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Research Partnerships & Innovation

Student Posters: 2017 Applied Research & Innovation Day

April 25, 2017

Check out the 30 student projects that were on display during the Student Research Showcase, which took place during our first-annual Applied Research & Innovation Day, April 6, 2017.


Student teams pitched their applied research projects to guest judges, who rated their posters and projects. The Top 4 projects entered the Quick Pick Competition that afternoon with over $3,000 up for grabs and ultimate glory! We are happy to share the winning projects here.


1st Place

Dust Stop Municipal Blend – Product Innovation
(Poster PDF)

Teaghan Wellman, John Palson, Naga Ruddarraju, Ishan Patel.

Instructors: Michael Judge, Said Hassan, Jojo Delos Reyes (Chair).
This student helped develop Dust Stop Municipal Blend for Cypher Environmental; this environmentally friendly and economical solution helps address the problems created by the dust from vehicles driving on unpaved roads.


2nd Place

Spence Neighbourhood Association – Data Collection App
(Poster PDF)

Tyler Syrowitz, Tioluwani Irabor, Iseyas Gebremariam.

Instructor: Haider Al-Saidi (Chair).
This team is working on a fully developed application to increase efficiency of the Spence Neighbourhood Association’s data collection system while reducing administrative work – leaving more time for community action.


3rd Place & Best Poster

The Midewiwin Lodge – Indigenous-led Cultural Tourism

(Poster PDF)
Dinae Robinson, Fatima Feliciano, Hong Ngoc Trinh, Oladimeji Selimat, Patience Ajiamah.

Instructors: Pamela McLeod, Donna Wilson (Chair)
The goal of this project is to empower young Indigenous people of Canadian reserve communities to share their heritage with others through sustainable cultural tourism.





Mortgage Bidder – Mortgage Calculating App
(Poster PDF)

Mohamed Ibshara, Cristopher Carandang.

Instructors: Haider Al-Saidi (Chair).
Students are working on an online calculator system that allows for live rate comparisons to help assessing mortgages.


SkillsBase – Content Management System
(Poster PDF)

Braeden Derksen, Chenghui Li, Joshua Toews.

Instructors: Ralph Dueck, Haider Al-Saidi (Chair).
Students are helping SkillsBase – a mobile app skills tracking and development startup – build a fully functional content management system website with secure online payment options.


Manitoba Genealogical Society – Data Recording App

(Poster PDF)

Jade Buhler, Matthew Isliefson, Joshua Sadiua, Qichen Zhao.

Instructors: Haider Al-Saidi (Chair).
Students are working to develop an app that increases data recording functions for the Manitoba Genealogical Society, making it easier to record cemetery transcriptions and data.


Human Diversities Generate Innovations – Social Innovation Study
(Poster PDF)

James Sun, Mini Thiara, Anne Onota, Lydia McDonald-Feurtado, Kimone Rochester.

Instructors: Tatjana Brkic, Brant Long (Chair).
This project looks at three socially innovative organizations internationally, from a shared workshop space for craftspeople in Portland to an organization called EduFocal, made to enrich the learning experience outside of the classroom.


Shell Eco-marathon – Efficient Vehicle Design and Build Competition/Race
(Poster PDF)

Bin Yang, Andres Osorio, Matthias Harder, Brad Thidrickson, Riley McLeod, Rae Tiroy, Eduard Soriano, Andrea Casanova, Renz Valdez
Instructors: Don MacDonald (Chair).

This student team is developing an electric vehicle prototype as part of the Shell Eco-Marathon, which challenges students across the globe to design, test and build the most fuel-efficient vehicles possible.


Mentorship in Nursing Education – Mentorship Test Study
(Poster PDF)

Karen Calitis, Kristalyn Ferrer, Christopher Martens.

Instructors: Dianne Brown, Tracey Fallak, Catherine Baxter (Chair).
This research team conducted a student mentorship program case study for Red River College’s Bachelor of Nursing program and found that mentorship is mutually beneficial for students and mentors.


JELD-WEN Windows & Doors – Product Placement Research
(Poster PDF)

Fayth Thomas.
JELD-WEN Windows & Doors noticed that they were misplacing and damaging patio door screens when they arrived from the supplier, so this team developed and tested a staging area for patio door screens, which led to a dramatic reduction in reorders of screens. 


National Leasing – Social Innovation Case Study
(Poster PDF)

Fatima Feliciano, Hong Ngoc Trinh, Patience Ajiamah, Selimat Oladimeji.

Instructors: Tatjana Brkic, Brant Long (Chair).
Students worked with National Leasing on a three-phase project that engaged students in understanding the significance of social innovation in National Leasing’s success as the company actively engages with students and educational institutions.


RRC International Market Intelligence Group – Market Intelligence for Multiple Businesses
(Poster PDF)

Cristhiane Mignot, David Schlaikjar, Danielle Edwards, Rosemare Santos, Leonardo Celis Borrero.

Instructors: Tatjana Brkic.
International Business students are leveraging their language and analytical skills along with their cultural understanding of international markets to conduct primary and secondary research and analysis on behalf local businesses that are actively exploring new international markets.


Autonomy – Telemedicine Online Platform

(Poster PDF)

Jose Roque, Harjot Kainth, Renato Rossi.

Instructors: Haider Al-Saidi (Chair).

A web-based platform that allows people who are in need of medical advice to pay a small fee in order to connect with a qualified practitioner through webcam that can evaluate their personal needs and choose to prescribe medications as needed. 


Innovine – Policy Development System
(Poster PDF)

Denis Nishida, Stephen Skobel, Michael Vasallo.

Instructors: Haider Al-Saidi (Chair).
Innovating within a large decentralized public organization can be difficult. This team is developing a website to steward ideas and innovations from all levels of an organization by utilizing a participatory online platform.


Manitoba Association of Food Banks – Data Management System
(Poster PDF)

Nick Dilallo, Josh Pambrun, Rodelio Tagle.

Instructors: Haider Al-Saidi (Chair).
This team has created a web-based application to help automate and streamline the way that Manitoba food banks collect and track information.


Penguin & Stone – Online Vendor Management Tool
(Poster PDF)

Aaron Friesen, Furqan Muhammad, Jade Carpenter-Buhler, Johnathan Oberton, Ravinder Veriah.

Instructors: Haider Al-Saidi (Chair).
This student team is developing a registration system that automates the way that vendors for Penguin & Stone – a wedding planning company – register online and manage products they wish to sell.


Bannitoba – Chickpea Bannock Innovation
(Poster PDF)

Travis Leost, Danielle Hallson.

Instructors: Karl Oman.
This team created Bannitoba, a chickpea bannock meant to help northern communities overcome the problem of accessing readily available healthy foods – it’s both affordable and nutritional.


Eventifier – Event Tracking App
(Poster PDF)

Hasanpreet Singh, Aayush Manchanda, Yuvraj Singh Basra.
This project aims to develop an app to resolve the problem/challenge of keeping track of upcoming student events via multiple communication channels.


Investigation of Innovative Fusion Welding Technology for Aerospace Components
(Poster PDF)

Renz Valdez

Instructors: Oyedele Ola (Manager)
The objective of this project is to evaluate innovative fusion welding technologies in the repair and joining of aluminum and magnesium alloys for aerospace applications.


International Business Models – Business Comparisons
(Poster PDF)

Peilin Yang, Avnish Kaur, Yunyan Wei, Mamta Sharma.

Instructors: Tatjana Brkic.
This project explores advanced and innovative business ideas from different countries and aims to see how they can be applied to the Canadian context.


The Winnipeg App – Municipal Services App
(Poster PDF)

Amari Len, Brett Cann, Christian Isip.

Instructors: Haider Al-Saidi (Chair).
This team worked with Consultica Software Services with direct input from the City of Winnipeg to prototype a user-friendly mobile app that helps to connect citizens to all of the City’s essential services.


Break Room – New Business Proposal
(Poster PDF)

Braiden Bousquet, Jennifer Friesen, Kayla Nelson, Lauryn Dunsford, Darrell Moroski.

Instructors: Andrea McCann-Suchower, Brant Long (Chair).
The Break Room is a recreational business proposal, new to the Winnipeg market, providing a service where clients can come in and relieve their stress by smashing and breaking items in a session room while blasting music.


Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race – Engineering Competition
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Allison Enns.
This project represents Red River College’s entry into the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race, an annual national engineering competition hosted by a different Canadian university each winter. The team won best steering design.


Community Development Through Tourism – Applied Case Study
(Poster PDF)

Lemuel Linag, Randi Spence.

Instructors: Laura Wiebe, Karen McDonald (Chair).
This project aims to create a ‘community development planning guide’ through the exploration of how small scale tourism development has positively contributed to economic development at case-study locations in Mexico.


Salonline – New Business Startup
(Poster PDF)

Jeric Sy, Tyler Augustine, Cassandra Costantino, Cooper Croft, Stephanie Cruz, John Dryden, Janet Farrell, Margaret Flett, Garth Irwin, Lakhwinder Sidhu, Giulio Singh, Janice Singh, Valerie Woodhall.
This business startup’s easy-to-use smartphone app and website will cater to businesses who offer various salon services, as well as their customers; it offers an easy new method of booking and organizing appointments.


Health is Wealth – Social Innovation Business Proposal
(Poster PDF)

Lydia McDonald-Feurtado, Anne Onota, Mini Thiara, Lyra Bhutani.
This team is proposing an application that brings restaurants and consumers together to substantially reduce waste and provide quality meals at low cost.


Interactive LED Display – Product Development
(Poster PDF)

Michael Ness, Colby Bromley.

Instructors: Alex McIlraith.
The challenge was to create an interactive LED display that could be easily controlled by anyone. The solution was to develop a new system that allowed users to display images and animations that can be controlled by any web-enabled device over Wi-Fi.


Best Practices in Social Innovation – International Comparison
(Poster PDF)

Sam Gomez, Brent Richardson, Amanjot Aulakh, Hamreet Singh.

Instructors: Tatjana Brkic.
This team looks at socially innovative solutions to global problems, from water sanitation systems to using plastic waste to make low-cost homes.


Sensor Installations for Insulation Testing – Applied Engineering Study
(Poster PDF)

Eric Groot, Colby Bromley.
This team is working on sensor installations at the College’s Skilled Trades and Technology Centre to measure different variables related to heat and moisture. The goal is to able to monitor how much a material resists heat flow (insulates).