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.
Despite the stigma attached to single-room occupancy (SRO) housing, it can provide good quality, low-cost housing. However, the high cost of upgrading to meet zoning and other regulations, and the low rents that tenants can afford, make it difficult to manage and maintain. As a result, SRO housing is always at risk of gentrification and conversion to other forms of housing. This project will identify examples of successful SRO housing from other cities and will assess the policy frameworks that makes these success stories possible.
Over the last decade, multiple pandemic events have highlighted the vulnerability of the world to existing and emerging infectious threats. Currently, COVID19 has infected >4M people resulting in >300K deaths. Although there are candidate drugs in development, the projected term until an effective COVID therapy or vaccine is available is projected to between 1-2 years. COVID19 marks the third coronavirus outbreak (preceded by SARS and MERS) within the last 20 years and suggests spillover of animal to human coronavirus will occur again.
The project is a high-throughput method to detect and identify infectious disease such as COVID-19 based on advanced optical technologies developed by Manitoba based Adva Diagnostics Inc. The Adva technologies use the interaction of light with a patient sample to produce a spectral “fingerprint” in minutes without the use of reagents. The spectral “fingerprint” is compared with a library of virus spectral “fingerprints” to test for a match. Five University of Manitoba Mitacs interns together with collaborators Prof. Peter Pelka (Microbiology) and Prof.
Emergencies in inner-city neighbourhoods come in many forms—illness, fire, violence, homelessness. The COVID-19 pandemic is a different kind of emergency. It is a global crisis, and requires unprecedented changes to everyday life to protect all members of society. COVID-19 has highlighted many long-standing gaps in access to basic needs and has expanded understandings of basic necessities for survival. While frontline organizations are well-placed to address local emergencies, the all-encompassing nature of the pandemic requires new strategies.
Beyond the devastating physical health crises, COVID-19 and its related social distancing measures has wreaked havoc on the economic-, mental-, and social-health of Canadians. The Association for Canadian Studies has been collecting behavioural, economic, and social data from Canadians weekly since March 9 and continues to do so. Our goal is to identify the socioeconomic factors that have had the most effect on the lives of Canadians.