Social enterprises are businesses whose primary purpose is to create social and/or environmental impact.
This study will seek to understand how to grow these businesses to create more social or environmental
impact while being financially sustainable. This study will interview social enterprises to understand how they
work, how they are trying to grow and what challenges they encounter while doing so. From the findings of
this research, we hope to better understand how to strengthen the social enterprise sector in Canada.
A new method to determine whether wildlife are present in certain habitats has been developed that involves collecting environmental samples (water, soil, air) and testing them in a laboratory for the presence of cells and tissue that have been shed by wildlife into their environment. These cells and tissue can include hair, saliva, skin cells, faeces, urine, and once shed are referred to as environmental DNA or eDNA.
This project focuses on a herd of wild bighorn sheep on Kamloops Lake in the Secwépemc Territory of southern interior BC. The first goal of the project is to monitor lamb survival and assess habitat conditions for the Kamloops Lake herd over two years. The second goal of the project is to document Secwépemc Traditional Ecological Knowledge about the Kamloops Lake herd to strengthen our understanding of the herd’s history and ecology. The results of our study will help our partners to develop strategies on how to protect bighorn sheep and their habitat.
Renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectric dams, provide electricity to many Canadians and are important for meeting climate change targets. However, during construction, dams permanently alter the physical characteristics of the river systems and this may have consequences for the species using these ecosystems. This project will evaluate the potential changes in the distribution, abundance, diet, and mercury levels of Bank Swallow populations on the Peace River in British Columbia following reservoir filling for the Site C dam.
There are significant mental health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada, largely due to a legacy of colonization. Though Indigenous health is legally a federal responsibility, mental health services vary dramatically between provinces and territories.
CPA has noticed current issues in the recruitment process of accounting students from Post-Secondary Institutions (PSI). Because accounting firms and industry rely on PSI for most of their new employees, CPA decided that they want to design and implement new programs to help better prepare students for their future accounting career. Through this internship, we will look at previously used systems and programs through focus groups, as well as gain new ideas through surveys.
Social enterprises are businesses whose primary purpose is to create social and/or environmental impact. This study will seek to understand how to grow these businesses to create more social or environmental impact while being financially sustainable. This study will interview social enterprises to understand how they work, how they are trying to grow and what challenges they encounter while doing so. From the findings of this research, we hope to better understand how to strengthen the social enterprise sector in Canada.
In this project, the intern will determine the identity of the bacterial species present in the BioLogix consortium, as well as determine how to best grow these bacteria in the lab and in the field. The intern will also use this information to aid in the design of technology and equipment to effectively grow BioLogix in the field. By the end of this research Delta Remediation can expect to have received information regarding the species present in their product, how to best grow those species in the lab and design help for technology to grow their product in the field.
While numerous reports have depicted positive experiences leveraging Electronic Health Record (EHR) information to facilitate clinical trial recruitment, matching and eligibility screening (ES) is still conducted manually in most cases. Manual ES usually involves an extensive examination of patient records and trial criteria descriptions, a challenging and laborious process that creates a significant financial burden for any healthcare facility.
FortisBC proposes to replace a pipeline in Kamloops, B.C. Of concern are habitat losses, loss of native plant communities and alteration of the composition of plant communities due to introduction of invasive species. My research addresses the role of order of seed arrival, called priority effects, and soil amendments such as straw matting and wood ash in facilitating ecosystem restoration after pipeline replacement.