The Future of Mandatory Charging for Intimate Partner Violence: Status quo or alternative direction?

According to the Ontario Domestic Violence Advisory Council (DVAC, 2009), legislative responses to violence against women were introduced across Canada in the 1980s. These policies included provisions for mandatory police-laid charges against perpetrators of domestic violence. The DVAC report noted numerous unintended negative consequences of these policies and recommended an impact study which was never conducted.

A Novel Approach to the Design of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Humanitarian Initiatives

Development of an engineering model using data from a piloted aircraft to facilitate the creation of a flight controller for the aircraft, allowing automated flight.

Modified GLARE using GRIP Metal™ Technology

Nucap developed a new bonding technology (GRIP Metal™) that has been primarily used to connect backing plates with braking pads used in automotive disk braking systems. Nucap wishes to explore the technology towards different applications. In this proposal, fibre metal laminates used in the aerospace industry, in particular, GLARE (glass laminate aluminum reinforced epoxy) will be investigated experimentally (tensile, shearing, and impact tests) and compared against modified GLARE with GRIP Metal™ technology.

Improving bend gesture accuracy using simulated tactile properties

Bend gestures on flexible devices allow users to provide subtle and continuous input to a computing device by bending a corner or a side of the device in question. The depth of bend can be used to control, for example, the speed at which the user scrolls through a document. This kind of input could be made more precise through the incorporation of tactile, or touchbased, feedback. By embedding a flexible device with vibrating elements, we will be able to simulate the properties of real-life materials.

Investigation of the protein-protein interaction network of an anti-oxidant protein TPxGl in the human malaria parasite P. falciparum

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting humans with more than 214 million cases worldwide. The most dangerous (and most common) form of malaria is caused by Plasmodium falciparum. Understanding the fundamental biological mechanisms of this parasite is crucial for developing therapies to combat the humanitarian crisis caused by the spread of this disease. In order to unravel the mechanisms of how proteins are transported within the cellular environment of this parasite we must first understand how various proteins interact with one another (a network of interactions).

Value added monomers and polymers from renewable sources

Enormous research and commercial activities on utilization of bio-based materials to replace petroleum-based chemicals are currently taking place around world, aiming at the reduction of pollution and global warming. Among them, L-Cysteine which contains a thiol (-SH), amino (-NH2) group and carboxylic acid (-COOH) group. It is considered to be a unique building block for construction of a variety of functional compounds and polymers. Therefore, a series of high molecular weight polymers from L-cysteine based diketopiperazine (DKP) have been synthesized through simple and clean processes.

DFT calculation of H abstraction reactions of phenyl-?-naphtylamine with alkyperoxy radicals

Lubricating oil degradation is a ubiquitous problem in industrial machinery. In general, this process includes the thermal breakdown, oxidation, and polymerization of the oil molecules as they turn into undesirable by-products while the lubricant ages. Primary antioxidants, also known as radical scavengers, are regularly added to the lubricant to remove the initial peroxy and alkyl radicals. As a large number of industrial applications rely on the use of such additives, it is therefore very important to have solid knowledge of the efficiency of each type of antioxidant molecule.

White pine endophytes: improving tolerance to white pine blister rust

White pine blister rust is a serious disease of pine, an ecologically and economically important forest species in Ontario and the Maritime Provinces. In western Canada, this pathogen has virtually eliminated pine as a commercial species and the disease now threatens eastern Canada. Endophytes are fungi that live in the leaves of various plants including conifers. In collaboration with the Miller lab, JD Irving, Limited has invested in the potential of spruce endophytes to increase tolerance to an insect pest, the spruce budworm.

Cumulative effects of air exposure and extended angling time after repeat capture on endangered mahseer (Tor khudree)

Catch-and-release has been promoted as a strategy to relieve pressure on fish populations, yet target species respond to the practice in different ways, and the same fish may respond differently to multiple captures. These nuances are critical in recreational fisheries targeting endangered species, particularly in areas where individuals are likely to experience multiple captures. Recent research efforts examining the responses of the endangered T.

Self-replicating technology will enable a new era of space exploration

During his 12-week internship, Leonardo is helping develop a self-replicating, solar-powered, 3-D printing machine for the moon that can mine lunar bedrock — like dust, soil, and broken rocks — extract the raw materials, and input them into a series of 3-D printers. The printer is then able to construct its own parts that can be used in future space settlements or shipped back to earth. 

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