Topic: Night shift work, melatonin, and circadian gene methylation in the development of breast cancer Overview: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Canada and globally. Breast cancer etiology is complex, and work environment as a risk factor is still poorly understood, particularly with respect to night shift work. It is estimated that 10-30% Continue Reading
Topic: The history of Indian Day Schools in Ontario between 1920-2000 Overview: My research will conduct oral history Interviews with Indian Day School survivors by using Indigenous methods of data collection. I will then contextualize these histories with additional archival research conducted at the Library and Archives of Canada. This research will inform our understandings of Canada’s Continue Reading
Topic: The use of arts-based methods in health research Overview: I will be talking about my Master’s work and what I intend to do with my PhD exploring the use of arts-based methods in health research and incorporating a collage activity into that research as well.
Topic: H2Only: Smart Filters for Efficient Oil/Water Separation. Overview: In a world that relies heavily on the use of crude oil as an energy source, clean oil recovery and spill remediation is of dire importance. Removing oil from surfactant stabilized oil-in-water emulsions has become an issue in numerous industries as current separation processes are tedious and wasteful Continue Reading
Topic: How to gain access to energy stored in plants by designing biological nanomachines which can efficiently release trapped energy. Overview: With the continued depletion of fossil fuels the search for new sources of renewable energy are growing ever more urgent. One possible source of energy is the vast repository of carbon found within plant biomass. Continue Reading
Topic: “The Future of Work” Overview: I am interested in the future of work and the changing nature of work more specifically how employees are beginning to use artificial intelligence at work through interactions with chatbots (i.e. IBM Watson) and intelligent employee assistants (i.e. Alexa for Business, Google Home at work, etc.). What is the work of Continue Reading
Topic: Developing the Continuous Online Leaching Method for use in Bioaccessibility Risk Assessments Overview: When soil is contaminated, we must perform a risk assessment to determine the potential for hazard towards humans who may work, play, or live in contact with the soil. A common method for modeling this soil exposure is through a bioaccessibility study, which Continue Reading
Topic: “Academic literacy in first year college (the necessary “language” for communicating successfully in college)” Overview: I’m researching the perceptions teachers and students have of academic literacy in the first-year of college.
Topic: “TEDx Annual Conference Overview: Grad students discuss what it means to do a TED talk
Topic: Understanding and Supporting the School Transitions of Military-Connected Adolescents Overview: The purpose of my two-phased sequential qualitative study is to (1) provide an in-depth, multi-perspective understanding of the school transition experiences of military-connected adolescents in Ontario, and (2) provide recommendations to inform policy and practice related to the school transition experiences of military-connected adolescents across Canada