An immersive VR-BCI-robotic interface for visuomotor rehabilitation augmentation.

Neurological conditions such as stroke are a major cause of disability in Canada, estimated to affect 1.5 million Canadians. Canadians living with neurological conditions face many ongoing challenges with reduced functioning and activity limitations. According to the World Health Organization, one in six people worldwide have a stroke. Two out of three survive, but up to 85% suffer from paralysis and only 5% fully restore.

Prediction of Crop Yields via Graph Signal Analysis

Predicting crop yield is important for farmers to minimize uncertainty and plan seeding for the next crop cycle. In this project, we address the crop yield prediction problem from a graph signal processing (GSP) perspective. Working with agronomics experts in Growers Edge in Iowa, we first identify relevant features per field, capturing important factors such as precipitation, soil composition, and sunlight condition. We then build a similarity graph to connect fields with similar characteristics as graph nodes based on their corresponding features.

In Pursuit of Local Histories: Regent Park Film Festival and the Immediacy of the Archive

To commemorate its 20th anniversary in 2022, the Regent Park Film Festival will commission four local IBPOC artists (prioritizing gender diversity and those from Regent Park or similar communities in Toronto) to produce digital media art works that engage with the history of Regent Park. The basis for their artistic engagements will include visual source material such as archival footage of Regent Park (documentaries, news coverage, home videos from residents etc.), as well as narrative forms set in Regent Park (short and feature films, web series episodes, music videos etc.).

Pilot-scale experimental study and Machine-learning Modeling application on Side-Stream EBPR (S2EBPR) by adaptation of operational factors

? Comprehensive review of S2EBPR, with a focus on operation, performance and microbial structure
? Evaluate and understand the effect of operational factors on conventional and S2EBPR systems by water quality monitoring, carbon, phosphorus and nitrogen mass balance, metabolic activity and kinetic tests and microbial ecology analysis
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COVID-19, Mental Health, and Racialized Women in the Workforce

This project explores the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on racialized women in the workforce in Ontario. As groups overrepresented in poverty rates, unemployment rates, and low-waged and precarious work prior to the pandemic, racialized women are more likely to experience poor or negative mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic. Despite being one of the most vulnerable groups in Canada during a worldwide mental health crisis, racialized women have yet to be the focus of any serious study related to mental health in the pandemic.

Growing the Impact Field in Canada with Independent Media

My research seeks to explore the growing field of Impact Producing in Canada. Impact Producing is
defined as the labor of maximizing a documentary film's potential for social change. This field often
involves creating partnerships between documentary films and existing social movements and the
nonprofit sector. My research will explore the methodologies and development of a 15 ??week impact
producing cohort. This program will train 5 additional people to have the skills and knowledge required
to be Impact Producers.

In-Class Testing of VUCAVU.com in Postsecondary Settings

Our research will focus on ways VUCAVU.com can meet the increasing demand for online access to Canadian independent film and video for use in educational contexts. The purpose is twofold; first, in-class testing of our new private page online streaming functions and secondly, to gather feedback from the instructors on their online class processes and platform user experiences. This research will help guide our future development and give us insight into what educators and students need from a service like ours.

Proof of Concept Electrical and Colorimetric Detection of Bacteria and Bacteriophages using Molecularly Imprinted Polymers in Microfluidic Sensors

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the whole world by the spread of a new respiratory virus (SARS-CoV-2), posing a significant burden on the society and the health system. Rapid and selective detection of pathogens, like SARS-CoV-2 virus, in clinical samples, food, water and the environment at large is crucial in diagnosis and breakout prevention. Conventional lab-based biodetection methods lack sensitivity and are expensive, time-consuming, and non-specific in comparison to the newly developed portable biosensors.

Exploring the Utility of TVISFD with MLSE LaunchPad in Moss Park

MLSE LaunchPad is a sport for development (SFD) organization in Moss Park, Toronto that uses sport and physical activity to build healthy communities. A trauma- and violence- informed approach is a treatment practice used to provide safe and inclusive spaces for traumatized youth, however, it is rarely incorporated in SFD programs. In collaboration with MLSE Launchpad, this research will explore how trauma- and violence- informed approaches are used in SFD to prevent gender-based violence and intersecting health inequities.

Development of a new bioassay for adiponectin agonist action

This project will pair together a academic Canadian research group with a pharmaceutical company who have developed a novel therapeutic (ALY688) to the stage that it will soon begin phase 1 clinical trials for the treatment of metabolic disease, such as diabetes. Since the success, and safety, of clinical trials requires accurate dosing of the new drug there is a need to develop a way to monitor the amount required to safely induce beneficial effects on the body. At the moment there is no assay which easily allows analysis of ALY688 action.

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