Risk Analysis of Affordable Housing Mortgage Models

Habitat for Humanity (H4H) Halton-Mississauga (HM) provides affordable housing to families in the Halton-Mississauga region. This research project examines the viability - from a financial, organizational risk and family impact point of view - of different mortgage models.

Scaling up Land2Lab:Intergenerational community action research promoting Traditional Mi’kmaw Foodways

The land and its foods are extremely important for the health of Indigenous communities. Throughout Canadian history, however, factors have limited Indigenous people’s ability to be able to go out on the land and harvest their foods according to Traditional ways. To combat this today, Elders have been sharing their knowledge about the land with youth to support the continued health of their communities. COVID-19 has made this increasingly difficult, however, as the health of Elders is of outmost importance and social gatherings have been limited as a result of this.

Indigenous Front Line Workers: Mapping Future Directions in the Resolution Health Support Workers and Non-Insured Health Benefits Navigator Programs in Atlantic Canada

The Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission have transformed healing, health and wellbeing services for Indigenous peoples who attended residential and their descendants.

Walking With Elders: Resistance and Development in Winnipeg’s Inner City 1960-2000

This is the second phase of a oral history project. Interns will assist in coding and analyzing over 100 hours of recorded interviews (transcribed) with more than 30 Indigenous Elder activists. In addition, they will conduct and record additional interviews in areas where knowledge gaps have been determined. They will work with project team to begin produce thematic digital materials for education purposes. The partner organization will benefit from having additional support to complete this research project that has been several years in the making.

Bid, Evaluate, Award (BEA) Cycle Analysis & Visualization

Measuring and assessing EPC project performance is an integral part of the management’s control function. EPC companies generate a lot of unstructured data. Visualization techniques have the potential to cope with such large datasets as are generated in EPC companies, by presenting subsets of these datasets in forms that provide useful insights for management teams. The project aims to use top-down approaches for the design and development of a data visualization environment for Supply Chain (SC).

Vital Sign Monitoring for Overdose Detection and Emergency Notification

This research looks to develop a wearable device that is capable of monitoring users’ vital signs to detect an opioid overdose and send an emergency notification to emergency services for intervention. The vital sign monitoring will be carried out by a pulse oximeter, and will focus on the blood oxygen saturation, heart rate, respiratory rate, and heart rate variation of users to determine when an overdose has occurred.

Digital interventions to improve social connectedness and mental wellbeing of vulnerable older adults during COVID-19 and beyond

This project aims to 1) identify and understand the unique social and psychological burdens that vulnerable older adults face during the pandemic, 2) explore and identify successful and unsuccessful digital interventions that has been done at the West End Seniors Network (WESN) to help raise social connectedness, and 3) develop strategies and design future interventions to improve the mental wellbeing of the diverse senior population in Vancouver. The intern will conduct semi-structured interviews and focus groups with seniors in the community in order to accomplish the project goals.

Technology Innovations to Improve Patient Outcomes After Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in severe paralysis, for which there are no effective treatments. Advanced technologies, however, can play an important role in assisting in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of SCI patients who suffer many impairments beyond the loss of voluntary muscle control. In this proposal, we will develop and apply innovative technologies for SCI. We will develop a novel biosensor for the injured cord to inform doctors how to best support its healing in the early stages of injury.

Toward the development of a framework for research collaboration between public libraries and universities

Public libraries and universities can benefit greatly by partnering to conduct research. To ensure the sustainability and impact of these partnerships, they need to be grounded in an awareness of each organizations’ research needs, goals, resources, and strengths. This project will produce a framework that guides public libraries in identifying research needs, strategically selecting university partners, and developing research plans that address each organizations’ roles and responsibilities.

Wije’winen - Envisioning the New Mi’kmaw Friendship Centre through Participatory City and Principles of Reconciliation

The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre (MNFC) in Kjipuktuk / Halifax, Nova Scotia is building a new centre and is designing the space to provide programming and services that will substantiate reconciliation for urban Indigenous communities. In order to engage the diverse populations residing in the North End neighbourhoods of Kjipuktuk / Halifax, the MNFC is undertaking ground breaking community engagement activities utilizing the Participartory City platform to ensure the new centre is mafde by everyone for everyone.