Innovation hubs or clusters are widely viewed as powerful engines of economic growth. Looking specifically at biotech cluster, each cluster / innovation hub varies from one another due to their origin and industry,thus each individual cluster needs customized research methodologies and metrics to track their success and impact on the Canadian health, economy and people. To support the recent and rapidly growing novel medical technology market and position Canada as a global player, it is critical to understand the unmet needs and success factors, within such clusters.
This research project will investigate the attitudes and beliefs towards learning and different kinds of training programs at a company called White Water West, with the intention of then addressing any identified problem through the design, development, and implementation of learning programs and materials. This proposal is for a single internship unit of four months, focused on analyzing the situation for a potential problem, and the design of a recommended solution.
The proposed project is to research the steps needed to take in order to build and sustain an accelerator/incubator in the health care sector, which will provide core processes and steps to the partner organization. The following steps would be undertaken:
o Analysis of other successful incubators/accelerators in the health care space.
o Partnership wish list.
o Strategic plan
o Operational management plan
o Benchmark and KPIs for continuous analysis and performance evaluations
The research focuses on development and implementation of advanced software algorithms designed for the automated analysis of skin lesion images. The algorithms will be designed to run on mobile computing devices such as smartphones and tablets, and could be used by the general users as well as doctors for computer-assisted screening and diagnosis of skin cancer. For users, our computer program will automatically compute the risk score for skin lesions based on the previously diagnosed cases, and for doctors, it will use machine learning to assist in making the best diagnostic decision.
This project will create three online tools to help researchers initiate collaborations, decrease the hassles of project management during collaborations, and reduce the time spent applying for research grants. The first tool will help researchers find new partners for collaborative efforts by asking them a series of questions about their research interests and collaborative style, then suggesting collaborators and offering to initiate contact between researchers. The second tool will offer a simple, free-to-use, web-based tool that veers away from systems such as SharePoint.
Access to appropriate mental health services is critically limited for many people living in low and middle-income countries. Making services for depression available in primary health care increases the successful diagnosis and treatment of depression and improves the quality of people’s lives. As the first point of contact with patients, primary care workers are essential to the successful delivery of depression care.
At WorkSafeBC, an overwhelming amount of data is being produced, particularly in conversation logs between people who have an active claim with WorkSafeBC and various practitioners with whom they have regular contact (usually over the phone). These records are transcribed into text and the information is far beyond what any analyst could possibly read and understand without the help of analysis and visualization tools.
Literacy is one of the essential elements of curriculum in any country. Mexico has been struggling with diminishing results in international and national assessments. By the age of 15, most students have poor reading comprehension skills, and the consequences are that they don’t advance as they should in their learning process. The Imaginative Education Research Group (IERG) has developed the Imaginative Literacy Program (ILP) based on the Imaginative Education innovative approach.
This study is a pilot project focuses on examining current issues concerning multilingualism and third language learning, as an initiative to rethink Foreign Language (FL) education in the 21st century. Its main goal is to understand the politics of multilingualism, language investment and identities of students in today’s dynamic classrooms.