Preventing and Responding to Gendered Violence on Campus

The purpose of the research is to describe the nature of university policies and practices related to gendered violence at Canadian universities, in order to identify promising practices for preventing and responding to gendered violence. A description and analysis of university policies from across Canada will provide a useful context for evaluating the policies on gendered violence at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) and the University of Waterloo (UW), specifically for identifying gaps and effective practices.

Finding Permanency for Children/Youth in Care Project

Achieving permanency for children and youth placed in out-of-home care enables them to form loving, consistent relationships, a sense of connectedness and belonging to their family and community, and a stable place that they call ‘home’. Permanency is critical to the well-being of placed children and youth now and in the future. This proposed study examines the outcomes for children/youth placed in permanent arrangements and their (new) families as a result of the Family Finders pilot project at Family and Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County.

Minds in Motion: Evaluating Impacts and Guiding Progress

The Minds in Motion Initiative (MIMI) is a community-based project run by Waterloo Regional Homes for Mental Health, Inc. This initiative has three main goals: to assist mental health consumers in the recovery process by providing access to physical health activities, to raise awareness in the community at large about mental health issues, and to provide a unique walking race experience for athletes and amateurs alike. The study will evaluate the impacts of this project on well-being through the collection and analysis of both numerical and narrative data from key participants in MIMI.

Immunohistochemistry Protocol Improvement and Development

This internship will aim to develop a particular technique of functional quality control testing, called immunohistochemistry, to Cedarlane Laboratories by developing product specific protocols and strategically testing them on individual reagents. The partner organization will benefit from this connection in that they will be able to expand on a particular method of testing, which will allow for the sale and distribution of new and existing products for immunohistochemistry, thereby expanding their market to laboratories that utilize this method.

Cache-oblivious and adaptive algorithms in symbolic computation

The pervasive ubiquity of parallel architectures and memory hierarchy has led to the emergence of a new quest for parallel mathematical algorithms and software capable of exploiting the various levels of parallelism: from hardware acceleration technologies (multi-core and multi-processor system on chip, GPGPU, FPGA) to cluster and global computing platforms. In this project, we propose to revisit fundamental algorithms in symbolic computation so as to optimize them in terms of data locality and parallelism and adapt them to these new modern computer architectures.

Ipsos Reid-LISPOP Data Liberation Initiative

Ipsos Reid and WLU's Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP) have entered into a partnership by which the company will donate its raw data archive to Laurier, and LISPOP will undertake to catalogue that archive and make it available to secondary analysts through Scholar's Portal. As part of this project, Ipsos-Reid will work with two interns, each for four months, taken consecutively.

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