The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) CaNRisk Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program aims at generating crucial interdisciplinary knowledge that will continue to be in demand especially as Canada’s dependence on fossil fuels is reduced. Through its knowledge mobilization approach from the academia to industrial applications, the program will position Canada as the world leader in nuclear infrastructure resilience under extreme events and develop the next generation of industry leaders in Canada and internationally.
Nuclear infrastructure systems across the globe are made up of a network of interconnected and interdependent systems. Global disasters have demonstrated the need for a disruptive vision to create innovative, holistic and interdisciplinary solutions. Experts from different fields must work together to mitigate seismic risk to the global nuclear infrastructure. This approach will drive our team’s mission to train the next generation of experts to ensure nuclear infrastructure systems are resilient under cascading hazards.
The Centre for the Effective Design of Structures is focused on the following four research areas: Masonry materials, Design and Construction; Earthquake Engineering; Investigation and Remediation of Structures; and Enhanced Use of New and Under-utilized Materials. The Centre partners with private and public sectors in the research and development of cost-effective construction products and techniques through sponsored and collaborative research.
FloodNet focuses on developing advanced knowledge, tools, and technologies that will allow Canada to better face the reality of floods and serves as a vehicle for a concerted nationwide effort to enhance flood forecasting and management capacity within Canada. To achieve the network vision, FloodNet addresses complex fundamental and applied research problems, which are grouped into four inter-related research themes: Flood Regimes in Canada: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future; Quantifying and Reducing the Predictive Uncertainty of Floods; Development of Canadian Adaptive Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System (CAFFEWS); and Risk Analysis of Physical, Socio-Economic, and Environmental Impacts of Floods.
The interface institute is focused on integrating research on multi-hazard, interdependence and system-level risk to address societal grand challenges with respect to natural, built and cyber infrastructure systems. The institute is a multi-disciplinary platform for knowledge mobilization across the tri-council agencies and has members from across the university who specialize in studying different forms of hazards, component and system vulnerabilities, as well as system interdependencies and risk evaluation.
MITL is a non-profit organization of private and public sector investors created to work with business and government partners to address real challenges facing the industry and to bring together resources, expertise and experience that the industry does not have but desperately needs. The goal: to improve the efficiency of transportation systems and the competitiveness of the logistics/manufacturing sector. In a nutshell, MITL is dedicated to solving transportation and logistics problems to make our world work better. MITL is supported by its partners in industry, government and academia.
MITL is committed to addressing issues of environmental and social concerns. Climate change and environmental emissions are intertwined with economic prosperity and must be considered for the future sustainability of both the industry and the planet. It’s a win-win for all and it’s good business.
The objective of MITL is to connect with government, industry partners and academia in addressing critical transportation and logistics issues. Our key focus areas are: research, education and outreach.