As our population ages, the burden of dementia is growing. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia; currently we do not have any disease-modifying treatments for AD. There is motivation to better understand the mechanisms of AD development and expression to control the burden of disease.
Frailty is related to neuropathological features of AD (i.e. plaques and tangles) and clinical dementia. Frailty and AD-type dementia share many risk factors and clinical features.
Aeroengines operate at very high speed and high temperatures. Therefore, the transmission system of an aeroengine becomes a critical design process because of its proximity to the combustion chamber. As a result, engineers must understand very well the fluid mechanics phenomena involved in the lubrication and cooling of the transmission components such as the bearing cavities. Such cavities isolate the oil and air mixture used to lubricate and cool a bearing from the rest of the air system.
Fatimat Almentina Ramos Shidi travelled from Prince George to France to discover answers to some complex questions.
A recent Master of Science – Biochemistry graduate from the University of Northern British Columbia, Shidi pursued the opportunity to study abroad due to the Mitacs Globalink Research Award. She is the first UNBC student to receive this award.
The award provides $6,000 in funding for senior undergraduate and graduate students in Canada to conduct 12-24 week research studies at universities abroad.
Ottawa, ON—Canada and France are building on a partnership to increase international research exchanges for university students in both countries through Mitacs’s programs.
The signing builds on an existing relationship established between Mitacs and Campus France in 2014, and aims to expand Mitacs research internships to university consortia and other higher education institutions in France.
Vancouver, BC — Mitacs, a national not-for-profit research and training organization, and the European Commission, announce a new partnership to expand research opportunities for Canadian and European graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who receive funding through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program.
Vancouver, BC — During Universities Canada’s mission to Mexico, Mitacs, a Canadian not-for-profit research and training organization, renewed and expanded an agreement with the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), a private, multi-campus university based in Monterrey, Mexico.
Critical systems such as transportation systems require a high level of safety that can only be achieved with formal proof. Such formal proofs are typically expressed in some logic that can be verified by theorem provers. The diversity of theorem provers and logics has a negative consequence: the same theorem is proved many times and it is difficult for these systems to co-operate, because they do not implement the same logic. Logical frameworks are a class of theorem provers that overcome this issue by providing a generic framework in which we can represent and specify various logics.
My project focuses on a particular kind of massive star that are surrounded by disks called B-emission (Be) stars. These objects
are ideal laboratories for studying disks. Massive stars can spew out a thousand times more energy per second than our Sun and
because the disk is formed from gas launched from the star, they are not shrouded in dust like star forming regions where we find
disks. They are also numerous hundreds of Be stars exist right in our own galaxy!
Despite decades of study we still dont know why the disk forms and this is the major puzzle in this field of research.