City of Edmonton Arts Space Planning

The proposed project examines the relationship between the City of Edmonton and arts space (re)development by arts and cultural organizations, asking: Can the relationship be improved? If so, how? Relying on a document analysis and semi-structured interviews with government actors and arts organizations, the objective is to better understand municipal governance structures and processes of relevance to organizations (re)developing arts space in Edmonton. The research will enable Arts Habitat Edmonton to better assist organizations undergoing these processes.

Laying the foundation for an Intelligent Restaurant Management System

Digital Integration Centre of Excellence Technology Access Centre (DICE) at Saskatchewan Polytechnic (SaskPoly) and Globex Management Corp. (Globex) will collaborate on the research and development of an Intelligent Restaurant Management System (IRMS). Globex is a hospitality-based organization that has developed a software platform to build detailed menus for food service organizations. Globex wishes to extend the capabilities of their software to create an IRMS.

Wild bee microbiomes and pollinator health - Year Two

The holobiont view of organism microbiomes suggests that microbial communities influence and are influenced by animal behaviour. While many microbes are beneficial and necessary for digestion and homeostasis, others can be detrimental, including pathogens leading to compromised immunity and disease states. Recent studies suggest microbiomes covary with landscape floral and fungal diversity, yet fine scale data does not exist examining consistent hubs for beneficial and pathogenic microbes outside of select few crop and flower species.

Building a ‘youth operating system’: Security, safety, inclusivity, and digital platform possibilities for youth-centred social innovation

The research proposed here will explore core issues, risks, and limitations to direct the design and development of a ‘youth
operating system’ (YOS) centred on providing a safe, secure, privacy-preserving, and inclusive multi-featured online
environment for youth.

Racialized skilled immigrant women’s labour market integration and career advancement in the Greater Toronto Area

This research investigates the experiences and perspectives of skilled newcomer women in Ontario to understand the factors and facilitators which support their transition and integration to the Canadian labour market.

The use of IoT and big data by public and global health agencies to quantify the outcomes and adverse health impacts of air pollution

Air pollution is a global public health concern. It is responsible for a cascade of adverse health outcomes. However, quantifying the outcomes and impacts of air pollution is difficult. The advancement of IoT and big data technologies can now allow public health officials and researchers to monitor air pollution levels and take appropriate and rapid actions to mitigate the harms. We propose the development of an agnostic ecosystem that collects big data and from various sensors, analyzes and provides alerts and recommendations to public health officials.

IATA Aviation Safety Culture survey (I-ASC) – analysis of the qualitative data

IATA Aviation Safety Culture survey (I-ASC) is an employee survey aimed at providing the airlines with the means to meet the Safety Management Systems (SMS) requirement to measure and continuously improve their safety culture. The intent of the survey is to gain insights on organizational safety culture, identify areas of improvement and areas of excellence. I-ASC results contains both quantitative and qualitative data.

Scaling up a national program to improve hospital nutrition care in line with the new Canadian malnutrition standard

The Canadian Nutrition Society is Canada’s leading society for nutrition professionals. As a Fellow, I will work with the Canadian Malnutrition Taskforce—CNS’ flagship initiative—to support integration of a new malnutrition care standard in Canadian hospitals. Advancing Malnutrition Care (AMC) was designed to bring best practices from this standard to hospitals across the country. The aim of my project is to lead the spreading and scaling of the AMC program with focus on capacity-building within the Canadian health system.

Leveraging the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging to Support Healthy Aging Programming in the Community-Based Seniors’ Services Sector

Transportation problems are one of the most common barriers, after health problems, that prevent older Canadians from participating in more social, recreational, or group activities. United Way Healthy Aging is working closely with the community-based seniors’ services sector to bring solutions to seniors’ transportation. Through the Better at Home program, United Way Healthy Aging supports a network of over 80 agencies across the province to deliver seniors’ transportation services, typically in the form of seniors’ shuttles, buses, and volunteer driver programs.

Building relevant datasets and performance indicators to drive Canadian nature-based solutions (NbS) to achieve 30x30 and climate targets while promoting synergy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities

If Canada is to achieve its 30x30 targets (protecting 30% of land and water by 2030), a combination of emissionsreductions and innovative carbon sequestration solutions are needed. Further, these solutions must achieve multiplebenefits for health and community resilience given that adverse health and climate change impacts are predicted todisproportionately impact vulnerable communities. Nature-based solutions (NbS) [Cohen-Shacham et al., 2016; aredefined as interventions to protect, manage, and restore landscapes that store carbon and ultimately benefit humanwell-being.

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