QT and BIPOC volunteer rider experiences with The Bike Brigade

The Bike Brigade serves vulnerable communities by signing up volunteer cyclists to deliver food and other resources to individuals in need. In collaboration with The Bike Brigade, this project is meant to highlight the experiences of QT and BIPOC volunteer bicyclists, in order to increase The Bike Brigade’s capacity and inform their anti-oppression and equity framework.

Mobile Electroencephalography and Mobility in Parkinson’s Disease

Attention, an important aspect of human cognition, is needed for safe mobility and navigation through the environment. With age, the ability to move and navigate through the world requires greater cognitive resources. Previous brain imaging research has shown that mobility impairments are associated with reduced attention. However, previous work was limited to assessing attention while participants were stationary and/or in a laboratory environment, which does not necessarily translate to what would occur in the real-world.

Follow the Money: Investigating Political Donations in Canada

We leverage a new, original dataset containing all recorded political donations made in all 14 Canadian jurisdictions since 1993 to map patterns in political donations and to measure the effects of donations laws. We ask: which types of individuals are more likely to make donations? What can the recipients and the timing of donations tell us about donors’ motivations? And do donation laws that regulate who can donate, how much they can donate, and at what threshold donations must be publicly disclosed, have their intended effects?

Implementing and Evaluating School Street Initiatives in Ontario: Pilot Testing Street Reallocation Initiatives in Kingston, Markham, Hamilton, and Mississauga

Compared to previous generations, Canadian children today are much more likely to be driven to school daily. This trend can be explained by various issues, including parents’ concerns about the hazards posed by traffic congestion in and around school sites. School Street initiatives are intended to make it easier for children to walk or roll to school safely on their own by closing the street to through-traffic at the beginning and the end of the school day.

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada Virtual Assistant: The development and evaluation of a machine learning and artificial intelligence chatbot to support the mental health of Canadians - Children and Youth Expansion

Mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in Canada. Unfortunately, there are significant gaps in care including a lack of support in navigating the mental health system.

Development of automated classifier and field-specific interface platform for accessing up-to-date global mobility compliance requirements

The Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) is Canada’s leading authority on employee relocation and whose goal is to provide leadership, services and assistance to members enabling them to effectively serve relocated families by addressing issues that impact workforce mobility both domestically and internationally. Building on the previous collaboration, Seneca, CERC, and the IBM Center for Advanced Studies are developing a web portal and automated classifier to provide companies with up-to-date compliance and travel information for employee relocation.

Indigenous Economic Development Corporations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Indigenous economic development corporations have emerged as major players in the Canadian economy remain largely unknown and understudied. Some of the corporations have over $1 billion in investable assets; many have annual revenues in excess of $100 million per year. This partnership with the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business will provide detailed analysis of the structure, activities and impact of these community-owned enterprises and will identify the major contributions and barriers experienced by these Indigenous controlled firms.

Developing CLEWs Modelling Methods to support the SDGs

The UN Sustainable Development Goals provide guidance for how to address the interconnected challenges of climate change. Most modelling does not include consideration of the different factors of the SDGs, though recent work has begun to include the nexus of Climate, Land, Energy and Water interactions in models. This helps identify impacts of the energy system on land and water systems and the climate. This project expands nexus modelling to better represent the water interactions and land interactions to better address the SDGs.

Comparing reliability and validity of the BMHS for capturing children and youth with mental health needs, against the ChYMH-S

The current research explores the reliability and validity of the BMHS for capturing children and youth with mental health needs, against the ChYMH-S. Specifically, we seek to evaluate the predictive validity of the BMHS for identifying high need, resource-intensive cases against the validated measures included in the ChYMH-S, and to further examine the convergent validity of the BMHS and the ChYMH-S by means of an item-level analysis.

Left in the waiting room: Evaluating a virtual intervention for siblings of children with special needs

Over 200,000 Canadian children and youth have special needs, and many of these children have at least one sibling. Siblings of children with disabilities can experience mental health, emotional, and behaviour issues, yet they often do not receive the support they need. Support programs provide opportunities for social and emotional support. SibworkS is an in-person support program for siblings of children with disabilities. SibworkS aims to improve siblings’ resilience, social networks, and family relationships.

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