The use of infrared thermography to measure injury biomarkers in knee musculoskeletal injuries of professional football players

Football has some of the highest injury rates among sports, with lower extremity injuries being the most common. Infrared thermography is an emerging technology that can be used to aid rehabilitation by mapping out temperature distribution of the body using a specialized camera. This technique can measure temperature increase caused by inflammation and could be used to monitor the healing process.

Zooarchaeology of Lake Midden, Saskatchewan: A Comprehensive Study

The Lake Midden site has produced one of the largest archaeological collections from Saskatchewan but remains largely undocumented. This project will study the thousands of animal remains from Lake Midden. This work, conducted in partnership with the Touchwood Agency Tribal Council, aims to better understand people’s relationships with animals at Lake Midden, including which animals were most important in the diet. This project is part of a larger effort to understand this important site and its role in Indigenous history.

Taphonomy and diversity of Cretaceous marine vertebrates of Manitoba

The Western Interior Seaway covered much of North America in the Cretaceous period and hosted a diversity of now extinct animal life. This PhD research project will focus on collecting data that will help understand where and how animals lived in the Seaway, and where and how their fossils were preserved. The first step will be to produce the first detailed geological map of the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre’s (the partner) property in Morden, Manitoba, with the detailed stratigraphic positioning of all previous and new fossil sites.

The incorporation of traditional physical activity as means to promote positive mental wellness in Southern Labrador Inuit

The research will reincorporate kayaking into NCC communities by having elders teach kayak-building skills. Afterward, we will train participants in safe kayaking skills and practices. We will give participants kayaking exercise programs to promote frequent kayaking. The objective is to create a more active population using traditional cultural practices. We hope this will aid in decolonization and improve wellness within the community. A docuseries will incorporate storytelling and the kayak process as a form of knowledge translation.

Local Black History Internship Program

The Local Black History Internship Program will provide an undergraduate student from the University of Windsor with a unique opportunity to conduct research with a university professor and develop a museum exhibit for the Amherstburg Freedom Museum. This position will offer the intern insights into how the study of the past is conducted by professional historians, as well as valuable hands-on experiences in the fields of public history and museum studies.

AHEAD: A Mixed Methods Study of a Personal Development Program for High-Performance Biathletes

Personal development can help high-performance athletes successfully deal with challenges and transitions throughout their careers. A mental training program entitled “AHEAD” was developed to promote high-performance athletes’ personal development. AHEAD includes six workshops and focuses on developing athletes' personal development by improving five specific strategies: self-awareness, goals- and purpose-setting, reflecting, perspective taking, evaluating.

Unsettling Conservation Through Engagement with the Arts

Confronting Canada's conservation history and its influence on our collective present is the first step away from colonial conservation modes and towards models rooted in Indigenous governance, knowledge systems, and law. One model First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples are adopting is the establishment of Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCA). Knowledge mobilization is key to galvanizing public awareness and appreciation of the work of IPCAs.

Recycling of Fiberglass Parts for re-use as Structural Parts

Large fiberglass parts cannot be easily recycled. In this proposal, a recycling method will be developed to meet the needs of Proslide. Waste Fiberglass generated by Proslide will be transformed into recycled parts that can be re-used by the company. This will accomplished in several steps by first taking the waste parts to a recycling facility to break down the parts into useable fiberglass material. The material is then converted to a material that can be used by industrial 3D printing machines. The 3D printer is then used to produce complex shaped parts.

Turkey Vulture Migration, Ecology, and Health in the Pacific Northwest

This project is examining the movements (migratory and local), status, and health of the Turkey Vulture in the Pacific Northwest, with a particular focus on Vancouver Island. This is at the northwestern edge of their relatively recent (and continuing) apparent range expansion and population growth locally. Through a process of trapping, tagging, monitoring, and observing vultures, we aim to learn about various aspects of their life history. These aspects include their local movements, foraging, and breeding habits/habitats, including details of nest sites and roosts.

The Role of Sport and Physical Activity in the Recovery of Youth Mental Health Following COVID-19 Restrictions

The purpose of this research is to understand the role that community sport programming plays in enhancing northern and urban youth physical and mental health as sport returns from COVID-19 restrictions. Specifically, the research will longitudinally track changes to social identity, mental health, and physical activity among 300 children and youth (6-14 years old). The participants will be enrolled in comparable sport-based programs at MLSE LaunchPad in Toronto and YMCA Northeastern Ontario (North Bay and Sudbury).

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