Exploring biodiversity beyond boundaries and participatory (citizen) science

As this has been confusing to me with the two terms being used interchangeably, I investigated and, based on the findings, believe that ‘participatory sciences’ is a larger classification (subject) term, which includes ‘citizen science’ as a specific subset (type) of participatory science. Bearing that in mind, here’s more from a May 29, 2024 letter/notice...

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Graphene-like materials for first smart contact lenses with AR (augmented reality) vision, health monitoring, & content surfing?

A March 6, 2024 XPANCEO news release on EurekAlert (also posted March 11, 2024 on the Graphene Council blog) and distributed by Mindset Consulting announced smart contact lenses devised with graphene-like materials, XPANCEO, a deep tech company developing the first smart contact lenses with XR vision, health monitoring, and content surfing features, in collaboration with...

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Summer URA Position

If you’re an undergraduate student at the University of Guelph interested in research, you might want to check out this opportunity. Dr. Jarrett Phillips and I are looking for a student to work with us this summer to explore eDNA and data science! Job Title: Mining Association Rules for Environmental DNA (eDNA) Spatiotemporal Sampling JobContinue...

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Cybersecurity within the Internet of Things Devices

By Akhil Shastry In today’s interconnected world, the Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionized the way we live and work. IoT devices have become an integral part of our daily lives, from smart thermostats and wearable fitness trackers to autonomous vehicles and industrial sensors. However, as our reliance on these devices grows, so do the...

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Unlocking the Creative Mind: Art Therapy for Enhanced Cognition in Seniors

Unlocking the Creative Mind Art Therapy for Enhanced Cognition in Seniors By Surabhi and Sumedha Shastry, Rachel Ni, and Abigail Chao Pristine white canvases, dollops of paint composed of the primary colors, and chairs waiting to be occupied. The scene was set, and all that was left was for the seniors to enter the room....

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Ph.D. Defence – Fatemeh Safari

Ph.D. candidate, Fatemeh Safari will defend her Ph.D. dissertation on Monday, August 22nd, at 1 pm. Fatemeh has spent several years developing and evaluating new routing protocols for use with Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs). The defence will take place virtually. The title and abstract for the defence are provided below. Title: A Novel Quality-of-Service-AwareContinue...

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Ph.D. Defence – James Fraser

Join us on August 30th at 12 p.m. for the Defence of Ph.D Candidate, James Fraser. James will present his work exploring novice programmer profiles as determined through interaction with an immediate feedback tool that he created to support students learning to code. The defence will take place via Zoom. The title and abstract forContinue...

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Dear Future CIS3750 Students

I’m looking forward to meeting you in CIS3750 – Systems Analysis and Design in Applications this fall. Since this is a required course for the Computer Science and Software Engineering majors, your enrolment in the course this fall will really depend on your schedule and the prerequisites required to take the course. Regardless, like CIS4020Continue...

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Pride In Science

Hot off the press, Technology Networks has just released a free eBook celebrating the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM). The eBook includes 17 interviews with STEMM scientists from around the world (all at varying stages of their careers), and I was fortunate to be one of those scientists. You canContinue...

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Dear Students Considering CIS4020 – Data Science

Thank you for your interest in taking CIS4020 – Data Science. I’ve had a lot of students reach out already to ask for more information on the course. Please review the following FAQs in the event that your questions are answered here. If not, feel free to contact me. What is your approach to teaching?ThisContinue...

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