- Applications of Behavioral Synthesis for Chip DesignXRead More
In this project, we attempt to investigate the feasibility of using behavioral synthesis technology for large scale chip project. The project will be completed in Metabacus Inc, an Ontario startup company that develops and markets behavioral synthesis technology, which automatically converts software into chip designs. Although promising, one obstacle for...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Baochun Li
Student: Ke Xu
Partner: Metabacus Inc.
- Apoptosis as a Mechanism for Delayed Engraftment in Cryopreserved Peripheral Blood Stem Cell TransplantsX
Apoptosis as a Mechanism for Delayed Engraftment in Cryopreserved Peripheral Blood Stem Cell TransplantsRead More
High dose chemotherapy treatment for lymphoma is followed by the infusion of patients’ own bloodforming stem cells to restore the function of the bone marrow. Canada Blood Services provides critical support in processing and storing these essential stem cell products at very low temperatures. On occasion, the recovery of blood...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. David Allan
Student: Luke Kenneth Wu
Partner: Canadian Blood Services
Sector: Life sciences
- '>Building Healthy, Disaster-Resilient Communities in the face of Earthquake Hazards in Coastal British ColumbiaX
Building Healthy, Disaster-Resilient Communities in the face of Earthquake Hazards in Coastal British ColumbiaRead More
This research project aims to use a multi-methods approach to better understand what makes the health of a community and it's individual members vulnerable to earthquake hazards. Further, this project seeks to investigate how to best mitigate this vulnerability in rural and urban populations in coastal regions of Vancouver Island....
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Denis Cloutier FIsher
Student: Sarah Stoner
Partner: BC Ministry of Health
Discipline: Geography / Geology / Earth science
- The preindustrial forest of the Mauricie, Quebec: what did it look like and how does the current forest differ? Providing guidance for ecosystem managementX
The preindustrial forest of the Mauricie, Quebec: what did it look like and how does the current forest differ? Providing guidance for ecosystem managementRead More
In light of the current crisis in our forests, there has been a general push towards ecosystem management, in which forests are managed for ecological as well as social and economic values. One way to accomplish this may be for management to emulate natural disturbance patterns, thus creating a forest...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Christian Messier
Student: Rebecca Tittler
- Structural and petrographic examination of volcanic breccia veins of the Rogers Creek porphyry systemX
Structural and petrographic examination of volcanic breccia veins of the Rogers Creek porphyry systemRead More
The internship with Wallbridge Mining Company Limited is directed toward unravelling the formation of copper]gold]molybdenum vein mineralization of the Rogers Creek Pluton in British Columbia. This will be achieved by measuring geological and structural information in the field to 1) identify the geometry of mineralized vein systems; 2) identify the...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Ulrich Riller
Student: Laura Wright
Partner: Wallbridge Mining Company Limited
Discipline: Geography / Geology / Earth science
Sector: Mining and quarrying
- '>Optimizing Farm Business Planning with Multiple Objective Goal ProgrammingXRead More
The proposed project entails the intern working with Mark Betteridge & Associates to develop an innovative business plan for the company's recently acquired farm near Comox, British Columbia. The business plan will emphasize the development of a set of business activities which utilize highly innovative technologies, are economically sound, result...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Jim Vercammen
Student: Jinbin Yang
Partner: Mark Betteridge & Associates Inc.
Discipline: Food science
- '>Nanoscale Antenna Design and FabricationXRead More
Environment-friendly, renewable energy sources are required to meet the world's ever increasing energy demands. While conventional silicon-based photovoltaic solar cells provide an attractive alternative to fossil fuel based energy sources, their inherent high cost has limited their use. The optical rectenna solar cell (ORSC) represents a potential high efficiency, non-silicon...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Gary W. Leach
Student: Murat Cetinbas
Partner: Canadian Integrated Optics Ltd.
- Modeling Mortality Risk in an Economic Capital FrameworkXRead More
Munich Reinsurance Company (Munich Re) is the largest life reinsurer in the Canadian marketplace. Proper risk assessment at Munich Re is vital in order to assure that Canadian policyholders receive their promised coverage. This assessment includes measuring and monitoring the mortality risk of its life related business. The goal of...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Mary Hardy
Student: Claymore Marshall
Partner: Munich Reinsurance Company
Discipline: Statistics / Actuarial sciences
Sector: Finance, insurance and business
- '>Functionality of a Zero-trans, Low Saturate Shortening AlternativeXRead More
This project is in partnership with AFMNet. Coasun is a monoglyceride-stabilized oil in water emulsion (MAG gel) that is trans fat free and low in saturated fat and can be a substitute for standard fats in a range of bakery products. Specific focus of the intern's research will be on...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Koushik Seetharaman
Student: Brittany Huschka
Partner: Coasun Inc.
Discipline: Food science
- Diabetes Tele-Monitoring for Older People via the Use of BlackBerries and Tablet PCsXRead More
In this project, 10 older patients who have uncontrolled diabetes will use wireless technology including a blood glucose monitor and a Blackberry or a Tablet PC to transmit their blood glucose readings from home to two nurses working at a private homecare company. These patients will transmit their blood glucose...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Brad Loewen
Student: Theresa Gabos
Partner: Bell Mobility Inc.
Sector: Medical devices
- '>Canadian Diaspora Project Year IIXRead More
The first year study of the Canadian Diaspora Project (2008-2010) finds that overseas Canadians are important assets for global Canada, specifically in their contribution to Canada's foreign relations with their country of residence. This research continues the Canadian Diaspora Project and further explores ways to foster the political, economic and...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Catherine A. Murray
Student: Sherry S. Yu
Partner: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Discipline: Journalism / Media studies and communication
- An individual-based model of the Cape Breton Island American marten (Martes mericana) population and habitat usage of released individualsX
An individual-based model of the Cape Breton Island American marten (Martes mericana) population and habitat usage of released individualsRead More
The American marten is a mink sized member of the weasel family. The Cape Breton Island population is believed to consist of fewer than 50 individuals. The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (NSDNR; partner organization) have already begun efforts to augment the population in association with other partners. Individual...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Phil Taylor
Student: Rebecca Jeppesen
Partner: Government of Nova Scotia
Sector: Environmental industry
- Validating the Critical Thinking MeasureXRead More
Critical thinking involves the process of using various strategies to work through problems and challenges involving what to believe and how to act (Case & Daniels, 2002). The critical thinking questionnaire (CTM) is a comprehensive measure that assesses the degree to which individuals possess and utilize the five categories of...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Philip Bacaen
Student: Jonathan Brown
Partner: Critical Thinking Consortium
- Simulation-based Perioperative Decision support toolXRead More
In a Healthcare setting, multiple potential interactions, directions and decisions significantly affect the patientfs path throughout the system. It is difficult to determine which changes would be beneficial to patient flow and care prior to making the decision. A decision support tool will allow the decision maker to assess the...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Tom Chau
Student: Magali Escudero
Partner: Toronto General Hospital
- Room-scale Evaluation and Environmental Impact Assessment of a Treatment Approach for Reducing Hydrogen Sulphide Emission from Swine BarnsX
Room-scale Evaluation and Environmental Impact Assessment of a Treatment Approach for Reducing Hydrogen Sulphide Emission from Swine BarnsRead More
Workers in pig production barns can be exposed to hazards such as hydrogen sulphide (H2S) gas which is emitted from stored pig manure. In the oil industry where H2S is also a serious concern, a treatment approach was successfully developed for controlling H2S emissions. This project will evaluate the applicability...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Bernardo Z. Predicala
Student: Lyman Moreno
Partner: Prairie Swine Centre Inc.
- Security Awareness Planning and Development for Web 2.0 ToysXRead More
The rapid development of Web 2.0 for massive social network collaboration and gaming facilitates the rich presence services to expose information and knowledge gathered through online social network. A Web 2.0 toy refers to an autonomous unit of handheld console enhanced by rich presence services and social utilities in the...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Hung
Student: Sudeesh Panicker
Partner: Irwin Toy (iToys Inc)
Discipline: Computer science
Sector: Digital media