Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) will be essential in developing and monitoring Canada’s territories. This is in part due to a lack of suitable human pilots due to skill shortages and difficult conditions making recruitment difficult; there are also “dull, dirty and dangerous” aspects of the missions that make a remote pilot operation safer. Miniaturization, machine learning and robotics are all fields which may contribute to overcoming these challenges in new and affordable ways.
Rural Municipality of St. François Xavier developed a strategy to lower total phosphorus level below legal water discharge limits when over-limit phosphorus values are measured at the discharge pipe of the lagoon. This strategy consists of a trickled discharge of lagoon treated water and a swale system. Swales are widely applied to manage surface runoffs from urban areas and reduce phosphorus and other pollutants in the runoffs before they reach to the receiving water bodies.
This project aims at developing a remote physical therapy system for patients with motor impairment issues, such as stroke patients. The proposed system eliminates the requirement of in-person therapy sessions between a patient and their therapist. This is done by allowing a therapist to send the exercises that a patient needs to do, electronically through the proposed application.
The main goal of this project is to design and implement a platform for collecting, visualizing, and exploring COVID-related data on smartwatches. Smartwatches are ubiquities wearable computers that are capable of collecting various types of data, including health data, thanks to a wide range of accurate embedded sensors. Continuous data collection by smartwatches provides us with a reliable platform for further data exploration. To explore the data for a specific purpose, in our case, COVID-19, we need to collect and integrate all related data sources.
This proposed project will asses the effectiveness of Engineered Floating Treatment Wetlands (EFWs) for nutrient, pharmaceutical, and Antibiotic Resistant Gene (ARG) reduction in municipal wastewater treatment sewage lagoons. The project will involve controlled smaller scale experiments and a pilot scale real-world study conducted at the Village of Dunnottar sewage lagoon. Floating treatment wetlands will be planted with local aquatic plant species, and a controlled section of Dunnottar’s secondary treatment cell will be established for monitoring.
It is crucial to understand soil-pipeline interaction to be able to design buried pipes against Geohazards. Soil-pipe interaction in the level ground is well established, and the current design practice is based on the assumption that a pipe is installed on a flat ground surface. In reality, however, pipelines often cross natural slopes and sometimes riverbanks. The design of pipes embedded in slopes is different in the way that the inclination of the ground surface has found to affect the soil load significantly.
This project’s objective is to create a proprietary digital platform which will allow for a faster, more accurate diagnosis of a building’s indoor environmental quality (IEQ) – at a fraction of the cost of today’s industry testing rates. The project aims to ensure that data being collected can be properly categorized and analyzed, creating a fully automated diagnostic tool. This novel analysis method requires being able to identify deficiencies in a commercial building that can be remedied, as well as proposing an actionable resolution plan for each identified deficiency.
The proposed project is for the postdoctoral fellow to access healthcare data for individual adults in the province of Manitoba in order to: 1) determine the rates of metabolic acidosis in Manitoba along with associated outcomes and risk factor profiles and 2) identify patients in Manitoba who are at high risk of Fabry disease but currently undiagnosed in order to facilitate disease screening and improve patient care.
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first identified on December 31 2019 in Wuhan, China. As of May 23 2020, 5,403,979 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in 213 countries and territories around the world with an attributed 343,975 deaths.Studies on H1N1 and other pandemics show that Indigenous communities in Canada suffered most from these diseases. Yet, many Indigenous communities and organizations also responded effectively. The outbreak of COVID-19 thus represents a critical moment. On one hand the same mistakes could be made, with similar impacts.
The SARS beta coronaviruses, SARS-CoV, which caused the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak in 2003 and the new SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, bind to angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors in the lower respiratory tracts of infected patients to gain entry into the lungs. Viral pneumonia and potentially fatal respiratory failure may result in susceptible persons after 10-14 days. Our proposed product will bind to SARS-COV-2 and reduce the opportunity for it to enter the body.