Spectral fingerprint of soybean experiencing abiotic and biotic stress

Soybean is the fourth most planted field crop in Canada, contributing more than $5.5 billion to Canada’s gross domestic product and supporting more than 50,000 jobs. The soybean crop is susceptible to damage from drought and heat waves, as well as diseases caused by root-parasitic nematodes and fungal pathogens. The project seeks to develop a rapid diagnostic tool, based on drone spectral technology, that can detect and diagnose the stresses that are occurring in agricultural fields.

Machine learning approach to monitoring and decarbonizing mineral processes

In Canada’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, one of the goals is to take urgent action to combat climatechange and its impacts. According to this agenda, the target is to reduce Canada’s total greenhouse gas (GHG)emissions by 30%. In order to transition to renewable energy, solar and wind power in combination with energystorage such as lithium-ion batteries can be used to replace fossil fuels.

Examination of Foundations and Disbursement Quota in Canada

The purpose of this project is to provide a study of charitable spending by members of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, document the historical impacts brought about by changes to Canada’s disbursement quota (DQ) policy, and recommend changes to the T3010 form. The intern will lead knowledge generation in the form of member engagement, issue briefs, and attending conferences.

Inclusive Mentorship for the Career Success of Persons with Disabilities

Persons with disabilities encounter many barriers to workplace inclusion. Prior research on strategies to mitigate such barriers has primarily been focused on recruitment and access to entry-level positions, with limited consideration given to career success. However, mentorship has been identified as an important element of career success for persons with disabilities—even though we know little about the design and implementation of disability inclusive mentorship programs, or how successful mentor-mentee relationships are fostered and sustained for persons with disabilities.

Inclusive Mentorship for the Career Success of Persons with Disabilities: A Pilot Study

Persons with disabilities encounter many barriers to workplace inclusion. Prior research on strategies to mitigate such barriers has primarily been focused on recruitment and access to entry-level positions, with limited consideration given to career success. However, mentorship has been identified as an important element of career success for persons with disabilities—even though we know little about the design and implementation of disability inclusive mentorship programs, or how successful mentor-mentee relationships are fostered and sustained for persons with disabilities.

Comparing reliability and validity of the BMHS for capturing children and youth with mental health needs, against the ChYMH-S

The current research explores the reliability and validity of the BMHS for capturing children and youth with mental health needs, against the ChYMH-S. Specifically, we seek to evaluate the predictive validity of the BMHS for identifying high need, resource-intensive cases against the validated measures included in the ChYMH-S, and to further examine the convergent validity of the BMHS and the ChYMH-S by means of an item-level analysis.

Controlling Ilyonectria mors-panacis in ginseng gardens with better nutrition and fungal inhibitors

North American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) is a medicinal crop that was used by indigenous people in North America to treat aliments from headache to indigestion. Today, most of the North American ginseng is produced in shaded gardens in southwestern Ontario, Canada. It is a prized health supplement in traditional Asian medicine, making this an economically valuable crop for growers. However, the sustainability of the commercial ginsen crop is in jeopardy due to a soil-inhabiting fungal pathogen that causes a deadly root rot in the crop.

Evaluating the effectiveness of aquatic habitat restoration on the Toronto Waterfront for fish communities over multiple decades

Biodiversity within aquatic ecosystems in the Laurentian Great Lakes has been impacted by numerous stressors and the Toronto Waterfront is an example of these impacts, which has experienced rapid urban growth and expansion over the past 200 years. To improve degraded aquatic ecosystems, the restoration of aquatic habitat that supports fish biodiversity has been a staple of redevelopment along the Toronto Waterfront.Understanding how the size, type, and environmental conditions of habitat enhancements contribute to resulting biodiversity outcomes is uncertain.

Using priority effects and soil amendments to optimize ecological restoration of the Fortis pipeline right-of-way - Year two

FortisBC proposes to replace a pipeline in Kamloops, B.C. Of concern are habitat losses, loss of native plant communities and alteration of the composition of plant communities due to introduction of invasive species. My research addresses the role of order of seed arrival, called priority effects, and soil amendments such as straw matting and wood ash in facilitating ecosystem restoration after pipeline replacement.

Developing a Multivariate Geostatistical Simulation Approach based on Point Cloud Morphing

The demand for minerals, precious metals, and non-ferrous metals will increase in the next decades to satisfy the demand from the energy, automobile, technology, and construction sectors. To meet that demand, mining companies are mandated to extend the life of current projects while exploring for new deposits. This is faced with new challenges: lower-grade deposits, and more complex mineral/metal recovery performances.

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