How are rapid environmental changes influencing Canadian-origin Yukon River Chinook declines?

Yukon River Chinook salmon have experienced devastating declines in recent years, leading to significant impacts on Yukon First Nation citizens. To address this growing conservation issue, we have collaborated with Yukon First Nations to understand their desires for improving salmon conservation capacity, and how we can support them in this endeavour. Together, we have identified some key avenues for research: first, what is responsible for salmon declines – climate change, fishing pressure, habitat loss, too many hatchery fish, or a combination?

The Role of Cattle-based Nitrogenous Waste as a Nutrient Source for Aquatic Food-webs

This research will explore how nutrients from cattle manure moves through aquatic ecosystems in a Saskatchewan agricultural landscape. Cattle with access to the banks of water ways have the ability to alter the health of water ways and the plants, bugs, and fish that inhabit them. Indicators of ecosystem health such as water quality, algae growth, benthic macro invertebrate community structure will be analyzed in areas with and without grazing cattle.

Access and Equity for LGBTQ2S+ Businesses in Canada

The Diversity Institute (DI) aims to work in partnership with CGLCC to identify barriers for entrepreneurship in the LGBTQ2S+ community and drive inclusive innovation in the Canadian business ecosystem. Through in-depth interviews with LGBTQ2S+ business owners across Canada, recruited through CGLCC’s supplier network and diverse partners, the project aims to fill the gap in available data on these businesses.

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.