Research team from the University of Guelph is helping an Ontario-based company to provide a health care solution, innovate, and diversify their business by turning UV technology for cleaning fresh produce into a mask decontaminant.
The form and materials of the buildings and landscape in urban areas alter wind patterns, solar radiation, humidity and air temperature. A collaboration between Mitacs, KPMB Architects and Ryerson University facilitated the creation of tools that allow architects to have a better understanding of these effects and use them to optimize their projects.
Although an earthquake can devastate in a few short seconds, restoration and reconstruction can take years to complete. So, Professor Lydell Wiebe and Mitacs Globalink Research Intern, Soundarya Govindaraj from partner university, NIT Tiruchirappalli, India, have been researching building materials suited to withstand earthquakes. Wood is the chosen material.
Institutions, not-for-profit organizations, and businesses across Ontario are frequently caught off-guard and are at risk of non-compliance with the recent Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA); the Act requires improved accessibility in buildings. Without a clear inventory of problem areas, organizations are often unknowingly at risk for penalties.
With one in four recent Canadian STEM graduates leaving the country, citing better job opportunities abroad*, talent migration affects us all. A shortage of talent in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math constrains Canada’s potential for economic diversity, development, and innovation.