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Attitudes and Intentions: Thoughts of Education and Learning Among South Asian Students
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This study critically examines how international South Asian students attending Langara College view education. The intention of this work is to understand the academic and behavioural rationale of South Asian international students.
Contributor:
Chhina, Gagun (Author)
Heritage for the 21st Century: Increasing Student Engagement using Digital Tools
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Heritage is relevant for everyone, yet it is something that we need to engage with to fully understand and appreciate. This research aimed to increase student engagement with cultural heritage in exciting, modern, and relevant ways by providing opportunities for students to use augmented and virtual realities to explore heritage objects and sites.
Contributor:
Tremain, Cara (author)
Erasing Colonial Encounter: Portraiture in New Netherland
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In recent years, the study of early modern European visual and material culture has focused increasingly on colonial expansion and its consequences. This session aims to address the impact of this trend on the study of early modern Dutch art (c. 1550-1700) and to present case studies that suggest productive future directions.
Contributor:
Buis, Alena (author)
Cardiovascular Function and Its Association with Athletic Performance Measures in Female College Soccer Players
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This project will examine non-invasive indices of cardiac and vascular function and its association with athletic performance in healthy female college soccer players. Measures of athletic performance will be assessed during routine physical testing and during on-field training/competition.
Contributor:
Perrotta, Andrew S. (author)
Contrada Mela Ceramics Project
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Our goal was to process the common-, cooking-, and coarsewares that were excavated in the late 1990s and early 2000s. This would include the identification and illustration of these vessels, as well as doing quantitative analysis of the ceramics from across the excavation site. The dating and identification of this material would contribute to a greater understanding of a) Hellenistic period coarseware ceramics from South Italy (typology, chronology) and b) the functional aspects of these vessels.
Contributor:
Knapp, Jennifer (author)
Ultra DNA Barcoding of Cannabis Varieties
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Cannabis is set to become one of the most important cash crops in BC due to its recent legalization in Canada. There are hundreds of different varieties of cannabis and correctly identifying them has a great significance for both medical and social purposes but distinguishing them based on morphological traits alone can be challenging. An efficient DNA barcoding method is needed and thus the goal of the project is to develop efficient and reliable DNA markers for the identification of Cannabis varieties.
Contributor:
Yang, Ji Yong (Author)
Chaga Mushroom (Inonotus Obliquus) Genome Verification and Bioactivity Studies
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Inonotus obliquus, commonly known as Chaga, is a parasitic fungus grows on primarily on birch trees. The objective for the project is to investigate the medicinal properties of Chaga. Is there bioactivity that may be used as a nutraceutical or a pharmaceutical product?
Contributor:
Garyen, Chong (author)
An Examination in Cardiorespiratory Performance and Cardiovascular Function in Healthy College Students
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The purpose of this investigation is to establish a non-invasive technique that elicits suitable levels of agreement for estimating the volume of oxygen consumption in healthy young adults during rest and maximal exercise with the use of an automated blood pressure machine and a heart rate monitor.
Contributor:
Perrotta, Andrew S. (author)
Categories or Relationships? Cross-Cultural Differences in Categorization
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While there has been extensive research comparing the thinking styles of Chinese and European American students, there is relatively little looking at Indian students. The goal of this project was to determine if Indian students categorize objects based on taxonomic or thematic categorization. How we categorize is a reflection of how we organize our world. This research is the first that we know of that compares categorization styles between East Asian, European Canadian, and Indian participants.
Contributor:
Lea, Erin (Author)
Vancouver Museums and the Ancient Past: Uncovering Mesoamerican Collections in the City
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The research project will investigate, document, and increase awareness of ancient Mesoamerican artifacts in Vancouver’s museums.
Contributor:
Tremain, Cara (author)
Open Art Histories
Description:
Open to anyone who uses visual and material culture in their pedagogical practices, Open Art Histories (OAH) offers a dynamic and collaborative space for Open Education Resources (OERs) and serves as a virtual community and repository for art and art history instructors at all stages of their academic and professional careers.
Contributor:
Buis, Alena (Author)
Mathematically Modelling Rolling Locust Swarms
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We sought to create a computer simulation of rolling locust swarms. Rather than having the locusts move ad-hoc, we setup and equations that, when solved, would describe their movement. Most of our time and energy was devoted to 1) creating sensible equations and 2) designing methods to efficiently solve the equations.
Contributor:
Chiu, Jeremy (Author)

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