Upcycling of Winemaking Waste By-Products into Sustainable Cosmetic Product Formulas

Cheekbone Beauty Inc. is an Indigenous Canadian-owned beauty company with a mission to transform the lives of all its
consumers through sustainable products and business innovation. The proposed project involves repurposing wine-making
waste (grape pomace) from local Niagara Region wineries into high-value added ingredients with anti-aging, anti-pollution, and sun protection properties, for cosmetic applications.

Motion and Attenuation Correction for PET/MRI

During a medical imaging exam, patient motion such as breathing, cardiac motion, and random adjustments of the head or body can affect the accuracy of the acquired images. Positron emission tomography (PET) is a powerful medical imaging technology that can detect minute amounts of an injected probe targeting specific tissue processes and diseases. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can acquire anatomical and functional images of the body, including information about patient motion.

HTTP/2 anomaly detection in 5G service-based architecture

The Fifth Generation (5G) mobile networks is currently being deployed by telecommunication operators and is designed to provide multiple services with new and variable quality of service requirements. 5G networks design is based on the communications between different network functions using the HTTP/2 protocol. HTTP/2 protocol has multiple vulnerabilities that can be exploited to launch attacks on the 5G network.

Disinfection efficacy of Far-UVC light in a healthcare facility

UV light is known for its antimicrobial properties. In this project, we expect to use a proprietary lamp which will provide a specific light that will target bacterial, fungal and viral strains commonly found in health care facilities. Results of the project will have a direct impact in the sterilization of areas with a high traffic of health care providers. The company mission is to design, test, and manufacture customizable UVX light. The project is also relevant to COVID-19, as one of the strains used in the panel of pathogens is considered a replacement of the COVID-19 virus.

Estimating free-roaming cat abundance in the Okanagan Valley and the potential impacts of cats on birds and bats

Domestic cats are a common companion animal in Canada and although it is often recommended that cat owners keep their cats inside many owners allow their cats outside. Unfortunately, when cats are outside they may kill wild animals. The Okanagan Valley region of British Columbia, Canada, is a unique seasonal desert ecosystem that features numerous bird and bat species at risk, both federally and provincially.

Factors Affecting Nursing Retention in Rural Canada: Managing nursing shortages in Rural Alberta

In this research, we will be identifying the factors that affect retention of nurses in the rural areas, and particularly we will be exploring how such factors including the organizational culture, and the academic preparation of the nurses affect the retention of nurses in the rural areas. It is the objective of this research to explore identify the strategies that have been utilized or are currently being utilized by organizations to deal with this retention challenge. Finally, we will be exploring any new strategies that may be utilized to deal with the retention of nurses in rural areas.

Beyond Cadaver Lab: Virtual reality as a tool for aerodigestive tract anatomy and physiology instruction

The human body is a highly complicated set of structures, which are connected and move in very complex ways. Understanding the how our body is connected and moves during different daily tasks is challenging for most people; particularly for tasks that are often taking for granted, like eating and drinking. This project will develop and test a virtual reality environment that will help students learn about the structures of the head and neck specifically those that are used for eating and drinking (swallowing).

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds - Gender Transformative Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Program Implementation in Fragile and Conflict-affected contexts

The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) has historically been at the forefront supporting local level programming in international humanitarian contexts. The HiE provides both technical and operational support to CRC field experts who are responsible for on-the-ground programming, and advocacy on behalf of local communities, bringing their voices to the CRC when setting its global health agenda. The “Health Bodies, Healthy Minds” project is an active 3-year CRC initiative to increase equal opportunity for girls to attend school in South Sudan.

Marine Way

This internship will contribute to the market research and go-to-market strategy development of the Marine Way app, a citizen science mapping mobile application that will help combat the global ghost gear problem. The resultant outcome of the internship is expected to contribute to the establishment of a company and the future publication of the mobile app, which will fit well with the partner organization’s constant strive to encourage technological advancements in Canada.

Moses Filter: Solution for Reducing Debris and Pollutants Entering our Sewage System and Oceans

According to the City of Lethbridge (2021), any water that enters the storm drains flows directly from streets into local marine bodies. However, this includes littered waste from our streets. Current storm drains do not prevent many pollutants from entering the ocean and our water system. As a result, almost 100% of waste that comes into our storm drains ends up in our oceans, causing our marine ecosystem to be polluted. Due to a large amount of plastic debris and other pollutants in the ocean, we face significant health, environmental, and economic challenges.