Assess the impacts of pedagogical narration on teachers practice and curriculum making

The goal of this research is to assess the impacts of a teaching methodology known as pedagogical narration on teachers’ practices. The research study aims to introduce teachers to the Early Learning Framework and to mentor teachers in using pedagogical narration.

Generation of integration-free, high-quality iPS cell lines from a non-invasive, accessible tissue source, the plucked hair follicle

In theory, hair cells will be reverted back into stem cells and then pushed towards pancreatic progenitor cells to create pancreatic organoids. The goal of the project is to pluck hair follicles from individuals across Canada, cryogenically preserve them and use those follicles towards reprogramming. We want to determine whether or not we can create high quality iPS cell lines using a tissue source which can be obtained anywhere in the world, without a painful procedure. If successful, this would mitigate the burden of cell collection with respect to autologous iPS- based therapies.

Scale of the Universal Access Needs Around Central Bank Digital Currency

Online banking and cashless payment options are seemingly everywhere but remain difficult or inaccessible to many Canadians. Much is already known for how to make these systems work better for a broader range of citizens, but this know-how is spread across many documents and reports, limiting its ability to guide the design of new systems. This research bringing together statistics and findings from the state of the art.

Implementing a Zinnia TV program for people with dementia in hospitals and long term care homes

This project work with stakeholders, residents, family members, and care staff, in an older adult hospital unit and a long-term care home to analyze use of smart TV catered for peoples with dementia (Zinnia TV). Zinnia TV is a TV program that TV program provides video experiences that offer joy and engagement for people with dementia (e.g., handwashing, eating, and holiday celebration). Research will be conducted over 2 years. We will include a diverse group with various sex and gender, age range, ethnic and racial backgrounds, etc.

National Data Benchmarking – Smart Energy

Canadian energy systems lack an industry specific set of standards to support the development of policy options and plans for clean energy transition and decarbonization of electric power systems. These include inter-organization standards for data, information, insights and metrics on electricity regulatory systems, utility operational capabilities, technology architecture and human resources.

Creating A Network Model of Potential Risks in Equity Crowdfunding

Small businesses and start-ups typically have difficulties with finance at their businesses early stages. To solve this matter, Equity Crowdfunding (EC) has been used as a helpful method to raise funds from people (crowd) in the recent decade. People help a new business in terms of the fund; instead, the company provides its share. But there are many potential risks that are unclear for people interested in investing. This research wants to provide a network model of potential risks to give investors a better understanding of risks and their interrelationship.

How do we measure emotional intelligence in remote team contexts? A pilot study

There is an ongoing need to develop more effective ways of measuring emotional intelligence
development. While much attention has focused on the limitations of remote teams technologies, these
offer rich sources of data which may be used to create new measures, and subsequently identify better
ways of training such important skills. In this project, we will conduct surveys of business teams as
they undergo remote emotional intelligence training programs, and will collect natural language and
usability data through the digital platform.

Evaluation of the Group Living Compatibility Assessment Tool (GCAT)

For the past two years, Kerry’s Place Autism Services has been developing a tool to measure compatibility between housemates on the autism spectrum in a group living setting. The Group Living Compatibility Assessment Tool (GCAT) is to be used as a guide to identify whether or not two persons are likely to cohabitate safely.

Simulation and Design of Next Generation Single Photon Sensors

Photons are particles of light. While countless numbers are emitted from a light source to illuminate a room, sensitive electronics can detect light down to the level of a single photon. These electronic devices, known as single photon avalanche diodes (SPADs), use a process that triggers an avalanche of electrical charges, which can be measured as an electrical current. SPADs have applications in next generation camera systems, autonomous vehicles, and even quantum information processing.

Effective Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Demographics in Nova Scotia’s Automotive Sector

Currently in Nova Scotia there is under-representation of diverse individuals employed in the automotive sector and a growing job vacancy rate. The Nova Scotia Automotive Sector Council seeks to understand the current employment and recruitment rates, barriers and opportunities for improvement in collaboration with our partner organizations from under-presented groups.