Examining Higher-Order Cognition in Colombian Executives

This project is a collaboration between the University of Victoria and Tecnoquímicas S. A., an industry leader in the production of pharmaceutical and household products in South America. The goal of the project is to
psychologically characterize the executive leadership of the company (i.e., CEO’s). Specifically, the intern will utilize and further develop her expertise to help the collaborative team understand how complex cognitive factors
such as intelligence, problem solving, strategic thinking, and creativity relate to one another and predict professional achievement.

Developing Practical Tools for Increasing Health Literacy Related to HIV

Since low health literacy is associated with poor health outcomes (e.g., poor management of chronic diseases – like HIV), which impacts the cost of healthcare in Canada, the current project aims to mitigate the effects of low health literacy. A recent report released by the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) highlighted that considering health literacy skills of health care providers is equally important as the users of information.

A new paradigm for the discovery of anti-cancer drugs based on tumour RNA disruption

While chemotherapy drugs are effective in combating tumour growth in cancer patients, many such drugs permit the development of drug-resistant tumours and progression of the disease. We have observed that several chemotherapy agents induce the degradation of tumour cell ribonucleic acid (RNA) in the laboratory and in cancer patients. We have further shown that this RNA degradation is associated with complete tumour destruction after-treatment.

A new method for educational assessment: measuring association via LOC index

Our objective is to develop the new technics, based on the pioneers’ work, especially the Qoyyimi and Zitikis’s (2015) extension, which can have a good performance on measuring some kinds of relationship between students’ marks of subjects. In order to understand the relationship between students’ marks on different study subjects, many studies apply some kinds of indices, such as the Pearson correlation to measuring association between variables of interest in a variety of research areas, including education. We do some extension on this route.

Evaluation of Systemic Implementation of Collaborative and Proactive Solutions for Improving the Well-being of Students at Risk and Their Teachers

One in five youth exhibit maladaptive (i.e., externalizing, oppositional, explosive, aggressive) behaviours. These behaviours are costly in that they are linked to elevated levels of student, teacher, and familial stress. Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS), developed by Dr. Ross Greene (project collaborator) at Harvard University, teaches individuals to explore cognitive, emotional, social, and learning challenges to better understand factors that underlie problem behaviours that when targeted improve child outcomes.

The Relationship between Live Chemistry Show Characteristics and Their Effect on Science Museum Visitors’ Attitude to Chemistry

Accessible, high-quality science education is central to positively shaping public opinion of science. Public perceptions and understandings of chemistry have often been associated with negative attitudes, misconceptions about the nature of chemicals, and sometimes misdirected anxieties about their effects on humans. These negative images are compounded by the fact that chemistry is under represented in science museums compared to the other major sciences.

Asset-Based Community Enterprise Development in Bolivia Year Two

This cross-sectoral research project will track the process of supporting four nascent community-based enterprises (CBEs) in indigenous communities in the Bolivian highlands, examining the complex interaction of factors that contribute to successful CBEs.

Asset-Based Community Enterprise Development in Bolivia Year Two

This cross-sectoral research project will track the process of supporting four nascent community-based enterprises (CBEs) in indigenous communities in the Bolivian highlands, examining the complex interaction of factors that contribute to successful CBEs.

Green Codes: Alternative Means of Approval when Building Green in Non-Charter Municipalities

Given tre extraordinary natural resources used for the construction, operation and demolition of buildings and the extensive impact that buildings have on natural cycles and the environment, there is an urgent need to shift towards greener buildings. In Canada, regulation presents obstacles to building green. This project will investigate the building code variances used in the top performing green buildings constructed in non-charter municipalities.

DeepCity

DeepCity is a strategy game initially for iOS, Android and desktop that is set in a strange, fascinating near future of mega-storms and scarcity. The goal: Survive. Defend. Regenerate. DeepCity advances concepts of resilience, urban ecology, sustainable futures, and systems-thinking within urban environments for players. The DeepCity prototype research project will provide the student with an opportunity to be creatively engaged in researching and making a new game for change, benefitting from mentorship and collaboration with accomplished industry professionals and academic researchers.

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