Campus as a Living Lab & Community-Engaged Learning Projects

The Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) and Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) show case on and off campus student projects at the University of Toronto. Although there are many CLL and CEL projects over the years we have attempted to gather projects in one place, but this is not an exhaustive list. If you have a project to add to the database or a project to propose, please email Dione Dias.

ReportDescriptionLocation
Campus Property
ClientStudentsCourse Code
Academic Year
SDGs
Organic Waste ReductionResearching and proposing recommendations to reduce the volume of organic food waste generated at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus.On-campus (UTM) Food services and waste management at UTMSustainability Office, UTM; Hospitality & Retail Services, UTM; UTM Students' Union (UTMSU)NAENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG 2 (Zero Hunger); SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)
"Bring Your Own Container" Program EvaluationEvaluating the "Bring Your Own Container" program currently implemented at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus with the purpose of creating a recommendation report.On-campus (UTM) Food services and waste management at UTMHospitality & Retail Services, UTMNAENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production); SDG 13 (Climate Action); SDG 14 (Life Below Water); SDG 15 (Life on Land)
Campus Bus ElectrificationInvestigating the feasibility of electrifying the existing shuttle bus system connecting the Mississauga (UTM) and St. George (UTSG) campuses of the University of Toronto.On-campus (UTM) Shuttle bus service between UTM and UTSGChelsea Dalton, Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Management & Planning, UTMNAENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 15 (Life on Land)
Electrification Feasibility of the Campus Vehicles FleetDetermining the feasibility of electrifying the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus vehicles fleet by performing cost-benefit analyses and comparison with current vehicles.On-campus (UTM) UTM campus vehicles fleetGrounds, Facilities Management & Planning, UTM; Campus Police, UTM; Sustainability Office, UTMNAENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 15 (Life on Land)
Comfort Survey of the Campus Shuttle Bus Gauging the comfort levels of the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) shuttle bus, and investigating whether improvements to bus comfort will increase ridership. On-campus (UTM) Shuttle bus service between UTM and UTSGSustainability Office, Facilities Management & Planning, UTMNAENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Thermal Comfort Survey of the Recreation, Athletics, and Wellness Centre (RAWC)Assessing the change in comfort levels among gym-goers, staff, and students, following a retrofit of the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system at the RAWC.On-campus (UTM) Recreation, Athletics, and Wellness Centre (RAWC), UTMChelsea Dalton and Ahmed Azhari, Facilities Management & Planning, UTMNAENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being); SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Report on Plant-Based Protein Food Options on CampusResearching the food interest of the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) community to see whether plant-based food options should be expanded in future menus. On-campus (UTM) Food services at UTMHospitality & Retail Services, UTMNAENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production); SDG 15 (Life on Land)
Laboratory Occupancy EvaluationEvaluating laboratory experiences at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and providing design feedback on existing and future laboratories, particularly for the new Science Building.On-campus (UTM) Laboratories, William G. Davis Building, UTMSustainability Office, UTM NAENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Food Security Framework at UTMResearching solutions to mitigate food insecurity at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) by surveying students and recommending improvements to the accessibility of the existing food bank.On-campus (UTM) Food services at UTMHospitality & Retail Services, UTMNAENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn) Winter 2020SDG 2 (Zero Hunger); SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality)
Water Conservation Project at Trinity College: A Rainwater Harvesting Proposal for the Rooftop Garden at North MunkImplementing a rainwater harvesting system for the North Munk Building at Trinity College to mitigate excessive water use, along with including its technical details and a preliminary budget.
On-campus (UTSG) North Munk Building, Trinity CollegeDr. Jonathan Steels, Assistant Provost, Trinity CollegeXiuyi Wang, Daniel Jubas-Malz, Sam Slisarenko, Mathilde Siderius, Richelle HaynesENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2018SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
A Post-Occupancy Evaluation of the Sidney Smith Student CommonsDetermining how students are engaging with the new Sidney Smith Student Commons and how the space is affecting the wellbeing of students, as a measure of occupant satisfaction and performance.On-campus (UTSG) Sidney Smith Student CommonsHeidi Pepper and Erin McMichael, Faculty of Arts and SciencesMin Ah Kim, Harpreet Chohan, Ting-Hsuan Sally King, Michelle Chia, Lauren TomENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2018SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Huron-Sussex Laneway Housing: A Net-Positive CommunityExploring the feasibility of increased density while reducing urban sprawl in the Huron-Sussex community through laneway housing, with the aim of making it a net-positive community.On-campus (UTSG) Huron-Sussex NeighbourhoodCampus & Facilities Planning, University of TorontoAndrew Figueiredo, Harrison Gray, Kira James, Perlina Lim, Ria Perrault, Amy YangENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2018SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Pre-Occupancy Evaluation of the Physical Geography BuildingConducting a Pre-Occupancy Evaluation (PREOE) to assess the well-being of occupants, and their understanding of the net-zero concept within the Physical Geography Building.On-campus (UTSG) Physical Geography BuildingFacilities & Services, University of TorontoCraig Klomp, Hillary Kwok, Joanne Lau, Ru YapENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2018SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Sustainability Office: Engagement Plan & RecommendationsReviewing the current initiatives of the Sustainability Office to produce recommendations on how to effectively communicate, engage, and advance student actions on sustainability.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableDione Dias and Jennifer Puskar, Project Coordinators, Sustainability Office, Facilities & ServicesMegan Schmieder, Farida Abdel Meguid, Noor Fatima, Abir Ali, Gurdeep KangENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2018SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Sustainable Building Design StandardsDeveloping guidelines for University of Toronto buildings to adhere with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Toronto Green Standards (TGS).On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableCampus Facilities and Planning, University of TorontoChristopher Ford, Etiosa Igbinakenzua, Junior Osei Wireko, Mbonella Phiri-NkomoENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2018SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Determining the Human Experience of the Daniels Building Evaluating the successes and shortcomings of the revitalizations at the Daniels Building, to review the performance of various spaces and the nature of the user-building relationship.On-campus (UTSG) Daniels BuildingJ. Alstan Jakubiec, Faculty, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and DesignAnne-Marie Macloughlin, MeiLin Chen, Mackenzie Ceci, Pamela Molina, Renna Wehbe, Yachen YuanENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Quantifying Business-Related Air Travel Emissions at the UniversityCalculating the University of Toronto's total greenhouse gas emissions released from business-related air travel, conducted by students, faculty, staff, or visitors that was paid or reimbursed by the University. On-campus Not AvailableDione Dias, Committee on the Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability, University of TorontoAmine Mikati, Anne Boucher, Juna Borra, Robin Tobazia, Rylan Urban, Weilin (Daniel) LiENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2019SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
A Post-Occupancy Evaluation of the Gerald Larkin Building’s First and Basement FloorsDetermining how spaces and facilities are used, to provide initial data for future renovations relating to the aspects of comfort, productivity, and accessibility.On-campus (UTSG) Gerald Larkin Building, Trinity CollegeJonathan Steels, Assistant Provost, Trinity CollegeNuanli Chen, Matteo Colella, Monika Filiks, Karol Prochniak, Nigel Rockett, Patricia SingsonENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Vision for a New Data Sciences CentreFormulating guidelines for the new Data Sciences Centre, a proposed 18-storey structure to help the campus achieve the Low Carbon Action Plan goal of a 37% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.On-campus (UTSG) Data Sciences CentreDavid Sasaki, Senior Planner, Campus and Facilities Planning, University of TorontoAtupele Chakwera, Brianna Patrick, Sonam Vashisth, Nicholas Trewern, Rafi KayENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2019SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Pathways to Sustainability: Event Planning Practices at the University of TorontoAssessing event planning practices at the University of Toronto and identifying key aspects of improvement on sustainability considerations within the campus culture. On-campus Not AvailableAdriana Dossena & Jennifer Puskar, Project Coordinators, Sustainability Office, University of TorontoAli B., Megan D., Scout D., Rachel K., Chelsey L., Madeleine R.ENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2019SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Wellness Review at the Faculty of Arts and ScienceProducing recommendations for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on promoting wellbeing and creating a healthy environment, based on a comparative review of best practices.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableDeborah Robinson, Faculty Registrar, and Chad Jankowski, Mental Health Programs Officer, Faculty of Arts and ScienceAngelica Adams, Kayla Greenberg, Natalie Probstein, Naomi Alon, Meriel Whalen, Cayley BlackENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Post-Occupancy Evaluation of the Sidney Smith Commons
Conducting a post-occupancy evaluation (POE) to determine how the Sidney Smith Commons contributes to user sense of belonging, personal well-being, and academic productivity.On-campus (UTSG) Sidney Smith CommonsHeidi Pepper-Cole, Associate Director, Student Success Programs, Faculty of Arts and SciencesNAENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
A Review of Waste Initiatives at UTSCResearching the effectiveness and awareness of waste initiatives at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), and proposing improvements to the current system.On-campus (UTSC) Waste management at UTSCSustainability Office, Facilities Management, UTSCNAEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG 2 (Zero Hunger); SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)
Improving the Urban Agriculture Landscape in TorontoInvestigating the City of Toronto's efforts in promoting urban agriculture, and examining the rate of effectiveness of the city's various urban agriculture projects, plans, and initiatives.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableNot AvailableNAEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)
Assessment of the Management Plan at Rouge National Urban ParkExamining the impacts of Parks Canada's Management Plan on the role of Rouge Watershed as a centre for biodiversity in Southern Ontario.Off-campus (Rouge National Urban Park) Not AvailableNot AvailableMatthew Ditta, Pravina Nirmalarajah, Shaista NiazEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG 13 (Climate Action); SDG 14 (Life Below Water); SDG 15 (Life on Land)
Increasing Pollinator Habitats at the USTC CampusDeveloping proposals for the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) to enhance pollinator habitats as a way to maintain a connection between campus grounds and the surrounding ecological environment.On-campus (UTSC) Campus grounds at UTSCDepartment of Business Development, UTSC; Sustainability Office, Facilities Management, UTSCLindsay Gregory, Emily Kalbun, Kajol Patel, Julia Rojas ContentoEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG 13 (Climate Action); SDG 14 (Life Below Water); SDG 15 (Life on Land)
Sustainability of On-Campus Transportation Methods at UTSCAnalysing the sustainability of transportation at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) from the angles of private and public transport, parking, and electric vehicle practicality.On-campus (UTSC) Vehicles and parking at UTSCParking Services, UTSC; Facilities Management, UTSCNAEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 15 (Life on Land)
The Effect of Funding on the Disconnect of Sustainability Knowledge Applicability at UTSCResearching the proliferation of sustainability knowledge within the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), and analysing the effect of current funding levels on such an outcome. On-campus (UTSC) Not AvailableNot AvailableNAEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
An Investigation of the Decrease in Enrollment Numbers of UTSC Specialist Programs in Chemistry and Biological ChemistryInvestigating the cause of decreased enrolment levels to chemistry specialist programs through a study of the 10-year enrolment data and obtained student feedback. On-campus (UTSC) Not AvailableOffice of the Registrar, UTSC; Effie Sauer, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Science and Environmental Science, UTSCNAEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG 4 (Quality Education)
Zipcar and SustainabilityIdentifying whether Zipcar is a viable alternative to private vehicles at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) through an analysis of its environmental, economic, and social impacts.On-campus (UTSC) Not AvailableParking Services, UTSC; Sustainability Office, Facilities Management, UTSCNAEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 15 (Life on Land)
Sustainable Energy and Innovation at the UTSC CampusResearching energy production, consumption, and management systems at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and proposing improvements toward eco-friendly infrastructures.On-campus (UTSC) Energy systems at UTSCSustainability Office, Facilities Management, UTSCNaomi Park, Mohid Aslam, Jocelyn John, Noah RamcharranEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Mapping Sustainability at UTSC with a Focus on Infrastructure and InitiativesAnalysing the effectiveness of sustainability projects at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) with a particular focus on infrastructural retrofits and engagement-based initiatives.On-campus (UTSC) Infrastructural retrofits at UTSCSustainability Office, Facilities Management, UTSCNAEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
The Reduction Potential of Transportation-Derived Carbon Emissions at UTSCUncovering the relationship between a university campus' ecological footprint and its community's transportation habits, with the goal of proposing changes to policy and infrastructure. On-campus (UTSC) Not AvailableOffice of the Chief Administrative Officer, UTSCNAEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 15 (Life on Land)
Analysis of Sustainability Policy at UTSCConducting qualitative analysis on initiatives that the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) has taken in mitigating carbon emissions in its operations.On-campus (UTSC) Not AvailableSustainability Office, Facilities Management, UTSCNAEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
"Green Course" Sustainable Initiative at UTSC: Analysis of Paper Consumption AwarenessObtaining a sense of the awareness and familiarity of students and faculty toward the Green Courses program, with the aim of developing policy recommendations for its improvement.On-campus (UTSC) Not AvailableSustainability Office, Facilities Management, UTSCNAEESC34H3: Sustainability in Practice (Prof. Ana Maria Martinez) Winter 2020SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
TransformTO: Green InfrastructureInvestigating the current state of Toronto’s green infrastructure and researching policies in other cities, in order to identify opportunities for Toronto to improve its own programs and projects.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableEnvironment & Energy Division, City of TorontoNAGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2016SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
TransformTO: 100% Renewable Energy in CitiesExamining the issue of city-wide renewable energy through a broad policy lens, looking into best practices, and formulating effective approaches for Toronto.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableEnvironment & Energy Division, City of TorontoNAGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2016SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Switching the Current: Incentivizing EV AdoptionProposing recommendations for Toronto to promote and incentivize electric vehicle uptake among its residents, by focusing on the plug-in technology segment.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableEnvironment & Energy Division, City of TorontoNAGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2016SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 15 (Life on Land)
Consumption-based Emissions Inventory for TorontoIdentifying what methodologies are most applicable and practical for Toronto in measuring a consumption-based inventory system, and how such can be best communicated.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableEnvironment & Energy Division, City of TorontoNAGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2017SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 15 (Life on Land)
Energy Efficiency, Conservation, and Sustainability for Toronto BuildingsAnalysing the most innovative sustainability policies in Denver, Vancouver, Boston, and New York, to produce key takeaways from the research as comparative models for Toronto in the short-term.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableEnvironment & Energy Division, City of TorontoNAGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2017SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Financing Low Carbon Resilience Options for TorontoResearching how Toronto can attract investment from private capital to fund TransformTO initiatives that offer resilience co-benefits, with consideration of austerity limitations, risk aversion, and budgeting.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableEnvironment & Energy Division, City of TorontoNAGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2017SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Diverting Textiles from Toronto's Waste and Garbage StreamsProposing recommendations for a pilot textile diversion program in Toronto while considering initiatives in other jurisdictions, market conditions, and community partnerships.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableSolid Waste Management Services, City of TorontoNAGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2017SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 14 (Life Below Water); SDG 15 (Life on Land)
Exploring Carbon Pricing for Toronto Projects and InitiativesConducting literature reviews on carbon pricing and jurisdictional scans to determine standard practices, in an effort to determine the appropriate level of carbon pricing for Toronto. Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableEnvironment & Energy Division, City of TorontoNAGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2018SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Energy Systems Integration: A Review and
Analysis of District Energy for Ontario
Researching if and how district energy could be used in Ontario in order to reach its goals of energy resilience and support climate change mitigation efforts.Off-campus (Ontario) Not AvailableMinistry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, Province of OntarioNAGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2018SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Divestment and the City: How 8 Global Cities Reacted and How Toronto Could Implement a Divestment DecisionAnalysing the current status of the global fossil fuel divestment movement, the process by which public sectors have assessed their contributions, and what the ESG impacts of divestment would be.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableEnvironment & Energy Division, City of TorontoNAGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2018SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Valuing Climate Resilience in Ontario's Electrical GridProducing a guidebook on how Ontario can value climate resilience in facilitating cost-effective planning and incentivizing smarter investments in its electrical grids.Off-campus (Ontario) Not AvailableMinistry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, Province of OntarioNAGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2019SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Sustainable Commuting:
Workplace Supports
Conducting a survey on the practices of Toronto-based employers in incentivizing their employees to use sustainable models of transportation, and producing recommendations for the City.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableEnvironment & Energy Division, City of TorontoNAGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2019SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Dedicated Financing Mechanisms for Climate ActionExploring 3 revenue-generating climate action mechanisms in London, Portland, Logan City, and Seattle as lessons for Toronto in facing the political palatability, ease of implementation, and impacts of such policies.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableEnvironment & Energy Division, City of TorontoNAGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2019SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Conceptualizing a
Toronto Green Bank
Understanding the opportunities that exist to resolve the constraints and barriers to improve and scale current efforts on implementing a green bank project in Toronto.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableEnvironment & Energy Division, City of TorontoChloe Allen, Ali Cannon, Hannah Nadler, Sanam PajwaniGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2020SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action); SDG 15 (Life on Land)
Understanding the Impact of Sustainable Finance on Ontario's Energy SectorConducting research on government-industry reporting and comparative jurisdictional scans to understand the impact of sustainable finance on Ontario's energy sector.Off-campus (Ontario) Not AvailableMinistry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, Province of OntarioBrody Hoppenheim, Michaela Vukas, Benson Ompoc, Kirsten McRaeGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2020SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Recommendations for a Home Energy Rating and Disclosure (HERD) Program for TorontoEvaluating the feasibility of and identifying the necessary implementation mechanisms for a Home Energy Rating and Disclosure (HERD) program in Toronto.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableEnvironment & Energy Division, City of TorontoGabriella Baert, Noor Bhandal, Emily Greiss, Heejae YangGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2020SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Decarbonization through Electrification: A Business Case for Air-Source Heat PumpsAssessing the feasibility of a financial incentivization program that prompts the retrofitting of building heating units from fossil fuel systems to electric heating technologies.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableEnvironment & Energy Division, City of TorontoAline Guardado, Sam Kearney, Soukayna Remmal, Joanna ShortGLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2020SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Building Comfort and Wellbeing in the Context of the UniversityExamining the issues and relationships between members of the University community and the buildings they inhabit, with a focus on current challenges and proposing solutions.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableSustainability Office, University of TorontoNAENV481H1/2002H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2016SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Assessing the Campus Ban on Water BottlesExamining the campus culture five years after a ban on water bottles was implemented, through research conducted on campus at water filling stations.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableSustainability Office, University of TorontoNAENV481H1/2002H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2016SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Impact of Energy Dashboards at the UniversityIdentifying best practices in order to increase student and faculty interaction with the energy dashboards already and projected to be installed throughout the UTSG campus.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableSustainability Office, University of TorontoNAENV481H1/2002H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2016SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Analysis of the University's Waste and Procurement PolicyUndertaking preliminary research for the future development of procurement policy at the University, to improve and support sustainable waste management going forward.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableSustainability Office, University of TorontoNAENV481H1/2002H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2016SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Improving Waste Diversion at UTSG: A Study of Recycling and Composting BehavioursAssessing the existing recycling and composting infrastructure at UTSG and the subsequent behaviour of students, faculty, and staff, in order to improve on the current 70% waste diversion rate.On-campus (UTSG) Waste management at UTSCSustainability Office, University of TorontoNAENV481H1/2002H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2016SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Food at Trinity: A Pilot Roof Garden Proposal for Trinity CollegeEngaging in a process to foster student wellbeing and engagement with food production, address food insecurity in Toronto, and integrate the food produced into Trinity College food services.On-campus (UTSG) Trinity CollegeDr. Jonathan Steels, Assistant Provost, Trinity CollegeNAENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2017SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)
Sustainable Procurement at the UniversityIncorporating regenerative sustainability into procurement services through policy and understanding the driving factors on how key stakeholders act in making purchasing decisions.On-campus Not AvailableProcurement Services, University of TorontoNAENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2017SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Evaluation of Student Use of the Sidney Smith East Learning Commons at UTSGDetermining how students use the East Learning Commons Room to inform a redesign of the space as part of an overall building renovation at Sidney Smith.On-campus (UTSG) Sidney Smith, Faculty of Arts and SciencesDr. Terri Peters, Registrar's Office, Faculty of Arts and SciencesNAENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2017SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Waste Bin Labels Intervention ProjectRedesigning new labels for waste bins across campus and determining their efficacy in improving waste sorting behaviour, in comparison to currently used labels.On-campus (UTSG) Waste management at UTSGSustainability Office, University of TorontoNAENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2017SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Campus Water Accessibility: Analysis of Water Behaviour Five Years Post-BanAddressing the low awareness of the plastic bottle ban and the need to update the current Water Map in order to provide students, faculty, and staff with a way to access publicly available information on water on campus.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableSustainability Office, University of TorontoNAENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2017SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)
Classroom Comfort and WellbeingAnalysing current levels of comfort in classrooms and devising recommendations for their improvement based on such survey results and student preferences, to be implemented by the Sustainability Office. On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableFacilities & Services, University of TorontoNAENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson) Fall 2017SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Fossil Fuel Divestment at the University: Attitudes towards Divestment
Approaches and Implications for Climate Action Intentions
Comparing attitude towards the University's response to the 2014 divestment petition, its current approach to fossil fuel divestment, and the approach advocated by divestment-supporting groups at the University.On-campus Not AvailableNot AvailableLara WerbowskiENV493H1: Independent Directed Study (Prof. John Robinson) Winter 2020SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Self-operable Handheld Braille LabelerDeveloping design modifications to a handheld Braille labeler for everyday objects, with the aim of it being 100% operable by visually impaired individuals without requiring external aid.Off-campus Not AvailableAlex DolmayaNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Disposal or Alternative Uses of Anaerobic SludgeProposing solutions to dispose or divert usage of both the sludge tank and anaerobic reactor at Rayonier Advanced Materials, which currently pose a risk of damage from maximum capacity. Off-campus Not AvailableAndrew Barquin, Rayonier Advanced MaterialsNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Optimizing Forward Osmosis (FO) Process Designs to Create More Sustainable TechnologyResearching a sustainable way to optimize Forward Osmosis (FO) processes as a promising low energy solution to address the continuously escalating global water demand.Off-campus Not AvailableNot AvailableNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Modular Hanging Garden PlantersDesigning an interlocking system of attractive modular planters that would be suspended on the outside of high-rise residential buildings' balconies, with it being 100% safe watering and harvesting of food grown in the planters.Off-campus Not AvailableAndrew Knox, Transition TorontoNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 13 (Climate Action); SDG 15 (Life on Land)
Health and Safety Training for Graduate Teaching AssistantsCreating a training design model that will allow graduate students to be more effective TAs and oversee undergraduate students’ safety and security effectively, with a focus on universal solutions for the engineering streams. On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableNot AvailableNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Optimizing Reverse Osmosis systems to Maximize Potable Water OutputImproving the the efficiency and reduce the energy cost of Reverse Osmosis systems with a main focus on fouling and scaling, in an effort to maximize potable water output when treating saline water.Off-campus Not AvailableNot AvailableNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)
Design Health and Safety Training Programs for Student Clubs in the Faculty of EngineeringFormulating health and safety training programs through interviews with club leadership and advisors to understand the nature of their work and function as well current processes.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableNot AvailableNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Designing Circular Economy for Residential WasteProposing solutions for homeowners and renters on diverting waste so that it could be reused, recycled, and remanufactured, particularly when dealing with plastics, and on the transition into a zero-waste economy.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableKatrusia Balan, Project Lead, Solid Waste Management Services, City of TorontoNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Develop Floor Plan with a Focus on Accessibility, User Friendliness, and Efficient Use of Storage SpaceFormulating a floor plan that allows Bikechain to continue providing full-volume service at its new location in the Student Commons building, and to be AODA compliant.On-campus (UTSG) Student Commons BuildingBeth Austerberry, BikechainNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Traffic Lights Control for Continuous Traffic Flow at IntersectionsPerforming a simulation for a pilot project that uses a road grid system to minimize unnecessary stops at red lights, which wastes both time and fuel, and frustrates drivers and pedestrians.Off-campus Not AvailableTerry Branch, PDR Technologies Inc.NAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Sanitary Sewer Overflow Mitigation MeasuresProposing ideas and solutions Toronto could implement to stop the Don River Sanitary Trunk Sewer from overflowing to the natural environment, particularly in periods of heavy rainfall.Off-campus Not AvailableCian McDermott, Associated EngineeringNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Design Modifications to Disposable Hot Drink Cups and Lids to Facilitate Recyclability in TorontoInvestigating the possibilities of a design in the manufacturing step that would reduce the environmental impact of hot beverage cups, that would need to be economically viable to local vendors across Toronto.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableDiana Li, Sustainable Engineers Association (SEA)NAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production); SDG 14 (Life Below Water); SDG 15 (Life on Land)
Design Monitoring Strategy in New Trinity College Building to Promote Occupant Wellbeing, Comfort, and HealthDesigning a monitoring strategy or instrument to assess the impact of features that Mecanoo will incorporate into the new Trinity building, as it has been designed differently from a more traditional building to promote occupant wellbeing, comfort, and health.On-campus (UTSG) New building, Trinity CollegeMecanoo ArchitectureNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Automating Waste Collection and Minimizing Transportation of Collected Waste in Large Bodies of Water Exploring options for automation in waste collections at sea, with an eye on its logistical issues, tracking and logging areas that have been cleaned, steps to take with the recovered waste, and a cost analysis of operating the solutions.Off-campus Not AvailableDrago Banovic, Titan ConsultingNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Design Dressing Assistance System to Aid People with Physical DisabilitiesDesigning a product that can hold, clasp, pull, and open items of clothing for people with limited reach and grasping ability due to physical disabilities, with the initial concept being a 3-fold peg board that is accessible.Off-campus Not AvailableElaine Darling, March of Dimes CanadaNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Develop a Smart Phone Application for Consumers to Use Available Electric Vehicle Charging StationsDeveloping a mobile app to encourage new, and also make use of existing privately-owned electric vehicle (EV) charging stations available to any EV owner, and to allow users to be provided details of the facility and make reservations for a prepaid fee.Off-campus Not AvailableRon SidonNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Automating Waste Collection and Minimizing Transportation of Collected Waste at ShorelinesExploring options for automation in waste collections on shorelines, with an eye on its logistical issues, tracking and logging areas that have been cleaned, steps to take with the recovered waste, and a cost analysis of operating the solutions.Off-campus Not AvailableDrago Banovic, Titan ConsultingUrvi Verkhedar, Eric Chiu, Kaiser Islam, Yifei Xu, Mohamed Khaled, Ronny QiAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Design a Product to help People Egress from a Chair or SofaCreating a product that is portable and versatile to aid the elderly and those with physical disabilities to egress from a chair or sofa, preferably one that will not require battery power or access to a charging station.Off-campus Not AvailableElaine Darling, March of Dimes CanadaNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
System to Detect and Remind Drivers to Plug in Their Electric Vehicles to ChargeDeveloping a simple IOT impact or IR sensor connected to the existing network with block diagram, as a way to automate a system to notify both drivers and operators as to whether their electric vehicles are parked in the downtown areas and have been plugged in to the charging stations.Off-campus Not AvailableMarwan Alaydi, Peak Power IncNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Solar Powered Cow Methane Capture Designing a solar powered methane capturing process with energy storage mechanism that continues to operate efficiently in periods of no-sun, with the expectation that the solution be mobile.Off-campus Not AvailableNot AvailableNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Device or Method to Optimize Snow Removal from Sidewalks in TorontoConceptualizing a device or method to optimize snow removal in Toronto streets, while ensuring the safety of pedestrians and a low-stress impact on existing city infrastructure such as wastewater and sewer infrastructure. Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableNot AvailableYikun Jiang, Bianca Zhang, Xinyu Wang, Haofeng Liu, Jieh Min WongAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Design Classrooms to Incorporate more "Educational Furniture" Advising on the future of classroom trends in the future in terms of furniture, with an emphasis placed on classroom furniture that can be moved easily and facilitate a collaborative and participatory learning environment.Off-campus Not AvailableHollend FurnishingsNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Weston Collegiate Institute Library and Computer Labs Upgrade Providing solutions on how spaces can be used more effectively within the Library to meet the needs of students and teachers through reducing unused spaces and increasing flexibility of furniture, yet whilst retaining the ability to monitor the entire area for safety.Off-campus Not AvailableMonique Twigg, Weston Collegiate InstituteNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Banff Gondola System to Increase Connectivity within the Banff National ParkDeveloping a proposal on how the development of a cable car gondola system can foster urban connectivity within the town of Banff, as the current landscape of rugged rocky mountain terrain makes it difficult to connect remote locations within Banff National Park.Off-campus (Banff, Alberta) Not AvailableNot AvailableNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Design of a Facade System of Community Center in Cambridge Bay to Help Reach Carbon NeutralProposing a responsive facade design for a community center in Cambridge Bay to help it achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, with consideration of wind, temperature, precipitation, and sunlight, and should use local resources in its construction.Off-campus (Cambridge Bay) Not AvailableNot AvailableNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Designing the Supply, Installation, and Maintenance of Real-time Controlled Stormwater Storage Systems: Rain Barrel, Rooftop, and Cistern Stormwater Storage SystemsDeveloping the systems design, project organization and management, testing, and implementation for a three commercial property project to reduce stormwater runoff using digitally managed rain barrels, a cistern and a smartBlu roof. Off-campus (Vaughan) Not AvailableKevin Mercer, RainGrid IncNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)
Design a Plan to Identify and Understand the Needs of Stakeholders at Chestnut ResidenceDesigning and implementing a comprehensive and well-researched plan in coordination with the Faculty in Residence program at Chestnut as to how the broad needs of residence stakeholders can be understood.On-campus (UTSG) Chestnut ResidenceChirag Variawa, Chestnut Residence, University of TorontoNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Best Practices for Controlling Fire Safety Issues Associated with Lithium Ion Batteries in Multi-unit Residential BuildingsAnalysing control and prevention measures that should be considered when charging lithium-ion batteries for electric cars in multi-unit residential buildings, as a guide for Toronto Fire to understand their potential fire safety hazards.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableJim Chisholm, Toronto Fire Services, City of TorontoNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure);
Design a User-friendly Web and Mobile Application that Calculates Carbon Footprint Based on Scientific Data and AssumptionsUndertaking a study of the environmental sustainability status of Chatham-Kent, and proposing recommendations for it to improve its climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.Off-campus (Chatham-Kent) Not AvailableHuda Oda, Municipality of Chatham-KentNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Analyze and Propose Methodology for the Centre for International Experience to Reduce its Carbon FootprintProposing an action plan for the Centre for International Experience to reduce its carbon footprint through waste and emissions reductions, in a manner that could be implemented at different scales and times, with impact tracking methods. On-campus (UTSG) Cumberland HouseLionel Simeon, Centre for International Experience, University of TorontoNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Improving Mobility of People with Physical Disabilities in a Mostly Elderly CommunityDeveloping a product-based solution for people with mobility challenges to be able to navigate the city in a more accessible manner, particularly when dealing with elevated obstacles in their path.Off-campus Not AvailableLaura BeardNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Increasing Ground Surface Albedo to Increase Efficiency of Bifacial Photovoltaic Solar SystemsProposing recommendations on a commercially and economically viable approach to increasing ground reflectance (albedo) on large-scale ground mounted solar farms, intended for testing in Chile or Canada.Off-campus Not AvailableMaged Sami, ModelyticsNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure);
Maximize Usage of Office Space to Accommodate Doubling of StaffMaximizing office space and multi-purpose rooms for work and training, with a focus on the need for more efficient and environmentally friendly ways to organize office supplies, materials, and personal belongings.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableMahlikah Aweri, Toronto Centre for Community Learning & DevelopmentNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Redesign of Rooms in the Cumberland House to Facilitate Multi-use SpacesDeveloping plans to allow for the Baldwin Room and Cumberland Room to be repurposed as office spaces through a revamp of the currently inadequate internal walls, ceilings, and HVAC system.On-campus (UTSG) Cumberland HouseSimon Swain, Centre for International Experience, University of TorontoNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Perform a Cost-Benefit Analysis of Three Effective Interventions Householders Can Implement to Lower Greenhouse Gas EmissionsProposing retrofits and adaptative new technologies for Harbord Village, which is a 1 kilometre-squared neighbourhood populated with century-old houses, in order for it to meet the City's carbon reduction goals.Off-campus (Harbord Village, Toronto) Not AvailableSue Dexter, Harbord Village Residents' AssociationNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Promote more Effective Travel and Communications Between the University's Three CampusesDevising a sustainable plan which incorporates environmentally responsible solutions for travel and communications between the three campuses, as current systems are a barrier to effective collaboration.On-campus Not AvailableSusan McCahan, University of TorontoNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Implement Solution to Effectively Assist People with Mobility Devices or Disabilities Board and Exit the TrainDesigning a solution that helps passengers with accessibility needs board and off-board the train, by analysing current challenges and proposing solutions which would have to follow all safety and accessibility standards.Off-campus Not AvailableVia Rail CanadaNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Design a Small Scale Total Organic Carbon Measurement MachineDesigning a small scale total organic carbon (TOC) machine for the purpose of measuring oil content in oil spill clean-up experiments, which replicates the large scale manufacturing variants for industry yet are suitable for academic settings.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableTarriq PurivatraNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Develop Solution for Premature Failure of Storm Drain Piping Due to Excess RainfallDeveloping solutions for a downtown Toronto building which has experienced a premature failure of their storm drain piping due to water stagnant in the system, in which both a short- and long-term solutions are required.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableTim Zhu, H.H. Angus and Associates Ltd. Consulting EngineersNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Points of Light Projects: Creating a Culture of Mental Wellness for University StudentsConceptualizing a plan to build a culture of mental wellness in which it is accepted that difficulties happen from time to time, and that everyone and anyone can reach out for help, in order to reduce stigma at the University.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailablePeter Eliot WeissNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Points of Light Projects: Talking BlueDesigning a mental health hotline specific to the University as part of the Points of Light project, to complement the existing Ontario-wide hotlines such as Good2Talk and MySST.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailablePeter Eliot WeissNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Points of Light Projects: Training for Everyone Developing resources to train individuals on a "just-in-time" basis who want to help someone through the steps involved with mental health care, as well as referring them to the appropriate resource and support necessary.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailablePeter Eliot WeissNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Design and Implement More Indoor Serenity SpacesConceptualizing a beautiful serene garden on campus where students can go to to escape the stresses of schoolwork, and given winter conditions, creating a small area indoors may be the best solution.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailablePeter Eliot WeissNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
App or Tool for Students to Become More Quickly Associated with Mental Health ResourcesDesigning an app or technological tool which would help new students at the University get connected to resources on mental health at an earlier pace than they currently are.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableEmzhei Chen, Engineering First-Year Office, University of TorontoNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Window Replacement Program at Wetmore HallProviding an assessment to identify a window replacement program which takes into account various window technologies, environmental considerations, and energy savings, and incorporates a budget plan, implementation strategies, and maintenance requirements.On-campus (UTSG) Wetmore Hall, New CollegeNew College, University of TorontoNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Improve Customer Service, Energy Efficiency, and Security of Entrance at New CollegeRejuvenating the main entrance at 40 Wilcocks from both a customer service and energy efficiency point of view, including the current lack of security, whilst also being an affordable solution that is aesthetic and complements the New College Plaza.On-campus (UTSG) Wetmore Hall, New CollegeNew College, University of TorontoNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Accessibility Enhancements to the Lower Level of Wetmore HallProposing necessary improvements to the design of Wetmore Hall to make its lower level compliant with AODA 2025, and considering the current state of its accessibility, retrofits may require more than mobility accommodations.On-campus (UTSG) Wetmore Hall, New CollegeNew College, University of TorontoNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Developing and Prototyping a Low-cost Dust Sensor for Soiling Monitoring on Solar SystemsLeveraging cost-effective technology to clean solar panels in large-scale solar farms, taking into account increased visibility on the degree of soiling on the systems. Off-campus Not AvailableMaged Sami, ModelyticsNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure);
Alternative Street Designs in Harbord Village to Reduce Traffic Flow and Improve Safety of PedestriansConceptualising alternative street designs to the one-way maze at Harbord Village that could help accomplish the goals of reducing traffic flow and speed in the area, and increase safety for pedestrians.Off-campus (Harbord Village, Toronto) Not AvailableMerrill Swain, Harbord Village Residents' AssociationNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Energy Model of the Bahen CentreDeveloping a high-level energy model for increased efficiency at Bahen Centre using RETScreen software, which is available from NRCan.On-campus (UTSG) Bahen CentreMichael Di Paolo, WattsBestNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Climate Change Action Plan for the Annex CommunityImplementing actions to reduce the effects of climate change by the Annex community through the Annex Residents' Association Parks, Trees and Environment Committee.Off-campus (The Annex, Toronto) Not AvailableMichael LowNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Energy Model of the Wallberg BuildingDeveloping a high-level energy model for increased efficiency at Wallberg Building using RETScreen software, which is available from NRCan.On-campus (UTSG) Wallberg BuildingMichael Di Paolo, WattsBestNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Design User Friendly Food Kiosk for People with Disabilities and ElderlyDesigning a food kiosk with the experience of people with disabilities in mind, particularly to conceptualise the engineering feasibilities of existing ideas with consideration of environment and physical design. Off-campus Not AvailableMohammad IsmailNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Safe Handling of Coffee UrnsIdentifying potential risks and mitigation strategies for the handling process of hot coffee urns at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, and developing affordable solutions.Off-campus Not AvailableMin Tanaka, Japanese Canadian Cultural CentreNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production); SDG 14 (Life Below Water); SDG 15 (Life on Land)
Develop an Inexpensive and Completely Recyclable and Biodegradable Air FilterDeveloping a new type of air filter which has a production cost lower than current filters commercially available, offers the same effectiveness at filtering particles from the air (MERC 8, 11, and 13 ratings) and is recyclable and biodegradable.Off-campus Not AvailableRishi Khan, EcobeeNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Design Inexpensive and Safe System to Transport Large Concrete BatchesExploring ways to more efficiently transport large concrete batches the mixing room workspace at 256 McCaul to the Myhal Arena, with consideration of how concrete strength and workability is affected greatly by temperature changes.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableMichael Zolis, Concrete Canoe Team, University of TorontoNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Improve Efficiency and Scalability of Current Ride Sharing Service at SMVSConducting a review of plans to scale-up the existing ride-sharing operations at SVMS, which currently runs on a cost-intensive and limited-capacity framework.Off-campus Not AvailableSagar Patel, SMVS OrganizationNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Automatic Greenhouse Watering SystemAutomating the watering process at Dig In! Campus Agriculture locations in the Anthropology Building, as current practices of daily watering of plants during warmer months require high allocations of human resource and time.On-campus (UTSG) Anthropology BuildingSamantha Fassnacht, Dig In! Campus Agriculture, University of TorontoNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)
Mitigate Light Pollution from Tall Office Buildings at NightMitigating the excessive use of artificial lighting in numerous commercial buildings in downtown Toronto, by using technology to address existing barriers such as light usage at night for cleaning crews and security cameras.Off-campus (Toronto) Not AvailableSayeh Dastgheib-Beheshti, SAYEH.caNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Design a Lab Space to Specially Facilitate Safe Inspections of Hybrid Electric Vehicles Involved in CollisionsDesigning a lab space that would within the existing laboratories at 30 Forensic Engineering, that would facilitate comprehensive and safe inspections of hybrid-electric vehicles involved in accidents.Off-campus Not AvailableHarrison Griffiths, 30 Forensic EngineeringNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Encourage Customers to Invest in Sustainable Buildings in order to Achieve Net Zero Carbon Buildings CommitmentUndertaking a campaign to help customers learn that although the initial investment associated with the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment may be high, the enduring benefits them a viable long-term investment decision.Off-campus Not AvailableNot AvailableNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Domestic Indoor/outdoor Passive Clothes DryerConstructing a flexible system of clothing dryers for single family houses that could operate outdoors in warm weather and indoors in cooler ones, take advantage of residential forced air heating systems, and is compact and easy to assemble.Off-campus Not AvailableSayeh Dastgheib-Beheshti, SAYEH.caNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Increase Size of Loading Dock to Mitigate Heat and Energy LossDesigning a plan to increase the size of the North Loading Dock, which is currently not long enough to accomodate common long transport trucks, the temporary solution to which is to leave the doors open and resulting in energy and heat loss.On-campus (UTSG) North Loading Dock, UTSGNot AvailableNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Cumberland House Basement RepurposeDeveloping a repurpose plan to increase functionality of the basement at Cumberland House, which is currently sectioned into multiple storage and mechanical rooms, a washroom, and two large empty spaces.On-campus (UTSG) Cumberland HouseSimon Swain, Centre for International Experience, University of TorontoNAAPS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II
Winter 2020
SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
A Portable, Buildable Mechanical Testing Machine for UndergraduatesDeveloping an open-source, multi-functional universal mechanical testing kit (UMTK) for first year engineering students, to support recent paradigm shifts in engineering education from passive to active learning.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableProf. Jason Foster, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of TorontoMonica Burgers, Xinyue Liu, Simo Pajovic, Chi ZhangMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Additive Manufacturing of Heat Exchanger TubesheetsDesigning a method for 3D printing tubesheets that will allow them to fit tube bundles with tubes of any shape and in any pattern, meaning greater flexibility in heat exchanger design for aircraft engines and electronics.Off-campus Not AvailablePratt and Whitney CanadaSameed Akber, Yingman Chen, Han Wang, Nebojsa JovanovicMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Coconut Lathe: Efficient Paring in Rural PhilippinesReimagining the process of producing desiccated coconut skin (testa) in the Philippines to increase efficiency and output, ease of use, and levels of coconut meat retained.Off-campus Not AvailableCocoAsensoHema Nookala, Maria Reuben, Aldrin Perez, Chuzhang HanMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)
Design an Educational Lab with Advanced Bending MachineDeveloping a detailed instruction that guides students through the standard design procedures for CNC brake press bending parts and usage of checking fixtures.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableRyan MendellLinhan Yu, Henghao Zhang, Ni Yi, Lu Jiang, Songhui XuMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) for FSAE VehicleReplacing the existing Mechanical Cable Throttling system which controls the flow of air into the engine for combustion, with the client needing a tunable system that can modify throttle responses.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableFormula SAE Racing Team, University of TorontoArham Danish, Kihyun Cho, Rafid Khan, Sameer KhanMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Leak Rate Test Efficiency: Floor Plan OptimizationReducing the space required for test setup while maintaining or improving its accuracy, with the reduced footprint allowing better utilization of space and the levels of accuracy ensuring operators of their equipments' reliability.Off-campus Not AvailableKinectricsMedhaj Athilkar, Julia Filiplic, Kyle McFarlane, Yilun WangMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Microfluidics Without the Tubes: Integration of Pumps and Manifold for On-Chip Industrial Chemical Testing Designing a low-cost, compact flow control unit without any tube connections, which will significantly reduce the cost and time required to conduct fluid analysis with microfluidic chips. Off-campus Not AvailableInterface Fluidics LtdRichard Salas Chavez, Zhanguang ZhangMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Airship Passive Pressure RegulatorRedesigning an existing pressure regulation system to incorporate more passive components for the client's lighter-than-air airships, as the complex active components currently being used require grounding to perform frequent maintenance.Off-campus Not AvailableSolarShip Inc.Ahmad Nabi, Haoyu Huang, Yulim Lee, Yuming ZhangMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Fluidless Landing Gear Shock AbsorberDeveloping a redesigned shock absorber which would impact scheduled service intervals, minimize unscheduled service occurrences, and generate the possibility of aircraft applications with long out-of-service times.Off-campus Not AvailableSafran Landing SystemsRaul Akhoundov, Ravi Boparai, Juan Infranco, Linna WeiMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
HyperAir - Hyperloop Pod Air Supply SystemDevising a way of supplying the Hyperloop pod with air of stable pressure and good quality in a vacuum environment whilst handling pod air leakage, with such solutions facilitating the overall development of Hyperloop. Off-campus Not AvailableAdvanced Research Laboratory for Multifunctional Lightweight StructuresJingcheng Shan, Hengsheng Yang, Ruihe Zhang, Yakun ZhaoMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Portum Tutum, An Amphibious Landing Gear Design for Hybrid AirshipDeveloping a conceptual design for a landing gear system that would add water-landing capabilities to their solarships, in order to support its operations on both land and water without sacrificing payload capacity and flight range. Off-campus Not AvailableSolar Ship Inc.Amier Faudzi, Christine Bui, Romaissa Allalou, Sabrina LokmanMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Python Library to Predict Failure Modes in Aircraft Floor PanelsCoding a Python program which incorporates the relevant failure modes using analytical methods, with the final design allowing Comtek to predict the strength and mode under which any potential new floor panel designs will fail.Off-campus Not AvailableComtek Advanced StructuresJakub Targosinski, Julian Nappert, Philipp Haas, Robert WelchMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Semi-Automated Testing Duct CellIncorporating a semi-automated test cell into Comteks’ testing procedure, as the ability to test ducts for leakages will lead to reduced fuel consumption and better comfort and safety for passengers on board the aircraft.Off-campus Not AvailableComtek Advanced StructuresRoy Saade, (Vincent) Po Chou, Akash Chauhan, Omar TannirMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Shimmy Damper Test Device DesignConstructing a shimmy damper test device, which will improve aviation safety by lowering catastrophic landing gear failure rate and create better flight experience for flight crew and passengers due to higher stability of airplane.Off-campus Not AvailableAdvanced Research Lab for Multifunctional Lightweight Structure (ARL-MLS)Jia Cheng Fu, Qi Xiu Wu, Zhiyang LiuMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Solar Array Development for Lunar Surface Mobility RoverUndergoing a trade study to compare two solar array configuration types (a sun tracking and stationary configuration), to determine the final optimal design for the client's lunar exploration vehicles.Off-campus Not AvailableMacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc.Kevin Nguyen, Nabil Hassan, David Pecile & Nicholas PetrelliMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Design of Prototype Vehicle AerobodyDelivering an aerobody design with optimized fuel consumption for the Carbon Cutting Racers Team to manufacture and race at the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas (SEM) competition. Off-campus Not AvailableKristine Confalone, Carbon Cutting Racers Design TeamCallum Bartlett, Melissa Fung, Natalie Khoury, and Janina TabernaMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Electric Vehicle Gearbox RedesignRedesigning the gearbox to reduce its overall weight by 8-20% while maintaining key performance, under collaboration between the University of Toronto and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.Off-campus Not AvailableDana Incorporated, ShanghaiAbhishek Risbud, Feras Zeineddine, Olasope Edwards, Sherif RefaieMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
HiHo Mobility’s Smart Automated Locker Transport SystemConstructing a mechanism to remove the lockers from backseats of SUVs and place them inside storage shelves, with a particular focus on its compatibility to different styles of vehicles and storage space.Off-campus Not AvailableTim Lichti, HiHo MobilityChokpisit Kasemphaibulsuk, Jiayu Hu, Konica Baveja, Nirwan PradhanMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Making Electric Vehicles Feasible in Extreme ColdDeveloping a coolant heating unit by utilizing thermal spraying technology, with the aim to create a conceptual design for the unit and improve heat transfer efficiency. Off-campus Not AvailableThermolynx Ltd.Louise Xie, Shiva Ghasemi, Sana Sadeh, Kamal Mukhalalaty, Aminur KhanMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Providing Digital Control for Brake Bias AdjustmentCreating an easily accessible method of modifying the braking ratio between the front and rear brakes, in order to increase maneuverability and flexibility on the race track, allowing for faster lap times. On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableFormula SAE Racing Team, University of TorontoAlan Fernandes, Paanugoban Kugathasan, Atif Iqbal, Linshaojie PuMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Why a Drag Reduction System is the Solution to OvertakingDesigning an engine control system to govern motor movement that can be activated by the driver using switches installed in the steering wheel, with the final design being hands-free control, lightweight, and affordable.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableCamilo Escobar, Formula SAE Racing Team, University of TorontoAdrian Cheung, Joshua Dzakah, Kyle Mccarroll, Likang ChenMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
An Alternative Energy Saving Solution: Heat Recovery System for Conventional OvenSupporting tests on a new bakery oven, which has been in development for the past three years, and designing a method to continuously improve the total efficiency without major changes on the prototype.Off-campus Not AvailableG. Cinelli Esperia CorporationSuchen Wang, Xuecheng Yuan, Jing Du, Liwen ZhouMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Empowering Students Through Sustainable Off-grid PV PowerDeveloping and optimizing an off-grid photovoltaic (PV) system to offer sustainable, self-maintained and relatively inexpensive power generation to a group of students attending a land surveying camp during summer.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailablePaul Leitch, Director of Sustainability, Facilities and Services, University of TorontoParham Chinikar, Marawan Gamal, Liam Keller, Katherine PryszlakMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Extending the Growing Season of Nunavut GreenhouseDevising a method of maintaining growing conditions inside of Naujaat’s community greenhouse, so as to extend the greenhouse’s growing season throughout the harsh winter and providing the community access to fresh produce year-round. Off-campus Not AvailableBenjamin Canning, Green IgluBilal Khan, Huzaifa Malik, Lucas Temor, Yu LiuMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 2 (Zero Hunger); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Improving Economic Viability of Wave Energy via Anchoring SystemDesigning an anchoring system for the dynamic array that can be used to maximise the harnessing of constructive wave interference energy, which is to be located off the coast of Nova Scotia. Off-campus Not AvailableWaveGen Technologies Inc.Gurtej Bhasin, Alexander Dowling, Katherine Kocur, Kyle LeVoguerMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Launchable Inspection CameraConstructing a low-cost tool for remote visual inspection, with the launchable inspection camera allowing homeowners and professionals to visually inspect from a distance and requiring minimal setup and instruction to operate.On-campus (UTSG) Not AvailableProf. Nasser Ashgriz, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of TorontoMohammad Ishaq Khan, Lucas Saavedra, Ian Christopher Towe, Yiqian GaoMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Let’s Power UP! Actuation Mechanism for Dynamic WEC SystemDeveloping an actuation mechanism for a dynamic Wave Energy Converter system, as the current distant placing to avoid destructive interference from each other is not space efficient.Off-campus Not AvailableWavegen Inc.Jung Eun Baek, Tracey Lem, Yiran LuMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production); SDG 13 (Climate Action)
Solar Driven Convection Dehydrator for Rural CambodiaDesigning a mechanism to dry and grind crickets into powder and make them consumable for children, as the high levels of protein in crickets would help World Vision address malnutrition and stunting among children in rural Cambodia. Off-campus Not AvailableWorld VisionJeremy Miranda, Manjot Atwal, Michael Bento, Rachel MandelMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 2 (Zero Hunger); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)
Spray Particle Analysis System DesignImproving the study and characterization of spray systems, so as to increase industrial applications, maintain current levels of quality, and minimize waste or overspray.Off-campus Not AvailableAmirreza Amighi, Mazlite Inc.Stephen Huang, Yuanshan Du, Hongzheng Xu, Yixiao HongMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)
Thermoelectric Cooling Technology for Preservation of ManuscriptsProviding a low-cost solution for families and monasteries experiencing difficulty in protecting delicate texts from rapid deterioration under South India’s extreme humidity and climate fluctuations.Off-campus Not AvailableNot AvailableCarole Suarez, Meherin Mushrekat, Raneem Shammas, Ajani VijayakumaranMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality)
Daily Market Moving News - Curated by Machine LearningCreating an application that provides financial advisors with an overview of the latest market-moving news using multiple machine learning (ML) algorithms, so that they can better help their clients to invest. Off-campus Not AvailableRoyal Bank of Canada (RBC)Jessie Diep, Ayan Gedleh, Jade Khiev, Padmanie MaulkhanMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Improving Inventory Management at TD Design ResearchDeveloping a solution that will improve the inventory management process at TD Design Research while meeting key objectives on feasibility, usability, durability, efficiency, minimal interference, and aesthetics.Off-campus Not AvailableRyan Kealey, TD Design ResearchVicky Li, Vithushiha Selvakumar, Mehrali AhmadliMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Providing New Psychology Research Capabilities at TDDesigning a platform to conduct Aesthetics Performance Testing, which analyzes the aesthetic of a design through the presentation of a series of stimuli and follow-up questions, allowing users to design experiments.Off-campus Not AvailableTD Design ResearchShaina Hantsis, Amanda Albaba, Ahely Shemontee, Nima MirjalaliMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Analyzing Resource Savings for New Inpatient Cart-fill ProcessUtilizing automation technology to improve the efficiency of medication distribution at the point of care and acts as an essential component of pharmacy practice, allowing the team to quantify potential resource savings.Off-campus Not AvailablePatient Experience & Quality Unit, Pharmacy Unit, North York General HospitalXuanhui Chen, Sharlene Peng, Ye Xiang, Juntian ZhangMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Image Scrolling using Force Sensor for RadiologistsRedesigning the current computer mouse, specifically to cater for the main function of scrolling for the radiologists, the final design of which will provide radiologists the means to complete their work in a safer setting. Off-campus Not AvailableTrillium Health PartnersZhen Yan Wang, Jeremy Tsoi, Haoming Wang, Ziwei XuMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality)
Improving Resident Care at Toronto’s Long-Term Care Homes using Scheduling Optimization and AutomationDeveloping a solution that automates the process of scheduling nurses to shifts while maximizing shift preference for nurses and other care providers, significantly reducing the time to build schedules and need for revisions. Off-campus Not AvailableLong-Term Care Homes and Services (LTCH&S), City of TorontoManion Anderson, Quinton Lowe, Scott Rathwell, Dan Yang YanMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Improving Social Service Client Outcomes with StoriesProviding case managers with a centralized platform to record client information, create plans, and set up automated SMS reminders for clients, with an emphasis on the client’s story by allowing the viewing of past records. Off-campus Not AvailableCentre for Social Services Engineering (CSSE)Simon Andre, Stephen Gidge, Brandon Lista, Theresa TaylorMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Optimization of the Hospital Portering ProcessDeveloping a scheduling solution with algorithms to allow the portering department to schedule porters according to hourly task volume for each day of the week and can be easily updated with the latest demand forecast. Off-campus Not AvailableNorth York General HospitalHuiqing Lu, Jia Qi Xi, Jiayue Niu, Pratana CharoenkitkarnMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Optimizing Medical Supply Cart Layout and Replenishment ProcessReimagining inventory control and stock organization at the hospital, so that insights may be provided for better managing of the replenishment systems, which translates into savings that can be put into better facilities, equipment, and services.Off-campus Not AvailableNorth York General HospitalPrabhat Adhikari, Christopher Cheng, Jong Seo Park, Saiyu ShengMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Predicting Inpatient Bed Demand in North York General HospitalInvestigating the current bed utilization in surgical units and make recommendations for improvements, particularly on the congestion that has caused negative impacts on upstream inpatient flow.Off-campus Not AvailableNorth York General HospitalXiying Li, Francisco Vargas, Yuhong Yang, Kexin ZhangMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Predictive Model for PD Hearth ProgramCreating a predictive model on the weight a child is able to gain by day 30, which allows World Vision to assess whether the child will recover and whether additional help or resources are necessary for a given area. Off-campus Not AvailableWorld VisionHsiang-Yi Wang, Louie Li, NanNan Liu, Guang YangMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 2 (Zero Hunger); SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Re-Engineering the Healthcare Experience for SeniorsDesigning a vision of the transformed healthcare experience for seniors, in order to generate a conversation with healthcare professionals on the improvements that can be made to the healthcare system. Off-campus Not AvailablePricewaterhouseCoopersSyeda Areeba Aziz, Amanda King, Sarah Esmail, Hira NadeemMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Reducing Patient Wait Times: Radiotherapy Preparation Process Bottleneck Identification and Efficiency ImprovementCreating a simulation model that provides a dynamic visualization of patient congestions and bottlenecks in the workflow to identify inefficiencies, with an emphasis on reducing non-value-adding activities.Off-campus Not AvailableOdette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreYuning Chen, Fan Jia, Xueheng Wang, Xiarui XieMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)
Air Canada: Predicting Flight Crew AbsencesDeveloping a model that takes into account a multitude of factors affecting absences in addition to simply a historical average, in order to improve prediction accuracy and planning operational efficiency.Off-campus Not AvailableAir CanadaMark Charanduk, Kevin Xu, Youngmo Byun, Saurabh AgrawalMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Air Canada: Simulating On-Call Flight Attendant RequirementsPredicting the demand for on-call flight attendants and reserves on a monthly basis, with the goal of replacing the current static numbers with a dynamic and data driven derivation of reserve requirements. Off-campus Not AvailableAir CanadaBotisola Babayato, Karin Nonomura, Rubaina NizarMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Forecasting the Level of Pilot AbsenteeismBuilding a dynamic forecasting model to predict the level of pilot absenteeism so that the company can prepare an appropriate number of on-call pilots in reserve, so as to effectively decrease the delay time.Off-campus Not AvailableAir CanadaHaosheng Zhang, Haolin Tang, Jiazheng Li, Bingxuan WangMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Improving Pilot Staffing through Data ScienceImproving the forecasting accuracy of pilot hours to be flown in a given month for the entire fleet, as the current established model has a relatively high level of monthly variance. Off-campus Not AvailableAir CanadaMert Ersoy, Nikita Kochnev, Denis Savinov, Alibek TaizhanovMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Resource Management & Process Optimization for Boutique Consulting FirmConceptualising a resource management system to keep track of employee information and incoming projects, as well as a documented and automated process to schedule consultants to projects to reduce a workload bottleneck.Off-campus Not AvailableThe Poirier GroupLinda Leung, Selin Maden, Emma SextonMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Decision Support System for Weather Stations’ Operation PlanDeveloping an informative framework to aid decisions on whether to shut down or upgrade the stations by more cost-effective and sustainable approaches, with objectives being sustainability, maintainability, and effectiveness.Off-campus Not AvailableMeteorological Service, Environment and Climate Change CanadaLinyang He, Qiuchen Sun, Ke Pan, Renjie LiMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Decoding Web Compatibility Feedback with Intelligence and EaseDevising a process to extract aggregate and low-level insights from untapped Firefox user feedback, in order to improve the web browser experience for an internet that catalyzes collaboration among diverse communities.Off-campus Not AvailableMozilla CorporationBing Ning (Emily) Xu, Nicole Wongsoo, Carol Yeung, Amrit PrasadMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Enhancing Retail Data Visualization with Virtual Reality TechnologyExploring the usage of virtual reality (VR) to improve on traditional methods of retail data visualization, with the resulting product having the potential to change the way organizations present and interpret data.Off-campus Not AvailableLoyaltyOneCalvin Lo and John BrowneMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Smarter Sales – Boosting Forecasting and Handoffs At SalesforceImproving forecasting and progression of sales, as the current processes are manual and highly inaccurate, including the need to improve the handoff of leads and increase revenues.Off-campus Not AvailableSalesforceMohammedShabbar Manek, Ilya Kreynin, Ronen Yakubov, Rohit ZachariahMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Top 10 Picks – ContentFly’s Future PlatformIncreasing the quality of matches and developing an automated matching process to save time and resources, which would both satisfy users and accommodate the growing demand.Off-campus Not AvailableContentFlyAhnaf Abid Hassan, Houman Madani, Hin WongMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Improved Positive Airway Pressure Treatment Device for Sleep Apnea PatientsDeveloping solutions to two ergonomic issues found on most Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) devices, which are used to alleviate sleep apnea, as they were identified to be major sources of non-compliance of usage.Off-campus Not AvailableIntelligent Engineering Solutions (IES)Shao Zhang, Soo Young Kim, Tyler Davids, Anthony RasoMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality)
Passive Noise Control in Health-Care EnvironmentsArranging a solution that improves the sleeping environment for inpatients by reducing incident noise, which would improve the patient recovery process, reduce average length of inpatient stay, and decrease stress and anxiety levels for all.Off-campus Not AvailableNot AvailableAlexander Cheng, Elton Phan, Hui-Jan Lu, Jacky PanMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality)
Photoacoustic Imaging Catheter Design for Early-Stage Arterial Plaque Detection - Optical Source FocusingSupporting the current stage of research involving testing on combined photoacoustic and ultrasonic modalities, in order to aid early diagnosis of atherosclerosis through minimally invasive procedures.Off-campus Not AvailableSunnybrook Hospital and Conavi MedicalAnnie Yu, Raymond Lam, James Liu, Rhoda GnanasegaramMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Silicone Drop-on-Demand (DoD) 3D Printer ProjectDeveloping a solution to print Ultraviolet Curable Silicone materials using Drop-on-Demand (DoD) technology, which would open up amazing possibilities in the medical field and beyond.Off-campus Not AvailableAdvanced Research Laboratory for Multifunctional Lightweight StructuresYining Wang, Ruojing Song, Changsong Yang, Kangwei WuMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Ultraviolet Sanitizer for Portable DevicesDesigning a sanitizer that utilizes ultraviolet rays to eliminate pathogens and guide the client through applicable standards, with the resulting product being able to sanitize equipment beyond mobile devices in hospitals.Off-campus Not AvailableNot AvailableChan Ho Lee, Po Ting Chou, Heechan Kang, Donghoon Kim, Putthipat PreecharwongsiriMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
From Data to Dial: Driving Sales through the Force of AnalyticsFinding the best sequence of actions for sales development representatives (SDRs) to perform in order to maximize the probability of connecting with a lead, and helping each SDR manage engagement for over 150 leads per day.Off-campus Not AvailableSalesforceLu Chen, Alison Chow, Connor Lawless, Ana MedinacMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Unlucky? Not With Ticket Matching Optimization!Transforming roulette luck into equitable results by measuring fairness and mathematically incorporating it into an automated matching model, which would lead to happier recipients.Off-campus Not AvailableMaple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) Aidan Jappy, Alex Walmsley, Sookyung Kim, Yeajin LeeMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Machine Learning for Global Supply Chain ForecastsDelivering a software solution which analyses 2013-2018 data and powerful machine learning algorithms, in order to improve on the current forecast systems which are essentially a simple average of previous years' volume.Off-campus Not AvailableCanadian Tire Corporation (CTC)Nicholas Jalen Cheng, Alex Kwan, Victor Lo, Jiming (Edward) ZhouMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Desert to Oasis - Rainwater-Harvesting Tank OptimizedDelivering on a design improvement, a process improvement, and incorporation of 3 tailored tools to streamline the process of setting up a Taanka rainwater-harvesting tank, which would enable a 47% time reduction and 18% cost reduction. Off-campus Not AvailableOne Prosper InternationalShahem Al Korani, Mouness Akour, Abdullah Mohammed, Abdelrahman SaidMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing); SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality)
One Fixture for All Dielectric TestCreating a modular device that can work as a one-fixture-for-all testing for arc faults in cables, as devices such as Samgor RY2 and Keysight 16451B have shortcomings, but can be used as a benchmark.Off-campus Not AvailableKinectrics Inc.Rounaq Jahan, M. Fahad Uddin, Hassan Zareef, Joshua BakhshMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Power Response: Using Renewable Energy in Disaster ResponseDevising a reliable power source that is highly portable, durable, and easy to maintain, in order to power the Aqua Response unit utilized in natural disasters and crises to provide safe drinking water.Off-campus Not AvailableGlobalMedicAlbert Liu and Erica VossMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 10 (Reducing Inequality)
Revolutionizing Fume Hood TestingDeveloping a new system to evaluate fume hood safety by detecting escaping gases across the sash surface via a laser sheet and a smoke-generator, as the current standards are time-consuming, expensive, and often inaccurate.On-campus (UTSG) Paul Leitch, Director of Sustainability, Facilities and Services, University of TorontoSourabh Das, Nathan Wan-nap Luk, Eric Wai-Kit WongMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Robot Design for Removing Bulkheads in Wind Turbine BladesDesigning a robot that can carry and deploy a tool for removing bulkheads inside wind turbine blades, which would enable a de-icing system to be installed inside wind turbine blades, offer long-term benefits, and demonstrates the usefulness of task robots.Off-campus Not AvailableBorealis WindZhanling Huang, Dayu Kuan, Frank WenMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
Steam Quality Measuring System for MIE Undergraduate LabsConstructing a customized apparatus that can accurately measure and digitally display steam quality results, allowing Mechanical and Industrial Engineering students to correctly determine the turbine performance characteristics.On-campus (UTSG) Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Undergraduate Energy Laboratory, University of TorontoYuting Liu, Tianli Zhang, Sirui Zhu, Chao ZhaoMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
The Fault in Our Cables: An Impedance Coupling Device to Improve Cable TestingCreating a method to decrease impedance mismatch of the transmission cable and the testing system to reduce noise and accurately detect flaws in cables, in order to specifically benefit clients with large power plants.Off-campus Not AvailableKinectrics Inc.By Nabaa Al Kassab, Stela Emiri, Cissy YaoMIE490Y1/491Y1: Capstone Design (Coordinated by Prof. Dionne Aleman and Prof. Kamran Behdinan) Fall 2018 - Winter 2019SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)

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Huron-Sussex Laneway Housing: A Net-Positive Community
Decarbonization through Electrification: A Business Case for Air-Source Heat Pumps
Develop Solution for Premature Failure of Storm Drain Piping Due to Excess Rainfall
Electrification Feasibility of the Campus Vehicles Fleet
Huron-Sussex Laneway Housing: A Net-Positive Community

Description: Exploring the feasibility of increased density whilst reducing urban sprawl in the Huron-Sussex community through laneway housing, with the aim of making it a net-positive community.

 

On-campus: Huron-Sussex Laneway Housing

 

Client: Campus & Facilities Planning, University of Toronto

 

Course: Fall 2018 - ENV461H1/1103H1: The U of T Campus as a Living Lab of Sustainability (Prof. John Robinson)

 

UN SDGs: SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 13 (Climate Action)

Decarbonization through Electrification: A Business Case for Air-Source Heat Pumps

Description: Assessing the viability of a financial incentivization program for retrofitting building heating units from fossil fuel systems to electric heating technologies.

 

Off-campus (Toronto):  City of Toronto

 

Client: Environment & Energy Division, City of Toronto

 

Course: Winter 2020 - GLA2000Y: Capstone Seminar - Sustainability in Toronto and Region (Prof. John Robinson)


SDGs: SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)

Develop Solution for Premature Failure of Storm Drain Piping Due to Excess Rainfall

Description: Developing solutions for a downtown Toronto building which has experienced a premature failure of their storm drain piping due to water stagnant in the system, in which both a short- and long-term solutions are required.

 

Off-campus (Toronto)

 

Client: Tim Zhu, H.H. Angus and Associates Ltd. Consulting Engineers

 

Course: APS112H1: Engineering Strategies and Practice II


SDGs: SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)

Electrification Feasibility of the Campus Vehicles Fleet

Description: Determining the feasibility of electrifying the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus vehicles fleet by performing cost-benefit analyses and comparison with current vehicles.

 

On-campus (UTM): UTM campus vehicles fleet

 

Client: Grounds, Facilities Management & Planning, UTM; Campus Police, UTM; Sustainability Office, UTM

 

Course: Winter 2020 - ENV332H5: Practicum in Environmental Management (Prof. Adam Thorn)

 

SDGs: SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 15 (Life on Land)

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