A case-based approach to integrating the “fail fast” philosophy into business planning

This goal of this project is to develop a business plan for a searchable and interactive neighbourhood website that aggregates information obtained by journalists and other sources. Theoretically, the grad student researcher will explore how to incorporate the philosophy of “failing fast” into the confines of a traditional business plan. To do this, specific case studies will be chosen for analysis.

Feasibility of a long-line flax fiber processing facility for Saskatchewan


This study will develop a business model for long-line flax production in Saskatchewan.The business model under investigation will necessarily rely on European technology. A scutching facility in Saskatchewan would probably consist of an imported scutching line from Van Dommele Engineering in Belgium, or equivalent. Seeding and harvesting equipment, such as Noudet Gougis seeders and Dehondt pullers, turners, and balers, will also be imported.

2012 Technology Industry labour study

The project is about analyzing the Technology Industry in British Columbia. The study helps predict the British Columbia (BC) technology labour market through quantitative and qualitative analysis of answered questionnaires from technology companies in BC. A report summarizing the findings will be submitted to Cindy Pearson, COO of BCTIA by the end of December. In January, BCTIA will share the report with all technology companies in the BC region.

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.