Developing a Farm Management System: Migrating from iOS to Android platform

The project conducts a research to explore and investigate ways in developing a farm management tool that will assist farmers to have instant and secure access to information, and have the ability to update those information. Information updated on a device outside the coverage of wireless connection will be updated and synchronized when the device is within a coverage using application level synchronization technique.

Patient decision aid for musculoskeletal injuries in Mild Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a genetic bleeding disorder in which the blood flow is impaired from clotting. If you have hemophilia, you may bleed for a longer time  than others after an injury. The primary goal of our work is to enable patients with the condition to make effective decisions when injuries occur. For instance, our proposed application will aid the patient to seek either immediate attention from a healthcare provider if the injury is a major one.

Developing Crop Consulting App

This project is to build a mobile application that will allow partner’s clients to use it on their mobile device to access their farm data and receive ongoing recommendations from consultants. The project will benefit the partner organization by improving the communication between consultants and their client farmers. Currently, consultants print out their recommendations for farmers or sent it through mail. It is not easy to get timely or reliable feedback from farmers using paper and regular mail.

Expanding her research horizons

Hailing from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Daniela is stationed at the University of Saskatchewan for 12 weeks to work alongside Professor Adelaine Leung in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Her interest in neurocognitive and neurodegenerative diseases paired perfectly with Professor Leung’s research project on depression.

Syntheses of novel 3,5-bis(benzylidene)-4-piperidone derivatives as potential anticancer agents

The principal objective of this proposal is to discover novel drugs to treat colon cancers. Currently colon cancer is a huge medical problem and there are many disadvantages to current drug therapies. These disadvantages include their ineffectiveness to completely eradicate cancers, causing toxic side effects and the development of multidrug resistance. A group of compounds discovered in the laboratory of the supervisor designated series 1 has significant potencies towards a number of human colon cancer cell lines.

Processes for Ensuring Mobile Educational Game Quality

Software developers have been quick to capitalize on the growing number of children using smartphones, publishing enough educational titles to warrant their own category on the Apple App Store. However, establishing the efficacy and usability of these mobile educational games can be difficult and expensive. Heuristics are commonly used during the evaluation of user interface and game design, providing substantial benefit at limited cost. However, current game heuristics do not address the interplay between educational and entertainment outcomes.

Updating the 2008 Prairie North Health Region Health Status Report

The purpose of the Health Status report is to provide a snapshot of the health of the population served by the Prairie North Regional Health Authority (PNRHA). Its vision of “healthy people in healthy communities” serves as the driving force of the report in hopes to better understand the social, economic, physical, political and cultural context within the PNHRA. For the intern, the PNRHA provides the necessary organizational environment, support, mentor and supervision to the intern in a public health setting while the student accomplishes the given project.

Information system for SCA

The goal of this project is to build an information system to help SCA(Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association) improve the information flow between itself and cattle producers, make information more accessible for cattle producers and automate some of the procedure SCA currently has to do manually. Examples include sale reporting via web services and cow tracking via mobile devices. In order to do so, the database of SCA needs to be redesigned and three mobile applications need to be developed.

Management of Context for Smartphone-based Marketing for Brick & Mortar Retailers

Smartphones are not only incredibly powerful computing devices, but also sophisticated sensor platforms. Leveraging sensed user context, such as location, to provide targeted advertising has been discussed as a potential application of ubiquitous sensing in the literature, and is beginning to appear in industrial applications.

Selective removal of neutral nitrogen compounds from heavy gas oil

Heavy gas oil (HGO) obtained from Athabasca bitumen is very difficult to hydrotreat due to high sulfur and nitrogen content. It is proposed that removal of non-basic nitrogen species from HGO prior to hydrotreating will strongly enhance desulfurization process and improve the length of catalytic cycle.