Impact Evaluation and Developmental Evaluation Planning with a Community- Based Not-for-Profit Organisation Focussed on Poverty Reduction

The purpose of this project is to assist a community non-profit organisation to build a comprehensive plan to evaluate its poverty reduction initiatives and activities. The agency partners with other non-profit agencies as well as with government partners, other stakeholders, and persons with lived/living experience.

Deep Learning based Real-time Object Recognition and Tracking for Immersive Training and Maintenance Applications

The immersive software market, which includes virtual, augmented and mixed reality, is expected to see tremendous global growth over the next five years as players from all sectors race to identify and capture market opportunities of the technology.
This project investigates into the business and technical aspects of immersive training and maintenance applications by taking various case studies.

Exploring the Determinants for Start-up Success

Start-ups face several challenges throughout in their attempts to position themselves as goods or services providers. In fact, they can fail at different growth stages. Particularly, they terminate operations before their value propositions advance to solidified business models.

Building a Mobile Platform to Identify Factors that Impact Student Success and Mental Health Related to Their Living Arrangements

This research seeks to discover how matching roommates can improve the living experience, academic progress, retention and mental health of students. It would be carried out using automated questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, surveys to extract user information. The research would help build a platform that can successfully match students based on preferences to help them make the right decision in selecting a roommate and achieve the above set goals.

Retail Supply Chain Predictive Analytics

The project aims predict the demand of customers for small and medium size businesses. Forecasting models will be developed analyze historical data to understand patterns and correlations. Machine learning will be applied to determine how the accuracy can be improved over existing statistical methods, such as Fourier Regression Analysis which is commonly used in retail demand chain management. The demand forecasting model will examine customer behavior and the context surrounding that behavior, including upcoming holidays, the weather, or a recent event such as COVID-19.

Success story ‘Cabot Link’ - Can luxury tourism development, and the inclusion of non-academic learning activities as a travel experience, help economically neglected regions in Nova Scotia to prosper?

This Research is an inspirational case study, addressing Nova Scotia’s challenged Tourism Industry, by investigating in an unprecedented tourism development in Cape Breton: The Cabot Links in Inverness Nova Scotia. Discovering the process in detail may inform and inspire, but also prevent similar projects from future delays such as those that beset one of the now recognized top links golf courses in the world. The study will be performed through review of literature and media reports, conducted interviews with key constituents and follow government documentation.

Setup for Success: Improving pathways for talent retention

There is a perceived talent supply and demand gap in Nova Scotia’s ICT and digital tech sector and recruitment is at top of mind for employers. Hiring new employees can be time consuming and costly, however a well-planned onboarding program can increase the proficiency of a new hire and increase retention rates. The objective of the proposed research is to (1) examine best practices for employee onboarding and (2) investigate current practices within the tech sector. To answer these questions, we will conduct a literature review and deploy an industry-wide survey.

Investigating the use of various methods of marketing collaborations, and their success criteria and limitations, of business-with-business and business-with-influencer collaborations in North America.

3337962 Nova Scotia Limited (www.outsparkai.com) is a startup dedicated to help businesses scale, particularly with marketing intelligence. The continuing rapid growth in digital media adoption has resulted in a tremendous increase in collaboration based marketing. Influencer marketing, for instance, was predicted to more than double from $5.5bn in 2019 to $15bn in 2022. However, despite this growth in marketing collaborations, the subject hasn’t been deeply studied in academic literature.

Using a mobile application to support at-risk student re-entry into post-secondary education in the era of COVID-19

The aim of this 2-year project is to do research to inform the development of, and fully test and develop a mobile application designed to improve the experience of (particularly at-risk) post-secondary (PSE) students in addressing COVID-19-related issues. Our key concern is that COVID-19 has not only disrupted important and significant developmental experiences that improve student experience and success, but it has also caused challenges in students’ lives away from university that will spill over into their experience of being post-secondary students.

Daily Question Assessment Methodology: The Development and Validation of Industrial-Organizational Constructs and Methodologies for Business Intelligence Application

Many well-constructed, validated survey instruments in the field of industrial/organizational psychology are lengthy and complex to score and interpret. This is a significant issue as the intent of developing survey instruments is for their translation into industry practice. Short form survey instruments are becoming an increasingly common alternative for collecting data (Fisher, Matthews, & Gibbons, 2015). The objective of this research project is to create efficient survey instruments and methodologies.

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