Investigating practical treatment processes to reuse wastewater effluent for irrigation and chemical treatment purposes at the Town of Altona, Manitoba

The Town of Altona is interested in reusing the wastewater effluent discharged from its aerated lagoons for irrigation or chemical treatment. The current wastewater effluent will be tested and its characteristics determined. Advanced wastewater treatment processes will be investigated to treat the aerated lagoon effluent, and the suitable process able to meet the federal and provincial guidelines for irrigation or spraying for chemical treatment will be identified, tested and recommended for such purpose for the Town of Altona.

Near Infrared Based Cerebral Autoregulation Monitoring in Moderate/Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Physiologic Correlates and Outcome Association

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the world’s leading causes of death and disability, leading to over 500 billion Canadian dollars in societal costs annually. Impaired blood flow to the brain has be recently identified as a main cause for ongoing brain damage after TBI. Control of brain blood flow is termed cerebral autoregulation (CA). Our ability to accurately measure CA in patients at the bedside in the intensive care unit (ICU), is limited to invasive techniques that require neurosurgery expertise and carry risk.

Spatial variation in the foraging and nutritional ecology of Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) in the Kivalliq region

This research project will examine the diets of two geographically separate populations of Arctic char in proximity to the communities of Rankin Inlet and Naujaat, Nunavut. Using methods of stomach content, stable isotope, and highly branched isoprenoid analysis, we will determine whether the diets differ between the two separate populations. In addition, we will explore multiple quantitative and qualitative methods such as chromatography and the use of colour palettes to determine whether Arctic char diet has an influence on their flesh colour.

Investigating the Effect of Cognitive Training Simultaneously with Application of either Active or Sham Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation on the Executive Brain Functions in Dementia Population

Built upon our successful pilot projects, the goal of this project is to investigate the effect of transcranial alternative current stimulation (tACS) paired with cognitive exercises in a placebo-controlled study on individuals with dementia, and develop novel technologies to monitor its effects and also predict a patient’s response to a treatment at baseline. This project can lead to an efficient optimized personalized treatment strategy for dementia.

Understanding the fate of tin in cyanide-free bronze electrodeposition baths

The Loony is a symbol, recognized by all Canadians. While it looks golden, the Royal Canadian Mint is producing its yellow color with an alloy coating on the coin surface. Yellow bronze is a hard and esthetically pleasing material that can be used as a coating for such coins. Internationally, yellow bronze coatings are predominantly produced from cyanide-based electroplating baths. This comes with significant risks to workers and the environment, regulatory restrictions and costs for waste treatment.

Nothing about us, without us: Indigenous data sovereignty

Dr. Moneca Sinclaire is a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation bordering the Saskatchewan River in Northern Manitoba. Having recently completed a postdoctorate under Professor Stephane McLachlan in the department of Environment and Geography at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Dr. Sinclaire has been an integral member of the team responsible for Our Data Indigenous, a one-of-a-kind mobile app that collects important survey data that Indigenous communities can use to address health and wellness concerns. 

Community-based planning for a Just Inner-City Winnipeg COVID Recovery

Winnipeg’s inner city is home to low-income Indigenous, Black and people of colour communities that have long struggled with homelessness, poverty and the ongoing impacts of colonialism (CCPA-MB and CCEDNet, 2015; Silver, 2016). These challenges are now compounded by high COVID-19 rates and COVID-19-related barriers to accessing basic needs (CCPA-MB, 2020). Community-based organizations in the inner city have identified the inclusion of the needs and priorities of inner-city residents and communities as central to the social and economic recovery from the pandemic.

A Predictive Cluster-based Machine Learning Pricing Model

Dynamic pricing models create price by assessing total cost, demand, and timing to customize the price to the moment. The models enable both buyers and sellers to settle a price that is very custom to their specific needs. Bison Transport Inc. has a network model that monitors profit and a pricing engine that monitors margin. The network model needs to evolve in critical ways to facilitate dynamic pricing. The current model allows viewing of the network from a variety of vantage points- region, customer, driver, asset, service type and time (day of week, time of day, season of year).

Designing a Great Slave Lake Fishery by Northerners for Resilient Futures in the NWT

The Great Slave Lake Fishery can enhance food security and food sovereignty for northern residents of the Northwest Territories as indicated in many Government of Northwest Territories strategic plans. The Arctic Research Foundation will work with a Post Doctoral Fellow based at the Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba, to engage northern residents and governments of Northwest Territories in the project.

Vison-based frameworks for automated robotic machining of aerospace composite panels

Canada is a global leader in the aerospace manufacturing industry. Canadian companies produce complex assemblies and system solutions including carbon fiber composite panels used in the body of airplanes. Manufacturing of such panels requires a significant number of operations such as trimming, drilling, and abrasion. Currently, some of these operations are performed manually, which is labor-intensive and time-consuming. The overarching goal of this project is to develop automated and accurate robotic systems for aerospace composite manufacturing applications.