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.
This project focuses on giving the commercial or industrial property (i.e. non-solar professional) owners and facilities managers the ability to accurately calculate the predicted output of a small to medium-size solar plant and compare that value to what it is producing. This comparison is helpful to the facilities manager as it gives a way to monitor for, pick up on and rectify issues with their solar plant, thereby ensuring their return on their investment.
Minke whales are common in the North Atlantic, but there are huge gaps in scientific knowledge about the species. Through collaboration with Mériscope, we will attach satellite tags to minke whales that feed in the St Lawrence Estuary (SLE) in the summer to track where they migrate throughout the rest of the year. At the same time, we will collect tissue samples from the SLE minkes, which we will analyze in comparison with minke whales across other parts of the Atlantic.
Humankind has always been creative in evolving and adapting to a convenient and comfortable lifestyle. One of the common problems most of us face is vehicle maintenance. This service overlaps with work schedules and requires pick-up and drop arrangements. Our company proposes Mobile Auto Repair that provides customers with their vehicle maintenance performed at their preferred location and time by the certified mechanics. This project will aim to identify barriers that mobile auto repair businesses face while launching in Canada.
Bats are fascinating animals that provide many ecological services by regulating insect populations. They can eat about 600 insect per hour! Since the introduction of white-nose syndrome in 2006, bat populations in North America have become increasingly threatened. This fungal disease has caused dramatic decreases in many bat populations. Without a cure for white-nose syndrome, the protection of bats and their habitat might be the best way we can help them. However, since bats are small and nocturnal, their preferred habitats are understudied.
In recent years, significant attention has been paid to ending chronic homelessness in Canadian communities. As communities implement these initiatives, they confront many practical problems. Given the nuances of implementation and the many decisions and compromises that communities need to make, having a robust and thoughtful community engagement and co-design process that incorporates the relevant stakeholders is essential.
Temporary migrant farm workers make essential contributions to our national food supplies as evidenced during COVID-19. Their exclusion from rights to labour mobility, family unity and the absence of systemic supports, however, undermines workers’ wellbeing and belonging, and the inclusions to which migrant workers are entitled. There is less attention to how communities support their access to service and enhance their inclusion and wellbeing.
This research presents a conceptual model of the geography of capacity and explores, through a small-scale study, the experiences of capacity across the nonprofit sector at the individual, organizational and community level in three different locales in Canada.
The Great Slave Lake Fishery can enhance food security and food sovereignty for northern residents of the Northwest Territories as indicated in many Government of Northwest Territories strategic plans. The Arctic Research Foundation will work with a Post Doctoral Fellow based at the Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba, to engage northern residents and governments of Northwest Territories in the project.