A Framework for Assessing Regulations and Initiatives with Goals and Watson Analytics

Regulations are introduced to ensure the well-being, safety, and other societal needs of citizens and organizations. Yet, regulators often have difficulties assessing the performance of their regulations, and whether regulatory initiatives actually improve compliance. This project’s main objective is to investigate the suitability of a framework combining a standardized goal modeling notation with an existing cloud-based analytics and visualization tool (IBM Watson Analytics) for assessing compliance to regulations as well as the efficiency and effectiveness of regulatory initiatives.

The importance and multi-dimensional approach of marketing strategy in the data security industry

As a customer you expect your personal and sensitive data to be kept safe in the company’s storage and to be handled confidentially. But that is exactly among others one of the biggest challenge for businesses nowadays. Therefore, they need the best partner in IT and data protection by their side. Data security and protection solutions are offered by several software companies to address the issue. But how can businesses find the best suitable solution? That is when marketing strategy of the software companies comes into play.

The Impact of Knowledge Transfer in International Business on Early Childhood Education

This research focuses on three substantive areas (1) curriculum and instruction in early childhood education, (2) international relationships and partnerships in international business and (3) business management in knowledge transfers related to the challenges and possibilities of how early childhood education engages the various national settings in the global context. This study will identify the tensions between the goals of Canadian and Chinese partners. These tensions will be explored using a specific Canadian curriculum applied to a Chinese kindergarten.

Study clay deposits within the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (Fort Nelson area) for industrial applications

The town of Fort Nelson has been hugely impacted economically with the drop in oil prices and cancellation of west-coast LNG export. Local companies and entrepreneurs are looking for other natural resources in an attempt to save the region’s economy. Mindbody Networks Inc. has access to a variety of natural clay deposits distributed within the area that hold huge economic potential. In this research project, the suitability of this clay deposit for different industrial applications will be evaluated.

An Agile monitoring tool integrating risk, safety, and digital data infrastructure management - Year two

An innovative tool is proposed to integrate agile risk, alert, team, safety, and digital data infrastructure management into a Micro Engineering Tech Inc. (METI) current structural health monitoring system (SHM), mobile mapping system (MMS), and building information modeling (BIM) that will be called Agile Monitoring Tool. Agile Monitoring Tool includes a comprehensive project management software (CPMS) package that consists of three systems as follows. First is an SHM; the structure health monitoring development was originally part of a past successful R&D project. Second is a MMS.

The Viability of Telehealth in the Healthcare Ecosystem

In this project, the intern will conduct research while implementing and assessing a pilot program. The intern will be assessing the validity and effectiveness of telehealth services from both the provider and the user perspectives. This research will be pivotal to the partner organization in that it will help form the growth and development strategy for the Cyno virtual health platform on a go forward bases. We will find out critical information regarding the specific healthcare services and their viability in the telehealth world.

Creating an integrated data management platform for food banks to address poverty

The City of Saint John has been facing the generational poverty challenge for decades. The poverty rate in this city is 19.7%, which is more than five percent higher than the average rate of the province (14.5%) and the country (14.4%) [1]. Having access to real-time data of low-income families and people suffering from poverty has also become an issue for government at the local, provincial, and national level. Food banks as one of the best sources to have access to disadvantaged individuals are substantial sources of data to understand and identify challenges of low-income families.

Exploring the drivers of innovation diffusion for Ontario hazelnuts

Hazelnuts are a new crop being explored in Ontario by Ferrero Canada with the potential to reach significant acreage (10,000 hectares). Hazelnuts currently only occupy less than 300 acres in Ontario and this project will investigate how hazelnuts can transition from a niche product to achieve major adoption in Ontario’s farming community.

Online Aboriginal Business Incubator

Online business incubation is a rapidly growing field. For many First Nations entrepreneurs who live in remote locations away from large cities, these online incubators allow access to resources that would otherwise be unavailable. While online incubators are becoming more prevalent, the majority of business incubators still operate through face-to-face methods. As such, there is a need not only for more developed online business incubators, but also online business incubators designed specifically for use by Aboriginal entrepreneurs.

Drive Continuous Innovation Growth in Canada

Many reports have indicated that with the current state of Canada’s science and technology, Canada is not globally competitive in business innovation, and the current state of growth is not sustainable. How to drive continuous innovation growth in Canada?
This proposal centers on three areas: (1) continuous innovation growth in large incumbents, (2) viable business growth from start-ups, and (3) inter-government collaboration on technology and innovation. Our research of the studies on technology and innovation in Canada has identified them as key weaknesses that need to be addressed.

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