Integrating social enterprise elements within a sexual assault centre

The purpose of this project is to develop and pilot a social enterprise for a sexual assault centre. In this context, the term social enterprise refers to adding revenue-generating services to the sexual assault centre. The proposed idea for the social enterprise is to offer training modules and educational material on a variety of topics. The project consists of creating, marketing, and implementing accessible training modules. Research conducted will include focus group to test out the training material.

Improving predictive maintenance of marine vessels based on digital twin’s remote real-time monitoring system in the maritime 4.0 era

The master’s degree thesis will be on developing digital twin remote real-time monitoring systems to improve the predictive maintenance of in-service equipment on marine/offshore vessels. This will result in safer sailing because it will be possible to predict when and where failures occur, so that the appropriate corrective actions are initiated in time.

The incorporation of traditional physical activity as means to promote positive mental wellness in Southern Labrador Inuit

The research will reincorporate kayaking into NCC communities by having elders teach kayak-building skills. Afterward, we will train participants in safe kayaking skills and practices. We will give participants kayaking exercise programs to promote frequent kayaking. The objective is to create a more active population using traditional cultural practices. We hope this will aid in decolonization and improve wellness within the community. A docuseries will incorporate storytelling and the kayak process as a form of knowledge translation.

Bioenergy production through mixed culture

The adverse impacts of fossil fuels on the environment, specifically climate change, have intensified the need for finding a sustainable alternative source of energy. Numerous studies have postulated that biotechnology development, focusing on biofuel production processes, could be a suitable solution for sustainable energy production. The utilization of microorganisms, such as microalgae, is one of the basic strategies to produce biodiesel, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals.

Sustainable Energy Production Using Biomass Gasification

Considerable growth in the global population and economy leads to an increase in fuel demand. This requires production of clean fuels with minimum CO2 emissions to maintain climate, energy, political, and social security. Hydrogen is a promising carbon-free fuel that can be produced from various renewable sources such as wind and biological systems. The microalgal hydrogen production has potentials of negative CO2 emissions and is less energy intensive, compared to the fossil fuel-based hydrogen production.

Opportunities and obstacles for renewable energy development

St. Anthony is the largest town on Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula and is connected to Newfoundland's island grid by a 248 km transmission line. This research will investigate the best locations for wind turbine installation.

Food waste management in NL Industrial-Commercial-Institutional sectors

Organic food waste is a significant stream of municipal solid waste generated in the Industrial-Commercial-Institutional (ICI) sectors in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). Composting has been regarded as an effective way of handling this waste stream. This project will develop a comprehensive composting-based management system. to optimize the organic food waste collection and composting locations.

A study to determine if the Parkinson’s Remote Interactive Monitoring System (PRIMS) digital assessment tool is a cost-effective and useful alternative to traditional Parkinson’s Disease (PD) assessments.

Previous studies have demonstrated that virtual visits and telehealth are cost-effective and result in savings. PRIMS developed by PragmaClin Research Inc. of St. John's is an easy-to-use digital system which can accurately quantify motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The technology collects and analyzes motor and non-motor data in real-time and automatically applies a disease severity rating. The system precisely follows a recognized international standard for determining a patient’s disease status.

Development of a research prototype user interface for secure data sharing

In this project, we are trying to expose our existing core system functionalities to a public user interface. We will design, implement and test a research prototype user interface that can provide simple and flexible content sharing over a web-based user interface (UI) for organizations such as healthcare or surveillance systems that require a mechanism for (patrial-)sharing content between users in a simple way while providing a chain of custody.

Ocean Waves to Power Data Monitoring Buoys

This project aims to design sustainable new microsystems to power data monitoring buoys that can provide a sustainable power source using the ocean waves dynamics. The proposed project will result in significant advances in three long-standing challenges in energy harvesters-based micro devices powering the data monitoring buoys using the ocean waves. These include low frequencies of the ocean waves, mechanical failures due to (high mechanical stress) of the ocean waves, and the efficiency of the energy harvesters-based microdevices.