Strategic BC Salmon Health Initiative: Inventory and Assessment of Health Risk of Microbes in BC’s Pacific Salmon

The role of infectious disease in declining productivity of wild salmon in BC is poorly understood. We will combine novel genomic technologies with traditional fish health methodologies and more broadly identify the microbe exposure of BC salmon. By doing so, we can examine their evolutionary relationships and their epidemiological distribution patterns over time and space as well as assess the pathogenic potential through histopathology, functional genomics, proteomics, and other clinical measures of condition.

A business case study of the automotive cluster around the city of Ahmedabad

In 2010, Tata’s first Nano rolled off the assembly line near Ahmedabad, India; the plant was the first automotive manufacturing facility in the area. However, within just a few years, Ford, GM and Suzuki had opened new plants close by, and the region now produces a million cars annually.

Analysis of Big Data Implementation to Enhance Soccer in Brazil

This research will explore factors contributing to the adoption rate of big data sports analytics in Brazils' soccer industry. The participating student will conduct interviews with major Brazilian soccer clubs and sport statistic companies to assess the root problems, perform secondary research to support analysis, and explore potential alternatives to enable Brazilian soccer clubs to implement big data analytic.

Comparative analysis of merger control mechanisms in Canadian and Mexican competition law

This research project conducts a comparative analysis of the provisions of Canadian and Mexican competition laws that deal with the control of mergers and acquisitions. Usually, merger control mechanisms require that a proposed transaction whose value exceeds a certain threshold be notified to the competition authorities of the country where the transaction is to take place. Cross-border mergers and acquisitions between Canadian and Mexican firms may have to be notified to both the Canadian Competition Bureau and the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission.

An examination of the determinants of certification and licensure examination methods in Canada

In Canada, the majority of the regulated occupations in Canada are controlled by provincial and territorial law and are governed by professional bodies with the authority to set entry requirements and standards of practice and to issue licenses and/or certificates of practice to qualified skilled labour (CICIC, 2006). There is an increasing demand for professionalism generates concerns on accreditation and occupational requirement. To respond to this industry trend, the current research project will examine how different regulatory agencies in Canada examine their potential members.

Exploration of Innovative Digital Consumer Research and Marketing Strategies

This project will analyze the current digital marketing strategy for an online jewelry seller. With this, a better understanding of the current competitive environment of online jewelry retailing will be developed, different customer profiles will be identified, and shopping behaviors will be identified. Finally, the research will examine the impact of online shopping experience on jewelry shopping
behavior. Based on the findings, new digital marketing and branding strategies will be recommended.

Augmented Reality (AR) Toys Computing Management

A toy is a product that is intended for use by a child in learning or play. The toy industry is comprised of establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing dolls, toys and games. Referring to the Toy Industry Association in the United States, the sales volume of toys worldwide was $78.1B in 2007, growing by 7% over five years to reach $84.1B in 2012. The world’s leading toy manufacturers include Hasbro, Mattel, JAKKS Pacific, LEGO and Namco Bandai, and their combined revenue amounted to approximately $20B in 2011.

Green supply chain management practices in small and medium-sized enterprises

Green Value Chain Management (GVCM) parading is a way to change the supply chain into a value loop for saving environmental resources and assuring a business’s long-term prospects. Nowadays this phenomenon is attracting worldwide attention, particularly in large companies. Unfortunately, much evidence suggests that Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are still struggling to implement GVCM practices and obtain the expected gains. This seems to be the reality in Canada and particularly in Quebec.

Contagion and contagions in financial markets: the application of network analysis in finance

The 2008 financial crisis highlighted the connectedness of financial institutions around the world. This networking can have important consequences, both positive and negative, for global and national financial systems.

Variation in Hospital Resource Use: Systemic Predictors and Implications on Quality and Value

Research Project Vision: To promote attention to quality, appropriateness and accountability in hospital resource use.
This vision is underpinned by the following four strategies:
1. Establish resource use variation reports specific to departments and individual providers.
2. Associate resource use with quality outcomes that measure accessible, effective, safe, efficient and appropriate care.