Multi-sensor navigation solution with quality assessment and monitoring for real-time tracking of unmanned aerial vehicles beyond visual line of sight

This research project aims at developing an integrated navigation system that combines many technologies to enhance the positioning and tracking capabilities of the system. The navigation system to be developed is for use with UAV systems that require high precision and reliable navigation systems to provide continuous location information to the operator when the UAV is operated remotely or autonomous.

Mobilizing the science of language and reading for volunteer tutors and parents

Calgary Reads is a not-for-profit community literacy organization that seeks to improve children’s lives by helping them become confident, joyful readers. The role of the intern is to create two knowledge mobilization products to share the science of reading with volunteers, parents, teachers, and other collaborators. Calgary Reads facilitated delivery of a tutoring program for 20 years. However, the program needs to be updated in the science of reading and available as a deliverable for training of volunteers both in person and online.

Optimizing hockey equipment to enhance comfort and performance

The fit and design of sporting equipment influences an athlete’s comfort, performance, and risk of injury. However, individual differences in an athlete’s body morphology can affect how well a piece of sporting equipment satisfies the athlete’s needs. Further, in sports such as hockey that require athletes to execute a diverse set of movements, it can be challenging to optimize equipment design to serve such a variety of functions. In collaboration with CCM Hockey, we plan to optimize skate fit by developing algorithms that utilize an individual’s foot shape.

Identifying the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of the visible minority essential workers and their coping strategies

Canada has made an extensive effort to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite all effort, however, some populations were hit harder by the COVID-19. Visible minorities, who often include immigrants and refugees have been disproportionately exposed to and affected by the COVID-19. Especially, the visible minority essential workers who are crucial for the country’s infrastructure including healthcare, law enforcement sector, retail food, transportation, and others were affected the most. They have been reported being more anxious, depressed, and sadder than their non-minority counterparts.

Study of Lhu?’a?a?n Ma?n (Yukon Territory) watershed following glacier runoff rerouting

In May 2016 in the St. Elias Mountains, Yukon Territory, runoff from Kaskawulsh Glacier, which accounted for nearly 90% of Ä’äy Chù (Southern Tutchone for Slims River) discharge into Lhu?’a?a?n Ma?n (Southern Tutchone for Kluane Lake) was redirected south into the Kaskawulsh River watershed due to the glacier’s retreat. This resulted in lake water level lowering by approximately 2 m during the peak water level month of August.

Exploring the Use of Simulation-Based Learning with Community-based Settings to Promote Clinical Practice Competencies in Practitioners

This project seeks to answer the overarching research question, how can the use of simulation-based learning (SBL) within a community-based setting improve access to training and the development of clinical practice competencies in practitioners (e.g. social work/psychology students/professionals). The project will expand access to experiential learning within a community-based setting using multiple modalities within the area of SBL (live, in-person, virtual, and gaming simulations) to increase access to training and upskilling opportunities for both student and professionals.

Understanding and managing the contraction of infrastructure for internal combustion engine vehicles

The transportation sector is responsible for 25% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions and efforts to address climate change by electrifying transportation will reduce the demand for gasoline and diesel fuels. At some point in the decline internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle owners will face the same challenges that have plagued electric and hydrogen vehicle owners – namely insufficient fueling infrastructure to allow for convenient operation of the vehicles.

Micro Geothermal Power Generation in Depleted Wells

Engineers use the earth's heat to create heat pumps, to store energy, and to generate power. As the world moves away from carbon fuels, geothermal resources are increasingly attractive, promising sustainable, reliable sources of energy. Fortunately, the oil industry has already provided infrastructure to access this resource—depleted horizontal oil and gas wells drilled to a minimal depth of 1500 m, where a supply a steady heat can be sourced at a minimum of about 60 °C.

CO2-less hydrogen gas production via RF (radiofrequency fields) methane pyrolysis

One of the major challenges today is reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) into the atmosphere and the increasing demand in the hydrogen energy sector. Currently, Steam Methane Reforming (SMR) is the industry standard in producing H2. Unfortunately, the H2 produced here is classified as “grey hydrogen” as the reaction between methane and water also produces carbon dioxide (CO2). Methane pyrolysis (MP) offers an alternative approach to H2 production as it decomposes methane molecules into H2 and solid carbon only, making the process significantly cleaner than SMR.

Behavioral mapping Using Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing to Predict Individual Behaviors and Team Dynamics

This project tackles the issue of knowledge incompleteness and lack of domain coverage in resume and job posting matching caused by the exploitation of domain-general resources. A variety of co-operative semantic/ontological resources will be used to filter out irrelevant resumes. A two-way (candidate to job and job to candidate) semantic-based automatic suitability ranking is proposed. The suitability is determined by the semantic distance of resumes and job postings, evaluated by their word embeddings.