Integration of dynamic imaging and symptomology to identify precise treatments for knee osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) can present in different ways. The relationships between the symptoms and their causes are mostly unknown, making it difficult to choose the best course of action. Being able to identify various contributor to symptoms would be extremely beneficial to determining the optimal course of treatment. We will develop a system that accounts for 3D joint movements, forces, and their relationships to symptoms using state-of-the-art technology.

A continued optical function analysis for thin-film device structures

Informed thin-film device design, wherein layers of thin-films are deposited onto an underlying substrate, requires an understanding of the spectral dependence of the optical functions associated with the thin-film layers which constitute such a device. In this project, we aim to continue to develop our understanding of the form of the optical functions for the various types of thin-film materials and then use this knowledge in order to aid in the interpretation of experimentally acquired transmittance and reflectance spectra.

Feasibility Study of Incineration of Municipal Solid Waste in Churchill

Churchill is experiencing different types of challenges. Because of the remoteness of this place, the communication and transportation systems are very costly and challenging. Managing municipal solid waste manage is another emerging problem for Churchill community. The current waste management system in the town of Churchill is very costly, and environmentally unfriendly. Town of Churchill is evaluating the viability of a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution for the future solid waste management for the community.

Predicting Perfect Matches Between Organizations

Successful partnerships between non-profit organizations and funders are fundamental for organizations’ abilities to concentrate on their mission, and for founders to see their philanthropic investments align with their values and make real impacts. Matching founders and organizations has traditionally been done informally through personal connections, networks, and expensive prospecting software and databases. Just like a dating app for philanthropic organizations, Orgmatch matches funders and non-profits together based on attribute-based representations.

Sales Micro-Patterns: ML-driven detection of deviant Store/SKU sales patterns

For almost a century, Canadian Tire has been offering products and services to help Canadians with the jobs and joys of life in Canada. Today, with a network of over 1,700 retail locations, Canadian Tire is dedicated to improving products and services offered to the community they serve. With this project, the company aims to examine the patterns of sales among its stores to identify anomalous product sales patterns. The objective is to design and develop a system capable of generating high-confidence automated notification to the stores.

Solid Waste Management Best Practices: Cost-effective options to sustainably manage solid waste in the Peace River Regional District

Concerns over climate change have led public and private institutions to change the way they conduct business. Initiatives include ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and working toward a net zero carbon society. Recycling and composting programs have been around for decades, with the goal to reduce the amount of solid waste entering the landfills. The natural decomposition of food and green wastes in landfills results in the emission of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Plastics in the environment find their way into the food chain and even human tissues.

Short-term effects of the Site C Dam and reservoir on Bank Swallow Riparia riparia populations along the Peace River

Renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectric dams, provide electricity to many Canadians and are important for meeting climate change targets. However, during construction, dams permanently alter the physical characteristics of the river systems and this may have consequences for the species using these ecosystems. This project will evaluate the potential changes in the distribution, abundance, diet, and mercury levels of Bank Swallow populations on the Peace River in British Columbia following reservoir filling for the Site C dam.

Equivalent stress formulation for stress design of pipelines

This project aims to provide new stress-design equations based on the equivalent stress criterion for the design of pipelines. The first part of the project will evaluate the safety levels of the stress-design equations already existing in the design standards. The second part will focus on the proposal and calibration of the new stress-design equations that ensure an appropriate safety level for the designed pipelines. The new equations will be proposed to the CSA Z662 design technical subcommittee (TSC) which the primary supervisor is a member of.

Secwe´pemc-led monitoring and restoration in fire-adapted landscapes: revitalizing roles as yecwmi´nmen

This project is in partnership with the Secwepemcúl'ecw Restoration and Stewardship Society, founded by eight Secwépemc First Nations to advance Secwépemc-led restoration and sustainable stewardship of lands and resources throughout Secwepecúl'ecw (the traditional territory of the Secwépemc Nation). Guided by the Secwépemc concept of 'walking on two legs', our project advances a novel pathway of Indigenous-led monitoring and restoration in BC’s fire-affected and fire-adapted landscapes.

From ‘salmon management’ to ‘salmon caretaking’: a collaborative, two-eyed seeing, rights-based approach to salmon conservation

Via a collaborative research project with the Dandzen Development Ltd. Partnership, we seek to improve conservation of ts’emen (sockeye) and jâs (Chinook) salmon along the Fraser and Chilko Rivers. The Gwets’en Nilt’i Pathway Agreement between the T?ilhqot’in Nations, the Government of Canada, and the Government of BC only considers the input from the T?ilhqot’in on salmon management when they are within T?ilhqot’in territory, although salmon spend most of their lives migrating between freshwater spawning grounds and the Pacific Ocean.