Does Endovascular Coiling of Posterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms Result in

Preventing a brain aneurysm from bleeding is an important minimally invasive procedure. It involves specialized training to develop skills in manipulating a tiny tube from the groin artery into the brain. This is performed using highly specialized imaging/X-ray equipment. Once the tube is guided into the brain aneurysm, small coils are positioned within the aneurysm to prevent it from bleeding. The goal of this internship is to investigate the efficacy of this technique in treating one of the most common types of brain aneurysms located at the posterior communicating artery.

Intelligent Mobile Asset Tracking

Tracking and managing the dynamic location of mobile assets is critical for many organizations with mobile resources. Current tracking systems are costly and inefficient over wireless transmission systems where cost is based on the rate of data being sent. The intern is part of a team at UOttawa which focuses on tracking GPS-enabled mobile devices mounted on the asset by understanding the behaviour of typical traffic generated by a mobile device for reporting GPS data in various demographics.

Development and Application of Optical Fiber Intrusion Sensor

The scope of this project is to develop a fence intrusion sensor by optical fiber for security monitoring purpose. Senstar-Stellar is the world's leading supplier of outdoor perimeter intrusion detection sensors and systems. The R&D group is seeking for new idea and new technique for building a high performance distributed intrusion sensor with large area coverage and low false alarm rate. Our current research area is distributed optical fiber sensor for dynamic measurements and we had successfully demonstrated a novel optical fiber vibration sensor in the lab environment.

Sources and Timescales of Fluid Flow: Gold Deposit Generation during Metamorphism, Abitibi Sub-province, Canada

The Abitibi Sub-province extends from Timmins, ON to Val d’Or, QC and contains gold deposits with equivocal genesis, derived from either magmatic or metamorphic processes. The largest of the gold lode deposits precipitated at paleotemperatures and paleopressures indicative of depths 8-12 km below the surface. Metal-rich fluid flow at these depths through structurally deformed rocks during mountain building events is likely the responsible mechanism for precipitation of gold ore, thus a model more preferential to the metamorphic scenario.