Guided Catheter System Based on Smart Polymeric Brush Coating for Vascular Surgery

The main cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is narrowing of blood vessels due to atherosclerosis. In such cases stents are chronically implanted in -arteries to physically expand and scaffold the vessels. Each year, ~90,OOO stents are implanted in Canadians. All these minimally invasive procedures involve the use of a catheter. Currently available catheter tubes advance straight in blood vessels; it remain a challenge to the cardiac catheterization in bifurcated cardiac arteries which are blocked.

Predicting recovery in patients receiving disability benefits: A validated instrument

A significant number of long-term disability (LYD) claims accepted by insurers remain active for substantial time periods and are associated with considerable socioeconomic costs. There is inconsistency in the literature as to what factors predict recovery in these patients. Using the adminisatrative database of SSQ Financial, I will identify all factors that are predictive of claim resolution for all disability conditions.

Addressing Basis Risk in Agricultural Index-Based Insurance

The objective of the proposed research is to design and implement an innovative IBI scheme capable of minimizing basis risk. Forage insurance will be used as an example to empirically examine the effective implementation of the IBI, through establishing an adequate relationship between the weather index and forage yield. Therefore, a second objective of the proposed research is to help increase producer demand for forage insurance.

Pathways to Prosperity: New policy directions and innovative local practices for newcomer integration and attraction

This project will aim to promote interagency collaboration in order to improve immigrant integration. In order to achieve this goal, the intern will be involved in clarifying employer and college/university needs, local settlement agency capacities, and the institutional mechanisms that would be needed to promote and govern interagency collaboration. The research process will involve interviews, focus groups, and reviews of the literature. The project will lay out a coherent, evidence-based set of ideas and propositions to be used by LASI to construct viable commercial relationships.

Comment opérationnaliser la mobilité interne à la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Dans le cadre de son programme de développement de la relève, la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec souhaite faciliter la mobilité à l’interne pour les employés à potentiel de relève (EPR). Cela dit, lorsqu’un EPR est muté d’un département à un autre afin d’aller y relever de nouveaux défis, il laisse derrière lui une équipe désormais incomplète, laquelle devra combler le poste vacant par une autre ressource. Or, où recruter cette nouvelle ressource? À l’interne ou à l’externe?

Logging, Winter Streamflow and Flooding in Twinflower Creek

The livelihood of First Nation communities and local ranchers are primarily depending on cattle raising, yet ongoing salvage logging within the catchment has the potential to compromise the watershed hydrology resulting in higher peak flows and reduced low flows jeopardizing the channel stability, road safety and water availability. The intern will carry out field investigations in recent cutblocks within the watershed during the freshet season to seek linkages between flood risks associated salvage logging.

A Macroeconomic Structural Model for CommoditiesPrices

Over the past two decades, commodities have become mainstream financial instruments. With a flux of wealth invested in commodities markets, commodities price levels have increased beyond expectations. Moreover, the commodities markets have become more volatile than ever. Understanding the nature of price changes and market movements is essential to project and investment valuations. In this project, we aim at developing a structural storage model for commodities prices. This model will be based on supply/demand and inventory levels of commodities.

Economic capital and capital allocaton modeling

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors, of which Canada is a member, has recently introduced the notions of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA), as two key components of its regulatory reform. Loosely speaking, the ERM identifies, measures and monitors insurer risks while the ORSA manages them.

A Technology Management Analysis Platform

The context of emerging technologies, this project aims to develop a practical management tool that can help technology firms to fully assess new technology value proposition, formulate the risks & opportunities profile, and develop implementation plan.

Innovation Intermediary: Design Strategies for Business Incubator Modeling

TechBA Vancouver is evolving from exclusively operating as an organization delivering programs run by the US-Mexico Foundation for Science (FUMEC) and supported by Mexico's Secretary of Economy, to an innovation-focused solution generator. This encompasses accelerating and incubating services for businesses. Along with TechBA`s other eight locations in highly technologically competitive environments, its objective is to position Mexico as a world---class innovation-led technology provider.

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