Development of aptamer-based strip assay (Ara-Strip) and electrochemical sensor (Ara-Sens) for detection of the peanut allergens

Peanut products are known to contain allergens capable of causing severe and life threatening allergic reactions. Classically, Ara h 1, Ara h 2, and Ara h 3 are considered to be the major peanut allergens, whereas Ara h 9 is the most prevalent allergen in Mediterranean countries. Current detection methods of peanut allergens are expensive and require centralized laboratories and highly trained personnel. Hence, there is an urgent need to develop rapid, simple, economic, and reliable assays for the detection of peanut allergens.

Integrated polarization rotator with relaxed fabrication tolerances for mass production of photonic integrated circuits

The precise management of the state of polarization of the light that is generated and all-optically processed within a photonic integrated chip (PIC) is of utmost relevance towards the conception of polarization-independent photonic integrated systems. This proposal aims to conduct an assessment of various design options of polarization converters for the specific application mandated by the immediate needs of our industry partner: a polarization independent large-scale PIC.

Datalink Processing System (DLPS) - Research and Development - Naval to Air Force Replatforming

The IBM DLPS software is used to provide an intelligent interface system that enables a ship’s Command System to interface to Tactical Data Links for the exchange of information with other friendly units. The DLPS software integrates the ship's Command System data with the tactical networks of data links. IBM would like to expand and modernize the DLPS solution through the use of new technologies and improved software programming techniques. Our proposed research will develop a framework consisting of reverse engineering tools and methods to assist in the evolution of the DLPS software.

Creating AR computer vision applications for children's toys

The objective of this project is to explore the uses of Augmented Reality (AR), a technology that superimposes computer-generated animations, on a mobile user’s view of the real world, in the context of children’s gaming applications. These applications will allow children to experience a game as being directly tied to reality. Specifically, using for example an electronic tablet such as the iPad, children will interact with real world toys through the addition of virtual layers presenting various digital contents such as images or animations.

Knowledge, awareness, and uptake of new Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

Being physically active is associated with many health benefits. To help guide people on how much activity they need for optimal health, the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology developed new Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for all age groups. Specifically, this work will look at assessment, awareness, and uptake of the new guidelines as it relates to Canadians, their families, and their health care providers.

Professional Sport Club Value: Competition Time

Four leagues, the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB, dominate professional sport in North America. One of the disparities between all four leagues is the number of regular season games played, or for the purpose of this study competition time. There are also large differences between league revenues and thus the study will examine if there is a relationship between league revenue and competition time. A series of studies will be analyzed to determine if in fact there is a relationship between competition time and league.

Development of High Efficiency Compact Recuperators

Distributed Power Generation (DPG) offers a novel approach to reduce power losses. Micro-turbines (MT) are instrumental in the development of a high efficiency DPG system. The major drawback is the associated wasted heat. Increasing the viability of DPG is directly linked with the development of higher efficiency MTs. MTs equipped with a recuperator preheating the inlet gas using the heat recovered from the hot exhaust gases have the potential to reach over 50% thermal efficiency. To this end, a new method for producing recuperators has recently been developed by Brayton Energy Canada.

Award Winner Interview: Liang Feng

Can you tell us a bit about the research you did through Mitacs Globalink that led to you winning the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation – Undergraduate?

Amplifying youth voices: A qualitative investigation of Raising the Grade

Raising the Grade is an innovative after-school program launched last year by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) in 35 clubs across Canada. Through the use of online learning tools, mentorship, and the early promise of a scholarship, the program hopes to engage youth at risk of dropping out of high school and help them graduate from high school and enrol in post-secondary education. The proposed internship is part of a long-term developmental, formative evaluation of Raising the Grade currently conducted by the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC).

An Integrated Technology Architect for Real Time Care Process Management

Patients are facing excessive wait times at hospitals, especially within Emergency Departments. Long wait times expose patients to unnecessary risks, and are very costly to hospitals. In addition, a number of governmental and medical guidelines impose limits on patient wait times. This has prompted hospitals to explore technologies that can enhance patients flow and reduce wait times. This research aims to address patients wait time issues by deploying a Care Process Management system (CPM) that models and monitor clinical pathways as a process model.