Most of the medicines available today are either purified from plants or derived from compounds produced by plants. The Cannabis (marijuana) plant in particular produces an enormous variety of molecules that have valuable pharmaceutical potential – in addition to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the primary psychoactive molecule in the pant, the cannabis plant produces dozens of other molecules with poorly understood effects on animal cells.
Digital imaging has become a leading feature in cell phones, security camera and satellite images. In addition to a race for picture clarity, the opportunities for data analysis and artificial intelligence (AI) are among the key elements attracting attention. The emergence of image enhancement and AI is relatively new, although it has a number of players taking differing perspectives and positioning.
This project encompasses various sub-projects aimed at developing enhanced approaches that will facilitate higher performing machines, geared towards enabling the concept of factories of the future (FOF). While this concept is established, research on new approaches that facilitate FOF are still early.
The Greater Saint John area struggles. Too many people are leaving, not enough people are moving in. If this continues, governments will have great trouble. It will be hard to pay for road repairs, keeping schools open and so on. Likewise, employers already struggle to find people for the positions that do open up. Locals either cannot or will not take the several hundred jobs that do exist. The region does attract some immigrants from outside Canada, but only about 25 out of 100 decide to stay here.
Cavity-nesting ducks, including the wood duck, common goldeneye, and hooded merganser, are of interest in wildlife management programs due to their value to hunters and conservation groups. The lower Saint John River floodplain (New Brunswick, Canada) is a major breeding region for these species in Atlantic Canada that has experienced significant changes in recent decades. These ducks depend on natural cavities that form in trees to nest, but they will also use nest boxes when available.
Atlantic Salmon populations are steadily declining in the Saint John River system, with environmental, physical, and biological factors likely acting cumulatively. The Tobique River catchment is a major spawning area for Atlantic Salmon in northwestern NB and features industrial land-use practices adjacent to rivers, including glyphosate-based herbicide spraying from silviculture operations and linear power-corridor maintenance.
Avana Canada Inc. is undertaking the development of a supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) unit within its GMP facility for cannabis processing. Cannabis has been used for medicinal purpose for a long time. SFE is currently the best technology for bioactive components extraction. By carefully changing the operational parameters, the solvent strength can provide selectivity to the extraction process, thus adjusting potency of the extract product.
The intern will take data that has already been collected within the watershed going back to the 1980s and present it in a way that is easily understood by an average resident. The information will be shared online using a format called Story Mapping, which creates interactive maps that help the average citizen understand complex data in an engaging way.
Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) represent the next generation in nuclear power reactor technology with the benefits of being non-greenhouse-gas emitting forms of power production and providing inherent safety, lower construction and operating costs and proliferation resistance. As part of the recently announced New Brunswick SMR Research and Development Cluster, Moltex Energy proposes to build their first-of-a-kind Stable Salt Reactor (SSR) at the Point Lepreau site in southwestern NB.
PITCH is a new initiative focussed on understanding new models for delivering sustainable and proactive health assessments with a focus on patient engagement. It is a collaborative program that includes computer scientists, engineers, data scientists, clinicians, home care providers, and industry partners. In this work, we aim to develop novel security, auditing, analysis and visualization tools to support this and other emerging digital health systems and connected devices.