The Creative Economy: Vancouver’s Untapped Resource

Vancouver consistently ranks at the top of Richard Florida’s “bohemian” and “creative” indexes. Many of its leading industries, such as film and new media, involve a significant creative component. However, the ‘creative’ sector is difficult to define and much of its activity falls outside of the traditional economy, particularly within certain communities. The grassroots creative sector in Vancouver faces two major problems: poverty and over‐regulation.

Rule Based Systems in Parametric Modeling

Computer‐Aided Design (CAD) systems have matured into comprehensive environments that enable designers to efficiently represent and refine their designs. Parametric modeling, in which a design can be easily altered after it is made, is a major recent development in the building sector of the CAD industry. Bentley's Generative Components (GC) is a one such system.

Process Visualization, Communication and Collaboration in Design Teams

Computer‐Aided Design (CAD) systems have matured into comprehensive environments that enable designers to efficiently represent and refine their designs. Parametric modeling, in which a design can be easily altered after it is made, is a major recent development in the building sector of the CAD industry. Bentley's Generative Components (GC) is one such system. It implements a suite of tools that supports designers in developing adaptable part libraries, in configuring designs to fit context and in reusing design work across projects.

Parametric Design Patterns

Computer‐Aided Design (CAD) systems have matured into comprehensive environments that enable designers to efficiently represent and refine their designs. Parametric modeling, in which a design can be easily altered after it is made, is a major recent development in the building sector of the CAD industry. Bentley's Generative Components (GC) is a one such system. To use GC effectively designers build models in logical pieces and often write programs in its scripting language. In doing so, they must use skills that are more typical to computer programming than to design.

Mathematics in Canada to 1980

The overall aim of the project is to produce a survey history of mathematics in Canada to be used as a Historical Assessment by the Canada Museum of Science and Technology. This will concentrate primarily on the period following European colonization, in both French-speaking and English‐Speaking contexts. The research team proposes to cover the period up to roughly 1980. The work is to be designed expressly to facilitate the development of museum collections on mathematics and the mathematical sciences, and will aim to identify desiderata for such collections.

Evaluation of Analytics requirements in Socio-Economic Benefits of e-Justice

The goal of this internship is to provide the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Attorney General’s Information Technology team with a set of recommendations identifying the key factors in support of a business case to be presented to the Minister in 2009. The business case will delineate key initiatives related to the design, development and delivery of a citizen‐centered electronic Justice service. These objectives fully support the stated mission and goals of the Office of the Chief Information Officer and the Attorney General of British Columbia.

Design and synthesis of co-polymers for novel photo/electrochromic hybrid materials

SWITCH Materials is developing a revolutionary new type of film for application in SMART window technology. The proposed SWITCH film will allow windows to automatically darken when exposed to sunlight, blocking harmful Ultra Violet and Infrared Radiation and improving occupancy comfort while also providing the user the ability to, at the flick of a switch, “clear” or “bleach” the windows on lowlight days to allow natural day light through the window.

Approximate Algorithms for Resequencing of Human Genome using High Throughput Short

Human genetic variation has been traditionally studied at the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) level. It is clear that, human genetic variation extends beyond single nucleotide polymorphism. New projects aimed at identifying structural variation have been initiated through the use of high throughput sequencing technologies. Although the new sequencing technologies produce short reads with respect to Sanger sequencing experiments, the focus of search for differences between a sample and its reference is moving from single based differences to structural variations.

Analysis of Decision Support System Metrics

Octothorpe Software is a decision sciences company that offers systems which organizations can use to improve their performance. This MITACS ACCELERATE internship project will be focused on developing new methods and metrics that organizations can use to improve their competitiveness. This will be achieved by developing the procedures, processes and the tools for displaying and understanding the key factors to improving the organizations success.

Structural Variations in Human Genomes Using High Throughput Short read technology

This internship will be developing tools and solving algorithmic problems related to short read technologies (the new technologies of sequencing the human genome). The problem being solved will help the biology and molecular biology researchers to use these new tools to find variations between different individuals. This will be very important step in realizing the personalized genomics dream.

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