Smart drones designed by intern from India get to root of farm problem

Border closures and international travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic aren’t stopping some of the world’s top talent from collaborating with Canadian researchers this summer. Relying on video calls and other advanced technology tools, Hina Tomar, an undergraduate student at Aligarh Muslim University’s Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, in India, is one of over 1,000 students from 12 countries working remotely on leading-edge research with universities in Canada during the summer of 2021.

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Liquid biopsy for the discovery of new methods of cancer diagnosis and new treatment strategies

Despite the improvements in cancer diagnostic and treatment, cancer is still a leading cause of death in Canada with 30% of all deaths. Some cancers, like pancreatic cancer (PC), still have poor survival rates due to the lack of early diagnosis and good prognostics markers. The Atlantic Cancer Research Institute (ACRI) has developed a proprietary technology to capture extracellular vesicles (EVs) from various biofluids with the goal to deliver precision medicine solutions through liquid biopsy technologies.

Recommendation engine for intelligent recruiting and expertise matching using social media-like deep collaborative filtering

In today’s candidate-driven market, talent recruitment represents a major challenge for many companies. Younger millennials have different expectations of their work environment than previous generations. They are heavy users of technology in almost all their activities, including job search. They are also used to multiple social medias and expect faster feedback.  In this changing environment, traditional job web sites do not answer the challenges facing today’s talent recruitment. It becomes obvious that we need a new approach to tackle this problem.

Characterization of the diversity, genetics and genomics of common scab causing Streptomyces spp. in eastern Canada

Common scab is a world-wide potato disease that is responsible for important economic losses. The control of the disease is difficult and soil fumigation is often the only approach available. In Atlantic Canada, crop losses associated with common scab are economically important and the disease has been progressing in severity. Therefore, Dr. Filion, in association with Cavendish Farms, is working on the characterization of the diversity, genetics and genomics of Streptomyces spp. causing common scab of potato.

Milking RFID technology for all it’s worth

Consumers may not be aware of what’s recyclable in their communities, and common items like milk cartons may end up in landfill. In fact, some recycling is buried regardless of its “recyclability,” and the relative size and commonality of milk cartons means they alone can take up a significant amount of space in a landfill.

" Sports injury preventionfor all *Renewal, previous title ""Development of an online and customizable corporate challenge and integrated workplace wellness tracking and self-monitoring platform""" estimates the risk levels of preventable injuries associated with training program, training response, recovery and health status by continuously more than 20 evidence-based overtraining and injury markers and risk factors. Each marker is statistically analyzed on an individual basis and results are presented in a simple and meaningful way, along with actionable ‘how to fix’ advices that can be used by coaches and parents to reduce the risk. This new product will benefit to the company Fitstats Technologies Inc.

Development of an online and customizable corporate challenge and integrated workplace wellness tracking and self-monitoring platform

The main objective of the project is to develop a customizable corporate challenge and integrated workplace wellness tracking and self-monitoring platform. Physical inactivity has a direct impact on employees’ medical condition, workplace stress, health metrics, self-reported work impairment, and absenteeism. Thus there is a crucial need for wellness programs that maximize employee participation to physical activity programs.

Semantic Classification of Short Texts

This project consist in researching and implementing a set of algorithms to do semantic classification of short texts in social networks. The classification task consists in identifying relevant posts from social network in a specific context .Calculating the relevance of a posts is a difficult task that can be solved using semantic analysis. The goal of this project is to solve this problem with a high accuracy and precision. The resulting system will be used by nGauge to improve the efficiency and accuracy of their services.

Thin Film Thermal Conductivity Sensor

Advancement of a thin film sensors for the characterization of heat transfer of solids, liquids, powders and pastes.