The Major Research Project is a sustained, creative, independent and original piece of scholarship that is intended to demonstrate both the mastery of good research practices and the theoretical content of the program of study as a whole, including the choice of concentration. The overall purpose of the Major Research Project is to serve as a capstone for the graduating candidate to demonstrate theoretical knowledge of the field and the ability to apply that knowledge to the subject matter.
Sample Major Research Projects:
Megan Bassendale MSc, Dip FM
Disaster victim identification after mass fatality events: Lessons learned and recommendations for the British Columbia Coroners Service
Identification of disaster victims from catastrophic mass fatality events should be an essential aspect of disaster response plans. This research analysed three case studies to identify issues that past identification efforts have encountered after mass-fatality events and key areas to incorporate into the British Columbia Coroners Service updated disaster response plan.
Jorge Luis Cerritos
Hazard awareness and disaster preparedness among recent Hispanic immigrants A Canadian perspective
This research study aims to determine the level of hazard awareness among the recent Hispanic immigrant population residing in urban areas in the Halton Region, the level of household emergency preparedness for all types of hazards among this population, the issues which affect the level of hazard awareness and household preparedness for this population and activities that may be used by disaster and emergency-management practitioners to enhance hazard awareness and preparedness within this population.
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