Data-driven Innovation for the Supply Chain and Retail Industry

The project is a partnership between Polytechnique Montréal, HEC Montréal, UQAM and JDA Canada. JDA Labs is investigating new approaches to help incorporate "big data" science and analytics into everyday supply chain decisions. It relies on new approaches that employ sensor technologies, new analytic capabilities and simulation techniques to not just sense and respond, but anticipate and act by making complex decisions while decreasing the risk exposure.

Food Economy Research Project

The purpose of this research is to examine the food consumption pattern in Revelstoke, British Columbia. Through employing a three-stage action research approach – (i) the food receipt study, (ii) the social media intervention (SMI) on healthy eating and healthy cooking, and (iii) the food consumption depth interview, this study seeks to capture residents’ food consumption patterns and to develop creative recommendations to practitioners, policy-makers and academic researchers regarding rural food consumption patterns and food security.

Partnering to innovate for sustainable development – Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Working Group

This project is part of a research program to develop a model of sustainability-oriented innovation processes. The model would allow Canadian organizations to innovate systematically and deliberately and become leaders in innovating for sustainable development. We will work to develop the model with Canada’s Oil Sand’s Innovation Alliance and its members: Cenovus Energy Inc., Shell Canada Energy and Suncor Energy Inc.

Fibre response to temperature and precipitation variation in natural and planted stands of spruce (Picea glauca x Engelmannii) in northern interior British Columbiaa

This goal of this research project is to understand how wood fibre characteristics within planted and natural stands of spruce behave with changes to temperature and precipitation. Several methods of wood analysis will be used to determine this relationship including dendrochronology, scientifically dating tree-rings and comparing to climate, and analysis of fibre qualities, or cellular wood qualities, within samples of both natural and planted stands of spruce.

Analysis of the economic, environmental and social implications of energy storage

In order to assist the successful implementation of the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan (ACLP), a study aimed at the viability of energy storage technology will be conducted. The ACLP has set forth plans to completely phase out coal power generation, and achieve 30 percent renewable power by 2030. This new, made in Alberta, energy plan is aligned with the goals and beliefs of EQUS. As a leader in environmental stewardship, many of EQUS’s cooperative members are early adapters of renewable energy generation.

Rapid Quantification of Bovine Colostrum Immunoglobulin G and Macronutrients(Fat, Proteins and Lactose) Using FTIR Spectroscopy

Colostrum is the initial secretion from the mammary gland after parturition and it is a crucial source of immunity and nutrition for
newborn calves. Because of the placental barrier to immunoglobulin transfer in ruminants, colostrum provides the neonate with
immunoglobulins (mainly IgG) essential for passive immunity that plays a key role in the prevention of respiratory and digestive
infections in newborn calves. Colostrum macronutrients (lipids, proteins and carbohydrates) are vital metabolic fuels for newborn
calves in the first days of life.

Analysis of Narrative Driven Social Media Content Use Within Successful Social Media Campaigns Across Multiple Social Platforms To Develop a Campaign Strategy.

The proposed research will take a look at how Non-profit organizations can use storytelling to affect the outcome of their social media campaigns. The intern will be taking a look at narrative driven social content, which is social media content whether videos, audio, infographics, images, etc., that are created to tell a story and its use in social media campaigns and analyze how these types of story driven content affects the success of the campaigns.

Application of lean construction in Small and medium-sized enterprises

Construction SMEs significantly contribute to Canada’s economy. Therefore high productivity within the SMEs is highly beneficial for the development of the country. Building constructions and renovations are everyday occurrences which involve the constant need to improve and readapt business practices to market forces and trends of globalization. Consumers and business owners face problems during each project that may result in delayed project delivery or extra cost spending. No one really likes this right?

Increasing Patient Engagement and Informing Marketing Decisions through the use of Patient Personas and Patient Journey Mapping

Mobile health (mHealth) apps allow patients to practice self-care and manage their chronic diseases. Common functions in mHealth tools allow users to monitor their symptoms and mood, keep a thought diary, track medication use and trend information; this provides data that can be used to better understand patient behaviour to ensure that patient needs are being met. By using a user-centered design approach for app design, the patient experience is captured through understanding their goals and challenges as well as their journey in living with or recovering from chronic disease(s).

Business Process Improvement and Customer Satisfaction

Bombardier, a leading manufacturer of both planes and trains in the world, has become a major contributor to Canada’s economy. Facing today’s competitive market, Bombardier aims to retain existing customers and attract new customers through operational transformation, which focuses on continuous improvement in its internal operational efficiency.
The application encompasses two projects that center around continuous process improvement.

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