Biomarkers of susceptibility for COVID-19 in wastewater for the purpose of epidemic forecastin

This project proposes for Ontario a transformative approach for identification and surveillance of COVID-19 and prediction of COVID-19 outbreaks based on wastewater-based community-testing epidemiology. WE will identify and measure SARS-CoV-2 RNA and molecular biomarkers of health excreted by populations and use modelling to predict the special-temporal occurrence of emerging outbreaks in sewage wastewaters.

Structural Health Monitoring of Rebecca Street Bridge

Cole Engineering Group Ltd. is conducting rehabilitation for the Rebecca Street Bridge (William Anderson Bridge) located in the Town of Oakville. The four-lane steel girder bridge with a composite concrete deck was constructed in 1961 over the Sixteen Mile Creek. The bridge also spans over Water Street, parking lots and a rowing club storage facility. Ryerson University, along with a graduate student proposes to engage in the Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of the Rebecca Street Bridge using the MIRA 3D Shear Wave Tomographer.