Research Papers

Creating a Conservation Plan for the Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis)

Here is a paper on Black Rhino conservation that I was asked to complete for my Extinction course at school. I found it on my computer and thought it would be a different addition than my typical research paper postings.

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The Impacts of the Canadian Residential School System

Between our known identities as peacemakers, and our recent efforts to help the Syrian refugees, it is difficult for some people to understand that Canada has not always been so giving. Canada’s history with the Aboriginal peoples is but one blemish in the history of this great Nation and is considered by some to be Canada’s genocide. Through colonization, the earlier settlers aimed to assimilate the Aboriginal peoples into the European culture. One of the ways this was done was by means of education (Indian Residential Schools). Within these schools the Aboriginal communities were devastated by a loss of culture, abuse, and many other injustices which lead to a variety of lasting negative impacts that can still be seen effecting communities today. This paper will be aimed at addressing these injustices and identifying the impacts that developed as a direct result of the Canadian residential school system.

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The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of Adolescent Depression

Depression is a widespread concern among Canadian adolescents and seems to be on the rise according to current trends. Because of this, it is important to better understand the ways in which depression can be treated within this age group so that it can be handled appropriately. This paper works to analyse current literature in order to find the best practice approach(s) for the treatment of depression in adolescents.

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Contributing Factors for the Onset of Suicidal Tendencies in Survivors of Childhood Physical Abuse

This paper looks at the connection between Childhood Physical Abuse (CPA) and the development of suicidal tendencies in CPA survivors. According to the research conducted throughout this paper, Suicidal tendencies have been known to develop in 3 aspects of a CPA survivors life: (1) behavioural aspects, (2) psychological aspects, and (3) environmental aspects. Throughout this paper I will be working to highlight the prevalence of this issue within Canada, background information relevant to both myself and this topic as a whole, Supporting research that works to prove this topic, and harm reduction and treatment approaches that can be taken to prevent the manifestation of suicidal tendencies from developing within survivors of CPA.

Research Papers

Bullying and Its Effects on Depression in Students Aged 9 to 18 Years of Age

This paper looks at the connection that bullying has on the manifestation of depressive symptoms for youth between the ages of 9 to 18. Within this paper I work to highlight the prevalence of this issue in Canada, to analyze previously conducted studies on this specific topic, and to outline treatment approaches that would benefit people who are victims of bullying and/or depression.