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Title:
Cue Interaction between Buildings and Street Configurations during Reorientation in Familiar and Unfamiliar Outdoor Environments
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Two experiments investigated how people use buildings and street configurations to reorient in large-scale environments. In immersive virtual environments, participants learned objects’ locations in an intersection consisting of four streets. The objects’ locations were specified by two cues: a building and/or the street configuration. During the test, participants localized objects with either or both cues. Participants were divided into a competition group and a no-competition group. The competition group learned both cues whereas the no-competition group learned the single cue for trials with single testing cue. For the trials with both testing cues, both groups learned both cues and these two cues were placed at the original locations or displaced relative to each other during testing. Critically, the familiarity with the environment was also manipulated: in Experiment 1, participants learned the same building at the same corner of the same intersection for all trials (familiar); in Experiment 2, participants learned different buildings at different corners of different intersections across trials (unfamiliar). The results showed that the performance in the competition group was impaired in unfamiliar environments but not in familiar environments. When displacement occurred, the participants’ preference in unfamiliar environments was determined by the response accuracy of using the two cues respectively, whereas participants in the familiar environment preferred the street configuration with a probability higher than what was solely determined by response accuracy based on individual cues. When the two cues were consistent with each other, they were combined additively in both familiar and unfamiliar environments.
Author/Creators:
Lin Wang
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Flag of the Hamlet of Aklavik
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This flag of the Hamlet of Aklavik was displayed in a public building. It is yellow with black bars on either side of a circle which surrounds a triangular shield on which there is a door mouse below an open book. The words "Never Say Die" appear in an arc below the shield. The words Hamlet of Aklavik appear in in arc above the shield.
Author/Creators:
Farnel, Sharon
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Cessna 208B Grand Caravan at Invuik Airport
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This Cessna 208B Grand Caravan operated by North Wright Airways, flew the DLN research team from Inuvik to Aklavik, where they demonstrated the digital library. North Wright Airways is a family owned, regional connector serving Inuvik, Aklavik, Fort Good Hope, Colville Lake, Norman Wells, Tulita, Deline and Yellowknife. The 2017, the company has 21 aircraft. Side of plane reads "Your Sahtu Connector".
Author/Creators:
Stobbs, Robyn
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Artwork made of dried flowers and feathers on display in Sachs Harbour, NT
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This three-dimensional artwork is mounted on a rectangular white surface (likely board). The board is outlined with a row of coniferous cones attached perpendicularly to the board. Inside this row, a row of dried flowers in shades of orange, burgundy and beige. In the centre of the work is a fan constructed of black feathers (some with white tips), overlain by a smaller fan of white feathers to create a high contrast image. The fan is completed with a larger dried flower at the centre base, surrounded by short white feathers. Immediately below the centre of the fan and in the two upper corners of the work there are small arrangements of pink and white dried flowers, with smaller dried flowers and dried vegetation around them. This artwork hangs in the Sachs Harbour Community Corporation Building.
Author/Creators:
Farnel, Sharon
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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Paulatuk, NT
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Author/Creators:
Stobbs, Robyn
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Church of the Resurrection at Ulukhaktok, NT
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The Church of the Resurrection at Ulukhaktok, NT on Victoria Island at 70°43°N and 117°45°W. Ulukhaktok is one of the six largest communities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. This Anglican Church serves a population of about 400 (2016).
Author/Creators:
Farnel, Sharon
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Cx) VI - Antichrist (The Magistrate Watches).mov
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Author/Creators:
Daniel Brophy
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Cix) IV The Circle of Blood ; V - The Final Walk.mov
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Author/Creators:
Daniel Brophy
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Cviii) III - Mistress Maggies Masterpiece.mov
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Author/Creators:
Daniel Brophy
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Cvii) II - The Circle of Shit August 16th 2016.mov
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Author/Creators:
Daniel Brophy
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Cvi) I - Antechamber August 16th 2016.mov
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Author/Creators:
Daniel Brophy
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Ciii) III - Mistress Maggies Masterpiece.wav
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Author/Creators:
Daniel Brophy
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Cv) VI - Antichrist (The Magistrate Watches).wav
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Author/Creators:
Daniel Brophy
Title:
Civ) IV - The Circle of Blood; V - The Final Walk
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Supplementary audio media for thesis work 30 immolated ; 16 returned
Author/Creators:
Daniel Brophy
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Cii) II - The Circle of Shit.wav
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Supplementary audio and video media for the thesis work 30 immolated ; 16 returned
Author/Creators:
Daniel Brophy
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Airport buidings at Aklavik Freddie Carmichael Airport.
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This is the building for the Aklavik Freddie Carmichael Airport.
Author/Creators:
Stobbs, Robyn
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Aklavik from the air
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Photo taken May 27, 2017, when the Digital Library North team flew to Aklavik to demonstrate the digital library to local residents.
Author/Creators:
Stobbs, Robyn
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Ci) I - The Antechamber of Hell (Introduction).wav
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Supplementary audio media for the thesis work 30 immolated ; 16 returned
Author/Creators:
Daniel Brophy
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Daniel Brophy Thesis 30 immolated ; 16 returned Appendix C audio and video files.zip
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Supplementary audio and video files for the thesis work 30 immolated ; 16 returned
Author/Creators:
Daniel Brophy
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Midnight sun turns steam plume pink
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This plume from an industrial process in Fairbanks, Alaska was white during the day. At 12:50 a.m., the sun rising over the mountains to the east turned the plume pink. This photo shows the Joy Elementary School at 24 Margaret Street in Fairbanks.
Author/Creators:
Campbell, Sandy
Title:
Women’s Writings/Women Re-writing (Social Spaces)
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Narratives of community are texts that are constructed around central social structures, and can be thought of as textual manifestation of communities. As Sandra Zagarell suggests,such a textual space “should be understood as a generative principle present in, and in some cases constituting the generic center of, a number of extended prose narratives” (502). These communities are represented in the form of social institutions and normative rules that individuals seem obliged to follow in order to either fit in, or else be labelled as outsiders of the community. While formal institutions provide the rules for the extent and ways of individuals' participation in the community, informal institutions are often made up by the community members’ personal interpretation of those institutions and can greatly affect individuals’gender identity.This Study will explore the dynamics of communities’ hegemonic narratives in the form of mainly social and religious institutions in confining and predetermining the roles and identities of female individuals. It will further examine the ways in which female individuals, in turn, are able to affect their male-centered communities, challenging and resisting gendered values and narratives by weaving out their personal stories. This paper will examine these different structures of the community and the female individuals will be examined in Alice Munro’s "Princess Ida", as the depiction of the resistant female individual as an "eccentric" in her community. Moreover, it will then determine the credibility and survival of female individual’s narratives, as representations of women writers’ experiences and aspirations of and for her contemporary societies.
Author/Creators:
Mansoureh Modarres
Title:
What Would Jane Jacobs Do? Protecting Public Space in The Dark Age (PPT)
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The best public spaces, Jane Jacobs emphasized, are those that develop organically, over time, and serve mixed uses. These spaces cannot be artificially created and are never “complete,” but rather experience a constant process of incremental change, gradually accumulating layers of meaning. They are thus central to a community’s culture, sense of identity and belonging, and physical and mental wellbeing. Yet, because they take shape slowly and quietly, and perhaps even because they so seamlessly fit into the community, they can be taken for granted. And because their value cannot be directly measured, and because they are complex and hard to define in terms of meaning and even spatial boundaries, they are difficult to defend against threatened replacement by grand, “city-building” projects. This was as true in Jane Jacobs’s times as it is in our own. Yet winning protection of these spaces—which are arguably increasingly important to provide a sense of rootedness amidst the rapid pace of change of the twenty-first-century—is perhaps more complicated than it was in Jane Jacobs’s time due to the very things she predicted in her last book, Dark Age Ahead (2004): breakdown of community and family; decay of higher education; inability to discern credible science; disintegration of tax systems and government responsiveness to citizen's needs; and lack of self-regulation by the learned professions. This presentation will analyze a case study of the Cloverdale Footbridge in Edmonton—a popular public space whose demolition for an LRT line is underway—and apply Jane Jacobs’s thinking in an attempt to provide a framework for winning protection of such spaces in this Dark Age.
Author/Creators:
Kristine Kowalchuk
Title:
What Would Jane Jacobs Do? Protecting Public Space in The Dark Age
Description:
The best public spaces, Jane Jacobs emphasized, are those that develop organically, over time, and serve mixed uses. These spaces cannot be artificially created and are never “complete,” but rather experience a constant process of incremental change, gradually accumulating layers of meaning. They are thus central to a community’s culture, sense of identity and belonging, and physical and mental wellbeing. Yet, because they take shape slowly and quietly, and perhaps even because they so seamlessly fit into the community, they can be taken for granted. And because their value cannot be directly measured, and because they are complex and hard to define in terms of meaning and even spatial boundaries, they are difficult to defend against threatened replacement by grand, “city-building” projects. This was as true in Jane Jacobs’s times as it is in our own. Yet winning protection of these spaces—which are arguably increasingly important to provide a sense of rootedness amidst the rapid pace of change of the twenty-first-century—is perhaps more complicated than it was in Jane Jacobs’s time due to the very things she predicted in her last book, Dark Age Ahead (2004): breakdown of community and family; decay of higher education; inability to discern credible science; disintegration of tax systems and government responsiveness to citizen's needs; and lack of self-regulation by the learned professions. This presentation will analyze a case study of the Cloverdale Footbridge in Edmonton—a popular public space whose demolition for an LRT line is underway—and apply Jane Jacobs’s thinking in an attempt to provide a framework for winning protection of such spaces in this Dark Age.
Author/Creators:
Kristine Kowalchuk
Title:
Forecasting Pharmaceutical Prices for Economic Evaluations When There Is No Market: A Review
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Background Economic evaluation helps policy makers and healthcare payers make decisions on drug listing, coverage, and reimbursement. When economic evaluations are conducted before a product launch, the prices of the pharmaceuticals have to be forecast. Objective The aim of this study was to examine the methods of establishing proxy prices and their accuracies compared with actual market prices after the product launch. Methods We searched the literature for evaluations for drugs that were licensed in the US between 2010 and 2015. We reviewed the studies for the forecasting strategies used, and then estimated the difference between actual 2016 post-launch prices and what the proxy prices would be if the forecast was carried out in the US in 2016. Results We identified six such studies, with seven drugs. Four studies used substitute drugs as proxies for the study drug, and three used other methods. The range of the values of actual minus proxy price varied considerably, and no trend was observed. Conclusion Forecasting drug prices is as precarious as forecasting in other areas of the economy. We urge caution in reviewing and accepting a cost-effectiveness ratio that is based on forecast prices.
Author/Creators:
Ilke Akpinar

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