Daily Media Digest July 31, 2023

Ontario Tech University researchers establish new partnership with CNIB to develop explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) accessibility standards
Ontario Tech University
“Led by Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, Vice-President of Research and Chief Accessibility Officer at CNIB… involve complex visual representations and infographics concerning how different factors influenced the decision. This creates a barrier to accessing the explanation…”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, accessibility, CNIB

New funding fuels health research
Queen’s Gazette
“The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) recently announced the recipients of their Project Grant program… The Queen’s-funded projects address critical health challenges. Moreover, they encourage diverse and collaborative research environments …”
TAGS: research funding, CIHR Project Grants, Queen’s University

What is the future of wastewater testing for COVID-19?
CTV News
“Wastewater surveillance became an important tool for detecting COVID-19 outbreaks… But it’s unclear whether current levels of government funding to monitor wastewater for SARS-CoV-2 will continue beyond next year.”
TAGS: COVID-19, wastewater testing, University of Waterloo, University Health Network, University of Windsor

When blood thinners fail: Researching a new treatment for sepsis
Hamilton Health Sciences
“Liaw focuses her research on immunothrombosis, which is the process by which immune cells contribute to blood clotting in the presence of a severe infection. She is exploring a new treatment for patients with sepsis…”
TAGS: sepsis, blood clots, Hamilton Health Sciences

Carleton researcher suggests gut microbiome health could be the missing link to nutrient deficiencies
The Charlatan
“Kristin Connor… received an award for her research on finding effective strategies to treat iron deficiencies studying the gut microbiome. The Charlatan sat down with Connor to learn more about the award and the impact of her research.”
TAGS: nutrition, gut health, Carleton University