The Affect of Fun on the Adoption of Micromobility

This research project aims to understand what factors are driving the increased usage of shared micromobility vehicles – primarily escooters – in city centres. In particular, this research seeks to understand the notion of fun as it influences how people chose to get around within a city. The findings of this inquiry will help cities understand and in turn be better prepared in planning for and in incorporating new modes into transportation strategies.

Practical implementation of an anisotropic rock mass strength model for rock slope stability analysis

As mine pit slope become higher, the implications of accurately predicted slope angles becomes greater for worker safety, environmental impact and economics. Over the past decade, data analysis and computational methods have resulted in significant research developments in this area. Utilizing these some of thee methods requires a high level of field data and large computational resources. For many projects, this may not be warranted or available.

Establishing productivities of violacein production in recombinant E.coli using CSTR batch processing

Material Futures Inc. has developed a bioprocess to manufacture coloured pigments using cells, instead of petroleum. The process is carbon neutral, renewable, and has the potential to eliminate water pollution resulting from current dyeing methods. Working with students at the University of Waterloo, Material Futures Inc. will be scaling their bioprocess while exposing students to the industrial applications of metabolic engineering and bioprocess engineering.

Genes to affordable medicines - Stream 1-A2

The Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) is a not-for-profit public-private partnership research organization that aims to accelerate the discovery of new medicines through open science. This Mitacs cluster will bring together SGC’s industry and academic collaborators to work together towards new and affordable medicines for challenging diseases. Sixty-three post-doctoral fellows will spend 2-3 years developing open source tools and knowledge for previously understudied proteins, thereby unlocking new areas of biology and identifying new opportunities for drug discovery.

Understanding Coastal Ecosystem Response to Nature-Based Climate Adaptation Methods in a Cold Climate

The maritime provinces are currently facing questions around how to create more resilient coastal communities in the face of a changing climate, specifically due to impacts of sea level rise and increasing severity and frequency of storm events. One option for adapting to climate change is to move away from hard infrastructure towards softer/greener approaches, such as nature-base adaptation solutions, also known as “building with nature”.

Development and Optimization of a Multiple Slice Cardiac Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MRI Method for Monitoring Perfusion within Infarcted Tissue

Each year approximately two out of every 1,000 Canadians experiences a heart attack. These patients are at increased risk for heart failure, a serious condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Heart inflammation that lasts too long following a heart attack may increase the risk of heart failure. The development of an imaging method to monitor this inflammation will help scientists develop and apply therapies. Dr.

Développement d’un algorithme de reconnaissance d’images de papillons tropicaux

Le nombre d’espèces qui nous entourent est si important qu’il peut être ardu, même pour les spécialistes, de toutes les identifier. Cela est particulièrement vrai pour les insectes. De plus, avec l’avènement des technologies mobiles de l’information, la quantité et la qualité des images disponibles n’a jamais été aussi importante. Grâce aux appareils photos numérique et aux téléphones intelligents, virtuellement n’importe qui peut générer des données d’observations qui peuvent être utilisées pour le suivi de la biodiversité.

Design of real-time a localization algorithm for high-flow environments on embedded processor

The deployment of tidal turbine equipment in the Bay of Fundy can potentially impact marine life in the environment. There is a large population of harbour porpoises that can be affected by this equipment, and it is important to detect their presence and locate them. In this work, a tool to visualize harbour porpoises in real-time will be developed so that it can be readily available to visitors at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy Visitor Center in Parsborro. For this purpose, a signal processing tool will be developed on a high-speed processor.

Towards development of a biodegradable polymer for use in single-use surgical gloves

The proposed university-industry research aims to develop a biodegradable polymer with a target application in personal protective equipment (PPE), aligned with the ongoing global research efforts towards Next Generation Plastics (NGPs). The new NGP is expected to fully degrade within 2-5 years when disposed in soil and exposed to a combination of water, UV and thermal-based biodegradation mechanisms.

Evaluation of PLO Micelles for Transdermal Peptide Delivery to Superficial Bone

This research aims to develop and test a transdermal delivery system for small bone healing peptide hormones. Peptides and many drug molecules do not usually penetrate the outer skin barrier, the stratum corneum, in order to treat the underlying body tissues. However, by using liposomal gel as a drug delivery medium, it is often possible to impart the transdermal delivery of several analgesic drugs, lipophilic hormones and even small peptides by using augmentative technologies.

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