Researcher Profiles


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Harnessing the power of computers for critical literary research

Susan Brown, PhD

University of Guelph

The Orlando Project is a digital history of women's writing in the British Isles. It is also an experiment in the integration of text and technology.
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Staying at the forefront of hydroelectric technology

Claire Deschênes

Laval University

Hydro power meets more than half of Canada's electricity needs. There is a lot riding on making sure hydro-turbines are reliable, efficient and cost-effective.
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Don't put this data on ice

Julie Friddell

University of Waterloo

Julie Friddell describes herself as a steward for accelerating scientific discovery about the cryosphere. It’s her job to make sure data from Canadian and international scientists studying the frozen parts of our world are widely accessible – today and for generations to come.
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Patterns in social media: who is talking and what do they have to say?

Anatoliy Gruzd

Ryerson University

Ryerson University social media researcher Anatoliy Gruzd strives to make sense of our networked world - how the way we use social media changes the way we communicate, collaborate and disseminate information.
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Taming climate complexity at the regional level

René Laprise

Université du Québec à Montréal

The Earth is warming - that much we know. Global temperatures have risen an average of 0.8°C since 1880. But what is in store over the next 100 years? And what will climate change's effects be where you live? The answer is "it depends."
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How to tame urban gridlock

Eric Miller

University of Toronto

Anyone who has ever suffered a stop-start commute knows there is vast room for improvement in our urban transportation systems.
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Probing for flaws in our understanding of the universe

Ingrid Stairs

University of British Columbia

Ingrid Stairs's job is to peer deep into space, looking for signs that might contradict our fundamental understanding of physics. The University of British Columbia astrophysicist does this by measuring radio waves that emanate from pulsars, which are rapidly spinning, superdense neutron stars.
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Movies starring molecules give insight into health and disease

Peter Tieleman

University of Calgary

If you remember your high school biology, you know a cell is surrounded by a semi-permeable layer that lets in nutrients, lets out waste and controls the flow of chemical signals.
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