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MacChangers Virtual Project Showcase

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· Stage
Opening Remarks
2021-03-31T15:00:00Z 2021-03-31T15:15:00Z America/New_York Opening Remarks Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Presentations
Student Presentations
2021-03-31T15:15:00Z 2021-03-31T16:45:00Z America/New_York Student Presentations Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Students
Network with Students
2021-03-31T15:15:00Z 2021-03-31T16:45:00Z America/New_York Network with Students Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Closing Remarks
2021-03-31T16:45:00Z 2021-03-31T17:00:00Z America/New_York Closing Remarks Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

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C1 - Gamification: A Fun Way of Sharing and Preserving the Bruce Trail

How might we encourage behavioural change to get Bruce Trail users to follow trail etiquette and support ecological conservation through sustainable shared usage?

C2 – Book a Date with Mother Nature!

How might we better accommodate the increase in trail traffic in popular locations along the trail?

C3 - BTC Information Campaign

How might we encourage the Bruce Trail’s users to understand the impact they have on the trail and contribute to its preservation?

C4 – ECO PAL: A Tiered Solution to Improve Accessibility within the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System

How might we assist EcoPark System partners in educating their trail users about local biodiversity using an accessible framework?

C5 – City of Hamilton App – Parks Extension: Encouraging Proper Park Etiquette

How might we promote and educate trail users about proper trail etiquette and safety?

C7 - Reducing Levels of Pollution in Hamilton Harbour Through the Use of Bioremediation

How might we reduce the Cyanobacteria blooms in Hamilton Harbour therefore restoring its environmental health and recreation potential?

C8 – Reducing Conflict on Multi-Use Trails Through Accessible Information

How might we implement educational tools to reduce biker-pedestrian collisions along Cootes Drive in Hamilton?

C9 – Promoting Trail Education and Etiquette Through Accessible Advertising

How might we improve accessibility of trail education for all potential users in order to increase safety and user satisfaction?

C10 – EcoLight: Achieving Sustainability in Fifty Point

How might we help current users of the Fifty Point Conservation area better understand implemented guidelines and protocols to ensure the sustainability of its natural habitat and surrounding environment?

E1 – Connecting Famers to Customers

How might we provide health-conscious Hamilton families with a better transaction medium in order to make locally grown food more accessible?

E2 – Buy-namic: A Digital Solution for COVID-19 Business Burnout

How might we support local small businesses in effectively communicating up-to-date guidelines to customers and create a more comfortable and straightforward shopping experience?

E3 – FEED (Farmers Education, Enrichment and (crop) Diversification) Program

How might we help farmers of Hamilton sustain the increased demand for local and fresh food?

E4 – Prioritizing the Elderly: Increasing the Convenience of Car Side Pick Up

How might we increase the appeal of supporting locally run restaurants and food services in the Hamilton region to elderly customers during inclement weather during COVID-19

E5 – Hamilton Farmers’ Marketplace: Improving Virtual Accessibility to the Hamilton Farmers’ Market for Consumers of Locally Farmed Goods

How might we optimize consumer access to local and fresh food from the Hamilton Farmers’ Market to address current consumer accessibility needs?

E6 – Fresh Food Farmers Market: Implementing Online Sales Platform for Local Farms

How might we effectively use methods of direct-to-direct consumer sales to increase sales of small, local consumers who want to enjoy the benefits of consuming local produce?

E7 – Handcrafted Hamilton: Themed Gift Baskets from Local Hamilton Handicraft Small Businesses Promoting Consumers to Shop Local

How might we provide local handicraft businesses with community-based marketing channels to help them better survive the COVID-19 pandemic?

E8 – Designing a Communication System for Centralizing and Delivering Health Protocol Information to Small Business Owners on Barton Street

How might we design a method to improve proper communication between public health officials and business owners facing barriers of language, internet access, and other resources?

E9 – BIA Takeout Campaign: Restaurant and Hospitals Sponsorship

How might we design a marketing campaign for restaurants that is accessible to hospital staff from the Barton area?

H2 – WellHub: The Student Wellness Centre Nexus

How might we increase awareness of and access to McMaster Wellness Centre mental health services to better support students during campus closures?

H3 – A Plastic Barrier to Improve Physical Activity/Socializing during COVID-19 in Senior Retirement Homes

How might we create opportunities for physical activity/socialization, in line with COVID-19 restrictions that do not require assistance or physical touch?

H4 – Stay Home, Stay Fit Bundle: The COVID-19 at Home Senior Fitness Program

How might we make it safe and feasible for older adults to stay active this winter with COVID-19 restrictions in place?

H5 – Automated Public Washrooms: Safer For your Peace of Mind

How might we improve current public washrooms for the Hamilton community to ensure they are safe for use amidst the COVID-19 pandemic?

H6 – Pop-Up Hamilton Public Toilet: Improving the Accessibility of Public Washrooms in Hamilton

How might we implement standalone public washrooms to increase accessibility for individuals facing precarious housing in Hamilton?

H7 – MacUVC: Improving the Sanitization and Accessibility of Public Bathrooms for the Hamilton Community

How might we make sanitized public spaces more accessible to the Hamilton community using existing infrastructure?

H8 – Tribubble: Addressing Isolation & Group Physical Activity during COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Homes

How might we design physical activity programs within long-term care homes that are inclusive of the elderly population’s exercise requirements while respecting COVID-19 restrictions?

H10 – Mental Health at Mac Day

How might we address stigma surrounding mental health within the Hamilton student community in order to increase awareness and accessibility to mental health services?

H11 – Sanitracker: Real-Time Updating Map of Publicly Accessible Sanitation Facilities

How might we disseminate evidence-based information about public sanitation facilities to the Hamilton community, particularly individuals experiencing homelessness and limited access to the internet, so they can easily locate available services/facilities?

I2 – Smart Shelter: Protection from Theft and Weather

How might we provide micro mobility vehicles with protection at the final destination?

I3 – Bus Station Heater Innovation and its Response to the Hamilton Community Happiness Index

How might we innovate the current city bus station heater operation to increase the community happiness index and make it more ec—friendly infrastructure?

I4 – Bottlenecked Bikes: Rethinking Cyclist Safety on York Road, Hamilton

How might we improve the safety index for cyclists on York Rd to encourage active transportation?

I5 – Developing an Accessible Real-Time Winter Google Maps

How might we improve transportation methods to destinations places during winter to increase and maintain accessibility?

I6 – Schedulize: A Software for Safety, Scheduling, and Supporting Small Businesses during COVID-19

How might we increase accessibility, convenience, and safety for consumers visiting in-person Central Hamilton retail and grocery stores during the COVID-19 pandemic?

I7 – Riding the Wave: A Revolution in Safer Micro-Mobility and Active Transit Infrastructure

How might we encourage the use of micro-mobility through designing infrastructure that creates a sense of safety and attracts a diverse range of users?

I10 – Battered to Beautiful: Providing Arts Students Opportunities to Beautify Local Construction Zones

How might we incentivize the community to improve the aesthetic and atmosphere of long-term local construction spaces in order to revive local businesses and improve the quality of living for Hamilton residents?