Ontario__Carleton University

A limited number of fully funded fellowships are available. However, Mitacs strongly recommends that you confirm the availability of $5,000 per year from your academic supervisor or university before applying.
Fellowships will be awarded competitively.

Topology and handover management scheme for satellite networks toenable seamless terrestrial and satellite networks integration

In the near future, a large quantity of satellites will be used to provide Internet and communication services everywhere on Earth. Most of these satellites will be moving at very high speeds on orbits close to Earth which implies the satellites will be moving relative to a user on the ground. As a result, the links between the ground and the satellite will experience frequent disconnections; a user will be disconnected from a satellite rapidly moving out of sight and the connection will be re-established with another satellite coming into view.

The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Defense Policy

How technology relates to Canadian national defence policy, strategy, and planning is not well understood. To date, much of the research on emerging technology in the military focuses on concerns over ethics, privacy, human rights, and governance, largely overshadowing equally important research on the way technology intersects with military strategy and tactics, defence recruitment and training, and alliance politics and national policy.

Micro-Histories of Transnational Humanitarian Aid: Co-Creation of Knowledge, Policy, and Education Materials

This project will involve the research and production of micro-histories of non-profit humanitarian organizations based in Canada. By examining small moments in the foundation and work of these organizations, our goal is to contribute to a better understanding of the role of Canadian civil society organizations in international humanitarian programs. Our partners work in a variety of sectors (from refugees to resource extraction-based violence) and in a variety of countries (from Lebanon to DR Congo).

Systematic development of novel peptide-derived therapeutics for the inhibition of lysine-modifying enzymes for the treatment of cancer

Cancer will affect 2 in every 5 Canadians in their lifetime, with just over 25% representing new breast cancer diagnoses in women. Despite significant progress in the treatment of the most common cancer in women, resistance to chemotherapeutic agents remains a consistent obstacle in terms of the successful treatment of many types of breast cancers. The Mitacs-funded collaboration between NuvoBio and the Biggar lab at Carleton University is seeking to address this issue by systematically designing and developing peptide-based inhibitors that hold the promise as new therapeutics.

Harnessing digital tools for Cultural Heritage Promotion and Conservation

Cultural Heritage is the legacy of the past that needs to be protected and tarnsmitetd to future generation, its conservation makes part of the sustainable development goals of the United Nations Conservation. This proposal is focused on the development of a digital information platform for conveying the importance of conservation and protection of cultural heritage places at a global scale by harnessing advanced reality-capture techniques for recording heritage places.

The Vape Mediascape: Youth, E-cigarettes, and Health Policy

A survey, comprised of 20 questions, and organized according to the following four categories/themes: 1) Patterns of use; 2) Perceived health risks; 3) Access to e-cigarettes; and 4) Exposure to cultural content (i.e. marketing and advertisements) will be distributed to a minimum of 100 students from grades 7-12 in the Ottawa private school system. The survey will also include attached images of e-cigarettes advertisements with open-ended questions to better grasp how survey respondents perceive e-cigarette ads.

Understanding helmet design and performance based on size, fit, and component analysis

The main concern for helmet performance is the reduction of skull and brain injury risk during impact events. Combinations of shell materials, foams, and three-dimensional engineered structures are used to design hockey helmets. Using current helmet evaluation techniques, the contributions of each of these components cannot be directly assessed. In the proposed work, high-speed X-ray imaging will be used to obtain full-field, time-resolved internal monitoring and measurement of helmet component deformation and interaction with a head surrogate (headform).

Efficacy Assessment and Improvement of an Allergen Dispersion System in an Exposure Room

Red Maple Trials (Ottawa, ON) created a new facility where patients can be exposed to airborne allergens. In this facility, the patient’s symptoms (with or without medication intervention) can be monitored in a controlled manner. In the current project, airborne allergen (pollen and dust mites) concentration and size distribution will be monitored in time. It is expected that more homogeneous allergen concentration and spatial distribution in this exposure room will allow better competitiveness for the company to attract pharmaceutical companies.

Automatic Understanding of the Semantics of Source Code For IdentifyingSensitive Code Fragments

Source code is what programmers write as instructions to the computer to execute to complete a desired task. All operating systems and applications on a computer or a mobile device is a runnable version of a compiled source code. Experienced programmers can easily browse and understand source code in different programming languages because they have the necessary technical background that is not available for every-day users.