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Welcome to the first issue of INSIGHT-FELL (March 2018), which highlights the exciting, dynamic, multi-disciplinary research of Grenfell Campus’s students and faculty. An initiative of the Associate Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies’ office, the newsletter will focus on our individual and group research projects, and will provide opportunities to share information and connect with each other. This INSIGHT-FELL issue below, which covers research from summer and fall 2017.
Dr. Brian Eddy of Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service (CFS) has worked with Grenfell Campus on research for almost ten years and is happy to see this partnership continue. Brian – whose work encompasses geospatial analysis, sustainability, land use and ecology – has extensively explored the connections between people and their environment, looking at how these connections can be understood in an integrated way, and what these connections mean for the wellbeing of communities.
Ivan White can attest to the benefits of partnering with Grenfell Campus on research.
Ivan was hired in 2016 to help develop tourism in Flat Bay, initially focussing on the creation of “third spaces” and a social enterprise park. The term “third spaces” refers to places between work and home where people can socialize, network, and relax.
Dr. Edwin Bezzina of Grenfell’s program unit of Historical Studies is exploring Protestant-Catholic relations in sixteenth and seventeenth-century France as part of a book project this summer. Specifically, Dr. Bezzina is examining the community of Loudun from 1560 to 1640 during and after a time of religious conflict known as the French Wars of Religion.
The Western Regional School of Nursing (WRSON) offers students a vital chance to practice and refine their skills. Gabrielle Deveau and Shelby Thomas, two nursing students, explain that WRSON is also a place where students and instructors conduct research. This ranges from research for class papers, to research aimed at understanding practical clinical settings.
How do we ensure a message sent to a Mars Rover is received correctly, diminish the impact of information technology on the environment, and reduce the degradation of stored data? Solutions can, in part, be found in error-correcting codes which encode, pad out, or extend data in such a way that it becomes possible to inspect the encoded data later, finding and fixing any errors that have been introduced.
Robert Bailey and Daniel Hawtin are currently conducting work on combinatorics and group theory (the study of symmetry), and applications in error-correcting coding theory.