Human Sciences Hub
The Human Sciences Hub, Canadas unique research centre, is now available to support the needs of government, industry, and academia in human performance research, particularly as it relates to public protection, safety and security.
Created by Defence Research and Development Canada, this innovation Hub uses the world-class human experimentation facilities and expertise of the DRDC Toronto research centre. This renowned facility has served the Department of National Defence and Canadian Forces for 65 years, gaining international recognition and acclaim for its research into human performance and the integration of the human system with other systems in challenging and stressful environments.
The Hub provides its partners with the benefits of experience and unmatched facilities and the credibility of objective research conducted at a federal government laboratory. It is a unique, multi-disciplinary human sciences research centre offering its partners access to over 200 scientific and support staff across a broad spectrum of disciplines.
These highly-skilled professionals include behavioural, physiological and biomedical scientists; ergonomists and human factors engineers; life-support systems and medical specialists --- all focused on applying expert knowledge of human capabilities and limitations. It is a unique opportunity, both nationally and internationally, to reap the synergistic benefits of having such a critical mass of applied human sciences expertise literally under one roof.
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Simulation And Modeling For Acquisition And Training
To apply and advance human factors knowledge and techniques in
the exploitation of modelling and simulation for equipment and
acquisition, training and mission rehearsal.
To ensure the operational capability of Canadian Forces diving
and underwater intervention through research and development,
training and support of accident investigations.
Aerospace Life Support
To enhance the operational effectiveness and safety of aircrew
during exposure to the stresses of the aerospace environment.
To conduct R&D in support of Canadian Forces' requirements to
assess and prevent health hazards, prepare for and sustain the
delivery of health care and diagnose, treat and manage illness
and trauma arising from conventional military operations.
Environmental & Applied Ergonomics
to maximize the operational capability of Canadian Forces
personnel under adverse environmental conditions through the
development of personal protective clothing/equipment, physical
training methods, ergogenic aids and human engineering
Human Factors Of Command Systems
Design, development, testing, operation and training of command