Numerical modeling of a novel bucking coil for time-domain electromagnetic geophysics

Geophysical electromagnetic techniques are used to scan the Earth’s subsurface and can be used to help find buried materials of economic, environmental and societal importance. They are especially widely used in mineral exploration. DIAS Geophysical is developing a new geophysical electromagnetic system that will be flown under a helicopter that should be more effective than previous generations of systems. In order to make best use of the system, it is important to reduce the noise at the sensor as much as possible using specialized coils.

Impact of early life nutrition on nutrient utilization, physiology, and health status of piglets

An improved knowledge of the interaction between birth weight and early-life nutrition is necessary to improve growth performance and health status of piglets. Studies will be conducted that examine the physiological differences between low and normal birth weight piglets, the impact of early-life nutrition on nutrient use and growth performance, and the impact of nursery diet on health status and ability to resist disease challenge.

Catalytic oxidative desulfurization of tire pyrolysis oil, fuel oils and their distillates

Thermochemical conversion of waste tires to useful energy resources is attractive to obtain pyrolysis oils with potential economic value. However, the high sulfur and nitrogen contents prevents its direct application as a drop-in fuel in refineries. Though, catalytic hydrotreatment can reduce these heteroatoms, the prohibitive costs of high pressure equipments and harsh reaction conditions necessitates other options including oxidative desulfurization to be explored.

Development and stabilization of novel cannabis oil-derived products for pharmaceutical applications

Under the most updated Health Canada Cannabis Regulations, medical and recreational cannabis extract derived products (edibles and topicals) are allowed to be produced and sold in the Canadian market as early as December 16, 2019. Mera is a federally licensed company, whose business strategy focusses on producing high quality and high safety cannabis and cannabis-derived products that are complied with Health Canada and European Regulations. This has been accomplished by following the pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practice.

Surveillance and improved control of American foulbrood (AFB) in honey bees in Saskatchewan

The pollination performed by honey bees is estimated to add around $4 billion per year in Canada’s agriculture. Unfortunately, high colony death rates have been repeatedly reported by beekeepers. Infectious diseases (e.g. Varroa, Nosema and American foulbrood [AFB]) are one of the main causes of honey bee mortality.

The virtual fitting of clothing to a custom avatar

The proposed research involves the development of software capable of fitting a piece of clothing to an avatar based upon customer measurements. The development would include the creation of avatar geometry from photographic information and the computer simulation of fabric based on physics. The project would also include interfacing with clothing merchants through the partner organization in order to obtain sample clothing data (material type and dimensions). For this project, the focus would be developing the software for t-shirts.

Production of in vitro and in vivo bison embryos derived from sexed semen

In mammals, the sperm determines the sex of the resulting offspring. Semen sexing is a process whereby sperm are sorted into Y- (male) or X-chromosome (female) bearing gametes. Sexed semen may be used for artificial insemination or in vitro embryo production to create offspring of a desired sex. In a zoo setting, fewer males are required because of their ability to breed multiple females.

CO-Away: a digital tool to help northern communities address COVID-19

When the second wave of the Spanish flu hit Canada over 100 years ago, the effect was even more devastating than that of its first wave. In fact, 90 percent of the deaths happened in the fall of 1918, during the pandemic’s second peak.

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A limited number of fully funded fellowships are available. However, Mitacs strongly recommends that you confirm the availability of $5,000 per year from your academic supervisor or university before applying. Fellowships will be awarded competitively.

Upgradation of Bio-crude oils and its fractions into transportation fuels

Currently, around the world municipal solid wastes creating a serious risk to human health and the environment; the cheapest and commonly used management technologies for these wastes are landfilling or combustion. However, landfill releases methane and other greenhouse gases, also it has potential to pollute surrounding soil and groundwater. On the other hand, municipal solid wastes can be processed via hydrothermal liquefaction technology to convert agricultural, kitchen and other organic waste streams into bio-crude oil that is environmentally green and carbon neutral.