Analyzing Gaps in Diversity Practices at The Scarborough Hospital using the Diversity Institute’s Diversity Audit Tool

This project is a systemic review and assessment of diversity strategies currently in place at The Scarborough Hospital using the Diversity Institute’s Diversity Audit Tool (DAT). The DAT was developed based on research into leading practices and offers a lens through which diversity strategies can be analyzed; this will be the first time that it is applied to an organization within the healthcare sector.

Diversity Snapshot of Hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area

This project will provide a snapshot of diversity in hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). There are a number of culturally diverse groups (e.g., visible minorities, women) who face barriers to accessing healthcare services in Ontario as well as preventing their full workforce participation.

International Sales and Service Assessment Model for the C-130 Aircraft

Cascade Aerospace has developed an industry leading competency around the C-130 military transport aircraft through their relationship with the Canadian Air Force. They would like to market these service support skills, modification competencies, and refurbished aircraft to foreign militaries. Cascade does not currently possess a working plan or model to accomplish the difficult task of determining who their potential customers will be.

Technical-economic cost modeling for scaled production of printable, organic solar cells

Traditional silicon-based solar cells are harmful to the environment and costly to manufacture. Polymer-based (organic) solar cells on the other hand are thinner and more flexible electronic devices that are economically sustainable and have high cost saving potential due to the printable nature of their manufacturing process. This project involves cost estimation and analysis of different processing steps that the partnering company may pursue for low to medium volume manufacture of its organic solar cells.

Supporting Role and Request Conceptual Modeling with Ontology- Based Reasoning

This project involves creating a comprehensive method for developing and maintaining a Meta-model for the representation of Role and Request Modeling (R2M) constructs based on the notion of ontologies. R2M provides clear definitions and semantics for the constructs of conceptual models as well as a set of rules for guiding the modeling process. Currently, there are some challenges in evolving and maintaining R2M such as ensuring the consistency of any new rule with the set of existing rules and ensuring that a model conforms all R2M rules.

Network Analysis of the Ontario Technology StartUp Innovation Ecosystem

This research is primarily a network analysis with an emphasis on determining geographic and business activity concentrations of connections of the Ontario Technology Start-Up Innovation Ecosystem. It will use cross-border and local investment transaction histories and any available network information (via LinkedIn, C100, Digital Puck, etc.) to create the core social graph. This data may be augmented with a targeted survey or network mapping experiment (i.e. please invite the most important person that you are connected to complete this survey). 

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