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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.

1999-01-01

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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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The Impact of the Introduction of Web Information Systems (WIS) on Information Policies: An Analysis of the Canadian Federal Government Policies Related to WIS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents results of an analysis of the Canadian federal government information policies that govern its Web information systems (WIS) that was conducted to better understand how the government has adapted its information policies to the WIS. Discusses results that indicate new policies have been crafted to take into account the WIS context.…

Dufour, Christine; Bergeron, Pierette

2002-01-01

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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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Recent Canadian Government Publications in Microform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This biennial survey of microformatted Canadian government publications highlights the diverse publications of Micromedia Ltd., the National Library of Canada, Public Archives of Canada, and Statistics Canada. Technical reports of a federal government department--Fisheries and Oceans--patent literature, and archival materials are noted. Eight…

Luebbe, Mary

1983-01-01

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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.

2008-09-17

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Canadian Experience with Watershed Protection and Governance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper will survey the status of watersheds in the Canadian legislative and regulatory framework at the federal and provincial levels. While some watershed-oriented regimes such as Conservation Authorities in the province of Ontario have been in place for a number of decades there have been numerous recent developments. These have been encouraged in part by source water protection planning

Jamie Benidickson

2012-01-01

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

E-print Network

and forwarding the reputation of the University, university leadership, and members of the university community for UBC and Canadian universities Mission Nationally recognized influential builders of relationships, doing so to advance our position as a national leader in university government relations Forward

Handy, Todd C.

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Canadian items for the WAIS-R information subtest  

Microsoft Academic Search

The WAIS-R Intelligence test, plus Canadian replacement items for biased American items in the Information Subtest, was administered to three subgroups of the Canadian population. It was pointed out that when the ten American items are used while testing Canadian population subgroups a cultural bias occurs. That is, Canadians have more difficulty than their American counterparts with these items. Seven

DOUGLAS P. BOER; GEORGE M. PUGH

1988-01-01

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Information System Issues Facing Canadian Small Business  

Microsoft Academic Search

A national survey of small Canadian firms was conducted using the Delphi technique. Major information systems issues were identified including 1) using IS for competitive advantage; 2) improving IS project management practices and 3) improving the effectiveness of software development. It appears that small firms are lagging large firms where the technology is concerned, but are similar on conceptual issues.

Carol E. Pollard; Stephen C. Hayne

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Open government information awareness  

E-print Network

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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The Role of the Canadian Government in Industrial Energy Conservation  

E-print Network

conservation we have maintained the traditional cooperative relationship between government and industry in Canada and have been able to manage a successful energy conservation program with a minimum of government intervention and bureaucracy. Industry sets...

Godin, M. A.

1980-01-01

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Governance, Globalization, and Political Economy: Perspectives from Canadian Adult Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The concept of governance has become increasingly popular over the past 15 years signifying its growing acceptance in a number of key sectors of society. Is governance a neutral term that is merely a synonym for government, or does it signify a shift to neoliberalism? Working from a political-economy perspective, this article will explore the…

Sumner, Jennifer

2008-01-01

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Informal Learning of Seniors in Canadian Society. NALL Working Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Informal learning by Canadian seniors was examined through semi-structured interviews with a purposefully selected group of 51 older Canadians (28 women and 23) who ranged in age from 58 to 95 years (average age, 73.7). All were retired or semi-retired, and all had engaged in several learning projects over the previous year in topics such as the…

Fisher, Margaret

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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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Information Governance Freedom of Information Request Form  

E-print Network

Information Governance Freedom of Information Request Form foi@salford.ac.uk http://www.infogov.salford.ac.uk Details of the applicant Name: Address: Post code: Tel. No.: Email: Description of information requested Please provide a description of the information you would like to receive, please be as specific

Romano, Daniela

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Canadians' level of confidence in their sources of nutrition information.  

PubMed

North Americans have a great interest in health and nutrition. However, because sources of nutrition information are vast, the quality of the information varies. We explored the potential benefit of segmenting the Canadian population by geographical location and age in determining the principal sources of nutrition information and level of confidence in these sources. A survey was posted on the Dietitians of Canada website: subjects indicated how frequently they used different healthy eating sources and their level of confidence in the various sources. A total of 870 questionnaires were retained. Magazines, books, the Internet, food labels, and brochures were the most frequently used sources of information. Analyses indicated differences between geographic areas in the use of the media (radio, newspaper, television), dietitians, and naturopaths as sources of nutrition information (p<0.05), and between seven age groups (<18 to 65+ years) in the use of the media (p<0.05). Respondents reported being very confident about nutrition information received from dietitians, physicians, books, the government, and nurses, with some differences occurring between geographic areas (p<0.05). PMID:16159410

Marquis, Marie; Dubeau, Caroline; Thibault, Isabelle

2005-01-01

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A Historical Overview of the Canadian Federal Government's Student Financial Assistance Policies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a history of the Canadian government's involvement in helping postsecondary students with their educational costs. Addresses the post-war years, growth of loan programs in the 1960s, increased loan limits and interest relief in the 1980s, reworked loan programs and the introduction of tax credits in the 1990s, and reexamination of…

Kirby, Dale

2003-01-01

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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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Canadian News Media and the Cultural Dynamics of Multilevel Climate Governance, 1997-2010 2013 CSA, session "The Sociology of Climate Change"  

E-print Network

Canadian News Media and the Cultural Dynamics of Multilevel Climate Governance, 1997-2010 2013 CSA and negotiate Canadian involvement in multi-level climate governance. #12;Canadian News Media and the Cultural). Through media access, key actors do the cultural work of negotiating multi-level climate governance

Pulfrey, David L.

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Competitive intelligence information and innovation in small Canadian firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper seeks to examine the relationship between the number of competitive intelligence (CI) information topics used by small Canadian firms and their innovation performance, measured by the number of newly launched products, processes and services. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A CI information framework was applied including 42 information topics classified into four groups, i.e. industry, competitors, customers and firm.

Stoyan Tanev; Tony Bailetti

2008-01-01

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The Informed Political Participation of Young Canadians and Americans  

E-print Network

Political knowledge is an important precondition of voting and other forms of political participation. Both knowledge and participation have declined among young people in many industrialized democracies. Comparative analysis is important for understanding the causes of these declines and proposing reforms. This paper is based on the results of CIRCLE’s Civic and Political Health of the Nation Survey (2006) and a Canadian survey designed to be comparable conducted that same year. The results indicate that knowledge is indeed a correlate of participation; that American young people have troubling gaps in political knowledge, even compared to their Canadian peers. In Canada, especially in Quebec, political knowledge and participation among young people correlate with traditional political processes (such as party membership and mobilization), whereas in the United States, the link is stronger with voluntary, nonpartisan activity such as community service. Indeed, the US often relies on a Tocquevillian idea that nonpartisan civil society is the seedbed for political participation; civic engagement programs for young people often emphasize service rather than political knowledge. The paper suggests that this is an inadequate approach, especially if the goal is to increase the political participation of youth who can be categorized as “potential political dropouts. ” Young people in Quebec are in a school environment where discussing politics is the norm – unlike elsewhere in North America, but more like Europe. The paper recommends that North Americans look in particular at Scandinavia, where government programs subsidize newspapers and otherwise encourage the dissemination of political information targeted especially to less advantaged youth and adults. www.civicyouth.org

Henry Milner; Université De Montréal

2008-01-01

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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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INFORMATION SECURITY GOVERNANCE: A CALL TO ACTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

The road to information security goes through corporate governance. America cannot solve its cyber security challenges by delegating them to government officials or CIOs. The best way to strengthen US information security is to treat it as a corporate governance issue that requires the attention of Boards and CEOs. The Corporate Governance Task Force was formed in December 2003 to

F. William Conner; Arthur W. Coviello

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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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Title: Canadian Soil Information System (CanSIS) Data Creator /  

E-print Network

supported Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada by building the National Soil DataBase (NSDB). NSDB is set: Data is available on the web via CanSIS. Citation: Canada. Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaTitle: Canadian Soil Information System (CanSIS) Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Ministry

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Biographical Information and Other Government Secrets  

Microsoft Academic Search

Government librarians use a variety of sources beyond the usual who's whos to locate biographical information on American and foreign diplomats, international figures, and American government officials. These sources include on-line services, monographs and back files, the card catalog, State Department and CIA publications, other government documents, and trade publications. In addition, telephone contacts are often useful. Lists of CIA

Lucinda D. Conger

1981-01-01

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Can the government really help? Online information for women experiencing violence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Domestic violence against women is a significant social and public health problem that requires a varied social service response for abused women and their children. Increasingly, this service response includes online sources and resources. Using content analysis methods, we examined the Canadian provincial E-Government response to providing information to women exposed to domestic violence. Our overarching question was “if an

C. Nadine Wathen; Sandra McKeown

2010-01-01

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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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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.

2002-01-01

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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.; Evangelista, Ernie.

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 impact of Canadian Patent Policy and Information Technology (IT) on Canadian Patent Office operations and on Canadian use of patent information from 1980 to 2005  

Microsoft Academic Search

Canadian Patent Policy and practice evolved under the influence of British and American policy and practice. In 1989 Canada entered into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States and the Canadian Patent Act was updated to reflect international patent practice. In 1992 the TechSource project was started in order to automate Canadian Patent operations in harmony with Trilateral

Don McMaster

2007-01-01

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32 CFR 2001.54 - Foreign government information.  

...foreign government information provided in confidence. In order to assure the protection...foreign government information provided in confidence (e.g., foreign government “Restricted...Designated,” or unclassified provided in confidence), such information must...

2014-07-01

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32 CFR 2001.54 - Foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...and transmittal of foreign government Top Secret information. Reproduction...and destruction of foreign government Secret information. Other records...required by the originator. Secret foreign government information may be...

2011-07-01

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32 CFR 2001.54 - Foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...and transmittal of foreign government Top Secret information. Reproduction...and destruction of foreign government Secret information. Other records...required by the originator. Secret foreign government information may be...

2012-07-01

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Science, government, and information: 1988 perspective.  

PubMed Central

Twenty-five years have passed since the appearance of Science, Government, and Information (SGI), the 1963 report by the President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC). The Information Analysis Center, which was prominently recommended in SGI, has not become a central element of the information system. Instead automation, which was only beginning in 1963, has become dominant. Though extreme automation may be appropriate for those activities that are time constrained, it may lead to clogged information channels for those scientific activities for which time is less important than depth of understanding. PMID:2720202

Weinberg, A M

1989-01-01

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Effects of Canadianization of American-biased items on the WAIS and WAIS-R information subtests  

Microsoft Academic Search

101 Canadian 17–58 yr olds completed the standard version of the WAIS Information subtest or a version in which 8 items with an American content bias had been altered to improve face validity for Canadian test takers. Since \\

Claudio Violato

1984-01-01

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Studies on Government Online Information Management and Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Combined with the changes of the government online information management and service in recent years, the paper discusses the development and current status of government online information resource management, service quality and service standards, availability and proposed to increase government online information management and service concerns from theoretical and practical views. This paper analyses environment changes in government online information

Xiaoying Zhou; Xipeng Wei; Yinzhi Lei

2011-01-01

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Exploring the Icebergs of Adult Learning: Findings of the First Canadian Survey of Informal Learning Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 1,562 Canadian adults found that most are spending more time in learning, especially informal learning through employment, community service, and household work. Findings should be used to shape education policy and practice. (SK)

Livingstone, D. W.

1999-01-01

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The research of government collaboration patterns based on the government information resource interchange framework  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper puts forward an information resource interchange framework which supports government collaboration. With the investigation of the government collaboration requirements in Beijing in the past five years, the authors established a generic information interchange framework. The framework has been reused in Beijing municipal government and its six subordinate governments. Through supporting over 80 inter-departmental affairs by the end of

Jun Cheng; Xiaobin Huang; Kai Peng

2009-01-01

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32 CFR 2400.38 - Protection of foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... false Protection of foreign government information. 2400.38 Section...to National Defense OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY REGULATIONS...INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM Foreign Government Information § 2400.38...

2011-07-01

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32 CFR 2400.38 - Protection of foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Protection of foreign government information. 2400.38 Section...to National Defense OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY REGULATIONS...INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM Foreign Government Information § 2400.38...

2010-07-01

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32 CFR 2400.38 - Protection of foreign government information.  

... false Protection of foreign government information. 2400.38 Section...to National Defense OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY REGULATIONS...INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM Foreign Government Information § 2400.38...

2014-07-01

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32 CFR 2400.38 - Protection of foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... false Protection of foreign government information. 2400.38 Section...to National Defense OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY REGULATIONS...INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM Foreign Government Information § 2400.38...

2012-07-01

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32 CFR 2400.38 - Protection of foreign government information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false Protection of foreign government information. 2400.38 Section...to National Defense OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY REGULATIONS...INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM Foreign Government Information § 2400.38...

2013-07-01

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

E-print Network

that online disclosure of corporate governance practices differs between the United States (U.S.) and Canada 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

Saskatchewan, University of

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Research on government on-line information management and service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Combined with the changes of the government online information management and service in recent years, the paper discuss the Development and Current Status about Government online information resource management , service quality and service standards, availability and proposed to increase government online information management and service concerns from the theoretical and practical. Keyword: On-line Information: Management: Service

Yin-zhi Lei; Xi-peng Wei; Xiao-yin Zhou

2011-01-01

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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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WAIS-R Information subtest item bias for Canadian high school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The WAIS-R Information subtest was combined with 21 potential substitute Canadian content items and group-administeted to 119 high school students ranging in age from 16 to 19 years. Seven acceptable substitute items were identified. Mean scores on the American items for the 16--17 and 18--19 age groups suggested that Canadians of these ages are not penalized by American content with

GLORIA FELLERS; CHARLES McINNIS; MARIO CAPPELLI; SUSAN CRAGG; RAYMOND VAILLANCOURT

1987-01-01

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

E-print Network

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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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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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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Teacher Learning, Informal and Formal: Results of a Canadian Teachers' Federation Survey. NALL Working Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1998, as part of a larger national study examining informal learning practices across the general population, Canadian elementary and secondary teachers were surveyed regarding their practices and attitudes related to their own ongoing learning. The 753 respondents described any informal learning experiences in the past year within their…

Smaller, Harry; Clark, Rosemary; Hart, Doug; Livingstone, David; Noormohamed, Zahra

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Satellite data and geographic information systems for fire and resource management in the Canadian arctic  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method of analyzing remotely sensed data, a geographic information system, and an intelligent fire management system have been developed to provide integrated resource data for fire and other resources management. Natural and cultural features were digitized from 1:50,000 topographic maps using a geographic information system (GIS) to cover the 29 communities below the tree line in the western Canadian

Helmut Epp; Rick Lanoville

1996-01-01

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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

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A Model of Information Security Governance for E-Business  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter identifies various levels of governance followed by a focus on the role of information technology (IT) governance with reference to information security for today's electronic business (e-business) environment. It outlines levels of enterprise, corporate, and business governance in relation to IT governance before integrating the latter with e-business security management. E-business has made organisations even more reliant on

Dieter Fink; Tobias Huegle; Martin Dortschy

2006-01-01

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Information, Institutions and Governance: Advancing a Basic Social Science Research Program for Digital Government  

Microsoft Academic Search

Throughout the globe, the sweep of information and communication technologies offers unprecedented opportunities for the advancement of governance and society. But information and communication technologies alone are inadequate to foster such benefits. An important, time-sensitive opportunity exists to make a major difference in the development of digital governance and society globally. An applied, rigorous research agenda would clarify for policymakers

Jane E. Fountain

2003-01-01

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Environmental Scanning: Preliminary Findings of a Survey of CEO Information Seeking Behaviour in Two Canadian Industries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports the preliminary results of a survey of the environmental scanning behavior of 207 chief executive officers (CEOs) in the Canadian publishing and telecommunications industries. Topics addressed include information sources, perceived source accessibility, perceived source quality, and frequency of source use. (16 references) (LRW)

Auster, Ethel; Choo, Chun Wei

1992-01-01

62

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.tan@defence.gov.au, tobias@deakin.edu.au, atif@unimelb.edu.au Abstract. Current security governance is often based to security. This approach is relatively simple to manage since it needs almost no security governance below

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

63

Providing Information for Business: Government Strategy for the Online World  

Microsoft Academic Search

Governments assume a major role in providing information resources for business as a way of promoting national development. This has proven to be a much more demanding task than one might suppose, given the diversity and complexity of business needs and the limitation of government resources for undertaking the task. This chapter will: (1) identify the challenges posed for government

Tanya Castleman

64

Issues in the governance of Canadian hospitals, Part II: Hospital planning.  

PubMed

A hospital's board is directly accountable to the corporation of the hospital. Together they are accountable to the patients and communities served by the hospital, to the provincial government that funds the hospital on behalf of these patients and communities, and to the staff of the hospital. Thus, the board of trustees has a critical role in defining the purposes, principles and objectives of hospitals. PMID:12737030

Hundert, Mark; Crawford, Robert

2002-01-01

65

WISC-R Information and Digit Span Scores of American and Canadian Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated differences in per formance between third-grade American and Cana dian children on two subtests of the Wechsler In telligence Scale for Children—Revised (WISC-R). The Information subtest, which is culturally laden, and the Digit Span subtest, which is less subject to cultural factors, were administered to 30 American and 30 Canadian children. Mean Information scores in the two

David P. Beauchamp; Douglas D. Samuels; Robert J. Griffore

1979-01-01

66

Government information policy research: Importance, approaches, and realities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information policy research is a critical tool in the arsenal of library and information science researchers. As developments occur in information access, use, technology, and management, information policies require more attention and research. The article describes the nature of government information policy and policy research, characteristics of policy research, and examples of research methods and approaches that can be used.

Charles R. McClure; Paul T. Jaeger

2008-01-01

67

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

68

US Government Information Policy Carl Shapiro  

E-print Network

and Intelligence). WWW homepages for authors may be found at: http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/~hal and http infrastructure 16 5.1 The government's role in achieving critical mass . . . . . . . 16 5.2 Universal service 42 #12;3 10 International trade and investment 43 10.1 Foreign investment in US telecommunications

Varian, Hal R.

69

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.

70

Normative Data on the Validity of Canadian Substitute Items for the WAIS-R Information Subtest  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ten questions with culturally specific American content from the WAIS-R Information subtest were empirically examined for level of difficulty for 200 Canadian subjects. Rank order and chi square analyses showed that accuracy scores (p-values) for these questions differed significantly from the p-values of the WAIS-R (Wechsler, 1981) normative sample for five of these items for this sample. Ten substitutes with

George M. Pugh; Douglas P. Boer

1991-01-01

71

An Examination of Culturally Appropriate Items for the WAIS-R Information Subtest with Canadian Subjects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ten questions with culturally specific American content from the WAIS-R Information subtest were examined empirically for level of difficulty for Canadian subjects. Rank order and chi square analyses showed that accuracy scores (p-values) for these questions differed significantly from the p-values of the WAIS-R (Wechsler, 1981) normative sample for the majority of these items for this sample (N = 95).

George M. Pugh; Douglas P. Boer

1989-01-01

72

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

73

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.

74

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.

75

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

76

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.

77

Accessing Canadian Federal Information: A Depository Program for the Twenty-First Century?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the current status and future of Canada's Depository Service Program (DSP) for government information. The first section discusses the depository model, including changes due to information technology and decentralization of government authority. Access and preservation are addressed in the second section, including the…

Gnassi, Bruno

78

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.

1995-01-01

79

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 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...

2011-07-01

80

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.

1995-01-01

81

Ontologies for information security management and governance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to show the difficulties involved in dealing with the quantity, diversity and the lack of semantics security information. It seeks to propose the use of ontologies to tackle the problem. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper describes the general methodology to create security ontologies and illustrates the case with the design and validation of two ontologies: system

Edson Dos Santos Moreira; Luciana Andréia Fondazzi Martimiano; Antonio José Dos Santos Brandão; Mauro César Bernardes

2008-01-01

82

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

83

Science.gov: Gateway to Government Science Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science.gov is a portal to more than 40 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information via a single query. It connects users to science information and research results from the U.S. government. This column will provide readers with an overview of the resource, as well as basic search hints.

Roberta Bronson Fitzpatrick

2010-01-01

84

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

85

77 FR 71016 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Self-Governance Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection for Tribal Self- Governance Program AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs...collection of information for Tribal Self-Governance Program. The information collection...comments to Ken Reinfeld, Office of Self-Governance, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW.,...

2012-11-28

86

''Newly Invited ... into Government'': Origins of Federal Government Information on Maternal and Child Health  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Sheppard-Towner Act, popularly known as the Maternity and Infancy Act of 1921, was one of the first pieces of federal legislation designed to address the concerns of nationally enfranchised women voters. The Act also represented one of the earliest instances of U.S. women acting as producers and consumers of government information. In response…

Pierce, Jennifer Burek

2004-01-01

87

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

88

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

89

Strategies for finding government information by older people  

E-print Network

this in the light of psychological and neurological research on the effects of ageing on cognitive skills government services on the web. This information provides important access to services for older and disabled online. Despite this they are little used. Pinder argues that this is due to the poor usability and poor

Curzon, Paul

90

The Executive as Executioner and the Informed Governance Principle  

Microsoft Academic Search

An executive ought to be as informed as possible about the needs and preferences of her constituency and about the most important\\u000a policy issues that her constituency confronts. This ethical duty, referred to as the “informed governance principle,” requires\\u000a that an executive who is not opposed to the death penalty personally carry out at least one execution of a death

Martin Skladany

2009-01-01

91

77 FR 43353 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Self-Governance Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection for Tribal Self- Governance Program AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs...collection of information for Tribal Self-Governance Program authorized by OMB Control Number...Freeman, Director, Office of Self-Governance, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW.,...

2012-07-24

92

“You can't eat information:” Government information and the information policy role of the national library of New Zealand  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Library of New Zealand is committed to promoting access to information. Government information is a significant component in the Library's operational and policy work. The Library collects published government information and provides policy advice on New Zealanders' ability to access and use information. Over the last decade, the National Library has initiated or contributed to a number of

Mary Atwool

1996-01-01

93

A Gender Comparison of Canadian Managers' Use of Information Technology: Computer Skills Required, Applications Used, and Tasks Performed.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responses from Canadian personnel managers (265 women, 148 men) indicated that women spent more time using computers; both men and women used information technologies (fax, voice mail, modem, scanner, copiers, etc.) extensively; and women used computers more often than men for word-processing tasks. (SK)

Sullivan, Virginia

1998-01-01

94

Culture, identity and information privacy in the age of digital government  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The emergence of digital government and the requirement for citizens to exchange information with government online have raised a number of issues related to personal information held by government. These include questions about the confidence of citizens concerning the security and privacy of information they provide to government, on- or offline, and whether different cultural attitudes to issues

Rowena Cullen

2009-01-01

95

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

96

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

97

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Information sharing between government agencies...TREASURY GENERAL PROVISIONS Special Information Sharing Procedures To Deter Money Laundering...Terrorist Activity § 1010.520 Information sharing between government...

2011-07-01

98

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 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...

2010-07-01

99

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

100

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

E-print Network

Disclosure of Government Information Online: A New Approachonline location “where the public can obtain immediate access to governmentGovernment Web sites’” be established). Lee thought the “efforts to build an online

2006-01-01

101

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

E-print Network

Disclosure of Government Information Online: A New Approachonline location “where the public can obtain immediate access to governmentGovernment Web sites’” be established). Lee thought the “efforts to build an online

Mart, Susan Nevelow

2005-01-01

102

Information Technology and Representative Government: Educating an Informed and Participative Citizenry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document examines the relationship between the principle of representative government and information in light of dramatic changes in technology. The information age has increased the volume of information and the velocity of its transmission, while linking citizens directly to the site of decisions and facilitating direct citizen…

White, Charles S.

103

Exploring the Icebergs of Adult Learning: Findings of the First Canadian Survey of Informal Learning Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The extent and distribution of self-reported learning activities in the current Canadian adult population was estimated on the basis of data collected during a 1998 telephone survey of a sample of 1,562 Canadian adults. Random digital dialing was used to give all provinces, households, and individuals within households an equal chance of…

Livingstone, D. W.

104

Government of Canada Primary Internet Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Canadian Government Online web site provides information of all kinds about Canada and its institutions. A government overview offers information about "key institutions" such as parliament, the ministry and Prime Minister, the Supreme Court, and Auditor General. Also included is information about Canadian symbols such as the name Canada and the flags, and maps, and fact sheets. However, the real power of the site (much like the White House site in the U.S.) is its exhaustive links to Canadian Federal Institutions, arranged alphabetically, from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, to Yukon Water Board. Over one hundred connections are provided, including the Canadian War Museum, Canadian Wheat Board, Elections Canada, National Film Board, and National Archives. Under the "other governments" menu, there are pointers to all provincial and territorial pages, as well as an intergovernmental online information kiosk, with pointers to federal, provincial, and municipal pages. This is a very thorough, as well as beautifully designed gateway to Canadian information. The site is completely searchable. Both English and French sites are accessible from the home page.

1998-01-01

105

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...information and/or data you used that support...Apply To? Title: Open Government Citizen...of this important initiative. Visitors will be...the President's open government and transparency...information; search data sources;...

2010-04-01

106

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...information and/or data you used that support...apply to? Title: Open Government Citizen...of this important initiative. Visitors will be...the President's open government and transparency...information; search data sources;...

2010-08-11

107

75 FR 68036 - Proposed Information Collection (Application for Conversion (Government Life Insurance)) Activity...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...2900-0149] Proposed Information Collection (Application for Conversion (Government Life Insurance)) Activity: Comment Request...forms of information technology. Title: Application for Conversion (Government Life Insurance), VA Form 29-0152. OMB...

2010-11-04

108

78 FR 46420 - Proposed Information Collection (Application for Conversion (Government Life Insurance)) Activity...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...2900-0149] Proposed Information Collection (Application for Conversion (Government Life Insurance)) Activity: Comment Request...forms of information technology. Title: Application for Conversion (Government Life Insurance), VA Form 29-0152. OMB...

2013-07-31

109

76 FR 2756 - Agency Information Collection (Application for Conversion) (Government Life Insurance) Activity...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...2900-0149] Agency Information Collection (Application for Conversion) (Government Life Insurance) Activity Under OMB Review...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Conversion (Government Life Insurance), VA Form 29-0152. OMB...

2011-01-14

110

40 CFR 2.307 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... false Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Federal Insecticide...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GENERAL PUBLIC INFORMATION Confidentiality of Business Information § 2.307 Special rules governing...

2011-07-01

111

"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.

112

Who Gets What? The Distribution of Government Subsidies for Post-Secondary Education in Canada. Canadian Higher Education Report Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is one part of a two-part inquiry into subsidies for post-secondary education in Canada. Governments in Canada spend over $4 billion each year in transfers to individuals for the purpose of post-secondary education. Roughly half of this money goes out in need-based loans and grants, while the other half goes in "universal" benefits to…

Usher, Alex

2004-01-01

113

Electronic Document Imaging and Optical Storage Systems for Local Governments: An Introduction. Local Government Records Technical Information Series. Number 21.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication introduces electronic document imaging systems and provides guidance for local governments in New York in deciding whether such systems should be adopted for their own records and information management purposes. It advises local governments on how to develop plans for using such technology by discussing its advantages and…

Schwartz, Stanley F.

114

E-Government Implementation Performance and Information Sharing: An Analysis among Multilevel Departments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information resources' sharing is considered as the key of e-government construction. The benefits and risks of information sharing will influence the performance of e- government of information sharing. The current paper explored the factors which might have influence to the feelings of its users' perceived benefits and risks. The results suggest that information sharing security, information sharing availability, and organization

Xin Lu; Fan Liu; Ruimin Pei

2011-01-01

115

The Research on Business Continuity Planning of E-government Based on Information Security Risk Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

The establishment of E-government will be a focus of Information aftertime in China. Information security Is a key factor to keep the healthy development of E-government. The core objective of Information security Is to maintain the E-government business continuity. Proceeding from the security objective of E-government, the author tries to discuss the composition, main performing steps and the establishment of

Wenxin Xiang; Yinghai Wang; Zhaoyu Zhang

2008-01-01

116

Canadian Agricultural  

E-print Network

In 1995 the Canadian Government abolished an export subsidy on railway shipments of grain from the Canadian Prairies known as the Western Grain Transportation Act (WGTA). This decision marked the end of one of the longest-running agricultural subsidies in the world, first known as the Crow's Nest Pass Agreement of 1897 3 and commonly referred to as the “Crow Rate. ” The removal of this transportation subsidy increased the cost of exporting grain from the prairie region of Canada by $17-$34/tonne, equivalent to 8%-17 % of its value 4. These increased transportation costs translated into lower grain prices at the farm-gate. The repeal of the WGTA is often associated with a range of adaptations by farmers to the lower prices for export grains (see, for example, Doan et al. 2003, 2006). It is believed that some farmers adapted to the new environment by shifting to high-value export crops, feed grain production and animal production or by pursuing economies of size in grain production.

Shon Ferguson; Rose Olfert

117

Internet Information-Seeking and Its Relation to Support for Access to Government Records  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Public access to government records is essential for democratic self-governance, and attitudes toward that right can facilitate or hinder public policy regarding transparency. As more people use the internet for gathering information about their governments and communities, it is unknown whether such online information-seeking is related to…

Cuillier, David; Piotrowski, Suzanne J.

2009-01-01

118

Government Information Collections and Services in the Social Sciences: The Subject Specialist Integration Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Use of government information by social sciences researchers has not increased since the 1980's. This article argues that academic libraries must begin to focus less on government organization and function and begin to collect government information and offer reference and instruction services within the context of disciplines. Subject librarians…

Cheney, Debora

2006-01-01

119

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...identify and manage Government property. (d) FAR 52.245-1...maintain records of all Government property accountable to the contract...perform, record, and report physical inventories during contract...disclose and report Government Property in its possession that is...

2010-04-06

120

E-Democracy and E-Government: How Will These Affect Libraries?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the late 1980s, when few Canadian citizens had Internet access, federal departments and agencies in Canada were already preparing for the future by putting information and documentation online. This paper outlines several government-sponsored programs--SchoolNet, the Canadian Investment Fund, Community Access Program, Canada Foundation for…

Pare, Richard

121

The Information Technology Workforce Crisis: Planning for the Next Environment. NYSFIRM Government Information Focus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Attention has been focused on critical shortages of information technology professionals. These shortages have begun to affect the ability of state and local governments to perform core operations, meet new agency program needs and support the development of new enterprise-wide capacities. The shortages are not expected to disappear any time soon.…

Maxwell, Terrence A.

122

Bethlehem steel seeks to import Canadian gas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bethlehem Steel Corporation is seeking US and Canadian government approval for a self-help gas arrangement that will enable the company to purchase nearly 11 billion cubic feet of natural gas from Canadian producers for use at its Burns Harbor, Indiana, steel making operation, according to company and federal regulatory sources. According to a spokesman with the Canadian National Energy Board,

Barber

1985-01-01

123

Library and Information Services for Effectively Governing Society. A Discussion Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The six issues examined in this discussion guide on the conference theme, Library and Information Services for Effectively Governing Society, are introduced by brief discussions providing background on libraries and governing society, and the roles of the library in enhancing the government of society in the future. The six issues are concerned…

Crooks, Susan

124

Interoperability, Trust Based Information Sharing Protocol and Security: Digital Government Key Issues  

E-print Network

Improved interoperability between public and private organizations is of key significance to make digital government newest triumphant. Digital Government interoperability, information sharing protocol and security are measured the key issue for achieving a refined stage of digital government. Flawless interoperability is essential to share the information between diverse and merely dispersed organisations in several network environments by using computer based tools. Digital government must ensure security for its information systems, including computers and networks for providing better service to the citizens. Governments around the world are increasingly revolving to information sharing and integration for solving problems in programs and policy areas. Evils of global worry such as syndrome discovery and manage, terror campaign, immigration and border control, prohibited drug trafficking, and more demand information sharing, harmonization and cooperation amid government agencies within a country and acros...

Headayetullah, Md; 10.5121/ijcsit.2010.2306

2010-01-01

125

The Research and Practice of Beijing E-Government Information System Integration Framework  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper put forward an inter-departmental system integration framework to resolve the problem of information interchange among government departments. With the investigation of inter-departmental application integration requirements in Beijing in the past 5 years, we prosecuted and established a universal facing inter-departmental application integration framework. The framework has been reused in Beijing municipal government and 6 subordinate governments. These governments

Cheng Jun; Huang Xiabin; Peng Kai

2009-01-01

126

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

127

Informal institutional responses to government interventions: lessons from madhupur national park, bangladesh.  

PubMed

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. PMID:25034753

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

2014-11-01

128

Interoperability, Trust Based Information Sharing Protocol and Security: Digital Government Key Issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Improved interoperability between public and private organizations is of key\\u000asignificance to make digital government newest triumphant. Digital Government\\u000ainteroperability, information sharing protocol and security are measured the\\u000akey issue for achieving a refined stage of digital government. Flawless\\u000ainteroperability is essential to share the information between diverse and\\u000amerely dispersed organisations in several network environments by using\\u000acomputer based

G. K. Pradhan

2010-01-01

129

Partners on the net: FDLP partnering to coordinate remote access to internet-based government information  

Microsoft Academic Search

In June 1996, the Government Printing Office (GPO) published a plan for its transition to a more electronic Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). This plan assumes that federal information policy requires that the FDLP provide permanent public access to remotely-accessible electronic government information products and indicates that such access will be provided through a network of partnerships comprised of the

Duncan Aldrich

1998-01-01

130

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.

131

Governance through information: environmental monitoring from a citizen-consumer perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The function of environmental monitoring and information in governing the environment has changed considerably in recent times. Traditionally, environmental monitoring was geared towards governments and producers; it provided them with the information required to formulate environmental policies and environmental management strategies. More recently, environmental monitoring has come to serve an additional and different function. In line with the increasing popularity

Burg van den S. W. K

2006-01-01

132

A Novel Trust-Based Information Sharing Protocol for Secure Communication between Government Agencies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Governments around the world are progressively turning to information sharing and integration, for solving problems in an extensive range of programs and policy areas. Problems of global concern such as disease detection and control, terrorism, immigration and border control, illicit drug trafficking, and more necessitate information sharing, coordination and collaboration amongst government agencies within a country and across national boundaries.

G. K. Pradhan

2009-01-01

133

78 FR 70617 - Open Government: Use of Genetic Information in Documenting and Evaluating Disability  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SSA-2013-0054] Open Government: Use of Genetic Information in Documenting and Evaluating...government comment forum about the use of genetic information in the disability determination...long-standing policy, we do not purchase genetic testing to evaluate disability....

2013-11-26

134

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.

135

40 CFR 2.306 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Toxic Substances Control Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... false Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Toxic Substances Control...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GENERAL PUBLIC INFORMATION Confidentiality of Business Information § 2.306 Special rules governing...

2011-07-01

136

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... false Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Solid Waste Disposal...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GENERAL PUBLIC INFORMATION Confidentiality of Business Information § 2.305 Special rules governing...

2011-07-01

137

40 CFR 2.304 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Safe Drinking Water Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... false Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Safe Drinking Water Act...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GENERAL PUBLIC INFORMATION Confidentiality of Business Information § 2.304 Special rules governing...

2011-07-01

138

Providing Government Information on the Internet: Experiences with THOMAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The THOMAS system is designed to make legislative infor- mation available to the general public over the Internet, and can be regarded as a prototype of a government digital library. As a joint project between the Library of Congress and the University of Massachusetts, THOMAS provides significant opportunities for studying the retrieval and interface tech- niques that are needed to

W. Bruce Croft; Robert Cook; Dean Wilder

1995-01-01

139

Serving Citizens' Needs: Minimizing Hurdles to Accessing Government Information Online  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the rapid spread of the Internet across society, government institutions are taking advantage of using digital technology to distribute materials to citizens. Is merely having a Web site enough or are there certain usability considerations to which site creators must adhere in order to assure efficient access to online materials? Here, I report on a project that looked at

Eszter Hargittai

140

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

141

Canada: Perspectives on Governance and Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In this chapter we examine the perceptions of full-time university faculty in Canada of institutional governance and management.\\u000a Canadian higher education is loosely and informally governed at the federal level, with much of the fiscal authority held\\u000a by the ten provinces. Institutional managers were perceived to be the most influential actors in decisions tied to provincial\\u000a resources. Faculty in the

Amy Scott Metcalfe; Donald Fisher; Kjell Rubenson; Iain Snee; Yves Gingras; Glen A. Jones

142

Clear It Up: Plain Language in Government Health Information  

MedlinePLUS

... find and use health information. We host a health literacy web site that provides tips and tools for ... be more effective communicators. We also provide free health literacy training for anyone working to communicate health information ...

143

Government and Social Media: A Case Study of 31 Informational World Cities  

E-print Network

Social media platforms are increasingly being used by governments to foster user interaction. Particularly in cities with enhanced ICT infrastructures (i.e., Informational World Cities) and high internet penetration rates, social media platforms are valuable tools for reaching high numbers of citizens. This empirical investigation of 31 Informational World Cities will provide an overview of social media services used for governmental purposes, of their popularity among governments, and of their usage intensity in broadcasting information online.

Mainka, Agnes; Stock, Wolfgang G; Peters, Isabella

2014-01-01

144

An Action Research Program to Improve Information Systems Security Compliance across Government Agencies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information Systems Security (ISSec) compliance is an important aspect of implementing e-government. This paper presents results from an action research project using longitudinal surveys as interventions to enhance understanding and improve security across the whole of the NSW government, in Australia. The ISO Standard AS\\/NZS ISO\\/IEC 17799:2001 Information Technology — Code of practice for information security management, was used a

Stephen Smith; Rodger Jamieson; Donald Winchester

2007-01-01

145

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????? Agricultural Extension Information Service via Internet of Government Agencies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information services via the internet for agricultural extension with respect to data source, type of serviced information, target clients, and problems encountered were studied. The results revealed that most data sources were books, documents, texts, related websites and special local events. Most of the information presented were about institutions' activities and agricultural statistics of crop plants. The major target clients

Pichai Tongdeelert

146

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).

2008-08-26

147

E-GOVERNMENT SERVICE INNOVATION IN THE SCOTTISH CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEM  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper features an original case study of integration of the Scottish criminal justice information systems, charting the ten-year history of the project. After briefing referencing international e-government experience, it critically assesses e-government in the UK, arguing that following an auspicious start laying infrastructure, e-government now focuses on cost-saving process improvements and is less successful at inter-organisational integration and citizen

Tony Kinder

2010-01-01

148

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

PubMed

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

2014-10-01

149

The Connection between Formal and Informal Meetings: Understanding Shared Governance in the Small College Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this ethnography-based study is to investigate informal communication processes in shared governance institutions. Shared governance is academia's version of the corporate world's total quality management philosophy and outlines a system where members at all levels of the institution have a voice in decision processes. The interviews…

Mangrum, Faye Gothard; Mangrum, C. W.

150

Readings in Canadian Native Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After noting that Canadian and American scholars virtually ignore each other in the field of Native Studies, this paper summarizes sources of information for anyone interested in Canadian Native studies. The introduction mentions university programs and departments, newspaper coverage of Native issues, number of books and monographs published per…

Price, John A.

1986-01-01

151

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.

152

Canadian Minerals Yearbook  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Part of Natural Resources Canada Minerals and Metals Sector, the Canadian Minerals Yearbook Web site provides mineral industry information from 1994 to 2001. Downloadable files from each year include a Year in Review, Reserves of Selected Major Metals, Recent Production Decisions, and a Mineral and Metal Commodity Review. An example of the information provided comes from the 2001 Review: "In 2000, Canadian reserves of copper, nickel, lead, zinc, molybdenum, silver and gold decreased because there were no decisions to bring new mines into production and the amount of new ore discovered at existing mining operations was insufficient to replace the quantity of ore that was mined during the year."

2001-01-01

153

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.

154

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

155

76 FR 71624 - Agency Information Collection (Claim for Disability Insurance Benefits, Government Life Insurance...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Claim for Disability Insurance Benefits, Government Life Insurance...OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department...announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department...PRA submission describes the nature of the information...

2011-11-18

156

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 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,...

2010-07-01

157

40 CFR 2.306 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Toxic Substances Control Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...governing certain information obtained under the Toxic Substances Control Act. 2.306 Section...governing certain information obtained under the Toxic Substances Control Act. (a) Definitions...this section: (1) Act means the Toxic Substances Control Act, 15...

2010-07-01

158

31 CFR 270.1 - Rules governing availability of information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Finance (Continued) FISCAL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE AVAILABILITY OF RECORDS...information. The records of the Financial Management Service required by 5 U.S.C....

2010-07-01

159

31 CFR 270.1 - Rules governing availability of information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Finance (Continued) FISCAL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE AVAILABILITY OF RECORDS...information. The records of the Financial Management Service required by 5 U.S.C....

2011-07-01

160

78 FR 78462 - Open Government: Use of Genetic Information in Documenting and Evaluating Disability; Extension...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SSA-2013-0054] Open Government: Use of Genetic Information in Documenting and Evaluating...soliciting ideas and comments about the use of genetic information in the disability determination...soliciting ideas and comments about the use of genetic information in the disability...

2013-12-26

161

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

162

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, âÂÂThe kinds of safety measures and disclosure the public wants make sense in terms of both long-term corporate strategy and good public policyâÂÂ.

2005-01-01

163

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

164

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.

165

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

166

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

167

Going Beyond. gov: Using Government Information to Teach Evaluation of Sources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many instruction librarians teach students that the URL extension .gov is one sign of a reliable, authoritative Internet source. This is true in many cases, but there are other very important reasons that government information deserves a larger place in information literacy sessions. It offers a clear example of several concepts students must…

Hogenboom, Karen

2005-01-01

168

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

169

Urban governance and multilateral aid organizations: The case of informal water supply systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the different urban governance models proposed by multilateral aid organizations in accessing water through\\u000a informal supply systems, to assess the rationale and the guiding principles at the basis of their different ‘governance approaches’.\\u000a There can be no doubt that most developing countries are now experiencing a rapid and unprecedented urban growth, which is\\u000a bringing about a rising

Luisa Moretto

2007-01-01

170

A Case Study of Improving Information Technology Governance in a University Context  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The objective of this study is to explore the criteria of effective information technology governance processes employed in universities and their impact on the diffusion of appropriate technology to the base level users. From this analysis, we hope to develop a set of best practice guidelines for IT governance and related processes in respect of universities. This will realize significant benefits by providing a reference model or benchmark based on the key characteristics of IT governance that are most effective in achieving high levels of IT and business goal alignment, effective use of IT resources, and IT risk management.

Hicks, Michael; Pervan, Graham; Perrin, Brian

171

Psychic Positions: Chinese Canadian Writing in Multicultural Canada  

Microsoft Academic Search

Canadian multicultural policy today serves to define Canadian national identity to both its citizens and the international community at large. In 1971, the federal government officially began to implement an ideology of cultural pluralism, which today serves to guide all Canadian policies, program initiatives, and laws. But while Canada enjoys a reputation as a country free from the racism plaguing

S. James Francom

2002-01-01

172

Responding to information needs of the citizens through e-government portals and online services in India  

Microsoft Academic Search

Providing government information, services, products and transactions electronically has the potential benefit of accessibility for a wider audience, political and administrative transparency, and improved service delivery. By using e-government websites, citizens can conveniently access government information and services and gain greater opportunities to participate in democratic processes. The present study aims to evaluate National Portal of India, which provides single

Mangala Anil Hirwade

2010-01-01

173

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

174

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

175

Texas Public Information Act (Ch. 552, Government Code) The Texas Public Information Act (PIA) guarantees the public copies of or access to  

E-print Network

1 Texas Public Information Act (Ch. 552, Government Code) � The Texas Public Information Act (PIA-party trade secrets or proprietary information, certain information related to System or member compliance

176

A Study in Institution Building for Dene Governance in the Canadian North: A history of the Development of the Dene National Office  

E-print Network

For greater di scussions of rights and political history, we examine institution building for Aboriginal governance in the north by the Dene. The Dene Nation is a national northern Aboriginal organization that has, in turn, ...

Erasmus, Bill; Paci, C. D. James; Irlbacher Fox, Stephanie

2003-09-01

177

Statement of Carol E. Dinkins, Deputy Attorney General, before the Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture, House of Representatives Concerning Freedom of Information Act Amendments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In considering the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), it is essential to keep in mind that the Act is not, and never could be, a statute with the singleminded purpose of disclosing government information. Many kinds of information that the government has in its possession must be kept confidential to protect important public…

Dinkins, Carol E.

178

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Handling information of a private business, foreign government...ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) FREEDOM OF INFORMATION § 1004.11 Handling information of a private business, foreign...

2010-01-01

179

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

180

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

181

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

182

Content bias in the WAIS-R Information subtest and some Canadian alternatives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Analyse des items de l'épreuve—-Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R) comme mesure des biais possibles dus à leur contenu américain. L'étude recueille des données normatives sur la difficulté des items pour un sous-ensemble de la population canadienne. Des étudiants d'université (n = 38) ont à répondre aux 29 items ordinaires du sous-test information ainsi qu'à des items canadiens de remplacement. Les

MARY SUE CRAWFORD; DOUGLAS P. BOER

1985-01-01

183

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

184

Government, Public Relations, and Lobby Groups: Stimulating Critical Reflections on Information Providers in Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a management class role-playing activity, students adopt the roles of parents, government representatives, and health providers in a scenario about child immunization. The objective is to develop critical understanding of the creation, management, and dissemination of information on decision making. (Contains 26 references.) (SK)

Dyer, Suzette

2003-01-01

185

Citizen interactions with Chinese government networks: Information technology, institutions, and agency  

Microsoft Academic Search

The prospect of China's Internet development and democratization cannot be separated from the role played by the Chinese government in provincial life and citizens' everyday experiences. Nor can the design, use, implementation, and configuration of information and communication technologies (ICTs) be separated from its complex sociopolitical environment. Contrary to popular discourse that casts the Internet as the ultimate change agent

Min Jiang

2007-01-01

186

Energy Information Administration Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government  

E-print Network

Natural Gas Liquid Fuels Coal Renewables (excl liquid biofuels) Non-fossil energy use grows rapidly, but fossil fuels still provide 79 percent of total energy use in 2030 History Projection Liquid BiofuelsEnergy Information Administration Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government Annual Energy

187

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

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42 CFR 137.202 - What types of information will Self-Governance Tribes be expected to include in the reports?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false What types of information will Self-Governance Tribes be expected to...SERVICES TRIBAL SELF-GOVERNANCE Operational Provisions...202 What types of information will Self-Governance Tribes be expected...

2011-10-01

189

FERC`s Canadian decision  

SciTech Connect

In the past few months, several Canadian utilities have applied to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for power marketing licenses in order to sell excess capacity across the Canadian/U.S. border. Of these applications, only one has been granted. Another was expected to be decided in May, and two were rejected for not meeting FERC requirements. The FERC decision clearly defines the role Canadian utilities can play in a cross-border market with U.S. companies. The decision may also push regulators in Canada to examine more closely the monopoly structure of utilities under the current system and may lead them to consider changes toward deregulation and competition. Recently, the FERC denied transmission access in the United States to power marketing subsidiaries of Canadian utilities Ontario Hydro and British Columbia (BC) Hydro. While a setback for the utilities, these rulings come after criticism by both Canadian and U.S. independent power producers (IPP) who oppose the current monopoly structure of Ontario Hydro and BC Hydro. Most Canadian electric utilities, including Ontario Hydro, Hydro Quebec (HQ) and BC Hydro, are provincial government-owned monopolies. The control these companies have over the power sector in Canada has hindered activity by IPPs in both countries. In an effort to protect their market shares, some Canadian utilities have apparently worked against competition and restricted or excluded imports of power from the United States. At the same time these companies are seeking to penetrate the U.S. power market with low-cost, subsidized power, which could displace other sources. FERC`s decisions have effectively halted the southward expansion plans of Canadian electric utilities. In addition, FERC`s decisions have set the stage for the breakup and partial privatization of these companies in the wave of deregulation and competition which Canada is facing.

McArthur, D.; Salaff, S.

1997-06-01

190

Self-Government Revisited: A Family Affair.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses self-government among Canada's Native peoples. Examines the idea of having each family represented within tribal government. Explains that Canadian government policy forces a departure from the traditional ways of selecting tribal leadership. Argues that Native Canadians must find their own means of self-determination if they hope to end…

Steinhauer, Noella

1992-01-01

191

Canadian National Geomagnetism Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Canadian National Geomagnetism Program provides excellent resources for keeping track of the Earth's ever-changing magnetic field throughout Canada. The information here covers "time-scales ranging from seconds to decades." Data include short- and long-term magnetic activity forecasts, and plots of one-minute variations of the geomagnetic field. Also, an in-depth geomagnetic hazards section discusses effects of magnetic storms on power systems, pipelines, and communication cables.

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Calculating Very Rough Market Share Using the Canadian Business Database  

E-print Network

Calculating Very Rough Market Share Using the Canadian Business Database If you cannot find market market share using the company information provided in the Canadian Business Database (CBD), an online - it should be considered a last resort for this information. STEP 1: ACCESS THE CANADIAN BUSINESS DATABASE 1a

Thompson, Michael

193

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

194

Assessment of Current Health Information Systems and Their Ability to Meet Local Government Needs. Republic of Philippines.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Philippines commissioned an assessment of existing information systems in the interest of stimulating the use of health information by the local government units which are responsible for allo...

M. Church, J. Eckroad, T. L. Fernandez

2003-01-01

195

The Role of Contracts and Informal Relations in the Governance of IT Outsourcing Processes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper aims to give a contribution to represent and comprehend the characteristics of the relationships between customers and providers in the specific context of IT services supply; furthermore it provides its peculiar perspective on the relationship between the formal governance, which is mostly realized through the use of contracts, and the informal relations based on trust and commitment between the parties. Moreover, the current study underlines that within contexts which are strongly based on the uncertain evolution both of market and technology, the governance of IT outsourcing processesneeds the development of complex informal relationships in support of the contracts. The study shows how it is possible to absorb the effects of the market and technology uncertainty within the IT outsourcing contracts. Moreover, the research shows how the use of dynamic contracting together with an explicit attention to the social processes can lead to remarkable operative and strategic benefits.

Vaia, Giovanni; Tommasetti, Aurelio

196

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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Information for CANADIAN students  

E-print Network

students educated outside Québec who hold a secondary school diploma (or equivalent). The goal of this program is to allow students to complete a general education program and acquire essential skills university credits or has obtained the international baccalaureate (IB) Students who have earned 30

Montréal, Université de

198

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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An Investigation of Embryo Donation, Informed Consent, and Research Oversight in Canadian Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: To investigate compliance with applicable regulations by Canadian human embryonic stem cell (hESC) researchers and fertility clinics involved in providing embryos for their research, and to ascertain actual consent practices in the hESC research context. Method: Telephone interviews were conducted with all hESC researchers, and email interviews were conducted with fertility clinics that provide embryos to these researchers. Consent

Erin Nelson; Ubaka Ogbogu; Timothy Caulfield; Edmonton AB

200

Information exchange and governance structures in US and Japanese R&D consortia: institutional and organizational influences  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine institutional and organizational influences upon information exchange and governance structures within R&D consortia in the United States and Japan. We hypothesized that national differences in institutional environments would lead to less active governance and information-exchange activities within Japanese R&D consortia relative to their US counterparts. At the consortium level, we expected that internal consortium diversity would increase information

Howard E. Aldrich; Michele Kremen Bolton; Ted Baker; Toshihiro Sasaki

1998-01-01

201

Looking Back: Tracing Trends in Canadian CALL  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"CCALLNET" ("The Canadian Computer-Assisted Language Learning Network at the Post-Secondary Level") was a semi-annual newsletter published from 1987 to 2002 that was distributed to colleagues across Canada who taught languages to university students. Its objective was to create a network of Canadian faculty interested in CALL by informing them…

Craven, Mary-Louise; Sinyor, Roberta

2011-01-01

202

Canadian oil and gas taxation  

SciTech Connect

The taxation of Canadian oil and gas production has occasioned significant conflict between the federal government and the provinces, which own most of the petroleum resources. During the upheaval of the world oil market in the 1970s, such conflict became overt, with claims and counterclaims on perceived economic rents. In contrast, the 1950s and 1960s had been relatively quiet, with quite straightforward taxation regimes requiring only a little federal-provincial policy coordination. Federal policies were then preoccupied with encouraging market growth, with scant attention to pricing and revenue shares, the issues that have dominated federal and provincial energy policy in the 1970s and the 1980s. The authors begin by outlining the tax and royalty systems imposed by the federal government and by the government of Alberta, which accounts for some 85% of Canadian oil and gas output. They use the term system here in a broad sense to include all revenue-collecting devices and direct subsidies. Then they analyze the nature, problems, and efficiency of these regimes, especially as devices to collect economic rent. A final section speculates about the future evolution of Canadian oil and gas taxation. 13 references, 4 tables.

Watkins, C.; Scarfe, B.

1985-01-01

203

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

204

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

205

School Governance and Information: Does Choice Lead to Better-Informed Parents?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Political theorists have long argued that the average citizen's lack of information and lack of clear policy preferences provide the rationale for public policy to be guided by experts and elites. Others counter that it is precisely the practice of deference to elites that perpetuates and even exacerbates the problem of apathetic and uninformed…

Kisida, Brian; Wolf, Patrick J.

2007-01-01

206

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Is information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal...Contracts and Property Management Federal Travel Regulation System TEMPORARY DUTY (TDY) TRAVEL ALLOWANCES ALLOWABLE TRAVEL EXPENSES...

2011-07-01

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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

...Is information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal...Contracts and Property Management Federal Travel Regulation System TEMPORARY DUTY (TDY) TRAVEL ALLOWANCES ALLOWABLE TRAVEL EXPENSES...

2013-07-01

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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, 2012 CFR

...Is information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal...Contracts and Property Management Federal Travel Regulation System TEMPORARY DUTY (TDY) TRAVEL ALLOWANCES ALLOWABLE TRAVEL EXPENSES...

2012-07-01

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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

211

The Canadian apheresis registry.  

PubMed

Apheresis is a procedure in which a specific blood component is selectively removed from a patient using computerized machines. In Canada it is currently used to treat over 30 different diseases, and, in 2002 a total of 8600 plasma exchange procedures were performed at a cost of over 7 million Canadian dollars. The Canadian Apheresis Group (CAG) is a national, volunteer organization of physicians and nurses who have special interest in evaluating the appropriate application of therapeutic apheresis (TA). It was formed in 1980 under the auspices of the Department of National Health and Welfare with the goals of providing a forum for the exchange of information among apheresis practitioners in Canada and developing statistically sound, prospective clinical trials to test the efficacy of plasma exchange as treatment for various disorders. The group includes representatives from each of the major medical centres in Canada so that there is a liaison between the CAG and local medical communities across the country. Over the years the group has been funded by Health Canada, then the Canadian Blood Committee, the Canadian Blood Agency and, for the past 3 years, by the Canadian Blood Services and the Province of Quebec. The CAG was the first group to organize a national database and, since 1981, has collected data from 42 apheresis units throughout Canada and more than 140,000 plasma exchange procedures. In 1981 there were 4716 plasma exchanges done while in 2002 there were 8561. This total has been relatively stable at approximately 8500 for each of the last 4 years. However, 20 years ago exchanges for hematological and neurological disorders each constituted 30% of the total and 15 years ago the majority of procedures were performed for neurological disorders (50%). In 2002 the majority of procedures were performed for hematological disorders (55%) and neurological disorders had fallen to 40% of the total. We believe these changes have been of a controlled and appropriate nature as a result of the activities of the CAG. We have developed national practice guidelines and have directed studies in a number of diseases, the results of which have refined practice across the country. We have also monitored replacement fluids and have had a significant effect on the appropriate use of plasma or albumin. Over the past 22 years, the activities of the CAG have lead to a rational, cost effective, use of TA in our country, have promoted the dissemination of knowledge among apheresis practitioners and have fostered optimal patient care. PMID:12941357

Rock, G; Clark, B; Sutton, D

2003-10-01

212

Economy over ecology: A critical study of sustainable development discourse and information technology in a non-government organization  

Microsoft Academic Search

This dissertation critically examines issues of “sustainable development” and information technology in a Non-Government Organization (an NGO). Using an extended case method, I examine macrolevel discourses on “sustainable development” and information technology. Following this, I analyze the relationship between sustainable development discourse and NGO structure, and finally, I examine the manner in which the growth of new information technology is

Shivendranath Ganesh

2000-01-01

213

Nothing but Net: American Workers and the Information Economy. Work Trends: Americans' Attitudes about Work, Employers and Government.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study explored the implications of the information economy of the late 1990s for American workers, focusing on workers' experience with computers in the workplace, workers' perceptions about their future in the information economy, and the role of government in the information age. Research data were gathered through a survey of 1,005 adults…

Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.

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78 FR 34429 - Proposed Information Collection (Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State...obtain a government headstone, grave marker or medallion. DATES: Written comments...Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or...

2013-06-07

215

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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

216

International Students: The Canadian experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is an analysis of the results of a voluntary on?line survey administered to international students attending Canadian universities. The participants include students attending a full programme of study as well as English as a second language (ESL) and exchange students. This study examines the role of the university with reference to providing the pertinent information\\/services to the students,

Paul J. Madgett; Charles Bélanger

2008-01-01

217

Canadian military space activity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper outlines the Department of National Defence (DND) of Canada policy on the military use of space and discusses DND space systems. The NAVSTAR global positioning system will be the standard for future navigation systems. Canada is one of four founding nations of the international COSPAS/SARSAT satellite assisted search and rescue system. Three new earth stations will provide complete coverage of Canadian synthetic aperture radar (SAR) territory. In addition, funds have been committed for research and development of space based surveillance radar technology. The Canadian Forces Weather Service will receive digitalized satellite imagery and weather charts as part of the planned Meteorological Satellite Information System (METSIS). METSIS will provide weather information through Anik D satellite broadcast. A three phased approach is planned to satisfy satellite communications requirements. Leased point to point communications have been established for some locations. Mobile terminals are being developed and are being used to test technologies and operating techniques. Phase two will be the acquisition of a mix of fixed and mobile terminals to use existing commercial and military space bands. Encryption capabilities and antijamming technologies are being developed. Phase three calls for launching of several nongeostationary satellites to provide continuous coverage to the areas in the high Arctic which are below the horizon for geostationary satellites. DND policy can be summarized as follows: (1) the DND will enhance defence commitments by using space technology where appropriate and cost effective; (2) it will enhance the peaceful use of space; and (3) DND will use space programs to contribute to the Canadian economic and defence production base.

Hodgson, Geoffrey W.

218

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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The evolution of risk perceptions related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy--Canadian consumer and producer behavior.  

PubMed

In this study the dynamics of risk perceptions related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) held by Canadian consumers and cow-calf producers were evaluated. Since the first domestic case of BSE in 2003, Canadian consumers and cow-calf producers have needed to make decisions on whether or not their purchasing/production behavior should change. Such changes in their behavior may relate to their levels of risk perceptions about BSE, risk perceptions that may be evolving over time and be affected by BSE media information available. An econometric analysis of the behavior of consumers and cow-calf producers might identify the impacts of evolving BSE risk perceptions. Risk perceptions related to BSE are evaluated through observed market behavior, an approach that differs from traditional stated preference approaches to eliciting risk perceptions at a particular point in time. BSE risk perceptions may be specified following a Social Amplification of Risk Framework (SARF) derived from sociology, psychology, and economics. Based on the SARF, various quality and quantity indices related to BSE media information are used as explanatory variables in risk perception equations. Risk perceptions are approximated using a predictive difference approach as defined by Liu et al. (1998). Results showed that Canadian consumer and cow-calf producer risk perceptions related to BSE have been amplified or attenuated by both quantity and quality of BSE media information. Government policies on risk communications need to address the different roles of BSE information in Canadian consumers' and cow-calf producers' behavior. PMID:21218347

Yang, Jun; Goddard, Ellen

2011-01-01

220

The Canadian Jobs Strategy. A Review of the First Years.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In September 1985, the Canadian government introduced the Canadian Jobs Strategy. Two features distinguish the jobs strategy program from Canada's old job development programs and programs for purchasing job training from colleges. These features are: (1) focusing of federal support for labor market adjustment on those individuals who are most in…

Canada Employment and Immigration Commission, Ottawa (Ontario).

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May/June 2002 Canadian Antibiotic Update Beekeeping Supplies  

E-print Network

May/June 2002 Canadian Antibiotic Update Beekeeping Supplies New Honey Book Buckeye Poisoning New ________________________________________________________________ Antibiotic Update Progress Towards the Legal Use of Alternative Antibio- tics in Controlling Cases (regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, CFIA) govern the use of antibiotics in livestock

Ferrara, Katherine W.

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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

223

Bethlehem steel seeks to import Canadian gas  

SciTech Connect

Bethlehem Steel Corporation is seeking US and Canadian government approval for a self-help gas arrangement that will enable the company to purchase nearly 11 billion cubic feet of natural gas from Canadian producers for use at its Burns Harbor, Indiana, steel making operation, according to company and federal regulatory sources. According to a spokesman with the Canadian National Energy Board, Ottawa, Bethlehem and the producers have agreed to a border-delivered price of $2.87 per thousand cubic feet (mcf). The addition of transportation charges by pipelines on the American side of the border will increase Bethlehem's burner tip price to $3.42 per mcf, the spokesman said. Although the company refused to discuss savings from the Canadian gas purchases, a Bethlehem source said they could result in savings of millions of dollars.

Barber, J.

1985-08-15

224

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

225

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

226

POSITIONING CANADIAN GPS ASSOCIATES  

E-print Network

GUIDE TO GPS POSITIONING VXAAAAA/ CANADIAN GPS ASSOCIATES #12;#12;GUIDE TO GPS POSITIONING Prepared Vanicek David Wells First printing, December 1986 Second printing, with corrections, May 1987 CANADIAN GPS ASSOCIATES #12;CANADIAN GPS ASSOCIATES 1986,1987 All rights reserved. No part of thispublication may

Calgary, University of

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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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Using organizational culture approach and COBIT framework in designing of information technology governance on non ministrial government institute (LPNK), case study: Center for scientific documentation and information - Indonesian institute of sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study developed IT governance model that can be used to assess the delivery and support of information service in PDII-LIPI. The assessment is conducted through the control and performance indicators based on the COBIT 4.1 framework domain Delivery and Support (DS), adjusted for the condition of IT governance in PDII-LIPI. To examine aspects of policy implementation strategy also conducted

Budi Nugroho; Kridanto Surendro

2011-01-01

229

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 While e-government is often thought of as "online government" or "Internet (where non-online e- voting is being considered), TV and radio-based delivery of government services1 Digital Alba Iulia. The System Integrate for Regional E-government SIRE- go Integrating

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A management information system to plan and monitor the delivery of health-care services in government hospitals in India.  

PubMed

Governments all over the world are getting increasingly concerned about their ability to meet their social obligations in the health sector. In this paper, we discuss the design and development of a management information system (MIS) to plan and monitor the delivery of healthcare services in government hospitals in India. Our MIS design is based on an understanding of the working of several municipal, district, and state government hospitals. In order to understand the magnitude and complexity of various issues faced by the government hospitals, we analyze the working of three large tertiary care hospitals administered by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. The hospital managers are very concerned about the lack of hospital infrastructure and resources to provide a satisfactory level of service. Equally concerned are the government administrators who have limited financial resources to offer healthcare services at subsidized rates. A comprehensive hospital MIS is thus necessary to plan and monitor the delivery of hospital services efficiently and effectively. PMID:15366284

Ramani, K V

2004-01-01

231

Canadian and American federalism in capital markets: Comparative debt financing  

Microsoft Academic Search

As China and other countries seek to decentralize the financial practices of their sub?national governments, designing relevant institutions and rules looms as a major policy issue. The purpose of this paper is to clarify the capital market behaviour of Canadian provincial and municipal governments (PMGs), given their financing choices, and to draw relevant comparisons to American state and local government

W. Bartley Hildreth

2006-01-01

232

Canadian physicians' responses to cross border health care  

PubMed Central

Background The idea for this survey emanated from desk research and two meetings for researchers that discussed medical tourism and out-of-country health care, which were convened by some of the authors of this article (VR, CP and RL). Methods A Cross Border Health Care Survey was drafted by a number of the authors and administered to Canadian physicians via the Canadian Medical Association’s e-panel. The purpose of the survey was to gain an understanding of physicians’ experiences with and views of their patients acquiring health care out of country, either as medical tourists (paying out-of-pocket for their care) or out-of-country care patients funded by provincial/territorial public health insurance plans. Quantitative and qualitative results of the survey were analyzed. Results 631 physicians responded to the survey. Diagnostic procedures were the top-ranked procedure for patients either as out-of-country care recipients or medical tourists. Respondents reported that the main reason why patients sought care abroad was because waiting times in Canada were too long. Some respondents were frustrated with a lack of information about out-of-country procedures upon their patients’ return to Canada. The majority of physician respondents agreed that it was their responsibility to provide follow-up care to medical travellers on return to Canada, although a substantial minority disagreed that they had such a responsibility. Conclusions Cross-border health care, whether government-sanctioned (out-of-country-care) or patient-initiated (medical tourism), is increasing in Canada. Such flows are thought likely to increase with aging populations. Government-sanctioned outbound flows are less problematic than patient-initiated flows but are constrained by low approval rates, which may increase patient initiation. Lack of information and post-return complications pose the greatest concern to Canadian physicians. Further research on both types of flows (government-sanctioned and patient-initiated), and how they affect the Canadian health system, can contribute to a more informed debate about the role of cross-border health care in the future, and how it might be organized and regulated. PMID:24708810

2014-01-01

233

Social tradition, governance culture, and governance structure  

Microsoft Academic Search

Corporate governance pattern results from the conformity of its institutional succession to social customs. The effectiveness of a corporate governance pattern depends on the conformity and compatibility of its formal governance contract to the informal institution or governance culture and social customs. For this reason, this paper analyses social cultural factors influencing Anglo-American and German-Janpanese corporate governance patterns and structures

Li Xiuqin

2011-01-01

234

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

235

42 CFR 137.202 - What types of information will Self-Governance Tribes be expected to include in the reports?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...What types of information will Self-Governance Tribes be expected to include in the...HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TRIBAL SELF-GOVERNANCE Operational Provisions Health Status...What types of information will Self-Governance Tribes be expected to include in...

2010-10-01

236

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 and Analysis Centre / I-0052 48 Canadian Petroleum Products Institute / I-0046 42 Canadian Portland Cement

237

78 FR 59099 - Proposed Information Collection (Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Collection (Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State Veterans' Cemetery...titled ``Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State Veterans'...

2013-09-25

238

(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).

239

78 FR 57683 - Agency Information Collection (Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State...Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State...for Government provided headstones or markers for unmarked graves. b. A family...

2013-09-19

240

78 FR 64065 - Agency Information Collection (Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State...Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State...for Government provided headstones or markers for unmarked graves. b. A family...

2013-10-25

241

75 FR 32540 - Agency Information Collection (Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State...Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State...for Government provided headstones or markers for unmarked graves. b. A family...

2010-06-08

242

Corporate Governance, Earnings Management, and the Information Content of Accounting Earnings: Theoretical Model and Empirical Tests  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary objective of this dissertation is to show that corporate governance affects the value relevance of earnings in the presence of earnings management. The role of corporate governance is to reduce the divergence of interests between shareholders and managers. The role of corporate governance is more useful when managers have an incentive to deviate from shareholders’ interests. One example

Turki O Bugshan

2006-01-01

243

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

E-print Network

to promote open government offer many opportunities to generate social and economic value through public use and other stakeholders with a "window" into what government is doing and how it works in order to hold social and economic value. In order to achieve this second transparency goal, the 2009 Open Government

Boyer, Edmond

244

Politics and performance: the implications of emerging governance arrangements for urban management approaches and information systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Challenges to traditional public sector approaches to urban government have had an impact on various aspects of governance and management, including political arrangements, decision making processes, ways of ensuring accountability, the allocation of roles and responsibilities between public sector agencies and other potential service providers and between different levels of government, and the mobilisation and allocation of financial resources for

Carole Rakodi

2003-01-01

245

The economic analysis related to the Canadian Wheat Board in the U.S. Countervailing duty investigation of live cattle from Canada  

Microsoft Academic Search

Economic arguments came into play in the recent U.S. Commerce Department inquiry into the allegation of unfair Canadian government subsidies provided to Canadian cattlemen. The central claim was that the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB), through its control over feed barley exports, was restraining exports, thereby increasing the domestic Canadian supply and decreasing the price of that commodity. Dr. Colin Carter

Catherine Curtiss

2000-01-01

246

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.

Australia., National L.

247

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

248

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.

249

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

250

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.âÂÂ

251

Synchrony in lemming and vole populations in the Canadian Arctic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Population fluctuations may occur in synchrony among several rodent species at a given site, and they may occur in synchrony over large geographical areas. We summarize information on synchrony in lemmings and voles from the Canadian Arctic for the past 20 years. The most detailed available information is from the central Canadian Arctic, where snap-trap samples have been taken annually

Charles J. Krebs; Alice J. Kenney; Scott Gilbert; Kjell Danell; Anders Angerbjörn; Sam Erlinge; Robert G. Bromley; Chris Shank; Suzanne Carriere

2002-01-01

252

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

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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

254

Government-funded ethics in the information economy: The effects of a federal grant on a technical communication graduate curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the information economy, students can benefit from exposure to theories of ethics that are pertinent to such concerns as corporate governance and worker safety. The wisdom of classical and modern ethicists can provide guidance as faculty help students apply the theories to graduate-level course content as varied as visual design, rhetoric, and project management.

Ann S. Jennings

2008-01-01

255

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

256

An Introductory Guide to the Selling of Information Products and Services to Agencies of the U.S. Government.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This guidebook has been developed to provide answers to key marketing questions for organizations in the private sector who sell products and services in the information marketplace. The focus of the guide is on selling to the Government. Copies of pertin...

A. E. Dahlke

1976-01-01

257

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

258

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

259

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

260

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

261

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

262

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

263

Scottish Canadian Medical Programme  

E-print Network

Scottish ­ Canadian Medical Programme Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery #12;Overview The Scottish ­ Canadian Medical Programme (Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery) provides a unique experience both marks. Edinburgh The MB ChB medical degree programme at Edinburgh recognises the talents, skills

Brierley, Andrew

264

Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

If youâÂÂd like to know whatâÂÂs 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 âÂÂSeizing CanadaâÂÂs Momentâ 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 âÂÂA Grand Tour of Theoretical Physicsâ to âÂÂA StudentâÂÂs Guide to Data and Error Analysis.âÂÂ

265

Canadian Astronomy Education: A Project by the Canadian Astronomical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Canadian Astronomical Society offers educational astronomy materials for teachers, students, youth organizations, and professional and amateur astronomers. Educators can find astronomy curriculum expectations for Canada, a list of science centers and observatories, activity ideas, lesson plans, star charts, and much more. The website features an informative biography of the astronomer of the month. Students can find an interactive tour of the universe and great tips to help them learn astronomy as well as information about astronomy careers, clubs, and science fairs. Novice astronomers can obtain guides about buying telescopes and observing. This high-quality site is sure to have appealing materials for all individuals interested in astronomy.

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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

267

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.

2000-01-01

268

Communications and Information Technologies and the Education of Canada's Native Peoples. New Technologies in Canadian Education Series. Paper 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines communications and information technologies and the ways in which they have been used in both the formal and the nonformal education of Canada's native people (four groups: status Indians, non-status Indians, Metis, and Inuits). It is noted that generalizations about the use of technology in native schools is difficult because…

Stiles, J. Mark

269

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

PubMed

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

Dykeman, Sarah; Williams, Allison M

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

272

Canadian experiences in telehealth: equalizing access to quality care.  

PubMed

The Canadian Conference "TExpo'98: Interactive Health" focused on four telehealth themes: community needs, Canadian experiences, industry perspectives, and access/security/interoperability issues. Health and socioeconomic needs have been the driving force behind telehealth initiatives; telelearning is one of the major Canadian initiatives. To encourage Canadian telehealth initiatives, the federal government is building a national health infrastructure. One element in this framework is concerned with empowering the public, strengthening health care services, and ensuring accountability. Technological advancements and innovative partnerships among health communities, government, users, professional bodies, and industry are critical to continued growth. Key issues including access, evaluation, implementation, privacy, confidentiality, security, and interoperability are of universal concern to participants. Research that examines the benefits and costs of telehealth is needed. PMID:11110641

Jennett, P A; Person, V L; Watson, M; Watanabe, M

2000-01-01

273

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

274

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

275

E-Government and Government's Public Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

E-Government is a new form of government organization and administrative mechanism of public affairs, where the government's public sectors realize digitalized and information-based government affairs by means of network communication and other electronic technology, administrate public affairs, and provide public services through network. It is citizen-oriented and regards the improvement of government's public services as the core value. The process

Zhang He

2011-01-01

276

Sector differences in the role of institutional research in informing decision making and governance in higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The intent of the authors in preparing this paper is to compare and contrast the roles of Institutional Research in informing\\u000a decision making and governance in higher education. Using a case study format the authors will provide an example of a research\\u000a project conducted within each of the following sectors of United States higher education system: private 4-year not for

Mary Ann Coughlin; Joseph Hoey; Marsha Hirano-Nakanishi

2009-01-01

277

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...information obtained under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability...amended. 2.310 Section 2.310 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GENERAL PUBLIC INFORMATION...

2012-07-01

278

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...information obtained under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability...amended. 2.310 Section 2.310 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GENERAL PUBLIC INFORMATION...

2013-07-01

279

Medication Management: Perceptions and Opinions of Canadian Hospital Executives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Issues relating to access to new medications, medication safety, and the quality of medication use are important to many Canadian hospital executives and managers. Objective: To obtain the opinions of hospital executives and managers about medication management issues. Methods: A survey instrument was developed and pilot-tested with input from key informant interviews and the Canadian College of Health Service

Neil J MacKinnon; Nicole R Hartnell; Colleen J Metge; Ingrid Sketris; Jean-François Bussières

2008-01-01

280

Canadian exceptionalism: shareholder proposals, filer identities, and voting outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to study filer identities and voting outcomes of Canadian shareholder proposals and their impact on shareholders' wealth during the period from 2001 to 2008. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – In total, 762 Canadian shareholder proposals and related information on targeted firms were collected from the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) and the System

Jun Yang; Eric Zengxiang Wang; Yunbi An

2012-01-01

281

Outsourcing and Insourcing of Information Services: A Case Study of Corporate and Government Libraries in Victoria.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 92 corporate and government libraries in Victoria, Australia, reveals that 64.8% were restructured over the last 5 years. Reasons for outsourcing; services being outsourced; the impact of budgets; and the use of service fees are examined. (AEF)

Lakey, Kathleen

1994-01-01

282

Geographic information in eLocal government: evaluating online mapping applications in Irish local authorities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper evaluates geographic applications provided on Irish local government websites through the application of a method developed by Campagna and Deplano (2004). This method assesses geographic applications against categories of content and technology with reference to public participation. Results from this and previous studies are used to produce a cross-country comparison between Ireland, Italy and Denmark. Irish geographic applications

Mairéad de Róiste

2009-01-01

283

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

284

Water Over the Bridge: Examining Transnational Municipal Networks of American and Canadian Local Governments in the Context of Canada-U.S. Bilateral Environmental Relations within the Great Lakes Basin.  

E-print Network

??Bilateral environmental relations between Canada and the United States have been studied from the perspective of federal, state, and provincial governments including non-state actors. However,… (more)

Kusmierczyk, Ireneusz W.

2010-01-01

285

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

286

Are Canadians Cultural Cuckoos?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author believes that teachers have been remiss in transmitting Canadian culture to their students. They have also neglected the development of self-realization and identity in the majority of students. (Author)

Mickleburgh, Brita

1977-01-01

287

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.

288

Reflections on Canadian Lifestyle  

PubMed Central

Lifestyle is defined in terms of a culture's view of five basic human dilemmas. A comparison of the Canadian and Rwandese cultures suggests that our lifestyle pattern has generated many of our present physical and mental health problems.

Elford, R. W.

1976-01-01

289

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.

2000-01-01

290

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.

291

40 CFR 2.302 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Clean Water Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...certain information obtained under the Clean Water Act. 2.302 Section 2.302...certain information obtained under the Clean Water Act. (a) Definitions. ...section: (1) Act means the Clean Water Act, as amended, 33...

2010-07-01

292

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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

293

HPV vaccine information-seeking behaviors among US physicians: Government, media, or colleagues?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The multiple information sources available may pose a challenge to physicians in providing accurate human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine information to patients. The purpose of this study was to describe physicians’ HPV vaccine information-seeking behaviors and assess if these behaviors differ by physician specialty and sociodemographic characteristics. In 2009, 1008 Family Physicians (FPs), Pediatricians (Peds), and Obstetricians\\/Gynecologists (OBGYNs) completed a survey

Shalanda A. Bynum; Teri L. Malo; Ji-Hyun Lee; Anna R. Guiliano; Susan T. Vadaparampil

2011-01-01

294

40 CFR 2.311 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...INFORMATION Confidentiality of Business Information § 2.311...seq. (2) Average fuel economy has the meaning given it...2001(4). (3) Fuel economy has the meaning given it...2001(6). (4) Fuel economy data means any...

2012-07-01

295

40 CFR 2.311 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...INFORMATION Confidentiality of Business Information § 2.311...seq. (2) Average fuel economy has the meaning given it...2001(4). (3) Fuel economy has the meaning given it...2001(6). (4) Fuel economy data means any...

2013-07-01

296

40 CFR 2.311 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...INFORMATION Confidentiality of Business Information § 2.311...seq. (2) Average fuel economy has the meaning given it...2001(4). (3) Fuel economy has the meaning given it...2001(6). (4) Fuel economy data means any...

2010-07-01

297

40 CFR 2.311 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...INFORMATION Confidentiality of Business Information § 2.311...seq. (2) Average fuel economy has the meaning given it...2001(4). (3) Fuel economy has the meaning given it...2001(6). (4) Fuel economy data means any...

2011-07-01

298

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

299

University of Toronto Governing Council  

E-print Network

students, employs more faculty, and offers a greater range of courses than any other Canadian university -- attract students from all parts of the province, from around the country and from abroad. To support itsfiVO AR BO R VELUT University of Toronto Governing Council W eb C opy Statement of Institutional

Boonstra, Rudy

300

German Government Online  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Press and Information Office of the Federal Government of Germany, the Public relations department of the German Government, has been on the Web since 1996 as a complement to conventional publication methods. It acts as an entry point for the German Government referring to the Web pages and servers of the German Government itself, other German constitutional bodies, German

Manfred Bogen; Marion Borowski; Guido Hansen; Michael Lenz

1998-01-01

301

Characteristics of individuals with high information potential in government research and development organizations.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In order to study focal individuals within informal communications networks, a special variable was constructed: information potential (IP) was defined as the information-source value placed on an individual by his colleagues. Four hypotheses involving IP were tested in three R&D organizations using questionnaires and pencil-and-paper tests. Results indicated that the individual with high IP used more and different sources of technical information, was seen to be a credible information source and to have a strong ability to associate seemingly unrelated ideas, and was as approachable as the other members of his organization. Four tentative conclusions may be drawn from this study concerning the person with high IP. He is (1) an identifiable individual in several different kinds of organizations; (2) a distinctive information transceiver (transmitter and receiver); (3) both a producer and a catalyst in his own organization; and (4) an extender and an amplifier of information search. To affect the efficiency of informal information flow, the research manager's best hope for positively influencing informal networks lies in the identification and motivation of the special communicators in his organization.

Holland, W. E.

1972-01-01

302

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

303

In Search of Canadian Materials, 1987.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated bibliography provides teachers, librarians, and administrators with information about Canadian educational materials. It is the latest of numerous supplements to the 1978 original edition of this bibliography. Each entry includes suitable grade level, subject heading, quality rating, and price when provided. Subjects included are:…

Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Instructional Resources Branch.

304

2003 Canadian Asthma Consensus Guidelines Executive Summary  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma have been published over the last 15 years; however, there has been little focus on issues relating to asthma in childhood. Since the last revision of the 1999 Canadian Asthma Consensus Report, important new studies, particularly in children, have highlighted the need to incorporate new information into the asthma guidelines. The

Allan Becker; Catherine Lemière; Denis Bérubé; Louis-Philippe Boulet; Francine Ducharme; Mark FitzGerald; Thomas Kovesi

2006-01-01

305

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

306

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.

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

2014-01-01

307

77 FR 30998 - Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Government...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Meredith Murphy, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS...FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Meredith Murphy, 571-372-6098. The information...Paper copies are available from Ms. Meredith Murphy, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP...

2012-05-24

308

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

309

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

310

Geospatial Information System For Hydrological Mapping Programmes, Water Resources Governance And Education In India  

Microsoft Academic Search

Geospatial Information System is expanding the role of hydrological monitoring and analysis in decision making. Hydrological mapping is undergoing dramatic and substantial changes driven primarily due to technological developments in both the computer and telecommunication fields. Hydrologists have a greater opportunity to utilize computer and multimedia for hydrological data processing. The geospatial information technology (GIT) has changed mapping in many

R. B. Singh

2004-01-01

311

Senior Citizens' Acceptance of Information Systems: A Study in the Context of e-Government Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The turn of the century has seen a rapidly graying population concurrently with increasingly ubiquitous information technology (IT). The elderly population being less familiar with IT implies that issues pertaining to their acceptance of information systems (IS) deserve special attention. However, the IS and gerontology literatures seldom explore IS acceptance among the aged. Attempting to address this gap, a research

Chee Wei Phang; Juliana Sutanto; Atreyi Kankanhalli; Yan Li; Bernard C. Y. Tan; Hock-Hai Teo

2006-01-01

312

Keeping to the Private Market: The Evolution of Canadian Housing Policy: 1900-1949  

Microsoft Academic Search

The dissertation traces the evolution of Canadian housing policy from 1935 to 1949 and examines the origins of the housing problems which promoted government programs. Housing problems, defined as a gap between affordability and an acceptable minimal standard of shelter, reached major proportions in rapidly expanding Canadian urban cities from 1900-1913. Exacerbation of these disparities by World War One, contributed

John C. Bacher

1985-01-01

313

KEEPING TO THE PRIVATE MARKET: THE EVOLUTION OF CANADIAN HOUSING POLICY: 1900-1949  

Microsoft Academic Search

The dissertation traces the evolution of Canadian housing policy from 1935 to 1949 and examines the origins of the housing problems which promoted government programs. Housing problems, defined as a gap between affordability and an acceptable minimal standard of shelter, reached major proportions in rapidly expanding Canadian urban cities from 1900-1913. Exacerbation of these disparities by World War One, contributed

JOHN CHRISTOPHER BACHER

1985-01-01

314

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

315

Canadian University, Inc., and the Role of Canadian Criticism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author seeks to address the present function of Canadian criticism by undertaking a meditation on the contemporary Canadian university and stating his own position as a critic of Canadian literature in this institutional framework. The author asks: What are the connections between neoliberalism and cultural nationalism in…

Milz, Sabine

2005-01-01

316

Iceberg Flux and Climate Change FOR THE CANADIAN ICE SERVICE  

E-print Network

............................................................................................................ 14 Sea Ice Influence Service (CIS) provides sea ice and iceberg information to governmental and industrial users on CanadaReport Iceberg Flux and Climate Change FOR THE CANADIAN ICE SERVICE JUNE 2007 - MARCH 2008

Bruneau, Steve

317

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

318

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

319

76 FR 72914 - Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Government...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Meredith Murphy, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS...FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Meredith Murphy, telephone (703) 602-1302...Paper copies are available from Ms. Meredith Murphy,...

2011-11-28

320

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

...520 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) FINANCIAL CRIMES ENFORCEMENT NETWORK, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY GENERAL PROVISIONS Special Information Sharing Procedures To Deter Money Laundering and...

2014-07-01

321

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL ADMINISTRATION-PUBLIC...based on information produced by a Federal computer matching program that is subject to the requirements in the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection...

2010-10-01

322

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

...AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL ADMINISTRATION-PUBLIC...based on information produced by a Federal computer matching program that is subject to the requirements in the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection...

2014-10-01

323

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL ADMINISTRATION-PUBLIC...based on information produced by a Federal computer matching program that is subject to the requirements in the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection...

2012-10-01

324

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL ADMINISTRATION-PUBLIC...based on information produced by a Federal computer matching program that is subject to the requirements in the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection...

2011-10-01

325

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL ADMINISTRATION-PUBLIC...based on information produced by a Federal computer matching program that is subject to the requirements in the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection...

2013-10-01

326

15 CFR 4a.8 - Access to classified information by individuals outside the Government.  

...of Commerce CLASSIFICATION, DECLASSIFICATION, AND PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION § 4a...historical research projects or who has previously occupied a policy-making position to which he or she was appointed by the...

2014-01-01

327

Government and Sport Transformation in Canada.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The increasing commercialism and professionalism of sport through the medium of television has had an impact upon the policy of the Canadian government toward sport. Facing pressure from separatist movements within the country, the government has made athletics a keystone in the drive for national unity. The cultural significance of sport and the…

Franks, C. E. S.; Macintosh, Donald

328

17 CFR 140.73 - Delegation of authority to disclose information to United States, States, and foreign government...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...agency of any foreign government or political subdivision...the laws of such foreign government or political subdivision to which such foreign government or political subdivision...of any person and trade secrets or names of...

2012-04-01

329

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

330

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

331

The promise of e-health--a Canadian perspective.  

PubMed

Canadians value their health care system above any other social programme. Canada's system of health care faces significant financial and population pressures, relating to cost, access, quality, accountability, and the intergration 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 land mass 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 confidentiality. Many organizations and governments are working to address these challenges. Canada Health Infoway, a not-for-profit corporation, was founded by the first ministers in 2001 to accelerate the establishment of an interoperable, pan-Canadian electronic health record. It works with partners in the federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions to define replicable solutions for establishment of the major elements necessary to achieve this goal. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) will also continue to 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:15751551

Alvarez, Richard C

2004-01-01

332

POLICY STATEMENT AND GENERAL INFORMATION GOVERNING USE OF COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING MARKSBURY BUILDING DIGITAL THEATER  

E-print Network

DIGITAL THEATER In order that the Marksbury Building Digital Theater may be utilized to the fullest information. 1. The responsibility of general administration and supervision of the Marksbury Digital Theater is assigned to Monica Mehanna. 2. The Marksbury Digital Theater may be scheduled for groups up to a maximum

Hayes, Jane E.

333

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

334

Impact of Information Technology in Government Systems: A Regional Overview of Asian Experiences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This discussion of the development of information technology in developing nations is based on case studies of seven Asian countries. The experiences of the countries are compared in terms of the infrastructure development, organizational processes, applications, human resources development, and public awareness. (CLB)

Kaul, Mohan

1987-01-01

335

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.

336

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

337

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

338

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.; Chi-Lum, Bonnie.; Deangelis, Catherine D.; Flanagin, Annette.; Kennett, Robert L.; Musacchio, Robert A.

2000-01-01

339

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

340

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.

341

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.

Rhodes, Greg; Herring, David

2002-08-15

342

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

343

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

344

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

345

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

346

Canadian Adult Basic Education: An Overview. Occasional Paper No. 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper reviews the growth of Canadian Adult Basic Education (ABE) with emphasis on the role played by the Federal government. It considers major events leading to an awareness of the disadvantaged and their inability to function adequately, without necessary opportunities and skills, in the mainstream of an industrialized society. The author…

Brooke, W. Michael

347

DETERMINANTS OF CORPORATE R&D INTENSITY: CANADIAN EVIDENCE  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper empirically explores the determinants of corporate research and development (R&D) intensity in the Canadian context with a sample of 134 TSE companies. Specifically we investigate in cross-section the impact of various governance and firm-specific variables on firms' R&D intensity. We find that, in the case of governance variables, percentage of inside director, Directors' ownership, and the dummy variable

Shantanu Dutta; Vinod Kumar; Pengcheng Zhu

2004-01-01

348

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

349

Child-Rearing Attitudes and Behavioral Inhibition in Chinese and Canadian Toddlers: A Cross-Cultural Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collected behavioral inhibition data from Chinese and Canadian 2-year-olds, and obtained information on mothers' child-rearing attitudes and beliefs. Found that Chinese toddlers were significantly more inhibited than Canadians. For Canadians, inhibition was associated positively with mothers' punishment orientation and negatively with mothers'…

Chen, Xinyin; And Others

1998-01-01

350

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.

351

"Developing Good Taste in Evidence": Facilitators of and Hindrances to Evidence-Informed Health Policymaking in State Government  

PubMed Central

Context Policymaking is a highly complex process that is often difficult to predict or influence. Most of the scholarship examining the role of research evidence in policymaking has focused narrowly on characteristics of the evidence and the interactions between scientists and government officials. The real-life context in which policymakers are situated and make decisions also is crucial to the development of evidence-informed policy. Methods This qualitative study expands on other studies of research utilization at the state level through interviews with twenty-eight state legislators and administrators about their real-life experiences incorporating evidence into policymaking. The interviews were coded inductively into the following categories: (1) the important or controversial issue or problem being addressed, (2) the information that was used, (3) facilitators, and (4) hindrances. Findings Hindrances to evidence-informed policymaking included institutional features; characteristics of the evidence supply, such as research quantity, quality, accessibility, and usability; and competing sources of influence, such as interest groups. The policymakers identified a number of facilitators to the use of evidence, including linking research to concrete impacts, costs, and benefits; reframing policy issues to fit the research; training to use evidence-based skills; and developing research venues and collaborative relationships in order to generate relevant evidence. Conclusions Certain hindrances to the incorporation of research into policy, like limited budgets, are systemic and not readily altered. However, some of the barriers and facilitators of evidence-informed health policymaking are amenable to change. Policymakers could benefit from evidence-based skills training to help them identify and evaluate high-quality information. Researchers and policymakers thus could collaborate to develop networks for generating and sharing relevant evidence for policy. PMID:18522611

Jewell, Christopher J; Bero, Lisa A

2008-01-01

352

Planning for a Canadian Contribution to a Soil Moisture Mission  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

First Workshop on Canadian SMAP Applications and Cal-Val; Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 6-7 October 2009; The Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) mission will combine low-frequency microwave radiometer and high-resolution radar instruments to measure surface soil moisture and freeze-thaw state. This NASA mission, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has the potential to enable a diverse range of applications including drought and flood guidance, agricultural productivity estimation and risk mitigation, weather forecasting, climate predictions, human health risk assessment and mitigation, and defense systems. Recognizing the potential relevance of SMAP's measurements for Canada, Environment Canada (EC) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) are joining efforts to develop Canadian participation in this mission. As part of this effort, the First Workshop on Canadian SMAP Applications and Cal-Val was held in Canada. The main objective of this workshop was to develop a consolidated plan for Canadian participation in the SMAP mission that would address the needs of different Canadian government departments and academia.

Bélair, Stéphane; Melo, Stella

2009-12-01

353

State Education Governance Structures.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report addresses one aspect of education governance--state-level governance structures across states. This report explores in depth the formal relationships among those holding official positions in state education governance and how such relationships have changed over time. The information in this report is derived from three sources:…

McCarthy, Martha; And Others

354

Assessment and management of aquatic impacts from airport de-icing activities -- The Canadian perspective  

SciTech Connect

Historically, aircraft deicing fluids have simply drained from aircraft and runway surfaces into airport drainage systems and invariably end up in surrounding receiving aquatic systems. This led to recent concerns over environmental impacts from glycol-based fluids typically used for deicing aircraft. Glycols from de-icing fluids have been detected at high levels at Canadian airports. Concern not only stems from the high volumes being used at relatively few point sources, but also to the higher toxicity of the formulated de-icing fluids, compared to pure glycols. As a result, significant environmental management efforts have been made at Canadian airports over the last 4 years, including extensive stormwater monitoring, glycol mitigation and pollution prevention plans. Site-specific mitigation plans have been implemented at 15 major Canadian airports which typically include glycol containment, collection and removal. While a reasonable dataset is available on the toxicity of pure glycols, much less information is available on the toxicity of formulated deicers. Furthermore, there have been very few field assessments of the aquatic impacts of de-icing. To date, management regimes developed to address the problem in Canada have focused almost exclusively on glycols and voluntary compliance to discharge limits and receiving water quality guidelines. This approach has resulted in reductions in the quantities of glycols which are released from Canadian airports into the surrounding environment. Currently, government and industry are refining this management system with an examination of new approaches and options such as more holistic airport wastewater quality assessments and toxicity-based guidelines.

Kent, R.A.; Andersen, D. [Environment Canada, Hull, Quebec (Canada). Evaluation and Interpretation Branch; Simpson, A. [Transport Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada). Airports Group

1995-12-31

355

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

356

Indigenous populations health protection: A Canadian perspective  

PubMed Central

The disproportionate effects of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic on many Canadian Aboriginal communities have drawn attention to the vulnerability of these communities in terms of health outcomes in the face of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. Exploring the particular challenges facing these communities is essential to improving public health planning. In alignment with the objectives of the Pandemic Influenza Outbreak Research Modelling (Pan-InfORM) team, a Canadian public health workshop was held at the Centre for Disease Modelling (CDM) to: (i) evaluate post-pandemic research findings; (ii) identify existing gaps in knowledge that have yet to be addressed through ongoing research and collaborative activities; and (iii) build upon existing partnerships within the research community to forge new collaborative links with Aboriginal health organizations. The workshop achieved its objectives in identifying main research findings and emerging information post pandemic, and highlighting key challenges that pose significant impediments to the health protection and promotion of Canadian Aboriginal populations. The health challenges faced by Canadian indigenous populations are unique and complex, and can only be addressed through active engagement with affected communities. The academic research community will need to develop a new interdisciplinary framework, building upon concepts from ‘Communities of Practice’, to ensure that the research priorities are identified and targeted, and the outcomes are translated into the context of community health to improve policy and practice. PMID:23256553

2012-01-01

357

Development of an injury surveillance system for the Canadian forces  

Microsoft Academic Search

Injuries represent a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Canadian military. The 2008\\/2009 Health and Lifestyle Information Survey (HLIS) found that in the preceding 12 months 23% of Canadian Forces (CF) personnel had sustained a repetitive strain injury and 21% an acute injury. These injuries were mainly attributed to physical training\\/sports\\/Adventure training. CF occupational fitness requirements necessitate participation

M N Valle; E Payne

2010-01-01

358

17 CFR 140.73 - Delegation of authority to disclose information to United States, States, and foreign government...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...States, and foreign government agencies and foreign futures authorities...Commodity and Securities Exchanges COMMODITY FUTURES...States, States, and foreign government agencies and foreign...of the Division of Market Oversight or,...

2011-04-01

359

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

360

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.

361

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.

362

Petroleum taxation and efficiency: the Canadian system in question  

SciTech Connect

The question considered in this article is whether it is possible to have a tax that appropriates resource rents without imposing a penalty on potential petroleum production. It is submitted that a system of income taxes exists which partially fulfills the above requirements. The Canadian government has been moving towards this system of taxation since 1962 but its historical development has been slow. Topics discussed include: the efficient taxation of resource rents, a history of Canadian petroleum taxation, and the efficiency of the present petroleum tax system.

Wahby, M.J.

1983-08-01

363

Review of Canadian literature to estimate risks associated with Salmonella in broilers from retail to consumption in Canadian homes.  

PubMed

The objective was to review the literature related to the risk of salmonellosis from chicken consumed in private homes in Canada. The pathway of concern was retail-to-consumption at private homes due to the direct link between this pathway and public health. A qualitative review was conducted by searching Canadian governmental agencies' webpages, published peer-reviewed journals, and by contacting experts in the field. Overall, with the data available, estimating risk from Salmonella in chicken breasts using only Canadian information was limited. Enumeration data for Salmonella in retail raw chicken at different regions across Canada are needed to be able to generalize the risk of salmonellosis in the Canadian population. Few Canadian surveys were found to describe consumers' food safety behaviors at Canadians' private homes. Observational designs to study food safety practices and Canadian consumers' behavior in private kitchens are needed to ensure that consumer behavior is consistent with consumer perceptions of their behavior. The results of such studies will give valuable input for designing educational programs needed to increase awareness of safe food handling practices by Canadian consumers when preparing food at their homes. PMID:23638930

Smadi, Hanan; Sargeant, Jan M

2013-01-01

364

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

of government, as the central role of social media in the 2008 United States presidential election and other, such as reducing poverty, improving the quality and ac- cessibility of education and healthcare, and achieving ranging from education to health- care to the environment. This policy brief is one in a series from

Narasayya, Vivek

365

Canadian population risk of radon induced lung cancer: a re-assessment based on the recent cross-Canada radon survey  

PubMed Central

Exposure to indoor radon has been determined to be the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco smoking. Canadian population risk of radon induced lung cancer was assessed in 2005 with the radon distribution characteristics determined from a radon survey carried out in the late 1970s in 19 cities. In that survey, a grab sampling method was used to measure radon levels. The observed radon concentration in 14 000 Canadian homes surveyed followed a log–normal distribution with a geometric mean (GM) of 11.2 Bq m–3 and a geometric standard deviation (GSD) of 3.9. Based on the information from that survey, it was estimated that ?10 % of lung cancers in Canada resulted from indoor radon exposure. To gain a better understanding of radon concentrations in homes across the country, a national residential radon survey was launched in April 2009. In the recent survey, long-term (3 month or longer) indoor radon measurements were made in roughly 14 000 homes in 121 health regions across Canada. The observed radon concentrations follow, as expected, a log–normal distribution with a GM of 41.9 Bq m–3 and a GSD of 2.8. Based on the more accurate radon distribution characteristics obtained from the recent cross-Canada radon survey, a re-assessment of Canadian population risk for radon induced lung cancer was undertaken. The theoretical estimates show that 16 % of lung cancer deaths among Canadians are attributable to indoor radon exposure. These results strongly suggest the ongoing need for the Canadian National Radon Program. In particular, there is a need for a focus on education and awareness by all levels of government, and in partnership with key stakeholders, to encourage Canadians to take action to reduce the risk from indoor radon exposure. PMID:22874897

Chen, J.; Moir, D.; Whyte, J.

2012-01-01

366

The Canadian health care system: a model for American to emulate?  

PubMed

The American health care system has the world's highest per capita costs and over 30 million citizens uninsured. The neighbouring Canadian system provides coverage for all basic medical and hospital services, at costs per capita that are about US$700 lower. Single-agency public funding allows tighter control of Canadian expenditures, and reduces administrative overheads. Hospitals are run as non-profit private corporations, funded primarily by a fixed annual allocation for operating costs. Most physicians are in private fee-for-service practice, but cannot charge more than the insured tariff negotiated between their provincial government and medical association. This approach, while attractive in its decentralization, tends to separate the funding and management of clinical services. Thus, hospital information systems lag a decade behind the USA, managed care initiatives are few, health maintenance organisations do not exist, and experimentation with alternative funding or delivery systems has been sporadic. Strengths of the system compared to the USA include: higher patient satisfaction, universal coverage, slightly better cost containment, higher hospital occupancy rates, and reduction in income-related rationing with more equitable distribution of services. Weaknesses in common with the United States are: cost escalation consistently outstripping the consumer price index with costs per capita second highest in the world, ever rising consumption of services per capita, inadequate manpower planning and physician maldistribution, poor regional co-ordination of services, inadequate quality assurance and provider frustration. Additional weaknesses include: an emerging funding crisis caused by the massive federal deficit, less innovation in management and delivery of care as compared to the USA, implicit rationing with long waiting lists for some services, and recurrent provider-government conflicts that have reduced goodwill among stakeholders. Thus, while the Canadian model has important advantages, it does not offer a panacea for American health care woes. PMID:1342627

Naylor, C D

1992-04-01

367

Implementing e-Government in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Practices and Challenges for the State government.  

E-print Network

??Context: Electronic Government (sometimes referred to as digital government, online government) is the use of information and communication technologies to: a) enable optimization and innovation… (more)

Bajramovic, Kemal

2011-01-01

368

Canadian Action on Early School Leaving: A Description of the National Stay-in-School Initiative. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Stay-in-School is a Canadian government initiative launched in the early 1990's encouraging young Canadians to build a solid foundation for the future by finishing high school and by acquiring the skills needed for the labor force of tomorrow. Three fundamental principles guided the initiative: (1) compassion, caring, and commitment are essential…

Hackett, Helen; Baran, Dan

369

Public preferences for government spending in Canada  

PubMed Central

This study considers three questions: 1. What are the Canadian public’s prioritization preferences for new government spending on a range of public health-related goods outside the scope of the country’s national system of health insurance? 2. How homogenous or heterogeneous is the Canadian public in terms of these preferences? 3. What factors are predictive of the Canadian public’s preferences for new government spending? Data were collected in 2008 from a national random sample of Canadian adults through a telephone interview survey (n =1,005). Respondents were asked to rank five spending priorities in terms of their preference for new government spending. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression analyses were conducted. As a first priority, Canadian adults prefer spending on child care (26.2%), followed by pharmacare (23.1%), dental care (20.8%), home care (17.2%), and vision care (12.7%). Sociodemographic characteristics predict spending preferences, based on the social position and needs of respondents. Policy leaders need to give fair consideration to public preferences in priority setting approaches in order to ensure that public health-related goods are distributed in a manner that best suits population needs. PMID:23110682

2012-01-01

370

DEPENDANT SCHOOLING INFORMATION In Western Australia, dependants of international students may be enrolled in either government (public) or non-government  

E-print Network

and excursions will attract additional costs. Students will be required to pay for school uniforms and excursions will attract additional costs. Students will be required to pay for school uniforms. Note: If yourDEPENDANT SCHOOLING INFORMATION In Western Australia, dependants of international students may

371

Canadian Families (Les Familles Canadiennes).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Structural changes that have taken place in Canadian families in recent decades are described in this booklet. Topical sections are as follows: (1) What Counts in Canadian Families (importance of (importance of family); (2) The Family--Variations on a Theme origins, family structure, seniors aged 60 and over, how lives are spent, religion); (3)…

Vanier Inst. of the Family, Ottawa (Ontario).

372

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

373

Redistribution, In-Kind Transfers and Matching Grants when the Federal Government Lacks Information on Local Costs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent literature on optimal nonlinear taxation has shown that in models with a single level of government public provision of private goods can help redistribution by mitigating self-selection constraints. The aim of the present paper is to extend the analysis to a fiscal federalism setting with two levels of government. To accomplish this goal we start by explicitly modelling the

Sören Blomquist; Luca Micheletto

2004-01-01

374

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

375

17 CFR 140.73 - Delegation of authority to disclose information to United States, States, and foreign government...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...under the laws of such foreign government or political subdivision to which such foreign government or political...or agency thereof, or foreign futures authority is...Director of the Division of Market Oversight or in his or...separately disclose the business transactions or...

2010-04-01

376

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

377

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

378

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

Labonte, Ronald; Runnels, Vivien; Gagnon, Michelle

2014-01-01

379

Introduction to the Canadian Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Team's (CCORT) Canadian Cardiovascular Atlas project.  

PubMed

The Canadian Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Team's (CCORT) Canadian Cardiovascular Atlas project was developed to provide Canadians with a national report on the state of cardiovascular health and health services in Canada. Written by a group of Canada's leading experts in cardiovascular outcomes research, the CCORT cardiac Atlas will cover a wide variety of topics ranging from cardiac risk factors and cardiac mortality rates to the treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure and the outcomes of invasive cardiac procedures across Canada. Data in the Atlas will be presented at a national, provincial and health region level. The Atlas will be published as a series of 20 articles and chapters in future issues of The Canadian Journal of Cardiology and on CCORT's web site (www.ccort.ca). The journal version of the Atlas chapters will be written for a clinical audience and will include editorials written by invited experts, whereas the web-based version of each chapter will be written for a more general audience and will include additional supplemental information (for example, interactive colour maps and tables) that cannot be included in the journal version. Material from the Journal and the web will eventually be compiled into a book that will be distributed across Canada. This article serves as an introduction to the Atlas project and describes the rationale for and objectives of the CCORT national cardiac Atlas project. PMID:12677276

Tu, Jack V; Brien, Susan E; Kennedy, Courtney C; Pilote, Louise; Ghali, William A

2003-03-15

380

An Outsider's View of Governance Models  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most colleges and universities across the British Commonwealth and the United States face crises of confidence in their leadership or their financial systems at some stage in their evolution. This article offers a brief reflection on some governance issues in higher education from the perspective of a Canadian who has served as a dean of law in…

Trakman, Leon

2008-01-01

381

In Search of Canadian Materials. Supplement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed as an aid to the selection of Canadian materials for the school library, this annotated bibliography supplements a 1978 listing of items by or about Canadians. Major subdivisions of the work include a reference materials section as well as sections by subject category: language and literature, Canadian history, Canadian studies, the arts,…

Tonn, Patricia, Comp.

382

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

383

Canadian Science, Technology and Innovation Policy: The Product of Regional Networking?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Salazar M. and Holbrook A. (2007) Canadian science, technology and innovation policy: the product of regional networking?, Regional Studies41, 1129–1141. The structure of federal countries poses challenges to science, technology and innovation (STI) policy-making and regional development not found in centrally governed nations. This paper tests the thesis that Canadian STI policy is highly regionalized in practice because of its

Monica Salazar; Adam Holbrook

2007-01-01

384

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.

385

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...of restrictions on employees' receipt of gifts and decorations. 3.11 Section 3...Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE GENERAL GIFTS AND DECORATIONS FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS...of restrictions on employees' receipt of gifts and decorations. A special...

2012-04-01

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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

...and local government officials. 1400.9 Section 1400.9 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS; RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN...

2012-07-01

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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

...and local government officials. 1400.9 Section 1400.9 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS; RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN...

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, 2011 CFR

...by Federal government officials. 1400.8 Section 1400.8 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS; RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN...

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, 2012 CFR

...by Federal government officials. 1400.8 Section 1400.8 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS; RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN...

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

...by Federal government officials. 1400.8 Section 1400.8 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS; RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN...

2013-07-01

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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

...and local government officials. 1400.9 Section 1400.9 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS; RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN...

2011-07-01

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48 CFR 252.227-7025 - Limitations on the use or disclosure of government-furnished information marked with restrictive...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

(a)(1) For contracts requiring the delivery of technical data, the terms “limited rights” and “Government purpose rights” are defined in the Rights in Technical Data—Noncommercial Items clause of this...

2010-10-01

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

...commercial purposes. A public aircraft is not subject to many Federal...including requirements relating to aircraft certification, maintenance, and pilot certification...passengers on a Government aircraft, that agency must comply...

2014-07-01

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The Government Executive's Guide to Arson Prevention and Control: A Handbook on Information Systems and Action Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Guide has two objectives: first, to better enable government leaders to develop comprehensive, strategic plans for the prevention and control of arson; and second, to identify particular modes of arson preventive and reactive action programs which pol...

M. V. McGuire, J. Greenfield, K. Robinett

1981-01-01

395

Canadian Architect and Builder Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Its third phase now complete, this online project produced for the Canadian Digital Collections Program has been much improved and now constitutes a fine resource for architects, architecture students, historians, curators, building restorers, and others. The Canadian Architect and Builder was the first Canadian architecture periodical, published between 1888 and 1908. At the site, visitors can browse digital page images of the journal's full run, indexed by volume and issue. A keyword and advanced search are also available, the latter including options for author, title, document type, and volumes. On the whole, the page images are of very good quality and easily navigated.

396

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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Ethics and ICT Governance Jacques Berleur1  

E-print Network

-stakeholder approach to Internet governance, and to information and communications technologies (ICT) governance by Internet governance and a multi-stakeholder approach? A working definition of Internet governance and use of the Internet. [2] If the words "government" and "governance" contemporarily both seem familiar

Boyer, Edmond

398

Restructuring for Good Governance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

American higher education has never been more in need of good governance than it is right now. Yet much of the structure many boards have inherited or created tends to stall or impede timely, well-informed, and broadly supported decision making. At many institutions (ours included), layers of governance have been added with each passing year,…

Robert, Stephen; Carey, Russell C.

2006-01-01

399

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

400

Poverty, taxation and governance  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a simple model based on political support approach, we show that poor and less egalitarian societies may impose a lower tax rate contrary to the prediction of the median voter approach. This is consistent with the available empirical findings. In the framework developed in this paper, the government can strategically design a weak governance system to promote informal activities

Sugata Marjit; Vivekananda Mukherjee; Martin Kolmar

2006-01-01

401

Reference Service to State Government  

Microsoft Academic Search

The New York State Library has a mission to provide reference, information and loan service to the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of the state government. The special nature of government information needs imposes extraordinary requirements on the library's information services. This paper describes the programs the library has developed in response to its users' information needs.

Mary Redmond; Lee Stanton

1988-01-01

402

Canadian federal support for climate change and health research compared with the risks posed.  

PubMed

For emerging public health risks such as climate change, the Canadian federal government has a mandate to provide information and resources to protect citizens' health. Research is a key component of this mandate and is essential if Canada is to moderate the health effects of a changing climate. We assessed whether federal support for climate change and health research is consistent with the risks posed. We audited projects receiving federal support between 1999 and 2009, representing an investment of Can$16 million in 105 projects. Although funding has increased in recent years, it remains inadequate, with negligible focus on vulnerable populations, limited research on adaptation, and volatility in funding allocations. A federal strategy to guide research support is overdue. PMID:21490335

Ford, James D; Smith, Tanya R; Berrang-Ford, Lea

2011-05-01

403

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

PubMed

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; and ?Identifying 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

2014-10-01

404

Canadian Federal Support for Climate Change and Health Research Compared With the Risks Posed  

PubMed Central

For emerging public health risks such as climate change, the Canadian federal government has a mandate to provide information and resources to protect citizens' health. Research is a key component of this mandate and is essential if Canada is to moderate the health effects of a changing climate. We assessed whether federal support for climate change and health research is consistent with the risks posed. We audited projects receiving federal support between 1999 and 2009, representing an investment of Can$16 million in 105 projects. Although funding has increased in recent years, it remains inadequate, with negligible focus on vulnerable populations, limited research on adaptation, and volatility in funding allocations. A federal strategy to guide research support is overdue. PMID:21490335

Smith, Tanya R.; Berrang-Ford, Lea

2011-01-01

405

Canadian Contemporary Issues on Tape  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four tapes with interviews with experts in the designated fields comprise the series: a) Canada's Foreign Relations, 1867-1919; b) Canada's Foreign Relations, 1919-1945; c) Canada and China, and d) Canadian Diplomacy and Foreign Policy. (JA)

Shapter, Jean

1974-01-01

406

Environmental Impact Assessment in Canadian  

E-print Network

energy projects/pipelines) Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (for uranium mining, nuclear facilities In Alberta, the aboriginal population exceeds 250,000 Comprised of 48 First Nations and 134 reserves 85

Boisvert, Jeff

407

Comparative Canadian-American Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines topics for comparative study of Canada and the United States. Includes geography, politics, settlement patterns, economics, education, religion, and sports. Suggests materials to aid teachers in formulating comparative approaches to Canadian and U.S. studies. (DB)

Ezell, Macel D.

1988-01-01

408

Who Killed Parliamentary Government By Dr. Gary Levy  

E-print Network

Who Killed Parliamentary Government By Dr. Gary Levy Editor, Canadian Parliamentary Review Paper and Regina University January 11, 2011 #12;Who Killed Parliamentary Government? The title despite our great debt to Professor Smith for his work on Parliament I am going to disagree somewhat

Peak, Derek

409

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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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.

411

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

412

Effectiveness of anonymised information sharing and use in health service, police, and local government partnership for preventing violence related injury: experimental study and time series analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of anonymised information sharing to prevent injury related to violence.Design Experimental study and time series analysis of a prototype community partnership between the health service, police, and local government partners designed to prevent violence.Setting Cardiff, Wales, and 14 comparison cities designated “most similar” by the Home Office in England and Wales.Intervention After a 33 month

Curtis Florence; Jonathan Shepherd; Iain Brennan; Thomas Simon

2011-01-01

413

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.

414

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.

415

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

416

24 Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology Effects of Criterion Values  

E-print Network

24 Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology Effects of Criterion Values on Estimation of the Radius analysis pro- vides important reservoir information based on the area sampled within the ROD values of the reservoir parameters that are valid over the radius of investigation(1). Thus, the obtained

Hossain, M. Enamul

417

A Description of Sexual Offending Committed by Canadian Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this investigation was to describe teachers who sexually offend against youth and the circumstances related to these offenses. Archival Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System reports were obtained from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and demographic and criminal characteristics for the offender, as well as information about the victim…

Moulden, Heather M.; Firestone, Philip; Kingston, Drew A.; Wexler, Audrey F.

2010-01-01

418

Agent of social change : a history of Canadian University Press  

Microsoft Academic Search

Canadian University Press (CUP) is a co-operative national student news group that produces a news service and unites student newspapers across the country. Since its establishment in 1938, CUP has brought campus newspapers from across the country together to share news and information as well as training with one another. From 1965 to 1991 CUP's policies stated that the major

Käthe Anne Lemon

2004-01-01

419

US editorial writers put Canadian health care under microscope  

PubMed Central

Editorial writers from the US descended on Ottawa recently for their annual meeting, and CMAJ contributing editor Charlotte Gray was one of the speakers. She said the visitors received widely differing views on the Canadian health care system and may have emerged from the meeting more confused than informed. PMID:9861213

Gray, C

1998-01-01

420

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

421

A description of sexual offending committed by Canadian teachers.  

PubMed

The aim of this investigation was to describe teachers who sexually offend against youth and the circumstances related to these offenses. Archival Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System reports were obtained from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and demographic and criminal characteristics for the offender, as well as information about the victim and offense, were selected for analyses. A descriptive approach was used to analyze the qualitative reports for a group of 113 Canadian sexual offenders between 1995 and 2002. The results provide a description of adult male teachers who offended within their position of trust as well as offense and victim characteristics. PMID:20672209

Moulden, Heather M; Firestone, Philip; Kingston, Drew A; Wexler, Audrey F

2010-07-01

422

Sticking to the knitting: CIHR, innovation and Canadian biotech.  

PubMed

The novel proposal outlined by Glenn Brimacombe suggests that the federal government directly participate in funding incremental venture capital investment in Canadian biotechnology, with the goal of facilitating commercialization of Canadian biotechnology and health sciences intellectual property. In this way, they suggest, the economic development benefits of the Canadian current investment in health sciences will be increased. The proposal is based on two premises that need further evaluation: (1) the biotechnology sector in Canada presently underperforms in terms of value creation; (2) this underperformance is due to inadequate venture capital investment. It is the author's view that, although several measures do suggest relative system underperformance, this is likely due to structural differences rather than inadequate venture capital investment. The absence of large, integrated, global biopharmaceutical firms based in Canada, the large number of very small biotech firms and the absence of a clear federal policy mandate supporting technology transfer and underinvestment in public sector funded basic research may all be contributory factors. Given the Canadian biotech sector's current efficiency at creating value from limited public investment in basic science, increasing the core CIHR budget might be an even better investment opportunity for limited incremental funding. PMID:16078405

Edelson, Jeff

2005-01-01

423

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

...Whether the information has been held in confidence by the person to whom it pertains...information is of a type customarily held in confidence by the person to whom it pertains and...to and received by the Department in confidence; (4) Whether the information...

2014-01-01

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A Joint Conference of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Canadian Society of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Controlled Release Society Canadian Chapter,  

E-print Network

A Joint Conference of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Canadian Society Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences 3126 Dentistry/Pharmacy Centre Phone: 780-492-0950 University.cspscanada.org Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences Société Canadienne des Sciences Pharmaceutiques #12;

Simons, Jack

425

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

426

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

427

Canadian Children's Literature: An Alberta Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the findings of an online survey administered to Alberta elementary school teachers in 2000-2001. The survey explored the teachers' knowledge and use of Canadian children's literature and their thoughts about the role of Canadian literature in elementary school classrooms. Canadian children's trade books espouse particular…

Bainbridge, Joyce; Carbonaro, Mike; Green, Nicole

2005-01-01

428

A History of Canadian Politics Summer 2012  

E-print Network

HTST 351 A History of Canadian Politics Summer 2012 Instructor: David Gallant Tuesday/Thursday 12 or ill. This course in Canadian political history will examine the impact of prime ministers in Canadian political history by looking at events such as the Rebellions of 1837, the Winnipeg General Strike

Habib, Ayman

429

Canadian Nuclear Society Socit Nuclaire Canadienne  

E-print Network

Canadian Nuclear Society Société Nucléaire Canadienne 480 University Avenue, Suite 200, Toronto-snc@on.aibn.com The Canadian Nuclear Society is pleased to offer a scholarship to promote nuclear science and engineering entering their second or third year of graduate research in nuclear science and engineering at a Canadian

Meunier, Michel

430

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.

431

Expressive freedom and tobacco advertising: a Canadian perspective.  

PubMed

In 1989, Canada enacted the Tobacco Products Control Act (TPCA), which prohibited tobacco advertising, required health warnings on tobacco packaging, and restricted promotional activities. Canada's tobacco companies challenged the TPCA's constitutionality, arguing that it infringed on freedom of expression. Although it seemed likely that the Canadian Supreme Court would uphold the legislation, in 1995 the court declared the impugned provisions to be unconstitutional. The decision is testimony to the constraining force of liberalism on tobacco regulation, but it is also evidence of the power of political will. While the Canadian government could have used the decision to justify withdrawing from further confrontations with powerful commercial interests, it chose instead to enact new tobacco control legislation in 1997. PMID:11867308

Manfredi, Christopher P

2002-03-01

432

Role and reality: technology transfer at Canadian universities.  

PubMed

Technology transfer offices (TTOs) play a central role in the knowledge translation and commercialization agenda of Canadian universities. Despite this presumed mandate, there is a disconnect between the expectations of government and research institutions (which view TTOs' primary role as the promotion of profitable commercialization activities) and the reality of what TTOs do. Interviews with professionals at Canadian TTOs have revealed that, at their best, TTOs support the social and academic missions of their institutions by facilitating knowledge mobilization and research relationships with other sectors, including industry; however, this does not always produce obvious or traditional commercial outputs. Thus, the existing metrics used to measure the success of TTOs do not capture this reality and, as such, realignment is needed. PMID:20598388

Bubela, Tania M; Caulfield, Timothy

2010-09-01

433

47 CFR 0.442 - Disclosure to other Federal government agencies of information submitted to the Commission in...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...information submitted to the Commission in confidence. 0.442 Section 0.442 Telecommunication...information submitted to the Commission in confidence. (a) The disclosure of records...Act. The acceptance of materials in confidence under § 0.457 or § 0.459,...

2011-10-01

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47 CFR 0.442 - Disclosure to other Federal government agencies of information submitted to the Commission in...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...information submitted to the Commission in confidence. 0.442 Section 0.442 Telecommunication...information submitted to the Commission in confidence. (a) The disclosure of records...Act. The acceptance of materials in confidence under § 0.457 or § 0.459,...

2010-10-01

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47 CFR 0.442 - Disclosure to other Federal government agencies of information submitted to the Commission in...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...information submitted to the Commission in confidence. 0.442 Section 0.442 Telecommunication...information submitted to the Commission in confidence. (a) The disclosure of records...Act. The acceptance of materials in confidence under § 0.457 or § 0.459,...

2012-10-01

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47 CFR 0.442 - Disclosure to other Federal government agencies of information submitted to the Commission in...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...information submitted to the Commission in confidence. 0.442 Section 0.442 Telecommunication...information submitted to the Commission in confidence. (a) The disclosure of records...Act. The acceptance of materials in confidence under § 0.457 or § 0.459,...

2013-10-01

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Governing the Networks of the Information Society. Prospects and limits of policy in a complex technical system  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the prospects and limits of policies towards information and communications technologies (ICTs). The co-evolution of technological, economic, and political factors that has affected the information network infrastructure during the past three decades has transformed it from a relatively closed to more open system. As a consequence, the degree of complexity of the ICT infrastructure has increased with

Johannes M. Bauer

2004-01-01

438

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

439

Economic effects of reduced forest growth on the United States' forest economy and on Canadian-US lumber trade  

SciTech Connect

Reductions in tree growth rates may be related to increases in acid deposition and other man-made air pollutants over the last three decades. We review the evidence regarding reductions in forest growth and, using economic theory, show how physical changes can impact the production and purchasing decisions of buyers and sellers in timber and primary wood product markets. We then show how standard willingness-to-pay principles can be used to place monetary values on the physical damages caused by air pollution. In the second part of the study, we describe how information about changes in tree growth can be used in conjunction with existing inventory projection and timber market models to simulate the potential economic effects of acid deposition/air pollution in the United States. Two sets of simulations are conducted. The final part of the study presents the results of the simulations, quantifying the potential economic effects of acid deposition in the United States and to a limited extent, Canada. Estimates of the effects of reduced tree growth on the welfare of timber owners and the buyers and sellers of lumber and plywood in the United States are presented, along with information about changes in the welfare of lumber producers in Canada. Results suggest that if increases in Canadian stumpage fees (as a government response to transboundary pollution damage) are not too great, Canadian lumber producers and exporters may actually earn higher profits because of increased demand from the United States for Canadian lumber exports. 16 refs., 3 figs., 6 tabs.

Callaway, J.M.; Darwin, R.F.; Nesse, R.J.

1986-08-01

440

International Students: The Canadian Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is an analysis of the results of a voluntary on-line survey administered to international students attending Canadian universities. The participants include students attending a full programme of study as well as English as a second language (ESL) and exchange students. This study examines the role of the university with reference to…

Madgett, Paul J.; Belanger, Charles

2008-01-01

441

The Canadian acid rain strategy  

Microsoft Academic Search

In November 1994, Canadian Energy and Environment Ministers announced their intention to develop a long-term domestic acid rain strategy for post-2000. The strategy would address the need for further emission reductions within Canada as well as the need for further emission reductions in the United States for those sources and pollutants that result in continuing negative impacts from acid deposition

G Fenech

1998-01-01

442

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

443

Mercury in Canadian prairie ducks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tissues of 190 ducks, shot on the Canadian prairie during the hunting seasons of 1969 and 1970, were analyzed for mercury residues. Residue levels of over 0.5 ppm were found only in breast muscle of common mergansers (Mergus merganser). Livers contained, on the average, 2.9 times as much mercury as breast muscles. Primary feathers contained, on the average, 12 times

K. Vermeer; F. A. J. Armstrong

1972-01-01

444

Canadian Content in Video Games  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the culture being reflected in video games produced in Canada, from the perspective of Canada being one of the world's leading producers of video games. It examines the how Canadian culture is represented in current new media artistic output against the culture, or lack of culture, being represented in video games currently being produced. With the shift

Leonard Paul

2005-01-01

445

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

446

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

447

"Patriotism, Eh?" The Canadian Version  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How does patriotism look north of the 49th parallel? In this article, the author explores the answers to this question and examines the "quiet nationalism" that characterizes Canadians' views of themselves and their nation. One of Canada's best-known philosophers, John Ralston Saul, argues that Canada's contribution to the world has been to build…

Cook, Sharon Anne

2006-01-01

448

The Restrictive Effects of Government Information Policies on Scholarship and Research. Minutes of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (107th, October 23-24, 1985, Washington, D.C.).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Minutes from the 1985 Membership Meeting of the Association of REsearch Libraries (ARL) include the full text of three presented papers: "Changing Information Policies and Research Libraries" (John Shattuck); "Management of Government Information" (Timothy Sprehe); and "Access to Information in Canada" (Bruce Mann). The views of journalists and…

Daval, Nicola, Ed.

449

Canadian asthma consensus report, 1999  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVES: To provide physicians with current guidelines for the diagnosis and optimal management of asthma in children and adults, including pregnant women and the elderly, in office, emergency department, hospital and clinic settings. OPTIONS: The consensus group considered the roles of education, avoidance of provocative environmental and other factors, diverse pharmacotherapies, delivery devices and emergency and in-hospital management of asthma. OUTCOMES: Provision of the best control of asthma by confirmation of the diagnosis using objective measures, rapid achievement and maintenance of control and regular follow-up. EVIDENCE: The key diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations are based on the 1995 Canadian guidelines and a critical review of the literature by small groups before a full meeting of the consensus group. Recommendations are graded according to 5 levels of evidence. Differences of opinion were resolved by consensus following discussion. VALUES: Respirologists, immunoallergists, pediatricians and emergency and family physicians gave prime consideration to the achievement and maintenance of optimal control of asthma through avoidance of environmental inciters, education of patients and the lowest effective regime of pharmacotherapy to reduce morbidity and mortality. BENEFITS, HARMS AND COSTS: Adherence to the guidelines should be accompanied by significant reduction in patients' symptoms, reduced morbidity and mortality, fewer emergency and hospital admissions, fewer adverse side-effects from medications, better quality of life for patients and reduced costs. RECOMMENDATIONS: Recommendations are included in each section of the report. In summary, after a diagnosis of asthma is made based on clinical evaluation, including demonstration of variable airflow obstruction, and contributing factors are identified, a treatment plan is established to obtain and maintain optimal asthma control. The main components of treatment are patient education, environmental control, pharmacotherapy tailored to the individual and regular follow-up. VALIDATION: The recommendations were distributed to the members of the Canadian Thoracic Society Asthma and Standards Committees, as well as members of the board of the Canadian Thoracic Society. In addition, collaborating groups representing the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, the Canadian College of Family Physicians, the Canadian Paediatric Society and the Canadian Society of Allergy and Immunology were asked to validate the recommendations. The recommendations were discussed at regional meetings throughout Canada. They were also compared with the recommendations of other similar groups in other countries. DISSEMINATION AND IMPLEMENTATION: An implementation committee has established a strategy for disseminating these guidelines to physicians, other health professionals and patients and for developing tools and means that will help integrate the recommendations into current asthma care. The plan is outlined in this report. PMID:10906907

Boulet, L P; Becker, A; Berube, D; Beveridge, R; Ernst, P

1999-01-01

450

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

451

The Cognitive Proficiency Index for the Canadian Edition of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale–Fourth Edition  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the present article is to provide the normative data needed to compute the Cognitive Proficiency Index (CPI) for the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale–Fourth Canadian Edition, using the Canadian WAIS-IV standardization sample. The CPI comprises working memory and processing speed subtests which are used to measure the proficiency at which an individual processes cognitive information. The CPI was

Donald H. Saklofske; Jianjun Zhu; Jessie L. Miller; Lawrence G. Weiss; Sarah E. Babcock; Tommie G. Cayton; Susan E. Raiford; Diane L. Coalson

2012-01-01

452

Early Labour Market Outcomes of Recent Canadian University Graduates by Discipline: A Longitudinal, Cross-cohort Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports the results of an empirical analysis of the early career outcomes of recent Canadian Bachelor's level graduates by discipline based on three waves of the National Graduates Surveys, which comprise large, representative databases of individuals who successfully completed their programmes at Canadian universities in 1982, 1986, and 1990, with information gathered during interviews conducted two and five

Ross Finnie

2002-01-01

453

Lithospheric structure of the Canadian Shield inferred from inversion of surface-wave dispersion with thermodynamic a  

E-print Network

1 Lithospheric structure of the Canadian Shield inferred from inversion of surface-wave dispersion Information, edited by Rachel Wood and Andrew Curtis, June 20, 2003. Short title: LITHOSPHERIC STRUCTURE lithospheric structure across much of the Canadian Shield. The reformulation is based on a steady

Shapiro, Nikolai

454

Snowmelt Runoff Processes in a Headwater Lake Catchment, Subarctic Canadian Shield  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the snowmelt season, surface runoff into northern Canadian Shield lakes are governed by the distribution of snow and its ablation, storage in catchment slopes and valleys, and flow delivery from uplands, bottomlands and from upper lakes. For the lake studied, time lags exist between the commencement of snowmelt and the arrival of runoff to the lake, with evaporation from

CORRINNE MIELKO; MING-KO WOO

455

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

456

Brief respecting Bill C-27, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Enforcement Act  

E-print Network

accumulating ramifications of externalized costs of `bigger is better' agriculture on human health Clark, Associate Professor Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph Guelph, ON N1G 2W1 Phone: (519) 824 or hinder the ability of the Canadian government to address the really big issues facing agriculture today

Clark, E. Ann

457

Analysing the effects of spatial configuration on human movement and social interaction in Canadian Arctic communities  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the archaeological record, the rise of sedentary communities is often a gradual process involving increasing settlement nucleation, and the indigenous develop- ment of more complex levels of community organization. In contrast, the creation of permanent nucleated settlements in the Canadian Arctic by the Federal Govern- ment in the 1950s and 1960s introduced Inuit families to settled community life almost

Peter C. Dawson

2003-01-01

458

“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

459

Claims of Belonging: Commitment and Authenticity in the Canadian Citizenship Regime  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the summer of 2006, Canada?s Conservative government faced its first serious public controversy in its handling of the evacuation of Canadians from Lebanon during the armed struggle that erupted in July of that year. After the evacuation crisis had been addressed, questions regarding Canada?s obligation to dual citizens, not to mention dual citizens? obligations to Canada, became a lively

Lois Harder; Lyubov Zhyznomirska

460

The Canadian Nuclear FAQ  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This highly pro-nuclear website offers information not only about nuclear energy in Canada, but about this controversial energy resource more generally. Start with the Introduction and Disclaimer, where Dr. Jeremy Whitlock, the author of the site and a reactor physicist at an Ottawa Valley nuclear power plant, explains the purpose and limitations of the site. Then have a look at the dozens of questions Dr. Whitlock answers with erudite â and opinionated â precision, covering such broad topics as Cost and Benefits, Safety and Liability, Waste Management, and Security and Non-Proliferation. Also, take a look at the excellent Links and Further Information pages, as well as the Editorials page, which features dozens of pro-nuclear missives. In all, interested readers will find this page well argued and informative.

Whitlock, Jeremy

1996-04-24

461

Strategic Planning in a Government Organization: The Experience of the Technical Information Division at NRaD.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes development of strategic objectives at the Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Division of the Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Center (NRaD). Discusses its plan to achieve these objectives. States that the organization's responsibilities span the continuum of information using technical communication skills. Uses…

Cathcart, Margaret E.

1997-01-01

462

Government Regulatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Government regulation of food products, food processing, and food preparation is imperative in bringing an unadulterated, nonmisleading, and safe food product to market and is relevant to all areas of food science, including engineering, processing, chemistry, and microbiology. The liability associated with providing consumers with an adulterated or substandard product cannot only tarnish a company's name and reputation, but also impose substantial financial repercussions on the company and those individuals who play an active role in the violation. In order for a company to fully comply with the relevant food laws (both federal and state), an intimate knowledge of food science is required. Individuals knowledgeable in food science play an integral role not only in implementing and counseling food companies/processors to ensure compliance with government regulations, but these individuals are also necessary to the state and federal governments that make and enforce the relevant laws and regulators.

Becker, Katie

463

Examining the folate status of Canadians: An analysis of the Canadian Health Measures Survey to assess and guide folate policies.  

PubMed

Canada fortifies certain products with folic acid and has periconceptional supplementation guidelines [Formula: see text] policies designed to improve folate status and reduce the incidence of poor birth outcomes. Though optimal folate concentrations have been linked to health benefits, concerns have been raised regarding potential associations with adverse health outcomes. Direct biochemical assessment of the folate status of Canadians based on a nationally representative sample has not been done in more than 40 years. The overall purpose of this research was to investigate the folate status of the Canadian population. All analyses used the nationally representative 2007-2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS). Red blood cell (RBC) folate was measured by Immulite 2000 immunoassay. Key findings indicate that folate deficiency (<305 nmol/L) was virtually nonexistent in the Canadian population (6-79 years old). Still, one-fifth of women of childbearing age (WCBA; 15-45 years old) had suboptimal concentrations for the prevention of neural tube defects (<906 nmol/L). Folic acid supplement intake was a primary determinant of WCBA, achieving a RBC folate concentration of ?906 nmol/L. A distinct shift towards elevated RBC folate concentrations emerged. Three hypothetical cut-offs (1450 nmol/L, 1800 nmol/L and 2150 nmol/L) were examined to create a dialogue since a universal definition of high RBC folate concentration does not exist. Females, participants aged 60-79 years, and those who were overweight or obese had the greatest prevalence of having high RBC folate at each cut-off. We conducted the first national-level comparison of RBC folate concentrations between the United States and Canada. Two different folate assay methods [Formula: see text] microbiologic assay (NHANES) and Immulite 2000 immunoassay (CHMS) [Formula: see text] necessitated the application of a conversion equation. Median Canadian RBC folate concentrations (adjusted to microbiologic assay) were lower than those of Americans but unadjusted Canadian median RBC folate values were higher. Canadian WCBA were less likely than American WCBA to have RBC folate ?906 nmol/L, though Canadian WCBA with unadjusted RBC folate values were more likely to achieve this cut-off. These results indicate a need for strategies targeting WCBA to improve compliance with folic acid supplement recommendations. The strength and necessity of supplements for the general population should be re-assessed. Further, harmonization of folate measurement procedures in future surveillance efforts would support comparisons and inform policy directions. PMID:24552387

Colapinto, Cynthia K

2014-03-01

464

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

465

KSR v. Teleflex. Part 1: Impact of U.S Supreme Court Patent Law on Canadian intellectual property and regulatory rights landscape.  

PubMed

In KSR, SCOTUS retooled the standard for obviousness to bring it back in line with the court's previous decisions in Hotchkiss and Graham. A comparative review of the law of obviousness in the United States and Canada, and its relation to innovation and competition, was undertaken in Sections II and III. The focal point of observed differences is the inherent creativity and inventiveness of the PHOSITA, which in turn informs several binary and highly rigid aspects of Canadian patent law relevant to a statutory determination of obviousness. While American and English skilled technicians are viewed by courts in their parent jurisdictions as inherently creative and thus able to construe the prior art both implicitly and explicitly, the Canadian PHOSITA possesses not even a "mere scintilla" of inventiveness. As such, the reference point for the obviousness analysis in Canada, but not in the U.S. or U.K., is a PHOSITA who has much less than the average level of normative creativity, who is indeed no PHOSITA at all due to a de minimus level of creativity. The result in either case is removal of the PHOSITA from the obviousness determination, contrary to the provisions of Canadian patent legislation. As such, the current test for obviousness in Canada parallels in many important aspects the Federal Circuit's much maligned pre-KSR "teaching, suggestion, motivation" test that was explicitly overturned in KSR. For reasons discussed in Section III, jurisdictional differences of this nature not only have the potential to harm Canadian inventors and firms seeking to market innovative products globally, but may also, paradoxically, inhibit strong innovation by granting weak patents in the context of permissive legislation and regulations governing the approval and marketing of medical products. PMID:19702184

Bouchard, Ron A

2007-01-01

466

Change readiness for SAP in the Canadian healthcare system.  

PubMed

The study described in this article was designed to assess the change readiness for e-business cost management systems (particularly SAP) within the Canadian healthcare system. Previous studies and experts suggest that change readiness is an important variable in the application of e-business cost management system implementation. One hundred and fifty-four chief executive officers within the Canadian healthcare system were surveyed. The response rate was 25.9 percent. The survey included a demographic sheet, which supported a better understanding of the profile of Canadian healthcare CEOs, their operational budget responsibilities, and their feelings toward e-business cost management systems. A change readiness instrument reviewed CEOs' change readiness scores in relation to four independent variables (implementation of an e-business cost management system, healthcare restructuring, budget size and tenure of the CEO). There was a significant difference between change readiness scores and the implementation of an e-business cost management system. Given the small sample size (n = 40), findings are limited. However the study offers more information on this issue than is found in the Canadian healthcare literature to date. PMID:15154132

O'Neill, Mary Lou; Downer, Pauline

2004-01-01

467

Canadian incentives for oil and gas exploration. [Applicability to USA  

SciTech Connect

During the 1970s a number of different exploration and production incentive programs were put in place in Canada, in particular in the Province of Alberta, Canada's principal oil- and gas-producing province. The DOE/RA is evaluating Canadian incentives for oil and gas exploration, and this study is intended to provide information that will help guide DOE/RA in determining the applicability of Canadian incentive programs in US energy policy. The study describes and documents the fiscal structure in which the Canadian oil industry operates. The incentive features of pricing policy, taxation policy, and provincial royalty systems are discussed. A principal focus of the study is on one of the most important of Canada's specific incentive programs, the Alberta Exploratory Drilling Incentive Credit Program (EDICP). The study describes and evaluates the effect of the EDICP on increased oil and gas exploration activity. Similarly, the study also reviews and evaluates other specific incentive programs such as the Alberta Geophysical Incentive Program, Frontier Exploration Allowances, and various tar sand and heavy oil development incentives. Finally the study evaluates the applicability of Canadian incentives to US energy policy.

Not Available

1980-04-01

468

Dealing in Black and White: The Diefenbaker Government and the Cold War in South Asia 1957-1963  

Microsoft Academic Search

:This article examines how religious and cultural stereotypes of India and Pakistan affected the perceptions and attitudes of Canadian policy-makers and the Diefenbaker government from 1957 to 1963. Canadian policy-makers initially believed that India's elites shared numerous commonalities with the West that were rooted in a shared language and a similar judicial and democratic parliamentary system. Through these 'commonalities' officials

Ryan M. Touhey

2011-01-01

469

Dealing in Black and White: The Diefenbaker Government and the Cold War in South Asia 1957-1963  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines how religious and cultural stereotypes of India and Pakistan affected the perceptions and attitudes of Canadian policy-makers and the Diefenbaker government from 1957 to 1963. Canadian policy-makers initially believed that India's elites shared numerous commonalities with the West that were rooted in a shared language and a similar judicial and democratic parliamentary system. Through these 'commonalities' officials

Ryan M. Touhey

2011-01-01

470

Canadian Federal Budget 1998  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

At the site visitors can find the full text of the Finance Minister's speech and an overview of the 1998 budget. Also found on the site are information on Canada's economic and fiscal situation, details of the Canada Opportunities Strategy and the tax relief plan. Multimedia features on the site include videos of speeches by the Prime Minister and Finance Minister and a multimedia presentation of various aspects of the budget.

1998-01-01

471

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A number of research institutes are concerned with issues of social and economic justice, and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is perhaps one of the best known institutes working in these fields of endeavor. Founded in 1980, the Centre works "to enrich democratic dialogue and ensure Canadians know there are workable solutions to the issues we face." A good place to start exploring the site's contents is at the "New from the CCPA" area on the homepage. Here, visitors will find recent policy statements and reports on everything from Canada's health care system to the regulation of chemical emissions into the environment. Visitors may also wish to look through the "Research & Publications" area, as it contains editorials, news releases, and selected articles from their monthly magazine, "The Monitor".

472

Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Circus posters, exhibition notices, and farm land auction broadsides are just a few of the items in this marvelous collection from the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto. This site provides access to over 590 broadsides and 2,600 pamphlet titles which amounts to over 71,500 page images. Visitors will find that the collection contains items printed in Canada, by Canadian authors, or about Canadian subjects. Users can search the collection by language, author, and keyword. Of course, browsing around by subject is encouraged as well. It is worth looking at some of the items under "tariff" as they relate part of Canada's relationship with Great Britain and other countries. Additionally, there is some compelling material about the Church of England as well.

2012-01-06

473

Eye injuries in Canadian hockey.  

PubMed Central

Increasing public concern led the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, in January 1974, to form a committee to study the incidence, types and causes of hockey eye injuries and to devise means of reducing such injuries. Retrospective and current studies were undertaken, and face protectors were tested. In both pilot studies, sticks were the commonest cause and the highest number of eye injuries was in players 11-15 years old. An average of 15% of all injured eyes were rendered legally blind. Cooperation with hockey authorities has resulted in changed rules and their sticter enforcement, and formulation of standards for face protection approved by the Canadian Standards Association. In this interim report the committee recommends that all amateur hockey players wear eye protectors and urges ophthalmologists to participate in efforts to improve the design of protective equipment. Images FIG. 1 PMID:1181024

Pashby, T. J.; Pashby, R. C.; Chisholm, L. D.; Crawford, J. S.

1975-01-01

474

Canadian Society for Chemical Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Canadian Society for Chemical Technology (CSCT) is dedicated to "the advancement of chemical technology, the maintenance and improvement of standards of practitioners and educators, and the continual evaluation of chemical technology in Canada." Users can learn about the Society's many activities including certifying chemical technologists and supporting student endeavors. The site features upcoming workshops and events held in Europe and North America. Visitors can learn about student and regional chapters.

2005-11-07

475

Environmental contaminants in Canadian shorebirds  

Microsoft Academic Search

Canadian shorebirds are exposed to environmental contaminants throughout their annual cycle. Contaminant exposure among species\\u000a varies with diet, foraging behaviour and migration patterns. We sampled twelve species of shorebirds from four locations across\\u000a Canada to assess their exposure to PCBs, organochlorine pesticides, as well as four trace elements (Hg, Se, Cd, As). ?PCB\\u000a and ?DDT followed by ?CHL were most

Birgit M. Braune; David G. Noble

2009-01-01

476

Student Government in China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides information and observations on student governance in Chinese higher education, obtained through an interview with the Deputy General of the All-China Students' Federation, a federal body of student unions at universities, colleges, and secondary schools throughout China under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. (Author/NB)

Klepper, William M.

1988-01-01

477

Government in the Community.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue begins with information on new economic education curriculum materials and includes a conceptual introduction to the relationship between local government and the economy. Following this, four instructional units are provided. The first unit, called "Communities Need Rules," is intended for preschool and kindergarten children. Students…

Curran, Donald J.; And Others

1985-01-01

478

Guidelines for government-to-government initiative architecture in developing countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The term electronic government (e-government) mainly refers to the information and communications technology (ICT) usage to modify structures and procedures of government agencies. Acknowledging the necessity of utilizing the new electronic, information, and communication technologies, the movement toward implementation of e-government in Iran has recently received the attention of authorities and policy makers. Public administrations have been very much concerned

Behrouz Zarei; Amirhossein Ghapanchi

2008-01-01

479

The Government's Response  

Cancer.gov

Congress directed government health agencies to investigate the I-131 problem many years ago, and to make recommendations to Americans who might have related health risks. Gathering information turned out to be very complicated. Record-keeping was incomplete at the time of the bomb testing. Much of the information needed to calculate an individual's dose of I-131 and associated risk is either unreliable or unavailable.

480

Cultural Differences Between Euro-Canadian and Indo-Canadian Maternity Patients  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two studies were conducted to investigate the relationship between cultural background and certain variables relevant to hospital maternity care. Data were collected in semistructured in-person interviews. In the first study, interviews were conducted with 27 Euro-Canadian and 24 Indo-Canadian patients; in the second study, interviews were conducted with 33 Euro-Canadian and 24 Indo-Canadian patients. Patients' interviews were followed by short

Gary D. Poole; Kathleen Ting

1995-01-01

481

The Hard Work of Balancing Employment and Caregiving: What Can Canadian Employers Do to Help?  

PubMed Central

As a result of population aging and changing family structures, more Canadians than ever are balancing careers with family caregiving responsibilities. Previous research has suggested that different policy responses are required to support caregivers, depending on the intensity of their caregiving contributions. This discussion paper focuses on needed workplace supports for family caregivers in Canada, with a specific emphasis on the role for employers. Outlined are challenges faced by caregiving employees, the ways in which employers and governments are already supporting caregivers internationally, and options for how Canadian employers might participate in creating caregiver-friendly workplaces. PMID:23115566

Lilly, Meredith B.

2011-01-01

482

Canadian Muslims, Islamophobia and national security  

Microsoft Academic Search

Demographic changes in Canada have resulted in an increase in the Muslim portion of the Canadian population. The anti-Muslim “Islamophobia” reaction to the 9\\/11 attacks led to an isolation and marginalization of Canada's Muslim citizens and residents. As the isolation and marginalization of any community creates a National Security vulnerability, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has been working with Muslim-Canadians

Wayne Hanniman

2008-01-01

483

Psychographic segmentation: A new approach to reaching the Canadian public  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this paper is to review the Canadian nuclear industry's public information campaign, which began in 1987, and to describe a new approach to public opinion research that is guiding revised strategy. The authors have begun to implement research-based communications strategy and plan to track its effectiveness through additional, regular public opinion research. The tracking exercise is to fine-tune the campaign, support communications products, and evaluate the overall effectiveness of the strategy.

Guenette, F. (Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario (Canada))

1992-01-01

484

Electronic Collection and Dissemination of Information by Federal Agencies. Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session (April 29, June 26, October 18, 1985).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document provides a complete record of testimony presented at a series of hearings before the U.S. Congress on the electronic collection and dissemination of information by federal agencies. In looking at the effect of new computer and communications technology on government information activities and practices, the hearings considered such…

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

485

Climate change and water governance in Saskatchewan, Canada  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess the successes and challenges of adaptation to climate change focusing on water governance institutions in Saskatchewan, a province located in the western Canadian prairies. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A framework of vulnerability and adaptive capacity to the effects of climate change is employed. Data are obtained through qualitative research conducted through interviews

Margot Hurlbert; Harry Diaz; Darrell R. Corkal; Jim Warren

2009-01-01

486

Democratic Dams: School Governance and Habermas's Public Sphere.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The governance of Canadian schools is undergoing change. Provincial ministries of education are pursuing contradictory policy initiatives: local school boards are being consolidated to become more "efficient," and individual schools are developing school councils to become more "democratic." This paper applies Jurgen Habermas's democratic theory…

Coulter, David

1997-01-01

487

Obstructive sleep apnea and driving: A Canadian Thoracic Society and Canadian Sleep Society position paper.  

PubMed

Untreated patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at increased risk for motor vehicle collisions; however, it is unclear how this should be translated into fitness-to-drive recommendations. Accordingly, the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) Sleep Disordered Breathing Clinical Assembly and the Canadian Sleep Society (CSS) assembled a CTS-CSS working group to propose recommendations with regard to driving in patients with OSA. Recommendations for assessing fitness to drive in noncommercial drivers: 1. Severity of OSA alone is not a reliable predictor of collision risk and, therefore, should not be used in isolation to assess fitness to drive; 2. The severity of sleep apnea should be considered in the context of other factors to assess fitness to drive; 3. The decision to restrict driving is ultimately made by the motor vehicle licensing authority; however, they should take into account the information and recommendations provided by the sleep medicine physician and should follow provincial guidelines; 4. For patients prescribed continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, objective CPAP compliance should be documented. Efficacy should also be documented in terms of reversing the symptoms and improvement in sleep apnea based on physiological monitoring; 5. For patients treated with surgery or an oral appliance, verification of adequate sleep apnea treatment should be obtained; and 6. A driver diagnosed with OSA may be recertified as fit to drive based on assessment of symptoms and demonstrating compliance with treatment. The assessment should be aligned with the provincial driver's license renewal period. Commercial vehicles: Assessment of fitness to drive should be more stringent for patients operating commercial vehicles. In general, the CTS-CSS working group was in agreement with the Medical Expert Panel recommendations to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the United States; these recommendations were adapted for Canadian practitioners. PMID:24724150

Ayas, Najib; Skomro, Robert; Blackman, Adam; Curren, Kristen; Fitzpatrick, Michael; Fleetham, John; George, Charles; Hakemi, Tom; Hanly, Patrick; Li, Christopher; Morrison, Debra; Series, Frédéric

2014-01-01

488

Beyond "medical tourism": Canadian companies marketing medical travel  

PubMed Central

Background Despite having access to medically necessary care available through publicly funded provincial health care systems, some Canadians travel for treatment provided at international medical facilities as well as for-profit clinics found in several Canadian provinces. Canadians travel abroad for orthopaedic surgery, bariatric surgery, ophthalmologic surgery, stem cell injections, “Liberation therapy” for multiple sclerosis, and additional interventions. Both responding to public interest in medical travel and playing an important part in promoting the notion of a global marketplace for health services, many Canadian companies market medical travel. Methods Research began with the goal of locating all medical tourism companies based in Canada. Various strategies were used to find such businesses. During the search process it became apparent that many Canadian business promoting medical travel are not medical tourism companies. To the contrary, numerous types of businesses promote medical travel. Once businesses promoting medical travel were identified, content analysis was used to extract information from company websites. Company websites were analyzed to establish: 1) where in Canada these businesses are located; 2) the destination countries and health care facilities that they market; 3) the medical procedures they promote; 4) core marketing messages; and 5) whether businesses market air travel, hotel accommodations, and holiday tours in addition to medical procedures. Results Searches conducted from 2006 to 2011 resulted in identification of thirty-five Canadian businesses currently marketing various kinds of medical travel. The research project began with what seemed to be the straightforward goal of establishing how many medical tourism companies are based in Canada. Refinement of categories resulted in the identification of eighteen businesses fitting the category of what most researchers would identify as medical tourism companies. Seven other businesses market regional, cross-border health services available in the United States and intranational travel to clinics in Canada. In contrast to medical tourism companies, they do not market holiday tours in addition to medical care. Two companies occupy a narrow market niche and promote testing for CCSVI and “Liberation therapy” for multiple sclerosis. Three additional companies offer bariatric surgery and cosmetic surgery at facilities in Mexico. Four businesses offer health insurance products intended to cover the cost of obtaining privately financed health care in the U.S. These businesses also help their clients arrange treatment beyond Canada’s borders. Finally, one medical travel company based in Canada markets health services primarily to U.S. citizens. Conclusions This article uses content analysis of websites of Canadian companies marketing medical travel to provide insight into Canada’s medical travel industry. The article reveals a complex marketplace with different types of companies taking distinct approaches to marketing medical travel. PMID:22703873

2012-01-01

489

Reinventing government  

SciTech Connect

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 and health regulation, science and technology policy, education, and research priority setting. The report is the result of a six-month effort by the National Performance Review (NPR), a group led by Gore. It contains some 400 specific recommendations for changing the ways the federal government operates. These recommendations, if enacted the report claims, would produced savings of $108 billion over five years and reduce the size of the civilian, nonpostal work force by 12%, 252 positions, over the same period. The Department of Energy is the target of eight NPR recommendations. But the one with the most direct relevance to R and D calls for directing its national laboratories to pursue post-Cold War research priorities. Efforts to shift the labs away from their defense orientation began during the Carter presidency, when all of the labs began establishing stronger research programs in environmental science and technology and biology.

Hanson, D.J.; Lepkowski, W.; Long, J.R.; Zurer, P.S.

1993-10-11

490

Uncle Sam Migrating Government Publications  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

While the US government has gone to great lengths to make information available to the public (GPO [Government Printing Office] Access, discussed in the December 8, 1995 Scout Report is an example), this government document library has set up a web site that adds great value to this service. The University of Memphis Government Publications Department, recognizing that many government documents will soon be available in electronic format only, has set up two sites (arranged by title and by Superintendent of Documents classification) that connect users directly to the documents, without regard for where the document was created. Although the Memphis sites are not comprehensive, they serve as an example of how libraries can take a leading role in helping users navigate the increasingly crowded waters of electronic government information.

1996-01-01

491

New Paradigms in International University/Industry/Government Cooperation. Canada-China Collaboration in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Chinese university and a Canadian university collaborated on an advanced manufacturing technologies project designed to address human resource development needs in China. The project featured university/industry/government partnership and attention to environmental issues. (SK)

Bulgak, Akif Asil; Liquan, He

1996-01-01

492

Effectiveness of anonymised information sharing and use in health service, police, and local government partnership for preventing violence related injury: experimental study and time series analysis  

PubMed Central

Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of anonymised information sharing to prevent injury related to violence. Design Experimental study and time series analysis of a prototype community partnership between the health service, police, and local government partners designed to prevent violence. Setting Cardiff, Wales, and 14 comparison cities designated “most similar” by the Home Office in England and Wales. Intervention After a 33 month development period, anonymised data relevant to violence prevention (precise violence location, time, days, and weapons) from patients attending emergency departments in Cardiff and reporting injury from violence were shared over 51 months with police and local authority partners and used to target resources for violence prevention. Main outcome measures Health service records of hospital admissions related to violence and police records of woundings and less serious assaults in Cardiff and other cities after adjustment for potential confounders. Results Information sharing and use were associated with a substantial and significant reduction in hospital admissions related to violence. In the intervention city (Cardiff) rates fell from seven to five a month per 100?000 population compared with an increase from five to eight in comparison cities (adjusted incidence rate ratio 0.58, 95% confidence interval 0.49 to 0.69). Average rate of woundings recorded by the police changed from 54 to 82 a month per 100?000 population in Cardiff compared with an increase from 54 to 114 in comparison cities (adjusted incidence rate ratio 0.68, 0.61 to 0.75). There was a significant increase in less serious assaults recorded by the police, from 15 to 20 a month per 100?000 population in Cardiff compared with a decrease from 42 to 33 in comparison cities (adjusted incidence rate ratio 1.38, 1.13 to 1.70). Conclusion An information sharing partnership between health services, police, and local government in Cardiff, Wales, altered policing and other strategies to prevent violence based on information collected from patients treated in emergency departments after injury sustained in violence. This intervention led to a significant reduction in violent injury and was associated with an increase in police recording of minor assaults in Cardiff compared with similar cities in England and Wales where this intervention was not implemented. PMID:21680632

2011-01-01

493

The governance of integrated regional development and the role of geographical information systems: Managing complex information relations between two different worlds  

Microsoft Academic Search

One the one hand the creation of a standardized and open geo-graphical infrastructure could facilitate the process of regional development, because the incentive for dysfunctional information politicking, in relation to the protection of specific interests and frames of reference, has to some extent disappeared. One the other hand there is possible tension between the need for tailor-made, regional focused planning

Arjan Venrooy

2005-01-01

494

Drought, Climate Change and the Canadian Prairies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The occurrence of drought is a ubiquitous feature of the global water cycle. Such an extreme does not necessarily lead to an overall change in the magnitude of the global water cycle but it of course affects the regional cycling of water. Droughts are recurring aspects of weather and climate extremes as are floods and tornadoes, but they differ substantially since they have long durations and lack easily identified onsets and terminations. Drought is a relatively common feature of the North American and Canadian climate system and all regions of the continent are affected from time-to-time. However, it tends to be most common and severe over the central regions of the continent. The Canadian Prairies are therefore prone to drought. Droughts in the Canadian Prairies are distinctive in North America. The large scale atmospheric circulations are influenced by blocking from intense orography to the west and long distances from all warm ocean-derived atmospheric water sources; growing season precipitation is generated by a highly complex combination of frontal and convective systems; seasonality is severe and characterized by a relatively long snow-covered and short growing seasons; local surface runoff is primarily produced by snowmelt water; there is substantial water storage potential in the poorly drained, post-glacial topography; and aquifers are overlain by impermeable glacial till, but there are also important permeable aquifers. One example of Prairie drought is the recent one that began in 1999 with cessation of its atmospheric component in 2004/2005 and many of its hydrological components in 2005. This event produced the worst drought for at least a hundred years in parts of the Canadian Prairies. Even in the dust bowl of the 1930s, no single year over the central Prairies were drier than in 2001. The drought affected agriculture, recreation, tourism, health, hydro-electricity, and forestry in the Prairies. Gross Domestic Product fell some 5.8 billion and employment losses exceeded 41,000 jobs for 2001 and 2002. This drought also contributed to a negative or zero net farm income for several provinces for the first time in 25 years with agricultural production over Canada dropping an estimated 3.6 billion in 2001/2002. Previously reliable water supplies such as streams, wetlands, dugouts, reservoirs, and groundwater were placed under stress and often failed. Despite their enormous economic, environmental, and societal impacts, there has never been a coordinated and integrated drought research program in Canada. To begin to address these issues related to drought, the Drought Research Initiative, DRI was established. The overall objective of DRI is "to better understand the physical characteristics of and processes influencing Canadian Prairie droughts, and to contribute to their better prediction, through a focus on the recent severe drought that began in 1999 and largely ended in 2005". DRI is focused on five research objectives: 1. Quantify the physical features of this recent drought 2. Improve the understanding of the processes and feedbacks governing the formation, evolution, cessation and structure of the drought 3. Assess and reduce uncertainties in the prediction of drought and its structure 4. Compare the similarities and differences of the recent drought to previous and future droughts 5. Apply progress to address critical issues of importance to society Major progress is being made within each of these research areas. These coordinated studies furthermore represent an essential step towards our ultimate goal which is to better assess whether there will be more droughts in the future over this region due to climate change, what features these droughts will exhibit, and how we can best prepare for them. The focus of these activities is on changes to occur over the next several decades and significant progress is being made in addressing these issues as well. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of all these studies related to past and future Canadian Prairie drought and to poi

Stewart, R. E.

2010-03-01

495

M-Government - Mobile Technology for e-Government  

Microsoft Academic Search

e-Government is generally defined to be a set of new technology tools used in enhancing the way a government is functioning. Online vote, online consultations and online business surveys are examples of the services provided by such a system. It is not only the transfer of existing services online, but also the adoption of new ICT (Information and Communications Technology)

Manish Kumar; Omesh Prasad Sinha

496

Encyclopedia of Corporate Governance  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Encyclopedia of Corporate Governance, or encycogov for short, is created and maintained by Henrik Mathiesen, a PhD candidate at the Department of International Economics and Management at the Copenhagen Business School. Content on the site is divided into two sections: Specific Topics and General Topics. Topics in both sections begin with a paragraph explaining the overarching definition of the principle, and link to a variety of tables, "exhibitions," and models that further illustrate the definition. For example, the Bankruptcy Systems section begins with the definition and is followed up by two tables: "Effects of bankruptcy systems on corporate performance and other kinds of institutions of relevance for corporate governance" and "International corporate governance- Tentative characterizations of legal and empirical state of large firm bankruptcy systems in various countries as of 1980-95: 1) Developing countries. 2)Germany. 3) Japan. 4) Anglo-American countries. 5) Denmark." Also included on the site are references and site users information.

497

Canadian Study of Diet, Lifestyle, and Health  

Cancer.gov

The purpose of the Canadian Study of Diet, Lifestyle, and Health is to investigate the relationship between diet, lifestyle factors, molecular markers, and cancer incidence in Canada. The cohort was established predominantly by recruiting alumni from the Universities of Alberta, Toronto, and Western Ontario between 1995 and 1998, but also includes a small contingent recruited mostly in 1992 through the Canadian Cancer Society.

498

Physical abuse in Canadian runaway adolescents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent studies with Canadian runaway youth have questioned the prevalence of abuse experienced by teenaged runaways and the causal contribution of such abuse to runaway experiences (Kufeldt, Duriux, Nimmo, & McDonald, 1992; Kufeldt, & Perry, 1989). This is a descriptive investigation of the physical abuse experienced in a sample of 195 Canadian adolescent runaways: the occurrence, nature and frequency of

Lesley A. Welsh

1995-01-01

499

One Decade Later: KF Canadian Adaptation Scheme.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides background and rationale for formulation and use of the KF Canadian Adaptation Scheme in Canadian law libraries and describes methodological approaches and applications of the scheme to diverse and specific situations. Recent developments in its maintenance and updating and suggestions for its potential use are highlighted. (EJS)

Rashid, H.

1984-01-01

500

In Search of Canadian Materials, 1989.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to make quality Canadian materials known to teachers, librarians, and administrators, this annotated bibliography lists materials in the following categories: activity books, art, hobbies and crafts, business education law, Canadian studies, geography, guidance, health, home economics, language and literature, Manitoba history,…

Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.