Vectoring toward stratabound base and critical metals in an IOGC-affiliated basin-hosted ore system

We propose an innovative approach to generate a provincial digital core repository. To achieve this, we integrate cutting-edge imaging technologies with a deep neural network to bring the best practices in imaging technologies to core digitization. We aim to streamline the process of imaging core boxes, extracting drill cores from boxes, and characterizing their mineral composition. The outcome of the project will become a world-class methodology that facilitates immediate, remote access to core imagery data and promotes the mining sector in the province.

Simulating the Use of Agriculture as a Nature-Based Carbon Capture Solution for Mitigating Climate Change

Unmitigated climate change is expected to have catastrophic impacts on our way of life, causing governments and corporations to step in to pledge to reduce our emissions. However, to prevent warming beyond 2°C above pre-industrial levels, emissions reductions will likely not be enough, so we will need to take carbon dioxide directly out of the atmosphere, such as through planting more forests or changing how we do agriculture.

Development of eco-restoration practices through a coproduction process on Indigenous traditional territories in boreal Saskatchewan

Restoration practitioners and Indigenous communities have a vested interest in understanding how to promote healthy
resilience ecosystems following anthropogenic disturbance. Working together our goal is to develop effective eco-restoration
practices on Indigenous territories through a co-production process. Reconciliation requires new ways of conducting natural
science and the rigorous application of both Indigenous knowledge and Western science is needed to support decision

Modélisation d’un scénario de descente énergétique juste pour le Québec

Face à la nécessité de décarboner et réduire l’impact environnemental de l’économie québécoise, le Front commun pour la transition énergétique (FCTÉ) développe un scénario de transition dont la ligne directrice est une réduction de moitié de la consommation en énergie. Une telle réduction de la consommation d’énergie, combinée à un mix adéquat de politiques publiques, pourrait faciliter l’atteinte des cibles climatiques que s’est donné le gouvernement du Québec.

Re-Envisioning the Landscape: Photography and Îyârhe Nakoda Resurgence

Between 1888 and 1958, several hundred government surveyors worked across the mountainous regions of what is now western Canada to create topographic maps. To do so, they used a made-in-Canada technique employing photography and a transit. Left in the wake of their map-making are more than 120,000 photographic negatives. Today these images are used to better understand changes in Canada’s mountain landscapes. Yet it must be remembered that – in mapping out a new nation – these photographs contributed to policies that discriminated against and excluded Indigenous peoples.

Development of Spatial Normalization Methods for Ventilation-Perfusion Scintigraphic Images

Ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scintigraphy has a major role to play in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). V/Q scintigraphy rather helps infer the presence of PE based on compromised perfusion of the occluded segmental and sub-segmental pulmonary arteries. Therefore, expert knowledge of the bronchopulmonary segmental anatomy on the various 2D planar projections of the lung and also in 3D for single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) acquisitions is essential.

LiDAR-based geospatial analysis of glacial landforms in the aspiring Georgian Bay UNESCO Geo Park - Year Two

Canada has been glaciated many times in the last 2.5 million years and large ice sheets many kilometres thick have profoundly affected Canadian landscapes by eroding rocks and moving sediment. Using data from modern ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland, glacial geologists have very recently recognized the imprint of fast flowing corridors of ice with ancient ice sheets called ice streams creating a new paradigm in understanding ancient continental-scale ice bodies.

Reconciling Law: Establishing Jurisdictional Clarity for IPCAs

In response to international conservation commitment, Indigenous Protected & Conserved Areas (IPCAs) have been articulated in Canada for Indigenous Peoples to reassert stewardship of their lands, cultural revival, change management and conservation approaches. IPCAs is proposed and adopted by many countries to counteract biodiversity loss.

Designing Climate and Water Smart Wetland Restoration Scenarios for Canada’s Agricultural Landscapes

The goal of the research project is to evaluate the potential of wetland restoration as a tool for improving water quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Project partner Ducks Unlimited Canada’s Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research (DUCs IWWR) has been collecting water quality and greenhouse gas data in wetlands in Ontario and the prairies, which are both regions with intensive agriculture and extensive wetland loss.

Unsettling Conservation Through Engagement with the Arts

Confronting Canada's conservation history and its influence on our collective present is the first step away from colonial conservation modes and towards models rooted in Indigenous governance, knowledge systems, and law. One model First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples are adopting is the establishment of Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCA). Knowledge mobilization is key to galvanizing public awareness and appreciation of the work of IPCAs.