Rates of Change in Organizational Identification During Organizational Integration

A significant part of people’s self-concept, who and what they think about themselves and who they are, is based on the groups and organizations they consider themselves part of, including their workplace. People who identify with their workplace are more committed to and satisfied with their jobs, and are less likely to leave.

Investigating the mechanistic links between cannabinoid and pain-related gene variants and functional measures of musculoskeletal pain

Pain is a combination of mental, physical and social factors. This makes it difficult to understand and even more difficult to treat. Chronic pain is unique to the individual, and to treat it effectively requires a better understanding of how pain is generated in each person. The goal of this study is to describe the relationships between inherited genes and the factors that affect pain, recovery, and people’s response to medication. The first phase of this study has 2 aims. The first aim is to describe the relationship between genes, pain, and recovery time.

Development of wearable QR-RFID trackers for prevention of spreading of COVID-19

Social distancing and case tracking are effective steps to prevent the further spread of Covid-19 and prepare for the recovery of economy. QR code scanning is applied in many countries for case tracking purpose; however, as a smart phone is required and concerns of the privacy have raised, a simple-to-use and cost-effective approach based on non-contact functional system is proposed. By combining QR code with chipless RFID in one tag, a personal information can be read and uploaded automatically before entering into crowded places.

Optimizing the COVID-19 response capacity at the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) through technical and evidence-based support to CRC’s Global Health Unit

The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) has been at the forefront of providing support to the COVID-19 response in Canada. The Global Health Unit (GHU) at CRC is providing health-related technical and operational support to CRC in its efforts to combat the impact of COVID-19 in Canada. To optimize the CRC operations, the GHU is striving to provide quality evidence-based technical and operational guidance to the CRC program implementers who are working in the field to operationalize the public health measures put in place by the Government of Canada.

Athletes Embodied: Developing and disseminating a sport-specific body image program

The goal of the project is to develop relationships between academic and non-academic partners to gain insight and knowledge that can be used to inform the Athletes Embodied program. This initial partnership is the first step in establishing an effective and feasible program to reduce body image concerns in girls’ sport, enhance sport experiences, and contribute to retaining female adolescents in sport. The Canadian Eating Disorder Strategy, informed by NEDIC, has identified sport as a significant area of concern among female body image and disordered eating.

Pricing model from econometric perspective and visualizing promotion cannibalization effect on promotion activities

Leveraging the entirety of point of sale and loyalty data collected across a category, as well as additional socio-economic and other supporting data sources, apply statistical modelling to identify the own-price elasticity of demand and cross-price elasticity of demand at regular and promoted price points across Unilever’s portfolio within that category. Subsequently measuring the promotional cannibalization of Unilever’s temporary price reduction activities across the market to assess the promotional events with the highest return on investment and revenue optimization potential.

The Representation of Visible Minorities, Indigenous Peoples and Women in Senior Leadership Positions in London, Ontario

The aim of the current project is to assess the level of representation of visible minorities, indigenous peoples, and women in leadership roles in the public and non-profit sectors in London. The current project also aims to conduct in-depth interviews with key stakeholders in London to determine if and what some of the organizations in the public and non-profit sector in London have done to improve the representation of visible minorities, indigenous peoples, and women over the last four years.

Engineered Biofilms for Detection & Degradation of Emerging Contaminants in Wastewater

The presence of newly identified or emerging contaminants (ECs) in bodies of water is of growing concern for the health and safety of humans and the environment. These undesirable organic compounds range from endocrine disruptors and pharmaceuticals to personal care products, pesticides, and fertilizers. The existing wastewater treatment plants lack adequate infrastructure for removing these pollutants. Synthetic biology, or the engineering of biological systems for useful applications, is well-suited to address the challenge of ECs.

In-clinic wearable sensors for total knee replacement recovery analysis

Total knee replacement is the only viable solution for end-stage knee osteoarthritis causing pain and impairment for millions of people. Commonality of the surgery is increasing with an aging population and is being performed on younger patients due to improvements in implant longevity but a high self-reported dissatisfaction rate of up to 20% persists. Dissatisfied patients require more recovery resources, straining an already burdened healthcare system, and preventing allocation of resources new patients.

The Short- and Long-Term Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Ontario Manufacturers, Manufacturing Employees, and Supply Chains

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on Canada’s economy. More specifically, it has:
1) exposed deficiencies in supply chains, causing manufacturers to pivot production in order to improve the supply of essential goods (e.g.