Sample records for canadian government information

  1. 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.

  2. CANADIAN GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS: A CITATION GUIDE

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    Shoubridge, Eric

    , primarily Great Britain and the United States. The citation data and formats proposed in these manuals have1 CANADIAN GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS: A CITATION GUIDE Since no uniform method exists for citing. The information included in this guide is based on citation manuals which focus on jurisdictions other than Canada

  3. Fiscal-Consolidation Strategies for Canadian Governments

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yvan Guillemette

    2010-01-01

    Although Canada remains in an advantageous fiscal position relative to many other OECD countries as the global economy recovers from the 2008\\/09 recession, the deterioration in the country’s public finances has been substantial. Years of spending increases above trend economic growth have led to high structural levels of expenditure, and some Canadian governments are now on unsustainable fiscal paths, a

  4. Estimating the Effect of the Canadian Government's 2006-2007

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    research, but also under contract to government, industry, and non- government organizations in CanadaEstimating the Effect of the Canadian Government's 2006-2007 Greenhouse Gas Policies e about climate change has prompted the Canadian government to respond with a major policy effort

  5. Info Source: Canadian Directory of Federal Government Enquiry Points

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Canada. Treasury Board.

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

  6. Value-Relevance of the Outside Corporate Governance Information: a Canadian Study This study examines whether the corporate governance rankings published by The

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    be a direct relationship due to investor interest in good governance practices. Second, there may be an indirect relationship due to the impact of good governance practices on the firms' accounting results in the regulation of corporate governance practices and the standardization of relevant data elements. Keywords

  7. The Canurgo Report (Canadian Urban Government). Project Canada West.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).

    The curriculum project undertaken by the Nanaimo District teachers proposed to develop a study of the socio-political processes in a Canadian urban government, using their own city as a model (ED 055 013). This progress report stresses that the nature of the development process has been based on 1) need, 2) structure, 3) content, 4) materials…

  8. The Place of Civic Engagement in Introductory Canadian Politics and Government Courses in Canadian Universities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bell, Stephanie; Lewis, J. P.

    2015-01-01

    Traditionally in Canada, attention to political or civic education has been at the primary- or secondary-school level. This study focuses on the place of civic engagement in introductory Canadian politics and government university courses in Canada by surveying instructors on their attitudes and approaches to civic engagement in the classroom.…

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

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    Michelson, David G.

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

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

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    Handy, Todd C.

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

  11. Occupational, Gender, and Geographic Representation of Information Sources in U.S. and Canadian Business Magazines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steven L. McShane

    1995-01-01

    This study evaluated the occupational, gender, and geographic representation of 1,404 information sources in a large sample of feature articles of the four leading U.S. and Canadian business magazines: Fortune, Business Week, Canadian Business, and Report on Business Magazine. The results indicate that business magazine journalists rely heavily on senior executives, whereas government officials and lower level employees are seldom

  12. Government Information Policy Principles.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hernon, Peter

    1991-01-01

    Analyzes the utility of policy principles advanced by professional associations for public access to government information. The National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS), the Information Industry Association (IIA), and the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) urge the adoption of principles for the dissemination of public…

  13. ERP systems implementation: best practices in Canadian government organizations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Vinod Kumar; Bharat Maheshwari; Uma Kumar

    2002-01-01

    ERP (Enterprise resource planning) systems implementation is a complex exercise in organizational innovation and change management. Government organizations are increasing their adoption of these systems for various benefits such as integrated real-time information, better administration, and result-based management. Government organizations, due to their social obligations, higher legislative and public accountability, and unique culture face many specific challenges in the transition

  14. Recent Literature on Government Information

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sleeman, Bill

    2004-01-01

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

  15. Recent Literature on Government Information

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sleeman, Bill

    2004-01-01

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

  16. Information Administrative & Governance Services

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    Arizona, University of

    (LSST) Library Cabinet Functional Team Leaders + Dean + Associate Dean + Assistant Dean + LFA and SGA Communication, and Special Collections Governance: LFA Library Faculty Assembly Serving Undergraduate

  17. Governance: Sources and Information

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kipps, Margo Janelle; Rinnander, Elizabeth

    1975-01-01

    This essay summarizes recent literature pertaining to community college governance. The roles of trustees, faculty, and students, prevalent forms of administrative organization, the systems approach to management and decision-making, the governance of multicampus districts, the influence of the state, the impact of collective bargaining, and legal…

  18. Information technology governance — COBIT model

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    Dalibor Radovanovic; Dubravka Lucic; Tijana Radojevic; Marko Sarac

    2011-01-01

    This paper explains the concept of information technology audit, shows relationship between audit and IT Management. Information systems provide both the means for organizations to transact business and the ability to report the financial results of their operations. Information technology auditing is an integral part of corporate governance. However, information technology auditing is often looked upon as a \\

  19. Governing Difficult Knowledge: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Its Publics

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    Sharma, Karen

    2015-01-01

    This article examines how the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) comes to invoke, realize, and mediate museum publics. The author writes that she is interested in how the museum's architecture, rhetoric, and governance framings imagine, and engage with the public. As Canada's newest national museum and the first to be built outside of the…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kirby, Dale

    2003-01-01

    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…

  1. Information Security Governance Reporting

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert Garigue; Marc Stefaniu

    2003-01-01

    Imagine you are the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and your boss, the CIO or CEO, is asking some simple questions: “How secure are our information systems? Is security getting better or worse? How do you know that?” You could describe the successful installation of the newest firewalls, the performance of the intrusion detection systems, the centralized deployment of up-to-date

  2. Government Services Information Infrastructure Management

    SciTech Connect

    Cavallini, J.S.; Aiken, R.J.

    1995-04-01

    The Government Services Information Infrastructure (GSII) is that portion of the NII used to link Government and its services, enables virtual agency concepts, protects privacy, and supports emergency preparedness needs. The GSII is comprised of the supporting telecommunications technologies, network and information services infrastructure and the applications that use these. The GSII is an enlightened attempt by the Clinton/Gore Administration to form a virtual government crossing agency boundaries to interoperate more closely with industry and with the public to greatly improve the delivery of government services. The GSII and other private sector efforts, will have a significant impact on the design, development, and deployment of the NII, even if only through the procurement of such services. The Federal Government must adopt new mechanisms and new paradigms for the management of the GSII, including improved acquisition and operation of GSII components in order to maximize benefits. Government requirements and applications will continue to evolv. The requirements from government services and users of form affinity groups that more accurately and effectively define these common requirements, that drive the adoption and use of industry standards, and that provide a significant technology marketplace.

  3. A Quick Tour of Government Information Sites

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    Solock, Jack.

    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.

  4. INFORMATION SECURITY GOVERNANCE: A CALL TO ACTION

    Microsoft Academic Search

    F. William Conner; Arthur W. Coviello

    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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bellavance, Michel

    1980-01-01

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

  6. Financial accounting information and corporate governance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert M. Bushman; Abbie J. Smith

    2001-01-01

    This paper reviews and proposes additional research concerning the role of publicly reported financial accounting information in the governance processes of corporations. We first discuss research on the use of financial accounting in managerial incentive plans and explore future research directions. We then propose that governance research be extended to explore more comprehensively the use of financial accounting information in

  7. Governments and Information. A Supplemental Bibliography.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hough, Helen

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

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

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    Kielbowicz, Richard B.

    1978-01-01

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

  9. Computerized and Networked Government Information.

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    Stratford, Jean Slemmons; Stratford, Juri

    1997-01-01

    Discusses developments at the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Includes strategies and changes for Census 2000, new information storage and retrieval systems, a new Internet subscription service offering enhanced access to selected Census Bureau databases, and the transfer of responsibility for the Census of Agriculture to the National Agricultural…

  10. Governance Mechanisms in Information Technology Outsourcing

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    Ravindran, Kiron

    2010-01-01

    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…

  11. Science, government, and information: 1988 perspective.

    PubMed Central

    Weinberg, A M

    1989-01-01

    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

  12. Canadian hydrogen safety program

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2007-01-01

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

  13. The Government Information Locator Service (GILS)

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Christian, E.

    1996-01-01

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

  14. Atmospheric environmental information - an overview with Canadian examples

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. C. Mcmillan; D. Maciver; W. B. Sukloff

    2000-01-01

    The study of meteorology has been revolutionized by modern computing. In this paper, an overview of the handling of meteorological, climatological and air quality data is provided. Some suggestions are given as to a framework for designing systems to handle atmospheric environmental data. Several examples of Canadian systems that are in use now are presented, some of which illustrate application

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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,…

  16. U.S. Government Activities to Protect the Information Infrastructure

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

  17. Government Information and Information about Governments in Southeast Asia: A New Era? An Overview.

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    See, Ch'ng Kim

    This paper on Southeast Asian government information and official publications (GIOPs) begins with a general overview of new ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) members (Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, and Vietnam) as well as founding members (Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore). Information technology (IT)…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    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…

  19. 1992 Canadian oil industry directory

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    Moore, J.

    1992-01-01

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

  20. 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.

  1. 48 CFR 2452.227-70 - Government information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...expectation that the Government-furnished information...be suitable for contract performance and...clause. (i) The Government does not warrant...action to remedy the problem. (iii) If...failure of the Government to provide information...work under this contract, the...

  2. 48 CFR 2452.227-70 - Government information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...expectation that the Government-furnished information...be suitable for contract performance and...clause. (i) The Government does not warrant...action to remedy the problem. (iii) If...failure of the Government to provide information...work under this contract, the...

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Auster, Ethel; Choo, Chun Wei

    1992-01-01

    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)

  4. Fanfares and Celebrations: Anniversaries in Canadian Graduate Education for Library and Information Studies.

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    McNally, Peter F.

    1993-01-01

    Provides a historical background of Canadian graduate education programs in library and information studies, including the roles of McGill University and the University of Toronto; summer programs; master's programs; two-year master's programs; doctoral programs; accreditation; and comparisons with developments in the United States, Great Britain,…

  5. 32 CFR 2001.54 - Foreign government information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...hereafter “originating government.” (a) Top Secret. Records shall be maintained of the receipt, internal...reproduction, and transmittal of foreign government Top Secret information. Reproduction requires the consent of...

  6. 32 CFR 2001.54 - Foreign government information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...hereafter “originating government.” (a) Top Secret. Records shall be maintained of the receipt, internal...reproduction, and transmittal of foreign government Top Secret information. Reproduction requires the consent of...

  7. 32 CFR 2001.54 - Foreign government information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...hereafter “originating government.” (a) Top Secret. Records shall be maintained of the receipt, internal...reproduction, and transmittal of foreign government Top Secret information. Reproduction requires the consent of...

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

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    Jane E. Fountain

    2003-01-01

    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

  9. Information Security Governance: When Compliance Becomes more Important than Security

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    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

  10. E-government in the informational economy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    LEONOVA Tatiana

    2009-01-01

    In the end of the 20th century the governments of many countries faced the necessity of reforming the classical models of the government which appeared inconsistent with the emerging informatization of the society. Experts of the World Bank recognize the following problems to be common for the majority of the countries: (1) growth of cumulative employment and expenses on wages

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

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    Dunn, Gemma; Bakker, Karen; Harris, Leila

    2014-01-01

    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

  12. Governing Information Security in Conjunction with COBIT and ISO 27001

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    Mataracioglu, Tolga

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, after giving a brief definition of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), ISO 27001, IT governance and COBIT, pros and cons of implementing only COBIT, implementing only IS0 27001 and implementing both COBIT and ISO 27001 together when governing information security in enterprises will be issued.

  13. Can Governments Improve Higher Education through "Informing Choice"?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Davies, Peter

    2012-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gnassi, Bruno

    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…

  15. Principles of Islam for information technology governance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Necmettin Ozkan

    2011-01-01

    Islam and IT seems apart at the first glance. In essence, they share common points. In this paper, the religion Islam is regarded as an umbrella discipline to enlarge the scope of and improve IT governance. In doing so, the study highlights similarities and differences between Islam and COBIT in terms of format and content. By highlighting the similarities of

  16. Electronic Record Systems and Individual Privacy. Federal Government Information Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This report considers the privacy issues raised by the growth of the new technology being applied to the personal information collected, maintained, and disseminated by the Federal Government. Four major areas are addressed: (1) technological developments relevant to government record systems; (2) current and prospective Federal agency use of…

  17. Transparency Under Scrutiny: Information Disclosure in Global Environmental Governance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Aarti Gupta

    2008-01-01

    Although transparency is a key concept of our times, it remains a relatively understudied phenomenon in global environmental politics. The link between transparency and accountable, legitimate and effective governance is assumed, yet the nature and workings of this link require further scrutiny. Transparency via information disclosure is increasingly at the heart of a number of global environmental governance initiatives, termed

  18. 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.

  19. 32 CFR 2400.38 - Protection of foreign government information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

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

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Water Governance and Legislation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2003-07-31

    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.

  3. Gateway to Government Food Safety Information

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  4. Information "Publics" and Equitable Access to Electronic Government Information: The Case of Agriculture.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shill, Harold B.

    1992-01-01

    Argues that making agricultural information produced by the federal government in electronic formats available through private vendors may lead to inequitable access for its users and challenges the federal government's role in the dissemination of agricultural information. An information public for agricultural information is defined, and…

  5. Federal Government Applications - Geographic Information Systems & Science

    Cancer.gov

    TOXMAP - a Geographic Information System (GIS) from the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) that uses maps of the United States to help users visually explore data from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Superfund Program.

  6. Governance Methods Used in Externalizing Information Technology

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chan, Steven King-Lun

    2012-01-01

    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…

  7. From the Mouths of Canadian University Students: Web-Based Information-Seeking Activities for Language Learning

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Peters, Martine; Weinberg, Alysse; Sarma, Nandini; Frankoff, Mary

    2011-01-01

    This article presents student perceptions about different types of web-based activities used to seek information for French language learning. Group interviews were conducted with 71 students in five Canadian universities to elicit data on their use of the Internet for information-seeking activities. These students use the Web for three main…

  8. Polish Post-Secondary Vocational Institutions and Canadian Community Colleges: A Comparison Using an Information Technology Conceptual Framework

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Butler, Norman L.; Pachocinski, Ryszard; Davidson, Barry S.

    2006-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare Polish post-secondary vocational institutions with Canadian community colleges using an information technology theoretical framework consisting of three parts: participation, feedback and partnership. The research concentrated upon programs in nursing, tourism and information technology delivered by the three…

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

    E-print Network

    Nair, Sankar

    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

  10. Information security governance: integrating security into the organizational culture

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Laura Corriss

    2010-01-01

    We finally got what we wished for: executive managers are aware of the need to protect their organizational data. However, we still have problems; for example, database breaches, stolen passwords and identity theft continue to be major issues. Aside from usability issues, the major issue is that management usually considers information security governance as under the jurisdiction of their information

  11. Science.gov: gateway to government science information.

    PubMed

    Fitzpatrick, Roberta Bronson

    2010-01-01

    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. PMID:20391165

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

  13. Managing Information Resources: New Directions in State Government.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Caudle, Sharon L.; Marchand, Donald A.

    1990-01-01

    Describes a national survey of management policies and practices applied to information and information technology in state government. Management approaches and trends are discussed in the areas of data processing, telecommunications, office automation, records management, state library services, policy formation, budgeting and accounting,…

  14. A sustainable information security framework for e-Government – case of Tanzania

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carina Kabajunga Wangwe; Maria Margaretha Eloff; Lucas Venter

    2012-01-01

    The government of Tanzania adopted an e-Government strategy in 2009 that is aimed at improving efficiency in government and providing better services to citizens. Information security is identified as one of the requirements for the successful e-Government implementation although the government has not adopted any standards or issued guidelines to government agencies with regards to information security. Comprehensive addressing of

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pierce, Jennifer Burek

    2004-01-01

    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…

  16. 41 CFR 102-33.390 - What information must we report on Government aircraft?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

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

  17. 41 CFR 102-33.390 - What information must we report on Government aircraft?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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

  18. 41 CFR 102-33.390 - What information must we report on Government aircraft?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

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

  19. 41 CFR 102-33.390 - What information must we report on Government aircraft?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

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

  20. 41 CFR 102-33.390 - What information must we report on Government aircraft?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

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

  1. 41 CFR 102-33.380 - Who must report information to GSA on Government aircraft?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

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

  2. 41 CFR 102-33.380 - Who must report information to GSA on Government aircraft?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

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

  3. 41 CFR 102-33.380 - Who must report information to GSA on Government aircraft?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

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

  4. 41 CFR 102-33.380 - Who must report information to GSA on Government aircraft?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sullivan, Virginia

    1998-01-01

    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)

  6. Information security governance in Saudi organizations: an empirical study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ahmad Abu-Musa

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – This paper seeks to empirically examine the existence and implementation of information security governance (ISG) in Saudi organizations. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – An empirical survey, using a self-administered questionnaire, is conducted to explore and evaluate the current status and the main features of ISG in the Saudi environment. The questionnaire is developed based on ISG guidelines for boards of directors

  7. On E-government information resource database product liability

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wan Zhiqian; Meng Liu

    2011-01-01

    The designers, producers and disseminator of E- government information resource database should bear the liabil- ity to damages to the victims (users), if they provide the defective database and causes damage to others. Based on database user rights protection and promoting the development of science and culture, database product liability shall apply the principle of presumptive fault, the constituents of

  8. Information Security governance: COBIT or ISO 17799 or both?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Basie Von Solms

    2005-01-01

    This paper investigates the co-existence of and complementary use of COBIT and ISO 17799 as reference frameworks for Information Security governance. The investigation is based on a mapping between COBIT and ISO 17799 which became available in 2004, and provides a level of ‘synchronization’ between these two frameworks.

  9. Information Security Governance using ISO 17799 and COBIT

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elmari Pretorius; Basie von Solms

    This paper discusses a project in which a mapping between ISO 17799 and COBIT’s section DS 5 is being created. The purpose\\u000a of this mapping is to synchronize these two documents to a certain extent, to make it easier to use both in an integrated\\u000a way for information security governance and management.

  10. IT Governance of Construction Information Based on COBIT Model

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiao Chen; Yanzhong Wang

    \\u000a The construction industry plays a decisive role in the development of national economy, which runs unique characteristics.\\u000a IT Governance is built based on COBIT model in this paper to promote the progress of construction information smoothly.

  11. Would a National Information System Promote the Development of Canadian Home and Community Care Policy? An Examination of the Australian Experience

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sheila M. Neysmith

    1995-01-01

    The Australian Home and Community Care (AHCC) program is examined for its applicability to the Canadian situation. First, the basic ingredients of the program are outlined. Particular attention is given to the capabilities of the national information system developed to monitor funding and delivery patterns, services provided and users' profiles. Second, similarities and differences between Canadian and Australian systems of

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Diakun, Denyce; Phillips, Rodger

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

  13. 49 CFR 26.109 - What are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...26.85 of this part. (b) Confidentiality of information on...

  14. 49 CFR 26.109 - What are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...individual is in question. (b) Confidentiality of information on...

  15. 49 CFR 26.109 - What are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...26.85 of this part. (b) Confidentiality of information on...

  16. 49 CFR 26.109 - What are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...26.85 of this part. (b) Confidentiality of information on...

  17. 49 CFR 26.109 - What are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...are the rules governing information, confidentiality, cooperation, and intimidation or...26.85 of this part. (b) Confidentiality of information on...

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Paul T. Jaeger; John Carlo Bertot

    2011-01-01

    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

  19. Federal government information handbook: formerly utilized sites remedial action program

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1980-12-31

    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.

  20. Introduction to United States Government Information Sources. Sixth Edition. Library and Information Science Text Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Morehead, Joe

    This book provides an account of the general and specialized sources, in print and non-print formats, that make up the bibliographic and textual structure of federal government information. This edition has been revised to reflect the many changes that have occurred in the production and dissemination of government products within the last five…

  1. An Information Security Governance Encounter for Australian Primary Care Health Providers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Donald C McDermid; Rachel J. Mahncke; Patricia A. H. Williams

    2010-01-01

    The competitive nature of business and society means that the protection of information, and governance of the information security function, is increasingly important. This paper introduces the notion of a governance framework for information security for health providers. It refines the idea of an IT Balanced Scorecard into a scorecard process for use in governing information security for primary care

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

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Christian, E.J.

    1994-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Usher, Alex

    2004-01-01

    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…

  4. The Canadian government's treatment of scientific process and evidence: Inside the evaluation of North America's first supervised injecting facility

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Evan Wood; Thomas Kerr; Mark W. Tyndall; Julio S. G. Montaner

    2007-01-01

    Although the recommendations of scientific review bodies have traditionally been free of political interference in Canada, there have recently been growing concerns raised about Canada's new federal government's treatment of scientific processes and evidence. This concern is relevant to the scientific evaluation of Canada's first medically supervised safer injecting facility (SIF), which opened in Vancouver in 2003, where illicit injection

  5. A framework of management information system on government procurement in China

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jing Ranzhe; Qiu Ruchun; Zhao Xibin; Gu Ming

    2007-01-01

    This paper focuses on the framework of government procurement management information system. Government procurement management information system is always characterized by hybrid systems, yet a large part of government procurement management information system projects are soft systems, which are often prone to perceptual inconsistencies among designers and users. This often leads to elegant system failure. On the other hand, it

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cheney, Debora

    2006-01-01

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2010-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cuillier, David; Piotrowski, Suzanne J.

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

    PubMed

    Williams, Patricia A H

    2013-01-01

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

  10. Reproductive and therapeutic cloning, germline therapy, and purchase of gametes and embryos: comments on Canadian legislation governing reproduction technologies

    PubMed Central

    Bernier, L; Gregoire, D

    2004-01-01

    In this article the three main topics covered in the new legislation are commented on: cloning, germline therapy, and purchase of gametes and embryos. Some important issues also covered in the new legislation, such as privacy and access to information, data protection, identity of donors, and inspection, will not be addressed. PMID:15574437

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Curtis, Scipiaruth Kendall

    2012-01-01

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

  12. Drought Research: Challenges in Meeting the Needs for Drought Information on the Canadian Prairies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. G. Lawford; R. Stewart

    2007-01-01

    Through the Drought Research Initiative (DRI), Canada is undertaking a focused 5-year science program to study techniques for characterizating drought; to better understand drought processes, and to develop methods for improving the prediction of drought. Drought research has generated a great deal of interest among those federal and provincial resource agencies on the Canadian prairies, which are sensitive to water

  13. A Unified E-Government Information Management Platform Based on Web GIS Technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiaolin Lu

    2009-01-01

    GIS plays an irreplaceable role in the e-government information management systems and has been widely applied in the economic, national defense and social sustainable government departments. This paper presents a unified framework of the e-government GIS information platform based on the J2EE and Web service technology to create an interoperable, distributed Web mapping system. The e-government GIS Web service defines

  14. CLA Brief: Distribution of Federal Government Publications

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Land, Brian; Kitchen, Paul

    1976-01-01

    The Canadian Library Association submits a brief to the Canadian legislature. History, purpose, and status of government publications and their catalogs and distribution are discussed. Recommendations are provided for an improved government publications program. (LS)

  15. Canadian Library Gateway

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Canadian Library Gateway, recently launched by the National Library of Canada, offers "a centralized window to Canadian libraries of all types and sizes." Users seeking information about libraries in Canada may elect to browse the site's listings by library name, library type, or geographical region, or they may search the list for particular keywords, using the above categories to limit the scope of their query. Each library's listing includes its physical address and telephone number, its interlibrary loan policies, and where applicable, links to its Website or online catalog. Alternatively, a direct query of the data based strictly on interlibrary loan information is available from the front page. The site also includes links to three national union catalogs in Canada, a directory of special collections held in Canadian libraries, and links to other related Websites, including the online directory of Canadian Z39.50 targets.

  16. 29 CFR 14.21 - Release of classified information to foreign governments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Release of classified information to foreign governments. ...SECURITY REGULATIONS Transmission of Classified Information § 14.21 Release of classified information to foreign...

  17. 29 CFR 14.21 - Release of classified information to foreign governments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Release of classified information to foreign governments. ...SECURITY REGULATIONS Transmission of Classified Information § 14.21 Release of classified information to foreign...

  18. 29 CFR 14.21 - Release of classified information to foreign governments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Release of classified information to foreign governments. ...SECURITY REGULATIONS Transmission of Classified Information § 14.21 Release of classified information to foreign...

  19. 29 CFR 14.21 - Release of classified information to foreign governments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2013-07-01 true Release of classified information to foreign governments. ...SECURITY REGULATIONS Transmission of Classified Information § 14.21 Release of classified information to foreign...

  20. 29 CFR 14.21 - Release of classified information to foreign governments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Release of classified information to foreign governments. ...SECURITY REGULATIONS Transmission of Classified Information § 14.21 Release of classified information to foreign...

  1. 22 CFR 3.11 - Responsibility of chief of mission to inform host government of restrictions on employees...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

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

  2. 22 CFR 3.11 - Responsibility of chief of mission to inform host government of restrictions on employees...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

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

  3. 22 CFR 3.11 - Responsibility of chief of mission to inform host government of restrictions on employees...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

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

  4. The Institutionalization of Information Security Governance Structures in Academic Institutions: A Case Study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Luesebrink

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation is a descriptive case study of information security governance in higher education institutions. It is a qualitative study that describes, through institutional theoretical constructs, the information security governance frameworks responsible for the protection of sensitive personal information at three large public research universities. The objectives of the study are 1) assess the impact of the regulative policy environment

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Legrand, Sue

    1988-01-01

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

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wickwire, Kenneth

    1995-04-01

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

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Christian, Eliot

    1994-01-01

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

  8. Vertical governance of construction projects: an information cost perspective

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kaixun Sha

    2011-01-01

    A research framework is developed to analyse the vertical governance, or transaction relationships between the client and its first-tier suppliers of construction projects in terms of project procurement route and payment terms. Starting from the particularity of the construction industry, reduced treatments that Williamson used in governance structure analysis are revised, and an assumption of ‘second-order transformation’ is proposed: as

  9. Disseminating Landslide Hazard Information for California Local Government

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. J. Wills

    2010-01-01

    Since 1969, the California Geological Survey has produced numerous maps showing landslide features and delineating potential slope-stability problem areas. These maps have been provided to local governments to encourage consideration of landslide hazards in planning and development decisions. Maps produced from 1986 through 1995 under the Landslide Hazard Mapping Act were advisory only, and their use by local government was

  10. Informal institutional responses to government interventions: lessons from Madhupur National Park, Bangladesh.

    PubMed

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

    2014-11-01

    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

  11. RESOURCE DEGRADATION ON AGRICULTURAL LAND: INFORMATION PROBLEMS, MARKET FAILURES AND GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ian R. Wills

    1987-01-01

    Information problems impede private contracting for the supply of many natural resource services. They are also likely to prevent the government identifying and achieving optimum levels of natural resource degradation on agricultural land. In particular, the distributional impacts of government intervention create incentives for strategic distortions of information by interested parties. Resource conservation measures which impose costs on beneficiaries, and

  12. How informative is the Thai corporate governance index? A financial approach

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Allan Hodgson; Suntharee Lhaopadchan; Sitapa Buakes

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – Prior research, in mainly Western economies, suggests the level of corporate governance is financially important. As an emerging economy case study, the purpose of this paper is to investigate whether the Thai Institute of Directors (IOD) corporate governance index provides investors with financial information about fundamental value and arbitrage portfolio decisions, and if\\/how information content changes over time.

  13. Application of REAL TIME GIS for Local Government and Collaboration of Spatial Information

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Aki Okuno; Sota Shimano; Masaaki Shikada

    2006-01-01

    Much local government has been using large scale digital maps with geographic information system (GIS). However, the updating method of a map is not established yet. The purpose of this study is the real-time renewal of the digital map for local government by using REAR TIME GIS and spatial information. REAL TIME GIS is the system for real-time updating at

  14. 78 FR 28111 - Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information

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    2013-05-14

    ...13642 of May 9, 2013 Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government...development, and finance have been posted in machine-readable form for free public use on...information resources shall be open and machine readable. Government information...

  15. Does Government’s Biofuel Incentive Payment Program Work in the Presence of Asymmetric Information?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thein A. Maung; Yan Yuan

    2010-01-01

    Since combustion of fossil fuels can release a large amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere thereby accelerate the rate of climate change, biofuel from biomass has been suggested as a fuel of the future. We argue that if biofuel is to become a fuel of the future, the principal (government or social planner) should make monetary incentive payments to

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

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    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.

  17. Accepted for Presentation at The Twelfth Annual Canadian Information Technology Security Symposium June 19-23, 2000, The Ottawa Congress Centre

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    Bridges, Susan M.

    Accepted for Presentation at The Twelfth Annual Canadian Information Technology Security Symposium combines two distinct intrusion detection approaches: 1) anomaly based intrusion detection using fuzzy data. The anomaly-based components look for deviations from stored patterns of normal behavior. The misuse detection

  18. Canadian Minerals Yearbook

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2001-01-01

    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."

  19. Canadian Bird Trends Database

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    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.

  20. 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

    2012-07-01

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

  1. 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

    2013-07-01

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

  2. 41 CFR 301-10.266 - Is information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

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

  3. 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

    2011-07-01

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

  4. Providing Government Information on the Internet: Experiences with THOMAS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. Bruce Croft; Robert Cook; Dean Wilder

    1995-01-01

    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

  5. 40 CFR 2.306 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...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...

  6. 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

    ...Handling information of a private business, foreign government, or an international organization. 1004.11 Section...Handling information of a private business, foreign government, or an international organization....

  7. 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

    ...Handling information of a private business, foreign government, or an international organization. 1004.11 Section...Handling information of a private business, foreign government, or an international organization....

  8. 17 CFR 449.5 - Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and dealers pursuant...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

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

  9. 17 CFR 449.5 - Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and dealers pursuant...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

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

  10. 17 CFR 449.5 - Form G-405, information required of registered government securities brokers and dealers pursuant...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

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

  11. 40 CFR 2.305 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...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,...

  12. 40 CFR 2.305 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...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,...

  13. 40 CFR 2.305 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...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,...

  14. 40 CFR 2.305 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...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,...

  15. 40 CFR 2.305 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...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,...

  16. 77 FR 43353 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Self-Governance Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-07-24

    ...Tribal Self-Governance Program authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0143. This information collection expires November 30, 2012...that we will be able to do so. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076-0143. Title: Tribal Self-Governance program, 25 CFR...

  17. The role of information and financial reporting in corporate governance and debt contracting

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christopher S. Armstrong; Wayne R. Guay; Joseph P. Weber

    2010-01-01

    We review recent literature on the role of financial reporting transparency in reducing governance-related agency conflicts among managers, directors, and shareholders, as well as in reducing agency conflicts between shareholders and creditors, and offer researchers some suggested avenues for future research. Key themes include the endogenous nature of debt contracts and governance mechanisms with respect to information asymmetry between contracting

  18. U.S. Government on the Web: Getting the Information You Need.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hernon, Peter; Shuler, John A.; Dugan, Robert E.

    This guide organizes nearly 1,000 federal government World Wide Web sites and shows users how to find the information they need quickly and easily. More than a directory, this resource gives users a clear understanding of U.S. government agencies, their online publications, and their applications. There is background material on all three branches…

  19. Information for the NIH Extramural Grantee Community During the Lapse of Federal Government Funding

    E-print Network

    Kroll, Kristen L.

    Information for the NIH Extramural Grantee Community During the Lapse of Federal Government Funding by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Purpose The Government Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 ended on September 30 this lapse in appropriation will have on your grant/cooperative agreement or the availability of NIH

  20. An Information Infrastructure for Government Regulations Gloria T. Lau, Shawn Kerrigan, Kincho H. Law

    E-print Network

    Stanford University

    An Information Infrastructure for Government Regulations Gloria T. Lau, Shawn Kerrigan, Kincho H}@stanford.edu Abstract The complexity and diversity of government regulations make understanding the regulations a non-trivial task. One of the issues is the existence of multiple sources of regulations and interpretive guides

  1. 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).

  2. Adrift in Our National Consciousness: Meditations on Canadian Ecological Identity

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lowan, Greg

    2011-01-01

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

  3. A Model for a New Approach to Federal Government Information Access and Dissemination.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Turock, Betty J.; Henderson, Carol C.

    1996-01-01

    In July 1995, the Forum on Government Information Policy, representatives of several library associations, developed the "Model for New Universe of Federal Information Access and Dissemination." The model proposes to: (1) reconceptualize federal information access and dissemination responsibilities; and (2) reinvent the Federal Depository Library…

  4. 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

  5. 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

    Brock, Jack L., Jr.

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schwartz, Stanley F.

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

  7. ANCHORING INFORMATION SECURITY GOVERNANCE RESEARCH: SOCIOLOGICAL GROUNDINGS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elspeth McFadzean; Jean-Noël Ezingeard

    Abstract An important aspect of any system development,activity is about ensuring the security of both,the IT infrastructure and,all the valuable,information contained,within,the organisation. Keeping, information safe and secure, therefore, is a key necessity for present day managers. The,board,of directors are ultimately accountable,for their organisation’s success. Consequently, it is imperative that these senior executives take responsibility for the protection of their company’s

  8. Informed Public Perceptions of Nanotechnology and Trust in Government

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2005-01-01

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

  9. The effect of information technology on the physician workforce and health care in isolated communities: the Canadian picture.

    PubMed

    Watanabe, M; Jennett, P; Watson, M

    1999-01-01

    The ratio of physicians to population in Canada peaked in the mid-1990s and is now falling. The decrease in the number of family physicians has had a disproportionate effect on rural and remote communities, and surveys have indicated that the availability of physicians and services is likely to deteriorate in rural and remote communities. Telemedicine is increasingly evident in every Canadian province and territory, and it could assist in more effective use of workforce resources by linking appropriate experts at central sites to patients and practitioners at remote sites. Positive effects on recruitment and retention of health providers and morale of the local workforce can be expected. In spite of national interest, evidence for the effect of telemedicine on staff distribution, roles and recruitment, use of health resources, health management and system integration is very limited. Telephone interviews were therefore conducted to collect information from 12 telehealth projects in Canada, one from each province or territory. The responses confirmed observations in the literature that telemedicine has positive outcomes for the workforce. PMID:10628013

  10. SAN FRANCISCO CAMPUS POLICY GOVERNING DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION FROM STUDENT RECORDS

    E-print Network

    Mullins, Dyche

    , and financial aid records, including student loan collection records. #12;2. The term "student records," as usedSAN FRANCISCO CAMPUS POLICY GOVERNING DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION FROM STUDENT RECORDS INTRODUCTION of Information from Student Records, issued by the Office of the President on August 15, 1994. The University

  11. U.S. Government on the Web: Getting the Information You Need. Second Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hernon, Peter; Dugan, Robert E.; Shuler, John A.

    This guide explores new sites, digital reference services, and navigation strategies for effectively accessing and using online government information. Updated with the latest information from the new administration and the 107th Congress, this second edition has been refined with features including expanded coverage in many of the chapters, a…

  12. Perspectives on the Federal Government and Health Information: Patterns, Impact, Expectations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lunin, Lois F.; And Others

    1987-01-01

    Nine articles examine patterns of federal health information services including: the current Administration's policy; the history of the National Library of Medicine; Federal Health Information Clearinghouses and other unique projects; the Center for the Utilization of Technology; marketing trends at the Government Printing Office; and…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hogenboom, Karen

    2005-01-01

    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…

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

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1998-01-01

    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.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Patterson, Liane; Martzoukou, Konstantina

    2012-01-01

    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

  16. Radiation protection information: can you trust the government's risks or risk the government's trust?: 1997 G. William Morgan lecture.

    PubMed

    Ziemer, P L

    1999-07-01

    Public acceptance of information concerning radiation risks has been impacted by the erosion of trust in government agencies and by societal images that personify radiation or its effects in terms of monsters and ogres. The loss of trust in government agencies, particularly the Atomic Energy Commission and later the Department of Energy, has been influenced by a number of key events and individuals. Examples of these are given, including the anti-Viet Nam war movement, the Watergate incident, the activities of the Union of Concerned Scientists, Ralph Nader and the Critical Mass movement, the claims of Ernest Sternglass, and the widely publicized views of John Gofman and Arthur Tamplin. The use of negative images, pictures, and symbols in the mass media has reinforced the public perception of radiation as a thing to be feared. There is growing evidence that the public perception of radiation risks is related more to mistrust and negative images than it is to the technical information health physicists provide or to the issue of whether or not the linear no-threshold theory of radiation risks is correct. Attempts by federal agencies to regain public trust in radiation risk information generated by health physicists or other radiation scientists appear to be largely unsuccessful. If health physicists hope to be successful in changing such public perceptions, they may have to focus efforts on the next generation and concentrate on assuring that elementary and secondary school children receive sound instruction on radiation risks. Additional research at the molecular biology level is needed to elucidate the risks, if any, at low doses so that the practice of extrapolating low dose responses from high dose data can be eliminated. PMID:10376536

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Peekhaus, Wilhelm

    2008-01-01

    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…

  18. Continuing Education for Library and Information Science in the Canadian Context.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Horrocks, Norman

    1987-01-01

    Two classic papers on continuing education for professional groups are examined and related to the library/information science field in Canada: (1) "Role of Continuing Education in Current Professional Development" (Cyril Houle, Professor of Adult Education at the University of Chicago); and (2) "Continuing Education in the Professions" (William…

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hugues Rivard

    2000-01-01

    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

  20. The Role of the Public Library in Developing Canadians' Information Literacy Skills

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Heidi Julien; Reegan Breu

    This paper reports on a national survey of information literacy (IL) instruction in urban and rural public libraries, and public librarians' attitudes towards these services. The survey is the first phase of a study exploring the actual and potential role of public libraries in Canada in developing the public's IL skills. Previous research demonstrates that despite an urgent need to

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Aucoin, Robert C.

    2011-01-01

    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,…

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

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    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

  3. 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.

  4. Canadian Studies: A Guide to the Sources

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Blackwell, John D.

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

  5. 77 FR 71016 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Self-Governance Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-28

    ...information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0143, which expires November 30, 2012. DATE: Interested...that we will be able to do so. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076-0143. Title: Tribal Self-Governance program, 25 CFR...

  6. General Disposal Authority for State Government Information The State Records Office of WA

    E-print Network

    Tobar, Michael

    AND HEALTH 97 68 PERFORMANCE PLANNING AND APPRAISAL 101 69 PERSONAL FILES 102 70 PHOTOGRAPHS / AUDIO VISUALGeneral Disposal Authority for State Government Information The State Records Office of WA) consolidates and amends the GDAs for Administrative Records, Human Resource Management Records, and Financial

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dyer, Suzette

    2003-01-01

    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)

  8. Enacting and implementing open government information regulations in China: motivations and barriers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lei Zheng

    2007-01-01

    The State Council, China's cabinet, enacted its Open Government Information Regulations in April 2007. This paper examines the political, economic and administrative motivations for the enactment of the regulation, and then explores the potential legal, institutional, administrative, social and economic barriers for the implementation of the regulation.

  9. A Model for the Governance of Federated Healthcare Information Systems Naftaly Minsky

    E-print Network

    Minsky, Naftaly

    scalable, enforcement mechanism; (b) seamless and secure interoperation be- tween health care providersA Model for the Governance of Federated Healthcare Information Systems Naftaly Minsky Department for the health care records of a single patient to be dispersed throughout a complex network of health care

  10. The role of informal institutions in corporate governance: Brazil, Russia, India, and China compared

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Saul Estrin; Martha Prevezer

    2011-01-01

    This paper argues that the role of informal institutions as well as formal ones is central to understanding the functioning\\u000a of corporate governance. We focus on the four largest emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India, and China—commonly referred\\u000a to as the BRIC countries. Our analysis is based on the Helmke and Levitsky framework of informal institutions and focuses\\u000a on two related

  11. Management and application of Geotechnical Data: The Geotechnical Data Information System of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ishii, Motomu; Ishimura, Kenji; Nakayama, Toshio

    1992-05-01

    In the Tokyo metropolis many geological surveys are carried out in conjunction with building construction work and urban base improvement undertakings. Furthermore, the Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE) of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has been conducting surveys on urban geology, land subsidence, and geodetics. Thus, ICE of TMG keeps a lot of geological data. In order to plan for a more effective use of these data, the Geotechnical Data Information System of Tokyo Metropolitan Government was organized in 1985, and since 1986, it has become fully implemented. This Geotechnical Data Information System has incorporated a relational data base into a mainframe computer, the NEC ACOS System 430, and as of March 1989 it can retrieve and graphically present borehole, deep-well, and groundwater data. The authors wish to introduce in this article the organizational structure of the Geotechnical Data Information System of TMG, a summary of the data base system, standards of input data, and applicable examples of the data base.

  12. The Recent Evolution of Canadian Inventive Enterprises

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    S. L. Brian Ceh

    1997-01-01

    While inventive activity is necessary for industrial economies to progress, little is known about the types of enterprises inventing in Canada. The present study examines a typology of Canadian inventive enterprises at the national, subnational, and urban levels and the types of inventions developed in these areas from 1975 to 1989. Canadian patent and industrial directory information shows that Canada's

  13. Looking Back: Tracing Trends in Canadian CALL

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    Craven, Mary-Louise; Sinyor, Roberta

    2011-01-01

    "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…

  14. A Demographic and Career Profile of Canadian Research University Librarians

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    Fox, David

    2007-01-01

    This paper provides an up-to-date career and demographic profile of Canadian research university librarians by comparing newly derived data from the 8Rs Study: The "Future of Human Resources in Canadian Libraries", with corresponding information from the author's 2006 survey: "The Scholarship of Canadian Research University Librarians", and other…

  15. Part 1. Exempt taxpayer information. To be completed by exempt government or 501(c)(3) organization. City State Zip

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    Chen, Yiling

    Part 1. Exempt taxpayer information. To be completed by exempt government or 501(c)(3) organization. Name Address City State Zip Exemption number Issue date Date of expiration of certificate Certification. Part 2. Agent information. To be completed by agent of exempt government or 501(c)(3) organization

  16. Informing Teacher Education Through Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning: Dialogic Inquiry into Japanese and Canadian School Experiences

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    Mitsuyo Sakamoto; Elaine Chan

    2006-01-01

    This article examines the hermeneutic, narrative, and social co-construction of cultural understanding as two educators shared their teaching and learning experiences in Japanese and Canadian schools. Our dialogic inquiry reveals how perceptions of practices in one culture—including curricula in non-core, academic subjects, stances on student assessment, and attitudes toward extracurricular activities—were shaped by our prior school experiences. The study reveals

  17. Canadian oil and gas taxation

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    Watkins, C.; Scarfe, B.

    1985-01-01

    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.

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

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    Vaia, Giovanni; Tommasetti, Aurelio

    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.

  19. Cross-agency coordination in the shadow of hierarchy: 'joining up' government geospatial information systems

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    Kate T. Lance; Yola Georgiadou; A. K. Bregt

    2009-01-01

    Government agencies striving to make geospatial information systems interoperable and cost-effective often appear to function as a self-regulating network shaped only by internal trust and reciprocity. However, recent public management research suggests that external steering of a network, exercised by authoritative bodies through hierarchical means, may invigorate cross-agency coordination. The two case studies of federal geospatial coordination in Canada and

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

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    White, Charles S.

    1989-01-01

    Discusses the positive and negative points concerning the increase of information transmission. Contends that the diffusion of information technology could increase the quality and quantity of political participation in society. Emphasizes the implications for social studies education. (GG)

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

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    administration. · Public information does not include: personal correspondence of System employees1 Texas Public Information Act (Ch. 552, Government Code) · The Texas Public Information Act (PIA) guarantees the public copies of or access to "public information." The PIA defines "public information

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

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

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

  3. Drafting gas sales contracts to meet Canadian regulatory requirements

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    Snider, J.A. [Code Hunter, Calgary (Canada)

    1992-12-31

    Natural gas export from Canada to the US is increasing substantially each year. More American utilities and end users are seeking long-term supplies of gas offered for sale by Canadian producers. However, regulatory and government agencies may impose requirements that alter the deal. This article provides guidance through the Canadian regulatory maze to contracting parties.

  4. Stimulation of National Television Program Production: A Canadian Success Story?

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    Hoskins, C.; McFadyen, S.

    This paper discusses Canada's response to international television programming competition, both directly from signals from the United States that are available over the air or by cable, and from foreign programming exhibited by Canadian broadcasters. Major topics discussed are: (1) failure of government regulation to induce significant Canadian

  5. Indicators and outcomes of Canadian university research: Proxies becoming goals?

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    Cooper H. Langford; Jeremy Hall; Peter Josty; Stelvia Matos; Astrid Jacobson

    2006-01-01

    This paper analyzes Canadian Government attempts to encourage and measure commercialization of university knowledge for socio-economic improvement. Universities are regarded as major, insufficiently exploited, repositories of knowledge. Here, paths by which knowledge can be transferred across institutional boundaries, and various input and output\\/outcome measures are identified. Available Canadian data are evaluated and a detailed quantitative and qualitative study of one

  6. Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

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

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

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

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

  8. Canadian institute seeks to secure its financial future

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    Colin MacIlwain

    1999-01-01

    The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research promotes excellence in research. But as a funding agreement with the government is set to expire, it must secure a firm financial base if this success is to continue.

  9. Canadian and American federalism in capital markets: Comparative debt financing

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    W. Bartley Hildreth

    2006-01-01

    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

  10. The Canadian Political System. Reference Series No. 59.

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    Forsey, Eugene A.

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

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

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    Dulaney, Malik H.

    2013-01-01

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

  12. "Governance" or "Governing"?

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    Leslie, David

    This paper draws on four perspectives on power and its exercise in organizations to analyze the practice of governing colleges and universities. The exploration uses political theories (particularly those assessing the legitimacy and effectiveness of stable political entities), leadership studies, analyses of how formal and informal organizations…

  13. POSITIONING CANADIAN GPS ASSOCIATES

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    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

  14. Combined Approach for Government E-Tendering Using GA and TOPSIS with Intuitionistic Fuzzy Information.

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    Wang, Yan; Xi, Chengyu; Zhang, Shuai; Zhang, Wenyu; Yu, Dejian

    2015-01-01

    As E-government continues to develop with ever-increasing speed, the requirement to enhance traditional government systems and affairs with electronic methods that are more effective and efficient is becoming critical. As a new product of information technology, E-tendering is becoming an inevitable reality owing to its efficiency, fairness, transparency, and accountability. Thus, developing and promoting government E-tendering (GeT) is imperative. This paper presents a hybrid approach combining genetic algorithm (GA) and Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to an Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) to enable GeT to search for the optimal tenderer efficiently and fairly under circumstances where the attributes of the tenderers are expressed as fuzzy number intuitionistic fuzzy sets (FNIFSs). GA is applied to obtain the optimal weights of evaluation criteria of tenderers automatically. TOPSIS is employed to search for the optimal tenderer. A prototype system is built and validated with an illustrative example from GeT to verify the feasibility and availability of the proposed approach. PMID:26147468

  15. Combined Approach for Government E-Tendering Using GA and TOPSIS with Intuitionistic Fuzzy Information

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    Zhang, Wenyu; Yu, Dejian

    2015-01-01

    As E-government continues to develop with ever-increasing speed, the requirement to enhance traditional government systems and affairs with electronic methods that are more effective and efficient is becoming critical. As a new product of information technology, E-tendering is becoming an inevitable reality owing to its efficiency, fairness, transparency, and accountability. Thus, developing and promoting government E-tendering (GeT) is imperative. This paper presents a hybrid approach combining genetic algorithm (GA) and Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to an Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) to enable GeT to search for the optimal tenderer efficiently and fairly under circumstances where the attributes of the tenderers are expressed as fuzzy number intuitionistic fuzzy sets (FNIFSs). GA is applied to obtain the optimal weights of evaluation criteria of tenderers automatically. TOPSIS is employed to search for the optimal tenderer. A prototype system is built and validated with an illustrative example from GeT to verify the feasibility and availability of the proposed approach. PMID:26147468

  16. Canadian Social Research Links

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

  17. 78 FR 64065 - Agency Information Collection (Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation...

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    ...Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State Veterans' Cemetery...Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State Veterans' Cemetery...Claim for Government Medallion for Installation in a Private Cemetery, VA Form...

  18. 75 FR 32540 - Agency Information Collection (Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for...

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    ...Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State Veterans' Cemetery...Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State Veterans' Cemetery...Claim for Government Medallion for Installation in a Private Cemetery, VA Form...

  19. 78 FR 34429 - Proposed Information Collection (Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for...

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    ...Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State Veterans' Cemetery...Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State Veterans' Cemetery...Claim for Government Medallion for Installation in a Private Cemetery, VA Form...

  20. 78 FR 57683 - Agency Information Collection (Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for...

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    ...Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State Veterans' Cemetery...Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State Veterans' Cemetery...Claim for Government Medallion for Installation in a Private Cemetery, VA Form...

  1. 75 FR 16484 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Open Government...

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    2010-04-01

    ...Comment Request; Open Government Citizen Engagement Ratings, Rankings, and Flagging...3090-0288, Open Government Citizen Engagement Ratings, Rankings, and Flagging...To? Title: Open Government Citizen Engagement Ratings, Rankings, and...

  2. 77 FR 22069 - Proposed Information Collection (Notice of Lapse-Government Life Insurance); Comment Request

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    ...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....

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

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    Kisida, Brian; Wolf, Patrick J.

    2007-01-01

    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…

  4. GOVERNANCE, CITIZENSHIP AND INFORMATION LITERACY ABILITIES IN AFRICA PAPER PRESENTED AT THE COLLOQUIUM ON INFORMATION LITERACY, HOLDING AT THE ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA (ECA), ADDIS ABABA

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    Joseph R. A. Ayee

    Against this background, this paper addresses a number of issues. First, it defines governance and citizenship and links them to how they are important in promoting information literacy abilities. Secondly, it discusses the measures put in place by African governments to empower people through knowledge creation and dissemination. Thirdly, it addresses some of the challenges encountered in empowerment though knowledge.

  5. Examining the role of Web site information in facilitating different citizen–government relationships: A case study of state Chronic Wasting Disease Web sites

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    Kristin R. Eschenfelder; Clark A. Miller

    2007-01-01

    This paper develops a framework to assess the text-based public information provided on program level government agency Web sites. The framework informs the larger e-government question of how, or whether, state administrative agencies are using Web sites in a transformative capacity—to change relationships between citizens and government. It focuses on assessing the degree to which text information provided on government

  6. What does it mean to empower informationally the local government!—designing an information system for a district level development administration

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    Parthasarathi Banerjee

    2001-01-01

    An information system that empowers information agents having a stake in the development of a district government is discussed in this research. It analyses the case of a district administration in India who has implemented a browser based system. This system has information asymmetry and organisational capture as its goals; and it employs a few structural elements such as an

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

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    Coen, Michael; Kelly, Ursula

    2007-01-01

    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…

  8. Project Canada West. Canurgo (Canadian Urban Government).

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    Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).

    The curriculum material the Nanaimo District Senior High School curriculum development project is designing is based on the City of Nanaimo and its environs. The problem selected for their substantive research is the socio-political process in a growing city including the role and impact of: 1) civil service, elected officials, voters, and…

  9. 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

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    Budi Nugroho; Kridanto Surendro

    2011-01-01

    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

  10. Canadian Educational Development Centre Websites: More Ebb than Flow?

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    Simmons, Nicola

    2010-01-01

    This paper examines information portrayed on Canadian educational development (ED) centre websites and, in particular, whether information that corresponds to questions compiled from a literature search of ED centre practices is readily available from centre websites. This study phase is part of a larger national study of Canadian educational…

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

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

    2015-05-01

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

  12. 41 CFR 301-70.907 - What information must we report on the use of Government aircraft to carry senior Federal...

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    2011-07-01

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

  13. 41 CFR 301-70.907 - What information must we report on the use of Government aircraft to carry senior Federal...

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    2014-07-01

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

  14. 42 CFR 137.202 - What types of information will Self-Governance Tribes be expected to include in the reports?

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    2010-10-01

    ...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...

  15. Australian Governments' Entry Point

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    National Library of Australia.

    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.

  16. 75 FR 48689 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Open Government...

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    ...Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Open Government Citizen Engagement Ratings, Rankings, and Flagging; Submission for OMB Review...or ICR does this apply to? Title: Open Government Citizen Engagement Ratings, Rankings, and Flagging. OMB Control Number:...

  17. 78 FR 59099 - Proposed Information Collection (Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for...

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    ...Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State Veterans' Cemetery) Activity: Withdrawal AGENCY...Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State Veterans' Cemetery, VA Form 40- 1330.''...

  18. 77 FR 325 - Proposed Information Collection (Certification of Change or Correction of Name, Government Life...

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    ...Certification of Change or Correction of Name, Government Life Insurance); Comment...change or correct an insured claimant's name. DATES: Written comments and recommendations...Certification of Change or Correction of Name, Government Life Insurance, VA Form...

  19. 77 FR 3843 - Agency Information Collection (Procedures, and Security for Government Financing) Activities...

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    ...and Security for Government Financing) Activities Under OMB Review...collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the...202-4, Security for Government Financing. OMB Control Number: 2900-0688...202-4, Security for Government Financing--10 hours. Estimated...

  20. Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP)

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

  1. Canadian Occupational Groups.

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    Conger, D. Stuart

    Based upon the structure of Canadian Classification and Dictionary of Occupations, the volume presents highly condensed descriptions of classification clusters representing the universe of occupational groups in the Canadian economy. It is a useful tool for vocational counselors, students, and clients. Each cluster is assigned a number; the…

  2. Bibliographic Instruction Trends in Canadian Academic Libraries.

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    Julien, Heidi; Leckie, Gloria J.

    1997-01-01

    Describes a study that investigated how bibliographic instruction in Canadian academic libraries is evolving to meet the users' needs for information-literacy skills in light of electronic technologies and their effects on information retrieval. Discusses the teaching of critical evaluation and research strategies and the incorporation of more…

  3. The Canadian Encyclopedia

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    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.

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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.)

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

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    Ann S. Jennings

    2008-01-01

    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.

  6. Knowing Where They Went: Six Years of Online Access Statistics via the Online Catalog for Federal Government Information

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    Brown, Christopher C.

    2011-01-01

    As federal government information is increasingly migrating to online formats, libraries are providing links to this content via URLs or persistent URLs (PURLs) in their online public access catalogs (OPACs). Clickthrough statistics that accumulated as users visited links to online content in the University of Denver's library OPAC were gathered…

  7. Proceedings of the Symposium on Public Access to Federal Government Information (Salt Lake City, Utah, February 7, 1986).

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    Haggerty, Maxine R., Ed.; Frear, Ruth A., Ed.

    This symposium for the general public was designed to foster citizen awareness and evaluation of and response to changes in the traditional availability of federal government information that limit public access. Following a list of acknowledgements and the program schedule, welcoming remarks by Maxine R. Haggerty, chair of the Utah Library…

  8. Multiple Motives, Conflicting Conceptions: Parsing the Contexts of Differentiated Access to Scientific Information in the Federal Government

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    Oltmann, Shannon M.

    2012-01-01

    Scientific information, used by the U.S. federal government to formulate public policy in many arenas, is frequently contested and sometimes altered, blocked from publication, deleted from reports, or restricted in some way. This dissertation examines how and why restricted access to science policy (RASP) occurs through a comparative case study.…

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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

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

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    Herman, E.

    2004-01-01

    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

  11. Canadian Centre for Architecture

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    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

  12. Canadian Residential Mortgage Markets: Boring But Effective?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Kiff

    2009-01-01

    Klyuev (2008) concluded that the Canadian market for housing finance is highly advanced and sophisticated, but financing options were somewhat limited, particularly at terms longer than five years. This paper argues that the paucity of longer-term loans is caused by a five-year maturity cap on government-guaranteed deposit insurance, and a prepayment penalty limit on residential mortgage loans in the Interest

  13. Corporate Environmental Innovation (CEI): a government initiative to support corporate sustainability leadership

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    Andrea Moffat; Adam Auer

    2006-01-01

    Environment Canada's1Environment Canada is the Canadian federal department with the lead responsibility for environmental protection and conservation. It is one of numerous government departments with a mandate to motivate sustainable development. For more information on Environment Canada initiatives please go to http:\\/\\/www.ec.gc.ca.1 Corporate Environmental Innovation (CEI) initiative is a partnership-based governmental initiative designed to help accelerate innovation and to improve

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

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    Trilokekar, Roopa Desai

    2010-01-01

    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…

  15. Canadian Poetry Archive

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    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.

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  17. STRAY DOGS AND WILD CATS TRACKING DOWN INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN GOVERNMENT?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kim Viborg; Helle Zinner; Amar Shazad

    This paper explores the body of e-government research surfaced during 1998-2003 in Web of Science and ProQuest. The search identified 158 scholarly papers. Using a classification model developed by Andersen and Danziger (1995), the predominately part of the research addresses improvements of services and products (72%), better data access (67%) and public-Government interaction (64%). Less frequent are studies on values.

  18. Learning to Speak Everyday (Canadian) French

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Terry Nadasdi; Raymond Mougeon; Katherine Rehner

    2005-01-01

    This article examines the sociolinguistic competence of French immersion students. We first present an overview of the range of variation found in L1 speech and make a distinction between vernacular, informal, formal, and hyper-formal variants. We then compare the use of these forms in the speech of Canadian francophones and Grade 9 and 12 students enrolled in a French immersion

  19. Reimagining the Urban: A Canadian Perspective

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    Daniel, Beverly-Jean

    2010-01-01

    This article makes the argument for a reframing and a reconceptualization of the urban-suburban divide which can inform the options and possibilities for transformative practices in urban schools. Drawing primarily from a Canadian, and more specifically a southern Ontario context, the article explores the changing realities of urban within this…

  20. Canadian Books for Schools: A Centennial Listing.

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    Snow, Kathleen M., Ed.

    This annotated bibliography, prepared by the English Council and School Library Council of the Alberta Teachers' Association, lists approximately 320 works--including novels, biographies, plays, nofiction and historical books, children's books, and books of short stories--written by Canadian authors about Canada. For each entry, the information

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

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    Sponsors of CIEEDAC: Natural Resources Canada, Environment Canada, Aluminium Industry Association, Canadian Chemical Producers' Association, Canadian Foundry Association, Canadian Gas Association, Canadian An Inventory of Industrial Energy and Emissions Databases in Canada, 2007 Prepared for Natural Resources Canada

  2. Net Traveler: A Framework for Autonomic Web Services Collaboration, Orchestration and Choreography in E-Government Information Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hillary Caituiro-monge; Manuel Rodriguez-martinez

    2004-01-01

    Next-generation Government Information Systems will integrate large amounts of heterogeneous data sources located on distributed networks like the Internet. We present Net Traveler which is a framework for web services collaboration, orchestration and choreography in peer-to-peer autonomic environments. The main feature of our new approach is the elimination of a central coordination site running the queries and the autonomic query

  3. 25 CFR 700.525 - Use of government information or expertise.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...public information. (d) Disclosure of information from records shall conform with the provisions of the Freedom of information and the Privacy Acts...accept compensation for an article, speech, consultant service, or other...

  4. 25 CFR 700.525 - Use of government information or expertise.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...public information. (d) Disclosure of information from records shall conform with the provisions of the Freedom of information and the Privacy Acts...accept compensation for an article, speech, consultant service, or other...

  5. 25 CFR 700.525 - Use of government information or expertise.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...public information. (d) Disclosure of information from records shall conform with the provisions of the Freedom of information and the Privacy Acts...accept compensation for an article, speech, consultant service, or other...

  6. 25 CFR 700.525 - Use of government information or expertise.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...public information. (d) Disclosure of information from records shall conform with the provisions of the Freedom of information and the Privacy Acts...accept compensation for an article, speech, consultant service, or other...

  7. 25 CFR 700.525 - Use of government information or expertise.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...public information. (d) Disclosure of information from records shall conform with the provisions of the Freedom of information and the Privacy Acts...accept compensation for an article, speech, consultant service, or other...

  8. 40 CFR 2.310 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Comprehensive Environmental...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...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...

  9. 40 CFR 2.302 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Clean Water Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01...302 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... Confidentiality of Business Information § 2.302...section applies only to business information—...

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

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    Milz, Sabine

    2005-01-01

    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…

  11. 48 CFR 249.7000 - Terminated contracts with Canadian Commercial Corporation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...The Canadian Supply Manual, Chapter 8, Annex 8.3, available at http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/ga-sm/index-eng.html, “Termination for Convenience Process, Public Works and Government Services Canada.”...

  12. 48 CFR 249.7000 - Terminated contracts with Canadian Commercial Corporation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...The Canadian Supply Manual, Chapter 8, Annex 8.3, available at http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/ga-sm/index-eng.html, “Termination for Convenience Process, Public Works and Government Services Canada.”...

  13. 48 CFR 249.7000 - Terminated contracts with Canadian Commercial Corporation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...The Canadian Supply Manual, Chapter 8, Annex 8.3, available at http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/ga-sm/index-eng.html, “Termination for Convenience Process, Public Works and Government Services Canada.”...

  14. 48 CFR 249.7000 - Terminated contracts with Canadian Commercial Corporation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...The Canadian Supply Manual, Chapter 8, Annex 8.3, available at http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/ga-sm/index-eng.html, “Termination for Convenience Process, Public Works and Government Services Canada.”...

  15. Recruitment and Retention of Information Technology Professionals in Southern California Municipal Government

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    Roberts, Douglas P.

    2009-01-01

    This study investigates the recruitment and retention challenges, facing municipal government IT organizations in Southern California, by examining the relationships between worker demographics, competencies, experience levels, tenure, and training within the organizations. Utilizing a mixed method, non-experimental design, the study examines…

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

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    Dodge, Timothy

    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,…

  17. Government Style as a Factor in Information Flow: Television Programming in Argentina, l979-l988.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    John, Jeffrey Alan

    Noting that Argentina's recent history is particularly useful for analysis of the varying effects that differing government styles can have on a single mass communication system, a study compared Argentine (specifically Buenos Aires) television's 1979 programming schedule, prepared during a military dictatorship, with recent schedules prepared…

  18. Overview of Related Research To Inform the Development of the Western Canadian Protocol Social Studies (K-12) Common Curriculum Framework for Francophone Education = Apercu de recherches en vue de l'elaboration du Cadre commun de resultats d'apprentissage en sciences humaines (M-12) du Protocole de l'Ouest canadien pour l'education francophone.

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    Stocco, Denise; Belanger, Jocelyne, Ed.

    This curriculum framework informs the development of the Western Canadian Protocol Social Studies (K-12) Common Curriculum Framework for Francophone students in a minority setting. Most of the information presented in the framework is drawn from three unpublished documents (in French) that can be consulted at the Alberta Learning Library…

  19. 40 CFR 2.302 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Clean Water Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...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...

  20. 40 CFR 2.302 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Clean Water Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...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...

  1. 40 CFR 2.302 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Clean Water Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...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...

  2. 76 FR 3610 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Survey of State and Local Government...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-01-20

    ...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...

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

    E-print Network

    be enrolled in either government (public) or non-government (private) schools registered by the Commonwealth and private schools require the payment of fees. Public school fees vary for dependants of undergraduate records. If your dependant is aged 12 years and over, you must bring their academic transcripts and copies

  4. Best practices in electronic government: Comprehensive electronic information dissemination for science and technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thurman L. Whitson; Lynn Davis

    2001-01-01

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP) has successfully reinvented the way in which DOE collects, organizes, archives, disseminates, and uses scientific and technical information in the performance of research and development (R&D). Through a suite of innovative Web-based products conceived and developed by the Department’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), information and resources

  5. Financial Management of Canadian Universities: Adaptive Strategies to Fiscal Constraints

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    Deering, Darren; Sá, Creso M.

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Eisenberg, John; Bourne, Paula

    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…

  7. Canadian Adult Basic Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brooke, W. Michael, Comp.

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

  8. Smoke from Canadian Wildfires

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    Greg Rhodes

    2002-08-15

    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.

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

    PubMed Central

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

    1996-01-01

    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

  10. Concept and technology development for the multispectral imager of the Canadian Polar Communications and Weather mission

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    Moreau, Louis; Dubois, Patrick; Girard, Frédéric; Tanguay, François; Giroux, Jacques

    2012-09-01

    The Polar Communications and Weather (PCW) mission is proposed by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), in partnership with Environment Canada, the Department of National Defence, and several other Canadian government departments. The objectives of the PCW mission are to offer meteorological observations and telecommunication services for the Canadian North. These capabilities are particularly important because of increasing interest in the Arctic and the desire to maintain Canadian sovereignty in this region. The PCW mission has completed its Phase A in 2011. The PCW Meteorological Payload is a Multi-Spectral Imager (MSI) that will provide near-real time weather imagery for the entire circumpolar region with a refresh period of 15 to 30 minutes. Two satellites on a Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO) will carry the instrument so as to observe the high latitudes 24 hours per day from a point of view that is almost geostationary. The data from the imagers are expected to greatly enhance accuracy of numerical weather prediction models for North America and globally. The mission will also produce useful information on environment and climate in the North. During Phase A, a certain number of critical technologies were identified. The CSA has initiated an effort to develop some of these so that their Technology Readiness Level (TRL) will be suitable for the follow-on phases of the program. An industrial team lead by ABB has been selected to perform technology development activities for the Meteorological Payload. The goal of the project is to enhance the TRL of the telescope, the spectral separation optics, and the infrared multispectral cameras of the PCW Meteorological Payload by fabricating and testing breadboards for these items. We will describe the Meteorological Payload concept and report on the status of the development activities.

  11. The International Music Information Retrieval Systems Evaluation Laboratory: Governance, Access and Security

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. Stephen Downie; Joe Futrelle; David K. Tcheng

    2004-01-01

    The IMIRSEL (International Music Information Retrieval Systems Evaluation Laboratory) project provides an unprecedented platform for evaluating Music Information Retrieval (MIR) and Music Digital Library (MDL) techniques, by bringing together large corpora and significant computational resources with the necessary rights management and technical infrastructure to support a variety of MIR\\/MDL research areas. The standardized research collection being deployed represents a large

  12. 78 FR 53014 - Agency Information Collection (Claim for One Sum Payment (Government Life Insurance)) Activities...

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    2013-08-27

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its......

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2011-01-01

    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

  14. Information technology governance domains in hospitals: a case study in Iran.

    PubMed

    Shahi, Mehraban; Sadoughi, Farahnaz; Ahmadi, Maryam

    2015-05-01

    IT governance is a set of organizational structures ensuring decision-making rights and responsibilities with regard to the organization's IT assets. This qualitative study was carried out to identify the IT governance domains in teaching hospitals affiliated to Iran University of Medical Sciences. There were 10 heads of IT departments and 10 hospital directors. Semi structured interviews used for data collection. To analyze the data content analysis was applied. All the interviewees (100%) believed that decisions upon hospital software needs could be made in a decentralized fashion by the IT department of the university. Most of the interviewees (90%) believed that there were policies for logistics and maintenance of networks, purchase and maintenance, standards and general policies in the direction of the policies of the ministry of health and medical education. About 80% of the interviewees believed that the current emphasis of the hospital's IT unit and the hospital management for outsourcing of services were in the format of specialized contracts and under supervision of the university Statistic and IT department. A hospital strategic committee is an official organizational group consisting of hospital executives, heads of IT and multiple functional areas and business units in a hospital. In this committee, "the head of hospital" acts as the director of IT activities and ensures that IT strategies are alignment with the hospital business strategies. PMID:25948446

  15. Heat exposure in the Canadian workplace.

    PubMed

    Jay, Ollie; Kenny, Glen P

    2010-08-01

    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

  16. Indigenous populations health protection: A Canadian perspective

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    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

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

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    Kumar, Rajendra, 1967-

    2004-01-01

    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 ...

  18. Green Grades: The Popularity and Perceived Effectiveness of Information-Based Environmental Governance Strategies

    E-print Network

    Bullock, Graham Daniel

    2011-01-01

    product designs and labels, and a resistance to providing ?too much? information, following the examples of Apple and Method.design attributes and organizational backgrounds of product eco-labels. Their method

  19. 45 CFR 205.56 - Requirements governing the use of income and eligibility information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...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...

  20. 45 CFR 205.56 - Requirements governing the use of income and eligibility information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...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...

  1. 45 CFR 205.56 - Requirements governing the use of income and eligibility information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...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...

  2. 45 CFR 205.56 - Requirements governing the use of income and eligibility information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...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...

  3. Government Technology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  4. InformED: The adoption of Free/Open Source Software for web-based GIS in local government 

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    Merren, David

    2010-11-24

    In 2009, the University of Edinburgh was approached by Edinburgh City Council to participate in a project to create a property information service for public consumption based on the council’s Corporate Address Gazetteer ...

  5. Petroleum taxation and efficiency: the Canadian system in question

    SciTech Connect

    Wahby, M.J.

    1983-08-01

    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.

  6. Canadian Public Opinion Archive

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    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.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lee, Ally

    2011-01-01

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chih Hao Ku; Alicia Iriberri; Gondy Leroy

    2008-01-01

    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

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

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    Gillam, Mary M.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  10. 12 CFR Appendix II to Part 27 - Information for Government Monitoring Purposes

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    2012-01-01

    ...to furnish it, under Federal regulations this lender is required to note race and sex on the basis of visual observation or surname. If you do not wish to furnish the above information, please initial below. Borrower I do not wish to furnish this...

  11. 12 CFR Appendix II to Part 27 - Information for Government Monitoring Purposes

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    2011-01-01

    ...to furnish it, under Federal regulations this lender is required to note race and sex on the basis of visual observation or surname. If you do not wish to furnish the above information, please initial below. Borrower I do not wish to furnish this...

  12. 12 CFR Appendix II to Part 27 - Information for Government Monitoring Purposes

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    2014-01-01

    ...to furnish it, under Federal regulations this lender is required to note race and sex on the basis of visual observation or surname. If you do not wish to furnish the above information, please initial below. Borrower I do not wish to furnish this...

  13. 12 CFR Appendix II to Part 27 - Information for Government Monitoring Purposes

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...to furnish it, under Federal regulations this lender is required to note race and sex on the basis of visual observation or surname. If you do not wish to furnish the above information, please initial below. Borrower I do not wish to furnish this...

  14. 12 CFR Appendix II to Part 27 - Information for Government Monitoring Purposes

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...to furnish it, under Federal regulations this lender is required to note race and sex on the basis of visual observation or surname. If you do not wish to furnish the above information, please initial below. Borrower I do not wish to furnish this...

  15. Maximizing the Return on Investment on Information Security Programs: Program Governance and Metrics

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    Cezar Drugescu; Rafael Etges

    2006-01-01

    This article provides a discussion of the way organizations currently seek to effectively evaluate their existing information security initiatives and to build realistic business cases to increase executive awareness of risk and regulatory compliance, and, therefore, to secure budgets for new expenditures on internal controls.

  16. Development and support of complex information systems in emergent organizations: structures, processes and governance

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    Richard Kingsford

    2008-01-01

    This thesis examines issues related to the effective development and ongoing support of complex computer-based information systems (IS) in emergent organizations. An emergent organization is one in which features of its internal and external environments are emergent – that is, continually changing, but generally not as a result of deliberate strategy. On this basis many organizations are emergent. Emergence assumes

  17. Innovative use of Geographic Information Systems to facilitate collaboration between the government and citizens

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    Lasse BERNTZEN; Renate STEINMANN; Alenka KREK

    Development of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has reached a mature stage. One common option is web-based access. This feature makes it possible to use GIS as a tool for enhancing democracy, enabling transparency, and providing new services. Within the scope of our study we use the OECD model which provides a framework of categorizing different levels of interaction between citizens

  18. Knowledge Management for Information Technology Section of Government Saving Bank (GSB) in Southern Thailand

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    The support system for Information Technology (IT) for the banking system or related financial institution becomes very significant for the commercial management in the era of globalization. This system is very significant because it can increase the efficiency in servicing for clients rapidly and is in time with the severe competitive condition. From the idea of new management which focuses

  19. Pan-Canadian REspiratory STandards INitiative for Electronic Health Records (PRESTINE): 2011 National Forum Proceedings

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    Lougheed, M Diane; Minard, Janice; Dworkin, Shari; Juurlink, Mary-Ann; Temple, Walley J; To, Teresa; Koehn, Marc; Van Dam, Anne; Boulet, Louis-Philippe

    2012-01-01

    In a novel knowledge translation initiative, the Government of Ontario’s Asthma Plan of Action funded the development of an Asthma Care Map to enable adherence with the Canadian Asthma Consensus Guidelines developed under the auspices of the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS). Following its successful evaluation within the Primary Care Asthma Pilot Project, respiratory clinicians from the Asthma Research Unit, Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) are leading an initiative to incorporate standardized Asthma Care Map data elements into electronic health records in primary care in Ontario. Acknowledging that the issue of data standards affects all respiratory conditions, and all provinces and territories, the Government of Ontario approached the CTS Respiratory Guidelines Committee. At its meeting in September 2010, the CTS Respiratory Guidelines Committee agreed that developing and standardizing respiratory data elements for electronic health records are strategically important. In follow-up to that commitment, representatives from the CTS, the Lung Association, the Government of Ontario, the National Lung Health Framework and Canada Health Infoway came together to form a planning committee. The planning committee proposed a phased approach to inform stakeholders about the issue, and engage them in the development, implementation and evaluation of a standardized dataset. An environmental scan was completed in July 2011, which identified data definitions and standards currently available for clinical variables that are likely to be included in electronic medical records in primary care for diagnosis, management and patient education related to asthma and COPD. The scan, sponsored by the Government of Ontario, includes compliance with clinical nomenclatures such as SNOMED-CT® and LOINC®. To help launch and create momentum for this initiative, a national forum was convened on October 2 and 3, 2011, in Toronto, Ontario. The forum was designed to bring together key stakeholders across the spectrum of respiratory care, including clinicians, researchers, health informaticists and administrators to explore and recommend a potential scope, approach and governance structure for this important project. The Pan-Canadian REspiratory STandards INitiative for Electronic Health Records (PRESTINE) goal is to recommend respiratory data elements and standards for use in electronic medical records across Canada that meet the needs of providers, administrators, researchers and policy makers to facilitate evidence-based clinical care, monitoring, surveillance, benchmarking and policy development. The focus initially is expected to include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pulmonary function standards elements that are applicable to many respiratory conditions. The present article summarizes the process and findings of the forum deliberations. PMID:22536581

  20. [Patient information in urology: current legal situation with particular emphasis on the codification of the contract governing medical treatment in the German Civil Code (BGB)].

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    Fischer, C; Petersilie, F

    2014-12-01

    The extent and specification of patient information have so far been defined by case law. Henceforth, the rules of patient information are included in a new type of contract, a contract governing medical treatment (Behandlungsvertrag), codified in §§630a-630e of the German Civil Code (BGB). The main conclusions of the case law are now governed by law; however, some new requirements, such as the obligation to inform patients about treatment errors or the stipulation to deliver copies of undersigned documents have been added. This article gives an overview of the codification of patient information, explains how to inform patients, particularly in urology and illustrates where it is still likely that law courts will be concerned with questions of interpretation. Correct patient information is crucial for declarations of informed consent. PMID:25318908

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

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    Ohba, Asayo

    2013-01-01

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

  2. Information Security Management and Assurance A Call to Action for Corporate Governance

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    Al Holzinger

    2000-01-01

    The name “Phone Masters” suggests a mom-and-pop telephone- repair firm, but it is anything but that. Phone Masters is the Federal Bureau of Investigation's name for what is thought to be an 11-member gang responsible for, among other crimes, breaking into and stealing customer information from several major local and long-distance phone companies, leading credit-reporting firms, and even the FBI's

  3. “Developing Good Taste in Evidence”: Facilitators of and Hindrances to Evidence-Informed Health Policymaking in State Government

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    Jewell, Christopher J; Bero, Lisa A

    2008-01-01

    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

  4. NEW GOVERNMENT, DIGITAL GOVERNMENT: MANAGING THE TRANSFORMATION

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    Lionel Pearce

    Two authors have suggested an information systems management model based on stages of growth. Whilst there are merits in deconstruction of e-government into a series of stages, with the benefit of organisational learning and progressive development, the shortcomings lie in the fact that considerable enhancement of the stages of growth model are required for e-government. These enhancements include business process

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

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    Labonté, Ronald; Runnels, Vivien; Gagnon, Michelle

    2014-01-01

    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

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

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    George, Peter J.; McAllister, James A.

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

  7. Public preferences for government spending in Canada.

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    Ramji, Sabrina; Quińonez, Carlos

    2012-01-01

    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

  8. Public preferences for government spending in Canada

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    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

  9. Pilot Discussing Canadian Helicopter Operations

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

  10. Canadian Families (Les Familles Canadiennes).

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

    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)…

  11. Environmental Impact Assessment in Canadian

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    Boisvert, Jeff

    26/02/2014 1 Environmental Impact Assessment in Canadian Mine/Energy Development The Purpose energy projects/pipelines) Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (for uranium mining, nuclear facilities players in environmental assessment and what roles do they play? What are some of the primary pitfalls

  12. Canadian Evacuation and Nisei Identity.

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    Makabe, Tomoko

    1980-01-01

    Japanese Canadians were interviewed to determine the effect of World War II evacuation on their ethnic identity. Older respondents deemphasized issues related to evacuation when discussing their ethnic identity. Younger Japanese Canadians are aware of this "cloud" as part of their ethnic heritage but are unaware of its exact origin. (MK)

  13. In Search of Canadian Materials.

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    Phillips, Donna, Comp.; And Others

    The annotated bibliography, commissioned by the Canadian Studies Project Committee, is a basic list of available Canadian materials suitable for school libraries. It consists of over 1,000 entries with an emphasis on materials relevant to Manitoba. A broad range of topics is covered: business education, consumer education, fine arts, guidance,…

  14. The Canadian Beef Industry

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    Fredeen, H.

    1980-01-01

    The cattle industry in Canada has changed greatly over the past several decades. Size of the national dairy herd has reduced steadily but this reduction has been more than offset by an increase in the beef herd. As the dairy herd has decreased, the role of the Holstein has increased. The genetic improvement of the Canadian Holstein, based on selection procedures emphasizing progeny performance and mediated through increasing use of artificial insemination, has earned the breed a strong international reputation. This is reflected by the increasing international demand for semen. The strongest growth of the national beef herd occurred during a period of brisk import activity. Several of the new nonBritish breeds are now well established. Their advent on the Canadian scene rekindled interest in crossbreeding and systematic crossbreeding programs designed to make controlled use of heterozygosity are in the process of development. The new breeds of major importance at this time combine rapid growth rate with desirable carcass characteristics, specifically lean content. This, coupled with the carcass grade standards inaugurated in 1972, has resulted in improved efficiency of lean meat production. Importation activity has waned and a review of the production credentials of breeds not yet in Canada suggests little likelihood that they will contribute meaningfully to Canadian production. The numerous beef breeds now in Canada are presently undergoing a process of applied evaluation and relatively few of them seem destined to make a lasting contribution. The future of the cattle industry will be determined largely by economic developments. However, the ability of the ruminant to utilize food materials that do not compete directly with human demands should ensure an enduring future. PMID:7363257

  15. Diabetes in Canadian Women

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    Kelly, Catherine; Booth, Gillian L

    2004-01-01

    Health Issue Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic health condition affecting 4.8% of Canadian adults ? 20 years of age. The prevalence increases with age. According to the National Diabetes Surveillance System (NDSS) (1998–1999), approximately 12% of Canadians aged 60–74 years are affected. One-third of cases may remain undiagnosed. The projected increase in DM prevalence largely results from rising rates of obesity and inactivity. Key Findings DM in Canada appears to be more common among men than women. However, among Aboriginal Canadians, two-thirds of affected individuals are women. Although obesity is more prevalent among men than women (35% vs. 27%), the DM risk associated with obesity is greater for women. Socio-economic status is inversely related to DM prevalence but the income-related disparities are greater among women. Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects 5–7% of reproductive-aged women and doubles their risk for DM. Women with gestational diabetes frequently develop DM over the next 10 years. Data Gaps and Recommendations Studies of at risk ethnic/racial groups and women with gestational diabetes are needed. Age and culturally sensitive programs need to be developed and evaluated. Studies of low-income diabetic women are required before determining potential interventions. Lifestyle programs in schools and workplaces are needed to promote well-being and combat obesity/inactivity, together with lobbying of the food industry for needed changes. High depression rates among diabetic women influence self-care ability and health care expenditures. Health professionals need further training in the use of effective counseling skills that will assist people with DM to make and maintain difficult behavioural changes. PMID:15345079

  16. 41 CFR 301-10.266 - Is information available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal officials and non-Federal travelers? 301-10...available to the public about travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal officials and non-Federal travelers?...

  17. Canadian mercury inventories: the missing pieces.

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    Hagreen, L A; Lourie, B A

    2004-07-01

    Research was conducted to determine the significance of the deliberate use of mercury in products in Canada and the associated releases from these sources. Through a combination of literature review and new calculations, the reservoir, flux, and releases of mercury from eight product sources were calculated, and these results compared to historical Canadian inventories. Mercury contributions from the waste sector were also assessed and compared to total Canadian mercury releases and to mercury releases from coal-fired generating stations. Results suggest the use and release of mercury associated with release of mercury associated with its use in products is 4.5 times what previous inventories indicate. Including dental amalgam and sewage sludge, the total releases of mercury to all environmental compartments in Canada totals 20 tonnes per year. This accounts for less than one-half of the 44 tonnes per year of mercury released from mercury waste disposal each year in Canada. Waste mercury contributions from hazardous waste imports, unknown product sources, and incomplete information on the use of mercury in known products may account for this discrepancy. Waste-related mercury releases and transfers for disposal and recycling are 11 times greater than that of electricity generation in Canada. Results indicate that Canadian inventories have underestimated the significance of mercury use and release associated with products, calling into question the current priorities for mercury management. This paper was developed as part of a panel session at the International Joint Commission "Mercury in the Ecosystem" workshop, February 26-27, 2003, Windsor, ON, Canada, as a complement to the information on Canadian Inventories presented by Luke Trip (Senes Consulting, Ottawa, ON, Canada). PMID:15220062

  18. 41 CFR 301-70.909 - What disclosure information must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft?

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    2012-07-01

    ...to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? 301-70.909 Section 301-70...for Agencies That Own or Hire Government Aircraft for Travel § 301-70.909 What...to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? You must give each person...

  19. 41 CFR 301-70.909 - What disclosure information must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? 301-70.909 Section 301-70...for Agencies That Own or Hire Government Aircraft for Travel § 301-70.909 What...to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? You must give each person...

  20. 41 CFR 301-70.909 - What disclosure information must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? 301-70.909 Section 301-70...for Agencies That Own or Hire Government Aircraft for Travel § 301-70.909 What...to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? You must give each person...

  1. 41 CFR 301-70.909 - What disclosure information must we give to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? 301-70.909 Section 301-70...for Agencies That Own or Hire Government Aircraft for Travel § 301-70.909 What...to anyone who flies on our Government aircraft? You must give each person...

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

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    Alexander, Robert H.

    1983-01-01

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

  3. CANADIAN PEAT HARVESTING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

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    Laval, Université

    CANADIAN PEAT HARVESTING AND THE ENVIRONMENT SECOND EDITION ISSUES PAPER, No. 2001-1 PUBLISHED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: North American Wetlands Conservation Council Committee Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Tourbe de and funding of: · Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association · Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada

  4. Sponsors of CIEEDAC: Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation, Aluminium Industry Association, Canadian Chemical Producers' Association, Canadian Electricity

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    for Energy Conservation, Aluminium Industry Association, Canadian Chemical Producers' Association, CanadianSponsors of CIEEDAC: Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Industry Program and Mines. CIEEDAC Baseline 1990 Data for the Canadian Iron and Steel Manufacturing Industries Prepared for

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-05-01

    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

  7. Information Management: Criteria for Assessing Agency Performance Are Limited. Briefing Report to the Chairman, Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives.

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    General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.

    This report documents the findings of an evaluation of the effectiveness of the information resources management aspects of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-511) which went into effect on April 1, 1981. (This law was enacted as a result of concerns that the government must improve its collection, use, and dissemination of…

  8. This brochure describes the flood warning system operated by the Australian Government, Bureau of Meteorology for Myall Creek to Dalby. It includes reference information which

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    Greenslade, Diana

    This brochure describes the flood warning system operated by the Australian Government, Bureau Flood Warnings and River Height Bulletins issued by the Bureau's Flood Warning Centre during periods of high rainfall and flooding. Myall Creek at Dalby Contained in this document is information about: (Last

  9. Arctic Science and Technology Information System

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    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.

  10. Canadian Pacific Railway Collection

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    2005-01-01

    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.

  11. Comparative Canadian-American Studies.

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    Ezell, Macel D.

    1988-01-01

    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)

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

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

  13. Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study

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    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.

  14. 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.

  15. Canadian Micro-Mineral Association: ALKALI - NUTS

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    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.

  16. A Canadian Indian Health Status Index.

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    Connop, P J

    1983-01-01

    Health care services for registered "band" Indians in Ontario are provided primarily by the Canadian Federal Government. Complex management methods preclude the direct involvement of Indian people in the decisions for their health resource allocation. Health indicators, need, and health status indexes are reviewed. The biostatistics of mortality and demography of the Indian and reference populations are aggregated with hospitalization/morbidity experience as the Chen G'1 Index, as an indicator of normative and comparative need. This is weighted by linear measurements of perceived need for preventive medicine programs, as ranked and scaled values of priorities, Zj. These were determined by community survey on 11 Indian reserves using a non-probabilistic psychometric method of "pair comparisons," based upon "Thurstone's Law of Comparative Judgement.," The calculation of the aggregate single unit Indian Health Status Index [Log.G'1].Zj and its potential application in a "zero-base" budget is described. PMID:6601223

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

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    Kreber, Carolin; Mhina, Christine

    2005-01-01

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

  18. Going Back to Civvy Street: A historical account of the impact of the Everest and Jennings wheelchair for Canadian World War II veterans with spinal cord injury

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    MARY TREMBLAY

    1996-01-01

    In February 1945, the Canadian government agreed to provide the Everest and Jennings folding, self-propelled wheelchair to all World War II veterans with spinal cord injury. These wheelchairs replaced wooden and wicker invalid wheelchairs that were usually assigned to hospital wards rather than to individuals. Veterans with spinal cord injury were among the first group of Canadians to use these

  19. Restructuring for Good Governance

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    Robert, Stephen; Carey, Russell C.

    2006-01-01

    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,…

  20. A Description of Sexual Offending Committed by Canadian Teachers

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

  1. An ESL Needs Assessment: Chinese Students at a Canadian University.

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    Sun, Yilin

    This study investigated the English language needs of 70 Chinese students at a Canadian university. The students (37 graduate students and 32 visiting scholars), were surveyed for background information (position and workplace in China, time in Canada, and major) and the perceived importance for success in Canada of 15 academic skills and 15…

  2. Polish Post-Secondary Vocational Schools and Canadian Community Colleges

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    Butler, Norman L.

    2005-01-01

    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,…

  3. The WCTU and Educational Strategies on the Canadian Prairie.

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    Sheehan, Nancy M.

    1984-01-01

    One of the organizations central to the temperance movement was the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). The educational work of one Canadian WCTU organization is examined to ascertain the effectiveness of using both the public school system and informal education arrangements to accomplish group goals. (RM)

  4. Quality of care: international comparisons of canadian provinces.

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    Krylova, Olga; Taylor, Chelsea; McPherson, Mark; D'Silva, Jennifer; Gapanenko, Katerina

    2014-01-01

    There is increasing interest in comparing Canada's health system internationally to enhance accountability, promote benchmarking and increase mutual learning. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) developed an interactive web display using data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, CIHI and Statistics Canada. PMID:25906459

  5. An Evaluation of Pay Equity Reports at Five Canadian Universities.

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    Dean, James M.; Clifton, Rodney A.

    1994-01-01

    Reports of five Canadian universities concerning gender discrimination in salaries are reviewed, compared, and evaluated. All found some discrimination, but approaches taken varied considerably. Analysis suggests the focus on single equation models is problematic, and further information gathering is needed. (Author/MSE)

  6. Tenure Troubles and Equity Matters in Canadian Academe

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    Acker, Sandra; Webber, Michelle; Smyth, Elizabeth

    2012-01-01

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

  7. Doctoral Education and the Workings of Canadian Graduate Schools: A Differentiated Tier within Canadian Universities Facing the Challenges of Tension-Driven Functions

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    Maheu, Louis

    2008-01-01

    After a short historical background to Canadian doctoral education, the author addresses the differentiation laws, internal (between undergraduate and graduate studies) and external (strong concentration within a limited number of universities) to institutions, which govern all of North American graduate and doctoral studies. He then details…

  8. 22 CFR 9.12 - Access to classified information by historical researchers and certain former government personnel.

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    2012-04-01

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    2010-04-01

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  10. 22 CFR 9.12 - Access to classified information by historical researchers and certain former government personnel.

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  12. 17 CFR 140.73 - Delegation of authority to disclose information to United States, States, and foreign government...

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    2014-04-01

    ...States, and foreign government agencies and foreign futures authorities...to: (1) Any department or agency of the United States, including for this purpose an independent regulatory agency, acting within the scope of...

  13. 17 CFR 140.73 - Delegation of authority to disclose information to United States, States, and foreign government...

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    2013-04-01

    ...States, and foreign government agencies and foreign futures authorities...to: (1) Any department or agency of the United States, including for this purpose an independent regulatory agency, acting within the scope of...

  14. 17 CFR 140.73 - Delegation of authority to disclose information to United States, States, and foreign government...

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    2010-04-01

    ...States, and foreign government agencies and foreign futures authorities...to: (1) Any department or agency of the United States, including for this purpose an independent regulatory agency, acting within the scope of...

  15. 17 CFR 140.73 - Delegation of authority to disclose information to United States, States, and foreign government...

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  16. 17 CFR 140.73 - Delegation of authority to disclose information to United States, States, and foreign government...

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  17. Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in Canadian Jurisdictions

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    Austin, Stephanie E.; Ford, James D.; Berrang-Ford, Lea; Araos, Malcolm; Parker, Stephen; Fleury, Manon D.

    2015-01-01

    Climate change poses numerous risks to the health of Canadians. Extreme weather events, poor air quality, and food insecurity in northern regions are likely to increase along with the increasing incidence and range of infectious diseases. In this study we identify and characterize Canadian federal, provincial, territorial and municipal adaptation to these health risks based on publically available information. Federal health adaptation initiatives emphasize capacity building and gathering information to address general health, infectious disease and heat-related risks. Provincial and territorial adaptation is varied. Quebec is a leader in climate change adaptation, having a notably higher number of adaptation initiatives reported, addressing almost all risks posed by climate change in the province, and having implemented various adaptation types. Meanwhile, all other Canadian provinces and territories are in the early stages of health adaptation. Based on publically available information, reported adaptation also varies greatly by municipality. The six sampled Canadian regional health authorities (or equivalent) are not reporting any adaptation initiatives. We also find little relationship between the number of initiatives reported in the six sampled municipalities and their provinces, suggesting that municipalities are adapting (or not adapting) autonomously. PMID:25588156

  18. Public health adaptation to climate change in Canadian jurisdictions.

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    Austin, Stephanie E; Ford, James D; Berrang-Ford, Lea; Araos, Malcolm; Parker, Stephen; Fleury, Manon D

    2015-01-01

    Climate change poses numerous risks to the health of Canadians. Extreme weather events, poor air quality, and food insecurity in northern regions are likely to increase along with the increasing incidence and range of infectious diseases. In this study we identify and characterize Canadian federal, provincial, territorial and municipal adaptation to these health risks based on publically available information. Federal health adaptation initiatives emphasize capacity building and gathering information to address general health, infectious disease and heat-related risks. Provincial and territorial adaptation is varied. Quebec is a leader in climate change adaptation, having a notably higher number of adaptation initiatives reported, addressing almost all risks posed by climate change in the province, and having implemented various adaptation types. Meanwhile, all other Canadian provinces and territories are in the early stages of health adaptation. Based on publically available information, reported adaptation also varies greatly by municipality. The six sampled Canadian regional health authorities (or equivalent) are not reporting any adaptation initiatives. We also find little relationship between the number of initiatives reported in the six sampled municipalities and their provinces, suggesting that municipalities are adapting (or not adapting) autonomously. PMID:25588156

  19. Corporate Governance

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    Luigi Zingales

    1998-01-01

    This paper summarizes my own personal view of what corporate governance is about. I argue that it makes sense to discuss corporate governance only in an incomplete contract world. In this world, the notion of corporate governance is intrinsically related to the definition of the firm. In this respect, the shortcomings of the existing definitions of the firm are reviewed

  20. Native Canadians relocating for renal dialysis. Psychosocial and cultural issues.

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    Wilson, R.; Krefting, L.; Sutcliffe, P.; Van Bussel, L.

    1994-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of relocation from remote Native communities for dialysis treatment and explore the receptiveness of patients, caregivers, and their communities to establishing a local satellite dialysis unit. Second, to examine the methodological issues inherent in a qualitative, cross-cultural study. DESIGN: Qualitative descriptive survey using semistructured interviews. SETTING: The Moose Factory Zone (MFZ), situated along the west coast of James Bay in northern Ontario, is one of four geographically defined areas of responsibility within Ontario through which the federal government provides health care services to Native Canadians. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-four Native residents of MFZ selected by volunteer and nominative sampling techniques. Patients with end-stage or prefailure renal disease, informal caregivers and supporters, professional caregivers, and community spokespersons were included in the study population. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Identification of issues important in planning dialysis services for Native patients in remote communities in the MFZ. RESULTS: Informal caregivers and both categories of patients supported in principle a proposed satellite dialysis unit at Moose Factory General Hospital. Their criticisms of the present system necessitating relocation to urban centres included inadequate social support, inconvenience and expense, and family separation. Professional caregivers generally supported establishing a local dialysis unit but had concerns regarding staff training and continuity of care. Community spokespersons also supported the proposed unit but only if quality of care could be ensured. CONCLUSIONS: Relocation for dialysis treatment disrupts social support patterns and creates psychosocial problems. Although the psychosocial advantages of providing dialysis treatment services close to home are readily apparent, other considerations, such as cost, equipment, and expertise, and training of health care personnel, make the provision of tertiary level care more difficult in isolated areas. Additional study is required to determine the impact of methodological issues inherent in qualitative cross-cultural studies such as this. PMID:7841825

  1. The Role of the Canadian Government in Industrial Energy Conservation 

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    Godin, M. A.

    1980-01-01

    Canada has undertaken to become self sufficient in energy by 1990. To buy the necessary time to develop domestic supplies, energy transport systems and to extend the time life of energy reserves, we have embarked on an energy conservation program...

  2. The role of the Canadian government agency in assessing HACCP

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    Bertrand Gagnon; Vance McEachern; Shelley Bray

    2000-01-01

    In Canada, two food inspection programs have developed to embody internationally recognized principles of safe food processing. The Food Safety Enhancement Program (FSEP) is for establishments registered under the Meat Inspection Act and the Canada Agricultural Products Act, while the Quality Management Program (QMP) is for federally registered fish processing establishments. Both FSEP and QMP are fully compatible with the

  3. 47 CFR 90.121 - Canadian registration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES Applications and Authorizations § 90.121 Canadian registration. Form 410 shall be filed by Canadian...

  4. Political Socialization Research and Canadian Studies

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    Tomkins, George S.

    1977-01-01

    Presents a review of the burgeoning field of Canadian political socialization research as it applies to children and youth, and considers some implications of recent findings for the Canadian studies curriculum. (Editor)

  5. Hong Kong government policy and information technology innovation: the invisible hand, the helping hand, and the hand-over to China

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    M. G. Martinsons

    1998-01-01

    Although Hong Kong and Singapore have remarkably similar social, economic, and historical profiles, their policies to promote economic and technological progress constitute an on-going natural experiment and provide a stark contrast. The well-documented, state-led information technology (IT) effort in Singapore is used here to benchmark the lesser known policies and interventions of the Hong Kong government and to examine their

  6. Proposed Amendments for Environmental Emergency Regulations Under Section 200 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) 1999

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    Kimberly Hradecky; Robert Reiss; Kerry Ketcheson; John Shrives

    On November 18, 2003 the Environmental Emergency (E2) Regulations came into force (Government of Canada, 2003) under the authorities of section 200 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), 1999 (Government of Canada, 1999). These regulations require the development and implementation of environmental emergency plans for 174 substances with associated thresholds that, if released to the environment as a result

  7. 40 CFR 2.307 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...notwithstanding the fact that the information might otherwise be entitled...of this section. (2) Information to which this section applies...physicians, pharmacists, hospitals, veterinarians, law...or his designee. (3) Information to which this...

  8. 40 CFR 2.307 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and...

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    2013-07-01

    ...notwithstanding the fact that the information might otherwise be entitled...of this section. (2) Information to which this section applies...physicians, pharmacists, hospitals, veterinarians, law...or his designee. (3) Information to which this...

  9. 40 CFR 2.307 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and...

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    2012-07-01

    ...notwithstanding the fact that the information might otherwise be entitled...of this section. (2) Information to which this section applies...physicians, pharmacists, hospitals, veterinarians, law...or his designee. (3) Information to which this...

  10. 40 CFR 2.307 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and...

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    2014-07-01

    ...notwithstanding the fact that the information might otherwise be entitled...of this section. (2) Information to which this section applies...physicians, pharmacists, hospitals, veterinarians, law...or his designee. (3) Information to which this...

  11. 40 CFR 2.307 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and...

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    2010-07-01

    ...notwithstanding the fact that the information might otherwise be entitled...of this section. (2) Information to which this section applies...physicians, pharmacists, hospitals, veterinarians, law...or his designee. (3) Information to which this...

  12. The Ideological Orientations of Canadian University Professors

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    Nakhaie, M. Reza; Brym, Robert J.

    2011-01-01

    This paper analyzes the ideological orientations of Canadian university professors based on a unique 2000 study of a representative sample of Canadian academics (n=3,318). After summarizing methodological problems with extant research on this subject, and tentatively comparing the political views of Canadian and American academics, the paper…

  13. Canadian oilsands, heavy oil adjusting to tough economics

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    1994-07-11

    Canadian oilsands and heavy oil operators are using operational upgrades and substantial research outlays as key weapons against an economic squeeze brought about largely by volatile oil prices. The Canadian Oilsands Network for Research and Development (Conrad) was formed late last year to coordinate nonproprietary research on oilsands technology among industry, government, and academic centers. The Alberta Oilsands Technology and Research Authority (Aostra), now part of Alberta's energy department, also is active with a number of industry partners in oilsands and heavy oil research. Aostra has made significant gains in demonstration projects. The paper discusses upgrader problems, key ingredients to improving operations and development of new technology, syncrude operations, cost, environmental upgrading, Imperials' heavy oil operation at Cold Lake, Shell's operation at Peace River and Amoco operations in Canada.

  14. Aligning Business and Information Technology through the Balanced Scorecard at a Major Canadian Financial Group: It's Status Measured with an IT BSC Maturity Model

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    Wim Van Grembergen; Ronald Saull

    2001-01-01

    The balanced scorecard (BSC) initially developed by Kaplan and Norton, is a performance management system that enables businesses to drive strategies based on measurement and follow-up. In recent years, the BSC has been applied to information technology (IT). The IT BSC is becoming a popular tool with its concepts widely dispersed by international consultant groups such as GartnerGroup, Renaissance Systems,

  15. Aligning business and information technology through the balanced scorecard at a major Canadian financial group: its status measured with an IT BSC maturity model

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    Wim Van Grembergen; Ronald Saull

    2001-01-01

    The balanced scorecard (BSC) initially developed by R. Kaplan and D. Norton (1996), is a performance management system that enables businesses to drive strategies based on measurement and follow-up. In recent years, the BSC has been applied to information technology (IT). The IT BSC is becoming a popular tool with its concepts widely dispersed by international consultant groups such as

  16. Canadian guidelines for chronic rhinosinusitis

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    Kaplan, Alan

    2013-01-01

    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

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

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    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

    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

  18. Canadian Post-Secondary Education: A Positive Record--An Uncertain Future. Report on Learning in Canada 2006

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    Canadian Council on Learning, 2006

    2006-01-01

    This report aims to inform Canadians on the extent to which Canada's post-secondary education sector is contributing to Canadians' social and economic objectives, its ability to respond to a fast-changing global environment, and how Canada's approach to higher education compares with other leading developed countries. Analysis of currently…

  19. Approved Module Information for BF2252, 2014/5 Module Title/Name: Audit and Governance Module Code: BF2252

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    Neirotti, Juan Pablo

    of an external audit, aiming to provide students with a thorough understanding of planning an audit, risk. *Identify areas of audit risk and design appropriate responses. Knowledge & Understanding *Appreciate, and the importance of risk assessment as part of governance is highlighted. Audit ? ethical considerations

  20. Informed Consent or Inappropriate Bondage? Central Bank Independence and Democratic Governance in the Post-Communist World1

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    Juliet Johnson

    In the late 1980s an international consensus emerged on the desirability of formally insulating domestic monetary authorities from direct government influence, on the grounds that an independent monetary authority can best take the sometimes unpopular measures necessary to keep inflation low. Acting on the consensus typically meant passing legislation protecting a country's central bank from political interference in monetary policy

  1. Corporate Governance and Quality of Financial Information on the Prediction Power of Financial Distress of Listed Companies in Taiwan

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    Yang-Cheng Lu

    This paper performs an empirical investigation on the relationship among the possibility of financial distress, firm performance, corporation governance, default tests, and macroeconomic environment using the companies listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSEC) and the financial distress events took place between 1997 and 2005. The sampling is formed according to the industry-matched and size-matched principle. The study built up

  2. Communication and Control in the Canadian North: The Role of Interactive Satellites.

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    Valaskakis, Gail G.

    In 1972 the Canadian government launched its first domestic communications satellite, Anik A, which relays direct broadcast television and telephone messages to northern communities. The impact of television on Inuit life has raised issues and concerns pertaining to native language broadcasting, media access and control, and cultural identity…

  3. Canadians Speak on Innovation and Learning=Les Canadiens, L'Innovation et L'Apprentissage.

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    2003

    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…

  4. The Application of SWAT to a Small, Forested Watershed on the Canadian

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    The Application of SWAT to a Small, Forested Watershed on the Canadian Boreal Plain Ruth McKeown1 § Government · Other Group Affiliations § SWAT group § Marcell Experimental Forest #12;Methodology · Model distributed · Model basins from 5 km2 to 250 km2 · Model both water quantity and quality · SWAT 2000 in BASINS

  5. Canadian High School Athletics and the Saga of Continuing Gender Discrimination

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    Clarke, Paul T.

    2013-01-01

    In most Canadian jurisdictions, high school athletics are still governed by outdated and sexist views about participation. The author argues that the current approach is discriminatory and violates human rights laws. In addition, a careful analysis of the jurisprudence reveals a host of specious arguments that keeps athletically talented female…

  6. On Top of the World: Inuit's Aspirations Realized in a New Canadian Territory Called Nunavut.

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    Carroll, Marguerite

    1999-01-01

    Describes the creation of Nunavut, a new Canadian territory in which 85% of the population is Inuit. Discusses the new government's enormous challenges--pervasive social problems, high unemployment, and a shortage of educated people--and hopes for Inuit unity in the Arctic. Includes "fast facts" on Nunavut, a chronology, and the Nunavut flag and…

  7. Disabilities, gender and employment: social exclusion, employment equity and Canadian banking1

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    Kim England

    2003-01-01

    People with disabilities, especially women, suffer from appallingly high rates of poverty, and paid work is frequently cited as a primary route out of poverty. I draw on feminist analyses of work and disability studies to reflect on the Canadian federal government's Employment Equity Act. I use the example of the'Big Six'banks to investigate the numerical representation and occupational distribution

  8. An inventory of undiscovered Canadian mineral resources

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    Labovitz, M. L.; Griffiths, J. C.

    1982-01-01

    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.

  9. Nurse Migration: A Canadian Case Study

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    Little, Lisa

    2007-01-01

    Objective To synthesize information about nurse migration in and out of Canada and analyze its role as a policy lever to address the Canadian nursing shortage. Principal Findings Canada is both a source and a destination country for international nurse migration with an estimated net loss of nurses. The United States is the major beneficiary of Canadian nurse emigration resulting from the reduction of full-time jobs for nurses in Canada due to health system reforms. Canada faces a significant projected shortage of nurses that is too large to be ameliorated by ethical international nurse recruitment and immigration. Conclusions The current and projected shortage of nurses in Canada is a product of health care cost containment policies that failed to take into account long-term consequences for nurse workforce adequacy. An aging nurse workforce, exacerbated by layoffs of younger nurses with less seniority, and increasing demand for nurses contribute to a projection of nurse shortage that is too great to be solved ethically through international nurse recruitment. National policies to increase domestic nurse production and retention are recommended in addition to international collaboration among developed countries to move toward greater national nurse workforce self sufficiency. PMID:17489918

  10. Understanding Public Perceptions of the HPV Vaccination Based on Online Comments to Canadian News Articles

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    Feinberg, Yael; Pereira, Jennifer A.; Quach, Susan; Kwong, Jeffrey C.; Crowcroft, Natasha S.; Wilson, Sarah E.; Guay, Maryse; Lei, Yang; Deeks, Shelley L.

    2015-01-01

    Background Given the variation in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage across Canada, and debate regarding delivery of HPV vaccines in Catholic schools, we studied online comments on Canadian news websites to understand public perceptions of HPV and HPV vaccine. Methods We searched English- and French-language Canadian news websites for 2012 articles that contained the terms “HPV” or “human papillomavirus.” Articles about HPV vaccinations that contained at least one comment were included. Two researchers independently coded comments, analyzing them for emerging themes. Results We identified 3073 comments from 1198 individuals in response to 71 news articles; 630 (52.6%) individuals expressed positive sentiments about HPV vaccination (2.5 comments/individual), 404 (33.7%) were negative (3.0 comments/individual), 34 (2.8%) were mixed (1.5 comments/individual) and 130 (10.8%) were neutral (1.6 comments/individual). Vaccine-supportive commenters believed the vaccine is safe and effective. Common themes in negative comments included concerns regarding HPV vaccine safety and efficacy, distrust of pharmaceutical companies and government, and belief that school-age children are too young for HPV vaccine. Many comments focused on whether the Catholic Church has the right to inform health policy for students, and discussion often evolved into debates regarding HPV and sexual behaviour. We noted that many individuals doubted the credibility of vaccine safety information. Conclusion The majority of commenters do not appear to be against HPV vaccination, but public health messaging that focuses on both the vaccine’s safety profile, and its use as a means to prevent cancer rather than sexually transmitted HPV infection may facilitate its acceptance. PMID:26053866

  11. Universal values of Canadian astronauts

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    Brcic, Jelena; Della-Rossa, Irina

    2012-11-01

    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.

  12. COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT Canadian Union of

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    UNIT 3 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT between and Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3903 2008­2011Printed by Union Labour Printed on Recycled Paper Effective from: April 24, 2009 to: August 31, 2011 the rank of supervisor, and persons for whom a trade union held bargain- ing rights at the date

  13. Hidden Careerists in Canadian Universities.

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    Rajagopal, Indhu; Lin, Zeng

    1996-01-01

    A Canadian survey revealed two significantly different part-time college faculty groups: those with full-time nonacademic jobs ("Classics," 34.5%) and those with only part-time employment ("Contemporaries," 65.5%). The groups have different reasons for teaching part-time, structure of work needs, and motivations. "Contemporaries" are seen as…

  14. Breast Cancer in Canadian Women

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Heather Bryant

    2004-01-01

    HEALTH ISSUE: Although lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for Canadian women, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed. About 5400 women are expected to die from this disease in 2003. In 1998, a woman's lifetime risk of breast cancer was about one in nine. KEY FINDINGS: A number of risk factors for breast cancer have been

  15. Canadian Postcolonialism: Recovering British Roots

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    Doughty, Howard A.

    2005-01-01

    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…

  16. Canadian Families: A Resource Guide.

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    Schlesinger, Benjamin; Schlesinger, Rachel Aber

    Resources on the Canadian family have been increasing over the past 20 years. This guide contains an annotated bibliography of 399 of those resources, all written in English and published in Canada and the United States. The entries are divided into 52 topics and categories, a few of which are: (1) abortion; (2) the aged; (3) child care; (4)…

  17. Scaling of Canadian low flows

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    Sheng Yue; Chun Yuan Wang

    2004-01-01

    Scaling properties of Canadian low flows, namely annual minimum mean 1-, 5- and 7-day flows, are evaluated across Canada and in its sub-climatic regions. Across the entire country, the log relationship between the kth product moments (PMs, E[ Q i k]) of low flows and drainage area ( A i) can be represented by: ln( E[ Q i k])= a

  18. Canadian asthma consensus report, 1999

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

    1999-01-01

    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

  19. Sponsors of CIEEDAC: Environment Canada Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation, Aluminium Industry Association, Canadian Chemical Producers' Association, Canadian Electricity

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    for Energy Conservation, Aluminium Industry Association, Canadian Chemical Producers' Association, CanadianSponsors of CIEEDAC: Environment Canada Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Industry Program and Mines. CIEEDAC GHG Emissions Trend Analysis in the Fossil Fuel Production Industries 2008 Update

  20. The Canadian Armed Forces medical response to Typhoon Haiyan

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    Savage, LCol Erin; Christian, Maj Michael D.; Smith, Maj Stephanie; Pannell, Capt Dylan

    2015-01-01

    Background In the setting of international disaster response, an important challenge is determining when it is appropriate to withdraw deployed assets as the acute disaster response transitions to recovery and rebuilding. We describe our experience with real-time data collection during our medical response to Typhoon Haiyan as a means to guide military aid mission parameters. Methods The operational medical headquarters prospectively developed a database for use in this mission. Mobile medical teams (MMTs) were deployed to provide primary care, and the nurse designated to each MMT was responsible for entering and transmitting data daily to the medical headquarters. Data collected included the MMT location, basic patient demographics, the primary reason for the encounter and any treatment provided. These encounters were then classified as disaster, acute or chronic. Results Between Nov. 16 and Dec. 16, 2013, medical care was provided to 6596 local nationals; 238 (3.6%) had disaster-related illness or injury, 4321 (65.5%) had acute postdisaster medical conditions and 2037 (30.9%) sought medical care for chronic conditions. Of the 257 patients with traumatic injuries, 28 (11%) had disaster-related injuries and 214 (83%) had acute injuries that occurred postdisaster. Conclusion The data collected during the mission to the Philippines was compiled with performance metrics from the other Disaster Assistance Response Team components to help advise the Canadian government regarding mission duration. We recommended that data collection continue on all future missions and be modified to provide further information to larger disaster coordination teams, such as the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

  1. Reaching for environmental health justice: Canadian experiences for a comprehensive research, policy and advocacy agenda in health promotion.

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    Masuda, Jeffrey R; Poland, Blake; Baxter, Jamie

    2010-12-01

    Spatial disparities in environmental quality and practices are contributing to rising health inequalities worldwide. To date, the field of health promotion has not contributed as significantly as it might to a systematic analysis of the physical environment as a determinant of health nor to a critique of inequitable environmental governance practices responsible for social injustice-particularly in the Canadian context. In this paper, we explore ways in which health promotion and environmental justice perspectives can be combined into an integrated movement for environmental health justice in health promotion. Drawing on Canadian experiences, we describe the historical contributions and limitations of each perspective in research, policy and particularly professional practice. We then demonstrate how recent environmental justice research in Canada is moving toward a deeper and multi-level analysis of environmental health inequalities, a development that we believe can inform a comprehensive research, policy and advocacy agenda in health promotion toward environmental health justice as a fundamental determinant of health. Lastly, we propose four key considerations for health promotion professionals to consider in advancing this movement. PMID:20615911

  2. Geodetic Satellite Doppler Positioning and Application to Canadian Test Adjustments

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    Kouba, J.

    1980-01-01

    During 1974-6, the Geodetic Survey of Canada established a geodetic control network with spacing between points of about 200-500 km with the use of the satellite-Doppler method. For this application, a unique observation strategy and Doppler data reduction procedures have been developed, by using both precise and broadcast satellite ephemerides. The satellite-Doppler geodetic control has contributed greatly to the readjustment of the Canadian triangulation network, in particular to the datum orientation and positioning. The results have also been useful for geoid studies in Canada. Continuous satellite-Doppler tracking from the two Canadian Tranet stations provides additional information on polar motion and long-term variations of the satellite system, which are important for monitoring and maintaining the related geodetic datum. The basic Doppler control at 200-500 km has been completed and successfully used in the test adjustment of the Canadian geodetic network. Currently, the Doppler method is used for densification at station spacing below 100 km, and in conjunction with the Inertial Survey Systems. A possible difference between Canadian and the U.S. astronomical observations has been encountered. Further research and field programmes are necessary to solve this problem. Permanent Doppler monitoring is viewed as essential for geodetic datum maintenance and determination of time-related aspects of future precise geodetic networks. The research in Canada is directed towards improvements and better understanding of the relation between the different methods of precise global positioning.

  3. Procedural skills training. Canadian family practice residency programs.

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    van der Goes, T.; Grzybowski, S. C.; Thommasen, H.

    1999-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To survey Canadian family practice residency programs to discover which procedural skills residents are expected to learn. DESIGN: Cross-sectional eight-item questionnaire. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: The survey was sent to all 92 program directors and site or unit directors of family practice residency programs across Canada. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Information on procedural skills lists was solicited. We sought date of creation, date of most recent revision, and who was involved in creating the list. A copy of the most recent list available was requested. RESULTS: We received 65 responses, for a 71% return rate. Surveys were received from all provinces and from all Canadian universities offering family practice residency programs. We received 24 unique lists of procedural skills: the shortest listed only 10 procedural skills; the longest, 75 skills; and the average, 36 skills. Only five procedural skills were found on more than 80% of the lists; 30 skills were listed on half or more of the lists. CONCLUSIONS: Canadian family practice residency programs have widely varying expectations of procedural skills for their residents. This survey is a first step in examining the whole issue of procedural skills training in Canadian family medicine programs. PMID:10889860

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

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    Not Available

    1980-04-01

    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.

  5. The Canadian Nuclear FAQ

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    Whitlock, Jeremy

    1996-04-24

    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.

  6. South African Government Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Over the past few years, more and more national governments have aggressively sought to establish a highly visible presence on the Internet. South Africa's official government site combines pertinent information about elected officials with important documents and general information about the country. From the homepage, visitors can learn about the current president, Mr. Thabo Mbeki, and browse through an archive of his speeches and press releases. Also on the homepage are sections that explain South Africa's provincial and local units of governance, along with providing some basic information about the country taken from the most recent edition of the South Africa Yearbook. Those interested in international policy affairs will want to be certain to browse through the Key Issues section of the site as it contains materials on various national initiatives and programs, such as the country's partnership against HIV and AIDS, its recent growth and development summit, and its partnerships with other African nations.

  7. Normative bone mineral density z-scores for Canadians aged 16 to 24 years: the Canadian Multicenter Osteoporosis Study.

    PubMed

    Zhou, Wei; Langsetmo, Lisa; Berger, Claudie; Adachi, Jonathan D; Papaioannou, Alexandra; Ioannidis, George; Webber, Colin; Atkinson, Stephanie A; Olszynski, Wojciech P; Brown, Jacques P; Hanley, David A; Josse, Robert; Kreiger, Nancy; Prior, Jerilynn; Kaiser, Stephanie; Kirkland, Susan; Goltzman, David; Davison, Kenneth Shawn

    2010-01-01

    The objectives of the study were to develop bone mineral density (BMD) reference norms and BMD Z-scores at various skeletal sites, to determine whether prior fracture and/or asthma were related to BMD, and to assess possible geographic variation of BMD among Canadian youth aged 16-24 yr. Z-Scores were defined as the number of standard deviations from the mean BMD of a healthy population of the same age, race, and sex. Z-Scores were calculated using the reference sample defined as Canadian Caucasian participants without asthma or prior fracture. Reference standards were created for lumbar spine (L1-L4), femoral neck, total hip, and greater trochanter, by each year of age (16-24 yr), and by sex. The Z-score norms were developed for groups noted earlier. Mean Z-scores between the asthma or fracture subgroups compared with the mean Z-scores in the reference sample were not different. There were minor differences in mean BMD across different Canadian geographic regions. This study provides age, sex, and skeletal site-specific Caucasian reference norms and formulae for the calculation of BMD Z-scores for Canadian youth aged 16-24 yr. This information will be valuable to help to identify individuals with clinically meaningful low BMD. PMID:20554232

  8. Data Center Governance Information Security Compliance Assessment Based on the Cobit Framewok (Case Study The Sleman Regency Data Center)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andrey Ferriyan; Jazi Eko Istiyanto

    2015-01-01

    One of control domain of Cobit describes information security lies in Deliver and Support (DS) on DS5 Ensure Systems Security. This domain describes what things should be done by an organization to preserve and maintain the integrity of the information assets of IT where this all requires a security management process. One of the process is to perform security monitoring

  9. Canadian landmine detection research program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John E. McFee; Yogadhish Das; Anthony A. Faust

    2003-01-01

    Defence R&D Canada (DRDC), an agency within the Department of National Defence, has been conducting research and development (R&D) on the detection of landmines for countermine operations and of unexploded ordnance (UXO) for range clearance since 1975. The Canadian Centre for Mine Action Technologies (CCMAT), located at DRDC Suffield, was formed in 1998 to carry out R&D related to humanitarian

  10. Occupational Stress Among Canadian Orthodontists

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    Stephen F. Roth; Giseon Heo; Connie Varnhagen; Kenneth E. Glover; Paul W. Major

    2003-01-01

    The occupational stress associated with many professions, including general dentistry, has been well researched. An anonymous, self-administered, mail-out survey was distributed to Canadian orthodontists. The survey included 67 potential stressors, an overall occupational stress score, an overall job satisfaction scale, and items addressing various characteristics of the respondents. The response rate was 51.2% (335\\/654). Pronounced differences were found between the

  11. Tipping behavior in Canadian restaurants

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Leigh J. Maynard; Malvern Mupandawana

    2009-01-01

    This study tested several common stereotypes held by restaurant servers about tipping behavior, using detailed, household-level Canadian recall data on over 73,000 restaurant meals during the 2000–2005 period. Most variation (84%) in tip amounts was explained by a meal's price. Regarding tipping rates, however, two-stage least squares and logistic regressions explained only a small portion of variation. Diners’ previous tipping

  12. Electronic Dissemination of Government Publications

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2001-01-01

    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.

  13. Beyond "medical tourism": Canadian companies marketing medical travel

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    2012-01-01

    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

  14. The Role of Toyama Prefectural Archives : Comprehensive Conservation and Use of Administrative Information in the Prefectural Government

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kawaguchi, Yasushi

    Toyama Prefectural Archives which was opened in April, 1987 is a facility to conserve and utilize record information concerning prefectural administration comprehensively. The chapter 2 describes request for its establishment, the plan, the construction and details to the opening. The chapter 3 explains functions of archives, that is information disclosing function in relation to Information Disclosure Act, organization methods such as classification to conserve and utilize historical archival records, the management system to conserve and utilize current archival records. The chapter 4 deals with record management system which supports the Archives. The chapter 5 is concerned with future subjects such as office automation for clerical works of record management.

  15. Fair Shares and Sharing Fairly: A Survey of Public Views on Open Science, Informed Consent and Participatory Research in Biobanking

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    Joly, Yann; Dalpé, Gratien; So, Derek; Birko, Stanislav

    2015-01-01

    Context Biobanks are important resources which enable large-scale genomic research with human samples and data, raising significant ethical concerns about how participants’ information is managed and shared. Three previous studies of the Canadian public’s opinion about these topics have been conducted. Building on those results, an online survey representing the first study of public perceptions about biobanking spanning all Canadian provinces was conducted. Specifically, this study examined qualitative views about biobank objectives, governance structure, control and ownership of samples and data, benefit sharing, consent practices and data sharing norms, as well as additional questions and ethical concerns expressed by the public. Results Over half the respondents preferred to give a one-time general consent for the future sharing of their samples among researchers. Most expressed willingness for their data to be shared with the international scientific community rather than used by one or more Canadian institutions. Whereas more respondents indicated a preference for one-time general consent than any other model of consent, they constituted less than half of the total responses, revealing a lack of consensus among survey respondents regarding this question. Respondents identified biobank objectives, governance structure and accountability as the most important information to provide participants. Respondents’ concerns about biobanking generally centred around the control and ownership of biological samples and data, especially with respect to potential misuse by insurers, the government and other third parties. Although almost half the respondents suggested that these should be managed by the researchers’ institutions, results indicate that the public is interested in being well-informed about these projects and suggest the importance of increased involvement from participants. In conclusion, the study discusses the viability of several proposed models for informed consent, including e-governance, independent trustees and the use of exclusion clauses, in the context of these new findings about the views of the Canadian public. PMID:26154134

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

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    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

    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

  17. 40 CFR 2.309 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and...

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    2011-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01...certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972. 2.309 Section 2.309 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL...

  18. 40 CFR 2.309 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01...certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972. 2.309 Section 2.309 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL...

  19. 40 CFR 2.309 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and...

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    2013-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972. 2.309 Section 2.309 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL...

  20. 40 CFR 2.309 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and...

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    2010-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01...certain information obtained under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972. 2.309 Section 2.309 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL...

  1. 40 CFR 2.304 - Special rules governing certain information obtained under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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    2010-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01...304 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... Confidentiality of Business Information § 2.304...for reasons other than business confidentiality or...

  2. New distribution records for Canadian Aleocharinae (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae), and new synonymies for Trichiusa

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    Klimaszewski, Jan; Godin, Benoit; Langor, David; Bourdon, Caroline; Lee, Seung-Il; Horwood, Denise

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Fifty-four new Canadian provincial records of aleocharine beetles (Staphylinidae), including three new Canadian records and one new North American record, are presented. Of these, 33 are new provincial records for Saskatchewan, 14 for Alberta, two for British Columbia, three for Manitoba, two for the Northwest Territories and one for the Yukon Territory. The following are new Canadian records: Trichiusa pilosa Casey [formerly reported from Nova Scotia and Ontario as Trichiusa postica Casey], Acrotona recondita (Erichson) and the adventive Palaearctic Atheta nigra (Kraatz), which is also a new North American record. Bionomics information and new locality records are provided. The following new synonyms of Trichiusa pilosa Casey are established: Trichiusa atra Casey, Trichiusa monticola Casey, Trichiusa parviceps Casey, and Trichiusa postica Casey. The numbers of Aleocharinae remaining to be discovered in Canadian provinces and territories are discussed. PMID:25931964

  3. Practice Governance 101, v. 2013.

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    Hayes, David F

    2013-03-01

    Consensus governance is a principal weakness leading to group malfunction and failure. Inadequate group governance produces inadequate decisions, leading to inconsistent patient care, inadequate responses to marketplace challenges, and disregard for customers and strategic partners. The effectiveness of consensus management is limited by the pervasive incomplete knowledge and personal biases of partners. Additional structural weaknesses of group behavior include information cascade, the wisdom of the crowd, groupthink, pluralistic ignorance, analysis paralysis, peer pressure, and the herding instinct. Usual corporate governance is, by necessity, the governance model of choice. Full accountability of the decider(s) is the defining requirement of all successful governance models. PMID:23571058

  4. Lidar Atmospheric Observatory in the Canadian Arctic

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    Ulitsky, Arkady; Wang, Tin-Yu; Flood, Martin; Smith, Brent

    1992-01-01

    During the last decade there have been growing concerns about a broad variety of atmospheric properties. Among these, a depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer has attracted considerable attention from the general public, politicians and scientists due to its vital impact for the entire global biosphere. One of the major warning signs was the discovery of the 'ozone hole' in the Antarctic region where the concentration of the ozone in the stratosphere was significantly reduced. At present the stratospheric ozone layer in this region is being continuously monitored by groups of scientists from around the world and numerous observations of the ozone layer on the global scale have clearly demonstrated the process of ozone depletion. Recent observations by NASA have shown significant depletion in the Arctic region. This paper provides an initial description of two lidars that are planned to be installed in a new observatory for atmospheric studies in the Canadian Arctic. This observatory is being constructed under the supervision of the Atmospheric Environment Services (AES) of Canada as a part of Green Plan - an initiative of the Federal Government of Canada. The station is located at Eureka on Ellesmere Island at a latitude of 80 degrees N and a longitude of 86 degrees W.

  5. Improving School Governance | 1 Improving School Governance

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    " throughout) is based on the UK Corporate Governance Code (see Appendix) and on practice in charitableImproving School Governance | 1 Improving School Governance A Recommended Code of Governance Governance | 2 #12;Improving School Governance | 3 This pilot version of the Recommended Code of Governance

  6. Data Processing: Status of Agriculture's Electronic Dissemination of Information System. Fact Sheet for the Chairman, Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture, Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.

    Written in response to a request to review the implementation of the Department of Agriculture's Electronic Dissemination of Information (EDI) system, this fact sheet discusses the performance of the contractor operating the system and the role of EDI in the Department of Agriculture's overall public dissemination activities. A letter from the…

  7. Government Rail Car Regulation and the Price of Canola

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Colin A. Carter

    1996-01-01

    In this paper I analyze Canadian government regulation of rail transportation as it affects the domestic price of canola in both the street and futures market. The regulation gives rise to an idiosyncrasy: Vancouver canola futures and Vancouver spot prices do not converge, with futures trading at a significant premium to spot prices during the delivery month. As a result,

  8. Statement of the Government of Canada on Indian Policy, 1969.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chretien, Jean

    The statement presented by Jean Chretien, Minister of Indian Affairs of Canada, to the Twenty-eighth Parliament declares that government policies must lead to full, free, and nondiscriminatory participation of the Indians in Canadian society. It is noted that, in the past, Indians in isolated communities and in the cities have suffered from…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Coulter, David

    1997-01-01

    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…

  10. Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Richards, E. T.

    1974-01-01

    The Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) was originated in 1959 by the Army, Navy, and Air Force Ballistic Missile Agencies. Known at that time as IDEP--Interservice Data Exchange Program--its intent was to eliminate duplicate testing of parts and components by disseminating pertinent test data among Department of Defense contractors and various government agencies. In 1966 both the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Canadian Military Electronics Standards Agency (CAMESA) recognized the value of the data provided by the program and became participants. Today, GIDEP provides the interchange of specialized technical data to all the military services, participating government contractors and numerous government agencies such as the Atomic Energy Commission, Federal Aviation Administration, Defense Supply Agency, and the Small Business Administration.

  11. Director of Government Relations POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

    E-print Network

    ASOSU Director of Government Relations POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Oregon State University is an Equal to apply. The Director of Government Relations shall assist the ASOSU in promoting self-governance and OSU Government Relations Office · Inform students on issues and legislation of importance and gather

  12. Government Regulatory

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Becker, Katie

    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.

  13. Technology Trust: An Inventory of Trust Infrastructures for Government and Commercial Information Systems In Support of Electronic Commerce

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Susan K. Lippert

    Electronic business transactions have exploded in the 21st century. End users rely on Internet security and privacy systems for safeguarding personal information and protection from unauthorized use. While these systems focus on safety, security and privacy, infrastructures supporting predictability, reliability and utilization of technology, classified as technology trust, are underdeveloped. This benchmark review will identify, catalog, and report on existing

  14. U.S. Depository Librarians in Reality and Myth: A Framework for a Future Government Information Program.

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    Sulzer, Jack

    1996-01-01

    In order for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and depository libraries to assume their new role in the electronic environment, librarians need to examine their current technology, deal with political realities, and be critical of FDLP ideals. The FDLP needs to be reorganized into a new system of information centers to provide the best…

  15. Conceptualizing e-Governance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Pierre Rossel; Matthias Finger

    2007-01-01

    In this paper, we aimed at conceptualizing the notion of e-governance, as there is a need to explore the new configurations and knowledge issues having emerged out of such pressures as globalization, economic competitiveness, the evolution of the State and the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs). In fact, we postulate that there is a constant and necessary readjustment

  16. Student Government in China.

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    Klepper, William M.

    1988-01-01

    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)

  17. Canadian drug regulatory framework.

    PubMed

    Kelly, L; Lazzaro, M; Petersen, C

    2007-03-01

    The role of regulatory drug submission evaluators in Canada is to critically assess both the data submitted and the sponsor's interpretation of the data in order to reach an evidence-, and context-based recommendation as to the potential benefits and potential harms (i.e., risks) associated with taking the drug under the proposed conditions of use. The purpose of this document is to outline the regulatory framework in which this assessment occurs, including: defining what "authorization to market a drug in Canada" means, in terms of the role of the sponsor, the responsibility of Health Canada in applying the Food and Drugs Act prior to and after marketing authorization, and the distinction between regulatory authorization versus physician authorization; highlighting organizational, process and legal factors within Health Canada related to authorization of clinical trials and authorization to market a drug; considerations during the review process, such as regulatory and scientific issues related to the drug, patient populations and trial designs; application of international guidelines, and decisions from other jurisdictions; regulatory realities regarding drug authorization, including the requirement for wording in the Product Monograph to accurately reflect the information currently available on the safe and effective use of a drug, and that hypothesis-confirming studies are essential to regulatory endorsement; current issues related to the review of therapies for dementia, such as assessing preventative treatments, and therapies that have symptomatic versus disease-modifying effects, statistical issues regarding missing data, and trial design issues. PMID:17469674

  18. 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

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

    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…

  19. Recent Books on Canadian Business History.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Armstrong, Christopher

    1979-01-01

    Reviews Canadian business history books published since 1972 as well as reprints of useful older works. Topics dealt with are the fish, timber, and wheat industry, transportation, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, Canadian economy during World War I, the development of natural resources, and the lives of the rich and the powerful. (KC)

  20. Posthumous Praise: Biographical Influence in Canadian Literature

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard Almonte

    2003-01-01

    This dissertation explores the phenomenon whereby a number of deceased Canadian women writers have had their lives utilized in subsequent works of fiction, drama, poetry, film, and biography. The dissertation gives this phenomenon a name-biographical influence-and argues that it represents a challenge to traditional literary canonicity in the Canadian context. Whereas literary canonicity has traditionally been the domain ofliterature professors,

  1. Field accuracy of Canadian rain measurements

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kenneth A. Devine; Éva Mekis

    2008-01-01

    Daily historical rain?gauge data from several Canadian sources and field experiments were compared to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) pit gauge rainfall measurements in order to determine the accuracies for different operational rain gauges. The detailed technical description of the main Canadian precipitation gauges assisted in understanding the associated accuracies and the need for adjustments for rain?gauge errors. All gauges,

  2. Rural Canadian Youth Exposed to Physical Violence

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    Laye, Adele M.; Mykota, David B.

    2014-01-01

    Exposure to physical violence is an unfortunate reality for many Canadian youth as it is associated with numerous negative psychosocial effects. The study aims to assist in understanding resilience in rural Canadian youth exposed to physical violence. This is accomplished by identifying the importance of protective factors, as measured by the…

  3. Canadian Computing Competition 2010 Stage 2

    E-print Network

    Le Roy, Robert J.

    Canadian Computing Competition 2010 Stage 2 Summary Stage 2 of the Canadian Computing Competition occurred May 3-7, 2010 at the University of Waterloo. Based on results from Stage 1 and Stage 2 Mills C.I. North York, ON ZHOU ZIJIAN Beijing No. 4 High School Beijing, CHINA (II) JONATHAN ZUNG

  4. Optimal Government Subsidies to Universities in the Face of Tuition and Enrollment Constraints

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    Easton, Stephen T.; Rockerbie, Duane W.

    2008-01-01

    This paper develops a simple static model of an imperfectly competitive university operating under government-imposed constraints on the ability to raise tuition fees and increase enrollments. The model has particular applicability to Canadian universities. Assuming an average cost pricing rule, rules for adequate government subsidies (operating…

  5. Evaluating the use of satellite communications in the government of Canada

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Howard L. Macumber; Oswald Hoch

    1989-01-01

    The Canadian Government Telecommunications Agency (GTA) has recently introduced the Government Satellite Network (GSN) for data, voice, and image communications. Three major field trials of this network have been undertaken, two involving time division multiple access (TDMA) and the third involving a single channel per carrier (SCPC) system. It was found that telecommunication delays experienced with single hop satellite communications

  6. Canadian gravimetric geoid model 2010

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Huang, Jianliang; Véronneau, Marc

    2013-08-01

    A new gravimetric geoid model, Canadian Gravimetric Geoid 2010 (CGG2010), has been developed to upgrade the previous geoid model CGG2005. CGG2010 represents the separation between the reference ellipsoid of GRS80 and the Earth's equipotential surface of W_0=62{,}636{,}855.69 m^2s^{-2}. The Stokes-Helmert method has been re-formulated for the determination of CGG2010 by a new Stokes kernel modification. It reduces the effect of the systematic error in the Canadian terrestrial gravity data on the geoid to the level below 2 cm from about 20 cm using other existing modification techniques, and renders a smooth spectral combination of the satellite and terrestrial gravity data. The long wavelength components of CGG2010 include the GOCE contribution contained in a combined GRACE and GOCE geopotential model: GOCO01S, which ranges from -20.1 to 16.7 cm with an RMS of 2.9 cm. Improvement has been also achieved through the refinement of geoid modelling procedure and the use of new data. (1) The downward continuation effect has been accounted accurately ranging from -22.1 to 16.5 cm with an RMS of 0.9 cm. (2) The geoid residual from the Stokes integral is reduced to 4 cm in RMS by the use of an ultra-high degree spherical harmonic representation of global elevation model for deriving the reference Helmert field in conjunction with a derived global geopotential model. (3) The Canadian gravimetric geoid model is published for the first time with associated error estimates. In addition, CGG2010 includes the new marine gravity data, ArcGP gravity grids, and the new Canadian Digital Elevation Data (CDED) 1:50K. CGG2010 is compared to GPS-levelling data in Canada. The standard deviations are estimated to vary from 2 to 10 cm with the largest error in the mountainous areas of western Canada. We demonstrate its improvement over the previous models CGG2005 and EGM2008.

  7. NEW INSTRUMENTS FOR COORDINATION AND RISK SHARING WITHIN THE CANADIAN BEEF INDUSTRY

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James R. Unterschultz

    2000-01-01

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Canadian beef industry has stated objectives of improving beef quality and consumer satisfaction while reducing unit costs of production. Suggested methods for achieving these goals include working towards value based marketing and improved information flows between different market levels through systems such as a birth to plate information system. These initiatives are designed to provide a more

  8. A Review of the Evidence for Endocrine Disruption in Canadian Aquatic Ecosystems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    MARK E. MCMASTER

    2001-01-01

    Endocrine disrupting substances in the environment and the potential affects they have on wildlife species has recently received increased public attention. This paper provides background information on research that has addressed the endocrine disruption issue in the Canadian aquatic environment as well as information on studies that are presently being conducted within the country to address this issue. Two of

  9. Canadian practice patterns for pancreaticoduodenectomy

    PubMed Central

    Cyr, David P.; Truong, Jessica L.; Lam-McCulloch, Jenny; Cleary, Sean P.; Karanicolas, Paul J.

    2015-01-01

    Background Discordant practice patterns may be a consequence of evidence–practice gaps or deficiencies in knowledge translation. We examined the current strategies used by hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) surgeons in Canada for the perioperative management of pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Methods We generated a web-based survey that focused on the perioperative measures surrounding PD. The survey was distributed to all members of the Canadian Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association. Results The survey was distributed to 74 surgeons and received a response rate of 50%. Many similarities in surgical techniques were reported; for example, most surgeons (86.5%) reconstruct the pancreas with pancreaticojejunostomy rather than pancreaticogastrostomy. In contrast, variable techniques regarding the use of peritoneal drainage tubes, anastomotic stents, octreotide and other intraoperative modalities were reported. Most surgeons (75.7%) reported that their patients frequently required preoperative biliary drainage, yet there was minimal agreement with the designated criteria. There was variability in postoperative care, including the use of epidural analgesia and timing of postoperative oral nutrition. Conclusion We identified heterogeneity among Canadian HPB surgeons, suggesting a number of evidence–practice gaps within specific domains of pancreatic resections. Focused research in these areas may facilitate technical agreement and improve patient outcomes following PD. PMID:25799248

  10. 43 CFR 2.53 - Government contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Government contracts. 2.53 Section 2.53 Public Lands: Interior...FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT Privacy Act § 2.53 Government contracts. (a) Required contract provisions....

  11. 43 CFR 2.53 - Government contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 1 2012-10-01 2011-10-01 true Government contracts. 2.53 Section 2.53 Public Lands: Interior...FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT Privacy Act § 2.53 Government contracts. (a) Required contract provisions....

  12. Social Workers' Role in the Canadian Mental Health Care System

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Towns, Ashley M.; Schwartz, Karen

    2012-01-01

    Objective: Using Canadian survey data this research provides social workers in Canada with a better understanding of their role in the Canadian mental health care system. Methods: By analyzing data from the Canadian Community Health Survey, Cycle 1.2 Mental Health and Well-being, the role of social workers in the Canadian mental health system was…

  13. 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.

  14. Corporate governance and insider trading

    E-print Network

    Rozanov, Konstantin A

    2008-01-01

    I investigate the relation between corporate governance and insider trading by corporate executives. Despite the general view that trade on non-public information adversely affects capital market participants, the impact ...

  15. The Canadian safety net for the elderly.

    PubMed

    Wiseman, Michael; Ycas, Martynas

    2008-01-01

    Recently various analysts have called attention to the apparent success of the Canadian social assistance system in reducing poverty among the elderly and have suggested that there may be lessons to be drawn from the Canadian experience that are relevant to the evolution of the U.S. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. This article profiles the Canadian system, compares the system to the U.S. SSI program, reviews the consequences for elderly poverty rates, assesses system costs, and then comments on pertinence of the Canadian experience to SSI policy. The Canadian minimum income guarantee for the elderly is substantially more generous than what is provided by the United States, but it is misleading to claim that the Canadian system costs only "slightly more" than the U.S. program. Such a judgment overlooks a key and costly part of the Canadian system, the Old Age Security demogrant. We estimate the total costs to Canada of providing income support for elderly persons receiving a Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) in 2004 to be approximately C$13.3 billion (roughly US $11.1 billion), slightly more than 1 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and almost fourteen times the U.S. allocation for SSI and food stamps for elderly SSI recipients. The significance of this commitment is underscored when it is recognized that in 2004 Canadian GDP per capita was just 80 percent of the U.S. level. The Canadian example suggests U.S. policymakers consider better integration of SSI with basic Social Security benefits, experimenting with alternatives to restricting SSI eligibility to individuals with very few assets, and reducing barriers to program access. PMID:19102138

  16. Hibernia project gets another government boost

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-08-17

    This paper reports that Canadian governments will provide a financial backstop for development of Hibernia oil field off Newfoundland while a new partner i sought. Ottawa and Newfoundland will pay as much as $127 million or 75% of development costs incurred by the companies from May 15 to Nov. 1, 192. That figure could rise to $185 million if an agreement is extended to Jan. 1, 1993, by mutual consent. The governments will pay only if the project on the Grand Banks is suspended or terminated and buyers can't be found for Gulf's 25% interest. The federal government agreed to pay two thirds of the indemnity, Newfoundland one third. A federal spokesman the Ottawa does not expect to have to pay the funds. The agreement represents an insurance policy for participating companies.

  17. CGRG Bibliography of Canadian Geomorphology Search Engine

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Sponsored by the Canadian Geological Foundation and the Canadian Geomorphology Research Group and archived by Dr. Dan Smith of the University of Victoria, this searchable database contains citations of publications "describing the practice and application of geomorphology in Canada." The database includes annotated citations related to "the fields of aeolian, applied, coastal, fluvial, glacial, hillslope, karst, periglacial, permafrost and offshore geomorphology," as well as a substantial number of records related to Canadian hydrology. The database is searchable by author, year, title, source, and keyword. Returns include author, date, title, publication, issue, pages, and an abstract.

  18. Clothing burns in Canadian children

    PubMed Central

    Stanwick, Richard S.

    1985-01-01

    A Canadian survey of 11 tertiary care pediatric centres with specialized burn facilities revealed that an estimated 37 children up to 9 years of age are admitted annually to such hospitals because of clothing burns. Sleepwear accounts for an estimated 21 such burns per year. Girls were found to suffer the most severe burns and represented eight of the nine children in the series who died. Loose and flowing garments dominated the girls' styles. The results of multiple-regression analysis confirmed that style of clothing (loose and flowing as opposed to snug) was the most significant predictor of burn severity, length of hospital stay, the need for skin grafting and survival. The ignition situation (avoidance of parental supervision at the time of injury) was the only other important predictor. The success of regulatory actions in other countries in reducing the incidence of severe clothing burns is reviewed, and preventive strategies for Canada are explored. ImagesFig. 2 PMID:3995433

  19. Environmental contaminants in Canadian shorebirds.

    PubMed

    Braune, Birgit M; Noble, David G

    2009-01-01

    Canadian shorebirds are exposed to environmental contaminants throughout their annual cycle. Contaminant exposure among species varies with diet, foraging behaviour and migration patterns. We sampled twelve species of shorebirds from four locations across Canada to assess their exposure to PCBs, organochlorine pesticides, as well as four trace elements (Hg, Se, Cd, As). SigmaPCB and SigmaDDT followed by SigmaCHL were most frequently found above trace level in the shorebird carcasses. In general, the plover species (American golden, semipalmated, black-bellied) appear to be the most contaminated with organochlorines, whereas Hudsonian and marbled godwits appear to be the least contaminated. Among adult birds, the greater and lesser yellowlegs had the highest hepatic Hg concentrations (2.4-2.7 microg g(-1) dw), whereas American golden plovers as well as Hudsonian and marbled godwits contained relatively low levels of Hg (<1 microg g(-1) dw). Renal Se concentrations varied from 3.2 to 16.7 microg g(-1) dw and exhibited little interspecific or seasonal variation. Renal Cd levels in adult birds were highest in Hudsonian godwits from Quill Lakes (43 microg g(-1) dw) and Cape Churchill (12 microg g(-1) dw), and lowest (0.8-1.5 microg g(-1) dw) in greater and lesser yellowlegs from Cape Churchill and Bay of Fundy. Renal As concentrations varied from 0.06 microg g(-1) dw in golden plovers from Cape Churchill to 4.6 and 5.1 microg g(-1) dw in dunlin samples from the Pacific coast. There is no evidence that contaminants were adversely affecting the shorebirds sampled from the Canadian locations in this study. PMID:18340543

  20. 29 CFR 1904.40 - Providing records to government representatives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Providing records to government representatives. 1904.40 Section...Injury and Illness Information to the Government § 1904.40 Providing records to government representatives. (a) Basic...

  1. 29 CFR 1904.40 - Providing records to government representatives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false Providing records to government representatives. 1904.40 Section...Injury and Illness Information to the Government § 1904.40 Providing records to government representatives. (a) Basic...

  2. 29 CFR 1904.40 - Providing records to government representatives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 false Providing records to government representatives. 1904.40 Section...Injury and Illness Information to the Government § 1904.40 Providing records to government representatives. (a) Basic...

  3. 29 CFR 1904.40 - Providing records to government representatives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 false Providing records to government representatives. 1904.40 Section...Injury and Illness Information to the Government § 1904.40 Providing records to government representatives. (a) Basic...

  4. 48 CFR 951.103 - Ordering from Government supply sources.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...ENERGY CONTRACT MANAGEMENT USE OF GOVERNMENT SOURCES BY CONTRACTORS Contractor Use of Government Supply Sources 951.103 Ordering from Government supply sources. (b) The Senior Procurement Executive shall be informed of...

  5. Chelsea Jin Student, Canadian Workplace Culture

    E-print Network

    Sokolowski, Marla

    Chelsea Jin Student, Canadian Workplace Culture & Communication "The School helps busy Certificate in Business English for International Professionals 189 Free Personal Consultation 190 Business English Certificates for International Professionals 190 Business English for International Professionals

  6. Canadian Brass: Fun with Great Music.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stinson, Christine

    1997-01-01

    Interviews the Canadian Brass, a quintet of classically trained musicians who combine a disciplined performance with comedic presentation. The musicians discuss their education, family influence, early careers, and the contribution they make to music education efforts in general. (MJP)

  7. Strategies for Canadian-American Relations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McGaughey, Robert

    1987-01-01

    Summarizes a variety of classroom activities that have worked successfully in the teaching of Canadian-U.S. relations. Activities include lesson openers, cartoon analysis, student worksheets, board diagrams, and tips on field trips to the United States. (BSR)

  8. Gender stereotypes in Canadian picture books 

    E-print Network

    Berthelot, Jennifer Gail

    1997-01-01

    This research sought to quantify gender representation in a sample of award winning Canadian picture books. A reliable content analysis was used to collect data pertaining to the visibility of genders in titles, main roles, secondary roles...

  9. Global health diplomacy: barriers to inserting health into Canadian foreign policy.

    PubMed

    Runnels, Vivien; Labonté, Ronald; Ruckert, Arne

    2014-01-01

    Health opportunities and risks have become increasingly global in both cause and consequence. Governments have been slow to recognise the global dimensions of health, although this is beginning to change. A new concept - global health diplomacy (GHD) - has evolved to describe how health is now being positioned within national foreign policies and entering into regional or multilateral negotiations. Traditionally, health negotiations have been seen as 'low politics' in international affairs: however, attention is now being given to understanding better how health can increase its prominence in foreign policy priorities and multilateral forums. We sought to identify how these efforts were manifested in Canada, with a focus on current barriers to inserting health in foreign policy. We conducted individual interviews with Canadian informants who were well placed through their diplomatic experience and knowledge to address this issue. Barriers identified by the respondents included a lack of content expertise (scientific and technical understanding of health and its practice), insufficient diplomatic expertise (the practice and art of diplomacy, including legal and technical expertise), the limited ways in which health has become framed as a foreign policy issue, funding limitations and cuts for global health, and lack of cross-sectoral policy coordination and coherence, given the important role that non-health foreign policy interests (notably in trade and investment liberalisation) can play in shaping global health outcomes. We conclude with some reflections on how regime change and domestic government ideology can also function as a barrier to GHD, and what this implies for retaining or expanding the placement of health in foreign policy. PMID:25005028

  10. Microgravity Research in the Canadian Space Agency

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Buckley, Nicole; Johnson-Green, Perry

    2008-07-01

    The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has a strong history of supporting microgravity research in space. Canada is an International Space Station (ISS) Partner and has played a key role in construction of the ISS, through provision and operation of the ISS robotic arm. The CSA also plans to contribute to microgravity research onboard ISS, through the support of Canadian scientists and the development of microgravity payloads. The CSA is particularly committed to manifesting payloads on ISS that allow scientists to address fundamental questions and problems that also have important application to human society. With regard to the development of facilities for microgravity research, the CSA is currently identifying and assessing gaps in the capabilities of extant, manifested, and planned facilities of the other ISS partners. In order to avoid duplication of effort, CSA development of facilities for ISS will only occur if significant gaps in capability are identified that are linked to important microgravity research endeavors. The CSA is also developing a program of ISS utilization that includes regular solicitation of the best scientific proposals from the Canadian microgravity research community, with focus on the fields of material science, fluid dynamics, combustion, and biotechnology. Payload development and manifesting will then allow Canadian scientists to regularly utilize the ISS. The Canadian microgravity research community is also supported by regular announcements of opportunity that give Canadian scientists the opportunity to test new ideas and concepts for microgravity research, for example by using microgravity analog systems.

  11. Knowledge and awareness of Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines: a synthesis of existing evidence.

    PubMed

    LeBlanc, Allana G; Berry, Tanya; Deshpande, Sameer; Duggan, Mary; Faulkner, Guy; Latimer-Cheung, Amy E; O'Reilly, Norm; Rhodes, Ryan E; Spence, John C; Tremblay, Mark S

    2015-07-01

    The aim of this review was to consolidate and synthesize existing evidence regarding current knowledge and awareness of the Canadian Physical Activity (PA) and Sedentary Behaviour (SB) Guidelines. MEDLINE, Embase, and PsycINFO were searched for peer-reviewed publications pertaining to the guidelines. Content experts, key organizations (i.e., ParticipACTION and the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute), journal Web sites, and service organizations (i.e., the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and the Public Health Agency of Canada) were consulted for additional evidence. Scientific publications (n = 6) and research from ParticipACTION and the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute reported that awareness of the guidelines is low, especially with respect to the SB guidelines. Less than 10% of survey respondents from the Canadian population were aware of the PA guidelines, and less than 5% were aware of the SB guidelines. Information on the guidelines was available on 51% of public health unit and CSEP partner Web sites. Online metrics (e.g., downloads, site accessions) from CSEP, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and journal Web sites showed that online accession of the guidelines was high (e.g., all "highly accessed" on journal Web sites). This review showed that awareness of the Canadian PA and SB Guidelines is low among the general population but higher among the scientific and stakeholder communities. Governmental, nongovernmental, and stakeholder organizations should collaborate in creating sustained, long-term, and well-resourced communication plans to reach the Canadian population to raise awareness of PA and SB guidelines and should implement programs to facilitate their uptake. PMID:26099846

  12. Human Capital: Building the Information Technology Workforce To Achieve Results. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Technology and Procurement Policy, Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walker, David M.

    The Comptroller General of the United States testified before Congress regarding the General Accounting Office's (GAO's) framework for building the information technology (IT) work force to achieve results. The following were among the key points of his testimony: (1) the federal government is facing pervasive human capital challenges that are…

  13. Interests, Information, and Incentives in Higher Education: Principal-Agent Theory and Its Potential Applications to the Study of Higher Education Governance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jussi A. Kivisto

    How do governance structures impact university actions? Why does it matter if a governance structure is centralized or decentralized?\\u000a How does an institution respond to a governor and legislature with differing higher education agendas? Why are some campus\\u000a activities politically significant while others go unnoticed? Is a university more responsive to a government that provides\\u000a annual appropriations or students who

  14. LP analysis of the use of oxygenates by Canadian refineries

    SciTech Connect

    Smith, K.I.M.

    1987-01-01

    The first question to be answered is why the Canadian government sponsored this study. The reason is that the government was being asked for grants, tax breaks, and other financial incentives from oxygenate producer associations and the author needed to assess if oxygenates really would provide a net economic benefit to the nation. Obviously, an investment of public funds or tax breaks would not be defensible if it appeared that there would be no net economic benefit. The authors then visited oxygenate producers, refiners, and provincial governments and discussed his findings with them. While everyone agreed with his basic conclusions, he received many suggestions about alternative future scenarios and other aspects that needed investigation. He had another set of cases run which covered different regions, octane requirement scenarios, volatility parameters, and refinery types. The study covered a wide variety of oxygenates including: MeOH/TBA blends at various concentrations; MeOH/IPA blends at various concentrations; MeOH/IBA blends at various concentrations; 5/3 MeOH/EtOH; 10% EtOH; and 11% MTBE. Toluene was also included in the study because it is a readily available octane enhancer which would be in direct competition with the oxygenates.

  15. Assessing Electronic Government Readiness of Public Organizations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nahed A. Azab

    Electronic Government (eGovernment) has rapidly become a political imperative at local, national and international level. Based on the perceived success realized by the private sector through information and communication technology (ICT) introduction, diffusion and adoption, governments around the world are becoming more and more interested in embracing ICT, and respectively have made a remarkable progress over the last few years.

  16. Mobile police service in mobile government

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hamid-Reza Firoozy-Najafabadi; Saeid Pashazadeh

    2011-01-01

    Mobile government is a subset of electronic government and has produced significant changes in the field of information and communication technology (ICT). Increased development and improvement of portable wireless devices especially cell phone and PDAs has provided the possibility that governments offer some helpful and efficient mobile services for citizens via these devices. Citizens will be able to access offered

  17. Designing Software to Shape Open Government Policy

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    Yu, Harlan Ming-Tun

    2012-01-01

    Modern information technologies have transformed the meaning and promise of "open government." The term originally stood for the ideas of government transparency and public accountability. But with the rise of the Internet, "open government" has grown to encompass a wide range of civic goals--greater public participation and…

  18. Intergenerational Correlations in Educational Attainment: Birth Order and Family Size Effects Using Canadian Data

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    Sen, Anindya; Clemente, Anthony

    2010-01-01

    We exploit the 1986, 1994, and 2001 waves of the Canadian general social surveys in order to estimate intergenerational correlations in education. The use of these specific data is important because of available information on the final educational attainment of survey respondents and both parents, as well as family size and birth order. OLS…

  19. Media Analysis of Early Dissemination of Canadian Child Maltreatment Surveillance Data

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    Tonmyr, Lil; Jack, Susan

    2010-01-01

    A media strategy was developed to disseminate Canadian child maltreatment surveillance data. Print media were systematically searched and 29 articles reporting on the data were retrieved. Using content analysis, the articles were analyzed to assess informational accuracy and to understand how the media framed the issue of maltreatment. This…

  20. Teacher Recruitment and Retention: How Canadian School Boards Attract Teachers. A Report.

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    Canadian Education Association, Toronto (Ontario).

    Current school board practices for recruitment and retention of teachers in Canada are described in this report. Following an introduction that explains trends in teacher supply and demand, general information is presented from a 1991 survey of 102 school boards conducted by the Canadian Education Association. The geographical factor in recruiting…