A Framework for Assessing an Innovation Nexus on Social Inclusion

This research project is part of a broader initiative to establish an “Innovation Nexus on Social Inclusion”, a center for collaborative action-oriented learning to initiate and evaluate innovative strategies for social inclusion. It is being hosted by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Ontario in partnership with the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) and Conrad Grebel University College.

Exploring the effectiveness of a pilot parasport coach mentorship program.

Informal learning involves acquiring knowledge outside of a structured setting in which
learning is self-directed and developed from experience, exposure, and interactions with their
environments (Nelson et al., 2006).

Equity in Rural Transit: Investigating the Feasibility of Permanent Public Transit in Wellington County, Ontario

The availability and reliability of public transit has been a long standing equity issue for residents living in rural communities. This issue significantly impacts those who have lower incomes, the elderly, children, and people with disabilities. Access to of consistent and secure funding has been the main factor challenging the sustainability of rural transit. This research focuses on understanding funding opportunities, challenges, and solutions for rural communities through a case-study of RIDE WELL in Wellington County, Ontario.

Public Transit Feasibility Study for the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay

The Town of Happy Valley – Goose Bay is located in the central part of Labrador on the coast of Lake Melville and Churchill River and as such it plays a significant role in the area as a place of employment, education sectors, healthcare facilities, shopping, municipal services and healthcare facilities. With a population of 8,109 in 2016, it observed a huge surge in population between 1971 and 1991 in particular. The community is growing day by day but there is no existence of public transit here.

Structural investigation of a bispecific antibody for treatment of HER2-expressing cancers

Zanidatamab is an antibody being evaluated in clinical trials to treat breast cancer, biliary tract cancer and gastroesophageal adenocarcinomas linked to the overabundance of a protein known as HER2. Zanidatamab was developed to bind to two copies of HER2 in tandem instead of one, increasing its binding affinity and improving its inhibition of HER2 tumor-promoting activities. The binding of each zanidatamab to two copies of HER2 is proposed to form a network of HER2 linked by zanidatamab.

COVID-19, Women’s Mental Health and Therapeutic Recreation in Yukon Territory.

The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of women is currently unknown in Yukon Territory. Women have experienced unemployment, domestic violence and greater caregiving responsibilities because of COVID-19. It is important to support women's mental health during the pandemic. Therapeutic Recreation is a healthcare profession that uses leisure and recreation to improve health and wellbeing. Therapeutic Recreation provides positive leisure experiences that can reduce the impacts of C19 on women’s mental health.

Integration of Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) to improve workflow of reconstruction projects and space utilization

The focus of this project will be how modern technologies, specifically static and mobile laser scanners, drone photogrammetry, and Virtual Reality (VR) can be applied to solve issues related to renovating and utilizing (repurposing) old buildings. This is a multi-disciplinary approach with college interns from Geomatics Engineering and Architecture Engineering programs.

Measurement of Tailings Particles Transport Driven by Wind Erosion at Porcupine Tailings Storage Facility

This project is designed to characterize the effect of flocculant addition to mine tailings for the reduction of mine dust dispersion. Mine dust prevention is of importance for mine management as well as to reduce the possible dispersion of dust to nearby urban centers like Timmins and Porcupine Lake. To assess the effect of flocculation, we will use collected micrometeorological data as well as tailings material characterization to parameterize wind erosion and dispersion models. The project results will help provide recommendations towards the development of a dust emission management plan.

Integration sound considerations into the Montreal nightlife policy

Noise affects everyone, and our cities try to limit noise impacts through effective policy. We focus on the issue of night noise, where the needs of different people can vary widely between wanting quiet for sleeping and for the great nightlife that cities are known for. This collaboration between the City of Montreal and the Sounds in the City research team uses Montreal as a living laboratory to develop new tools and methods to take sound into account when developing and evaluating a new nightlife policy.

Pulsating Airlift Pumps for Vertical Farming Applications

The need for food (26.6% increase since the year 2000 according to Statistics Canada 2016) and the cost of energy are increasing rapidly as the world population continues to grow exponentially. Moreover, world-wide demand for fresh water is rapidly increasing while supply is very limited. Agriculture uses 70% of the global fresh water supply as compared to hydroponics that only use 10%. However, these systems require large amounts of energy to operate. Reducing energy cost and improving productivity is critical for the sector to expand.