Parenting an adult child with autism spectrum disorder: A qualitative examination of the lived experience

Parenting an adult child with autism spectrum disorder and an intellectual disability (ASD-ID) presents unique challenges, which often leads to parental distress, anxiety, depression, and uncertainty of their child’s future. To date however, there has not been an intimate, authentic account of this parental experience. Moreover, this strength-based approach will provide an important addition to what has traditionally been a deficit-based narrative.

The Muskrat Hut

Also known as Wachusko weesti, the Muskrat Hut project aims to design a sustainable, locally sourced four-season prototype unit that comprises a composting toilet, shower/sauna, heat source, energy source (solar and wind), and a kitchen area.

‘Lone wolf’ terrorism could face extinction thanks to new computer software

Karthik, an undergraduate student at National Institute of Technology in Hamirpur in India, has joined Associate Professor Andrew Park this summer for a 12-week Mitacs Globalink research internship. He’s helping to develop an algorithm that can accurately and precisely identify the most likely location of a potential sniper attack on a public gathering.

Brain Drain got you down? Try Brain Retain

With one in four recent Canadian STEM graduates leaving the country, citing better job opportunities abroad*, talent migration affects us all. A shortage of talent in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math constrains Canada’s potential for economic diversity, development, and innovation.

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) may have found a solution to Canadian brain drain. Its research and development unit, Borealis AI, supports innovation through scientific study and exploration in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

A method to reduce floating ground effect on wearable Electrocardiography (ECG) sensors

Heart’s electrical activities are traditionally collected by employing multiple electrodes that are connected the patient’s body and collected and recorded on an electrocardiogram. The objective of this project is to enhance the patient’s comfort and allow for a continues ECG monitoring with improved flexibility while minimizing the sacrifices of detected and accumulated data. In this proposal an unconventional method is suggested that employs physically separated sensors and circuits to enhance patient comfort and allows for a better flexibility.

International Farm Workers in Essex County: Belonging and Socially Inclusive Rural Communities

While agricultural migrant workers provide much needed labour in Canadian agriculture, they feel alienated from the host society. Their alienation and exclusion is related in part to the working and living conditions migrants experience in Canada.

Investigation of the strength of bonded joints for lightweight vehicle assembly

In this research project, strength and behaviour of bonded joints is investigated under various loading and geometrical conditions. The interns will prepare specimen in accordance with industry guidelines, test the specimen and record data. Interns will study and investigate the joint behavior under several different scenarios, will model material behavior from the test data. This will enable making reliable prediction of joint performance under different application-specific conditions, using finite element modeling and analysis.

Creating personality based coaching manuals to manage leader Counterproductive Work Behaviours and improve leadership interpersonal competencies

Counterproductive Work Behaviours (CWB) refer to negative behaviours in the workplace that hinder organizational effectiveness. CWB ranges from violence and harassment to stealing and drug consumption on the job. Despite its importance and prevalence, little attention has been paid to leader CWB, as the focus has been mainly on employee CWB. Leader CWB, could be largely attributed to negative aspects of individuals’ personality. Therefore, the first objective is to discover what types of personality based CWB are more prevalent in leaders.

Removal of Cyanotoxins in Surface Waters Using Ozone & Advanced Oxidation Processes

Cyanotoxins, produced by blooms of cyanobacteria, have been a cause of concern, as they have the potential to compromise animal and human health. Because of increased nutrient loading and climate change, occurrence of cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms and their toxins are increasing globally. The presence of these compounds in the Great Lakes and other water sources in Canada, the United States and worldwide, presents challenges for municipalities that are treating and distributing drinking water.

Evaluation of neuro-protective effects of novel water-soluble formulation of Ashwagandha root extract alone and in combination with water-soluble Ubisol Q10 using in vitro and in vivo models of Parkinson’s disease

There is an increase in brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases as the number of aged individuals is increasing. Currently there is no treatment available that can halt the progression of these diseases. Previous work has shown that a natural compound CoQ10 can prevent brain cell death. Similarly an Ayurvedic Herbal extract, Ashwagandh Root Extract has also shown promising results in some studies. In the present research project we will prepare a novel water-soluble formulation of CoQ10 and Ashwagandha Extract using a patented technology of Nextremedies Inc.

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