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Table Institution Student(s) Name(s) Project Title Project Description
1 Kwantlen Polytechnic University Thomas Matsumoto Inclusion & Community Engagement in Surrey Newton The partners for the project was the Newton BIA as well as the City of Surrey to address the endemic problem that Newton is viewed by many to be an unsafe, high crime neighbourhood. Thomas’ team set up a tent in the Grove, a place of significance to the community. The team had cloth for a cape displayed on a life-sized mannequin along with markers and small pieces of cloth. The students invited passerby to write down “something nice that someone did for them in Newton” on one of the pieces of fabric. More than 50 people stopped to write down acts of kindness; the cape was then sewn together, making a Newton superhero cape.
2 Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Levi Chidiebere Ogbaje DIY Volts Wagen Electric Car/ Community Cuisine project The Volts Wagen project will build a DIY kit for electric vehicles that would be financially accessible to more people, creating community interest in and ownership of the project. By doing this work at NSCC, we are reducing the risk to individuals interested in this technology but unable to implement it. Each academic program on campus will contribute to the project through their various areas of expertise. Voltswagon will also have a link to a second Enactus project called Community Cuisine. Community Cuisine addresses two needs in the Pictou area, providing employment to individuals with intellectual disability labels and providing nutritious meals to seniors.
3 Lethbridge College Tianna Gerber An Antibiotic For The Livestock Industry This research aims to discover antibiotics from a botanical source (Green Antibiotics) to serve the livestock industry, and to decrease antimicrobial resistance. Finding plants with antibiotic activities will provide a safe solution to the livestock industry that currently uses commercialized antibiotics for treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. We propose to investigate only the plants that are used as feed for animals, to avoid the possible toxicity of non-feed plants and to speed up the process of taking Green antibiotics from the laboratory to the farm.
4 Olds College River Thomas Student Leadership in Athletics and Reconciliation As one of the Captains of the Olds College Broncos Volleyball Team, River was instrumental in organizing a fundraising event for the Olds Mountain View Moccasin House Friendship Centre. In addition, River, in collaboration with the Indigenous Coordinator and Counsellor, prepared and delivered the presentation: Indigenous Cultural Insights; Keys to Creating “Calm – Unity” Between Differing Worldviews. Lastly, River took responsibility for the care of the campus Medicine Garden featuring tobacco, sage, and sweetgrass. His efforts increased the yield allowing Olds College to use them in ceremony and provide meaningful gifts to students, their families, communities, and Elders.
5 NorQuest College Jamila Davis, Robert Bradley, Dilpreet Singh Blanket Alberta Each year, the Blanket Alberta in Warmth Campaign gathers new and gently used blankets to distribute to anyone in need, free of charge. In recent years, the supply and demand for the blankets has increased as these blankets are distributed to the homeless, to refugees, and to other agencies that help newcomers and those living on the street. Students from the Business Administration program at NorQuest College decided to hold a “Blanket Drive” across the college in the Fall of 2019. Students were able to donate just over 200 blankets for those in need this winter. The campaign also helped raise awareness of this growing issue (especially among youth) across our student and staff population.
6 Niagara College Kyler Schwind Sobrii: a spirited project to develop a distilled non-alcoholic gin With the help from the expert research team at Niagara College’s Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) Innovation Centre, DistillX Beverages Inc. has launched Canada’s first-ever non-alcoholic gin. This product was developed from ideation, including developing the refreshing flavour profile, the all-important ‘mouthfeel’, to the intricate process of distilling and a proprietary method of production. After six months of in-depth research, and several months working with the NC team, the result is true to its name; the inventive cocktail has zero calories, zero sugar and, as the marketing touts: zero hangovers. Not only will designated drivers benefit from this option, but those who enjoy drinking quality craft spirits, may do so with the health-conscious perk of consuming less alcohol.
7 Lethbridge College Selena Medicine Shield Promoting Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Selena is an Indigenous Career Pathways student who is being nominated for her work on promoting awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). From the beginning of the Fall 2019 term, Selena and her group met and developed a plan to host the annual vigil on October 4th, 2019 at Lethbridge College. They were able to capture their ideas on this important issue and communicated the information in a way that spoke to the community and brought the issue into a forum that allowed students, staff and faculty to learn more about the MMIWG issue. This was an important part of Lethbridge College’s journey towards reconciliation with their indigenous community.
8 Kwantlen Polytechnic University Michael Ke Training Undergraduates to Identify Disease-Causing DNA Mutations through Large Scale Sequencing KPU researchers are working in collaboration with a clinical neurologist at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Hospital, and a patient group called the British Columbia Ataxia Society. The goal of the research collaboration is to identify disease causing alterations in the DNA of patients with ataxia. Finding the responsible DNA mutation can be daunting. Through Michael’s rigorous bioinformatic analysis, candidate mutations for causing ataxia in each family were identified. Michael built custom code to predict the functional impact of the DNA variants. He demonstrated the potential to use next-generation sequencing and robust analysis to identify potentially harmful variants in ataxia patients.
9 Fanshawe College Mary Curry, Crystal Yi Kinetic Energy Suit: Designing a wearable technology suit Smart textiles and wearable technologies provide solutions and for many industries from improved athletic performance to advances in health and medical field. This project specifically explored the possibility of creating a suit that could conduct its own energy through body movement. The goal of this project was to design and produce two energy harvesting soft sensing suits for future R&D testing. Mary and Crystal developed excellent solutions to meet the external partner’s, Davwire, desired project outcome. The final result of the project was two suits that were fitted and tested on a model for further testing and use at trade shows.
10 Saskatchewan Polytechnic Aleena James, Neha Kaushik Environmental Engineering Technology Saskatchewan Polytechnic showcases two projects from their Environmental Engineering Technology program. Artificial recharge of groundwater by roof-top rainwater harvesting: This project focused on the feasibility of introducing artificial recharge of groundwater by roof-top rainwater harvesting at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus. The concept of this project has the potential to reduce surface runoff during rainfall and snowmelt, dilute groundwater contamination, increase rainwater conservation, and enhance the amount of groundwater available for abstraction in Saskatchewan. A feasibility study to produce biogas energy from wastewater treatment plant: The Biogas research report summarizes the process of an anaerobic absorption (AD) of sewage sludge, a vitality and supplement rich result of wastewater treatment plants (WWTP). The goal was to advance feasible practices and innovations, concentrating on energy productivity of biogas creation and usage. The process of biogas development using an anaerobic digestion after comparing dry and wet digestion methods and latest technology practice provides additional insight for shifting a wastewater facility into a green energy source.
11 St. Lawrence College Cassandra Jonas, Kaithlyn Ardidon Social Hackathon for Homeward Bound Brockville charity Students at St. Lawrence College held a social hackathon to benefit the Brockville charity Homeward Bound Brockville, which supports mother-led families to earn college diplomas, start careers, and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Teams of Advertising and Marketing Communications (AMC) students put their team building, creativity, and problem-solving skills to the test to help Homeward Bound Brockville design a communications and marketing strategy to promote and increase donations to their scholarship fund.
12 Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) Blaire Arcand, Rosanna Gamble, Lorrie Fiddler, Jillesa Sanderson Integrating and Identifying Indigenous Culture and Beliefs Through the Indigenous Practical Nursing program, students have had the opportunity to identify and respect not only their own Indigenous culture but have been able to learn and understand the uniqueness of other cultures and beliefs. This is the first cohort of students for the new Practical Nursing program that includes Indigenous world-view ways of knowing.
13 Algonquin College Kim Miredin, Pranav Jadhav, Raphael Joseph Accessing the Job Market – Insights from Cooperative Education Open Work Permit Holders Students in the Human-Centred Design program conducted a preliminary study of Open Work Permits (OWP) in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The nominated team took a novel approach to their research, combining participatory design with a semi-structured interview. After some preliminary questions, participants were asked to sketch their experience applying for and obtaining an OWP. Student researchers were able to identify critical pain-points and propose a validated problem statement that informed the development of several recommendations for future initiatives.
14 College of the North Atlantic (CNA) Christina Burke Geomatics applications for green mining in Deer Cove, NL The Deer Cove green technology project was initiated through a MITACS Accelerate internship program and lead by Christina. The goal of this project was to investigate and assess the potential of creating a “green mining” process for a small placer gold deposit near the rural community of Baie Verte. This area, on the northeastern coast of Newfoundland, has an incredible history of mining that has been shaping the local culture for centuries. The sustainability of the local economy relies heavily on the continued success of mining operations. This research project put a focus on creating balance between economic development and environmental sustainability.
15 Okanagan College Logan Costa-Hemingway In-Ground Temperature Monitors for Geothermal Exchange System Logan designed and built a weather-proof in-ground temperature monitor for a geothermal exchange system for an industry partner. This temperature monitor is part of a project to design a greenhouse that is capable of year-round operation in the Shuswap region of BC. Logan’s fully self-contained design logs temperature from 8 probes which can extend up to 100m from the data collection board. Data is stored on the board but also has wireless capability built in. This project will help the industry partner monitor the health of the heating system and give a good picture of the capability of the greenhouse to run year-round.
16 Durham College Raman Deep Rathor, Jordan Ella, Apurva Bhushan Teli Narrow AI: Innovations in Data Processing Students at Durham College have used the fundamental principles of Narrow AI to innovatively process and develop visual and sentiment analysis in the agricultural, human resources and threat intelligence domains. Working closely with expert faculty in AI, the students have deployed a series of in house applications that are layered upon end-points like roaming cameras; these applications are able to process large, varied datasets that help farmers with making decisions on yields, recruiters determine skill set accuracies and security engineers with proactively determining actions towards suspect activity.
17 Niagara College Brian Klassen Sensory equipment innovations make for better hazelnut growers in Ontario The makers of the popular Ferrero Rocher chocolates and Nutella hazelnut spread are anticipating upwards of 20,000 acres of hazelnuts planted across the Ontario in the next decade. The challenge is developing hazelnut orchard management practices to meet these demands, as there is minimal growth tracking data of the trees. To help collect essential data to aid hazelnut growers with this mission, Ferrero has turned to Niagara College’s Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre (AETIC). Brian Klassen has developed an affordable, custom growth monitoring system. The system is comprised of time-lapse cameras and sensors that will monitor tree growth, catkin flowering, soil moisture, relative humidity, air temperature, and air pressure.
18 George Brown College Vicky Zhao Voila Learning and an Immersive 3D Virtual Campus for Adult ESL Learners Voila Learning (VL) is an educational provider and EdTech company focused on English and French language acquisition. Building on their already successful digital platform for K12, VL intends to research, prototype and test a 3D game environment designed to teach adult learners English. VL, in collaboration with George Brown College School of Design, will focus on capturing qualitative user data to understand the emotional journey of the average adult ESL student in order to inform the design and development of the next iteration of their virtual campus, an environment for adult learners.
19 Yukon College Ira Mamis, Jagger Jamieson Strong Minds make a Strong North: Mental Health and Wellness at Yukon College Following the tradition of Yukon First Nations, Ira and Jagger want to tell the story of mental health and wellness at Yukon College, and lay the trail for its advancement. By sharing “bush tea,” and displaying photos of campus activities, pamphlets and websites, they will paint a picture of the myriad of supports available to Yukon College students. They will showcase the involvement of faculty and staff and of how traditional ways of knowing and doing are woven into every decision and approach. From this strong foundation, they will infuse their personal experiences and expertise from their activities with youth as they lay out the path to improving the mental health and wellness of Yukon College students.
20 St. Lawrence College Hayley Clark, Kimberley Grant, Jamie Higley No. 9 Community Gardens No. 9 Gardens is Canada’s First Cultural Centre for Sustainability and Reconciliation. St. Lawrence College students volunteered to renovate a barn, turning it into a kitchen. Located on 40 acres of prime agricultural land near Elgin, Ontario, this centre will act as a global model and laboratory for exploring how to build sustainable local food systems. Hands-on workshops and educational programs are offered in partnership with the Dunin-Deshpande, Queens Innovation Centre, and the St. Lawrence College School of Skilled Trades and Tourism.
21 Okanagan College Aubrey Nickerson, Christopher Mazur, Jack Humphrey NSERC GPERF 2 The NSERC GPerf2 is part two of a two-phase project conducted by Okanagan College and its industrial partner WTFast (“What The Fast”). The project’s outcomes may be fundamental to the future of network architecture and infrastructure. It is moving toward the ability to assess and address network and connection quality in a way that has proven effects on the latency and consistency of web traffic. The ultimate goal is the ability to predict an optimal routing path for web traffic before sending it based on factors such as source and destination geolocation, time of day, type of packet sent, etc. It is also looking to provide a model to WTFast that enables them to gauge the impact of placing new servers in existing networks before spending money.
22 Kwantlen Polytechnic University Lukasz Kruszewski Trans Mountain Pipeline & Decolonization This project was an experimental policy thought piece. Lukasz has taken on the challenge of engaging in critical decolonization discussions within settler communities – both at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and with his hometown community in Alberta. He first explored policy options with regards to TMP and reconciliation in a draft briefing aimed at a Federal Minister, developing several policy options and evaluating them through the lens of reconciliation. His second project task was to write a communications piece, aimed at a particular audience, recommending a policy direction.
23 Lethbridge College Blaire Harley Evaluating the Success of VRI Scheduling in Maintaining Uniform Plant Available Water This project explores the use of precision agriculture technologies, specifically variable rate irrigation, for its use in conserving water resources, while still maintaining plant available water conditions and crop yield. The study was conducted on a potato field located in Chin, Alberta, on a quarter section of irrigated land. The field is highly variable in terms of topography and soil texture and the owners operate a pivot with zone controlled Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) to be able to adapt to the resulting variability in soil moisture conditions. These findings are analyzed in the light of incoming rainfall and the spatially variable irrigation schedule to determine where & when crop stress occurred and evaluate the success of the VRI schedule.
24 SAIT Garrett Koehler The need for Standardized Sexual Violence Standards on Canadian Campuses Through his work with SAIT Students’ Association (SAITSA), Garrett has been advocating for a more robust and consistent response to sexual violence on campuses across Alberta. He has achieved this in several ways, including developing recommendations on policy standards to address sexual violence on campus for all post-secondary institutions in Alberta. By consulting with stakeholders, both on and off campus, and subject matter experts in the field of sexual violence, Garrett was able to compile the SAITSA’s Sexual Violence Policy Standards. As a result of Garrett’s work, SAITSA’s Sexual Violence Policy Standards have been presented to members of the Alberta Legislature, including the Minister of Advanced Education.
25 Yukon College Mariam Jacob Power System Protection Studies in Northern Canada One of the challenges and bottlenecks for the integration of renewable generation in northern and remote communities is the protection coordination of the system. This is important to both the electric power utility and community residents because it needs to be sufficiently sensitive to identify and disconnect abnormal operation, but also doesn’t disconnect the system under acceptable operation. Mariam’s studies involve the analysis of the electric power system with the integration of renewable generation to ensure that there are no additional power outages or unsafe operation. These studies has helped many companies on their respective solar and clean energy projects, and the results of her work have been incorporated into the system design.
26 Thompson Rivers University Stephanie Tate Words of Wisdom The Words of Wisdom project is an innovative campus and community program that promotes inclusion through connection. During the Spring 2019 convocation ceremonies, 348 postcards were signed by graduates with Words of Wisdom. These postcards are meant to be mailed to new-to-TRU students during the mid-term point in the fall semester. This time of year seems to be the hardest during the student life cycle; new students start to doubt themselves and their academic abilities. Receiving a message from a recent graduate is meant to uplift students to carry-on and even make them smile, knowing others had similar experiences and made it through. The cost of the project is modest but the impact on both incoming students and our new alumni is significant.
27 Lethbridge College Brendin Pede, Matthew Eagles, Max Veer An Investigation Into Fiberglass Cloth Reinforced Timber Box Beams The purpose of this research is to investigate the use of fiberglass cloth to reinforce a hollow beam. Interior fiberglass cloth may increase the fiber strength of the timber while maintaining the architectural appearance of the beam’s exterior. Our group will use SPF N0.2, 2”x10” and 2”x6” beam components to form a hollow beam and test the yield, flexural and deflection behavior under point load compared to a conventional built up beam of similar cross sectional wood area. Furthermore the reinforced test specimens will be equipped with 1, 2 and 3 layers of the fiberglass cloth (top and bottom interior); to determine if the beam will resist more load.
28 Fanshawe College Mike Anstee, Evan Falcone, Drew Gertridge Hamilton Road Existing Land Use Survey Fanshawe College GIS and Urban Planning program partnered with Innovation Works London and the City of London Planning office to complete an existing land use survey for a portion of Hamilton Road. The project was introduced under a new initiative in London called City Studio. The purpose of the study is to establish base line land use information for the City of London Planning Department. This information will be used to measure the success of municipal incentive programs where property owners receive grants and loans to improve private property on Hamilton Road.
29 Seneca College Vita Lysenko Sports Supplements: Harnessing the Power of Mitochondria This project is a collaborative applied research project between Seneca and Mitronite Inc., a scientifically based sports nutrition company which develops supplements to enhance mitochondrial function. Seneca has been working with Mitronite on a series of detailed experiments to scientifically validate the company’s key product line, the Mitronite Dietary Supplement for Competitive Athletes (capsule format). The supplement was formulated to enhance strength, speed, stamina and recovery by providing the right nutrition to improve mitochondrial function.
30 La Cité Tiffany Ratongaranto, Miguel Boisvenue DICO LSQ La Cité presents the mobile app for learning Quebec sign language: DICO LSQ. This app contains more than 2,000 words and phrases in Quebec sign language, which is used by the deaf and hearing-impaired communities in Canada’s Francophonie and by people who require visual language to communicate. The app was developed by teachers and students from the following La Cité programs of study: Early Childhood Education, Computer Engineering Technology and Graphic Design.
31 Collège de Maisonneuve Thomas Trépanier Intelligent Fruit Maturity Assessment Platform (IFMAP) This research project consists in developing an intelligent mobile app that uses artificial intelligence and deep learning to recognize and assess the maturity level of a fruit photographed with a smart phone. Based on the maturity level, the app then provides the estimated remaining shelf life of the fruit in different storage conditions so users can better manage the fruit they buy. The goal of this project is to help households all around the word reduce fruit and vegetable waste, and in this way fight climate change.
32 Algonquin College Karl Murray Energy Efficiency and Performance Simulations of PEX Water-Heating Systems The aim of the project is to validate the performance of new hot water delivery (HWD) technology-both quantitatively and qualitatively. In particular, the study is to test, categorize, and benchmark the performance of new HWD systems using Cross-Linked Polyethylene (PEX) Piping against conventional piping materials and their associated installations.
33 Centennial College Cristiani Dias Centennial College Ashtonbee Community Garden Centennial College possesses a rich history in environmental stewardship, and because of this, in 2018 was born The Ashtonbee Community Food and Garden Garden. The Ashtonbee Community Food and Garden has been offering a holistic environment for students with the opportunity to host a variety of learning sessions such as food security, Indigenous culture/knowledge, social and environmental justice and sustainability.
34 George Brown College Chinh Do Generating Success for Farm to School Programs This project is a collaboration between George Brown College, Sustain Ontario, Ontario Edible Education Network and Farm to Cafeteria Canada to provide support to all stakeholders who work to build and improve Farm to School programs. The project will determine best practices, fidelity features and provide concrete examples that will entice stakeholders to implement or expand Farm to School programs. This research will be conducted in George Brown College’s Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism.
35 Sheridan College Eric Pinheiro, Nicola Battista, Bruce McCormack Booyo Park This team had a remarkable experience with technology and professional relationships with a company in Asia, Shadow Factory. The team was sponsored by HP, who provided a state-of-the-art mobile virtual reality platform. The HP system consisted of a backpack and a mixed reality visualization system which was modified as a virtual reality headset with added real-time spatial hand recognition instead of virtual reality controllers. This created new experience was so successful that HP Canada profiled the project in a case study distributed globally and included it in a corporate video.
36 George Brown College Leeann Saldanha Adaptive Clothing for Persons Living with Hemiparesis The project is a collaboration between George Brown College and the University of Toronto to explore wellness through innovative technology, allowing stroke survivors with hemiplegia to reintegrate into society. Commonly caused by stroke, hemiparesis is weakness (or complete paralysis in its most severe form) of the entire left or right side of the body. The project will undertake the research, design, and development of prototypes for a line of adaptive clothing.
37 Algonquin College Meagan Patricia, Ross McWhinnie, Austin Reid SLiDE (Service Learning in Design & Engineering) The students from the Algonquin College Social Innovation Lab’s SLiDE initiative highlight their experience working with local social enterprises. They highlight 2 specific activities; 1) Unleashed 2019, a project that saw the students oversee development of marketing and communications for Ottawa’s social enterprise conference, and 2) Red Couch Social, a new lab produced video series promoting Ottawa’s social enterprises.
38 SAIT Marlon Norona, Matthieu Trudell Value from Waste – New Generation of Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries The Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) is a novel energy storage break-through technology that shows significant promise as large-scale energy storage solution. The whole cycle of life of VRFB (from production to disposal) is more sustainable and environmentally friendly than that of an equivalent lead-acid battery. The project was internally driven at SAIT’s Centre for Energy in Unconventional Technology Solutions (CERCUTS) at ARIS, in order to advance Clean Technology innovations. Our main objective is to obtain value from waster and possibly use mined Vanadium for maximizing clean energy supply while minimizing our environmental footprint.
39 St. Lawrence College Revathy Bindulekha Satish, Merine Shita Philip, Jimmy Ommen Johnson Project Management Students planning for the future (Cornwall) Cornwall’s population has been stagnating for about 20 years, and local employers are now having difficulty in filling their employment needs. Population growth is needed to attract more organizations to the area and to improve the city’s tax base. St. Lawrence College students taking a Project Management course worked on a project for Community Futures Development Corporation to increase Cornwall’s population. Students submitted their ideas, tasks list, budget and execution plan to help the City of Cornwall attract new citizens.
40 Okanagan College Kyle Barnes Air Quality Sensors for Hydroponics Farm This NSERC supported project was to design a custom control and monitor system for a mid-sized lettuce-growing hydroponics farm. The software Kyle wrote for this project allows the device to register, send sensor data, and de-register the device if it loses contact with the central controller. This work will allow the farmer to easily add air quality monitors wherever in the hydroponics farm they are needed and to monitor the air quality in specific locations and for the system as a whole. This data can be used to correlate growing conditions with plant health to help the farmer with obtain better crop yields.
41 SAIT Nelia Julca, Charlie Atkins Steam Boiler Feed and Blowdown Water Treatment/Recycle Steam Boilers are used in many industries such as food, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, fertilizers, cement, bio-medical, iron and steel, marine vessels, nuclear, geo-thermal and energy operations. The heat and/or power generated is critical to many applications for the benefits of a shared future. Treatment of the water is critical to reduce and eliminate impurities, fouling of equipment, down time, loss of resources and even loss of jobs. This project explores different methods to reduce hardness, prevent corrosion and scale challenges with an objective to improve the water quality, recycle and reuse of water which is beneficial to industry, economy and environment.
42 New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Kaylie Broome, Michelle Melanson Going Global: NBCC International Service Trip Through an international service-learning opportunity, students of the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) enhanced their understanding of community development models and renewed their commitment to global citizenship. In March 2018, nine NBCC students embarked on the service and leadership trip to Kenya’s Maasai Mara region to learn about WE Village’s five pillars of community development and were immersed in local culture and community life. Through this international service trip, students developed leadership skills, strengthened global citizenship and embraced lifelong values that would result in action locally and globally.
43 Cambrian College David Leduc, Pierre Leduc Mapping the Unknown: An Innovative Way to Scan Mines in 3D Clickmox Solutions Inc. approached Cambrian College for an innovative solution to better 3D scan underground mining cavities. The company envisioned building a custom enclosure, which would include an onboard computer, power source, and LIDAR (surveying technology). The project required that these components were protected from water, shock, humidity, and extreme temperatures. Upon final completion of the project, Clickmox will be able to provide a new service that will allow mining companies to explore areas that were previously inaccessible underground.
44 Fanshawe College Kelly Scott Spunky – Inclusive Children’s Clothing Spunky began as a capstone research project, examining the adaptations to clothing required for children who wear medical technology such as central (intravenous) lines, G-tubes, and ostomy bags. As a student, Kelly created a prototype collection of dresses. Kelly was responding to a local family with a medically complex child, who reached out to Fanshawe College’s Fashion Design program to create awareness of their clothing challenges.
44 Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Melissa Hiscott, James Fraser Pilot Scale Study of Potable Water using Ultrafiltration Technology in Rural Nova Scotian Communities Safe drinking water is a priority for Canada, but many communities face significant challenges. Rural communities continue to struggle with failing infrastructure or source water quality problems. Melissa Hiscott and James Fraser are students in the Environmental Engineering Technology Program at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) who have been involved in water ultrafiltration testing and also the more complex social issues of helping communities to build capacity around drinking water treatment and protection in a sustainable manner.