Embracing 2030: Muslim Community Strategies and Priorities for the Future

Various waves of immigration have altered the profiles of Muslim communities in Alberta demanding a need for better data and information for both short and long term planning of services and infrastructure.  This need poses challenges not only to individual civil society organizations, but also to cross-organization coalitions seeking to build common ground upon which to facilitate more comprehensive service efforts.  To this end, using published demographic data, and information gathered from various focus group interviews, this project seeks to identify high-level issues across and betwee

Design of a Collapsible Intermodal Shipping Container


By the end of the internship, the students should be able to provide Lancaster Sheet metal (sponsor company) with a valid design for a collapsible intermodal container in order to minimize their shipping costs. As understood from Lancaster Sheet Metal, the company ships its products in intermodal containers, and then the containers are sent back empty. Hence, if 2 or 3 containers can be collapses and sent back with cost of one, it will help Lancaster Sheet Metal reduce shipping costs and achieve higher profits.

A Rational Approach to Gaining “Citizens” Perspectives on Services in Rural Remote and Rural Adjacent Communities: A Case Study of the Grand-Falls-Windsor-Baie Verte-Harbour Breton Rural Secretariat Region

The overall objective of this project is to answer the question, from a stakeholder’s perspective, “what levels of basic services and accessibility are required to make rural communities attractive and healthy places to live”? The innovative approach, analytical network process models (ANP), used in this study will permit the stakeholders of the region to participate in focus groups that will avoid intrusive coaching and advice when prioritizing the level of services related to health, education and recreation.

Using measured erodibility values to assess scour below culverts

Culverts are used in our highway systems for two purposes:  drainage and as bridge structures.  There are thousands of culverts in every province in Canada.  The large-sized culverts used as bridge structures can be up to $6,000,000 to install.  As such, installation of a culvert can be a significant investment for our highway infrastructure.  Failure of such a structure not only results in an economic loss, but is also a danger to the public.