Landscapes of Erasure: geographies of absence in Michoacan.

The state of Michoacan in Mexico, where most of the drug war comes from, has a long history of exploitation against indigenous people and the natural resources concentrated in the state. Michoacan's vast system of forests has been subjected to years of illegal wood trafficking, a fact very well known but little exposed, pushing the indigenous 'purepechas' to become both slaves and accomplices of those crimes. Drug trafficking clashes with civil war and indigenous resistance struggles with their right for local jurisdiction of culture and natural resources.

Multi-Axis Experimental Assessment of Prototype suspension for Heavy Commercial Vehicles

Different types of the interconnected suspension systems have been suggested, designed and demonstrated. Although the ample work has been done in the area of interconnected suspension, the work for overcoming or satisfying practical limitations and commercialization of the suspension considering all the space and size constraints is not sufficient.

Transborder Food Systems: Prospects for Regional Coordination in the Paso Del Norte

This project aims to discover how policies around food security circulate. It seeks to understand what makes certain policies attractive and other not. The relevant literature ackowledges that local territories react differently to projects, because every locality has a unique configuration of actors which influence policy outcomes. Because of the bi-national context of the regional economy of the Paso Del Norte (El Paso/Ciudad Juarez and Las Cruces), it offers opportunities to discover what factors are helping or hindering the implementation of “best practice” policies.

Compromis entre efficacité énergétique et protection aux pannes dans les « Software Defined Networks ».

Les réseaux de communications, notamment l’Internet, connaissent une importante croissance ses dernières années. Cette croissance s’accompagne d’une complexité grandissante ainsi que d’une consommation énergétique de plus en plus élevée. Les technologies actuellement déployées ne sont pas adaptées pour faciliter l’économie d’énergie sur des réseaux de grandes tailles. La technologie SDN nous offre un meilleur contrôle sur les équipements de réseaux et va nous permettre de développer des modèles pour l’économie d’énergie sur ces réseaux.

Structural, Vibrations and Aerodynamic Analysis of Composite Trailer Tail System

The proposed project is to develop a design tool box with the cooperation R&D team in Transtex Composite, research fellow and academic supervisor. The design toolbox help the engineers in design department of Transtex Composite to design the trailer tail structure based on finite element analysis to be developed by research fellow. Therefore, this package saves time and design cost for different trailers which is added value for Transtex Composites.

Routing and Spectral Assignment in Mesh Optical Networks

The project consists in the design, development and testing of algorithms that can solve the routing and wavelength assignment problem in optical networks, for data instances with up to 100 wavelengths and few hundred nodes. Indeed, for each demand between a source and destination, it consists in determining a route, and assigning it a wavelength such that no link supports 2 routes with the same wavelength.

Well-being of Indigenous youth enhanced by arts and culture activities

One approach to helping these issues that is gaining traction is participatory arts and culture activities made by and for members of Indigenous communities. By creating tools for storytelling and culture-sharing, researchers and community members are working together to empower Indigenous youth to explore their creative capacities and imagine possibilities for bright futures.

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Driven Micro Service Architecture for Value Added Video Streaming Services in Content Delivery Networks

The NSERC Strategic Network for Smart Applications on Virtual Infrastructures is a five-year partnership between Canadian industry, universities, researchers, research and education (R&E) networks, and high performance computing centres to investigate the design of future application platforms that will deliver software applications of greater capability and intelligence.

Selective Laser Melting Process Simulation of a Nickel-Based Superalloy Gas Turbine Component

Selective laser meting (SLM) is a promising additive manufacturing process that can be effectively utilized to manufacture structural components with complex geometries. Instead of removing the material, SLM adds the material selectively layer after layer using high power laser beam to form near net shape parts. Due to high cost associated with experimental development of the technology, the need for an accurate model to simulate the process is inevitable.

Doctoral student partners with children’s gaming start-up to communicate social issues

Having reached a crossroads in her PhD research, Renée was seeking opportunities to connect to the wider academic community. Encouraged by a colleague, Renée attended a cinq à sept hosted by Concordia’s Technoculture, Art, and Games (TAG) lab — an interdisciplinary centre for research in game studies and design, digital culture, and interactive art. 

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