Building Systems Operational Dashboard and Analysis

Mircom is a Canadian Company that operates as a global player the building solutions sector and is the largest independent fire alarm and control system manufacturer in North America, with product lines spanning Fire Alarm and Emergency Audio, Communications, and Security and brands include Mircom™ Secutron™, and U.E.C.™ United Export Corporation. This project will boost Mircom’s competitiveness in global markets by using data effectively to improve operating margins.

Development of a Low-Cost Air Purifier for use in First Nation Houses to Improve Indoor Air Quality Affected by Mould, Smoke Particulate, and Air-borne Viruses such as COVID-19

Poor indoor air quality in First Nation’s homes is a major issue. Toxic particles such as mould, particulate matter from smoke due to tobacco or woodstoves use, radon progeny, and airborne viruses such as COVID-19, pose serious health hazards. An evidence-based research program is proposed to develop and evaluate through laboratory testing and field application various prototype air purifying and ventilation techniques appropriate for use in First Nation houses.

Using adaptive management to reduce fishing pressure on Golden Cod near the Gilbert Bay Marine Protected Area (MPA)

Despite protection measures, the Golden cod sub-population in the Gilbert Bay Marine Protected Area is experiencing steep decline. Given the regulatory complexity and reluctance of industry to consider a split or delayed season for surrounding fisheries, partners aim to create an alternative solution to balance economic fishing interests with conservation objectives. The goal of this project is to explore the nature and extent of ghost gear fishing/by-catch within the North Atlantic Fishing Organization Div.

Modelling beneficial management practices in agriculture to analyze effects on greenhouse gas emissions and environmental sustainability

Agriculture emit greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. In this project, we will look for best management practices to decrease these emissions. To accomplish this, we will review the literature to learn what have been done before, and what best management practices work well for decreasing greenhouse gases emissions. We will also use an existing software (Holos model) to represent management practices and to evaluate their impacts on decreasing greenhouse gases emissions from simulated agricultural systems typical of Alberta regions.

kitatipithitamak mithwayawin: Indigenous-Led Countermeasures to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other Pandemics Then, Now, and Into the Future

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first identified on December 31 2019 in Wuhan, China. As of May 23 2020, 5,403,979 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in 213 countries and territories around the world with an attributed 343,975 deaths.Studies on H1N1 and other pandemics show that Indigenous communities in Canada suffered most from these diseases. Yet, many Indigenous communities and organizations also responded effectively. The outbreak of COVID-19 thus represents a critical moment. On one hand the same mistakes could be made, with similar impacts.

Total Versus Bioaccessible Soil Sterilants (Bromacil and Tebuthiuron)

Bioaccessibility of soil sterilants is a limitation in management of sterilant-impacted sites. The term ‘bioaccessibility’ means: what is immediately available, plus that which may become available. Studies have been conducted to examine the bioaccessible fraction of various soil sterilants after different aging periods; however, studies have not been conducted in Alberta. Immobilization technologies such as activated carbon have been applied to sterilant impacted sites in Alberta for decades (Drozdowski et al. 2018).

An examination of gamification methods to improve user engagement: A case study of a system to manage expertise during the COVID-19 Pandemic

totaliQ has developed an expertise management platform that helps organisations save significant time and money by providing them with maximum visibility into the individual expertise that each employee within the organization has and where that employee is located.

What are the factors influencing the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 among Canadians?

Beyond the devastating physical health crises, COVID-19 and its related social distancing measures has wreaked havoc on the economic-, mental-, and social-health of Canadians. The Association for Canadian Studies has been collecting behavioural, economic, and social data from Canadians weekly since March 9 and continues to do so. Our goal is to identify the socioeconomic factors that have had the most effect on the lives of Canadians.

Mitigating Snowy Owl Aircraft Collisions by Relocation

To aid in active management of Snowy Owls and other raptors at airports, it is essential to understand the spatial distribution and movement behaviour of birds both on and off the airfield. The impact of airfields on birds may be particularly pronounced because airfields provide open, undeveloped land similar to early successional habitats that are perceived as high quality by many species. Airport collisions are a significant threat to Snowy Owls and humans, and preventative measures cost over $500 million dollars each in North America alone.

Diversity and abundance of and effects of anthropogenic development (forestry harvesting) on crepuscular aerial insect populations (primarily lepidoptera, coleoptera) and how they influence an aerial insectivore (Eastern whip-poor-will)

Birds and insects who are active at dusk and dawn rely on environmental cues, such as light, to forage. Whip-poor-will are one such bird, and they rely on flying insects that are active during the same periods for food. Which insects, however, is not well understood but is important to know for conservation efforts focused on declining whip-poor-will populations. Additionally, birds and insects are sensitive to changes in their environment that result from the expansion of anthropogenic disturbance.