Identifying Microaggressions Experienced by BIPOC Engineering Students across Higher Education in Ontario

Acknowledging that discrimination and prejudice of various sorts (e.g., verbal, behavioural, environmental) continue to exist in the education system, this research seeks to address how and why microaggressions against Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), within engineering departments, show up among peers in classrooms, across interactions in lab environments, group-activities, and more.

Towards an Understanding of Best Practices in Goal Attainment Scaling Implementation and Feasibility

When a patient seeks treatment, it is crucial to involve them in the decision-making process. One way to do this is to have a scale/measure that allows for the patient's input on the goals that are most relevant to them. Goal attainment scaling is one measure that involves patients by including a collaborative goalsetting process between the physician and patient. However, this scale is rarely used in clinical practice settings as there are no published clear guidelines to apply the scale.

Promoting Equity in Online Learning through Understanding and Supporting Cognitive Needs

Learning Management Systems (LMSs) enable schools to offer education online. This is helpful during the current COVID times. It is important that every learner is able to participate in the online learning experience. For this, the needs of learners with disabilities must be supported. Many of these are cognitive needs; they involve thinking, feeling, focusing, and understanding. Such needs are not understood as much as the needs around seeing, hearing, and operating a computer.

Satellite Monitoring and Surveillance of Habitat for Right Whales

The critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whale resides in waters with busy shipping lanes in the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where incidents of ship strikes have proven to be a primary cause of whale death, resulting in their numbers dwindling to less than 400. Though the implementation of speed limits for ships has been somewhat successful in reducing mortality should a collision occur, a lack of knowledge as to the whereabouts of the whales has prevented ships from being able to avoid collisions entirely.

NANOSTRUCTURE COATED PBO (ZYLON) FIBERS FOR LIGHTWEIGHT AND HIGH-STRENGTH STRATOSPHERIC APPLICATIONS

The idea of airships to have blimps carry heavy loads into remote areas, has been discussed for years in Canada. Such a futuristic concept has recently been brought into reality by Sceye Inc. which created a new class of airship capable of flying the unchartered stratosphere. However, Zylon (PBO) fibers, the main component of airship envelope, typically suffer from environmental degradation when exposed to high humidity, ultraviolet (UV), and ozone in the harsh operation environment.

Developing an unbiased robust algorithm for objective diagnostic classification of most common types of dementia

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s with cerebrovascular disease (AD-CVD) are the two most common types of dementia in elderly population. Differential diagnosis of dementia type in early stage is challenging due to overlapping symptoms and mixed etiologies. Current diagnostic techniques are invasive, expensive, or lack independent validation. An early detection of dementia type helps enabling better personalized treatments. Electrovestibulography (EVestG) showed promising preliminary results in early detection of dementia types.

Immunomodulatory fusion proteins to treat solid malignancies.

Immunotherapies are transforming conventional cancer treatments with significant improvement of patient survival rates. FDA-approved immunotherapies (immune checkpoint inhibitors, ICIs) have shown remarkable success in the treatment of hematologic malignancies but very low response rate in patients with solid tumors. Therefore, there is an urgent need for novel therapies against solid malignancies. Cura Therapeutics is developing innovative immunotherapies to cure solid malignancies and infectious diseases.

Plant-wild bee relationships of camas meadows and their phenology along an elevation gradient in the Lower Columbia Region, British Columbia.

The floodplain of the Columbia River in southeastern British Columbia is known for large meadows of camas, a blue flowering plant that has deep historical and cultural significance to Interior Salish communities in the region. Camas is also likely to be ecologically-significant, playing a keystone role in these meadows. It is visited by a large number of wild bees, and these bees contribute to its pollination and the pollination of other wild flowers that grow nearby.

Évaluation de scénarios de gestion intégrée et soutenable de l’eau dans le complexe tourbeux de Lanoraie

Le complexe tourbeux de Lanoraie fait l’objet de conflits d’usage de l’eau depuis plusieurs années et l’évolution récente de la tourbière montre une transformation très marquée de la végétation depuis 70 ans. La hausse des pompages pour l’irrigation des cultures de pommes de terre, combinée à une succession d’étés secs, a exacerbé les conflits d’usage de l’eau. Le but de ce projet est d’obtenir des données nouvelles pour concilier à la fois les prélèvements en eau pour l’irrigation des cultures et le maintien des fonctions hydrologiques et écologiques du complexe tourbeux.

Identifying forests with old growth potential in the Credit River Watershed

Old growth forests provide important ecological services including carbon storage and habitats for a diverse array of species, yet they are often rare across the landscape. These forests are often challenging to identify due to the lack of concrete definitions of what constitutes old growth, as well as the lack of understanding of the typical features of old growth forests.

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