Development of automated classifier and field-specific interface platform for accessing up-to-date global mobility compliance requirements

The Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) is Canada’s leading authority on employee relocation and whose goal is to provide leadership, services and assistance to members enabling them to effectively serve relocated families by addressing issues that impact workforce mobility both domestically and internationally. Building on the previous collaboration, Seneca, CERC, and the IBM Center for Advanced Studies are developing a web portal and automated classifier to provide companies with up-to-date compliance and travel information for employee relocation.

Evaluating the Winter Economy in Saskatoon

This study examines best practices for winter economic opportunities with the desired outcome of increased economic activity during the winter months. This study will employ a social impact lens to evaluate the policies and programs in place which support economic activity in winter in Saskatoon. Adopting a social impact lens allows the research team to employ a more holistic framework to analyze the policies and programs by using appropriate methods to collect qualitative and quantitative data from a broad set of relevant stakeholder groups.

Optimizing encoder configuration for real time video transcoding

An advanced video encoder (e.g., HEVC, AVC), has many encoding configuration parameters. Encoding “presets” set the values of certain codec parameters and thus facilitated configuring the encoder. The goal of this project is to develop a computationally efficient learning-based approach to make a run-time decision on the encoder’s optimal preset configuration to achieve the best quality for a given bit rate.

Geospatial and machine learning methods in traumatic brain injury prediction and prevention in Nova Scotia

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability. One area of injury prevention research is to use geographic information systems to identify at-risk neighbourhoods for targeted intervention. However, few studies have been conducted to investigate the geographical distribution of TBI in Canada. The proposed project is based on the linked trauma registry data, emergency medical service data and Canadian census data, which contains about 4500 TBI patients from year 2002-2018.

Creating Space for STEAM: Assessing and Supporting Teacher Efficacy in STEM Education

To prepare today’s youth to be successful in the future, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning has become a priority within Canadian education systems. To better meet the learning needs and requirements of 21st century educators, teacher education must continue to be resigned and updated to reflect the changing K-12 education system. This study aims to strengthen the partnership between a Canadian University and Let's Talk Science, a STEM education organization, so that STEM learning may be better integrated into teacher education.

Left in the waiting room: Evaluating a virtual intervention for siblings of children with special needs

Over 200,000 Canadian children and youth have special needs, and many of these children have at least one sibling. Siblings of children with disabilities can experience mental health, emotional, and behaviour issues, yet they often do not receive the support they need. Support programs provide opportunities for social and emotional support. SibworkS is an in-person support program for siblings of children with disabilities. SibworkS aims to improve siblings’ resilience, social networks, and family relationships.

Northern Mine Remediation research in Yukon Territory

The Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Northern Mine Remediation (NMR), hosted at Yukon University, partnered with 7 active mines and brings scientific evidence to environmental challenges the mining industry is facing is the North. Thir IRC in NMR build research projects under 3 main research trends (i) Water Treatment by Passive or Semi-Passive Technologies; (ii) Mine Waste Management and iii) Mine Revegetation.

Design for Personal Cooling Garment

The objectives of this project to analyze existing products in the proposed categories and create a better designed product by eliminating the gaps found during phases 1 & 2 of the research. Development of a new prototype and testing it in order to confirm functionality, thermal comfort and aesthetics. The final stage of this project is to analyze prototype field testing data and implement modifications and improvements. Identifying and examining gaps in garments designed for cooling purposes in different clothing categories.

Development of a pilot-scale system to demonstrate the feasibility of hydrogen production using a combined water electrolysis and wastewater treatment modular plant

This project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of a novel system for an efficient and environmentally friendly wastewater treatment plant to produce clean water and hydrogen production as a clean fuel. Hydrogen, as an important energy carrier, is a part of Canada’s energy transition towards net-zero emission and an important asset in Canada’s fight against climate change.

Immunomodulation by Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT) in mouse brain

Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT) is a minimally invasive neurosurgical procedure that uses an MRI-guided laser fiber for selective heat destruction of brain tumors. LITT is the only option for patients with inoperable brain tumors. LITT causes prolonged opening of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and blood-tumor barrier (BTB) which allows immune cells to passage from the blood into the brain and brain tumor tissues. This ability of LITT to induce a temporary leakiness of the BBB/BTB may offer new applications of LITT in immunotherapy.