Health and human services

Lead and Drinking Water: Protecting Vulnerable Citizens

Fri, 2014-07-04 13:31 -- SCC Staff
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After a study in London, Ontario determined that running a water tap in a home did not always flush out unacceptable levels of lead in drinking water, the Community Geomatics Centre utilized data from local agencies to address the issue. Learn more in this case study.

Prioritizing the Implementation of Audible Pedestrian Crosswalks

Fri, 2014-07-04 13:15 -- SCC Staff
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The Ontario city of Sault Ste. Marie’s population is aging rapidly, as is the population of visually impaired individuals. This case study explains how the Community Geomatics Centre helped prioritize intersections in the city for audible pedestrian crosswalk infrastructure implementation.

Year 3 Children’s Video Games Project Improves Literacy and Engagement

Tue, 2014-04-08 13:25 -- SCC Staff
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Dallas Primary School in Melbourne, Australia decided to explore how Web 2.0 teaching and learning tools might help improve literacy skills. In one project, teachers devised an alternative learning program using Microsoft Research’s Kodu –a video game production tool – to engage students facing particular reading and writing challenges. Learn about results.

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