Rogers “Innovation Pitch”

To take an innovative look at issues facing Rogers hockey coverage, community outreach and engagement and opportunities for value creation by reaching new hockey audiences. The goal will be to connect with and develop students across the country who are interested in sports media and business. At the same time, to also develop important thought leadership on the challenges and opportunities facing Rogers as it enters into the groundbreaking hockey media rights deal starting in 2014.

Identifying Areas of Assessment for Strategic Asset Development Tool

Tulkita's clients are facing challenges related to improving the operational effectiveness of IT. The objective of this research is to identify the specific areas requiring assessment, which will eventually lead to the development of an assessment tool to be used by Tulkita consultants. My research will consist of establishing the needs of Tulkita's clients, identifying the frameworks currently being used by Tulkita consultants, and evaluating existing IT management frameworks in the industry.

Vision Guided Robotics for Laser/MIG Welding Seam Tracking

Weight reduction has been one of major driving forces of research and innovation in automotive industries. Changing from the conventional Laser overlap welding to edge welding could save 50% of total weight of joint flanges of workpiece. Also, edge welding can significantly improve the welded joint mechanical properties. However, edge welding is challenging since the thin laser beam needs to be guided on the joint constantly within tight boundaries. For this reason, project of vision-guided robotics for laser/MIG welding seam tracking is proposed.

Development of Colour-Changing Indicator Label for Healthcare Applications

Lunanos Inc. and Ryerson University's School of Graphic Communications Management are seeking to collaborate on a six-month project to develop an innovative colour-changing indicator label that will be used in healthcare facilities to track the cleaning of various equipment and surfaces to reduce the frequency of healthcare-associated infections (HAI). In Canada, 1 in 10 patients admitted to a hospital picks up an infection and it is estimated that 30-50% of these cases are preventable through better infection prevention and control.

Anti-islanding detection for renewable energy systems in distribution system

Integration of renewable energy systems into grid is an effective solution to the electric energy shortage and environmental pollution. A number of technical challenges may arise with increased grid-connected renewable energy systems. One of the most important issues is how to achieve the islanding protection. Many anti-islanding detection methods have been reported for single renewable energy systems in the last decades. In practice, however, the multi-unit systems are distributed in different feeders. Consequently, all of the existing methods might fail in this case.

Using CityEngine for Parameterized 3D Modeling of Regional Growth Scenarios

In 2006, the Government of Ontario introduced “Places to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe” to control urban sprawl, protect farmland and green spaces, create complete communities and revitalize downtowns and urban centres. Key specifications include minimum intensification targets, such as requiring 40% of new residential development to occur in existing built-up areas. A recently published report by Allen and Campsie (2013) found that many municipalities across the Toronto region are not planning to adhere to the mandated intensifications targets.

Energy Management and Control System for Off-Grid System

The goal of this research is to facilitate utilization of solar energy in Caribbean islands. Currently, the Caribbean islands mainly depend on the scarce oil-based energy resources. This research will assess and define cost effective suitable solar-PV technology with storage and associated energy management and control system for utilization of the solar energy resources available in the Caribbean Islands. The proposed research will minimize operational cost, enable efficient distribution and utilization of energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emission.

Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 years on

This project represents the final phase of an extensive research project, culminating in an exhibition of national significance on the subject of Canada’s 1967 Centennial architectural projects and their role in the creation of national identity. The intern’s role is related to two main areas of activity: a curatorial exercise that involves the selection of material for exhibition in relation to the curatorial position, established by the academic supervisor; and design, production and fabrication of exhibition elements in collaboration with the industry partner, RVTR.

Addressing Racism in Toronto

Addressing Racism in Toronto’’ is a one-year project to be conducted by Urban Alliance on Race Relations (UARR). The aim of this community-based research venture is to identify issues of access, equity and inclusion for two highly vulnerable and marginalized groups in Toronto: the Somali Canadian community and racialized LGBTQ persons who are homeless.

Development of high surface quality and large static displacement translating micromirror for MEMS FTIRS with application to alcohol interlock

This project is to develop a micromirror with large static translation displacement and high surface quality by combining two microfabrication processes.