Projet supervisé – Élaboration d’un référentiel de compétences pour les activités clés de démarrage d’une entreprise technologique

Les entreprises en démarrage au Centech sont formées d’équipes multidisciplinaires dont les membres fondateurs possèdent des formations de premier et second cycle en ingénierie et en administration. Ces individus qui passent du statut d’étudiant à celui d’entrepreneur ont besoin d’acquérir rapidement des connaissances et une expertise solide, afin de faire croître rapidement leur entreprise à travers les trois phases du cycle d’incubation : l’émergence, le prototypage et la commercialisation.

Building Language-Based Tourism Opportunities in Haida Gwaii, Canada

The purpose of this project is to work with the Haida to implement a community-based tourism program to support the development and revitalization of their language. Based on the findings of a doctoral thesis undertaken with the community, the program will support culturally appropriate uses of language within tourism settings. Foundational to the program is supporting language relationships, meaning the people, networks, and associations within the community that serve to create a mutually supportive speaking environment.

Our Mutual Friend: Developing collaborative tools to increase researcher & practitioner networking

This project will create three online tools to help researchers initiate collaborations, decrease the hassles of project management during collaborations, and reduce the time spent applying for research grants. The first tool will help researchers find new partners for collaborative efforts by asking them a series of questions about their research interests and collaborative style, then suggesting collaborators and offering to initiate contact between researchers. The second tool will offer a simple, free-to-use, web-based tool that veers away from systems such as SharePoint.

The Business Case for Sustainability: Cost Savings and New Revenue Generation through Implementing Sustainable Community Plans in Small Ontario Municipalities

The proposed research project to be undertaken by the intern aims to find cost-saving trends of market-based instruments and other mechanisms for small municipalities. By collecting data indicating the performance of different types of market-based instruments and other mechanisms the intern will be able to distinguish which ones have seen the most positive results in regards to cost-savings. This benefits the partner organization, as they will receive hard evidence concerning the effectiveness of their suggested policies and procedures within sustainable community plans.

Learning from the Past: Strengthening Collaborative Skeena River Watershed Fisheries Management

The Skeena River near Prince Rupert is home to five species of salmon, steelhead and many other aquatic species, and draws diverse interests which include: federal and provincial governments, First Nations, commercial and recreational fishers, non-governmental environmental organizations, small businesses, and the public. Parties with diverse ecological, economic and cultural interests such as these present complex challenges that can impede collaborative fisheries management.

An exploratory investigation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications to support the Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre’s sustainable Pangasius bocourti (Basa Fish) industry project

This research project will explore how a Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis can aid in enhancing the sustainable Basa fish industry in Vietnam. Enhancement is achieved through increasing market value, reducing the impact on global seafood supply chains and reducing negative local environmental impacts. GIS is an application that allows for complex spatial analysis of large quantities of data, some of its frequent uses are to:

Built Stories: a Web-based and Mobile Information System for Community Led Heritage Asset Inventory and the Preservation of History, Culture and Built Heritage

The overarching aim of the study, of which the proposed MITACS funded work is part, is to determine if heritage designation impacts properties and to better understand some people’s support and other peoples resistance to designation. One aspect in particular concerns a building's time-on-the-market (TOM). Although there have been studies on designation, there is a gap in academic literature that explains how heritage designation may impact a building’s TOM and how people’s perception of that factor influences their attitudes toward heritage conservation.

Dreamcatcher Informatics: a Web-based and Mobile Information System to Support Land Management, Consultation, and the Preservation of History, Culture and Traditional Ecological Knowledge

The role of this internship is to assist in reaching the SSHRC goal for the Dreamcatcher system of capturing cultural data, traditional ecological knowledge, and traditional land use in order to create as full of a historical, cultural, and economic record as is possible as well as strong land use management/consultation, water management, asset management, and public health systems. This information will inform cultural research, treaty negotiations, and community development.

Neighbourhood Sustainability Assessment: Connecting Impact with Policy Intent

The Neighbourhood Sustainability Assessment: Connecting Impact with Policy Intent project seeks to conduct a sustainability assessment of the UniverCity neighbourhood on Burnaby Mountain. The Community Capital NSA tool will be used to evaluate how well the UniverCity neighbourhood is meeting its vision of being a model sustainable complete community. Results will be subjected to a comparative analysis with the results of an earlier assessment done by the Foundation for Sustainable Area Development’s FSA assessment tool.

Rethinking Waste as Resource: Identifying Best Practices for Product and Packaging Stewardship

Current global consumption patterns are creating a significant pressure on the biodiversity of the planet, challenging the business as usual linear model of production which extracts virgin resources and disposes of waste indiscriminately. Despite the large sum of waste produced, only a portion of those are recycled or reused as valuable resource for future production of consumer goods. Many businesses are recognizing this unique niche market and the benefits of reevaluating waste as a resource.

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