Placentia Bay Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Project

The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University is partnering with Grieg Seafood Newfoundland to provide 9 internships to students from the Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture graduating class of 2021. The proposed project seeks to provide HQPs to assist Grieg in optimizing the novel equipment and systems that will be installed in their land-based hatchery as well as their marine sea cage sites.

The use of aquatic therapy to manage musculoskeletal pain in Canadian military veterans

The proposed research project has two aims: 1) to understand the experiences of Canadian Military Veterans with lower extremity pain when participating in aquatic therapy; 2) To determine the effectiveness of aquatic therapy versus land-based therapy on Canadian military veterans with chronic lower-extremity pain.

Development and Testing of an Augmented Reality First Aid Training Program

The objective of this project is to develop and test a first aid training program using Augmented Reality (AR), a technology that superimposes computer-generated animations on a user’s view of the real world, in the context of lifesaving education. Education is an industry that is currently being transformed using the latest technologies. In the advancing healthcare industry, the uses of such technologies as AR, medical animation, online learning, and simulation are quickly becoming the standard for delivering accessible, interactive, and high-quality training. PULSE Lifesaving Inc.

Characterizing the Neural Network Method of Solving Differential Equations on Low-Dimensional Parametrized Problems from Biophysics

The neural network method (NNM) is a relatively new way of solving mathematical problems called partial differential equations (PDEs). PDEs are used as mathematical models for a wide range of phenomena in science, engineering, finance, and elsewhere. Recently, the NNM is receiving attention because several studies have shown that it can solve certain PDE problems that are impossible to solve using most traditional methods.

Architecture of Opportunity with 3D Printing Technology

Large scale 3D printing is a promising and fast developing technology. The main advantages being the speed of execution, less labour needs, material efficiency, and design freedom. This project aims to identify the opportunities that exist in utilizing this technology for building structures with an emphasis on finding opportunities for solving current housing needs and affordability issues. Alterativ Design Lab (the partner organization) intends to create a solution for the housing affordability crisis in Canada and beyond using 3D printing technology.

Smart disinfection in a nosocomial setting: Requirements capture and operation design.

In hospitals, surface disinfection is critical in reducing the spread of disease and the risk of nosocomial infection. In research institutions, where disinfection practices are less rigorous, fomite control is critical in keeping students, faculty and staff safe. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVC) is an effective disinfection technology that is widely used in hospitals but relies on manual operators.

Visualizing how Physiology affects Tactile Audio

Wearables are starting to include advanced haptic technology, touch feedback like vibrations, to help people create and listen to music, experience virtual reality (VR) environments, and improve accessibility for people who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing. Designing haptic feedback takes advanced knowledge about physiology and neuroscience that engineers and designers may not have access to.

Biaxial technology for ultrasound therapeutic devices in preclinical research for brain disorders

Focused ultrasound (FUS) is a clinical approach that aim at non-invasive treatment of brain disorders. There are however technical barriers for its adoption, in particular for clinical applications that require selective stimulation of brain areas for therapy. This is particularly critical when validating these applications preclinically, where the size of the effect should compatible with small animals. Our group recently patented a method for better focusing the effect of ultrasound transducers.

Application and optimization of molecular methods as an early predictor of cannabinoid content through the growing process of select cannabis cultivars in an industrial starter plant production

This project will allow Apollogreen and Loyalist College’s Applied Research Centre (ARC) to establish expertise based on a new analytical approach of cannabinoids at an early growth stage, allowing them to analyse and select cultivars to be commercially grown based on the sought after components for specific applications of licenced producers. This analytical process uses the leaves of vegetative cannabis plants instead of the common method of using mature flowers.

Evaluation of terminal complement cascade inhibitors using in vitro and in vivo models of age-related macular degeneration and in Alzheimer’s Disease

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness that is estimated to affect over 6 million people globally. There are currently no approved treatments for dry AMD, the most common form of the disease. Various lines of inquiry suggest that dysregulation of a part of the innate immune system called complement plays a key role in the progression of AMD. This research project aims to (a) further explore the underlying causes of the disease, and (b) evaluate potential treatments in pre-clinical studies.