Investigation of cohesive-bed erodibility and water quality in semi-alluvial rivers

Rivers in much of eastern Canada flow through regions comprised of cohesive glacial sediments, including glaciomarine clays and glacial tills. Given the glacial history of Canada, many if not most of its rivers can be characterized as semi-alluvial.
Management of these rivers in terms of sediment load is a difficult challenge, because relatively little is known about their stable channel geometry.

Powder Morphology Effect Assessment on Cold Spray Process for Repair and Additive Manufacturing Applications

Cold Spray is a coating additive manufacturing process relying on the particle kinetic, with particles plastically deforming upon impact with the substrate and adhering to it. While the production of thin aluminum/aluminum alloys coatings (below 1mm) by Cold Spray is fairly common, the production of thick coatings (> 1mm) and large net-shape parts has been more challenging. Equispheres patent-pending atomization technology produces free-flowing, uniform spherical metal powders, with narrow particle size distribution, excellent sphericity and flowability.

Understanding the Youth Volunteer Market: An Evaluation of Professional Skills Developed through Volunteering with World University Services of Canada

WUSC is a non-profit organization in international development that works to provide education, employment, empowerment opportunities, which includes providing enhanced leadership and life skills opportunities for youth in Canada and internationally. This project will evaluate how two key programs at WUSC (Students Without Borders and the Student Refugee Program) contribute to the professional development of students volunteering in international development and; to identify the impact of WUSC's programs on its campus-based youth volunteers.

Familiar Faces: Evaluating the Implementation and Effectiveness of a Diversion Support Program for People Who Are Heavy Users of Emergency Rooms and Hospitals

The research project will assist the Ottawa Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA-Ottawa) with the evaluation of new innovative mental health services intended to divert individuals from their overuse of emergency rooms and having further hospitalizations for mental health problems.

A Model-Driven Framework for Meta-Data Harmonization in Business Intelligence

Datasets obtained from different sources are often heterogeneous: they do not share a common internal structure, even though they are nominally about the same subject matter. This makes reporting against datasets difficult without laborious, manual efforts to clean and transform the data. This project will investigate the feasibility of an approach to abstract the harvesting of metadata from multiple content generated Business Intelligence (BI) reporting systems.

Reconstructing DoDAF (Department of Defense Architecture Framework) compliant high level views from information systems

Information systems are critical assets for enterprises and contain important knowledge acquired over the years. Over time, as these software systems grow in scope and complexity, they introduce greater variability in design at the level of individual software components. As a result, these systems deviate from their initial architecture. The latter can no longer be used as a medium to support various activities such as the analysis and the certification of these systems. To address these shortcomings, it is mandatory to reconstruct these systems’ current architecture.

Using Predictive Analytics to Improve Inside Sales Performance

Lately, predictive analytics as emerged as a vital area of study for both researchers and practitioners. This trend researches into large volumn of data for hidden patterns and relationships to gain data-driven insights and predict future outcomes. Predictive analytics can help the inside sales industry obtain optimum value from a large amount of data they have in their possession. In this research, we will leverage predictive analytics to help improve inside sales performance.

Pelvic Floor Health and Sexual Well-Being in Women Across the Lifespan

The promotion and maintenance of women’s pelvic floor health is a growing concern as pelvic disorders affect a substantial number of women and their prevalence is expected to increase as a result of Canada’s aging population. Pelvic floor disorders go beyond their physical consequences as they can negatively impact women’s psychological, sexual, and social quality of life. Evidence strongly suggests pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) can contribute to the promotion and maintenance of pelvic floor health and to the treatment of symptoms associated to pelvic floor disorders.

Mining of population-based routinely collected health data to determine risk factors associated with pediatric morbidity in Ontario, Canada

ICES is a non-profit organization tasked with housing and conducting research of Ontario’s health administrative data. Data is available on all legal residents of Ontario, Canada most populous province. In addition, these health administrative data are being supplemented with data from other sources, such as maternal and newborn clinical data, newborn screening data, and immigration data. The rate of immune-mediated disease (such as Type 1 diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease) is increasing rapidly in Ontario children.

Physical Modeling of Debris Load in Extreme Hydrodynamic Conditions

Recent natural disasters, such as the 2005 Hurricane Katrina and the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami, have increased focus on the resilient design of coastal communities to these devastating large-scale hydraulic events. The loads from these events can be separated into hydraulic and debris loads. Debris loads, in particular, are difficult to evaluate in the field and numerically, therefore generally are evaluated in an experimental setting. To this point, the focus of debris load research has been on single debris impacts on structures.