Development of a Methane Flux Sensor

This project supports development of a laser-based sensor capable of accurately measuring methane releases from oil and gas wells, an important source of greenhouse gas emissions. This sensor will lead to a more accurate understanding of greenhouse gas emissions and enable mitigation actions in the upstream oil and gas industry. This is a critical step in developing effective climate change policy which affects all Canadians. By supporting this project, INO wants to ensure the technological and commercial viability of this important new sensor.

Development of AI-enabled Tools for Advanced Clinical PET/CT Imaging of Cancer Patients

Over 200,000 new cancer cases are diagnosed in Canada each year. With imaging using an appropriate modality, many types of cancer that manifest as solid tumors can be detected, treated or managed effectively. Positron emission tomography (PET) combined with computed tomography (CT) is the primary imaging modality in a range of cancer types. Scientific studies have determined that measuring the size, shape, and texture of tumors from PET/CT images can help identify patients at high risk of early cancer recurrence, or for whom the standard treatment may fail.

Capturing change: Understanding the physical and psychosocial impacts of adaptive bikes

Biking is a common physical activity enjoyed by children and adults around the world. Children with disabilities may not be able to use a standard bike but can participate using bikes that are customized based on their individual needs. There is some indication that adaptive biking has physical and psychosocial benefits. However, there is a need to examine these benefits using a systematic measurement approach. In this study we will partner with Freedom Concepts Inc.

The Short- and Long-Term Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Ontario Manufacturers, Manufacturing Employees, and Supply Chains

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on Canada’s economy. More specifically, it has:
1) exposed deficiencies in supply chains, causing manufacturers to pivot production in order to improve the supply of essential goods (e.g.

Designing and Evaluating Information Visualization Techniques to Increase Privacy Policy Comprehension in Multi-Device Environments

As Canadians use an increasingly wide variety of applications and digital devices for personal and business use, it becomes difficult to understand, remain up to date, and decide which data they should share with an application or on a website. Most often, users are unaware of what information a website or application uses, how or when their data will be shared, and who it will be shared with.

Work, Family, Life of Police Offices and Their Families During and After a Pandemic – Examination of an Extreme Case

The COVID-19 pandemic is an on-going health crisis which is having a dramatic impact on how people in Canada and around the world live their lives. In response to the rapid spread of the virus, provincial and federal governments have enacted a number of ‘physical distancing’ measures, including closures of publicly-funded schools and all non-essential businesses. This has resulted in unprecedent work/life situations for thousands of Canadians. Police, as an essential frontline service, face particular challenges during this pandemic.

How do people labelled with intellectual disabilities experiencing care in the developmental services sector define person-centered care?

The purpose of this project is to understand what person-centered planning and care means to people labelled with intellectual disabilities experiencing care in the developmental services sector. If we are able to question labels of intellectual disability, celebrate body-mind difference; desire disability, neurodivergence, and disabled/neurodiverse futures, how will the western industrial complex of care exist (or cease to exist)? What can replace it?

Expecting the Unexpected: Disaster Vulnerability and Evacuation Planning

While naturals disasters and extreme weather events continue to increase in both frequency and severity due to climate change, communities around the world continue to suffer major social, environmental and economic losses. However, rural communities in particular are struggling to develop adequate adaptation plans and perform risk reduction actions due to limited human and financial resources.

A Multi-Case Study to Advancing Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Performance Management Strategies

The role of accountants, especially in today’s fast changing data-driven world, is continually evolving. Responding to the technological advancements as well as to the increasing amounts and complexity of data available, accountants need to develop skills that go beyond their traditional training. Businesses and their accounting departments need to be able to not only collect information through billing, reporting, and operations, but also need to be able to evaluate and analyze the information received from internal and external sources.

Understanding the Operational, Human, and Policy Implications for a Roadmap to Canada’s Next Generation 9-1-1 Services

The project will create a research-based strategic plan and roadmap that describes when and how to best introduce NG-911 services in British Columbia. The research needs to consider the unique BC context including review of current legislation, our emergency response structures and practices, current technologies, societal expectations and political norms. The work also needs to consider global trends and developments in emergency communications from industry, government and emergency response agency perspectives and identify the implications in BC.