Novel Adhesive For Use In Sternal Fixation and Application

Median sternotomy is the standard approach in heart surgery. Over 1.5M operations are performed worldwide annually; 45K in Canada. Wires are used post-operatively to close the sterna, leading to instability, micro-motion and pain. Alternative techniques lack effectiveness or are cost prohibitive. Glass polyalkenoate cements (GPCs) are used in restorative dentistry, orthodontics and ear, nose and throat surgeries.

Understanding Indigenous Graduate Students and Their Motivations to Pursue a Career in Research

The research project that will be conducted by the intern will enable the creation of a questionnaire that will later be deployed to the indigenous researcher (and graduate student) community. Most of the activities will involve gathering and analysis information from databases (i.e., Aboriginal People’s Survey) and interviews (and focus groups) to ensure that we are asking the right questions. The aim is to better understand the enablers and constraints facing indigenous researchers in Canada, in order to help design interventions that could boost the former and mitigate the latter.

Nano-Structured Adsorbents for Water Remediation systems: Removal and Biodegradation of Contaminants

According to world health organization (WHO) 80% of the diseases are water borne! Providing clean and affordable water then is one of the modern-times hurdles. Finding new remedies could mean saving thousands of lives. Therefore, my research expertise lies in the area of creating new strategies to remove hazardous contaminants saying heavy oil, hydrocarbons, heavy metal and pharmaceutical discharges from water. Through my research, I apply facile eco-friendly strategies for preparing advanced nano-based materials.

Real-time food analysis using deep learning for Diabetes Self -Monitoring

Our proposed research is to create an algorithm capable of pre-evaluating diabetes patients’ meals before they consume them with the snap of a picture. We are attempting to accomplish this goal by employing AI, machine learning as well as computer vision for real-time analysis. Our goal is to analyse a users meal to return an accurate carb count and offer portion size adjustments to reduce their blood sugar fluctuations.

Optimizing Virtual Care Solutions Capabilities to Address Cognitive Impairment

Optimizing an integrated virtual care technology solution to expand capabilities to manage patients with cognitive impairment. These enhancements will improve remote monitoring and management of patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The project will result in the development of additional tools and proprietary applications to enable comprehensive assessments in the areas of stroke and other neurological conditions.

Microfluidic Hydrogel-based Biomolecule Detection Through Novel Advection Transport

Healthcare requires the early and accurate detection of disease indicators, be they small biomolecules or viruses, which is vital for successful treatments, preventative medicine and disease prevention. Improving turnaround times for early and accurate detection will improve patient care, enable the mass screening of large populations during outbreaks and effectively reduce the diagnostic burden. We have developed a small-scale filter detection device to provide high sensitivity, while being inexpensive and portable for diagnostics at the point of care.

Creating a migration utility for a SaaS Content Management System (CMS) platform

A content management system (CMS), is an application that helps control the creation, publishing and archiving of site's content. CMSs also allow extending the functionalities of a site by installing modules or plugins. A considerable number of different CMS platforms with variety of sizes and capabilities can be found on the market. Some of the most popular CMSs are Joomla, Drupal, and WordPress. With the varies capabilities those CMS provide, organizations may decide to migrate their CMS-based Web applications to other CMS platforms to better meet their needs.

An Environmental Management System for the Town of Georgina’s Wastewater Collection System

This study will identify a practical approach to bring a standard mid-size municipality into adherence with the ISO 14001, Environmental Management System standard, for its municipal wastewater system. This will increase the levels of government regulatory compliance, resilience on municipal infrastructure and reduction of risks for basement flooding, spills and overflows of raw sewage to the environment.

Organizing Digital Film Festivals During and After COVID-19

This project aims to assess the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on film festivals locally, nationally, and internationally. Though a partnership with the Toronto Queer Film Festival (TQFF), we will survey and interview festival organizers and their audiences in order to assess how film festivals are adapting their programming online and how audiences are engaging with this new programming.

The development of nanoparticle-doped redox active hole transport materials for next-generation solar cell cathodes

Koivisto Materials Consulting Inc (KMC) is a Canadian-owned and operated for-profit company that seeks to commercialize a low-cost optically transparent photovoltaic windows and coatings. KMCs proprietary technology is based on a modified dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) architecture and novel bio-inspired dyes. The two major advantages for DSSC devices are their optical transparency and ability to operate more effectively in diffuse light conditions (cloudy days, indirect sunlight, etc.); making them amenable for urban landscapes and all interior surfaces.

Pages