Applying Low-Field, Bench-Top NMR Technology for the Rapid, On-Site Analysis of Critical Metrics in Wine Grapes and Wine

Vineyards, as with many other agriculture-based industries, often deal with time-sensitive decisions regarding how to manage their grapes to ensure the production of high-quality crops. Similarly, wineries need information quickly during fermentation to help guide winemaker interventions. Existing methods of obtaining the information needed by grape growers and winemakers is often time-intensive to collect.

Faith-Based Discrimination and Mental Health: Gaps in Service for Muslim Women Seeking Mental Health Care Services

Members of Canada’s Muslim communities face unique mental health care needs as their racial and religious background informs identify and experience. Researchers, advocates and service providers are starting to understand the unique mental health needs of Muslim communities, but we are still learning about how the mental health care system can provide the most appropriate supports and services. This community-based study draws on the personal experiences of Muslim women and mental health workers to understand what is working well for this community and what needs to be improved.

Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Practice Research Project

The purpose of this project is to conduct a document review of select philanthropic foundations to investigate the policies and practices used by foundations to address DEI. The intern will also lead knowledge generation and knowledge mobilizations activities in the form of issue briefs and learning sessions to engage foundation staff and board members to their increase awareness and facilitate knowledge exchange and peer learning of DEI policies and practices.

Virtual Wind Tunnel Development for Optimizing Olympic and Paralympic Athlete Aerodynamics

Success in track cycling requires high athlete power and low aerodynamic losses. The latter is primarily dominated by rider position, and athletes and trainers will spend countless hours seeking any slight reduction. This is largely accomplished via trial and error either on the track or in an expensive wind tunnel. This project aims to help Canadian Olympic athletes improve their aerodynamic positioning using computational fluid mechanics. A rider is scanned into a computer model, which can then be rigorously tested in a variety of configurations.

Implementation of New Constitutive Models in SoilVision's Products

Application of numerical tools is an integral part of engineering design nowadays. Commercially available software provides engineers powerful tools to design new infrastructure and/or assess the performance of natural and built structures.
SoilVision Systems Ltd. (SVS) provides next-generation finite-element numerical modeling software technologies to geotechnical, geoenvironmental, and hydrogeological engineers worldwide.
The proposed research will focus on two SVS's products: SVSOLID and SVSEISMIC.

Integrated computational intelligence for forecasting import and export volumes of commodities

The global seaborne trade is growing rapidly and being supported by shipping, one of the major transportation tools around the world. With the satellite and terrestrial AIS (Automatic Identification System) data, it is possible to track the trajectories of vessels carrying commodities. The capability to accurately forecast the import and export volumes and types of commodities will potentially enable the maximization of business trading profits. This research aims to develop forecasting algorithms to predict the trading in the business with the vessel tracking and cargo inspection data.

Numerical and experimental analysis of the capture efficiency of domestic range hoods

Cooking activities are the main source of indoor pollutant emissions. Domestic range hoods are the most efficient technology to ensure a good indoor air quality. However, a label guaranteeing a high capture efficiency does not exist yet in North America. Thus, running low efficient hoods at high air flowrates during and after cooking may ensure low concentrations of indoor pollutants in the kitchen, while being high energy demanding and noisy and leading to depressurize airtight.

Toronto’s City Diplomacy: Arts, Culture, and Heritage

Our project, Toronto’s City Diplomacy: Arts, Culture, and Heritage, brings together scholars and practitioners in the cultural disciplines to consider how the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) engages in cultural diplomacy and cultural networks locally and globally.

Enhanced Model Suitability Analysis in Catastrophe Modelling through an Improved Understanding of the Seismic Hazard in Western Canada

One of the most destructive natural disasters that Canada could experience is a major earthquake affecting a highly-populated area. A 2013 study commissioned by the Insurance Bureau of Canada estimated that a magnitude 9.0 earthquake in British Columbia, and a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in the Quebec City-Montreal-Ottawa corridor would result in financial losses of almost $75 billion and $61 billion, respectively.

The Essence of Improvisation: Promoting Emotional Fitness in Employees, Products, and Customer Experiences

My proposal directly builds on my Ph.D. work, which has concerned how musical and theatre improvisation can be applied in business and public health settings to promote cognitive and social-cognitive goals.