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As of Friday, June 24, 2016, the Muskoka Campus was closed. All programs have been moved and are now offered at the North Bay Campus. Please direct any inquiries to:
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The Concurrent Education program at our Brantford Campus is offered in partnership with Laurier Brantford. Graduates receive an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Society, Culture & Environment from Laurier Brantford and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing.
Master of Education
Perceptions of Support In Postsecondary Education: A Focus On Autism Spectrum Disorder
12:00 noon, Wednesday 26th April, 2017
Wellington 207, Brantford Campus, Nipissing University
The number of students with autism spectrum disorders attending postsecondary education in Ontario is on the rise. The unique characteristics associated with autism spectrum disorders require a certain level of support in the educational process. This interview-based phenomenological study reviewed the perceptions of those who teach and support individuals with autism in one Ontario postsecondary education institute. Open-ended interviews were conducted with student services personnel and faculty participants to identify their perceptions of the levels of current support for students with autism in their postsecondary institution and the needs going forward to further support these students.
Master of Environmental Science
Bank Swallows in Canada's North: An Interdisciplinary Study
2:00 pm, Wednesday 26th April, 2017
A258, North Bay Campus, Nipissing University
Swallow (Riparia riparia), is a globally-distributed migratory species
that has seen population declines of 98 % on their Canadian breeding grounds.
Not a lot is known about their historic populations or nesting behaviour in
northern Canada, near their northern range limit. In this study, I use an
interdisciplinary approach to address these knowledge gaps by examining the
Bank Swallow’s historic distribution in northern Ontario as well as conducting
a field study of a breeding population in the Yukon Territory. I monitored the
nesting activity of this species using video recordings in the Whitehorse, YT
region and examined the activity of adults at burrow entrances in relation to a
variety of nest site characteristics including nest bank height, aspect and
soil type, as well as nearby foraging habitats. Video recordings of 30 min
during the incubation and fledging periods were highly effective at recording
nesting activity and could be useful for monitoring Bank Swallow populations in
an affordable and repeatable manner. Foraging habitat diversity was
significantly higher near active colonies compared to inactive colony sites.
Adult activity at burrows was positively related to habitat diversity activity,
likely because diverse habitats provide more foraging opportunities for insect
prey. A critical examination of historic records of this species in northern
Ontario revealed a wide and well-surveyed provincial distribution and a trend
for colony sites to be found most commonly in anthropogenic sites, especially
within Algonquin Provincial Park. This study also provides a method for gaining
useful historic distribution data from wildlife specimens and records,
plentiful in museums across North America.
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