Effects of habitat management and disturbance on two endangered tall-grass prairie butterflies

Most tall-grass prairie in Canada has been lost over the last century, and the little that remains is declining in quality due to human suppression of natural disturbances (like wildfire). Two small prairie butterflies (Poweshiek skipperling and Dakota skipper) have become critically endangered as a result. Manitoba is home to some of the last surviving Canadian populations of these species. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) uses grazing, mowing, and prescribed burning to try to mimic pre-settlement disturbances in sites that are occupied by these species.

Deconstruction as a Method for Waste Diversion in Canada’s Built Environment

Waste diversion is a prominent discussion across Canada, as we have recognized the large impact that the waste we produce has on the environment as well as the impact of how we manage it. The most common conversations have often been around personal waste reduction and the “zero-waste” movement, however what has been largely left out of conversation is the impact that the construction, renovation, and demolition (CRD) industry has on the environment and what we can do to divert that waste (Delphi, 2021; Veleva et al., 2017).

Comparison of two Approximate Stochastic Dynamic Programming Schemes for Mid-term Hydropower System Management

The Energy potential of water has been successfully harnessed to produce electricity since the late 19th century. In 2018, hydropower production accounts for approximately 61 % of the total electricity produced in Canada. To exploit this source of energy, water is stored in dams and is strategically used based on hydrological cycles. Over the years, researchers around the globed have devised sophisticated mathematical tools to efficiently manage hydropower systems thanks to advancement in both Mathematics and Computer Science.

Exploring the Use of Simulation-Based Learning with Community-based Settings to Promote Clinical Practice Competencies in Practitioners: PART 2

This project seeks to answer the overarching research question, how can the use of simulation-based learning (SBL) within a community-based setting improve access to training and the development of clinical practice competencies in practitioners (e.g. social work/psychology students/professionals). The project will expand access to experiential learning within a community-based setting using multiple modalities within the area of SBL (live, in-person, virtual, and gaming simulations) to increase access to training and upskilling opportunities for both student and professionals.

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.

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