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  • 2020-01-01

    Marfil-Garza, Braulio

    The TRAFFIC (Thread-Reinforced Alginate Fiber For Islet enCapsulation) device is a novel approach to use alginate, a gel-like compound, as a biomaterial for cell encapsulation. Advances in the field of transplantation are still restricted by the finite source of cells and tissues and by the need...

  • 2020-01-01

    Marriott, Brian

    How do we determine if something is life-threatening, or life-saving? An innocuous walk in a field for one person may elicit highly anxious feelings in another individual. The sensory information is identical, but how it is perceived by the brain is dramatically different. This can in part be...

  • 2020-01-01

    Murray, Kathleen

    As social animals, we like to connect. This approach helps us identify, organize and navigate the diversity of the natural world. Historically, Western science has been more heavily influenced to rename, reorganize, and redefine the wilderness. Today, the government and most of our Canadian...

  • 2020-01-01

    Maturi, Bhuvaneswari

    The more united we are, the more powerful we are. Similarly, when the grid system of a small region or local community is interlinked, the grid becomes more efficient. This is the concept of micro-grid. It is a small network of electricity customers, who are utilizing local supply sources,...

  • 2020-01-01

    Won, Savanna

    The sourdough bread-making process enhances the taste, texture, shelf-life, and nutritional quality of bread products. My research focuses on understanding the break down of proteins during sourdough fermentation and the goal of this project is to use sourdough to reduce the amount of allergenic,...

  • 2018-01-01

    Boos, Jens

    Black holes belong to the most fascinating objects in our Universe, and they challenge the way we think about space and time. My research involves studying both mathematical and physical properties of black holes, and how they can help us to learn something new about the Universe we live in. With...

  • 2018-01-01

    Malhotra, Darpan

    Imagine a life with unexpected deterioration of vision leading to complete blindness. Surprisingly, 1 in 20 people in North America lose their ability to see clearly around 40 years of age due to a genetic blinding disease called Fuchs’ dystrophy. The disease affects the outermost layer of the...

  • 2016-01-01

    Duncan, Alexandra

    The neurodiversity and disability rights movements recognize that there are multiple ways of being, thinking, and perceiving in the world. Thanks to the development of Contemporary Disability Arts since the 1980s, disabled and neurodivergent artists have been creating and sharing their diverse...

  • 2016-01-01

    Shonfield, Julia

    My PhD research involves determining the effects of industrial noise on several owl species in the boreal forest of northeastern Alberta. Owls use vocal communication to attract mates and defend territories, and they use acoustic cues when hunting for prey at night. To determine whether owls...

  • 2017-01-01

    Brenneis, Dylan

    The image depicts a robotic hand expressing its identity through self-portraiture, challenging the viewer to reconsider the role of a prosthetic hand as simply a crude replacement. While this level of dexterity and intelligence is still beyond the capabilities of prosthetic limbs, it is entirely...

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