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    • Supporting Mental Health Education in Ontario Secondary Schools: A Cross-Curricular Handbook for Ontario Secondary Teachers

      Robinson, Mackenzie
      It has been almost two full years since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic (2019), the effects of which are currently being seen in Ontario today within the education system, with a profound escalation in mental health challenges among children and youth. Educators are noticing an increase in mental health issues brought forward by students, and the increase in mental health issues continues to be at the forefront of conversations held by secondary school teachers because of the pressures they face as role models and caring adults. Teachers, however, have identified they are not comfortable helping students who come forward with mental health issues because they, too, lack mental health literacy; they do not feel equipped with the knowledge and understanding of mental health, and feel ill-prepared because they have not received adequate education, training, or professional development on the topic. Some teachers are also avoiding conversations in classes related to mental health because they are unaware of the available and accessible resources, services, strategies, and tools. To address this gap, the researcher developed a mental health handbook in alignment with the Aligned and Integrated Model (AIM) framework from School Mental Health Ontario (2023) that offers a solution to improve secondary teachers’ readiness in supporting students’ mental health and well-being. Focusing on Tier 1 of AIM, the handbook is designed to improve educators’ mental health literacy through understanding early identification, prevention, and early intervention, ensuring a holistic approach to address the varying mental health needs within the school setting. The handbook is also intended to help educators recognize, respond to, and support students who might be experiencing mental health challenges. Implementing the handbook within secondary schools throughout Ontario might hold the potential to enhance teachers’ confidence and comfortability in assisting students who come forward with mental health concerns and, ultimately, foster an environment where students feel supported and empowered to navigate their mental health challenges with both efficacy and dignity.
    • License to practice medicine in the Province of Canada, granted to Lucius Sterne Oille, 1858

      Head, Sir Edmund Walker (1858)
      License to practice medicine in the Province of Canada, granted to Lucius Sterne Oille, by Sir Edmund Walker Head, Governor General of British North America, 1858.
    • Land indenture - Nicholas Oile, Township of Pelham, and his wife Eve Oile to George Oile of Pelham Township, 1815

      Land indenture, Nicholas Oile, Township of Pelham, and his wife Eve Oile to George Oile of Pelham Township, for 200 acres being, Lot 6 and 7, 1st Concession, Pelham Township, 1815.
    • Photograph Album, 1906-1911

      Vrooman, Marjorie (1906-1911)
      The pictures in the album were taken during the years 1906-1911. The first part of the album is based in the Clyde area. Clyde is a village in the town of Galen in Wayne County, N.Y. The village is located on the Clyde River between Rochester and Syracuse. There is a Syracuse pennant in a couple of photographs and the Parkside Restaurant is featured in one photo. A photograph of “The old home” as well as the gates of a private garden show an Italianate style home. The Vroomans resided on N. Park Street in Clyde. “Five cents a ride – One of Clyde’s wonders” is written under a photograph of the Rochester, Syracuse and Eastern Trolley Station, Clyde, N.Y. Most of the people in the pictures are identified by nickname or first name only. One of the photographs is captioned “school days (book-worms) C.H.S.” The initials probably stand for Clyde-Savannah High School. “Dr.” is the caption under a picture of an older man. This is Marjorie’s father, Dr. Walter Roselle Vrooman. Dr. Vrooman practiced dentistry at the Burton Block in Clyde. He was born in Illinois, but his family moved to Canada where his father was engaged in the mercantile business. Walter Vrooman was educated at St. Catharines Collegiate. He graduated from Toronto Normal School and taught in Ontario. He then went to Toronto University where graduated from the Dental Department. He was 32 when he married Jessie and moved to her hometown of Clyde. “Jessie” is the caption on a picture of an older woman. Jessie Bender L’Amoreaux Vrooman was Marjorie’s mother. Included are photos of the Clyde River and a bridge which is quite possibly the Clyde Bridge.
    • Memorandum to Shareholders of Lincoln Hotel Company Limited, 1957

      A memorandum to shareholders of the Lincoln Hotel Company Limited. The document includes a brief financial history of the property from its time as the Grand Central Hotel Company Limited to the 1950s.
    • Supplementary Letters Patent - Lincoln County Company Limited, 15 October 1945

      Dunbar, George Harrison (1945-10-15)
      A supplementary Letters Patent from the Province of Ontario for the Lincoln Hotel Company Limited.
    • The Maillard reaction in traditional method sparkling wine

      Charnock, Hannah M.; Department of Biological Sciences
      The development of “aged” aromas in sparkling wine is often an indicator of quality and is characterized by caramel and toasted qualities. Compounds responsible for these aromas are derived via the Maillard reaction (MR), a non-enzymatic condensation between sugars and amino acids capable of generating a myriad of aroma compounds in a complex reaction cascade. During the production of traditional method sparkling wines, several major aging intervals take place, including the storage of reserve base wines, after the second alcoholic fermentation, and during the storage of finished wines. The work presented in this dissertation investigated the influence of amino acid and sugar precursors, plus the potential catalytic role of metal ions, on the formation of MR-associated products (MRPs) during base wine and sparkling wine aging. Four primary research objectives were addressed. The metal ion content of commercial sparkling wines produced in Niagara was established, and to our knowledge, this study represents the first report on sparkling wine metal profiles. Differences in metal composition were identified between production methods and styles, and calcium and magnesium were confirmed to be the most abundant divalent metal ions, highlighting their candidacy for involvement in MR pathways in wine. In a subsequent study, the influence of calcium and magnesium on the formation of MRPs was assessed in modified base wine treated with varying sugar and amino acid combinations during accelerated aging at 50 degrees C. Aging duration and amino acid additions were primary drivers of variation among MRPs, with calcium and magnesium having a lesser effect. A separate set of studies aimed to identify the impact of different sugar-types in dosage, the final sugar addition during production, on the formation of both MRPs and metabolite levels in sparkling wines during cellar aging. Aging duration had a greater influence on MRP and metabolite composition compared to sugar type, demonstrating that aging conditions for sparkling wine are central to the evolution of the wine matrix. This work contributes novel information to understanding the MR in mild conditions and can inform future research focused on optimizing sparkling wine composition and aging to enhance flavour in accordance with consumer preferences.
    • Lincoln Hotel Company Financial Statement, 1931

      The financial statement for Lincoln Hotel Company for the year 1931.
    • Grand Central Hotel and Sanatorium Company, Accounts, 1927

      H.T. Jamieson and Company Chartered Accountants (1927)
      A financial statement for 1927 including revenue and expenditures, assets and liabilities for the Grand Central Hotel and Sanatorium Company.
    • Resolutions and Minutes of Grand Central Hotel and Sanatorium Company, Expenditures, January 1900

      Grand Central Hotel and Sanatorium Company Secretary Treasurer's Office (1900)
      The report of the Board of Directors of the Grand Central Hotel and Sanatorium Company to the shareholders. The report includes a list of changes to the façade of the hotel as well as the addition of a ladies reception room. Some of the expenditures include: Interest on Loan, Insurance, Repairs, Betterments, Furniture, etc.
    • Letter from John S. Campbell to F.R. Woods and Company, 20 March 1905

      Campbell, John S. (1905-03-20)
      A letter from John S. Campbell to F.R. Woods Company Real Estate in New York, N.Y. The letter indicates that Campbell is attempting to sell the Grand Central Hotel property. He is attempting to sell the property to "close the Estate of the late Dr. Oille former owner". The price is listed in the letter at $20,000. Included is a response from F.R. Woods Real Estate, stating that they would like to receive more information regarding the property and they would like to know if Campbell would accept "New York property in exchange".
    • The Application of Chaos Game Representations and Deep Learning for Grapevine Genetic Testing

      Vu, Andrew; Department of Computer Science
      The identification of grapevine species, cultivars, and clones associated with desired traits such as disease resistance, crop yield, crop quality, etc., is an important component of viticulture. True-to-type identification has proven to be very critical and yet very challenging for grapevine due to the existence of a large number of cultivars and clones and the historical issues of synonyms and homonyms. DNA-based identification, superior to morphology-based methods in accuracy, has been used as the standard genetic testing method, but not without shortcomings. To overcome some of the limitations of the traditional microsatellite-marker based on genetic testing, we explored a whole genome sequencing (WGS)-based approach by taking advantage of the latest next-generation sequencing technologies (NGS) for achieving the best accuracy and better availability at affordable cost. To address the challenges of the extremely high dimensional nature of the WGS data, we examined the effectiveness of using Chaos Game Representation (CGR) for representing the genome sequence data and the use of deep learning in visual analysis for species and cultivar identification. We found that CGR images provide a meaningful way of capturing patterns and motifs for use with visual analysis, with the best prediction results demonstrating a 0.990 mean balanced accuracy in classifying a subset of five species. Our preliminary research highlights the potential for CGR and deep learning as a complementary tool for WGS-based species-level and cultivar-level classification.
    • Preserving Academic Integrity in Ontario High Schools: Emerging Challenges

      Sharma, Sunaina; Kumar, Rahul (2024-02-23)
      The qualitative study explores the challenges and issues faced by secondary school teachers in Ontario due to the proliferation of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) in education. The study employed a semi-structured interview format with volunteered teachers, recorded and transcribed using AI technology, and analyzed using thematic analysis. The preliminary results suggest that teachers face significant challenges in adapting to the changing educational landscape, including the need for administrative support and the development of coping mechanisms. The discussion is focused on supporting secondary school teachers as we march towards postplagiarism.
    • Description of the Grand Central Hotel and Sanitorium Company Property, n.d.

      Description of the Grand Central Hotel and Sanitorium Company property on St. Paul Street. Includes a map and sketch showing the footprint of area bounded by St. Paul Street, Chestnut Street and Head Street and includes the Central Fire Hall. There is no date indicated on the sketches or description.
    • Letters Patent Changing Names from the Grand Central Hotel and Sanitorium Company of St. Catharines Limited to Lincoln Hotel Company Limited, 8 March 1928

      Letters patent, for the purpose of changing names from the Grand Central Hotel and Sanitorium Company of St. Catharines Limited, to Lincoln Hotel Company Limited, 8 March 1928.
    • Bill of Sale - John S. Campbell to Elizabeth Oille, 16 September 1889

      Bill of Sale, John S. Campbell to Elizabeth Oille, 16 September 1889. The bill of sale includes a detailed list of household contents to be settled on Elizabeth (Bessie) Oille on the event of her marriage to John S. Campbell. The contents form the interior furnishing and effects of the home at 92 Queen Street, St. Catharines.
    • Probate, Last Will and Testament of Lucius Sterne Oille, 24 September 1903

      Lucius Sterne Oille names his niece, Elizabeth Oille Campbell, executrix. He names Elizabeth Campbell and niece Elizabeth Oille, daughter of Ezra Oille beneficiaries. Dr. Oille also expressed his wishes for a Masonic burial at Victoria Lawn and a burial service of the Church of England.
    • Last Will and Testament of George N. Oille, 23 May 1883

      A three page last will and testament of George N. Oille, 23 May 1883. The document states that Jerome B. Oille and Lucius S. Oille are named as executors and Harriet Oille and Jerome B. Oille are beneficiaries.
    • Abstract of Title Town Lot Number 5, North side of Queenston Street, at Calvin Street, 1844-1905

      An abstract of title for town Lot Number 5, north side of Queenston Street, at Calvin Street in St. Catharines, Ontario. The list covers from 1844 to 1905.
    • Deed - James B. Clendennan to John Ker, 32 Perches, St. Catharines, No. 12959, 8 June 1840

      A deed between James B. Clendennan to John Ker for 32 Perches in St. Catharines, Ontario, Lot 18, 6th Concession.