Integrating expert knowledge and camera tap surveys to assess the impacts of development on terrestrial forest carnivores

Protected areas are important wildlife refuge but carnivores have large ranges and their long-term survival could depend on their ability to exist outside parks and reserves. The intern will use expert knowledge and camera trap surveys to determine the potential for habitat outside protected areas in southwestern British Columbia, Canada to act as habitat linkages for carnivores. This area is subject to increasing development from the recreation industry so identifying the potential impacts for carnivores can help prioritize wildlife management efforts.

Seismic Assessment of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Lift Stations

Lift stations are an underground utility transporting wastewater from residential or commercial sources to wastewater treatment plants. Lift stations are defined as a post-disaster structure according to national building code of Canada, which are required to remain operational immediately after earthquakes. A wealth of evidence from historical post-earthquake reconnaissance has confirmed the excellent performance of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipelines under earthquakes.

Stress Test of a Pilot Passive Methane Oxidation Biosystem

Closed landfills are a source of uncontrolled methane (CH4) emissions negatively add to the impact of greenhouse gas emissions. These methane emissions can continue for decades after biogas extraction systems reach end-of-life. Successful land reclamation projects, such as turning an old landfill into a park, depends on low-maintenance technologies that can cope with these emissions.

Automation of multi-factorial neurodevelopmental toxicity and neurodegeneration analysis using Ananda Devices NeuroHTSTM plates

Ananda Devices has developed an innovative technology to produce high-throughput organ-on-chip technology for
commercialization in the pharma industry and cosmetic industry. For cost effective and fast commercializing the device, semi
automation/automation is required for the high throughput data analysis. Further validation of the automation algorithm is
required for data accuracy.

The role of automobility engagement in consumer response to fully automated vehicles

This project’s objective is to help improve knowledge regarding consumer perspectives of conventional car mobility and transport innovations in Canada, with particular focus on fully automated vehicles (FAVs), or vehicles that can drive themselves without requiring a driver to be paying attention. Innovations can alter the transport sector’s environmental sustainability – for example, electric vehicles are key in lowering greenhouse gas emissions, while FAV impacts are uncertain.

Customer Development Interviews for the Interview and Interrogation Assessment Instrument

This research is being conducted by a team of forensic psychologists working on a project to advance the way expert witnesses evaluate interrogations for coercion and risk factors for false confession. There is a solid base of research on coercive interrogation practices and on factors that may result in individuals being more vulnerable to coercion and false confession (e.g., youth, individuals with mental illness), yet, unlike other areas of forensic psychological assessment there exists no standardized way of evaluating coercion in police interrogations.

Automated integrity control of industrial tools using X-ray Computed Tomography (CT)

To prevent accidents and reduce risk checking the integrity of industrial tools is very vital in some industries such as oil and gas facilities, Nuclear powerplants, aerospace industries etc. These inspections are generally done manually by hand and visual inspection. Which is both time consuming and error prone. Inspection of some complex tools might require disassembling of the tool to get view if the inner components. But the mentioned industries require their systems to run maximum time possible and minimize the outage time.

Stories for Stream2Sea: Mapping changing ocean relationships and ACTION in Canadian Communities

Stories are powerful. They weave us together and shape how we see the world. This project invites ALL Canadians to be storytellers for a common cause: the health and sustainable use of the global ocean, and all waterways leading to it.
In Canada, the ocean can be understood as an interconnected expanse encompassing coastal areas, freshwater, sea ice, and the open ocean. The ocean (expanse) is changing rapidly. This project encourages Canadians to share their observations, perceptions, and actions regarding their changing ocean relationships through a form of community science journalism.

Circular Engineering Using Computational Tools for Building Adaptation Projects

An integrated methodology and platform are proposed to improve circular engineering of the built environment to reduce construction waste, carbon emissions, and costs associated with the adaptation of dated existing buildings. Novel design methodologies and technologies are explored for optimizing design option generation using various spatial, environmental and economic factors simultaneously.

Micro Geothermal Power Generation in Depleted Wells

Engineers use the earth's heat to create heat pumps, to store energy, and to generate power. As the world moves away from carbon fuels, geothermal resources are increasingly attractive, promising sustainable, reliable sources of energy. Fortunately, the oil industry has already provided infrastructure to access this resource—depleted horizontal oil and gas wells drilled to a minimal depth of 1500 m, where a supply a steady heat can be sourced at a minimum of about 60 °C.