Going On-line with Cognitive Rehabilitation: Testing and Implementing Web-based Goal Management Training at Clinical and Commercial Levels - Year two

Goal Management Training® (GMT) is a Baycrest cognitive intervention that has been studied extensively, applied clinically, and manualized into kits for clinicians that have been commercially available since 2012. GMT targets executive functions, a collection of higher-level abilities involved in planning, organization, strategy, and inhibition. Executive impairment can be seen in normal aging as well as in numerous neurological conditions, including dementia and traumatic brain injury (TBI). GMT is the gold-standard treatment for executive impairment worldwide.

Back to Basics: A Sustainable Response to COVID-19

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments and communities revisit the conceptions of sustainability and resilience. While many of the businesses in the retail, food services, and tourism and hospitality sectors experienced a drastic drop in sales during the COVID-19 pandemic, online shopping and delivery sectors are dealing with a dramatic increase in sales and orders. Demand of local and sustainable goods are increasing as the disruption of the supply chain has impacted the accessibility and affordability of goods.

Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic: Identifying and analyzing inter-systemic cascades

This project aims to improve our understanding of the impacts of COVID-19 and its related impact on economic, food, and energy systems. While conventional attempts to understand these trends and help decision makers prepare for possible shocks tend to fixate on individual systems, this project investigates the complex interactions between these systems and the possibility of “inter-systemic cascades” where a shock in one system triggers cascading effects across others.

Rural community pandemic research response at the Applied Research and Innovation Center – Selkirk College

This proposed rural community pandemic research response at the Applied Research and Innovation Center (ARIC) aims to collectively address and support rural issues related to the pandemic through research. The main themes support sustainable economic development and diversification, community resiliency, and sustainable community indicators for development and prosperity.

Novel Perovskite Nanoparticle Water Quality Sensor

The proposed research aims to manufacture smart water sensors for real-time monitoring of Canadian watersheds’ quality. The need for clean water is constant for communities across Canada. With growing concerns related to organic pollutants entering the water supply, the treatment of drinking water and water systems, and their health effects a need has been sown. The requirement for rapid, high accuracy and low cost water quality sensors is as prevalent now as at any point in the past.

Wise Practices in Indigenous Entrepreneurship Education

In partnership with Tribal Resource Investment Corporation (TRICORP), the University of Victoria (UVic) Gustavson School of Business co-created and designed the Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACE) program. The ACE program provides entrepreneurial training, mentorship and coaching for members of First Nations communities, governments and financial institutions in their home communities.

Youth Employment & Education and the COVID-19 Impact

The proposed project consists of a literature review and jurisdictional scan. We are seeking to understand the past and current literature on youth economic engagement, labour market engagement, post-secondary and training strategies and research, social wellbeing, and specific vulnerabilities for youth when engaging in the labour market.

The design and implementation of a gamified eHealth movement and mindfulness solution for school-aged children

The online delivery of primary school curriculums may work well for subjects like math and science, but not so well for physical education. Now more than ever, it is crucial that we ensure that children continue to benefit from the countless positive mental and physical health outcomes associated with regular involvement in physical activity.

Extraction of alternative biomarkers from a functional description of homeostasis

Type II diabetes affects around 9% of the North-American population. While it may be reversed by a change of life style and diet, it can cause irrepairable damage if left untreated. Tests that involve taking multiple blood samples are usually administered to find out if a subject has, or is at risk of developing, type II diabetes. We will develop an alternative test that relies on data from a wearable patch that estimates the blood sugar level continuously as the subjects go about their daily business.

Biomarkers of susceptibility for COVID-19 in wastewater for the purpose of epidemic forecastin

This project proposes for Ontario a transformative approach for identification and surveillance of COVID-19 and prediction of COVID-19 outbreaks based on wastewater-based community-testing epidemiology. WE will identify and measure SARS-CoV-2 RNA and molecular biomarkers of health excreted by populations and use modelling to predict the special-temporal occurrence of emerging outbreaks in sewage wastewaters.