Be Yourself: How to be a Positive Influencer On and Offline

It has been shown that a mother’s conduct, together with her relationship with her daughter, can directly and indirectly impact her daughter’s well-being and development (e.g., eating habits, body image, and self-esteem). Studies have shown that the mother/daughter relationship influences every stage of the daughter’s development, with particular influence in the formation of the young adolescent girl’s perception of herself and her body.

Predicting Risk of Aggressive Responsive Behaviours among People Suffering from Dementia using Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML).

Patients with dementia will eventually experience significant loss of cognitive function. Many will have difficulty properly communicating life’s challenges and instead become agitated, resulting in verbal or physical aggression. Monitoring the risk of a resident harming themselves or others due to aggressive behavior is a priority within a long-term care facility where dementia is present. Caregivers at Shannex regularly record resident health and behaviour using computing systems.

Machine Learning Aided Detection of Brain Aneurysms

Intracranial aneurysms are relatively common, occurring in 2-5% of the general population. Rupture of the aneurysm can result in a stroke with a devastating 30-day mortality of 45%. Further, severe medical conditions are possible in which up to one third of patients may die before reaching the hospital and one third will become severely debilitated. Aneurysms are, however, difficult to find on magnetic resonance and computed tomography angiography scans (MRA and CTA scans) – especially when small or located close to the bone.

Evaluating the effectiveness of a multimodal intensive episodic treatment centre for youth Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) victims: The Be Brave Ranch

Child sexual abuse (CSA) is an all too prevalent form of childhood trauma worldwide. Nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men experience some form of abuse in their childhood. CSA has been linked to numerous long-term effects: PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction, suicidal ideation, and cognitive impairment. Growing awareness of the problem has led more individuals to seek professional treatment. At present, there is no gold-standard for CSA treatment, particularly in youth.

Housing First as Intervention and its Economic Impact

A review of Housing First practices for housing chronically homeless residents, and their cost-saving potential for municipalities and housing organizations. Housing First treats supplying permanent housing as a priority for recovery for chronically homeless adults suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues. This has been shown to be a more effective housing and treatment strategy that traditional programs that target the same population.

Investigation of the role of CDK10 in pancreatic cancer growth and metastasis

This collaboration between the Tai Lab at BC Cancer Agency and the biotechnology company STEMCELL will validate a 3D culturing system that supports the growth of normal and malignant pancreatic stem cells. Specifically, we hope to optimize the culturing condition for the growth media to ensure efficient and reproducible outcomes for pancreatic stem cells growing in a 3D system. Various media formulations will be tested to establish a cell culturing system and protocol for the pancreatic tissue.

Molecular-Based Analytics for Prediction and Optimization of Performance

Recent advancements in the study of large biological datasets coupled with powerful machine learning tools and new analytical technologies have opened up the ability to predict risks to health and possibly intervene before disease has manifested. Molecular You has developed a web based interface that integrates all these technologies into easy to understand visual health report for consumers. However, many consumers do not need to worry about health risks, as they are relatively healthy and do not have any health risks identified by our platform.

Development of a new Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring for use in the Clinical Setting

Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring prior to and during labor and delivery is a common clinical practice, that guides therapy and decision making. A non-stress test (NST), also known as fetal heart rate (fHR) monitoring, is a common prenatal test used to check on a baby's health. The maternal electrocardiogram (mECG) is generally the most prominent signal present in abdominal NST recordings. Therefore, the mECG needs to be removed to enable reliable and accurate fHR detection.

Radon: Building a BC Based Response

Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas produced by the natural decay of uranium in rocks and soils. Radon can enter buildings and reach high levels in indoor air (Khan and Gomes, 2017). It is the second-leading cause of lung cancer (after smoking). killing approximating 3200 Canadians a year (Chen et al. 2012). High radon concentrations can be easily remedied, and doing so is a cost effective way to prolong life and reduce death from disease (Gaskin, et. al. 2018). However, Canada’s legal rights and remedies to respond to radon in Canada are largely inadequate (Dunn and Cooper, 2015).

Development of Remedial Action Objectives for McKay River Watershed Impacted by Open Mines and Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainages

Since the 1960s, the lands of several indigenous communities such as the Fort McKay Métis have been largely impacted by open mines and steam assisted gravity drainages (SAGDs). Such oil sands operations have disturbed large areas, changed geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, aquatic and terrestrial environment, and created a linear disturbance. This research project will map and analyze the contaminants of particular concern within the McKay river watershed which will be used to develop remedial action objectives (RAOs).