An assessment of women’s abortion experiences in Istanbul, Turkey.

This research project investigates the experiences of women accessing abortions in Istanbul, Turkey. I will conduct interviews with approximately 40 women about their abortion experiences and their experiences with family planning and other reproductive services. I will also interview relevant figures in Istanbul who can speak about the quality of reproductive healthcare in Istanbul, including doctors, politicians, and activists. Although abortion is legal in Turkey, the political climate toward women’s reproductive rights has become increasingly hostile in the last five years.

Development of court booking module and algorithm

OrbitHub is a web/mobile platform that helps its clients coordinate activities more efficiently and maximize the utilization of their resources and time. In addition to being a global social network, OrbitHub also offers tournament, league and ladder management functionality, as well as registrations, payments, rankings, court booking and more.

A Virtualized Cloud-based Multi-Tenant Environment for Developing Software Defined Network Products

The proposed research will develop a virtualized cloud-based multi-tenant environment tor testing and developing software defined networking products on a national scale. Similar centers are being built in other jurisdictions (Japan, Europe) but this is the first such initiative in Canada. We are partnering with CENGN, which is a consortium of industry partners who wish to create a shared ecosystem where new product development can be supported and shared within the consortium.

Pipeline Strain Based Assessment of Geotechnical Hazards

This project will characterize the ability of vintage (1930 - 1970’s) pipeline materials to support large deformations and develop numerical simulation tools capable of predicting the onset of failure. Of particular interest to this project is the analysis of geotechnical hazards including the ground movements that could impact pipelines including landslides and subsidence events.

Intern from Brazil is helping improve outcomes for children with hearing loss

After hearing about the Globalink Research Internship, he jumped at the chance to work with Dr. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick at the University of Ottawa’s School of Rehabilitation Sciences.

I learned about Globalink and saw that one project was supervised by Dr. Fitzpatrick. I was already familiar with her research and wanted the chance to work with her. She’s a leader in the area of early diagnosis of children with hearing loss, and it’s amazing to work with one of the top people in my field.”

Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards: Richard Beal, COFOVO Energy

Richard is an alumnus of the University of Ottawa's SUNLAB.


HTML5 Integrity and Performance

The research involved in this internship focuses on the performance and integrity of HTML5. In terms of performance, the intern will design and implement a set of tests that will be used to analyze the performance of HTML5 applications. These tests will focus on measuring the computational performance, network performance, as well as rendering performance of such applications. The results of this research will allow Irdeto to make informed decisions about security and performance tradeoffs in their HTML5 protection activities.

Orthosis modelling and fabrication

Orthoses are planar insoles for countering the constant and permanent deformations caused by muscular or nerve weaknesses. The orthosis fabrication process at VRAM currently involves five labor-intensive stages: the assessment of the gait, the determination of the corrective measures, the evaluation of the orthosis dimensions, the creation of hand-carved molds for forming the orthosis, and the forming and shaping of the orthosis using cork-based materials and resins.

A mixed-methods project investigating HerSwab™ and arts-based education as integral components of culturally acceptable cervical screening in Northwest Ontario First Nations communities

Specific strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) can develop into cervical cancer. Screening for these types of HPV has been shown as a better early test for cervical cancer. Samples for HPV testing can also be collected by women without going into a clinic. This selftesting method may be a good cervical screening option for women who might not participate otherwise. Certain cultural groups, such as First Nations women, are less likely to participate in cervical screening than the general population. As a result, First Nations women have more diagnoses and deaths from cervical cancer.

Riberinhos’ Lived Experiences and Practices of Malaria in the Brazilian Amazon

In Brazil, malaria accounts for the highest morbidity registered in the Americas. In this country, 99.5% of the cases of malaria are registered in the Brazilian Amazon. The main goal of this research is to investigate how riberinhos experience and act upon malaria in endemic areas of Manaus and Careiro, State of Amazonas, Brazil. This study is situated in the fields of population health and medical anthropology. This study is situated in the fields of population health and medical anthropology.