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 […]Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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?Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
Janet Lawson (Kinesiology and Health Studies) – How to increase participation rates by improving peoples’ experiences with parasport.
Exploring how those involved in parasport learn about classification so as to develop, implement, and evaluate an educational tool to teach parasport stakeholders about classification.Continue Reading
Emilia Ganslandt, (Environmental Studies), Exploring the Methods and Goals of the Young Climate Movement
While the young climate movement has gained increasing attention in popular media, the movement is still largely absent from the climate literature. The studies that have been done tend to focus on one type of activism and not include the voices of activists themselves. This research aims to understand what motivations lie behind these organizations […]Continue Reading
Saskia de Wildt, (Environmental Studies) – Exploring Polar Bear Research as Ethical Space, Practice and Process of Engagement (between science and Indigenous knowledge)
I examine what affective change towards an ethical space, process and practice of engagement can be achieved in polar bear research and management through aesthetic action? For more information on Saskia’s work go to her website – https://www.gingertheworld.com/Continue Reading
Hilal Kara, PhD candidate in Geography and Planning, on Precarious Work Among Young Graduates in Turkey: A Gendered Spatial and Temporal Analysis
Situating itself within the context of the COVID-19 outbreak that crystallizes the blurring separation between life and work, this paper explores how young graduates living in the urban in Turkey navigate uncertainty in the face of the shifting the meaning of work and education, increasing precarity and the rise of mental health issues associated with […]Continue Reading
Studying accessible and inclusive design practices in the apparel industry. For more information on Emily’s start up where she is putting theory into practice go to her website – Emske DesignsContinue Reading
In an era of connectivity and automation, the vehicle industry is adopting various technologies to transfer driver-centric vehicles to intelligent mechanical devices driven by software components. However, software integration and network connectivity inherit numerous security issues. Despite the raised necessity to adopt security methodologies during the development of automotive systems, we notice a lack of […]Continue Reading