During the five years she was in Windsor, Bojana Knezevic learned a tremendous amount about impulsivity and how an inability to delay gratification may lead to risky and potentially harmful behaviour.
She also learned a great deal about herself, not the least of which is that she isn’t an especially impulsive person.
Manufacturers in the pulp and paper industry may one day convert a toxic by-product from their processes into electricity, thanks to the work of an engineering graduate student.
Claire Sanders was finishing an undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta when her fascination with birds began. Now she’s living her dream.
“I took an ornithology class in my final year and I’ve been hooked on birds ever since,” she said. “I start talking about birds and I can’t stop.”
Children who tend to snack in the evening spend more time watching television and playing video games and their portion sizes get larger with the more screen time they get, according to a master’s student in kinesiology.
Anyone who has ever experienced a performance by Noiseborder Ensemble knows what a rich and complex blending of aural and visual information the group’s largely improvisational shows always include.
Trying to tell the ensemble’s story in a three-minute video would be a daunting challenge for any aspiring filmmaker, but it’s one that turned out to be rewarding for Owen Eric Wood.
A group of graduate students in kinesiology recently got an inside look at the highly secretive facilities used to train top U.S. Olympic athletes.
“They’re fairly guarded about who they allow at their training centres,” said Michael Ayotte, a master’s student in sport management who recently travelled to the Olympic Training Centre in Lake Placid, New York.
There’s often an expectation that when people move here from another nation they should immerse themselves in Canadian culture, but maintaining a close connection to their home country makes them better immigrants, according to a recent PhD graduate.
And modern communications technology is enabling that connection, says Frances Cachon who recently defended her thesis in Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminology and is working as a sessional instructor there.
Nesreen Elkord wants to make life a little simpler for young Arabs who are new to Canada.
“It’s really my passion to try to make the experiences of these kids easier than it was for me,” says Elkord, a PhD student in the Faculty of Education who studies under the tutelage of professor Shi Jing Xu. “I know I can’t do that all by myself, but I do feel that I have a duty to do this work.”
Katrina Krawec knows what it means to go the extra yard for the sake of her research.
A graduate student in the university’s kinesiology department, she’s studying the differences between two Canadian women’s tackle football leagues – one which requires its players to wear full uniforms, the other in which they play in bikinis.
Last year, she actually tried out for the Toronto Triumph, one of four Canadian teams in what until recently was known as the Lingerie Football League.