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The Signature Project is a two-credit course completed independently by students in the Executive Masters of Business Administration program. Each project is approved and supervised by a faculty advisor(s).

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The present study was conducted to examine employee perceptions of and recommendations for improving employee engagement in the workplace. Using one-on-one interviews the author set out to examine and explore how employees in one industrial location perceived employee engagement and what, in the emp...
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Tourism can provide social and economic benefits for Aboriginal people. This market research investigated the potential for Aboriginal Tourism opportunities, particularly basket weaving, on Prince Edward Island (PEI). Members (N=7,366) of the Traveller‟s Voice panel, maintained by the University o...
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Hospital foundations, established to raise funds for medical equipment for their parent hospitals or health care institutions, are being challenged by changes in governance by their parent hospitals or health care institutions. The governance model for most hospitals across Canada has changed dramat...
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As a young investor, it is essential that I take advantage of investment principles such as compounding interest rates and the time value of money. History has proven that although riskier than other forms of investments, Canadian and U.S. common shares have yielded double digit percentage returns. ...
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Mental illness has become one of the leading reasons for absenteeism in Canadian workplaces. Employers are challenged to become more aware, educated, and active about mental illness in order to assist employees with workplace accommodations. In the 2006 report by Kirby and Keon, stigma was highlight...
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The purpose of this paper is to look specifically at workgroup boards to identify their motivations and challenges, and to develop recommendations on how to address those challenges. Workgroup boards are volunteer boards that have to both govern and manage because they do not have paid executive sta...
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Mastitis is a disease of the cow’s mammary gland system which is of great concern to dairy producers. Antibiotics are the most common treatment measure for mastitis however treatment is ineffective in eighty percent of cases. Laboratory milk diagnostic analysis has been developed to better manage ...
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Since the introduction of instant messaging programs in the mid-1990s, the use of social media tools has grown exponentially. As popular social networking Web sites such as Facebook and MySpace become more prevalent, employers and employees alike, are faced with a new reality – dealing with an inc...
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Executive Summary: A literature review of the approaches to Regional Economic Development was conducted and the best approach, the "Bottom Up Approach", was identified. This approach of local decision making, community participation, and grass roots mobilization was used as the basis for the collect...
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The present signature project investigated the topic of giving feedback to engineers through a systematic literature review. This review found twenty-four articles on the topic of feedback where the subjects of focus were engineers. An interpretation approach was used to synthesize the evidence. The...