Program 75


PROMO: Dr. Claudia Malacrida, U of L sociologist, on Attention Deficit Disorder and the comparative experience of mothers in Canada and the United Kingdom

Dr. Mark Boyce loves his job as ACA Research Chair in Fisheries at the U of A

PhD candidate Sophie Czetwertynski updates her research on black bears on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range and elsewhere in Alberta

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TITLE: Dr. Claudia Malacrida, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Lethbridge
SUBJECT: #75 Cold Comfort: Mothers, Professionals and ADD
SYNOPSIS: Getting the help you need for a child with Attention Deficit Disorder is almost impossible. That's the experience of mothers interviewed by sociologist Dr. Claudia Malacrida of the University of Lethbridge. Herself the parent of an ADD child, Claudia started out to research what she thought would be differences in experience in two countries, Canada and the United Kingdom. UK doctors are much less likely to deliver a diagnosis of ADD. The rate is 1 to every 100 cases in Canada. What Claudia found, however, is that despite the difference in rates of diagnosis, mothers in both countries shared the same frustrating experiences getting help for their children.



TITLE: Dr. Mark Boyce, Alberta Conservation Association Research Chair in Fisheries and Wildlife, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
SUBJECT: #75 ACA Research Chair
SYNOPSIS: Using funds from hunting and fishing licences, the Alberta Conservation Association has established a Research Chair in Fisheries and Wildlife at the University of Alberta. Conservation biologist Dr. Mark Boyce occupies that position. With a research background in elk, bears, and sage grouse, he now oversees an impressive research program at the U of A.



TITLE: Sophie Czetwertynski, PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
SUBJECT: #75 Bear Study Update
SYNOPSIS: As a PhD student of Dr. Mark Boyce, ACA Research Chair in Fisheries and Wildlife at the U of A, Sophie Czetwertynski is studying the impact of industrial development and the access that gives to hunters on black bears. Her study areas cover the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range where no hunting is allowed and other areas in northeastern Alberta where hunting is allowed. One of her research jobs involves opening up the dens of sleeping bears.