La rémunération des dirigeants : un enjeu de gouvernance et de société

La rémunération des dirigeants d’entreprise constitue un enjeu de gouvernance de premier plan. Ainsi, la plupart des conseils d’administration nord-américains sont dotés d’un comité de rémunération. L’ampleur des sommes en jeu ainsi que l’influence potentielle des incitatifs mis en place sur les décisions des dirigeants sous-tendent ces préoccupations. Toutefois, la rémunération des dirigeants est également un enjeu de société.

Le bien-être des jeunes autochtones par les arts et la culture

Une approche, qui gagne de plus en plus de terrain, à l’égard de ces enjeux consiste à offrir des activités participatives de nature artistique et culturelle qui sont conçues par et pour les membres des collectivités autochtones. En créant des outils pour raconter des histoires et faire connaître la culture, les chercheurs et les membres des collectivités travaillent ensemble pour permettre aux jeunes autochtones d’explorer leurs capacités créatives et d’imaginer des possibilités pour un avenir meilleur.

Une doctorante fait équipe avec une jeune entreprise de jeux vidéo pour enfants pour faire connaître des enjeux sociaux

De nombreux Montréalais qui œuvrent dans de jeunes entreprises en plein essor de la ville connaissent l’importance des « 5 à 7 », ces lieux de rencontre où l’on peut créer des réseaux avec d’autres entrepreneurs et des gens d’affaires après les heures de travail. Mais pour Renée Jackson, doctorante en éducation à l’Université Concordia, c’est lors d’une occasion de ce genre qu’elle a fait une rencontre fortuite qui a ouvert de nouvelles voies à ses travaux de recherche et établi un partenariat à long terme avec un allié inusité.

Mettre la recherche des cycles supérieurs en pratique

Heureusement, avec l’aide de Mitacs – un organisme sans but lucratif national qui élabore et offre des programmes de recherche et de formation pour les universitaires canadiens – les étudiants de Concordia ont l’occasion de le faire.

Control of a Self-Organizing Network of Quadrotor Vehicles Interacting with Real-Time Acoustic Signals

Networks are pervasive in our world. From migrating birds flying in formation, to social groups, wireless networks, world-wide web, the examples are endless. Migrating birds, such as the Canada goose, are a good example of a network between agents where information is communicated based on real-time musical (acoustic) signals. Inspired by this example, the research problem being addressed in this proposal is the real-time autonomous response of a network of quadrotors to acoustic inputs in a choreographic performance.

Automated optimization of robotic tasks and transitions using graph-based approaches

In recent years, machining with robots has become a trend in the manufacturing industry. The concept offers an economical solution for medium to low accuracy machining applications. However, due to the complexity of the robot kinematics, planning for these paths is challenging. Jabez Technologies has developed a semi-graphical approach that can program large robot-paths. This approach has been very well received by the industry and has proven to be extremely robust in practice. However, this approach is semi-automatic and cannot work without user input.

The Effects of Active Road Signs on Road Safety and Driving Behavior

This project seeks to evaluate the benefits of deploying active road signs on road safety and driving behavior. Different types of iluminated and traffic responsive traffic signs will be considered, under urban and rural setting. Two case studies will be analyzed for this purpose. The company expects to identify demonstrate that their products are beneficial to improve road safety. This represents an initial stage of the larger project. Eventually, the industrial partner seeks to develop a global framework for deployment of active traffic signs based on several factors (e.g.

The relationship between low back pain, pain related fear, and the quality of movement in low back pain patients

This study proposes to evaluate the quality of movement in patients with low back pain using a novel device. We are going to measure and compare the movement of people with back pain to that of healthy people. In addition, we plan on correlating the psychological factors associated with low back pain to tissue pathology. Many previous studies have used self-report measures of movement, and now we will determine whether our method of measuring movement correlates with these self-reports.

Energy Efficient Integrated Design of Flight Management Systems and Autopilots with Terrain Avoidance Capabilities

The amount of emissions to the atmosphere is currently an important environmental concern as policy makers and Heads of State are starting to demonstrate a strong interest in energy efficient transportation, in particular energy efficient aircraft. However, current autopilot technology will often not take into account the energy used to perform a given maneuver which can lead to potentially larger fuel consumption and larger atmospheric emissions than what is strictly necessary. The task of energy optimization is typically left to a flight management system (FMS).

Development of design algorithms for WDM network modernization

The rapid technological evolution of telecommunication networks demands service providers to regularly update their technology, with the aim of remaining competitive in the marketplace. However, upgrading the technology in a network is not a trivial task. When modernizing a network, the existing infrastructure and network components need to be taken into account. The design exercise must not only take into consideration the overall desired functionality and capacity but also the existing network properties.

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