Navjit Gaurav
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Navjit Gaurav, (Rehabilitation Science): Community schools in India: Design considerations to improve inclusion for children with physical disabilities

India, over 6 million primary school-age children do not attend school, and among them, children with disabilities are disproportionately represented. The school’s built environment is one important aspect that influences access to education as it can enable or restrict the participation of children with disabilities.

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Suyin Olguin
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Balancing Life

As with the rest of the world, University life is ever changing and not just because of COVID-19. Suyin talks about how school has changed for her, how her aspirations have changed and how she has managed to balance her studies and her personal life.

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Yiyi He
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Yiyi He (Cultural Studies) – Ec(h)oing across Borders: Contemporary Environmental Literature and Ecocriticism in China and the Asian North American Context

Yiyi’s research engages in a critical dialogue between contemporary environmental writing and ecocriticism in China and the Asian North American context. Specifically, she introduces recent scholarly developments in contemporary Chinese ecocriticism, including increasing interest in Chinese North American environmental literature, to Western academe. The overall objective is to promote knowledge mobility in general, and international […]

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Collette Pilsworth
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Collette Pilsworth PhD student in Geological Sciences – Advancing tools and techniques for the exploration of undercover ore deposits

A geochemical and mineralogical study of drill core fracture coatings from the Oberon gold deposit, Northern Territory, Australia. Understanding how elements move around near ore systems and how those signatures are recorded within the surrounding rocks and overburden is very important for reducing the search space in mineral exploration, which in term reduces the cost […]

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Melanie Proulx
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Melanie Proulx (Cultural Studies) – The representation of sexual violence in comics

This doctoral research-creation project uses an embodied auto-ethnographic methodology to investigate how comics about sexual violence can reduce survivors’ risk of reception (the risk of being triggered) through the implementation of distancing narrative features (aesthetics that provide emotional distance). Melanie has also co-authored a book called “The Bum Drum Conundrum” that teaches children about consent […]

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Rahman Alashraf
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Abdul Rahman Alashraf (Postdoctoral Fellow) – Wastewater surveillance of COVID-19 Initiative

University researchers from the Beaty Water Research Centre (BWRC) with universities and utility companies across Ontario are collaborating through the Wastewater Surveillance Initiative (WSI). Through the collaborative efforts of scientists, engineers and epidemiologists, wastewater surveillance of COVID-19 RNA has rapidly evolved.

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lacey Wice
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Lacey Wice, (Anatomical Sciences) – Conservation of Mechanical and Material Properties in Phenol-Based Soft Embalmed Cadaveric Tissues and Joints

In cadaveric biomechanics, fresh-frozen (FF) thawed specimens are considered the industry standard; maintaining high fidelity to in vivo counterparts. However, longevity concerns associated with rapid decomposition of soft tissues result in low reproducibility of testing and a short working window for these specimens. There are alternatives, but which is best?

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Bryan Collins
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Bryan Collins (Environmental Studies) – What makes a resilient farm? Exploring transitions in Southeastern Ontario towards resilient agriculture.

Using an interdisciplinary approach, Bryan questions how farmers in our region are coping with some of the agriculture sectors biggest risks; climate change, environmental degradation, and market volatility. Studying a diverse set of farmers, ranging from small scale organic vegetable farmers to large scale corn and soy farmers, reveals varying ideas of what exactly makes […]

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