Understanding the priorities for quality of life in people after brain injury

We will use a four-phase process to obtain group consensus on the needs and priorities of individuals with brain injury. Throughout the process, participants will meet in virtual focus group to identify, by consensus, the most relevant needs and priorities among those listed previously. The most relevant indicators from the previous stage will be finalized and prioritized by the participants in a final virtual meeting.

A new tool for managing introduced Phragmites australis in Ontario: assessing invasion impacts and implementing biological control - Year two

Introduced Phragmites australis (common reed) is one of the most invasive plants in North America. Existing management is costly, can negatively affect other species, and is often only effective for small infestations. Classical biological control (i.e., introducing herbivores from the weed’s native range) is a promising tool for P. australis management that can contribute to a broader program of integrated pest management (IPM). Our goal is to partner with Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) to implement biological control of introduced P. australis in southern Ontario.

Sa?nya?ola Project: Being Creative Together-Indigenous Language Revitalization in BC

This Indigenous language revitalization project consists of four sub-projects that together have the potential to significantly support the revitalization of Kwak'wala: the language of the Kwakwaka'wakw Nations. Exploring the vital link between Indigenous holistic wellness and language revitalization will be a central theme of the project.

Access to Urban First Nations Wellness Services

Using Indigenous methods including storytelling and arts, the research will explore the complexities of the Indigenous population in British Columbia; narrowing the scope to specific programming in an Urban community on Vancouver Island. The research question regards whether First Nations people that live off-reserve have adequate access to health services. This is based on the health inequities for Indigenous people across Canada.

Creating a comparison and alert methodology for managing the CCTX feed

Most collaborations and government departments share their threat data feed in Data Exchange. Inescapably, nowadays with increasing threat data, it is a challenge to extract a large amount of threat data and unify the format more quickly. And as more and more companies join in sharing, the redundancy of this duplicate data will increase dramatically. This project proposes machine learning algorithms for automatic format conversion to extract threat information from the traffic data, and convert them into STIX format and detect whether these structured feeds already exist in CCTX.

Pre-arrival services: The missing piece in the immigrant integration puzzle?

Although the education level of immigrants arriving in Canada has been steadily increasing, finding appropriate employment has remained a constant challenge for many newcomers. In an effort to improve some of the barriers that immigrants face, immigrant service organizations (ISOs) have started providing pre-arrival services for immigrants before they set foot in Canada. Pre-arrival services include orientation sessions, language classes and workshops on various topics such as job search strategies and occupational licensing.

COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance and Vaccine Effectiveness Tracking

No matter how many COVID-19 clinical tests are done, current methods suffer from serious limitations. Asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic individuals, who are usually missed during routine clinical testing, prevent governments from getting accurate rates of COVID-19 infection, delaying public health responses. Global and domestic research confirms that COVID-19 can be reliably detected in the feces of affected individuals including those with mild to no symptoms – an area where clinical tests fall short.

InterGenNS [Intergenerational North Shore] Project: An Inclusive Vision for Facilitating and Sustaining Intergenerational Community Building Strategies

In response to the vast amount of interest in the North Shore pertaining to intergenerational initiatives, this project seeks to bridge community agencies academic research to provide tangible tools and resources to broaden the awareness of activities connecting different generations in the North Shore to actively contribute to reducing social isolation and loneliness, while enhancing social capital, community capacity, cultural connectedness, social awareness, and social cohesion among various populations in the North Shore community.

People, Places, Policies and Prospects: Affordable Rental Housing for Those in Greatest Need

This research project examines affordable housing options and experiences of those in greatest need. The regional Ottawa team is part of a national collaboration of researchers, practitioners, and community partners forming the “housing for those in greatest need” node of the CMHC-SSHRC Collaborative Housing Research Network of the National Housing Strategy. The national project examines various sub-populations of marginalized groups of people in different regions in Canada.

Documenting Indigenous Ecological Knowledge to examine Atikameg (lake whitefish) and Namegosag (lake trout) interactions in Saukiing Anishinaabekiing

“Etuaptmumk (Two-Eyed Seeing)” is a framework for bringing together different worldviews in search of mutual benefit. In partnership with the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON), this project is using an Etuaptmumk (Two-Eyed Seeing) approach to bridge Indigenous Ecological Knowledge (IEK) and Western science to inform locally relevant fisheries governance on Lake Huron. Using both knowledge systems, this project will examine the problem of declines in lake whitefish, how interactions with lake trout affect the collapse, and report on community-led solutions.