HIV Positive Gay Men and the Negotiation of HIV Disclosure within the Canadian Legal Contextby Tatham, Chris
As a vaccine for HIV/AIDS lies perpetually beyond the grasp of science, condom use remains one of the most effective safeguards against potential infection. Research reveals, however, that gay men are expressing apathy towards condom use and are partaking in increased sexual risk behaviours.
Rights, Risks and Smoking [Updated]by Bell, Kirsten
The purpose of this study is to explore the ethical implications of tobacco ‘denormalisation’ as a population-based risk management strategy, through an examination of how this strategy informs patient-provider interactions involving smokers in primary health care settings.
Culturally Situating Cancer Experiences: a Pilot Study of Cancer Support Groups [Updated]by Bell, Kirsten
The purpose of this project is to obtain a better understanding of cancer support groups in terms of: a) what they reveal about the cultural and social factors that mediate people’s experiences of cancer and b) what they reveal about the dynamics and functions of support groups themselves.
People Who Self Injureby Adler, Patti
It has become clear from the greater media coverage on self-injury that it is a burgeoning phenomenon in society. I am interested in what kinds of people do this self-injury, why they do it, and how it affects them.
Occupational Lives of Resort Workersby Adler, Patti
I am interested in conducting research on resort culture and the leisure industry, this time focusing more on occupational dimensions of working in resort organizations.
Promising practices in the engagement of people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS in rural Canada [Updated]by Paterson, Barbara
The research is a community-based research (CBR) study intended to (1) contribute to the understanding of how the “Greater Involvement of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS” (GIPA) principle is operationalized in rural regions, and (2) to provide direction to AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs), policymakers and people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) or at-risk for HIV about how the ideals of GIPA could be fully realized within ASOs in rural regions of Canada, specifically in the rural regions of the Maritime provinces (Nova Scotia [NS], New Brunswick [NB], and Prince Edward Island [PEI]).
Young adults’ consent to heterosexual casual sexby Beres, Melanie Ann
The dissertation research project focuses on sexual consent to heterosexual casual sex among seasonal workers in Banff and Jasper Alberta. The study is a qualitative study using a modified grounded theory approach and textual analysis.
Images & Voices: An Arts-Based Qualitative Study Using Photovoice to Understand the Needs & Aspirations of Sex Workers in Portland, Oregonby Desyllas, Moshoula Capous
The ways in which sex workers have been studied and represented historically, socio-politically and academically do not take into account their voices and participation in the process. Arts-based research provides the potential for collaboratively developing unique knowledge and insight about the experiences of sex workers and the meanings assigned to those experiences.
Sexual discrepancies in dating relationshipsby Beres, Melanie Ann, Senn, Charlene
The major aim of this project is to explore and test the validity of what the authors describe as the “miscommunication hypothesis” or the idea that men and women often misunderstand one another during sexual relations leading to experiences described as sexual assault or coercion. This project builds on a pilot study conducted in Canada in 1993 and includes a Canadian and New Zealand component.
Understanding Transitional Housing Programs for survivors of interpersonal violence: a qualitative studyby Wahab, Stephanie
The problem of violence against women in the United States has gained increasing attention in the past 25 years, and more recently has become the focus of considerable research. Unfortunately, the growth of the shelter movement has not been matched with systematic scientific inquiry about how shelters function or their impact.