The Black Equity in Alberta Rainforest (The B.E.A.R)

Anti-Black racism presents a major barrier in the social participation of African Caribbean Black (ACB) Canadians in civic leadership, arts and culture, and employment, as well as barriers to justice as negative relationships are created between communities and criminal justice systems. Resulting barriers and negative relationships are structural drivers of health inequity. In response, the Black Equity in Alberta Rainforest (B.E.A.R) is being developed as a vast network of key stakeholders to understand root causes of ACB related health inequity.

Mapping DeFi projects of Ethereum blockchain

Decentralized finance (DeFi) is a nascent field that recently gained a lot of media attention. DeFi refers to financial service applications that are operated on blockchain technologies such as Ethereum. Such financial service applications include lending and borrowing, leveraged trading, asset management, insurance, and many new products and services that come out every day. These applications are currently active, and more than $10 billion has been circulating in the DeFi ecosystem. Thus the market for DeFi is real.

Validation and application of porous polymeric sorbents in sample preparation and analysis

This project aims to validate and explore the application of tailored polymeric materials developed in the department of chemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) for chemical analysis. The main application of such material is in the sample preparation and reducing the workload in laboratories. The materials will be used to treat the various samples such as water (i.e., drinking, river, and sea water) food, and biological samples.

Software Engineering Framework for Users in Indigenous Communities

Technology is not neutral. Look at the keyboard it assumes right handedness. For example, the number pad and arrow keys are on the right. Similarly, the inherent biases of software computer programs are at best foreign entities and at worst tools of colonization when introduced to Indigenous communities.

Evaluation and validation of end users’ perception, attitude and behaviour toward iAccompany online healthcare services

Scheduling multiple health appointments is a complex task for older adults who may have cognitive decline or in some cases general weakness or apathy. One of the way to support their caregiver is a to provide an app as a digital tool that allows the adult children of aging adults and the nurses to collaborate via the platform to ensure the older adults are taken care of by all the healthcare providers. iAccompany is a Canadian company offering a platform which development is in the initial implementation phase.

Traditional Land Use Mapping and Environmental Assessment with Maawandoon

This research will assist First Nation members to monitor First Nations territories, lands and waterways and document Indigenous knowledge systems (IKS). To document cultural aspects of land use and assess the environment through video, maps and workshop teachings. In the process, Elders and Knowledge keepers will honour their cultural traditions of transferring and sharing knowledge to the next generation of leaders and land stewards.

Ontario’s Digital Research Infrastructure Needs Assessment And Capacity Building

Researchers in Ontario use various digital tools, technologies, and services to help with their work. This includes software, hardware, and people with technical expertise. Compute Ontario helps ensure that researchers have access to the digital resources and services that they need to complete their research. The demand for these resources is growing in Canada, and it is important that researchers in Ontario have the tools they need to complete their studies and assist in discovery.

Exploration of neuronal hyperexcitability in human spinal cord tissue models of pathological pain

Chronic pain is a devastating disease that lacks safe and effective treatments. Development of new pain therapeutics depends on understanding the spinal circuitry underlying chronic pain, but most previous studies focus on this circuitry in male rodents. Our previous work has developed tools for studying the spinal cord pain system using human organ donor tissue to address the translation gap in pain research. Here, we will expand on our human tissue models to study the spinal cord circuitry that underlies chronic pain using cutting-edge technology.

Earth Diver: Digital Land-based Worlding

This project pilots “Earth Diver” an online digital ‘land-based’ creation, curation, and exhibition site in the virtual world platform Second Life. The project re-imagines the digital gallery space as a virtual expression of Indigenous pedagogies, land relations, and sovereignty.

The utility of ergonomic monitoring on affecting health behavior in the workplace

Smartpods, located in Dieppe, New Brunswick, have developed a new product “the Pulse Quest”. The Pulse Quest is a digital monitoring technology that transforms an ordinary electric adjustable desk into a “smart” desk. Not only does the Pulse Quest automate the movement of the sit stand desk, it simultaneously collects data on a battery of employee health measures. This project would bring together the research expertise from Dr. Cardoso’s Laboratoire de Performance Occupationnel (LPO) (l’Université de Moncton), Dr.