technology Governance: A Case Study and Leadership Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The continual emergence of technologies has infiltrated government and industry business infrastructures, requiring reforming organizations and fragile network infrastructures. Emerging technologies necessitates countermeasures, commitment to cybersecurity and information technology governance for organization's survivability and…

Curtis, Scipiaruth Kendall

2012-01-01

138

48 CFR 1852.245-80 - Government property management information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...property control system analysis along...the name of the Government activity that performed...the responsible Government Contracting Officer...shall disclose cost accounting practices that...directly charge to the Government under this contract...the end item or system and shall...

2013-10-01

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48 CFR 1852.245-80 - Government property management information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...property control system analysis along...the name of the Government activity that performed...the responsible Government Contracting Officer...shall disclose cost accounting practices that...directly charge to the Government under this contract...the end item or system and shall...

2014-10-01

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48 CFR 1852.245-80 - Government property management information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...property control system analysis along...the name of the Government activity that performed...the responsible Government Contracting Officer...shall disclose cost accounting practices that...directly charge to the Government under this contract...the end item or system and shall...

2011-10-01

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48 CFR 1852.245-80 - Government property management information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...property control system analysis along...the name of the Government activity that performed...the responsible Government Contracting Officer...shall disclose cost accounting practices that...directly charge to the Government under this contract...the end item or system and shall...

2012-10-01

142

The Federal Government and Information Technology Standards: Building the National Information Infrastructure.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the role of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the development of the National Information Infrastructure (NII). Highlights include the standards process; voluntary standards; Open Systems Interconnection problems; Internet Protocol Suite; consortia; government's role; and network security. (16 references) (LRW)

Radack, Shirley M.

1994-01-01

143

22 CFR 3.11 - Responsibility of chief of mission to inform host government of restrictions on employees...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...of chief of mission to inform host government of restrictions on employees' receipt...GIFTS AND DECORATIONS FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS § 3.11 Responsibility of chief of mission to inform host government of restrictions on employees'...

2011-04-01

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22 CFR 3.11 - Responsibility of chief of mission to inform host government of restrictions on employees...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...of chief of mission to inform host government of restrictions on employees' receipt...GIFTS AND DECORATIONS FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS § 3.11 Responsibility of chief of mission to inform host government of restrictions on employees'...

2010-04-01

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22 CFR 3.11 - Responsibility of chief of mission to inform host government of restrictions on employees...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...of chief of mission to inform host government of restrictions on employees' receipt...GIFTS AND DECORATIONS FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS § 3.11 Responsibility of chief of mission to inform host government of restrictions on employees'...

2014-04-01

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Government Information on the Internet: Implications for Libraries and Communities in Eastern New Mexico.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Print sources of government information often are discontinued and replaced with either a CD ROM or Internet version, leaving the information seeker access to the documents only if they have technological ability. A more cohesive government information policy could remedy these and related problems. Libraries and the public may not be ready…

Cowell, M. Elizabeth

147

Annotated directory of US Government information system projects of potential interest to NASA/SSPO  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose of this research activity was to develop a list for NASA of major U.S. government information systems contacts who are able to cooperate with NASA on technical interchange. The list contains the names of appropriate managers involved in major information system projects, U.S. government office officials, and their hierarchy up to the highest officials whose major responsibilities include government information systems development.

Legrand, Sue

1988-01-01

148

Factors affecting food selection in Canadian population  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective:To establish health-related reasons behind Canadian food choices, and how variables such as education, income, gender, ethnicity and age may affect food selection.Subjects:Approximately 98 733 Canadians responded to the 12 questions regarding food choices in the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) cycle 2.1, conducted by the Canadian Government in 2003. These included 13 727 adolescents (12–19 years), 19 089 young

M Ree; N Riediger; M H Moghadasian

2008-01-01

149

EXPLORING THE PROCESS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTEGRATION ASPECTS OF E-GOVERNMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the challenges that local government face in the UK when implementing fully integrated public services. The authors examine the degree of integration and harmonisation required between various stakeholders in government for the effective delivery of e-services. While process and information systems integration are identified in the literature as key challenges for realising fully functional e-government services; an

Patel Riten

150

Crown Copyright and Privatization of Government Information in Canada, with Comparisons to the United States Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the issue of Crown copyright (copyright of government information) in Canada. This policy is compared with policies in the United States, and elimination of Crown copyright is considered. It is concluded that elimination of Crown copyright would be inconsistent with parliamentary government and might reduce access to government

Hubbertz, Andrew

1990-01-01

151

75 FR 75188 - Listening Session Regarding Improving the Accessibility of Government Information  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d) requires Federal agencies to buy and use electronic and information technology (EIT) that is...interactions with the Federal government? What are State and local governments doing that the Federal government should...

2010-12-02

152

Information Sharing in E-Government Projects: Managing Novelty and Cross-Agency Cooperation  

E-print Network

1 Information Sharing in E-Government Projects: Managing Novelty and Cross-Agency Cooperation David_scharf@harvard.edu Executive Summary This report examines the management challenges of managing e-government projects. In particular, we highlight two extraordinary (but not unique) managerial challenges that e-government poses

Schweik, Charles M.

153

An Existentialist in Iqaluit: Existentialism and Reflexivity Informing Pedagogy in the Canadian North  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reflecting on the personal experience of teaching human resource management in the Canadian Arctic, the author explores the utility of an existentialist approach to pedagogy. The author outlines select aspects of existentialism that are pertinent to the teaching and discusses the implications of using reflexive existential thought as guidance in a…

Yue, Anthony R.

2011-01-01

154

National Information Policy developments worldwide I: electronic government  

Microsoft Academic Search

A review of recent Government initiatives in the area of e-Government based upon a review of the literature is presented. The desk research covered the period 1997 to 2001, and covered a number of major countries, including Canada, USA, Member States of the European Union, South Africa, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. The UK was not included in the

Adrienne Muir; Charles Oppenheim

2002-01-01

155

Z39.50 and GILS model. [Government Information Locator Service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Government Information Locator System (GILS) is a component of the National Information Infrastructure (NII) which provides electronic access to sources of publicly accessible information maintained throughout the Federal Government. GILS is an internetworking information resource that identifies other information resources, describes the information available in the referenced resources, and provides assistance in how to obtain the information either directly or through intermediaries. The GILS core content which references each Federal information system holding publicly accessible data or information is described in terms of mandatory and optional core elements.

Christian, Eliot

1994-01-01

156

Informal Institutional Responses to Government Interventions: Lessons from Madhupur National Park, Bangladesh  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Madhupur National Park is renowned for severe resource ownership conflicts between ethnic communities and government authorities in Bangladesh. In this study, we applied the Institutional Analysis and Development framework to identify: (i) past and present informal institutional structures within the ethnic Garo community for land resource management; (ii) the origin of the land ownership dispute; (iii) interaction mechanisms between formal and informal institutions; and (iv) change in land management authority and informal governance structures. We identify that the informal institutions of the traditional community have undergone radical change due to government interventions with implications for the regulation of land use, informal institutional functions, and joint-decision-making. Importantly, the government's persistent denial of the role of existing informal institutions is widening the gap between government and community actors, and driving land ownership conflicts in a cyclic way with associated natural resource degradation.

Rahman, H. M. Tuihedur; Sarker, Swapan Kumar; Hickey, Gordon M.; Mohasinul Haque, M.; Das, Niamjit

2014-11-01

157

Undergraduate Use of Government Information: What Citation Studies Tell Us about Instruction Strategies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Among librarians, government information has a reputation for being a valuable but underused resource. A literature review of undergraduate citation studies, however, reveals that the use of government information has apparently increased so much for some subject areas that, after books and journals, it has become one of the most frequently used…

Brunvand, Amy; Pashkova-Balkenhol, Tatiana

2008-01-01

158

49 CFR 26.109 - What are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 false What are the rules governing...Enforcement § 26.109 What are the rules governing...Federal or state law, you must not release any...information. However, you must transmit this information...of this section, the identity of complainants...

2013-10-01

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49 CFR 26.109 - What are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false What are the rules governing...Enforcement § 26.109 What are the rules governing...Federal or state law, you must not release information...documentation. However, you must transmit this information...of this section, the identity of complainants...

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49 CFR 26.109 - What are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 false What are the rules governing...Enforcement § 26.109 What are the rules governing...Federal or state law, you must not release any...information. However, you must transmit this information...of this section, the identity of complainants...

2012-10-01

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49 CFR 26.109 - What are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-10-01 false What are the rules governing...Enforcement § 26.109 What are the rules governing...Federal or state law, you must not release any...information. However, you must transmit this information...of this section, the identity of complainants...

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49 CFR 26.109 - What are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false What are the rules governing...Enforcement § 26.109 What are the rules governing...Federal or state law, you must not release any...information. However, you must transmit this information...of this section, the identity of complainants...

2011-10-01

163

Access to Electronic Government Information through the GPO's Depository Library Program: An Update.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief overview of recent policy initiatives--in addition to existing statutes and regulations--that may affect the Government Printing Office (GPO) Depository Library Program's (DLP) role in the dissemination of electronic government information identifies selected trends that may affect the public's access to electronic information through…

McClure, Charles R.

164

32 CFR 2001.54 - Foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...pursuant to an existing treaty, agreement, bilateral exchange or other obligation...government. (e) Third-country transfers. The release or disclosure of foreign...if required by a treaty, agreement, bilateral exchange, or other...

2010-07-01

165

Virtual Government-Citizen Relations: Informational, Transactional, or Collaborative?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Public administration theory and practice suggest that e-government, citizen participation, and government—citizen collaboration are contributing to a movement toward New Public Service—as opposed to Old Public Administration and New Public Management. We explore this by focusing on the relationship between the Washington, D.C., police and local residents via online discussion groups. We ask, How do police interact with citizens virtually?

Lori A. Brainard; John G. McNutt

2010-01-01

166

Educational Software: A Canadian Plan for Information Sharing. Joint Provincial Courseware Cataloguing and Indexing Project. Volume I (Phase 1) [and] Computer Cataloguing and Indexing Survey: Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project which involved an intensive search of the literature and contacts with individuals in the field concerning the dissemination of information about educational software is described. Included are an analysis of education software information available to educators, a needs assessment of Canadian educators, and the generation of an…

Tennant, W.; And Others

167

Government Records: Federal Laws Relating to Freedom of Information, Privacy and Computer Matching. Information Memorandum 90-21.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This information memorandum describes three federal laws which govern public access to federal records and the treatment of personally identifiable information by federal agencies or under federal programs. It is noted that these laws generally apply only to federal agencies in the executive branch of government. The first of four major sections…

Henkel, Jane R.

168

e-government: a strategic framework for public services in the Information Age  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Released on April 3, this 34-page document outlines the UK government's e-government strategy and establishes a framework for making all government services available electronically by 2005. Produced by the Information Age Government Champions -- 36 senior officials from central and local government, the devolved administrations, and the National Health Service -- the strategy emphasizes a coordinated approach between central and local government and the public and private sectors. "Associated with the strategy are comprehensive annexes on such topics as metadata guidelines and specifications for technical interoperability, both of which will be made public in due course." Users can read the full text of the document, including an executive summary, in text, .pdf, and .rtf formats at the Information Age Government Champions site.

169

High Frequency (HF) upgrade study for the Canadian Regional Operations Control Center (ROCC) AWACS Digital Information Link (RADIL) project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Regional Operations Control Center AWACS Digital Information Link/Rapidly Deployable Integrated Command and Control System (RADIL/RADIC) System Program Office, Canadian RADIL Program, has acquired high-frequency (HF) radio equipment for two Canadian ground stations under the RADIL Project. This equipment will allow those stations to carry out Tactical Digital Information Link (TADIL) A data transmissions assisted by MIL-STD-188-141A automatic link establishment (ALE). The MITRE Corporation has been tasked to study whether U.S. TADIL stations should be equipped with similar HF-ALE modems. This report analyzes the improvements in performance over northern links that can be expected from the addition of ALE to the TADIL A system. Since there is only a small amount of data on ALE-assisted digital communications in northern regions, the analysis combines a probabilistic approach to comparison of ALE and conventional linking techniques with actual HF propagation data from links in Canada, Iceland, and Norway. The report also assesses the risks to effective communications of using an ALE-TADIL A system in the north and recommends several improvements in hardware and software that can lower those risks.

Wickwire, Kenneth

1995-04-01

170

A Software Factory Canadian Government  

E-print Network

, CA ADATS Missile System/ Surface-based Weapon Systems Oerlikon Aerospace SPI 98 Monte Carlo Year 2000 product types ( e.g. Real-Time, Business) Standardized processes, methods and tools. Tailoring guide

Laporte, Claude Y.

171

41 CFR 301-10.266 - Is information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal officials and non-Federal...TRAVEL EXPENSES 10-TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES Government Vehicle Travel on Government Aircraft § 301-10.266 Is...

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Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal officials and non-Federal...TRAVEL EXPENSES 10-TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES Government Vehicle Travel on Government Aircraft § 301-10.266 Is...

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41 CFR 301-10.266 - Is information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal officials and non-Federal...TRAVEL EXPENSES 10-TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES Government Vehicle Travel on Government Aircraft § 301-10.266 Is...

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41 CFR 301-10.266 - Is information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal officials and non-Federal...TRAVEL EXPENSES 10-TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES Government Vehicle Travel on Government Aircraft § 301-10.266 Is...

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41 CFR 301-10.266 - Is information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal officials and non-Federal...TRAVEL EXPENSES 10-TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES Government Vehicle Travel on Government Aircraft § 301-10.266 Is...

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32 CFR 2001.54 - Foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... Other Regulations Relating to National Defense INFORMATION SECURITY OVERSIGHT OFFICE, NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION CLASSIFIED NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION Safeguarding § 2001.54 Foreign...

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32 CFR 2001.54 - Foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Other Regulations Relating to National Defense INFORMATION SECURITY OVERSIGHT OFFICE, NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION CLASSIFIED NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION Safeguarding § 2001.54 Foreign...

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32 CFR 2001.54 - Foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... Other Regulations Relating to National Defense INFORMATION SECURITY OVERSIGHT OFFICE, NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION CLASSIFIED NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION Safeguarding § 2001.54 Foreign...

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32 CFR 2001.54 - Foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... Other Regulations Relating to National Defense INFORMATION SECURITY OVERSIGHT OFFICE, NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION CLASSIFIED NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION Safeguarding § 2001.54 Foreign...

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Assessing diet and lifestyle in the Canadian Arctic Inuit and Inuvialuit to inform a nutrition and physical activity intervention programme.  

PubMed

Inuit in Nunavut (NU) and Inuvialuit in the Northwest Territories (NWT), Canada, were traditionally nomadic peoples whose culture and lifestyle were founded on hunting and gathering foods from the local environment, primarily land and marine mammals. Lifestyle changes within the last century have brought about a rapid nutrition transition, characterised by decreasing consumption of traditional foods and an associated increase in the consumption of processed, shop-bought foods. This transition may be attributed to a multitude of factors, such as acculturation, overall food access and availability, food insecurity and climate change. Obesity and risk for chronic disease are higher in the Canadian Arctic population compared with the Canadian national average. This present review describes the study population and methodologies used to collect data in order to study the nutrition transition amongst Aboriginal Arctic populations and develop Healthy Foods North (HFN), a novel, multi-institutional and culturally appropriate programme that aims to improve dietary adequacy and reduce risk of chronic disease. Included in this special issue of the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics are papers describing dietary intake patterns, physical activity levels, dietary behaviours, chronic disease prevalence and psychosocial factors that potentially mediate behaviour. A further paper describes how these data were utilised to inform and develop Healthy Foods North. PMID:21158957

Sharma, S

2010-10-01

181

The Green Power Network: Green Power government information clearinghouse  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains Green Power information from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse of the U.S. Department of Energy. The Green Power Network exists to provide "news and information on green power providers." The site's information is searchable by state and shows different markets for green power (utility green pricing, green power marketing, and renewable energy certificates).

182

The Prevalence of Government Information on High School Library and Media Center Websites  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1997 President Clinton directed federal agencies to develop websites and Internet resources that would serve as “tool(s) for teaching and learning.” The ten years since then have seen an explosion in the amount of government information available to students and educators. Today there are thousands of government websites that specifically target these groups. In addition, over 90 percent of

2007-01-01

183

40 CFR 2.305 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...governing certain information obtained under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended. 2...governing certain information obtained under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended. (a...this section: (1) Act means the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended,...

2012-07-01

184

40 CFR 2.305 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...governing certain information obtained under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended. 2...governing certain information obtained under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended. (a...this section: (1) Act means the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended,...

2014-07-01

185

17 CFR 449.5 - Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and dealers pursuant...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and dealers...SECTION 15C OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF... Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and...

2010-04-01

186

17 CFR 449.5 - Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and dealers pursuant...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and dealers...SECTION 15C OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF... Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and...

2014-04-01

187

17 CFR 449.5 - Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and dealers pursuant...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and dealers...SECTION 15C OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF... Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and...

2012-04-01

188

17 CFR 449.5 - Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and dealers pursuant...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and dealers...SECTION 15C OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF... Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and...

2013-04-01

189

17 CFR 449.5 - Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and dealers pursuant...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and dealers...SECTION 15C OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF... Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and...

2011-04-01

190

Family Literacy and the New Canadian: Formal, Non-Formal and Informal Learning: The Case of Literacy, Essential Skills and Language Learning in Canada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines literacy and language learning across the lifespan within the context of immigrants in the Canadian context. It explores the process of improving literacy skills and acquiring second or third language skills through the systems of formal, non-formal and informal learning, as defined by the OECD [Organisation for Economic…

Eaton, Sarah Elaine

2011-01-01

191

Federal Government Information Systems Security Management and Governance Are Pacing Factors for Innovation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Security incidents resulting from human error or subversive actions have caused major financial losses, reduced business productivity or efficiency, and threatened national security. Some research suggests that information system security frameworks lack emphasis on human involvement as a significant cause for security problems in a rapidly…

Edwards, Gregory

2011-01-01

192

41 CFR 102-33.390 - What information must we report on Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Information on senior Federal officials and others who travel on Government aircraft to GSA, Travel Management Policy Division (MTT), 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405 (see OMB Circular A-126 for specific rules and a definition of senior...

2011-01-01

193

Government acronyms and alphabetic organizational designations used in DTIC (Defense Technical Information Center)  

SciTech Connect

A guide to acronyms as assigned by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) is given. The listing contains entries from the Department of Defense, Federal Government and foreign military organizations. The acronyms reflect reports processed into the DTIC collections.

Brown, L.M.

1984-05-01

194

Information homeostasis as a fundamental principle governing the cell division Arvind Kumar a,  

E-print Network

Information homeostasis as a fundamental principle governing the cell division and death Arvind. Based on the model we propose the concept of `information homeostasis' which ensures that genetic information is expressed with minimal error. We suggest that together with energy homeostasis, infor- mation

195

Information Management and DSS-oriented Computerization in a Government Agency  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors have participated in the information management of a Government Agency during a period of more than five years. In this period, an explicit review of information management took place, and a new DSS-oriented approach to computerization was developed. In this article, they describe why an information management policy aimed at an equilibrium of centralized coordination and decentralized management

Henk W. M. Gazendam; Wim M. de Jong

1992-01-01

196

Information Dissemination: Innovative Ways Agencies Are Using Technology. Testimony before the Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture Subcommittee, Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This testimony discusses ways in which some federal government agencies use technology to provide the public with cheaper, faster access to a wider range of information which can be searched and manipulated in ways never possible on the printed page. Technologies included in the discussion are compact disc-read only memory (CD-ROM), electronic…

Brock, Jack L., Jr.

197

Optical Storage Systems for Records and Information Management: Overview, Recommendations and Guidelines for Local Governments. Local Government Records Technical Information Series. Number 45.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication discusses optical storage, a term encompassing technologies that use laser-produced light to record and store information in digital form. The booklet also discusses how optical storage systems relate to records management, in particular to the management of local government records in New York State. It describes components of…

Schwartz, Stanley F.

198

Canadian Bird Trends Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Provided online by Environment Canada, The Canadian Bird Trends Database gives population trends and range distribution information for all species of birds that breed within the Canadian provinces of the North American Breeding Bird Survey (see the March 4, 1998 Scout Report for Science & Engineering). Users may retrieve summary data for birds by searching or browsing common or scientific name, taxonomic group, habitat guild, migratory pattern, or geographic area. Also available at the site are links to bird species lists in Canada and information on conservation and management of migratory birds.

199

Informing the Australian government on AT policies: ARATA's experiences.  

PubMed

This article describes the development and dissemination of an evidence-based Policy Statement and Background Papers by the Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA). An experienced project team was engaged to conduct literature reviews and member consultations, develop resources and implement a targeted advocacy strategy that included a policy launch and meetings with government officials. The Policy Statement and Background Papers have enabled ARATA to represent the views of Assistive Technology (AT) Practitioners in consultations around the National Disability Insurance Scheme and other AT-related inquiries. In ARATA's experience, developing a policy statement and disseminating it through a targeted advocacy strategy is an effective way for a not-for-profit professional organisation to influence government policy. Implications for Rehabilitation AT practitioners must consider political factors in working towards effective policies to support their practice. To be effective at a systemic level, AT practitioners must develop political awareness and an understanding of the drivers of policy. This case study provides a blueprint for AT practitioners and organisations in tackling policy change. PMID:24796214

Friesen, Emma L; Walker, Lloyd; Layton, Natasha; Astbrink, Gunela; Summers, Michael; De Jonge, Desleigh

2015-05-01

200

The American Government Information Unit: Curriculum Alternatives for Secondary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The laboratory has created this information unit to help answer curriculum planning questions for secondary school curriculum decision makers. It tells about the products and activities of nine selected curriculum development programs by organizing the following information in chart, summary, then complete report form for quick and easy review and…

Adelson, Nancy C.; Crosby, Sandra G.

201

Government for Sale: The Privatization of Federal Information Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores issues of privatization, distinctions between public and private sectors in the delivery of services, and possible effects of privatization on the future federal role in the library/information arena. Contracting out of agency libraries and the proposed sale of the National Technical Information Service are examined to raise questions…

Levin, Marc A.

1988-01-01

202

Government of Canada: Science and Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the Government of Canada, this website offers a broad range of information about scientific and technological issues in Canada. The five main topic areas for the site are Energy, Environment, Food, Health, and Space. The subsections include information on forests, water, legumes, animal production, fisheries, nutrition, and more. The site also contains sections on Careers, Canadian Achievements, and an Archive. And, with the click of an icon, the site changes from English to French.

203

The Post-September 11 Environment: Access to Government Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

OMB Watch (a watchdog agency of the White House Office of Management and Budget, which in part overseas information collection and dissemination to the public) is currently maintaining a list of governmental Websites that have removed information in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks. For example, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has removed documents from their Website that detail the specifications of energy facilities in the US. The listing has brief descriptions of the newly missing information and direct links to the sites.

2001-01-01

204

Informed Public Perceptions of Nanotechnology and Trust in Government  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Public perception and understanding of science and technology can be a difficult and daunting subject. This latest report from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, authored by Dr. Jane Macoubrie, explores public attitudes toward the growing field of nanotechnology. In its 31-pages, the report reveals that the public is interested in the potential advances afforded by this technology, which exploits the unique behavior of materials and devices when engineered at a scale of roughly between one and one hundred nanometers. The report also shows that people are concerned about the general lack of consumer awareness of the field and the potential lack of government oversight of this rapidly emerging technology. As David Rejeski, the director of the Project on Emerging Technologies commented recently, â??The kinds of safety measures and disclosure the public wants make sense in terms of both long-term corporate strategy and good public policyâ?ť.

2005-01-01

205

75 FR 17410 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Government Property  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection...of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways...comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of the...

2010-04-06

206

Essays on Information Technology (IT), Governance and Clouds  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Why do some firms organize their IT departments as profit centers whereas other firms organize IT as a cost center? Due to information asymmetry regarding the cost and demand for IT, the firm is unable to achieve the first best outcome in terms of optimizing the value from IT services. Two commonly used organizational models for the IT department…

Vithayathil, Joseph

2013-01-01

207

Medicare: The Official U. S. Government Site for Medicare Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Health Care Financing Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services provides this site--a consumer gateway to information about Medicare, a national health insurance program that covers 37 million Americans, mostly over age 65. Current highlights include a managed care section that contains Medicare Compare, an interactive database that allows users to compare (according to zip code or state) the benefits offered by Medicare managed care providers. Medicare Compare can also be downloaded as a Microsoft Access Database. The managed care section also contains a glossary of terms, frequently asked questions and their answers, and instructions on how to enroll and disenroll in a managed care plan. Users can refer to the overall site for general information on the Medicare program, fraud and abuse, and state contact lists, among other features.

1998-01-01

208

Information Technology Governance, Funding and Structure: A Case Analysis of a Public University in Malaysia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The paper's purpose is to investigate the issues of IT governance, funding and structure of a public university in Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach: The study uses a case study approach, i.e. a series of interviews with users and information services provider of campus information system. Findings: The university lacks a common…

Ismail, Noor Azizi

2008-01-01

209

Government as the driving force toward the information society: National computer policy in Singapore  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an attempt to make Singapore an economic power in the post?industrial information era, the Singaporean government is implementing a series of national computer plans designed to farther the country's efforts to move up the value?added chain by driving information technology into all sectors of society, these plans can be divided into three distinct phases with the goal of the

Vijay Gurbaxani; Kenneth L. Kraemer; John Leslie King; Sheryl Jarman; Jason Dedrick; K. S. Raman; C. S. Yap

1990-01-01

210

Information Technology and Administrative Reform: Will E-Government Be Different?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the theoretical ideal of information technology as an instru- ment of administrative reform and examines the extent to which that ideal has been achieved in the UnitedStates.? Ittakesalookatthefindingsfromresearchaboutthe? use and impacts of information technology from the time of the mainframe computer through the PC revolution to the current era of the Internet and e-government. It then concludes

Kenneth L. Kraemer; John Leslie King

2006-01-01

211

Adrift in Our National Consciousness: Meditations on Canadian Ecological Identity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Misao Dean (2006) discusses the canoe as a celebrated icon of Canadian culture in her critique of the Centennial celebrations of 1967; as part of the Centennial, the Canadian government organized the longest canoe race ever held. This author believes that the canoe has become a universal symbol of Canada and that all Canadians have the right to…

Lowan, Greg

2011-01-01

212

Local health information systems, e-Governance and ICT policy in Andhra Pradesh, India: Approaches, Challenges and Opportunities  

E-print Network

1 Local health information systems, e-Governance and ICT policy in Andhra Pradesh, India (Simple, Moral, Accountable, Responsible and Transparent) governance." The government has consciously of Oslo, Norway 1. Introduction In this article, we discuss two ongoing health information system projects

Sahay, Sundeep

213

The National Biological Information Infrastructure as an E-Government tool  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is a Web-based system that provides access to data and information on the nation's biological resources. Although it was begun in 1993, predating any formal E-Government initiative, the NBII typifies the E-Government concepts outlined in the President's Management Agenda, as well as in the proposed E-Government Act of 2002. This article-an individual case study and not a broad survey with extensive references to the literature-explores the structure and operation of the NBII in relation to several emerging trends in E-Government: end-user focus, defined and scalable milestones, public-private partnerships, alliances with stakeholders, and interagency cooperation. ?? 2002 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.

Sepic, R.; Kase, K.

2002-01-01

214

Privacy and Personal Information Held by Government: A Comparative Study, Japan and New Zealand  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This chapter reports on the concepts of information privacy and trust in government among citizens in Japan and New Zealand in a transnational, crosscultural study. Data from both countries are presented, and cultural and other factors are sought that might explain differences in attitudes shown. In both countries, citizens display a range of views, not related to age or gender. New Zealand citizens express concern about information privacy in relation to information held by government, but show a higher level of trust in government overall, and most attribute breaches of privacy to incompetence, rather than deliberate malfeasance. Japanese citizens interviewed also indicated that they had major concerns about information privacy, and had considerably less trust in government than New Zealand respondents showed. They were more inclined to attribute breaches of privacy to lax behavior in individuals than government systems. In both countries citizens showed an awareness of the tradeoffs necessary between personal privacy and the needs of the state to hold information for the benefit of all citizens, but knew little about the protection offered by privacy legislation, and expressed overall concern about privacy practices in the modern state. The study also provides evidence of cultural differences that can be related to Hofstede's dimensions of culture.

Cullen, Rowena

215

Canadian Architectural Archives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Canadian Architectural Archives were established in 1974 as a joint venture between the University of Calgary Library and the Faculty of Environmental Design. The site contains a great deal of information about their holdings and collection, but most visitors will want to click directly over to their "Online Collections" area. Here visitors will find the Panda Digital Image Bank, the Donovan & Williams Canadian Church Collection, and the Calgary Modern Site Survey. The Panda Digital Image Bank collection contains over a million images from the twentieth century. Visitors can search the Image Bank as they see fit, or they may wish to look over some of the thematic headings as well. The Church Collection contain over 500 images of Canadian churches taken during the early 1990s and the Modern Site Survey offers up several hundred architectural images taken in 2004.

216

Refining estimates of public health spending as measured in national health expenditure accounts: the Canadian experience.  

PubMed

The recent focus on public health stemming from, among other things, severe acute respiratory syndrome and avian flu has created an imperative to refine health-spending estimates in the Canadian Health Accounts. This article presents the Canadian experience in attempting to address the challenges associated with developing the needed taxonomies for systematically capturing, measuring, and analyzing the national investment in the Canadian public health system. The first phase of this process was completed in 2005, which was a 2-year project to estimate public health spending based on a more classic definition by removing the administration component of the previously combined public health and administration category. Comparing the refined public health estimate with recent data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development still positions Canada with the highest share of total health expenditure devoted to public health than any other country reporting. The article also provides an analysis of the comparability of public health estimates across jurisdictions within Canada as well as a discussion of the recommendations for ongoing improvement of public health spending estimates. The Canadian Institute for Health Information is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides Canadians with essential statistics and analysis on the performance of the Canadian health system, the delivery of healthcare, and the health status of Canadians. The Canadian Institute for Health Information administers more than 20 databases and registries, including Canada's Health Accounts, which tracks historically 40 categories of health spending by 5 sources of finance for 13 provincial and territorial jurisdictions. Until 2005, expenditure on public health services in the Canadian Health Accounts included measures to prevent the spread of communicable disease, food and drug safety, health inspections, health promotion, community mental health programs, public health nursing, as well as all the costs for the general administration of government health departments. PMID:17299314

Ballinger, Geoff

2007-01-01

217

Meaningful patient representation informing Canada’s cancer drug funding decisions: views of patient representatives on the Pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review  

PubMed Central

In this interview with the patient representatives on the Expert Review Committee (perc) of the Pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pcodr), those representatives offer their views about how to be a valuable contributing member of Canada’s national cancer drug funding recommendation committee. The article seeks to inform readers, and especially clinicians, about pcodr from the perspective of the patient representatives. PMID:25302034

Hoch, J.S.; Brown, M.B.; McMahon, C.; Nanson, J.; Rozmovits, L.

2014-01-01

218

10 CFR 1004.11 - Handling information of a private business, foreign government, or an international organization.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Handling information of a private business, foreign government...ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) FREEDOM OF INFORMATION § 1004.11 Handling information of a private business, foreign...

2011-01-01

219

An Examination of Canadian Information Professionals' Involvement in the Provision of Business Information Synthesis and Analysis Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study investigated the processes information professionals, working in a business environment, follow to meet business clients' information needs and particularly their involvement in information synthesis and analysis practices. A combination of qualitative and quantitative data was collected via a survey of 98 information

Patterson, Liane; Martzoukou, Konstantina

2012-01-01

220

LOUISIANA STATE ACTION PLAN Initiative I: All Libraries Government information in federal depository libraries in Louisiana  

E-print Network

LOUISIANA STATE ACTION PLAN Initiative I: All Libraries ­ Government information in federal depository libraries in Louisiana is available and accessible to all residents of the state in appropriate formats, including on the web and in the physical collections of the state's federal depository libraries

Harms, Kyle E.

221

U.S. Government Documents: A Guide to Sources of Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Southeast Missouri State University's Kent Library is the only federal depository library in Missouri's 10th Congressional District and has a collection of over 150,000 U.S. Government documents. This resource guide identifies and describes the reference tools needed to access information in that collection. It includes short sections on basic…

Henricks, Duane E.

222

E-Government Goes Semantic Web: How Administrations Can Transform Their Information Processes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

E-government applications and services are built mainly on access to, retrieval of, integration of, and delivery of relevant information to citizens, businesses, and administrative users. In order to perform such information processing automatically through the Semantic Web,1 machine-readable2 enhancements of web resources are needed, based on the understanding of the content and context of the information in focus. While these enhancements are far from trivial to produce, administrations in their role of information and service providers so far find little guidance on how to migrate their web resources and enable a new quality of information processing; even research is still seeking best practices. Therefore, the underlying research question of this chapter is: what are the appropriate approaches which guide administrations in transforming their information processes toward the Semantic Web? In search for answers, this chapter analyzes the challenges and possible solutions from the perspective of administrations: (a) the reconstruction of the information processing in the e-government in terms of how semantic technologies must be employed to support information provision and consumption through the Semantic Web; (b) the required contribution to the transformation is compared to the capabilities and expectations of administrations; and (c) available experience with the steps of transformation are reviewed and discussed as to what extent they can be expected to successfully drive the e-government to the Semantic Web. This research builds on studying the case of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, where semantic technologies have been used within the frame of the Access-eGov3 project in order to semantically enhance electronic service interfaces with the aim of providing a new way of accessing and combining e-government services.

Klischewski, Ralf; Ukena, Stefan

223

Measuring the Diffusion of Information and Communication Technology in Society and its Effects: Canadian Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Statistics Canada has measured the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for close to 15 years in industry and more recently in households and it has developed a body on knowledge on the effects of the use off these technologies. While ICTs have long been used in manufacturing processes, the use of computers and networks, and a growing number

G. PETERSON

2007-01-01

224

A SURVEY ON THE IMPACT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ON THE CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY: A survey about the current and planned use of information technology (IT) and its impact on the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry in Canada has been conducted at the end of 1998 and beginning of 1999. It was found that many business processes are now almost completely computerised and the tendency is toward a greater computerisation of the

Hugues Rivard

2000-01-01

225

Information and Communication Technologies in International Education: A Canadian Policy Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The rhetoric surrounding the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in international education speaks of providing education access for all. However, an examination of actual policies reveals an emphasis not on creating an educated population, but on improving economic opportunities using discourses such as globalization,…

Aucoin, Robert C.

2011-01-01

226

Development of a Spatial Information Consulting Method for Merged Local Governments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In Japan, the merger of local governments is progressing. Since a digital divide may exist between local governments before merging, however, the merger may increase the gap through presenting the contrast and may provide trouble for equitably providing citizen services that the merger should aim for. To solve this problem, we developed a spatial information consulting method for merged local governments. The method can be classified into four phases according to its execution steps. The four phases are "gap analysis" that compares the current state of merging local governments (As-Is) against the ideal state (To-Be),"Scenario analysis" that shows how to realize To-Be against current issues that have been defined through gap analysis, "Cost-benefit analysis" that calculate costs and benefits to verify the feasibility of the analysis-based scenario, and "Roadmap formulation" that reflect the results obtained by the analysis over a yearly schedule table. In result, we have achieved the appropriate planning to integrate data and system for merged local governments, and be introduced in a packaged framework to other local governments that have similar issues.

Oku, N.; Mizobuchi, M.; Hatta, A.

2012-07-01

227

Personal Health Information in Canada: A Comparison of Citizen Expectations and Legislation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores whether the Canadian legislative protections in place to safeguard medical privacy meet the expectations of Canadians. An overview of current governance systems designed to protect the privacy of personal health information at both the federal and provincial levels is first presented. This is followed by an empirical analysis…

Peekhaus, Wilhelm

2008-01-01

228

Measuring the Diffusion of Information and Communication Technology in Society and its Effects: Canadian Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Statistics Canada has measured the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs)\\u000afor close to 15 years in industry and more recently in households and it has developed a body of\\u000aknowledge on the effects of the use of these technologies. While ICTs have long been used in\\u000amanufacturing processes, the use of computers and networks, and a growing number

Fred Gault; Greg Peterson

2003-01-01

229

A qualitative study of health information technology in the Canadian public health system  

PubMed Central

Background Although the adoption of health information technology (HIT) has advanced in Canada over the past decade, considerable challenges remain in supporting the development, broad adoption, and effective use of HIT in the public health system. Policy makers and practitioners have long recognized that improvements in HIT infrastructure are necessary to support effective and efficient public health practice. The objective of this study was to identify aspects of health information technology (HIT) policy related to public health in Canada that have succeeded, to identify remaining challenges, and to suggest future directions to improve the adoption and use of HIT in the public health system. Methods A qualitative case study was performed with 24 key stakeholders representing national and provincial organizations responsible for establishing policy and strategic direction for health information technology. Results Identified benefits of HIT in public health included improved communication among jurisdictions, increased awareness of the need for interoperable systems, and improvement in data standardization. Identified barriers included a lack of national vision and leadership, insufficient investment, and poor conceptualization of the priority areas for implementing HIT in public health. Conclusions The application of HIT in public health should focus on automating core processes and identifying innovative applications of HIT to advance public health outcomes. The Public Health Agency of Canada should develop the expertise to lead public health HIT policy and should establish a mechanism for coordinating public health stakeholder input on HIT policy. PMID:23705692

2013-01-01

230

Environmental and Resource Studies -Canadian Studies 250 Environmental and Resource Management: Canadian Perspectives  

E-print Network

Environmental and Resource Studies - Canadian Studies 250 Environmental and Resource Management management decisions. Provincial and federal governments rely on revenues derived from resource industries about the proper role and objectives of resource management itself. For whom should resources be managed

Fox, Michael

231

Police ‘empires’ and information technologies: uncovering material and organisational barriers to information sharing in Canadian police services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information sharing and collaborative policing have become hot topics within policing circles, especially in the wake of such horrific events as school shootings and multiple murder cases. In response to growing concerns over inadequate information sharing and integrated policing, police organisations are actively centralising their services through the implementation of shared technologies (such as computer aided dispatch systems and record

Carrie B. Sanders; Samantha Henderson

2012-01-01

232

Public Library Use in Denver. An Analysis of Denver Citizen, Business, and Government Use of a Community Information Resource.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Denver Public Library (DPL) conducted a market analysis of its success in meeting the information needs of three segments of the population of Denver, Colorado: households, business firms, and city government and quasi-government agencies. Information was sought on current DPL usage and nonusage practices of these three groups, their levels of…

Freeman, James E.; And Others

233

40 CFR 2.303 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Noise Control Act of 1972.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...governing certain information obtained under the Noise Control Act of 1972. 2.303 Section...governing certain information obtained under the Noise Control Act of 1972. (a) Definitions...this section: (1) Act means the Noise Control Act of 1972, 42 U.S.C....

2010-07-01

234

Canadian Studies: A Guide to the Sources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Revised for the International Council for Canadian Studies World Wide Web Service in June, this bibliographic essay originally appeared in CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. The essay delineates "a core collection of print and electronic sources suitable for use in Canadian Studies" with an emphasis on "accessible titles originating in Canada and dealing with cultural subjects." This engaging essay features hypertext links to hundreds of online resources including Statistics Canada, which offers a wide gamut of Canadian data drawn from government sources; the National Library of Canada; the National Archives of Canada; and the International Council for Canadian Studies to name just a few. The site also offers an extensive bibliography including links to a number of online journals and an index of Internet resources. Canadian Studies was created by John D. Blackwell, from Brandeis University Libraries, and Laurie C.C. Stanley-Blackwell, a professor in the department of History at St. Francis Xavier University.

Blackwell, John D.

235

Council for Canadian Urbanism  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As the About section on the Council for Canadian Urbanism proclaims: "Canada is a big country, a very big country." The Council is committed to examining, discussing, and transforming the built environment of this big country through its work. Accordingly, this work strives to connect urbanists across Canada and from its homepage, visitors can learn about the council's recent efforts. There are a number of great sections presented on this site, covering News & Events as well as Resources. In the Resources area, visitors can look over detailed case studies that explore the urban forms of Toronto's Cabbagetown, Montreal, and other large urban centers. The News & Events area contains items such as the council's Charter for Canadian Urbanism and information about upcoming design talks and outreach events.

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Investigating the Congruence of Crowdsourced Information With Official Government Data: The Case of Pediatric Clinics  

PubMed Central

Background Health 2.0 is a benefit to society by helping patients acquire knowledge about health care by harnessing collective intelligence. However, any misleading information can directly affect patients’ choices of hospitals and drugs, and potentially exacerbate their health condition. Objective This study investigates the congruence between crowdsourced information and official government data in the health care domain and identifies the determinants of low congruence where it exists. In-line with infodemiology, we suggest measures to help the patients in the regions vulnerable to inaccurate health information. Methods We text-mined multiple online health communities in South Korea to construct the data for crowdsourced information on public health services (173,748 messages). Kendall tau and Spearman rank order correlation coefficients were used to compute the differences in 2 ranking systems of health care quality: actual government evaluations of 779 hospitals and mining results of geospecific online health communities. Then we estimated the effect of sociodemographic characteristics on the level of congruence by using an ordinary least squares regression. Results The regression results indicated that the standard deviation of married women’s education (P=.046), population density (P=.01), number of doctors per pediatric clinic (P=.048), and birthrate (P=.002) have a significant effect on the congruence of crowdsourced data (adjusted R 2=.33). Specifically, (1) the higher the birthrate in a given region, (2) the larger the variance in educational attainment, (3) the higher the population density, and (4) the greater the number of doctors per clinic, the more likely that crowdsourced information from online communities is congruent with official government data. Conclusions To investigate the cause of the spread of misleading health information in the online world, we adopted a unique approach by associating mining results on hospitals from geospecific online health communities with the sociodemographic characteristics of corresponding regions. We found that the congruence of crowdsourced information on health care services varied across regions and that these variations could be explained by geospecific demographic factors. This finding can be helpful to governments in reducing the potential risk of misleading online information and the accompanying safety issues. PMID:24496094

Jung, Yuchul; Jung, Dain; Hur, Cinyoung

2014-01-01

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Information Resources. Summary of Federal Agencies' Information Resources Management Problems. Fact Sheet for the Chairman, Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Even though the effective use of information resources is critical to government operations, reports of studies by the Information Management and Technology (IMTEC) Division of the General Accounting Office have shown that agencies have frequently had problems in managing these resources. At the request of the Committee on Government Operations of…

General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Information Management and Technology Div.

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Sourcebook: gaining access to US government information on the environment and natural resources  

SciTech Connect

This publication is designed to acquaint the reader with the broad range of services and publications that are offered by the US government and that provide information about the environment and natural resources. These sources of information include referral services, public-information offices, computerized data banks, information-analysis centers, and publication-distribution systems as well as published sources like bibliographies, abstract and index journals, reports, handbooks, and atlases. The subject matter covered by this sourcebook includes air pollution, meteorology, water resources and quality, fisheries, aquaculture, marine science, solid and hazardous waste treatment, land use, soil science, population and demography, anthropology, architecture, geography, urban studies, health, biology, agriculture, forestry, habitat, wildlife, geology, minerals, and related sciences and technologies.

O'Hara, F.M. Jr.; O'Hara, L. (comps.)

1984-11-01

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The Canadian Bandaging Trial: Evidence-informed leg ulcer care and the effectiveness of two compression technologies  

PubMed Central

Background Objective: To determine the relative effectiveness of evidence-informed practice using two high compression systems: four-layer (4LB) and short-stretch bandaging (SSB) in community care of venous leg ulcers. Design and Setting: Pragmatic, multi-centre, parallel-group, open-label, randomized controlled trial conducted in 10 centres. Cognitively intact adults (?18 years) referred for community care (home or clinic) with a venous ulceration measuring ?0.7cm and present for ?1 week, with an ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) ?0.8, without medication-controlled Diabetes Mellitus or a previous failure to improve with either system, were eligible to participate. Methods Consenting individuals were randomly allocated (computer-generated blocked randomization schedule) to receive either 4LB or SSB following an evidence-informed protocol. Primary endpoint: time-to- healing of the reference ulcer. Secondary outcomes: recurrence rates, health-related quality of life (HRQL), pain, and expenditures. Results 424 individuals were randomized (4LB n = 215; SSB n = 209) and followed until their reference ulcer was healed (or maximum 30 months). An intent-to-treat analysis was conducted on all participants. Median time to ulcer healing in the 4LB group was 62 days [95% confidence interval (CI) 51 to 73], compared with 77 days (95% CI 63 to 91) in the SSB group. The unadjusted Kaplan-Meier curves revealed the difference in the distribution of cumulative healing times was not significantly different between group (log rank ?2 = 0.001, P = 0.98) nor ulcers recurrence (4LB, 10.1%; SSB, 13.3%; p = 0.345). Multivariable Cox Proportional Hazard Modeling also showed no significant between-bandage differences in healing time after controlling for significant covariates (p = 0.77). At 3-months post-baseline there were no differences in pain (no pain: 4LB, 22.7%; SSB, 26.7%; p = 0.335), or HRQL (SF-12 Mental Component Score: 4LB, 55.1; SSB, 55.8; p = 0.615; SF-12 Physical Component Score: 4LB, 39.0; SSB, 39.6; p = 0.675). The most common adverse events experienced by both groups included infection, skin breakdown and ulcer deterioration. Conclusions The Canadian Bandaging Trial revealed that in the practice context of trained RNs using an evidence-informed protocol, the choice of bandage system (4LB and SSB) does not materially affect healing times, recurrence rates, HRQL, or pain. From a community practice perspective, this is positive news for patient-centred care allowing individual/family and practitioner choice in selecting compression technologies based on circumstances and context. Trial registration clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT00202267 PMID:21995267

2011-01-01

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MAVEN Information Security Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC): Lessons Learned  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As the first interplanetary mission managed by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) had three IT security goals for its ground system: COMPLIANCE, (IT) RISK REDUCTION, and COST REDUCTION. In a multiorganizational environment in which government, industry and academia work together in support of the ground system and mission operations, information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) becomes a challenge as each component of the ground system has and follows its own set of IT security requirements. These requirements are not necessarily the same or even similar to each other's, making the auditing of the ground system security a challenging feat. A combination of standards-based information security management based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF), due diligence by the Mission's leadership, and effective collaboration among all elements of the ground system enabled MAVEN to successfully meet NASA's requirements for IT security, and therefore meet Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) mandate on the Agency. Throughout the implementation of GRC on MAVEN during the early stages of the mission development, the Project faced many challenges some of which have been identified in this paper. The purpose of this paper is to document these challenges, and provide a brief analysis of the lessons MAVEN learned. The historical information documented herein, derived from an internal pre-launch lessons learned analysis, can be used by current and future missions and organizations implementing and auditing GRC.

Takamura, Eduardo; Gomez-Rosa, Carlos A.; Mangum, Kevin; Wasiak, Fran

2014-01-01

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Confidentiality, informed consent and children's participation in the Saudi biobank governance: a comparative study.  

PubMed

The growth of research biobanks has created many new ethical challenges worldwide. This article outlines and discusses key issues in the governance of Saudi Biobank, a newly established national biobank in Saudi Arabia launched in 2014. The Saudi Biobank project includes human biological samples from participants aged 10-70 years and aims to conduct an extensive study on the influence of genes, environment and lifestyle in common diseases. We examined the strengths and weaknesses of Saudi Biobank's governance as well as the similarities and differences with 4 other biobanks (in the United Kingdom, Iceland, Estonia and Canada). Three different ethical issues are discussed in detail: confidentiality, informed consent and children's participation in research. We evaluated these issues in relation to international ethical guidelines and Islamic law. The insights gained may be useful in developing national biobanking regulations in other Islamic countries, particularly in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region. PMID:25601806

Alahmad, G H; Dierickx, K

2014-11-01

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Federal Information Dissemination Policies and Practices: Hearings before the Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives. One Hundred First Congress, First Session, April 18, May 23, and July 11, 1989.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three hearings were held in order to conduct a comprehensive review of the issues, problems, and activities affecting the public availability of government information. It is noted that new information technologies, particularly electronic formats and telecommunications, are forcing the reconsideration of the flow of information from the Federal…

Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations.

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Next Challenges for Builders and Managers of Government Internet Services: A Report to the Information Infrastructure Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report represents the views and perceptions of participants at a December 1994 Strategic Information Resources Management (SIRM) seminar, held in the District of Columbia, entitled "Building and Managing Government Internet Services." The group was comprised of 67 government officials and contractors who either had or were about to develop…

Ryan, Joe; McClure, Charles R.

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IT Investment Allocation and Organizational Performance: A Study of Information Technology Investment Portfolios in Federal Government Agencies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined Federal Government Information Technology (IT) portfolio investments for twenty-seven Federal Government agencies, as provided annually to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in their Agency IT Investment Portfolio Reports (Exhibit 53), and divided Federal agency IT investments into four categories: Innovation,…

Whitehead, Ennis Jim C., III

2011-01-01

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Information Technology (IT) Strategic Alignment: A Correlational Study between the Impact of IT Governance Structures and IT Strategic Alignment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation explored the extent to which Information Technology (IT) strategic alignment are impacted by IT governance structures. The study discusses several strategic alignment and IT governance literature that presents a gap in the literature domain. Subsequent studies researched issues surrounding why organizations are not able to align…

Asante, Keith K.

2010-01-01

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Corporate Sector Practice Informs Online Workforce Training for Australian Government Agencies: Towards Effective Educational-Learning Systems Design  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to outline government online training practice. We searched individual research domains of the human-dimensions of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), information and communications technologies (ICT) and instructional design for evidence of either corporate sector or government training practices. We overlapped these…

McKay, Elspeth; Vilela, Cenie

2011-01-01

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Effective policymaking for developing ICT industries : lessons from three African governments' approach to information and communications technology  

E-print Network

This thesis studies the effect of different information and communication technology (ICT) policies on the performance of the ICT industry in a given country. Many developing country governments are in the process of ...

Watkins, Kristen D

2012-01-01

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In the Clouds: The Implications of Cloud Computing for Higher Education Information Technology Governance and Decision Making  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Emerging technologies challenge the management of information technology in organizations. Paradigm changing technologies, such as cloud computing, have the ability to reverse the norms in organizational management, decision making, and information technology governance. This study explores the effects of cloud computing on information technology…

Dulaney, Malik H.

2013-01-01

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77 FR 22069 - Proposed Information Collection (Notice of Lapse-Government Life Insurance); Comment Request  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Collection (Notice of Lapse--Government Life Insurance); Comment Request AGENCY...eligibility to reinstate lapsed Government Life Insurance policy. DATES: Written comments...Titles a. Notice of Lapse--Government Life Insurance, VA Form 29-389. b....

2012-04-12

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N400 incongruity effect in an episodic memory task reveals different strategies for handling irrelevant contextual information for Japanese than European Canadians.  

PubMed

East Asians/Asian Americans show a greater N400 effect due to semantic incongruity between foreground objects and background contexts than European Americans (Goto, Ando, Huang, Yee, & Lewis, 2010). Using analytic attention instructions, we asked Japanese and European Canadians to judge, and later, remember, target animals that were paired with task-irrelevant original (congruent), or novel (incongruent) contexts. We asked: (1) whether the N400 also shows an episodic incongruity effect, due to retrieved contexts conflicting with later-shown novel contexts; and (2) whether the incongruity effect would be more related to performance for Japanese, who have been shown to have more difficulty ignoring such contextual information. Both groups exhibited episodic incongruity effects on the N400, with Japanese showing more typical N400 topographies. However, incongruent-trial accuracy was related to reduction of N400s only for the Japanese. Thus, we found that the N400 can reflect episodic incongruity which poses a greater challenge to Japanese than European Canadians. PMID:24168198

Masuda, Takahiko; Russell, Matthew J; Chen, Yvonne Y; Hioki, Koichi; Caplan, Jeremy B

2014-01-01

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Understanding Canadian Immigration. "Understanding Economics" Series No. 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This two-part document written for secondary school Canadian students analyzes Canadian government immigration policies. The first and major part of the booklet discusses forces such as ethnic origins, the economics of immigration, humanitarian immigration, public attitudes toward immigration, and the impact of immigration on economic growth. The…

Passaris, Constantine

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The Canadian Context: Monolingual Education in an "Officially" Multilingual Country  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article will examine the sociopolitical language contexts that exist in institutions of Canadian post-secondary education, through investigating how government policies affect the consumption and teaching of language in writing classrooms. A survey of Canadian multiculturalist policy, multilingualism, and post-secondary education in terms of…

Kiernan, Julia E.

2011-01-01

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Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Provided by the online Library and Archives of Canada, the Dictionary of Canadian Biography site is a tremendously helpful source of brief and informative profiles of those personages of importance throughout Canadian history from the year 1000 to 1930. The print edition of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography's first volume was released in 1959 and was a collaborative research and publishing project between the University of Toronto and the Universite Laval. With a Flash-enabled search engine, visitors can search through the approximately 8,000 entries by topic, date range, or geography. Some of the persons profiled within these electronic pages include Claude Dablon, the noted 17th-century priest and missionary, and Arthur Vallee, the noted physician and asylum superintendent. The homepage of the site also has a "quick biography" search feature that will assist those persons who already know who they are looking for in the Dictionary.

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CARD: Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by the Canadian Archaeological Association and maintained by Dr. Richard Morlan of the Canadian Museum of Civilization (see the April 21, 1998 Scout Report for Social Sciences), the Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database (CARD) is a new online "compilation of radiocarbon measurements that indicate the ages of archaeological and vertebrate palaeontological sites in Canada." Users may conduct cross-field searches of the database by Borden block, Borden number, site name, province, laboratory number, material dated, cultural affiliation, or range of dates. Database queries yield full data on radiocarbon (carbon-14) measurements, including provenience, taxon information, and comments. In addition, the site explains the basic principles of radiocarbon dating, the technical issues affecting the technique, and how the database was compiled. The entire CARD site is also available in French.

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Information Management and Governance in UK Higher Education Institutions: Bringing IT in from the Cold  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the 21st Century, IT Governance is, within the broader corporate governance context, critical for all organisations. Those without an IT governance strategy face significant risks; those with one perform measurably better (Calder 2005). There has been little field based research on IT governance, and few publications help managers understand…

Coen, Michael; Kelly, Ursula

2007-01-01

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The Canadian Political System. Reference Series No. 59.  

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Canada is a democracy, a constitutional monarchy. Every act of government is done in the name of the Queen, but the authority for every act flows from the Canadian people. This booklet examines this system of government and how it operates. The first section deals with the origins and operation of the parliamentary government. The second section…

Forsey, Eugene A.

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Labour Studies 3H03 Finding Government  

E-print Network

Labour Studies 3H03 Finding Government Publications Krista Godfrey Liaison Librarian godfrey Studies 3H03 Objectives Finding Government Publications in the Library Online Canadian Government Publications Online UN Publications #12;Labour Studies 3H03 Challenge! Find government publications on Child

Haykin, Simon

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Canadian 'Handshake in Space'  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A Canadian 'handshake' in space occurred on April 28, 2001, as the Canadian-built space station robotic arm (Canadarm-2) transferred its launch cradle over to Endeavor's robotic arm. Marning the controls from the shuttle's aft flight deck, Canadian Mission Specialist Chris A. Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) was instrumental in the activity. The Spacelab pallet that carried the Canadarm2 robotic arm to the station was developed at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama.

2001-01-01

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Digital Alba Iulia. The System Integrate for Regional E-government SIRE-Integrating Information Technology and Social Science Research for Effective  

E-print Network

Information Technology and Social Science Research for Effective Government Authors: assoc. prof. Mircea Government Society (DGS), or Intelligent Society is a global multi-disciplinary state particular "to society electronic) government fosters the use of information and technology to support and improve public policies

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41 CFR 301-70.907 - What information must we report on the use of Government aircraft to carry senior Federal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...information must we report on the use of Government aircraft to carry senior Federal officials...Procedures for Agencies That Own or Hire Government Aircraft for Travel § 301-70.907...information must we report on the use of Government aircraft to carry senior Federal...

2011-07-01

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41 CFR 301-70.907 - What information must we report on the use of Government aircraft to carry senior Federal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...information must we report on the use of Government aircraft to carry senior Federal officials...Procedures for Agencies That Own or Hire Government Aircraft for Travel § 301-70.907...information must we report on the use of Government aircraft to carry senior Federal...

2014-07-01

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“Do your homework…and then hope for the best”: the challenges that medical tourism poses to Canadian family physicians’ support of patients’ informed decision-making  

PubMed Central

Background Medical tourism—the practice where patients travel internationally to privately access medical care—may limit patients’ regular physicians’ abilities to contribute to the informed decision-making process. We address this issue by examining ways in which Canadian family doctors’ typical involvement in patients’ informed decision-making is challenged when their patients engage in medical tourism. Methods Focus groups were held with family physicians practicing in British Columbia, Canada. After receiving ethics approval, letters of invitation were faxed to family physicians in six cities. 22 physicians agreed to participate and focus groups ranged from two to six participants. Questions explored participants’ perceptions of and experiences with medical tourism. A coding scheme was created using inductive and deductive codes that captured issues central to analytic themes identified by the investigators. Extracts of the coded data that dealt with informed decision-making were shared among the investigators in order to identify themes. Four themes were identified, all of which dealt with the challenges that medical tourism poses to family physicians’ abilities to support medical tourists’ informed decision-making. Findings relevant to each theme were contrasted against the existing medical tourism literature so as to assist in understanding their significance. Results Four key challenges were identified: 1) confusion and tensions related to the regular domestic physician’s role in decision-making; 2) tendency to shift responsibility related to healthcare outcomes onto the patient because of the regular domestic physician’s reduced role in shared decision-making; 3) strains on the patient-physician relationship and corresponding concern around the responsibility of the foreign physician; and 4) regular domestic physicians’ concerns that treatments sought abroad may not be based on the best available medical evidence on treatment efficacy. Conclusions Medical tourism is creating new challenges for Canadian family physicians who now find themselves needing to carefully negotiate their roles and responsibilities in the informed decision-making process of their patients who decide to seek private treatment abroad as medical tourists. These physicians can and should be educated to enable their patients to look critically at the information available about medical tourism providers and to ask critical questions of patients deciding to access care abroad. PMID:24053385

2013-01-01

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Australian Governments' Entry Point  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An example of a site that is powerful in its organization of government information pointers is the National Library of Australia's recently reorganized Australian Governments' Entry Point. The Australian Governments' Entry Point has connections to commonwealth, state, and local government information, as well as judicial information. Although the information pointed to by this site is by no means new, it acts as a gateway to information at all geographical levels of government in Australia.

National Library of Australia.

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Canadian Social Research Links  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Maintained with almost obsessive thoroughness by an employee at Human Resources Development Canada, this Website is an excellent gateway to Canadian social science resources on the Web. The site offers collections of annotated links from government outlets, academic sources, policy institutions, and NGOs. Visitors can browse sites under regional and thematic categories as well use "quicklinks" to government sources for social science data, including social policy, economic, and employment data. The annotations are very helpful, usually including the date of a document or a Website's last update and a summary or quotation from the resource. Some resources are presented in a pro-and-con format so that researchers can immediately compare reports and arguments from credible sources on political and social issues. Theme lists include hundreds of links in disability, education, human rights, homelessness and hunger, election 2000, social research organizations, unions, UN links, women's social issues, and dozens more. Also, the author provides a free weekly email newsletter that includes the latest updates to the Website. There is much more here, but I think interested parties get the idea: anyone doing social research in or about Canada will definitely want to bookmark this one. The site is the sole property and responsibility of Gilles Seguin who maintains the site on his own time. And yes, the site is also available in French.

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75 FR 48689 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Open Government...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Comment Request; Open Government Citizen Engagement Ratings, Rankings, and Flagging; Submission for OMB Review; OMB Control No...apply to? Title: Open Government Citizen Engagement Ratings, Rankings, and Flagging. OMB Control Number: 3090-0288....

2010-08-11

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31 CFR 1010.520 - Information sharing between government agencies and financial institutions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...sharing between government agencies and financial institutions. 1010.520 Section...Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) FINANCIAL CRIMES ENFORCEMENT NETWORK, DEPARTMENT...sharing between government agencies and financial institutions. (a)...

2014-07-01

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31 CFR 1010.520 - Information sharing between government agencies and financial institutions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...sharing between government agencies and financial institutions. 1010.520 Section...Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) FINANCIAL CRIMES ENFORCEMENT NETWORK, DEPARTMENT...sharing between government agencies and financial institutions. (a)...

2012-07-01

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31 CFR 1010.520 - Information sharing between government agencies and financial institutions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...sharing between government agencies and financial institutions. 1010.520 Section...Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) FINANCIAL CRIMES ENFORCEMENT NETWORK, DEPARTMENT...sharing between government agencies and financial institutions. (a)...

2013-07-01

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31 CFR 1010.520 - Information sharing between government agencies and financial institutions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...sharing between government agencies and financial institutions. 1010.520 Section...Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) FINANCIAL CRIMES ENFORCEMENT NETWORK, DEPARTMENT...sharing between government agencies and financial institutions. (a)...

2011-07-01

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Proposed legislative change mandating retrospective release of identifying information: consultation with donors and Government response  

PubMed Central

STUDY QUESTION How do gamete donors who presumed they could remain anonymous respond to proposed legislation to retrospectively remove anonymity? SUMMARY ANSWER A little more than half of the donors opposed the recommendation to introduce legislation to remove donor anonymity with retrospective effect. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY An increasing proportion of parents disclose their origins to their donor-conceived children and growing numbers of donor-conceived adults are aware of how they were conceived. Research indicates that access to information about the donor is important to donor-conceived people. However, worldwide most donor-conceived people are unable to find any identifying information about the donor because of the practice of anonymous gamete donation. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION This study adopted a qualitative research model using semi-structured interviews with gamete donors that included open questions. Interviews with 42 volunteers were conducted between December 2012 and February 2013. PARTICIPANTS/MATERIALS, SETTING, METHODS Before 1998 gamete donors in Victoria, Australia, were able to remain anonymous. Pre-1998 donors were invited through an advertising campaign to be interviewed about their views on a recommendation that legislation mandating retrospective release of identifying information be introduced. MAIN RESULTS AND THE ROLE OF CHANCE Donors were almost evenly split between those who supported and those who rejected the recommendation to introduce legislation to remove donor anonymity with retrospective effect. About half of the donors who rejected the recommendation suggested the compromise of persuading donors voluntarily to release information (whether identifying or non-identifying) to donor-conceived people. These donors were themselves willing to supply information to their donor offspring. The findings of this study informed the Victorian Government's response to the proposed legislative change. While acknowledging donor-conceived people's right of access to information about their donors, the Government decided that identifying information should be released only with the consent of donors and that donors should be encouraged to allow themselves to be identifiable to their donor offspring. LIMITATIONS, REASONS FOR CAUTION There is no way of knowing whether participants were representative of all pre-1998 donors. WIDER IMPLICATIONS OF THE FINDINGS The balancing of donors' and donor-conceived people's rights requires utmost sensitivity. All over the world, increasing numbers of donor-conceived people are reaching adulthood; of those who are aware of their mode of conception, some are likely to have a strong wish to know the identity of their donors. Legislators and policy-makers in jurisdictions permitting anonymous gamete donations will need to respond when these desires are expressed, and may choose to be guided by the model of consultation described in this paper. STUDY FUNDING/COMPETING INTERESTS The study was funded by the Victorian Department of Health. The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER Not applicable. PMID:24319103

Hammarberg, Karin; Johnson, Louise; Bourne, Kate; Fisher, Jane; Kirkman, Maggie

2014-01-01

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(Networking + Integrating) * (Systems + Society). Proceedings of the Annual Canadian Conference of Information Science (12th, Toronto, Ontario, May 14-16, 1984) = (Reseaux + Integration) * (Systemes + Societe). Comptes rendus de la conference annuelle Canadienne des sciences de l'information (12th, Toronto, Ontario, 14-16 mai, 1984).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seventeen papers from the 1984 annual conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) are presented in four broad topic areas. The first group, which focuses on changing roles in information access, includes the keynote address by Charles Meadow, "Integrating Access to Information Utilities: Promises, Problems, and Profiles…

Canadian Association for Information Science, Ottawa (Ontario).

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What determines the informativeness of firms' explanations for deviations from the Dutch corporate governance code?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The comply-or-explain principle is a common feature of corporate governance codes. While prior studies investigated compliance with corporate governance codes as well as the effects of compliance on firm behaviour and performance, explanations for deviations from a corporate governance code remain largely unexamined. This paper intends to fill that gap. The paper draws on the voluntary disclosure literature and agency

Reggy Hooghiemstra

2011-01-01

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What determines the informativeness of firms' explanations for deviations from the Dutch corporate governance code?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The comply-or-explain principle is a common feature of corporate governance codes. While prior studies investigated compliance with corporate governance codes as well as the effects of compliance on firm behaviour and performance, explanations for deviations from a corporate governance code remain largely unexamined. This paper intends to fill that gap. The paper draws on the voluntary disclosure literature and agency

Reggy Hooghiemstra

2012-01-01

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Integrated environmental impact assessment: a Canadian example.  

PubMed

The Canadian federal process for environmental impact assessment (EIA) integrates health, social, and environmental aspects into either a screening, comprehensive study, or a review by a public panel, depending on the expected severity of potential adverse environmental effects. In this example, a Public Review Panel considered a proposed diamond mining project in Canada's northern territories, where 50% of the population are Aboriginals. The Panel specifically instructed the project proposer to determine how to incorporate traditional knowledge into the gathering of baseline information, preparing impact prediction, and planning mitigation and monitoring. Traditional knowledge is defined as the knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and/or local communities developed from experience gained over the centuries and adapted to local culture and environment. The mining company was asked to consider in its EIA: health, demographics, social and cultural patterns; services and infrastructure; local, regional and territorial economy; land and resource use; employment, education and training; government; and other matters. Cooperative efforts between government, industry and the community led to a project that coordinated the concerns of all interested stakeholders and the needs of present and future generations, thereby meeting the goals of sustainable development. The mitigation measures that were implemented take into account: income and social status, social support networks, education, employment and working conditions, physical environments, personal health practices and coping skills, and health services. PMID:12894328

Kwiatkowski, Roy E; Ooi, Maria

2003-01-01

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Similarities and Differences: Post-Secondary (Grammar) Vocational Schools in Poland and Canadian Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article compares Polish post-secondary vocational (grammar) schools with Canadian community colleges. Recent changes in Polish schooling and Canadian government initiatives drive this work. Accessibility, governance and programs are discussed. The theoretical framework for this comparison was supplied by the notion of the school as an…

Butler, Norman L.; Davidson, Barry S.; Pachocinski, Ryszard; Kritsonis, William Allan

2006-01-01

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Stool submission data to help inform population-level incidence rates of enteric disease in a Canadian community.  

PubMed

Laboratory-based surveillance data is essential for monitoring trends in the incidence of enteric disease. Current Canadian human enteric surveillance systems report only confirmed cases of human enteric disease and are often unable to capture the number of negative test results. Data from 9116 hospital stool specimens from the Waterloo Region in Canada, with a mixed urban and rural population of about 500 000 were analysed to investigate the use of stool submission data and its role in reporting bias when determining the incidence of enteric disease. The proportion of stool specimens positive for Campylobacter spp. was highest in the 15-29 years age group, and in the 5-14 years age group for Salmonella spp. and E. coli O157:H7. By contrast, the age-specific incidence rates were highest for all three pathogens in the 0-4 years age group which also had the highest stool submission rate. This suggests that variations in age-specific stool submission rates are influencing current interpretation of surveillance data. PMID:25216022

Franklin, K; Pollari, F; Marshall, B J; Pintar, K D M; Nesbitt, A; Young, I; McEWEN, S A; Vanderlaan, J; Papadopoulos, A

2015-05-01

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Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The website of the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology has many resources pertaining to nearly all things human, with a focus on evolutionary biology, paleoanthropology, growth and development, primate studies, human and molecular genetics, skeletal and forensic anthropology, health, diseases, medical anthropology, and demography. Most of the resources provided are in the form of links to dozens of other websites. Most of the linked sites are other government sites, so they are just as reputable as the home site. Visitors will also find links to resources that are especially beneficial to students of anthropology, since they are geared to answer student questions.

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Business Information Centres: New Resources Are Not Used.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents findings from survey of Canadian information centers specializing in business, economics, or finance (corporate library, government department library, fee-based service, commercial database, association information center). Questions focused on three broad categories: human resources organization, relative use of different types of…

Drummond, Janet

1984-01-01

279

Canadian International Development Agency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As concerns grow about assisting countries in the developing world in a way that is both meaningful and sustainable, it should not surprise Scout Report readers that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is Canada's federal agency that is charged with coordinating Canada's efforts to reduce poverty and "to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world." First-time visitors would do well to take a look at the FAQ section and read the description under the heading under "What is international development?" for some brief background material. After that, the "Features" area on the homepage provides a host of topical information on the subject, along with a rather nice interactive map titled "Developing World". Visitors can also learn about the CIDA's primary objectives in their Sustainable Development Strategy 2004-2006 document.

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French Canadians in the Midwest  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Starting in the 17th century, French explorers were wandering all over the Midwest looking for navigable rivers, lucrative trading resources, and native people to convert to Christianity. This exhibition from the Newberry Library in Chicago tells the story of French Canadians in the Midwest via maps, prints, and a range of other wonderful ephemera. The materials are divided into six primary sections, including Kaskaskia, Bourbonnais, Emigration to Chicago, and Language. This last area is fabulous as visitors can look at pages of historical documents discussing the French presence in the region and how their interactions with Native Americans were informed by their own linguistic exchanges. The Father Chiniquy area is another gem, as it provides information about this most interesting priest who toured the East Coast in order to fund his work with "starving French Canadian converts.â?ť

281

Sector Differences in the Role of Institutional Research in Informing Decision Making and Governance in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The intent of the authors in preparing this paper is to compare and contrast the roles of Institutional Research in informing decision making and governance in higher education. Using a case study format the authors will provide an example of a research project conducted within each of the following sectors of United States higher education…

Coughlin, Mary Ann; Hoey, Joseph; Hirano-Nakanishi, Marsha

2009-01-01

282

Conceptual Model of Clinical Governance Information System for Statistical Indicators by Using UML in Two Sample Hospitals  

PubMed Central

Objective: The purpose of this study was investigating situation and presenting a conceptual model for clinical governance information system by using UML in two sample hospitals. Background: However, use of information is one of the fundamental components of clinical governance; but unfortunately, it does not pay much attention to information management. Material and Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted in October 2012- May 2013. Data were gathered through questionnaires and interviews in two sample hospitals. Face and content validity of the questionnaire has been confirmed by experts. Data were collected from a pilot hospital and reforms were carried out and Final questionnaire was prepared. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and SPSS 16 software. Results: With the scenario derived from questionnaires, UML diagrams are presented by using Rational Rose 7 software. The results showed that 32.14 percent Indicators of the hospitals were calculated. Database was not designed and 100 percent of the hospital’s clinical governance was required to create a database. Conclusion: Clinical governance unit of hospitals to perform its mission, do not have access to all the needed indicators. Defining of Processes and drawing of models and creating of database are essential for designing of information systems. PMID:24825933

Jeddi, Fatemeh Rangraz; Farzandipoor, Mehrdad; Arabfard, Masoud; Hosseini, Azam Haj Mohammad

2014-01-01

283

The Challenges of Reconciling Efficiency and Equity in Information Age Government Agendas: Lessons from the United Kingdom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the dot.com boom of the late 1990s, governments around the world have developed often extensive plans to use information and communication technologies (ICTs) to deliver public services. Much of the focus of these information age agendas has been on the potential for electronic service delivery to boost the efficiency of public services. Inspired by e-commerce models in which the

John Hudson

284

Assessing eGovernment Systems Success: A Validation of the DeLone and McLean Model of Information Systems Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the proliferation of the Internet and World Wide Web applications, people are increasingly interacting with government to citizen (G2C) eGovernment systems. It is therefore important to measure the success of G2C eGovernment systems from the citizen's perspective. While general information systems (IS) success models have received much…

Wang, Yi-Shun; Liao, Yi-Wen

2008-01-01

285

A Post-September 11th Balancing Act: Public Access to U.S. Government Information versus Protection of Sensitive Data  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to suggest realistic guidelines that balance public access to government information and the need to protect sensitive data. Emphasis is on lessons learned from a 1979 case where the government attempted to prohibit the Progressive Magazine from publishing an article about making a hydrogen bomb and government

Herman, E.

2004-01-01

286

Immigrant and Aboriginal First Languages as Prior Learning Qualifications for Formal Employment in the Business, Government and Education Sectors. NALL Working Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The extent to which Canadian employers recognize the informally acquired first languages of immigrants and aboriginal persons as prior learning qualifications for formal employment in the business, government, and education sectors was examined through a survey of organizations across Ontario. Personalized questionnaires were mailed to a sample of…

Goldberg, Michelle P.; Corson, David

287

The Early Chinese Canadians  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This bilingual website offered by the Library and Archives of Canada (LAC) explores Canada's early Chinese immigrants, covering the period 1858 to 1947. To learn why the Chinese immigrated to Canada, visitors should click on "The History" on the far left side of the page. Once there, visitors can choose from several specific sections to read about, including "Working in B.C.: Gold, Railway, Mining and Salmon", "Racism and Law in Society", and "Communities for Canada and China". Additionally, each contains suggestions for further reading on the subject for both adults and children. Visitors who desire to browse photos and documents can click on "Historical Photographs and Documents" on the far left side of the page. There are three sections, "Research Guide", "Gallery of Documents", and "Gallery of Photographs". The Research Guide provides a thorough explanation on how to research the "photographs, artwork, published books, personal archives, and, in particular, government records" of Chinese Canadians, which are dispersed throughout the LAC collection. The documents and photographs galleries allow visitors to view, and even order, a print or digital copy of the historic materials. Finally, the "Head Tax Records" link located on the far left side of the page, allows visitors to search for Chinese immigrants to Canada that were recorded in the General Registers of Chinese Immigration. Visitors can search these registers online by the person's name, arrival year, or certificate number. [KMG

288

The Falling Canadian Loonie  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This week's In the News examines the faltering financial status of the Canadian dollar, or "loonie." The eleven resources discussed track recent economic data from major Canadian financial institutions and opinions about that data as expressed in leading North American news sources. Throughout the summer months of 1998, the Canadian dollar has fallen to new lows, closing at a record 64.86 cents to the US dollar on August 24. World-wide currency instability is considered a major cause as is Canadian monetary policy and questions of Quebec's right to secede.

Waters, Megan.

289

Canadian 'Handshake in Space'  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A Canadian 'handshake' in space occurred on April 28, 2001, as the Canadian-built space station robotic arm (Canadarm2) transferred its launch cradle over to Endeavour's robotic arm. Pictured is astronaut James S. Voss, Expedition Two flight engineer, working the controls of the new robotic arm. Marning the controls from the shuttle's aft flight deck, Canadian Mission Specialist Chris A. Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) was instrumental in the activity. The Space lab pallet that carried the Canadarm2 robotic arm to the station was developed at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama.

2001-01-01

290

Traveling Uncharted Waters: The Exchange of Government Information between the United States and China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a program established between the United States and China for exchange of government publications through their national libraries, the Library of Congress and the National Library of China. Challenges to the program, including the shift to electronic formats in the United States and government Internet censorship in China, are…

Wang, Rui

1998-01-01

291

Canadian beef quality audit.  

PubMed Central

A study was conducted in 4 Canadian processing plants in 1995-96 to determine the prevalence of quality defects in Canadian cattle. One percent of the annual number of cattle processed in Canada were evaluated on the processing floor and 0.1% were graded in the cooler. Brands were observed on 37% and multiple brands on 6% of the cattle. Forty percent of the cattle had horns, 20% of which were scurs, 33% were stubs, 10% were tipped, and 37% were full length. Tag (mud and manure on the hide) was observed on 34% of the cattle. Bruises were found on 78% of the carcasses, 81% of which were minor in severity. Fifteen percent of the bruises were located on the round, 29% on the loin, 40% on the rib, 16% on the chuck, and 0.02% on the brisket. Grubs were observed in 0.02% of the steers, and injection sites were observed in 1.3% of whole hanging carcasses. Seventy percent of the livers were passed for human food and 14% for pet food; 16% were condemned. Approximately 71% of the liver condemnations were due to liver abscesses. Four percent of the heads, 6% of the tongues, and 0.2% of whole carcasses were condemned. The pregnancy rate in female cattle was approximately 6.7%. The average hot carcass weight was 357 kg (s = 40) in steers, 325 kg (s = 41) in heifers, 305 kg (s = 53) in cows, 388 kg (s = 62) in virgin bulls and 340 kg (s = 39) in mature bulls. The average ribeye area in all cattle was 84 cm2 (s = 12); range 29 cm2 to 128 cm2. Grade fat was highly variable and averaged 9 mm (s = 4) for steers and heifers, 6 mm (s = 6) for cows, 5 mm (s = 1) for virgin bulls, and 4 mm (s = 0.5) for mature bulls. The average lean meat yield was 59.7% in cattle (s = 3.4); range 39% to 67%. One percent of the carcasses were devoid of marbling, 1% were dark cutters, and 0.05% of the steer carcasses were staggy. Six percent of the carcasses had poor conformation, 3.7% were underfinished, and 0.7% were overfinished. Yellow fat was observed in 4% of the carcasses; 10% of carcasses were aged. Based on January 1996 prices, the economic analysis showed that the Canadian beef industry lost $70.52 per head or $189.6 million annually from quality nonconformities. Methods identified to reduce these nonconformities included improvements in management, animal identification, handling, genetic selection, marketing, grading, and information transfer. PMID:9105719

Van Donkersgoed, J; Jewison, G; Mann, M; Cherry, B; Altwasser, B; Lower, R; Wiggins, K; Dejonge, R; Thorlakson, B; Moss, E; Mills, C; Grogan, H

1997-01-01

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Challenging urban health: towards an improved local government response to migration, informal settlements, and HIV in Johannesburg, South Africa.  

PubMed

This article is a review of the PhD thesis undertaken by Joanna Vearey that explores local government responses to the urban health challenges of migration, informal settlements, and HIV in Johannesburg, South Africa. Urbanisation in South Africa is a result of natural urban growth and (to a lesser extent) in-migration from within the country and across borders. This has led to the development of informal settlements within and on the periphery of urban areas. The highest HIV prevalence nationally is found within urban informal settlements. South African local government has a 'developmental mandate' that calls for government to work with citizens to develop sustainable interventions to address their social, economic, and material needs. Through a mixed-methods approach, four studies were undertaken within inner-city Johannesburg and a peripheral urban informal settlement. Two cross-sectional surveys - one at a household level and one with migrant antiretroviral clients - were supplemented with semi-structured interviews with multiple stakeholders involved with urban health and HIV in Johannesburg, and participatory photography and film projects undertaken with urban migrant communities. The findings show that local government requires support in developing and implementing appropriate intersectoral responses to address urban health. Existing urban health frameworks do not deal adequately with the complex health and development challenges identified; it is essential that urban public health practitioners and other development professionals in South Africa engage with the complexities of the urban environment. A revised, participatory approach to urban health - 'concept mapping' - is suggested which requires a recommitment to intersectoral action, 'healthy urban governance' and public health advocacy. PMID:21686331

Vearey, Joanna

2011-01-01

293

Data Governance and Data Sharing Agreements for Community-Wide Health Information Exchange: Lessons from the Beacon Communities  

PubMed Central

Purpose: Unprecedented efforts are underway across the United States to electronically capture and exchange health information to improve health care and population health, and reduce costs. This increased collection and sharing of electronic patient data raises several governance issues, including privacy, security, liability, and market competition. Those engaged in such efforts have had to develop data sharing agreements (DSAs) among entities involved in information exchange, many of whom are “nontraditional” health care entities and/or new partners. This paper shares lessons learned based on the experiences of six federally funded communities participating in the Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program, and offers guidance for navigating data governance issues and developing DSAs to facilitate community-wide health information exchange. Innovation: While all entities involved in electronic data sharing must address governance issues and create DSAs accordingly, until recently little formal guidance existed for doing so – particularly for community-based initiatives. Despite this lack of guidance, together the Beacon Communities’ experiences highlight promising strategies for navigating complex governance issues, which may be useful to other entities or communities initiating information exchange efforts to support delivery system transformation. Credibility: For the past three years, AcademyHealth has provided technical assistance to most of the 17 Beacon Communities, 6 of whom contributed to this collaborative writing effort. Though these communities varied widely in terms of their demographics, resources, and Beacon-driven priorities, common themes emerged as they described their approaches to data governance and DSA development. Conclusions: The 6 Beacon Communities confirmed that DSAs are necessary to satisfy legal and market-based concerns, and they identified several specific issues, many of which have been noted by others involved in network data sharing initiatives. More importantly, these communities identified several promising approaches to timely and effective DSA development, including: stakeholder engagement; identification and effective communication of value; adoption of a parsimonious approach; attention to market-based concerns; flexibility in adapting and expanding existing agreements and partnerships; and anticipation of required time and investment.

Allen, Claudia; Des Jardins, Terrisca R.; Heider, Arvela; Lyman, Kristin A.; McWilliams, Lee; Rein, Alison L.; Schachter, Abigail A.; Singh, Ranjit; Sorondo, Barbara; Topper, Joan; Turske, Scott A.

2014-01-01

294

Eliminating the Barriers to Employment Equity in the Canadian Workplace  

Microsoft Academic Search

Have employment equity programs achieved the goal of equity for women in the workplace? We argue that they have not because gender stereotypes still persist. In fact, they may have created resentment and antagonism towards successful women and employment equity initiatives. Arguments are developed for the Canadian government to create a self-regulating system, in which the government plays a role

L. E. Falkenberg; L. Boland

1997-01-01

295

Comparative International Education: Institutions of Higher Education in Poland and Canadian Universities: A Comparison Using an Information Technology Conceptual Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to compare institutions of higher learning in Poland and universities in Canada using an information technology conceptual framework consisting of three parts: participation, feedback and partnership. (Contains 15 notes.)

Butler, Norman L.; Davidson, Barry S.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, William Allan; Pachocinski, Ryszard; Herrington, David E.

2007-01-01

296

15 CFR 781.4 - U.S. Government requests for information needed to satisfy the requirements of the APR or the Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Continued) BUREAU OF INDUSTRY AND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL REGULATIONS GENERAL INFORMATION AND OVERVIEW OF THE ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL REGULATIONS (APR) § 781.4 U.S. Government requests for information...

2010-01-01

297

15 CFR 781.4 - U.S. Government requests for information needed to satisfy the requirements of the APR or the Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Continued) BUREAU OF INDUSTRY AND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL REGULATIONS GENERAL INFORMATION AND OVERVIEW OF THE ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL REGULATIONS (APR) § 781.4 U.S. Government requests for information...

2011-01-01

298

Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

If youâ??d like to know whatâ??s going on in the wide world of Canadian physics, there is no better place to visit than the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) website. Start with Recent News from CAP, Community News, or Headlines, all on the homepage, where you can read about â??Seizing Canadaâ??s Momentâ?ť or peruse notes from the upcoming 2015 CAP Lecture Tour. Under the Publications tab, many gems reveal themselves, including several dozen issues of the informative CAP News Bulletin. Perhaps one of the great finds here, however, are the Book Reviews. Readers will find experts' reviews of hundreds of important contributions to the field, on subjects ranging from â??A Grand Tour of Theoretical Physicsâ?ť to â??A Studentâ??s Guide to Data and Error Analysis.â?ť

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Patient Informed Governance of Distributed Research Networks: Results and Discussion from Six Patient Focus Groups  

PubMed Central

Understanding how to govern emerging distributed research networks is essential to their success. Distributed research networks aggregate patient medical data from many institutions leaving data within the local provider security system. While much is known about patients’ views on secondary medical research, little is known about their views on governance of research networks. We conducted six focus groups with patients from three medical centers across the U.S. to understand their perspectives on privacy, consent, and ethical concerns of sharing their data as part of research networks. Participants positively endorsed sharing their health data with these networks believing that doing so could advance healthcare knowledge. However, patients expressed several concerns regarding security and broader ethical issues such as commercialism, public benefit, and social responsibility. We suggest that network governance guidelines move beyond strict technical requirements and address wider socio-ethical concerns by fully including patients in governance processes. PMID:24551383

Mamo, Laura A.; Browe, Dennis K.; Logan, Holly C.; Kim, Katherine K.

2013-01-01

300

The Canadian Encyclopedia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In December 2000, Historica, a Canadian foundation dedicated to the preservation of Canadian cultural heritage, posted the first online edition of The Canadian Encyclopedia, a massive one-volume reference to Canada authored by over 4,000 Canadians. This searchable edition features more than 10,000 articles written by a broad base of Canadians who are experts in their individual subjects. (An aggressive act of intellectual egalitarianism, the work employs far more authors than the much larger, but more editorially driven, Encyclopedia Britannica.) In addition to entries written in hypertext format with bibliographies, the encyclopedia offers interactive elements, such as statistical graphs, multimedia presentations of key historical events, quizzes and games, student guides, monthly topical features, and more. The encyclopedia is accessible in French and English and has a separate student's edition as well. Note: we did find some brief instances of printer code in the entries; it would appear that another edit of the online version would be beneficial.

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Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship Student Application  

E-print Network

Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship Student Application Student Information Last No Are you receiving any form of financial aid for your studies? Yes No If yes, please specify: Nominator/Department: Educational Institution: E-Mail Education Information Year of Study in Current Program: 1 2 3 4 other

Martin, Jeff

302

A Vision for E-Government Enabling Societal Networking Transforming Government Services How Governments Can Act In recent years, we have seen the beginnings of a societal shift brought about by information  

E-print Network

A Vision for E-Government Enabling Societal Networking Transforming Government Services How Governments Can Act In recent years, we have seen the beginnings of a societal shift brought about of government, as the central role of social media in the 2008 United States presidential election and other

Narasayya, Vivek

303

Canadian Centre for Architecture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in 1979 by Phyllis Lambert, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is an international research center and museum founded on the conviction that "architecture is a public concern." This website is a delightful mix of commentary, digital projects, and information about events at the Centre. A good place to start is at the CCA Recommends area. Here visitors can learn about recent books, musings, and other things that have crossed over the CCA's transom as of late. Recent entries have included thoughts on new books about the Seagram Building in New York and a rather novel piece on the history of guidebooks to Montreal. The Collection area contains information about the CCA's physical holdings, along with finding aids to its digital collections. These collections number almost two dozen and they include materials that deal with Expo 67 in Montreal and the professional practice of Aldo Rossi. Users shouldn't miss the Calendar, as it may inspire a visit to Canada to see one or more upcoming lectures, exhibits, or special events. [KMG

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Agenda-setting for Canadian caregivers: using media analysis of the maternity leave benefit to inform the compassionate care benefit  

PubMed Central

The Compassionate Care Benefit was implemented in Canada in 2004 to support employed informal caregivers, the majority of which we know are women given the gendered nature of caregiving. In order to examine how this policy might evolve over time, we examine the evolution of a similar employment insurance program, Canada’s Maternity Leave Benefit. National media articles were reviewed (n?=?2,698) and, based on explicit criteria, were analyzed using content analysis. Through the application of Kingdon’s policy agenda-setting framework, the results define key recommendations for the Compassionate Care Benefit, as informed by the developmental trajectory of the Maternity Leave Benefit. Recommendations for revising the Compassionate Care Benefit are made. PMID:24758563

2014-01-01

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What information is provided in transcripts and Medical Student Performance Records from Canadian Medical Schools? A retrospective cohort study  

PubMed Central

Background Resident selection committees must rely on information provided by medical schools in order to evaluate candidates. However, this information varies between institutions, limiting its value in comparing individuals and fairly assessing their quality. This study investigates what is included in candidates’ documentation, the heterogeneity therein, as well as its objective data. Methods Samples of recent transcripts and Medical Student Performance Records were anonymised prior to evaluation. Data were then extracted by two independent reviewers blinded to the submitting university, assessing for the presence of pre-selected criteria; disagreement was resolved through consensus. The data were subsequently analysed in multiple subgroups. Results Inter-rater agreement equalled 92%. Inclusion of important criteria varied by school, ranging from 22.2% inclusion to 70.4%; the mean equalled 47.4%. The frequency of specific criteria was highly variable as well. Only 17.7% of schools provided any basis for comparison of academic performance; the majority detailed only status regarding pass or fail, without any further qualification. Conclusions Considerable heterogeneity exists in the information provided in official medical school documentation, as well as markedly little objective data. Standardization may be necessary in order to facilitate fair comparison of graduates from different institutions. Implementation of objective data may allow more effective intra- and inter-scholastic comparison. PMID:25205043

Robins, Jason A.; McInnes, Matthew D. F.; Esmail, Kaisra

2014-01-01

306

Incentives for research participation: policy and practice from Canadian corrections.  

PubMed

We explored current policies and practices on the use of incentives in research involving adult offenders under correctional supervision in prison and in the community (probation and parole) in Canada. We contacted the correctional departments of each of the Canadian provinces and territories, as well as the federal government department responsible for offenders serving sentences of two years or more. Findings indicated that two departments had formal policy whereas others had unwritten practices, some prohibiting their use and others allowing incentives on a case-by-case basis. Given the differences across jurisdictions, it would be valuable to examine how current incentive policies and practices are implemented to inform national best practices on incentives for offender-based research. PMID:22698018

Matheson, Flora I; Forrester, Pamela; Brazil, Amanda; Doherty, Sherri; Affleck, Lindy

2012-08-01

307

A review of currently used pesticides (CUPs) in Canadian air and precipitation. Part 2: Regional information and perspectives  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper, and its companion (that dealt with lindane and endosulfan) review available data on the presence of currently used pesticides (CUPs) in air and precipitation in Canada, since the late 1980s. Pesticides usage/sales are also given when available. Data from local studies/initiatives, region-wide monitoring networks and remote locations are compiled to summarize atmospheric levels of different CUP classes (e.g. acid herbicides, organophosphates, "new" organochlorines, triazines, etc.) and how this varies among regions and with time. Based on this information, and other parameters not specific to Canada, knowledge gaps are identified and ideas for further research work are proposed.

Tuduri, Ludovic; Harner, Tom; Blanchard, Pierrette; Li, Yi-Fan; Poissant, Laurier; Waite, Don T.; Murphy, Clair; Belzer, Wayne

308

International Education as Soft Power? The Contributions and Challenges of Canadian Foreign Policy to the Internationalization of Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the role of the Canadian federal government in two foreign policy areas: overseas development assistance and international cultural relations by providing a brief history of the federal government's engagement in both policy areas and highlighting the contributions and challenges of Canadian foreign policy to the…

Trilokekar, Roopa Desai

2010-01-01

309

Information on Child Abuse: A Selected Bibliography of Federal Government Publications. Research Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The overall topic of this annotated bibliography, directed to users of the Auburn University libraries, is child abuse. It contains 63 federal government publications in 4 major areas: (1) definitions and prevalence of child abuse, including child pornography and pedophilia, family violence, abductions, and emotional abuse; (2) recent legislation,…

Dodge, Timothy

310

Fundamentals of Establishing a Records Management Program. Local Government Records Technical Information Series. Number 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides local governments in New York with guidelines and suggestions for three major records management undertakings: (1) writing an ordinance, resolution, or local law to establish a records management program; (2) defining the role of the Records Management Officer in developing, organizing, and directing a records management…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. State Archives and Records Administration.

311

Government debt spillovers and creditworthiness in a federation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Estimates are presented for the impact of debt accumulation by the central and subcentral governments of a federation on the creditworthiness of other federation member governments. The estimates, calculated using an ordered probit model and Canadian provincial data, indicate that debt accumulation by the central government has reduced the creditworthiness of indebted provincial governments. Interprovincial debt accumulation effects are negative

Stuart Landon; Constance E. Smith

2000-01-01

312

Government Information Quarterly. Volume 7, no. 2: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Scientific and Technical Information Programs. Special issue  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA scientific and technical information (STI) programs are discussed. Topics include management of information in a research and development agency, the new space and Earth science information systems at NASA's archive, scientific and technical information management, and technology transfer of NASA aerospace technology to other industries.

Hernon, Peter (editor); Mcclure, Charles R. (editor); Pinelli, Thomas E. (editor)

1990-01-01

313

Government regulation of market information as a public policy tool: The dynamics of waste recycling market development  

SciTech Connect

Although many policy makers and implementers recognize that a better policy performance relies on good information, they are not paying enough attention to enhancing information systems as a way of improving system-wide policy performance. This study examines the impact that the information system embedded in the multi-stage structure of waste recycling markets has on the performance of public policies designed to develop waste recycling markets. A dynamic simulation model of waste recycling markets is used as a laboratory setting for this study. This model displays a hypothesized information feedback system and decision-making structure within the multi-stage structure of waste recycling markets. Two experimental procedures are followed: partial vs. whole model tests and information environment tests. Within this experimental framework, information is controlled according to three different dimensions: availability, accuracy, and timeliness. The performance of market development policies is evaluated with three criteria: expansion, stability, and efficiency. Based on the research findings from simulation-based experiments, this study suggests information policies that improve the performance of waste recycling market development policies. Conclusions from this study are organized on three levels. First, this study reviews the public policies and their performance through the analytic lens of information feedback. The research findings are expected to provide new policy insights for public policy makers in their efforts to development waste recycling markets. Second, this study suggests a redefinition of the role of government as an information provider in dynamic and complex policy environments. In such environments information is regarded as a crucial resource. Third, this study applies a systems approach to information evaluation. The approach focuses on the impact of the information system structure and the value of information on decision-making processes.

Chung, I.J.

1992-01-01

314

University of Toronto Governing Council  

E-print Network

fiVO ARBOR VELUT University of Toronto Governing Council W eb C opy Definition of Ontario Resident Room 106, Simcoe Hall 27 King's College Circle University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1 Phone to the University of Toronto, an Ontario Resident be defined as follows: The applicant must be a Canadian citizen

Boonstra, Rudy

315

University of Toronto Governing Council  

E-print Network

fiVO AR BO R VELUT University of Toronto Governing Council W eb C opy Statement on the Bearing Council Room 106, Simcoe Hall 27 King's College Circle University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1 The University of Toronto prohibits anyone other than a peace officer or a member of the Canadian forces

Boonstra, Rudy

316

The Canadian West  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the National Archives of Canada, this Web exhibition includes over 200 pictures, maps, and documents on European exploration and settlement of Western Canada, from the 1600s to 1930. The Canadian West also features materials on the effects of European immigration on indigenous peoples of Canada. There are three major sections: Anticipation, Contact, and Accommodation. Anticipation contains early maps, primarily from the eighteenth century, that show European cartographers' best guesses at the lay of the new land. Indian treaty medals and photographs of students at Indian industrial schools in Manitoba and Saskatchewan are some of the illustrations in the Contact section. In Accommodation, see items documenting the urbanization and industrialization of Canada, such as a map of Tuxedo Park, a proposed development of Winnipeg, and road maps from the 1920s. Visitors can choose to browse the collection by media type, year, or title by clicking the Index. There are also links to related Websites, a reading list, and a Thematic Research Guides link, which leads to databases of genealogical information and patent letters from ArchiviaNet, the National Archives online research tool.

317

Canadian Printer and Publisher  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Untangling the history of various trades and industries requires a keen eye and a great deal of patience. Some of these fields have a wide range of trade publications, and the Canadian Printer and Publishers periodical is a fine source of information about the development and growth of this industry during the late 19th and early 20th century. The talented folks at the University of Toronto's Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library have digitized the volumes of this publication dating from 1892 to 1911. Visitors can dive right in by clicking on the "Search/Browse the collection" area on the homepage. This link leads to a detailed search engine and an area where they can browse through each issue at their leisure. Also, visitors have the option to view thumbnail document images in their search results. The breadth of material here is tremendous, and visitors will find discussion of legal issues in the industry, biographies of leading figures and firms, and articles on the more practical aspects of the printing and publishing industry during this period.

318

Canadian Poetry Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by the National Library of Canada, the Canadian Poetry Archive features selected poems from over 100 nineteenth- and twentieth-century English- and French-language Canadian poets. The database is searchable by author, title, keyword, and date. Author, title, and date indexes are also available for browsing. Biographies of six prominent Canadian poets are featured, including "photographs, biographical text, a selective bibliography, a link to the poet's poems in the Archive, and a link to search the poet's name in the National Library of Canada's online catalogue, resAnet." Users should know that, at this time, some poets are represented by one or two poems while others have the bulk of their corpus posted. The site is clearly still under construction but promises to become a key online resource for the study of Canadian poetry.

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76 FR 3610 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Survey of State and Local Government...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request clearance for the forms necessary to conduct the public finance program which consists of an annual collection of information and a quinquennial collection in the census years...

2011-01-20

320

The impact of technological factors on information systems success in the electronic-government context  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study is being conducted in order to investigate the influence of technological factors on up-stream model of Delone and McLean's IS success dimensions. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Using a survey method, data were gathered from 201 users from four electronic government (EG) agencies in Malaysia. The technological factors were represented by IS competency, IS facilities, IS integration, IS structure

Ramlah Hussein; Nor Shahriza Abdul Karim; Mohd Hasan Selamat

2007-01-01

321

Regulation of foreign direct investment in the Canadian mineral sector  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes and assesses the historical development and operational experience of Canada's Foreign Investment Review Agency (FIRA), especially as it relates to the non-petroleum mineral sector. It provides a rationale for the actions of the Government of Canada in developing FIRA and of foreign investors and their home governments in adversely reacting to Canadian foreign direct investment (FDI) policies. It concludes that the present system encourages FIRA to aggressively pursue Canadian equity objectives on not only the activities listed in the original proposal which are subject to review, but also on future corporate activity. Such actions generate unnecessary hostility. 68 footnotes and references, 3 tables.

Anderson, D.L.

1984-01-01

322

Making Sense of Information Sharing in E-Government Inter-Organizational Collaborations: A Malaysian Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information sharing is a fundamental goal of information systems (IS). Yet information sharing, although critical and much acclaimed, is complex in terms of its concepts and implementation. How to leverage this phenomenon while implementing an IS is discussed at length in the literature. Both academics and practitioners in IS are striving to…

Harold, Dolly Amy

2011-01-01

323

The promise of e-Health – a Canadian perspective  

PubMed Central

Canadians value their health care system above any other social program. Canada's system of health care faces significant financial and population pressures, relating to cost, access, quality, accountability, and the integration of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The health-system also faces certain unique challenges that include care delivery within a highly decentralised system of financing and accountability, and care delivery to a significant portion of the population sparsely distributed across a landmass of 10 million square kilometres, in areas of extreme climatic conditions. All of these challenges are significant catalysts in the development of technologies that aim to significantly mitigate or eliminate these selfsame challenges. The system is undergoing widespread review, nationally, and within each province and territory, where the bulk of care provision is financed and managed. The challenges are being addressed by national, regional and provincial initiatives in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. The promise of e-Health lies in the manner and degree to which it can mitigate or resolve these challenges to the health system and build on advancements in ICTs supporting the development of a health infostructure. Canada is actively developing and implementing technological solutions to deliver health information and health care services across the country. These solutions, while exciting and promising, also present new challenges, particularly in regard to acceptable standards, choice of technologies, overcoming traditional jurisdictional boundaries, up-front investment, and privacy and confidentially. Many organisations and governments are working to address these challenges. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) will play an increasingly significant role in these initiatives, as the management of health information becomes a more crucial factor in the successful delivery of health care services in the new millennium. PMID:12459044

Alvarez, Richard C

2002-01-01

324

Committing Canadian sociology: developing a Canadian sociology and a sociology of Canada.  

PubMed

This paper is a slightly revised version of the author's "Outstanding Career Award Lecture" presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association in Victoria, British Columbia on June 6, 2013. The paper distinguishes between Canadian Sociology and the Sociology of Canada. The former involves the explanatory stance that one takes to understanding Canada. The latter addresses the significant social dimensions that underlie Canadian social organization, culture, and behavior. I make a case for a Canadian Sociology that focuses on the unique features of Canadian society rather than adopting a comparative perspective. I also argue that there is a continuing need within the Sociology of Canada to address the issues of staples development. However, I argue that "new" staples analysis must have a directional change from that of the past, in that social processes now largely determine the pattern of staples development. Moreover, new staples analysis must include issues that were never part of earlier staples analysis, such as issues of environmental impacts and of staples depletion under conditions, such as climate change. The paper concludes by analyzing four factors that provide the dominant social contexts for analyzing modern staples development: (1) the rise of neoliberal government, (2) the implementation of globalization and its social consequences, (3) the assumption of aboriginal rights and entitlement, and (4) the rise of environmentalism. These factors were generally not considered in earlier staples approaches. They are critical to understanding the role of staples development and its impact on Canada in the present time. PMID:24964518

Matthews, Ralph

2014-05-01

325

Portrayal of Youth Suicide in Canadian News  

PubMed Central

Objective: Responsible media reporting of youth suicide may reduce the risk of contagion and increase help-seeking behaviour. Accordingly, we conducted a content analysis of Canadian youth suicide newspaper articles to assess quality and summarize content (themes, age groups, populations and use of scientific evidence). Method: The Canadian Periodical Index Quarterly (CPI.Q) was searched (2008–2012) for full-text Canadian newspaper articles using the keywords “youth” and “suicide.” The top five most relevant articles as judged by CPI.Q were selected sequentially for each year (n=25). Quality was assessed using World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for responsible media reporting. Content analysis was completed in duplicate by two reviewers. Results: All articles addressed youth suicide generally rather than reporting exclusively on a specific death by suicide. Alignment of articles with individual WHO guideline items ranged from 16 to 60%. The most common content theme was prevention (80%). No article was judged to glamorize suicide. Help seeking was addressed in 52% of articles, but only 20% provided information on where to obtain help. Statistics were referenced more frequently than scientific research (76% vs. 28%). Conclusions: Our review suggests that Canadian media presents youth suicide as an issue for which hope and help exist. While the majority of reports aim to educate the public about suicide, increased use of scientific evidence about risk factors and prevention is recommended to facilitate the translation of rigorous scientific knowledge into improved mental health and reduced suicide risk among Canadian youth. PMID:25320610

Easson, Amanda; Agarwal, Arnav; Duda, Stephanie; Bennett, Kathryn

2014-01-01

326

The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) is the world's largest astronomical data center, holding over 0.5 Petabytes of information, and serving nearly 3000 astronomers worldwide. Its current data collections include BLAST, CFHT, CGPS, FUSE, Gemini, HST, JCMT, MACHO, MOST, and numerous other archives and services. It provides extensive data archiving, curation, and processing expertise, via projects such as MegaPipe, and enables substantial day-to-day collaboration between resident astronomers and computer specialists. It is a stable, powerful, persistent, and properly supported environment for the storage and processing of large volumes of data, a condition that is now absolutely vital for their science potential to be exploited by the community. Through initiatives such as the Common Archive Observation Model (CAOM), the Canadian Virtual Observatory (CVO), and the Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research (CANFAR), the CADC is at the global forefront of advancing astronomical research through improved data services. The CAOM aims to provide homogeneous data access, and hence viable interoperability between a potentially unlimited number of different data collections, at many wavelengths. It is active in the definition of numerous emerging standards within the International Virtual Observatory, and several datasets are already available. The CANFAR project is an initiative to make cloud computing for storage and data-intensive processing available to the community. It does this via a Virtual Machine environment that is equivalent to managing a local desktop. Several groups are already processing science data. CADC is also at the forefront of advanced astronomical data analysis, driven by the science requirements of astronomers both locally and further afield. The emergence of 'Astroinformatics' promises to provide not only utility items like object classifications, but to directly enable new science by accessing previously undiscovered or intractable information. We are currently in the early stages of implementing Astroinformatics tools, such as machine learning, on CANFAR.

Ball, Nicholas M.; Schade, D.; Astronomy Data Centre, Canadian

2011-01-01

327

Canadian Civil Engineering History and Heritage  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Brought to you by Canadaâ??s Digital Collections Initiative, this website provides a full listing of Canadian Civil Engineering Historic sites, including sites involving both Canadian and American engineers and contractors that have been jointly commemorated by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering and the American Society of Civil Engineers. The sites are organized according structure type (bridges, buildings, railways, roads, etc.), and designation (sites of international, national, and regional importance). The digital library collection also contains information on engineers who made a significant impact on civil engineering in Canada and a collection of links to organizations, associations, and civil engineering resources. This is a great resource for librarians, student, and instructors interested in civil engineering history.

328

Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network (CARCN) = Reseau Canadien de Conservation des Amphibiens et des Reptiles (RCCAR)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network (CARCN) provides information on the biology and conservation of Canada's frogs, toads, and salamanders. Four sections form the substance of the site: Amphibian Biology, Key to Canadian Amphibians, Tour of Canadian Amphibians, and Amphibian Decline Issues. Descriptive information includes frog calls and distribution maps, as well as photographs of species. Additional sections describe CARCN and challenge users to test their knowledge via The Great Canadian Amphibian & Reptile Quiz.

329

The federal role in the health information infrastructure: a debate of the pros and cons of government intervention.  

PubMed Central

Some observers feel that the federal government should play a more active leadership role in educating the medical community and in coordinating and encouraging a more rapid and effective implementation of clinically relevant applications of wide-area networking. Other people argue that the private sector is recognizing the importance of these issues and will, when the market demands it, adopt and enhance the telecommunications systems that are needed to produce effective uses of the National Information Infrastructure (NII) by the healthcare community. This debate identifies five areas for possible government involvement: convening groups for the development of standards; providing funding for research and development; ensuring the equitable distribution of resources, particularly to places and people considered by private enterprise to provide low opportunities for profit; protecting rights of privacy, intellectual property, and security; and overcoming the jurisdictional barriers to cooperation, particularly when states offer conflicting regulations. Arguments against government involvement include the likely emergence of an adequate infrastructure under free market forces, the often stifling effect of regulation, and the need to avoid a common-and-control mentality in an infrastructure that is best promoted collaboratively. PMID:8816347

Shortliffe, E H; Bleich, H L; Caine, C G; Masys, D R; Simborg, D W

1996-01-01

330

How government policies shape the food and nutrition information environment 1 The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Federal Trade Commission. 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discussed how government policy shapes the information environment in which consumers make food choices. Government's most important information role may be in supporting the production of basic scientific knowledge about the relationships between diet and health. Government also plays a role in education and in shaping the types of information available to consumers. Among the issues highlighted by

Pauline M Ippolito

1999-01-01

331

Compliance of local government towards controlling the informal milk-producing sector in South Africa.  

PubMed

The purpose of this paper is to assess the compliance of local government (LG) (metropolitan and district municipalities) with legislative requirements concerning the control of milk hygiene at production level. Municipal health services (MHS) managers are playing an increasingly important role through legislation to ensure the health and well-being of consumers and to secure consumer trust in the product. A survey questionnaire targeting 52 MHS managers or designated persons (directly responsible for milk control) at the various metropolitan municipalities (metros) and district municipalities (DMs) in South Africa was conducted. At the time of the survey the majority of metros and DMs had not been authorised by the Ministry of Health in accordance with Section 23(1) of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1972 (Act 54 of 1972) in their respective areas of jurisdiction. Respondents indicated that a notable number of metros and DMs had not authorised their environmental health practitioners (EHPs) to administer the provisions of the above-mentioned Act. In accordance with this Act, this study concludes that the respective national and provincial governments, through their various departments, have to support and strengthen the capacity of municipalities to exercise power and perform their functions in this regard. PMID:19626517

Agenbag, Mike H A; Lues, Liezel; Lues, Jan Frederick R

2009-10-01

332

Corporate governance and strategic information on the internet : A study of Spanish listed companies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this study is twofold: to evidence the disclosure practices of Spanish companies in relation to a voluntary typology of strategic information; and to determine the factors that explain these practices. Among the factors considered, the study seeks to focus on the role of the Board of Directors in depth. According to Agency Theory, strategic information

Isabel-María García Sánchez; Luis Rodríguez Domínguez; Isabel Gallego Álvarez

2011-01-01

333

Alcohol fuels information series. Volume 1. US government overviews. Final report 1978-79  

Microsoft Academic Search

Volume 1 is the initial volume in a multi-volume series. The Series is designed to provide information dealing with all aspects of the transition to an alcohol fuels economy. Volume 1 covers the issues addressed in assorted position papers and related background information prepared by several federal agencies. Primary emphasis is on issues relating to the production of ethanol and

Bereny

2011-01-01

334

Reinventing the democratic governance project through information technology: a growing agenda for debate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Postindustrial societies have arrived at a moment of immense democratic and entrepreneurial opportunities that has been made possible by information technology. At the same time, however, these opportunities pose potential threats if they are not debated and planned for in consensuallylegitimate ways. This article examines the current problems of representative democracy and the impact of information technology on the current

Andrew Kakabadse; Nada K. Kakabadse; Alexander Kouzmin

2003-01-01

335

Social, governance, and economic impact assessment of information and communication technology interventions in rural India  

E-print Network

Among the many initiatives in using information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development, telecenters or kiosks occupy a prominent place. These centers provide public access to these technologies and related ...

Kumar, Rajendra, 1967-

2004-01-01

336

78 FR 66995 - Freedom of Information, Privacy Act, and Government in the Sunshine Act Procedures  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...concern that a requester's failure to provide this additional...a lawful national security intelligence investigation, information...request, or the Board's failure to respond to your FOIA request...a lawful national security intelligence investigation,...

2013-11-08

337

Community in the electronic age : an information resource center at Government Center  

E-print Network

In the wake of the exploding information and communication technology, this thesis explores the role of a civic architecture which restores on the one hand a traditional public institution, while on the other hand represents ...

Lee, Lai-Sheung Cindy

1994-01-01

338

Let the People Know the Facts: Can Government Information Removed From the Internet Be Reclaimed?  

E-print Network

staff, The Bush Administration and FOIA (July 10, 2004)),The Bush Administration’s interpretation of FOIA dispensesFOIA requests. 50 Removal of Information from Agency Web Sites While the Bush administration

Mart, Susan Nevelow

2005-01-01

339

32 CFR 635.15 - Release of law enforcement information furnished by foreign governments or international...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Release of law enforcement information furnished by foreign...Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (CONTINUED) LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING Release of...

2011-07-01

340

32 CFR 635.15 - Release of law enforcement information furnished by foreign governments or international...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-07-01 2013-07-01 true Release of law enforcement information furnished by foreign...Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (CONTINUED) LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING Release of...

2014-07-01

341

32 CFR 635.15 - Release of law enforcement information furnished by foreign governments or international...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 2011-07-01 true Release of law enforcement information furnished by foreign...Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (CONTINUED) LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING Release of...

2012-07-01

342

32 CFR 635.15 - Release of law enforcement information furnished by foreign governments or international...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Release of law enforcement information furnished by foreign...Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (CONTINUED) LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING Release of...

2010-07-01

343

32 CFR 635.15 - Release of law enforcement information furnished by foreign governments or international...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Release of law enforcement information furnished by foreign...Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (CONTINUED) LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING Release of...

2013-07-01

344

78 FR 28532 - Freedom of Information, Privacy Act, and Government in the Sunshine Act Procedures  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Susan Reingold, Chief Administrative Officer, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, at 202-331-1986 or susanbr@dni.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Please note that all comments received are considered part of the public record and...

2013-05-15

345

40 CFR 2.301 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Clean Air Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...in writing that the information is relevant to a matter in controversy in the proceeding. The presiding officer may condition...shown that with respect to a significant matter which is in controversy in the proceeding, the party's ability to...

2012-07-01

346

40 CFR 2.310 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Comprehensive Environmental...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...in writing that the information is relevant to a matter in controversy in the proceeding. The presiding officer may condition...shown that with respect to a significant matter which is in controversy in the proceeding, the party's ability to...

2014-07-01

347

40 CFR 2.310 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Comprehensive Environmental...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...in writing that the information is relevant to a matter in controversy in the proceeding. The presiding officer may condition...shown that with respect to a significant matter which is in controversy in the proceeding, the party's ability to...

2011-07-01

348

40 CFR 2.310 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Comprehensive Environmental...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...in writing that the information is relevant to a matter in controversy in the proceeding. The presiding officer may condition...shown that with respect to a significant matter which is in controversy in the proceeding, the party's ability to...

2012-07-01

349

40 CFR 2.301 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Clean Air Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...in writing that the information is relevant to a matter in controversy in the proceeding. The presiding officer may condition...shown that with respect to a significant matter which is in controversy in the proceeding, the party's ability to...

2013-07-01

350

40 CFR 2.310 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Comprehensive Environmental...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...in writing that the information is relevant to a matter in controversy in the proceeding. The presiding officer may condition...shown that with respect to a significant matter which is in controversy in the proceeding, the party's ability to...

2013-07-01

351

45 CFR 205.56 - Requirements governing the use of income and eligibility information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...on information produced by a Federal computer matching program that is subject to the requirements in the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act... (2) The CMPPA defines a matching program as any computerized comparison...

2010-10-01

352

45 CFR 205.56 - Requirements governing the use of income and eligibility information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...on information produced by a Federal computer matching program that is subject to the requirements in the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act... (2) The CMPPA defines a matching program as any computerized comparison...

2014-10-01

353

Experiences and attitudes towards evidence-informed policy-making among research and policy stakeholders in the Canadian agri-food public health sector.  

PubMed

Policy-makers working at the interface of agri-food and public health often deal with complex and cross-cutting issues that have broad health impacts and socio-economic implications. They have a responsibility to ensure that policy-making based on these issues is accountable and informed by the best available scientific evidence. We conducted a qualitative descriptive study of agri-food public health policy-makers and research and policy analysts in Ontario, Canada, to understand their perspectives on how the policy-making process is currently informed by scientific evidence and how to facilitate this process. Five focus groups of 3-7 participants and five-one-to-one interviews were held in 2012 with participants from federal and provincial government departments and industry organizations in the agri-food public health sector. We conducted a thematic analysis of the focus group and interview transcripts to identify overarching themes. Participants indicated that the following six key principles are necessary to enable and demonstrate evidence-informed policy-making (EIPM) in this sector: (i) establish and clarify the policy objectives and context; (ii) support policy-making with credible scientific evidence from different sources; (iii) integrate scientific evidence with other diverse policy inputs (e.g. economics, local applicability and stakeholder interests); (iv) ensure that scientific evidence is communicated by research and policy stakeholders in relevant and user-friendly formats; (V) create and foster interdisciplinary relationships and networks across research and policy communities; and (VI) enhance organizational capacity and individual skills for EIPM. Ongoing and planned efforts in these areas, a supportive culture, and additional education and training in both research and policy realms are important to facilitate evidence-informed policy-making in this sector. Future research should explore these findings further in other countries and contexts. PMID:24528517

Young, I; Gropp, K; Pintar, K; Waddell, L; Marshall, B; Thomas, K; McEwen, S A; Raji?, A

2014-12-01

354

Government Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This informative Web site has a host of resources about government technology practices and issues. The main page is updated daily with news stories about homeland security, Internet trends, and more. An online magazine is published monthly; for example, the April 2003 issue has an interesting article on computer systems that monitor online activity and whether they justify Big Brother concerns. The Govtech.net library offers free access to white papers and case studies.

355

Persistent Deficits and the Market Value of Government Debt  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates whether postwar Canadian public financial policy satisfies a borrowing constraint. Direct tests of the present-value relation suggested by this constraint shed light on the sustainability of current policy. We examine monthly data on Canadian federal government finances using tests for cointegration. The finding is that the joint behavior of real debt and real surpluses is inconsistent with

Gregor W. Smith; Stanley E. Zin

1991-01-01

356

4, 11811201, 2004 Canadian Meteor  

E-print Network

ACPD 4, 1181­1201, 2004 Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR) A. R. Webster et al. Title Page Abstract Discussions Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR) A. R. Webster 1, 2 , P. G. Brown 1 , J. Jones 1 , K. J. Ellis 3­1201, 2004 Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR) A. R. Webster et al. Title Page Abstract Introduction

Boyer, Edmond

357

Information Orientation, Information Technology Governance, and Information Technology Service Management: A Multi-Level Approach for Teaching the MBA Core Information Systems Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Core MBA IT courses have tended to be survey courses that cover important topics but often do not sufficiently engage students. The result is that many top-ranked MBA programs have not found such courses useful enough to include in their core MBA requirements. In this paper, we present a design of an MBA course emphasizing information technology…

Beachboard, John; Aytes, Kregg

2011-01-01

358

An Empirical Investigation of the Role of Information Quality in Citizens' Trust in E-Government Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past decade, there has been a change in the citizen-government relationship. Citizens have moved from a traditional face-to-face communication with their government, to an electronic interaction through the use of e-government systems. Emerging technology has enabled citizens to communicate with their government remotely. However, trust…

Lee, Ally

2011-01-01

359

Canadian Peacekeeping During the Trudeau Years: A Continuation of the \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

By actively seeking to act as a peacekeeper, mediator, or any other function necessary to either preserve peace or remove contentious problems between states, Canadian governments in the years since World War II have created the perception that Canada is a helpful fixer in international affairs. Used here as a codeword to describe a state that is actively prepared to

Gregory Paul Brown

1981-01-01

360

Canadian Peacekeeping During The Trudeau Years: A Continuation of the \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

By actively seeking to act as a peacekeeper, mediator, or any other function necessary to either preserve peace or remove contentious problems between states, Canadian government in the year since World War II have created the perception that Canada is helpful fixer in international affairs. Used here as a codeword to describe a state that is actively prepared to find

Gregory Paul Brown

1981-01-01

361

Financial Management of Canadian Universities: Adaptive Strategies to Fiscal Constraints  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Decreasing government funding and regulated tuition policies have created a financially constrained environment for Canada's universities. The conventional response to such conditions is to cut programme offerings and services in an attempt to lower costs throughout the institution. However, we argue that three Canadian universities have…

Deering, Darren; Sá, Creso M.

2014-01-01

362

A Comparative Review of Canadian Health Professional Education Accreditation Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Canadian governments and various stakeholder groups are advocating greater interprofessional collaboration amongst health care providers as a fundamental strategy for enhancing coordination and quality of care in the health care system. Interprofessional education for collaborative patient-centred practice (IECPCP) is an educational process by…

Curran, Vernon R.; Fleet, Lisa; Deacon, Diana

2006-01-01

363

The Right to Live and Die. Canadian Critical Issues Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of a series adapted from the Canadian Public Issues Project, this book is designed to stimulate discussion and reflection about controversial issues through case studies. The book is based on high school units originally drawn from cases in newspapers, journals, books, legal documents, and government reports. Conflicts from issues arising over…

Eisenberg, John; Bourne, Paula

364

Global Information Technology Pressure and Government Accountability: The Mediating Effect of Domestic Context on Website Openness  

Microsoft Academic Search

To what extent and in what ways does the global information technology revolution affect the openness and accountability of public organizations? Adopting a model of the effects of global pressure on public bureaucracy (Welch and Wong 1998) as the theoretical framework, this study combines two streams of research and sources of data—the Cyberspace Policy Research Group's (CyPRG) comparative analysis of

Eric W. Welch; Wilson Wong

365

Natural language processing and e-Government: crime information extraction from heterogeneous data sources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much information that could help solve and prevent crimes is never gathered because the reporting methods available to citizens and law enforcement personnel are not optimal. Detectives do not have sufficient time to interview crime victims and witnesses. Moreover, many victims and witnesses are too scared or embarrassed to report incidents. We are developing an interviewing system that will help

Chih Hao Ku; Alicia Iriberri; Gondy Leroy

2008-01-01

366

Exploring the Impact of the Clinger-Cohen Act on Information Technology Governance: A Phenomenological Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Passage of the Clinger-Cohen Act (CCA) of 1996 was in direct response to Congressional inquiry into the perceived lack of proper management and oversight of information technology (IT) in the federal agencies. This current qualitative phenomenological study explored the lived experiences and perceptions of 20 IT professionals to determine if the…

Gillam, Mary M.

2010-01-01

367

Pilot study of the domestic information display system in state and local government  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An interactive computer based system that can retrieve a wide range of data (demographic, environmental, socio-economic, etc.,) from a large data base and display these data for different geographic units in the form of choropleth maps was developed. The system was designed to display statistical information in a geographic format for national policy makers.

1982-01-01

368

Guidelines for Medical and Health Information Sites on the Internet: Principles Governing AMA Web Sites  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Although developed for American Medical Association Websites and their users, these recently released guidelines and principles may prove useful to other providers and users of online medical information. Available from the Journal of the American Medical Association in HTML or .pdf format, the guidelines address issues such as the development and posting of Website content, acquisition and posting of online advertising and sponsorship, visitors's and patients's rights to privacy and confidentiality, and effective and secure means of e-commerce.

Andrews, Karen.

2000-01-01

369

SIAM: Internship and Career Information in Industry, Research Institutions, and Government Labs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

SIAM exists to ensure the strongest interactions between mathematics and other scientific and technological communities through membership activities, publication of journals and books, and conferences.

There are a wide range of corporations and institutions that employ applied mathematicians and computational scientists. On this page, SIAM lists some companies and institutions that have information about career, internship, or fellowship opportunities on their web site.

370

Canadian Experience with MARC.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Canadian libraries have used Machine-readable Cataloging (MARC) since its beginnings in 1966, mainly for speeding up the cataloging of American imprints. The lack of bilingualism in Library of Congress MARC records was a major deficiency in Canada where bilingual access points are provided for all publications in the national bibliography,…

Chapple, Sharon E.

371

Canadian Red Cross.  

PubMed

The Canadian Red Cross is guided by its Fundamental Principles--humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality--and organized in a traditional geographic hierarchical structure. Among the characteristics that have contributed to its success are a budgeting process that starts at the local level, measurement of program outcomes, and coordinated fundraising activities at the regional level. PMID:18551842

Lavender, Colleen

2008-01-01

372

Canadian Arctic vegetation mapping  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the next few decades the Arctic is expected to experience unprecedented changes in climate and resource development. All of these will potentially aVect land use and vegetation cover. There is a need for a comprehens- ive and consistent circumpolar map of arctic vegetation that will be useful for modelling vegetation change in the circumpolar region. The Canadian arctic vegetation

W. A. Gould; S. Edlund; S. Zoltai; M. Raynolds; D. A. Walker; H. Maier

2002-01-01

373

Twitter and Canadian Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An emerging group of leaders in Canadian education has attracted thousands of followers. They've made Twitter an extension of their lives, delivering twenty or more tweets a day that can include, for example, links to media articles, research, new ideas from education bloggers, or to their own, or simply a personal thought. At their best,…

Cooke, Max

2012-01-01

374

Canadian Adult Basic Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Trends," a publication of the Canadian Association for Adult Education, is a collection of abstracts on selected subjects affecting adult education; this issue is on adult basic education (ABE). It covers teachers and teacher training, psychological factors relating to the ABE teacher and students, manuals for teachers, instructional materials,…

Brooke, W. Michael, Comp.

375

The Canadian Connection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes possible implementation efforts in international education by community colleges, emphasizing faculty and student exchanges between Canadian community colleges and the AACJC International/Intercultural Consortium and citing Brevard Community College (Florida) and Malaspina College (British Columbia) as an example of such an exchange…

Breuder, Robert L.; King, Maxwell C.

1977-01-01

376

CANADIAN APPLIED MATHEMATICS QUARTERLY  

E-print Network

Nile virus and Lyme disease, are transmitted indirectly to the host population by AMS subjectCANADIAN APPLIED MATHEMATICS QUARTERLY Volume 19, Number 3, Fall 2011 GLOBAL DYNAMICS OF A DISEASE. An infectious disease model with two dis- tributed delays is proposed to incorporate both the latency

Shuai, Zhisheng

377

Smoke from Canadian Wildfires  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Smoke from multiple large wildfires in Quebec, Canada, drifted far to the south of the border. The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center reported there were seven out-of-control fires burning south of James Bay (the southern extension of Hudson Bay), all probably the result of lightning.

Greg Rhodes

2002-08-15

378

What is a Baseline for Effective Information Technology Governance for Higher Education Institutions that are Members of Research University CIO Conclave in United States?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research study provides the findings of a modified Delphi methodology conducted to define components and baseline for effective information technology governance for higher education institutions member of the Research University CIO Conclave (RUCC) in United States. The participating experts are Chief Information Officers (CIOs) of…

Mohseni, Maryam

2012-01-01

379

Government Information: An Endangered Resource of the Electronic Age. Proceedings of the Annual State-of-the-Art Institute (1st, Washington, DC, October 19-22, 1986).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These proceedings contain edited versions of 14 papers on government information and its relation to the library and information community that were presented at a state-of-the-art institute sponsored by the Special Library Association (SLA). Following a foreword by Steve Bell of ABC News and an introduction by David R. Bender of the SLA, papers…

Special Libraries Association, Washington, DC.

380

Do Low-Cost Private School Leavers in the Informal Settlement Have a Good Chance of Admission to a Government Secondary school? A Study from Kibera in Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are growing numbers of low-cost private schools in urban informal settlements in developing countries. It has been argued that these institutions may constitute alternatives for government schools, as they are able to meet the educational needs of children in urban informal settlements. This study explores the question of whether low-cost…

Ohba, Asayo

2013-01-01

381

Panel: Open Government Initiatives in North America Andrea Kavanaugh  

E-print Network

Panel: Open Government Initiatives in North America Andrea Kavanaugh Center for HCI Virginia Tech an open government policy for the United States to increase transparency, citizen participation and collaboration; the Mexican and Canadian governments have been pursuing similar efforts of their own. This panel

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

382

Assessing fit, interplay, and scale: Aligning governance and information for improved water management in a changing climate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Water managers have long experienced the challenges of managing water resources in a variable climate. However, climate change has the potential to reshape the experiential landscape by, for example, increasing the intensity and duration of droughts, shifting precipitation timing and amounts, and changing sea levels. Given the uncertainty in evaluating potential climate risks as well as future water availability and water demands, scholars suggest water managers employ more flexible and adaptive science-based management to manage uncertainty (NRC 2009). While such an approach is appropriate, for adaptive science-based management to be effective both governance and information must be concordant across three measures: fit, interplay and scale (Young 2002)(Note 1). Our research relies on interviews of state water managers and related experts (n=50) and documentary analysis in five U.S. states to understand the drivers and constraints to improving water resource planning and decision-making in a changing climate using an assessment of fit, interplay and scale as an evaluative framework. We apply this framework to assess and compare how water managers plan and respond to current or anticipated water resource challenges within each state. We hypothesize that better alignment between the data and management framework and the water resource problem improves water managers' facility to understand (via available, relevant, timely information) and respond appropriately (through institutional response mechanisms). In addition, better alignment between governance mechanisms (between the scope of the problem and identified appropriate responses) improves water management. Moreover, because many of the management challenges analyzed in this study concern present day issues with scarcity brought on by a combination of growth and drought, better alignment of fit, interplay, and scale today will enable and prepare water managers to be more successful in adapting to climate change impacts in the long-term. Note 1: For the purposes of this research, the problem of fit deals with the level of concordance between the natural and human systems while interplay involves how institutional arrangements interact both horizontally and vertically. Lastly, scale considers both spatial and temporal alignment of the physical systems and management structure. For example, to manage water resources effectively in a changing climate suggests having information that informs short-term and long-term changes and having institutional arrangements that seek understanding across temporal scales and facilitate responses based on information available (Young 2002).

Kirchhoff, C.; Dilling, L.

2011-12-01

383

Knowledge and attitudes towards food safety among Canadian dairy producers.  

PubMed

The Canadian dairy industry has recently begun implementing an on-farm food-safety (OFFS) program called Canadian Quality Milk (CQM). For CQM to be effective, producers should be familiar with food-safety hazards in their industry and have an adequate understanding of on-farm good production practices that are necessary to ensure safe food. To assess their knowledge and attitudes towards food safety, a postal questionnaire was administered to all (n=10,474) Canadian dairy producers enrolled in dairy herd-improvement organizations in 2008. The response rate was 20.9% (2185/10,474). Most producers (88.7%) reported that they or their families consume unpasteurized milk from their bulk milk tanks and 36.3% indicated that consumers should be able to purchase unpasteurized milk in Canada. Producers who reported completion of a dairy-health management course (OR=0.74, 95% CI: 0.60, 0.92) and participation in CQM (OR=0.79, 95% CI: 0.64, 0.97) were less likely to support the availability of unpasteurized milk for consumers, while organic producers (OR=2.10, 95% CI: 1.27, 3.47), younger producers (aged <30) and producers with smaller herds were more likely to favour this practice. Two-thirds of producers (66.7%) were concerned that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) might preclude successful treatment of sick cattle. Producers who completed a dairy-health management course (OR=1.37, 95% CI: 1.11, 1.69), organic producers (OR=2.00, 95% CI: 1.09, 3.69) and producers from Quebec compared to each other province were more likely to indicate concern about AMR. Most producers reported that Salmonella (74.2%) and Escherichia coli (73.0%) could be transmitted through contaminated beef or milk to humans, while most were not sure or did not think that Brucella (70.3%) and Cryptosporidium (88.5%) could be transmitted via these routes. Most producers did not perceive that any type of farm visitor has a high risk of introducing infectious agents into their herds. Producers rated veterinarians as very knowledgeable about OFFS (90.9% answered 4 or 5 on a five-point scale) and a favoured (73.1%) source of information about food safety. In contrast, only 13.2% and 30.2% of producers, respectively, indicated that consumers and government personnel are knowledgeable about OFFS. Targeted continuing education for dairy producers in Canada should address the major gaps in knowledge and attitudes towards food safety identified in this study, and veterinarians should be included as key knowledge-transfer informants. PMID:19962773

Young, I; Hendrick, S; Parker, S; Raji?, A; McClure, J T; Sanchez, J; McEwen, S A

2010-04-01

384

Process description and evaluation of Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines development  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: This paper describes the process used to arrive at recommended physical activity guidelines for Canadian school-aged children and youth (5-17 years), adults (18-64 years) and older adults (?65 years). METHODS: The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Physical Activity Measurement and Guidelines (PAMG) Steering Committee used the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research Evaluation (AGREE II) Instrument to inform the

Mark S Tremblay; Michelle E Kho; Andrea C Tricco; Mary Duggan

2010-01-01

385

Heat exposure in the Canadian workplace.  

PubMed

Exposure to excessive heat is a physical hazard that threatens Canadian workers. As patterns of global climate change suggest an increased frequency of heat waves, the potential impact of these extreme climate events on the health and well-being of the Canadian workforce is a new and growing challenge. Increasingly, industries rely on available technology and information to ensure the safety of their workers. Current Canadian labor codes in all provinces employ the guidelines recommended by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) that are Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) based upon Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT). The TLVs are set so that core body temperature of the workers supposedly does not exceed 38.0 degrees C. Legislation in most Canadian provinces also requires employers to install engineering and administrative controls to reduce the heat stress risk of their working environment should it exceed the levels permissible under the WBGT system. There are however severe limitations using the WGBT system because it only directly evaluates the environmental parameters and merely incorporates personal factors such as clothing insulation and metabolic heat production through simple correction factors for broadly generalized groups. An improved awareness of the strengths and limitations of TLVs and the WGBT index can minimize preventable measurement errors and improve their utilization in workplaces. Work is on-going, particularly in the European Union to develop an improved individualized heat stress risk assessment tool. More work is required to improve the predictive capacity of these indices. PMID:20623643

Jay, Ollie; Kenny, Glen P

2010-08-01

386

Federal Agency and Federal Library Reports: Library of Congress; Center for the Book; Federal Library and Information Center Committee; National Agricultural Library; National Library of Medicine; United States Government Printing Office; National Technical Information Service; National Archives and Records Administration; National Center for Education Statistics Library Statistics Program; National Commission on Libraries and Information Science; National Library of Education; Educational Resources Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes annual reports from 12 federal agencies and libraries that discuss security, budgets, legislation, digital projects, preservation, government role, information management, personnel changes, collections, databases, financial issues, services, administration, Web sites, access to information, customer service, statistics, international…

Fischer, Audrey; Cole, John Y.; Tarr, Susan M.; Carey, Len; Mehnert, Robert; Sherman, Andrew M.; Davis, Linda; Leahy, Debra W.; Chute, Adrienne; Willard, Robert S.; Dunn, Christina

2003-01-01

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Information Management: The Challenges of Managing Electronic Records. Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and National Archives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives. GAO-10-838T  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Federal agencies are increasingly using electronic means to create, exchange, and store information, and in doing so, they frequently create federal records: that is, information, in whatever form, that documents government functions, activities, decisions, and other important transactions. As the volume of electronic information grows, so does…

Melvin, Valerie C.

2010-01-01

388

48 CFR 252.227-7025 - Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Government-Furnished Information Marked with Restrictive...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Government will furnish the Contractor with computer software or computer software documentation, the terms “covered Government support...227-7014, Rights in Noncommercial Computer Software and Noncommercial Computer Software...

2013-10-01

389

48 CFR 252.227-7025 - Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Government-Furnished Information Marked with Restrictive...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Government will furnish the Contractor with computer software or computer software documentation, the terms “covered Government support...227-7014, Rights in Noncommercial Computer Software and Noncommercial Computer Software...

2014-10-01

390

Canadian medical schools before ACMC.  

PubMed Central

The earliest medical schools were established to supplement apprenticeship, the only route to practice available in colonial Canada. By 1885, eight medical schools were trying to accommodate the volume of new scientific information flowing from Europe. In 1910, when Flexner evaluated the schools against the Johns Hopkins model, some were woefully deficient, but by 1928 all had achieved Class A rating. The 1921 discovery of insulin in Toronto gave impetus to scientific research and, possibly, influenced the formation and funding of the National Research Council in 1934. Clinical specialization expanded, leading in 1929 to the establishment of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to accredit training and certify graduates. The Association of Canadian Medical Colleges was formed at a meeting of deans to discuss a federal offer of funding and to accelerate the graduation of physicians for the war effort. PMID:8477375

McPhedran, N T

1993-01-01

391

Land resource information needs of county government : a case study in Larimer County, Colorado  

USGS Publications Warehouse

My two colleagues on the study team, Rex Burns of the Larimer County Planning Department, and Glenn McCarty of the Fort Collins office of the Soil Conservation Service, contributed substantially to this report; many of their written words have found their way directly into the text. Jill O'Gara later replaced Rex Burns as the Larimer County coordinator in the study's final stages. John Rold, Colorado State Geologist, assisted in coordinating our efforts at the beginning of this study. Lou Campbell, State Cartographer, gave valuable advice and assistance throughout the effort. Wallace Hansen and James Blakey of the USGS Geologic and Water Resources Divisions, respectively, read the final manuscript and helped in many other ways. Joanna Trolinger served as research assistant and manuscript typist. Many others in the USGS, SCS, and other organizations helped in supplying information and advice. Tom Bates, then Chairman of the USGS Central Region Earth Science Applications Task Force, was the originator of the study, leader of the USGS participation effort, and guiding inspiration throughout. The study was carried out in association with the Program on Environment and Behavior, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Alexander, Robert H.

1983-01-01

392

41 CFR 301-70.909 - What disclosure information must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? 301-70.909 Section...Procedures for Agencies That Own or Hire Government Aircraft for Travel § 301-70.909...must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? You must give each...

2011-07-01

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41 CFR 301-70.909 - What disclosure information must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? 301-70.909 Section...Procedures for Agencies That Own or Hire Government Aircraft for Travel § 301-70.909...must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? You must give each...

2012-07-01

394

41 CFR 301-70.909 - What disclosure information must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? 301-70.909 Section...Procedures for Agencies That Own or Hire Government Aircraft for Travel § 301-70.909...must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? You must give each...

2013-07-01

395

41 CFR 301-70.909 - What disclosure information must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? 301-70.909 Section...Procedures for Agencies That Own or Hire Government Aircraft for Travel § 301-70.909...must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? You must give each...

2014-07-01

396

41 CFR 301-70.909 - What disclosure information must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? 301-70.909 Section...Procedures for Agencies That Own or Hire Government Aircraft for Travel § 301-70.909...must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? You must give each...

2010-07-01

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A Primer on iCTs And GovernAnCe FOREST GOVERNANCE 2.0  

E-print Network

________________________________ 15 rural Access to Telecommunications and information Technology_______ 17 information management, Accountability, and Public Participation________________ 30 Open Data Applications for E-government and Open Government_ 31 Advocacy and Awareness Campaigns via Text Messaging and Social Networking Sites

398

Canadian Geographic Atlas Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Online atlases vary widely in quality, but this latest project from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society is a laudable production both in terms of its organization and also its multi-layered content. This highly interactive atlas allows users to explore all of Canada's landforms and boundaries through a pop-up atlas browser that includes a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, interface tool by which users can zoom in or out, measure distances, and even print out the maps they create. Some of the additional features let users explore the country thematically by region (such as the Boreal Shield) or by the dynamic theme of "Extremes of Weather". There is even a "Kid's Atlas", which is specifically designed for young people with the hope that they will also learn a great deal about Canadian places and geography. Much of the material on the site is also available in French.

399

Querying Canadian Geographical Names  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Canadian site is a searchable database of places in Canada. Searches can be made by location name and/or point coordinates. Data returned gives the place name, location, general area map, feature type, and any former names the place may have had. This site is part of the Geographical Names site for Canada, which connects to details about name origins, student module projects, publications and more.

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Canadian Public Opinion Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Maintained by the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario), this archive contains over 350 surveys on Canadian public opinion. The surveys in the archive investigate a wide range of social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental issues and span in date from 1977 to the present. Visitors may search the full text of the surveys, but must request permission from the site administrator to view the frequency distributions and to access the data analysis tools available online.

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The University and the State: Reflections on the Canadian Experience. CHERD/CSSHE Reader Series Number 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication is part of a series that reprints articles on a range of thematic issues published in the "Canadian Journal of Higher Education." This collection focuses on the relationship between the Canadian university and the state. After a preface and an introduction, an introductory monograph, "University-Government Relations in Canada: A…

Jones, Glen A., Ed.

402

Nanomaterials - a Canadian Perspective  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I will review nanomaterials research in Canada with a particular emphasis on coordinated initiatives and some experimental highlights, starting with a summary of Canadian initiatives. These range from the National Science and Engineering Research Council's Nano Innovation Platform (www.physics.mcgill.ca/NSERCnanoIP/), provincial initiatives like NanoQuebec (www.NanoQuebec.ca), organizations such as the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (www.ciar.ca) or the National Institute of Nanotechnology (www.nint.ca) - a joint initiatives between the University of Alberta, the National Research Council (NRC) and the Province of Alberta. University based materials centers such as the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research in Hamilton, the Institute for Research in Materials in Halifax, the Pacific Center for Advanced Materials and Microstructures in Vancouver or the Strategic Regroupment of University Centers in Advanced Materials in Montreal have strong nano components as has the NRC at various institutes. The 2nd half of the talk will highlight some Canadian research strengths in nano materials, from photonics, energy storage, bio-med to molecular self assembly and paper coatings.

Grutter, Peter

2004-03-01

403

Canadian Children's Illustrated Book Project fonds  

E-print Network

Canadian Children's Illustrated Book Project fonds Compiled by Shyla Seller (2013) University catalogue) #12;Fonds Description Canadian Children's Illustrated Books Project fonds. ­ 2001-2007. 38 cm of textual records and other material. Administrative History The Canadian Children's Illustrated Book

Handy, Todd C.

404

Sex and sexual health: A survey of Canadian youth and mothers  

PubMed Central

INTRODUCTION Apparent changes in adolescent sexual behaviours have led to debate in recent years. A survey on adolescent sexuality was designed to determine mainstream Canadian adolescents’ current knowledge and sources of sexual health information, to identify their needs, and to understand the perceptions and the role of parents in sexual health education. METHODOLOGY In October 2005, on-line interviews were conducted by Ipsos Reid (Ipsos Canada) with 1171 Canadian teenagers (14 to 17 years of age) and 1139 mothers of teenagers. RESULTS Twenty-seven per cent of teens were sexually active at a mean age of 15 years, with an average of 2.5 lifetime partners, and had been in their current relationship for longer than eight months. The last time that they had had sex, 76% had used a condom. Teens and mothers overestimated the percentages of teens sexually active at any age. Most valuable sources of information were school, parents, friends and doctors. Sixty-nine per cent of teens could not find the information that they were looking for, and 62% reported obstacles in getting information. Teens lacked knowledge about sexually transmitted infections and their consequences. Seventy-five per cent of mothers believed that their teenagers’ friends were significant role models when it came to sexuality, and 50% mentioned entertainment celebrities at par with them. However, 45% of teenagers regarded their parents as their role models, far ahead of friends (32%) and entertainment celebrities (15%). Despite saying that they had positive relationships with their mothers, 38% of teens had not discussed sexuality with them. Most teens trusted the information given by health professionals (94%) and believed that it was their role to provide sexual health information. CONCLUSIONS Most adolescents are responsible when it comes to sexuality, but there are still areas of concern. Adolescents identify barriers to getting information and lack knowledge about sexually transmitted infections. Parents should feel more comfortable when it comes to discussing sexuality, especially the more value-based issues. Health care professionals and teachers have a role to play, and should ensure that teens are getting correct information. It is important to have diverse sources of information. All teens are not ready at the same time to receive the information; thus, it should be repeated. Governments, health, education and public health authorities have an essential role to play to make sexual health information accurate, accessible, inclusive and salient to the reality of Canadian adolescents. PMID:19119349

Frappier, Jean-Yves; Kaufman, Miriam; Baltzer, Franziska; Elliott, April; Lane, Margo; Pinzon, Jorge; McDuff, Pierre

2008-01-01

405

The Expanding Role of the State in Canadian Universities: Can University Autonomy and Accountability Be Reconciled? Discussion Series, Issue 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In each Canadian province, governments appear to be more and more intrusive into the day-to-day operations of their universities. Governments in such provinces as Manitoba, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, and Alberta are concerned with making the universities more cost-effective and more "accountable" to the government and to the public at large.…

George, Peter J.; McAllister, James A.

406

Analysis of Improved Government Geological Map Information for Mineral Exploration: Incorporating Efficiency, Productivity, Effectiveness, and Risk Considerations  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This bulletin/professional paper focuses on the value of geoscientific information and knowledge, as provided in published government bedrock geological maps, to the mineral exploration sector. An economic model is developed that uses an attribute- ranking approach to convert geological maps into domains of mineral favourability. Information about known deposits in these (or analogous) favourability domains allow the calculation of exploration search statistics that provide input into measures of exploration efficiency, productivity, effectiveness, risk, and cost stemming from the use of the published geological maps. Two case studies, the Flin Flon Belt (Manitoba and Saskatchewan) and the south Baffin Island area (Nunavut), demonstrate that updated, finer resolution maps can be used to identify more exploration campaign options, and campaigns thats are more efficient, more effective, and less risky than old, coarser resolution maps when used as a guide for mineral exploration. The Flin Flon Belt study illustrates that an updated, coarser resolution bedrock map enables improved mineral exploration efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness by locating 60% more targets and supporting an exploration campaign that is 44% more efficient. Refining the map resolution provides an additional 17% reduction in search effort across all favourable domains and a 55% reduction in search effort in the most favourable domain. The south Baffin Island case study projects a 40% increase in expected targets and a 27% reduction in search effort when the updated, finer resolution map is used in lieu of the old, coarser resolution map. On southern Baffin Island, the economic value of the up dated map ranges from CAN$2.28 million to CAN$15.21 million, which can be compared to the CAN$1.86 million that it cost to produce the map (a multiplier effect of up to eight).

Bernknopf, R.L.; Wein, A.M.; St-Onge, M. R.; Lucas, S.B.

2007-01-01

407

Past Fame, Present Frames and Future Flagship? An Exploration of How Health is Positioned in Canadian Foreign Policy  

PubMed Central

Canada has been regarded as a model global citizen with firm commitments to multilateralism. It has also played important roles in several international health treaties and conventions in recent years. There are now concerns that its interests in health as a foreign policy goal may be diminishing. This article reports on a thematic analysis of key Canadian foreign policy statements issued over the past decade, and interviews with key informants knowledgeable of, or experienced in the interstices of Canadian health and foreign policy. It finds that health is primarily and increasingly framed in relation to national security and economic interests. Little attention has been given to human rights obligations relevant to health as a foreign policy issue, and global health is not seen as a priority of the present government. Global health is nonetheless regarded as something with which Canadian foreign policy must engage, if only because of Canada’s membership in many United Nations and other multilateral fora. Development of a single global health strategy or framework is seen as important to improve intersectoral cooperation on health issues, and foreign policy coherence. There remains a cautious optimism that health could become the base from which Canada reasserts its internationalist status. PMID:24977037

Labonté, Ronald; Runnels, Vivien; Gagnon, Michelle

2014-01-01

408

Children's Superstitions: British and Canadian.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 100-item test covering nine areas of superstitious belief administered with 10 control items to 1,749 Canadian and British children showed younger children and girls were more superstitious than older children and boys. Academically inclined children were less superstitious. Science-based education had little effect. Implications for Canadian

McLeish, John

1984-01-01

409

Wilson Institute for Canadian History  

E-print Network

Wilson Institute for Canadian History Fall 2014 Events Wilson Institute for Canadian History Department of History Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 24270 Chester New Hall 619 Fax: 905-777-8316 1280 Main Street! Sean Mills Department of History, University of Toronto Date: September 25, 2014 Dr. Mills studies post

Haykin, Simon

410

Pilot Discussing Canadian Helicopter Operations  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

A Canadian helicopter pilot is discussing the helicopter's operations to U.S. Coast Guard members. The helicopter flew from the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St. Laurent to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy. This is in the Arctic Ocean during a scientific expedition to map the seafloor....

411

Formal and Informal Learning Opportunities in Government Organisations: Experiences of Public Sector Employees from Six Asian Nations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lifelong learning and professional development have been the focus of government organisations after the 21st century was declared the "learning century", amidst the impact of globalisation and growth of knowledge-based economies. Although lifelong learning and professional development opportunities are available in most government organisations,…

Mokhtar, Intan A.

2010-01-01

412

Part II: Bilateral Consultative Arrangements North America Informal Fisheries Consultations Between the Government of the United States of America and  

E-print Network

Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada Basic Instrument None United States and Canada Meetings Parties meet annually, alternating meetings between the United States and Canada. This meeting generally takes place during the summer. Description The United States and Canada

413

Nuclear worries of Canadian youth: Replication and extension  

SciTech Connect

A national survey of Canadian adolescents assessed concern, anxiety, and sources of information about the threat of nuclear war. Results indicated few geographical or gender differences in overall levels of concern, although females were more likely to admit fear and anxiety, and students with activist parents showed more concern. Family ranked below all media as a source of information.

Lewis, C.; Goldberg, S.; Parker, K.R. (Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada))

1989-10-01

414

Canadian Statistical Review. Volume 53, Number 7, July 1978.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information on Canadian social and economic trends is presented in this statistical review. Advance information on national income and expenditure accounts for the first quarter of 1978 is provided. Characteristics of full-time university teachers from 1956-57 to 1977-78 are detailed in tables that recount such developments as the nearly six-fold…

von Zur-Muehlen, Max

1978-01-01

415

Does Perceived Competence Matter? Political Parties and Economic Voting in Canadian Federal Elections  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, we argue that the extent to which Canadian federal incumbents are punished for past economic deterioration is contingent upon the political party forming government. Examining the effect of national macroeconomic conditions on incumbent vote in Canadian federal elections over a 50?year period (1953–2000), the article proposes an aggregate?level model of economic voting that takes into account the

Éric Bélanger; François Gélineau

2010-01-01

416

An exploratory cluster randomised controlled trial of knowledge translation strategies to support evidence-informed decision-making in local governments (The KT4LG study)  

PubMed Central

Background Childhood overweight and obesity is the most prevalent and, arguably, politically complex child health problem internationally. Governments, communities and industry have important roles to play, and are increasingly expected to deliver an evidence-informed system-wide prevention program. However, efforts are impeded by a lack of organisational access to and use of research evidence. This study aims to identify feasible, acceptable and ideally, effective knowledge translation (KT) strategies to increase evidence-informed decision-making in local governments, within the context of childhood obesity prevention as a national policy priority. Methods/Design This paper describes the methods for KT4LG, a cluster randomised controlled trial which is exploratory in nature, given the limited evidence base and methodological advances. KT4LG aims to examine a program of KT strategies to increase the use of research evidence in informing public health decisions in local governments. KT4LG will also assess the feasibility and acceptability of the intervention. The intervention program comprises a facilitated program of evidence awareness, access to tailored research evidence, critical appraisal skills development, networking and evidence summaries and will be compared to provision of evidence summaries alone in the control program. 28 local governments were randomised to intervention or control, using computer generated numbers, stratified by budget tertile (high, medium or low). Questionnaires will be used to measure impact, costs, and outcomes, and key informant interviews will be used to examine processes, feasibility, and experiences. Policy tracer studies will be included to examine impact of intervention on policies within relevant government policy documents. Discussion Knowledge translation intervention studies with a focus on public health and prevention are very few in number. Thus, this study will provide essential data on the experience of program implementation and evaluation of a system-integrated intervention program employed within the local government public health context. Standardised programs of system, organisational and individual KT strategies have not been described or rigorously evaluated. As such, the findings will make a significant contribution to understanding whether a facilitated program of KT strategies hold promise for facilitating evidence-informed public health decision making within complex multisectoral government organisations. Trial registration Australia and New Zealand Clinical Trials Register (ANZCTR): ACTRN12609000953235 PMID:21226966

2011-01-01

417

The Impact of Employee Illiteracy on Canadian Business. Report 58-90-E.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to analyze the impact of employee illiteracy on Canadian businesses. The opinions of 626 vice presidents of human resources or general managers were collected in a random sample of 2,000 Canadian establishments with more than 50 employees and 300 head offices of larger firms (25 percent return). The information was…

DesLauriers, Robert C.

418

Living in the Shadows: A Canadian Experience of Mental Health Social Work  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article reports the findings of a recent survey of 339 social workers whose area of practice is mental health in the Canadian province of Ontario. The survey was developed in response to unprecedented threats to the profession, and a dearth of information on the contribution of social workers to the provision of mental health services in this Canadian context.

Ann-Marie OBrien; Kimberly A. Calderwood

2010-01-01

419

Government Debt Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the principles that justify activism of governments in the management of public debt. It starts from a review of the economics literature, which has produced, especially in recent years, a number of important propositions on the desirability of government interventionism, either for the purpose of filling information gaps or to help solve dynamic inconsistency problems. It then

Alberto Giovannini

1997-01-01

420

Sponsors of CIEEDAC: Natural Resources Canada, Environment Canada, Aluminium Industry Association, Canadian Chemical Producers' Association, Canadian Foundry Association, Canadian Gas Association, Canadian Petroleum  

E-print Network

Petroleum Products Institute, Canadian Portland Cement Association, Canadian Pulp and Paper Association des ressources naturelles, Québec. Ministry of Energy Mines and Petroleum Resource, BC. CIEEDAC-0019 15 Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment / I-0070 65 Canadian Association of Petroleum

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Unscrambling the Semantics of Canadian Multiculturalism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the evolution of multiculturalism in the Canadian context. Some opponents of multiculturalism in Canada detect in the ideology an undermining of a unique Canadian identity in favor of hyphenated Canadians, while proponents see the hyphenation as adding richness and color to the Canadian character. This controversy is nothing…

Majhanovich, Suzanne

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Arctic Science and Technology Information System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the University of Calgary's Arctic Institute of North America, the Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS) database "contains over 46,000 records describing publications and research projects about northern Canada." This service, which has recently been made free with help from the Canadian Polar Commission, covers all of the major branches of science. The simple and advanced search features lead to citations of Canadian government and industry reports, journal articles, conference papers, theses, and books, from 1978 to present. Citations contain bibliographic information, an abstract, detailed subject and geographic terms, and a library symbol to aid in locating a publication. The database also holds close to 11,000 descriptions of research projects conducted in Canada's three northern territories (Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut) since 1974. Information about obtaining publications is provided at the search page.

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The Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research and the Society of Canadian Limnologists  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research (CCFFR) has met annually for more than 50 years, and continues to convene every "January in concert with the Society of Canadian Limnologists (SCL). The conference is a forum where researchers and graduate students can present and discuss the latest advances in freshwater and marine fisheries research." The CCFFR website, hosted by the Oceanography Department at Dalhousie University, presents registration materials for the upcoming 2005 meeting in Windsor, as well as downloadable programme information and abstracts from a number of past conferences. Major themes for the upcoming conference include Fisheries Policy and Protection of Native Fishes; Climate Change, Fisheries, and Aquatic Resources; Aquatic Invasive Species; and Aquatic Species at Risk Research-to name a few. The site also links to a brief history of CCFFR, as well as to information about the Clemens-Rigler Graduate Student Travel Fund, and the SCL.

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Canadian Association of Gastroenterology policy on the application for, and implementation of, clinical practice guidelines  

PubMed Central

An important mandate of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG), as documented in the Association’s governance policies, is to optimize the care of patients with digestive disorders. Clinical practice guidelines are one means of achieving this goal. The benefits of timely, high-quality and evidenced-based recommendations include: Enhancing the professional development of clinical members through education and dissemination of synthesized clinical research;Improving patient care provided by members by providing focus on quality and evidence;Creating legislative environments that favour effective clinical practice;Enhancing the clinical care provided to patients with digestive disease by nongastroenterologists; andIdentifying areas that require further information or research to improve clinical care.The present document provides the foundation required to ensure that clinical practice guidelines produced by the CAG are necessary, appropriate, credible and applicable. These recommendations should be adhered to as closely as possible to obtain CAG endorsement. PMID:25314352

Singh, Harminder; Leontiadis, Grigorios I; Hookey, Lawrence; Enns, Robert; Bistritz, Lana; Rioux, Louis-Charles; Hope, Louise; Sinclair, Paul

2014-01-01

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The Canadian Eating Disorder Program Survey – Exploring Intensive Treatment Programs for Youth with Eating Disorders  

PubMed Central

Objective To explore and describe philosophies and characteristics of intensive eating disorder (ED) treatment programs based in tertiary care institutions across Canada. Method: A ninety-item survey examining ED services for adolescents was developed, piloted, and completed by 11 programs across Canada. Information pertaining to program characteristics and components, governance, staffing, referrals, assessments, therapeutic modalities in place, nutritional practices, and treatment protocols were collected. Results: The results highlight the diversity of programming available but also the lack of a unified approach to intensive eating disorder treatment in youth. Conclusions: This report provides important baseline data that offers a framework that programs can use to come together to establish assessment and treatment protocols as well as a process for outcome evaluation. Continued collaboration will be essential moving forward to ensure Canadian youth, regardless of geographic location, receive the necessary treatment required to attain and sustain recovery. PMID:24223051

Norris, Mark; Strike, Melanie; Pinhas, Leora; Gomez, Rebecca; Elliott, April; Ferguson, Patricia; Gusella, Joanne

2013-01-01

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Federal Agency and Federal Library Reports. Library of Congress; Center for the Book; Federal Library and Information Center Committee; National Commission on Libraries and Information Science; National Agricultural Library; National Library of Medicine;United States Government Printing Office; National Technical Information Service; National Archives and Records Administration; National Center for Education Statistics Library Statistics Program; National Library of Education; Educational Resources Information Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes reports from Library of Congress, Center for the Book, Federal Library and Information Center Committee, National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, National Agricultural Library, National Library of Medicine, Government Printing Office, National Technical Information Service, National Archives and Records Administration,…

Fischer, Audrey; Cole, John Y.; Tarr, Susan M.; Vlach, Rosalie B.; Carey, Len; Mehnert, Robert; Sherman, Andrew M.; Davis, Linda; Vecchiarelli, Marion H.; Chute, Adrienne; Dunn, Christina

2002-01-01

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Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) -- Art of Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Art of Physics is a photography competition aimed to stimulate interest in physics. Information provided by the photographer presents the physics of each image. Unfortunately this information is not available for the 2004-2005 competition (only thumbnails are shown), but archives contain the full-size image and background information from previous years' competitions. The site also provides contest rules, entry forms, and prize information.

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12 CFR 1070.43 - Disclosure of confidential information to law enforcement agencies and other government agencies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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12 CFR 1070.43 - Disclosure of confidential information to law enforcement agencies and other government agencies.  

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12 CFR 1070.43 - Disclosure of confidential information to law enforcement agencies and other government agencies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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2014-01-01

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Interactions between reactive nitrogen and the Canadian landscape: A budget approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The movement of excess reactive nitrogen (Nr) from anthropogenic activities to natural ecosystems has been described as one of the most serious environmental threats facing modern society. One of the approaches for tracking this movement is the use of budgets that quantify fluxes. We constructed an Nr budget for Canada using measured and modeled values from the scientific literature, government databases, and data from new agri-environmental indicators, in order to produce information for policy makers and scientists to understand the major flows of nitrogen to allow a better assessment of risks to the Canadian environment. We divided the Canadian territory south of 60°N into areas dominated by natural ecosystems, as well as by agricultural and urban/industrial activities to evaluate Nr flows within, between, and out of these units. We show that Canada is a major exporter of Nr due to the availability of inexpensive commercial fertilizers. The large land area suitable for agriculture makes Canada a significant agricultural Nr exporter of both grain crops and livestock. Finally, Canada exports petroleum N mainly to the United States. Because of its location and prevailing atmospheric transport patterns, Canada is a net receptor of Nr air pollution from the United States, receiving approximately 20% of the Nr leaving the U.S. airshed. We found that overall, terrestrial natural ecosystems as well as the atmosphere are in balance between Nr inputs and outputs when all N reactive and nonreactive fluxes are included. However, when only reactive forms are considered, almost 50% of N entering the Canadian atmosphere cannot be accounted for and is assumed to be lost to the Atlantic and Arctic oceans or to unmeasured dry deposition. However, agricultural and freshwater landscapes are showing large differences between measured inputs and outputs of N as our data suggest that denitrification in soils and aquatic systems is larger than what models predict. Our work also shows that Canada is a major contributor to the global flow of nitrogen through commercial exports.

Clair, Thomas A.; Pelletier, Nathan; Bittman, Shabtai; Leip, Adrian; Arp, Paul; Moran, Michael D.; Dennis, Ian; Niemi, David; Sterling, Shannon; Drury, Craig F.; Yang, Jingyi

2014-11-01

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Student Government.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Materials for running a student government program at the junior high school level are provided in three general sections. Section 1 is a description of student government operations. Topics covered include student government responsibilities and activities, student council meeting procedures, parliamentary rules, responsibilities of the…

Morrow, Joyce

433

Canadian Pacific Railway Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Canadian Pacific Railway collection provides access to over 1500 images documenting the company's activities all around British Columbia from the 1880s to the 1950s. The pictures portray railway stations both urban and rural, along with images of workers, buildings, hotels, ships, and yards that were part of the railroad's vast empire. Visitors can click on the Collection area to get started and the search function is another good way to focus in on items of interest. Within the History tab is an elegant and well-developed essay on the company, complete with illustrative images while the Photographers section provides great insight into who exactly took these pictures. And, of course, casual users may just wish to click on the Gallery to get a sampling of the works that make up this archive.

2005-01-01

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The abortion battle: the Canadian scene.  

PubMed

In January 1988 the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the country's archaic abortion law on the ground that it imposed arbitrary delays and unfair disparities in access to abortion across the country. Since then, the conservative government of Canada has made a few attempts to introduce a new abortion policy, but it did not get passed in the parliament because the revised bills failed to protect women's right to 'life, liberty, and security of the person' within the meaning of the Canadian Charter. Canada has been without an abortion law for over four years and there has been a wide range of provincial policies and confusion in the country. Despite the legal vacuum, Canadian women are not frenziedly having abortions. However, the militancy of the anti-abortion groups has steadily intensified with continued assault on a woman's right to make reproductive choices. Since no law, short of banning abortions altogether, is going to satisfy abortion opponents, the abortion battle will rage on in Canada. PMID:8065237

Sachdev, P

1994-01-01

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40 CFR 1400.8 - Access to off-site consequence analysis information by Federal government officials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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2012-07-01

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40 CFR 1400.8 - Access to off-site consequence analysis information by Federal government officials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-07-01

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40 CFR 1400.8 - Access to off-site consequence analysis information by Federal government officials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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40 CFR 1400.8 - Access to off-site consequence analysis information by Federal government officials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-07-01

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40 CFR 1400.8 - Access to off-site consequence analysis information by Federal government officials.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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2014-07-01

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48 CFR 52.232-35 - Designation of Office for Government Receipt of Electronic Funds Transfer Information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...receive the Contractor's electronic funds transfer (EFT) information, in lieu of the payment office of this contract. (b) The Contractor shall send all EFT information, and any changes to EFT information to the office designated in...

2010-10-01

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48 CFR 52.232-35 - Designation of Office for Government Receipt of Electronic Funds Transfer Information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...receive the Contractor's electronic funds transfer (EFT) information, in lieu of the payment office of this contract. (b) The Contractor shall send all EFT information, and any changes to EFT information to the office designated in...

2011-10-01

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Extending Current Theories of Cross-Boundary Information Sharing and Integration: A Case Study of Taiwan e-Government  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information sharing and integration has long been considered an important approach for increasing organizational efficiency and performance. With advancements in information and communication technologies, sharing and integrating information across organizations becomes more attractive and practical to organizations. However, achieving…

Yang, Tung-Mou

2011-01-01

443

Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study (CASES) is an international effort under Canadian leadership to understand the biogeochemical and ecological consequences of sea ice variability and change on the Mackenzie Shelf. After an introduction to the program, this site lists the objectives of the program which covered the assessment of several potentials including the impact of increased UV radiation on biological productivity, the role of microheterotrophs and mesozooplankton in transforming particulate and dissolved matter on the shelf, the fluxes of particulate matter and carbon across the shelf to the deep basins, the distribution of riverine and airborne contaminants in the trophic web, and the potential impact of a reduction in ice habitat on birds and marine mammals. Objectives also included Physical and biological measurements that will be used to constrain and calibrate regional models of climate and ice dynamics in the western Canadian Arctic and biophysical models of the carbon flows on the Canadian Arctic shelf. The site offers links to descriptions of the scientific activities of both CASES 2002 and CASES 2003-2004, the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Amundsen, and the Schools On Board program, designed to interest Canadian high school students in Arctic studies. Most sections are enhanced by photographs and the site is also available in French.

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Canadian Micro-Mineral Association: ALKALI - NUTS  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website, created by the Canadian Micro-Mineral Association, furnishes information on the minerals and environments near Mont Saint-Hilaire (MSH) in Quebec, Canada. Students and educators can discover the physical characteristics, fluorescence, and the distribution and rarity of the hundreds of species of minerals found around MSH. Each description includes helpful images of the amazing minerals and environments. Users can learn about the two classification systems: Dana and Strunz. The site presents MSH-related current news, articles, and announcements. Users can also discover the meaning and origin of the term, ALKALI-NUTS.

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Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation Research Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is an excellent place to find resources and literature about Canadian climate changes. It is probably easiest to browse the listed topics for the national database; however, keyword searches are required to search any of the four other databases. Categories span nearly everything related to climate change, including agriculture, drought, erosion, forests, ice cover, precipitation, and species distribution, to name just a few. Search results contain basic information about the source (e.g., authors, abstract, etc.), and some have links to full text of research papers and journal articles.

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Just Plain Rhetoric? An Analysis of Mission Statements of Canadian Universities Identifying Their Verbal Commitments to Facilitating and Promoting Lifelong Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past decade, many government and policy documents have highlighted with greater urgency the need for lifelong learning. What do present mission statements of Canadian universities have to say regarding lifelong learning? In researching this question we analyzed the institutional mission statements of 58 Canadian universities to identify…

Kreber, Carolin; Mhina, Christine

2005-01-01

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Entrepreneurialism for Canadian Principals: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the various elements of Canadian educational entrepreneurialism as manifested yesterday, today, and tomorrow and in relation to the social and political influences of the time. This discussion is informed by the findings of the International Study of the Preparation of Principals (ISPP) and represents an expansion of the…

Scott, Shelleyann; Webber, Charles F.

2013-01-01

448

Polish Post-Secondary Vocational Schools and Canadian Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this dissertation was to compare Canadian community colleges with post-secondary vocational schools in Poland. The comparison concentrated upon programs in nursing, tourism and information technology delivered by the following three Polish schools Krakowska Szkola Medyczna, (Cracow, Poland), Policealne Studium Zawodowe, (Cracow,…

Butler, Norman L.

2005-01-01

449

Tenure Troubles and Equity Matters in Canadian Academe  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The focus of this article is the tenure review process in Canadian universities, a rigorous and high-stakes evaluation of junior academics that serves as a prime exemplar of "disciplining academics", our project's title. In-depth interviews in seven Ontario universities with 30 knowledgeable informants such as senior managers and faculty…

Acker, Sandra; Webber, Michelle; Smyth, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

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Bidi and Hookah Use Among Canadian Youth: Findings From the 2010 Canadian Youth Smoking Survey  

PubMed Central

Introduction Although cigarette use among Canadian youth has decreased significantly in recent years, alternative forms of tobacco use are becoming increasingly popular. Surveillance of youth tobacco use can help inform prevention programs by monitoring trends in risk behaviors. We examined the prevalence of bidi and hookah use and factors associated with their use among Canadian youth by using data from the 2010–2011 Youth Smoking Survey (YSS). Methods We analyzed YSS data from 28,416 students (2006–2007) and 31,396 students (2010–2011) in grades 9 through 12 to examine prevalence of bidi and hookah use. We conducted multivariate logistic regression analyses of 2010–2011 YSS data to examine factors associated with bidi and hookah use. Results From 2006 through 2010, prevalence of hookah use among Canadian youth increased by 6% (P = .02). Marijuana use emerged as a consistent predictor of bidi and hookah use. Males, youth of black, Latin, or other descent, and youth of Asian descent were more likely to use bidis (odds ratio [OR], 1.5; OR, 15.6; OR, 14.9) or hookah (OR, 1.3; OR, 2.4; OR, 1.5). Current cigarette smokers were more likely than nonsmokers to be current users of bidis (OR, 6.7) and hookahs (OR, 3.0), and occasional and frequent alcohol drinkers were also more likely than nondrinkers to be current hookah users (OR, 2.8; OR, 3.6). Conclusion Although bidi use has not changed significantly among Canadian youth, the increase in hookah use warrants attention. Understanding the factors associated with use of bidis and hookahs can inform the development of tobacco use prevention programs to address emerging at-risk youth populations. PMID:23660115

Czoli, Christine D; Rynard, Vicki

2013-01-01

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University of Toronto Governing Council  

E-print Network

fiVO AR BO R VELUT University of Toronto Governing Council W eb C opy POLICY ON INFORMATION of the Governing Council Room 106, Simcoe Hall 27 King's College Circle University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario M5S University of Toronto Governing Council--Web version 2 #12;

Boonstra, Rudy

452

Canadian alternative fuels activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Canada, along with Italy and New Zealand, promotes domestic natural gas as a motor vehicle fuel. Government grants and gas utility loan programs encourage conversion of commercial vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG) and the establishment of a network of public access refueling stations, where business is good. In addition to buses, alternative fuels activities include a 26-car ferry, locomotives,

McCoy

2009-01-01

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www.iisd.org/tkn 2012 The International Institute for Sustainable Development The Australian Government's  

E-print Network

Government's Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill: WTO implications Duncan Brack, Chatham House with Alexander C The Australian Government's Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill: WTO implications iiii © 2012 The International support from the Government of Canada, provided through the Canadian International Development Agency

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Reinventing Government.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Throughout all levels of American government, a shift is taking place from the rigid, wasteful, centralized bureaucracies of the industrial era to the more flexible, entrepreneurial, decentralized government needed to succeed in today's world. This shift has been brought about by an unprecedented, ongoing fiscal crisis that has created a sudden…

Osborne, David T.

1993-01-01

455

Remaking Governance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Policy Governance model's philosophical foundations lie in Rousseau's social contract, Greenleaf's servant-leadership, and modern management theory. Policy Governance stresses primacy of the owner-representative role; full-board authority; superintendents as chief executive officers; authoritative prescription of "ends," bounded freedom for…

Carver, John

2000-01-01

456

Government Debt  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper surveys the literature on the macroeconomic effects of government debt. It begins by discussing the data on debt and deficits, including the historical time series, measurement issues, and projections of future fiscal policy. The paper then presents the conventional theory of government debt, which emphasizes aggregate demand in the short run and crowding out in the long run.

Douglas W. Elmendorf; N. Gregory Mankiw

1998-01-01

457

Reinventing government  

Microsoft Academic Search

Both Clinton and Vice President Al Gore are committed to reinventing the federal government. To do so they will need more than a little help from Congress. But, if they succeed in turning the report's recommendations into reality, substantial change will occur in the way the federal government interacts with the chemical community in areas such as environmental and safety

D. J. Hanson; W. Lepkowski; J. R. Long; P. S. Zurer

1993-01-01

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40 CFR 2.309 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-07-01

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40 CFR 2.309 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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2014-07-01

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40 CFR 2.307 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-07-01

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Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-07-01

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40 CFR 2.304 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Safe Drinking Water Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-07-01

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40 CFR 2.304 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Safe Drinking Water Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-07-01

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Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in Canadian Jurisdictions  

PubMed Central

Climate change poses numerous risks to the health of Canadians. Extreme weather events, poor air quality, and food insecurity in northern regions are likely to increase along with the increasing incidence and range of infectious diseases. In this study we identify and characterize Canadian federal, provincial, territorial and municipal adaptation to these health risks based on publically available information. Federal health adaptation initiatives emphasize capacity building and gathering information to address general health, infectious disease and heat-related risks. Provincial and territorial adaptation is varied. Quebec is a leader in climate change adaptation, having a notably higher number of adaptation initiatives reported, addressing almost all risks posed by climate change in the province, and having implemented various adaptation types. Meanwhile, all other Canadian provinces and territories are in the early stages of health adaptation. Based on publically available information, reported adaptation also varies greatly by municipality. The six sampled Canadian regional health authorities (or equivalent) are not reporting any adaptation initiatives. We also find little relationship between the number of initiatives reported in the six sampled municipalities and their provinces, suggesting that municipalities are adapting (or not adapting) autonomously. PMID:25588156

Austin, Stephanie E.; Ford, James D.; Berrang-Ford, Lea; Araos, Malcolm; Parker, Stephen; Fleury, Manon D.

2015-01-01

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22 CFR 126.5 - Canadian exemptions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...and permanent resident registered in Canada in accordance with the Canadian Defense Production Act, and such other Canadian Crown Corporations identified by the Department of State in a list of such persons publicly available through the Internet Web...

2014-04-01

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22 CFR 126.5 - Canadian exemptions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...and permanent resident registered in Canada in accordance with the Canadian Defense Production Act, and such other Canadian Crown Corporations identified by the Department of State in a list of such persons publicly available through the Internet Web...

2013-04-01

468

How Should Canadian Literature Be Taught?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the rationale for and several approaches to teaching Canadian literature, including a cultural and regional approach to Canadian literature, a comparative approach, and a language study approach. (HTH)

Colborne, Garnet

1981-01-01

469

Pan-Canadian Study of Reading Volumes  

Cancer.gov

Pan Pan - -Canadian Study of Canadian Study of Reading Volumes Reading Volumes Andrew J. Coldman Diane Major Gregory Doyle Yulia D’yachkova Norm Phillips Jay Onysko Rene Shumak Norah Smith Nancy Wadden Measuring Radiologist Skill Measuring Radiologist

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Qualitative evaluation of the Canadian Fabry Disease Initiative  

PubMed Central

Background: In late 2005, the federal and provincial governments responded to an increasing demand from physicians and their patients with Fabry disease for access to enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). This response took the form of a nationwide clinical research study, the Canadian Fabry Disease Initiative (CFDI). Patients who enrolled as participants in this longitudinal study received 1 of 2 ERT treatments. The present study used a qualitative evaluative approach to describe the perspectives of various key stakeholders regarding the CFDI and its potential as a model for providing access to expensive drugs for rare diseases. Methods: The CFDI was evaluated from the perspectives of 4 groups of key informants: patients, CFDI investigators, policy-makers and pharmaceutical manufacturers. The qualitative methods strategy used for the study involved semistructured interviews, a holistic-inductive design and content analysis. Results: Eighteen participants were interviewed. The study revealed that stakeholders held the following perceptions about the CFDI. The CFDI was created as a response to a drug reimbursement problem in Canada. Through specialist physicians, the CFDI has provided ERT to patients with Fabry disease across the country. The CFDI established a national database for collecting and monitoring the incidence of Fabry disease and information about ERT. The CFDI represented a collaborative effort among the various stakeholders (federal, provincial, pharmaceutical), but no stakeholder group thought that the CFDI was the correct response to the need for access to ERT. Finally, the CFDI can and should be redesigned, through modification of either its governing structure or its outcome goals. Discussion: The CFDI was a prototype for sharing the costs of expensive therapies for rare diseases. It has provided ERT to many patients with Fabry disease for several years. However, it was poorly designed to meet its outcome goals and has been unable to provide therapy to all individuals with the disease. Therefore, many stakeholders saw this initiative as an inappropriate solution. Conclusions: The CFDI has not met the expectations of key informant groups and some modifications may be necessary. A registry study might better accomplish the CFDI's original goals of providing access to treatment, gathering data and monitoring patients' progress. PMID:23509529

Embrett, Mark; MacKinnon, Neil J.

2012-01-01

471

Renewing governance.  

PubMed

Globalization's profound influence on social and political institutions need not be negative. Critics of globalization have often referred to the "Impossible Trinity" because decision-making must 1. respect national sovereignty, 2. develop and implement firm regulation, and 3. allow capital markets to be as free as possible. To many, such goals are mutually exclusive because history conditions us to view policy-making and governance in traditional molds. Thus, transnational governance merely appears impossible because current forms of governance were not designed to provide it. The world needs new tools for governing, and its citizens must seize the opportunity to help develop them. The rise of a global society requires a greater level of generality and inclusion than is found in most policy bodies today. Politicians need to re-examine key assumptions about government. States must develop ways to discharge their regulatory responsibilities across borders and collaborate with neighboring jurisdictions, multilateral bodies, and business. Concepts such as multilateralism and tripartism show great promise. Governments must engage civil society in the spirit of shared responsibility and democratic decision-making. Such changes will result in a renewal of the state's purpose and better use of international resources and expertise in governance. PMID:17208717

Loos, Gregory P

2003-01-01

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Early Retirement: The Cost to Canadian Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined effects of early retirement plans (ERP) at Canadian Universities. In response to current conditions within Canadian universities and a Canadian Supreme Court decision upholding mandatory retirement requirements, many universities have sought to encourage faculty retirement through ERPs. In order to study the cost of such programs,…

Jefferson, Anne L.

473

Basic Skills Deficiencies in the Canadian Workforce.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to this report, many Canadians lack basic skills of literacy and numeracy. As many as 6.9 million Canadian adults, or 1 of every 6 working Canadians, may require some literacy training. This paper outlines the extent of illiteracy and innumeracy in Canada and presents an overview of actions being taken alone or in partnerships by…

Crooks, Catherine Marguerite

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Canadian Atlas Map Bundle Data Creator /  

E-print Network

Title: Canadian Atlas Map Bundle Data Creator / Copyright Owner: DMTI Spatial Inc. Publisher: DMTI Coverage Date(s): N/A Updates: N/A Abstract: The Canadian Atlas Map Bundle consists of the National Atlas and GIS Librarian (gislib@yorku.ca) Citation: DMTI Spatial Inc. " Canadian Atlas Map Bundle" [electronic

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Canadian guidelines for chronic rhinosinusitis  

PubMed Central

Abstract Objective To provide a clinical summary of the Canadian clinical practice guidelines for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) that includes recommendations relevant for family physicians. Quality of evidence Guideline authors performed a systematic literature search and drafted recommendations. Recommendations received both strength of evidence and strength of recommendation ratings. Input from external content experts was sought, as was endorsement from Canadian medical societies (Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada, Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, and Family Physicians Airways Group of Canada). Main message Diagnosis of CRS is based on type and duration of symptoms and an objective finding of inflammation of the nasal mucosa or paranasal sinuses. Chronic rhinosinusitis is categorized based on presence or absence of nasal polyps, and this distinction leads to differences in treatment. Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps is treated with intranasal corticosteroids. Antibiotics are recommended when symptoms indicate infection (pain or purulence). For CRS without nasal polyps, intranasal corticosteroids and second-line antibiotics (ie, amoxicillin– clavulanic acid combinations or fluoroquinolones with enhanced Gram-positive activity) are recommended. Saline irrigation, oral steroids, and allergy testing might be appropriate. Failure of response should prompt consideration of alternative diagnoses and referral to an otolaryngologist. Patients undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery require postoperative treatment and follow-up. Conclusion The Canadian guidelines provide diagnosis and treatment approaches based on the current understanding of the disease and available evidence. Additionally, the guidelines provide the expert opinion of a diverse group of practice and academic experts to help guide clinicians where evidence is sparse. PMID:24336538

Kaplan, Alan

2013-01-01

476

Canadian Institute for Climate Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Canadian Institute for Climate Studies, created by the Meteorological Service of Canada and the Province of British Columbia, investigates the variability and potential change of climate systems and applies this knowledge to decision making in the public and private sectors. This expansive website illustrates the research pursuits of the four divisions: Climate Scenarios, Climate Applications, Management of Climate Related Research, and Outreach and Education Initiatives. Researchers can discover the Climate Research Network's efforts to develop computer models of climate systems that incorporate landscape effects and the role of clouds, aerosols, and radiation. Interested visitors can also learn about membership options and how to obtain Canadian climate data.

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Mandatory reflection: the Canadian reconstitution of the competent nurse.  

PubMed

Over the past two decades, the competency movement has been gathering momentum internationally within the ranks of professional nursing. It can be argued that this momentum is in response to government initiatives aimed at improving consistency in workforce training and accreditation, and fostering national and international portability of qualifications. At the same time, the competency movement has provided the opportunity for regulators, service providers and government to develop mechanisms to reconstitute competent nurses as accountable, self-regulating subjects and to monitor this transformation in particular ways. The ways in which competencies have been taken up to do this transforming work in Canada are unique and deserving of some detailed description and analysis. We argue that Canadian nursing regulatory authorities have chosen to view competence as the rehearsal of ethical attributes consonant with the professional role, as opposed to the enactment of skilled conduct. As a result, reflective practices rather than skill and knowledge have become the cornerstone of nursing competency formulation and review. We argue that this distinctly Canadian approach to competency serves three ends. First, it privileges the "attribute" element of the nursing competency model and side steps the ever-problematic "nursing knowledge" issue; second, self-surveillance by nurses shifts the onus for professional development from industry to the individual; and third, it concedes responsibility for skill assessment by the regulatory authorities to industry control, leaving employers free to determine skill base and skill mix requirements for practice. Finally, we argue that the reflective component of the regulatory framework for Canadian nurses radically fails as a tool for auditing quality and assessing competency. Rather, it functions as a governmental practice that furthers the deregulatory and economic rationalist aims of the Canadian health reform agenda. PMID:15601413

Nelson, Sioban; Purkis, Mary Ellen

2004-12-01

478

Canadian Chiropractic Resources Databank (CCRD): a profile of Canadian chiropractors  

PubMed Central

Objective: To establish a data bank which will serve as a comprehensive inventory of data and document practical information on Canada’s licensed chiropractors and to produce a summary report of this information. Design: A national census mail survey. Setting: Canada. The survey administration timeline during which information was collected was the period of August 1995 to July 1996. Participants: All chiropractors licensed to practice chiropractic in Canada, excluding chiropractors practising in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. A total of 4,246 questionnaires were mailed, of which 121 were ineligible. There were 2,905 valid responses (response rate 70.4%). Main outcome measures: Background information (demographics), professional activity, educational, training and affiliations, practice characteristics, finances and income. Results: Background information: 82.8% of all respondents were male. On January 1, 1997, the mean age of all respondents was 41.9 years. 88.6% of all respondents were born in Canada and 74.8% graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. The mean number of years in practice by all respondents was 13.7 years. 17.5% of all respondents had more than one practice location. Professional activity: A total of 96.2% of the respondents were active chiropractors (a chiropractor in active practice was one whose level of activity was self-described as full-time, part-time or semi-retired and who was in practice at least 10 hours per week). 85% reported being in full-time practice, 8.7% in part-time practice and 2.5% reported being semi-retired. Full-time chiropractors reported working on average 41.3 hours per week, 49.1 weeks per year and receiving 158.6 total patient visits per week. Active chiropractors reported spending on average 75.1% of their work time on direct patient care. 39.6% of active chiropractors reported that their practice had decreased over the last three years (in terms of number of patient visits). Education, training and affiliations: 42.1% of all respondents had obtained a baccalaureate degree prior to attending chiropractic college. 3.7% of all respondents held a CCA recognized specialty certification. 15.5% of all respondents held a certification or were registered to practice naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, massage therapy or other related discipline. Practice Characteristics: 69.1% of active chiropractors reported being in sole proprietorship, and 85.3% reported working in a private chiropractic office. On an aggregate basis, active chiropractors reported using diversified techniques on 77.3% of their patients. Chiropractors in active practice reported treating on average 86.3% of their patients for primary conditions of a neuromusculoskeletal nature. Active chiropractors reported that their current patients were their greatest source of patient referrals, accounting for on average 58.5% of all their patients. Finances and Income: In provinces with public insurance for chiropractic services (Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia) active chiropractors reported deriving on average 39.7% of their practice income from the provincial plan, 44.7% directly from the patient, 9.6% from a third party payer and 6.1% from workers’ compensation boards. 56.2% of active chiropractors reported a gross annual practice income of less than $150,000 whereas 14.1% reported earning $250,000 or more. 49.5% of active chiropractors reported a net annual practice income of less than $60,000 whereas 21.4% reported earning $100,000 or more. In aggregate, active chiropractors reported that 37.3% of their patients exhausted their public insurance coverage for chiropractic care (in provinces where public insurance is available), and of those patients 35.3% discontinued care. Conclusions: This report is a first attempt to document a statistical portrait of Canada’s chiropractors. The report has been prepared by using data derived from the Canadian Chiropractic Resource Databank (CCRD), a data bank (housed at the CCA) which now holds a comprehensive inv

Kopansky-Giles, Deborah; Papadopoulos, Costa

1997-01-01

479

Canadian High School Athletics and the Saga of Continuing Gender Discrimination  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In most Canadian jurisdictions, high school athletics are still governed by outdated and sexist views about participation. The author argues that the current approach is discriminatory and violates human rights laws. In addition, a careful analysis of the jurisprudence reveals a host of specious arguments that keeps athletically talented female…

Clarke, Paul T.

2013-01-01

480

Postsecondary Education and Canadian Federalism: Or How To Predict the Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores how, for a student of Canadian federalism and postsecondary education, one theme that keeps recurring is the number of times these two dimensions of public policy have been connected; over and over again, changes in the governance and financing of education, and especially postsecondary or higher education, have presaged more general…

Cameron, David M.

2001-01-01

481

Canadians Speak on Innovation and Learning=Les Canadiens, L'Innovation et L'Apprentissage.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication captures the thoughts, suggestions, and concerns Canadians expressed through an engagement process on behalf of the Government of Canada to animate discussion on Canada's innovation and learning challenges. The chapters provide summaries of what different groups had to say in relation to these key challenge areas and themes set…

2003

482

Communication and Control in the Canadian North: The Role of Interactive Satellites.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1972 the Canadian government launched its first domestic communications satellite, Anik A, which relays direct broadcast television and telephone messages to northern communities. The impact of television on Inuit life has raised issues and concerns pertaining to native language broadcasting, media access and control, and cultural identity…

Valaskakis, Gail G.

483

“Blogs I Read”: Partisanship and Party Loyalty in the Canadian Political Blogosphere  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article builds upon current hyperlink mapping research to determine the degree of party loyalty and partisanship in the Canadian political blogosphere. The article develops a hyperlink-based method of determining blogger endorsements as a means of tracking cross-party recommendations. The article concludes that bloggers affiliated with the governing Conservative Party of Canada exhibit the most cohesive ideological and party loyal

Greg Elmer; Ganaele Langlois; Zachary Devereaux; Peter Malachy Ryan; Fenwick McKelvey; Joanna Redden; A. Brady Curlew

2009-01-01

484

41 CFR 301-70.907 - What information must we report on the use of Government aircraft to carry senior Federal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...report on the use of Government aircraft to carry...Travel Regulation System TEMPORARY DUTY...Agencies That Own or Hire Government Aircraft for Travel...see the “U.S. Government Aircraft Cost Accounting Guide,”...

2013-07-01

485

41 CFR 301-70.907 - What information must we report on the use of Government aircraft to carry senior Federal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...report on the use of Government aircraft to carry...Travel Regulation System TEMPORARY DUTY...Agencies That Own or Hire Government Aircraft for Travel...see the “U.S. Government Aircraft Cost Accounting Guide,”...

2010-07-01

486

41 CFR 301-70.907 - What information must we report on the use of Government aircraft to carry senior Federal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...report on the use of Government aircraft to carry...Travel Regulation System TEMPORARY DUTY...Agencies That Own or Hire Government Aircraft for Travel...see the “U.S. Government Aircraft Cost Accounting Guide,”...

2012-07-01

487

Electronic Dissemination of Government Publications  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These two reports from federal agencies look at the future of free government information in the digital age. Since its establishment in 1861, the US Government Printing Office (GPO) has been responsible for printing key government documents from all three branches of the federal government, which are disseminated to the public via a network of over 1,300 federal depository libraries, in a variety of formats, including print and, increasingly, electronic. This centralized system of dissemination has been weakening in recent years as more and more government information is available at agency Websites. While there are many advantages to Web-accessible government information -- it is more searchable, available at all times of day without travelling, and may be less expensive for the government to produce -- there is a down side as well -- some segments of the US population cannot use electronic government documents, the explosion of information on the Internet makes government documents harder to find, and issues of authenticity and longevity have yet to be addressed. The first report, from the Government Accounting Office (GAO), studies the impact of providing documents solely in electronic format, and hypothesizes on what could be gained if some of the functions of the GPO were taken over by the Library of Congress.

2001-01-01

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A Community Jury on PSA screening: what do well-informed men want the government to do about prostate cancer screening—a qualitative analysis  

PubMed Central

Objective Cancer screening policies and programmes should take account of public values and concerns. This study sought to determine the priorities, values and concerns of men who were ‘fully informed’ about the benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening; and empirically examine the value of a community jury in eliciting public values on PSA screening. Setting Community jury was convened on the Gold Coast, Queensland (Australia) to consider PSA screening benefits and harms, and whether government campaigns on PSA screening should be conducted. Participants 27 men (volunteers) aged 50–70 with no personal history of prostate cancer and willing to attend jury 6–7 April 2013: 12 were randomly allocated to jury (11 attended). Outcome measures A qualitative analysis was conducted of the jury deliberations (audio-recorded and transcribed) to elicit the jury's views and recommendations. A survey determined the impact of the jury process on participants’ individual testing decisions compared with control group. Results The jury concluded governments should not invest in programmes focused on PSA screening directed at the public because the PSA test did not offer sufficient reassurance or benefit and could raise unnecessary alarm. It recommended an alternative programme to support general practitioners to provide patients with better quality and more consistent information about PSA screening. After the jury, participants were less likely to be tested in the future compared with the controls, but around half said they would still consider doing so. Conclusions The jury's unanimous verdict about government programmes was notable in the light of their divergent views on whether or not they would be screened themselves in the future. Community juries provide valuable insights into the priorities and concerns of men weighing up the benefits and harms of PSA screening. It will be important to assess the degree to which the findings are generalisable to other settings. PMID:24785399

Rychetnik, Lucie; Doust, Jenny; Thomas, Rae; Gardiner, Robert; MacKenzie, Geraldine; Glasziou, Paul

2014-01-01

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Governance and Risk Management of Network and Information Security: The Role of Public Private Partnerships in Managing the Existing and Emerging Risks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Globalisation and new technology has opened the gates to more security risks. As the strategic importance of communication networks and information increased, threats to the security and safety of communication infrastructures, as well as information stored in and/or transmitted increased significantly. The development of the self replicating programmes has become a nightmare for Internet users. Leading companies, strategic organisations were not immune to attacks; they were also "hacked" and overtaken by intruders. Incidents of recent years have also shown that national/regional crisis may also trigger cyber attacks at large scale. Experts forecast that cyber wars are likely to take the stage as tension mounts between developed societies. New risks such as cyber-attacks, network terrorism and disintegration of traditional infrastructures has somewhat blurred the boundaries of operation and control. This paper seeks to consider the risk management and governance and looking more specifically at implications for emerging economies.

Navare, Jyoti; Gemikonakli, Orhan

490

Eye Injuries in Canadian Racquet Sports  

PubMed Central

Racquet sports eye injuries have increased steadily in recent years. To determine the magnitude of the problem, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) Athletic Eye Injury Committee has sent questionnaires to COS members since 1976 to be completed for all racquet sports eye injuries treated. In the first year of the questionnaire 48 injuries were reported, including three legally blind eyes. From July 1978 to May 1981, 154 squash and 91 racquetball eye injuries were reported. Half the injured players required hospitalization and surgery was frequent; some players had permanent vision loss. These findings led to assessment of available eye protectors. Open-type protectors can be penetrated by balls and some closed-type protectors are not sufficiently sturdy. Steps are underway to write a Canadian standard for racquet sports eye protectors. Meanwhile the public must be informed of the danger of racquet sports eye injuries and the importance of wearing closed-type protectors. ImagesFig. 1Fig. 2Fig. 3Fig. 4Fig. 5Fig. 6 PMID:21286105

Pashby, Thomas J.; Bishop, Patrick J.; Easterbrook, W. Michael

1982-01-01

491

An inventory of undiscovered Canadian mineral resources  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Unit regional value (URV) and unit regional weight are area standardized measures of the expected value and quantity, respectively, of the mineral resources of a region. Estimation and manipulation of the URV statistic is the basis of an approach to mineral resource evaluation. Estimates of the kind and value of exploitable mineral resources yet to be discovered in the provinces of Canada are used as an illustration of the procedure. The URV statistic is set within a previously developed model wherein geology, as measured by point counting geologic maps, is related to the historical record of mineral resource production of well-developed regions of the world, such as the 50 states of the U.S.A.; these may be considered the training set. The Canadian provinces are related to this training set using geological information obtained in the same way from geologic maps of the provinces. The desired predictions of yet to be discovered mineral resources in the Canadian provinces arise as a consequence. The implicit assumption is that regions of similar geology, if equally well developed, will produce similar weights and values of mineral resources.

Labovitz, M. L.; Griffiths, J. C.

1982-01-01

492

M-government: Opportunities and Challenges to Deliver Mobile Government Services in Developing Countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile Government (m-Government) is the use of mobile technologies within the government administration to deliver public services to citizens and firms. It is quickly emerging as the new frontier of service delivery, and transforming government by making public services more accessible to citizens. Governments in developing countries are increasingly making efforts to provide more access to information and services for

Desta Mengistu; Hangjung Zo; Jae Jeung Rho

2009-01-01

493

The Magic of Canadian Wilderness  

Microsoft Academic Search

An exploration of the relationship of Indian legends and myths of fabulous beings to Canadian fiction reveals an important literary development in the presentation of wilderness. This development may most clearly be expressed by the image of the Sasquatch running into the mind of \\

Shannon P. Grattan

1982-01-01

494

Universal values of Canadian astronauts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Values are desirable, trans-situational goals, varying in importance, that guide behavior. Research has demonstrated that universal values may alter in importance as a result of major life events. The present study examines the effect of spaceflight and the demands of astronauts' job position as life circumstances that affect value priorities. We employed thematic content analysis for references to Schwartz's well-established value markers in narratives (media interviews, journals, and pre-flight interviews) of seven Canadian astronauts and compared the results to the values of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Russian Space Agency (RKA) astronauts. Space flight did alter the level of importance of Canadian astronauts' values. We found a U-shaped pattern for the values of Achievement and Tradition before, during, and after flight, and a linear decrease in the value of Stimulation. The most frequently mentioned values were Achievement, Universalism, Security, and Self-Direction. Achievement and Self Direction are also within the top 4 values of all other astronauts; however, Universalism was significantly higher among the Canadian astronauts. Within the value hierarchy of Canadian astronauts, Security was the third most frequently mentioned value, while it is in seventh place for all other astronauts. Interestingly, the most often mentioned value marker (sub-category) in this category was Patriotism. The findings have important implications in understanding multi-national crew relations during training, flight, and reintegration into society.

Brcic, Jelena; Della-Rossa, Irina

2012-11-01

495

Congestion pricing of Canadian airports  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Under congestion pricing, Canadian airports would annually save between $72 and $105 million. Social costs per landing and takeoff decrease about $300 at Toronto and Vancouver and $50 at Calgary and Montreal. Slot constraints fail to eliminate this airport congestion. Congestion prices are lower on average than existing weight-based prices. Current airport capacity accommodates at least five more years

Joseph I. Daniel

2011-01-01

496

Canadian Postcolonialism: Recovering British Roots  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The field of Postcolonial Studies is one of the academic fashions that has arisen in an attempt to amend or replace radical theories of social power since the alleged discrediting of Marxism. The Canadian case is more ambiguous. Postcolonialism, already an essentially contested concept, is especially conflicted where Canada is concerned. Canada…

Doughty, Howard A.

2005-01-01

497

The Canadian Galactic Plane Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Canadian Galactic Plane Survey (CGPS) is a project to combine radio, millimeter, and infrared surveys of the Galactic plane to provide arcminute-scale images of all major components of the interstellar medium over a large portion of the Galactic disk. We describe in detail the observations for the low-frequency component of the CGPS, the radio surveys carried out at the

A. R. Taylor; S. J. Gibson; M. Peracaula; P. G. Martin; T. L. Landecker; C. M. Brunt; P. E. Dewdney; S. M. Dougherty; A. D. Gray; L. A. Higgs; C. R. Kerton; L. B. G. Knee; R. Kothes; C. R. Purton; B. Uyaniker; B. J. Wallace; A. G. Willis; D. Durand

2003-01-01

498

The Languages of Italian Canadians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the transplantation of dialects of Italian abroad, particularly to Canada. Argues that any discussion of the language of immigrants from Italy has to start from the premise that they brought their dialect, not Italian, to their new home. Conclusions indicate that "Italo-Canadian" shares many linguistic characteristics with popular Italian…

Vizmuller-Zocco, Jana

1995-01-01

499

The 1998 Canadian Contraception Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the 1998 Canadian Contraception Study, a mailed survey which asked women about contraceptive practices past, present, and future (including use of oral contraceptives, condoms, and sterilization); familiarity with and opinion about different contraception methods; and general sexual and reproductive health. The paper also examines…

Fisher, William A.; Boroditsky, Richard; Bridges, Martha L.

1999-01-01

500

Job satisfaction among Canadian orthodontists  

Microsoft Academic Search

Job satisfaction has been well researched for many professions, including general dentistry. The job satisfaction of orthodontists has not been adequately studied. The aims of this study were to describe job satisfaction among orthodontists and to determine characteristics associated with job satisfaction in the profession. A self-administered, anonymous survey was mailed to Canadian orthodontists. It included a modified version of

Stephen F Roth; Giseon Heo; Connie Varnhagen; Kenneth E Glover; Paul W Major

2003-01-01