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For more information about Mitacs Accelerate, please contact accelerate(at)


Oba Harding
oharding(at), 604.616.5594

Sang Mah
smah(at), 778.999.2892

Laurence Meadows
lmeadows(at), 778.878.0130


Vancouver Island

Havind Sehmi
hsehmi(at), 250.893.0771




Brenna Brown
bbrown(at), 403.461.7262



Eric Loo
eloo(at), 587.335.3778



Chris Bowman
cbowman(at), 306.202.9630


Chris Bowman
cbowman(at), 306.202.9630

Iman Yahyaie
iyahyaie(at), 204.599.9434


Hamilton & Guelph

Rebecca Bourque (Strategic Accounts)
rbourque(at), 905.921.7557


Jennifer Maclean
jmaclean(at), 519.697.2258


Andrew Jones
ajones(at), 613.327.7358

Ottawa & Kingston

Justin Moores
jmoores(at), 613.818.7068


Alejandra de Almeida 
aalmeida(at), 647.478.6257

Fiona Cunningham
fcunningham(at), 647.221.3654

Christine Macdonald
cmacdonald(at), 647.221.5709


Jennifer Tedman-Jones
jtedman(at), 519.591.5512

Windsor & London

Jillian Hatnean
jhatnean(at), 226.787.9704


New Brunswick

Lindsay Bowman
lbowman(at), 506.478.1932

Newfoundland & Labrador

Niraj Shukla
nshukla(at), 709.685.1736

Nova Scotia

Brennan Gillis
bgillis(at), 902.899.5184



Pierre des Lierres
HEC Montréal, UMontréal, Polytechnique, UQO
pdlierres(at), 514.571.6556

Marc-Olivier Fregeau
mofregeau(at), 514.348.1651

Josette-Renée Landry
jrl(at), 514.475.0414

Rebecca Reich
McGill & ÉTS
rreich(at), 514.449.1486

Jean-Philippe Valois
jpvalois(at), 514.575.0425

Jesse Vincent-Herscovici
jvh(at), 514.865.4228


Simon Bousquet 
Bishops, Sherbrooke, UQTR
sbousquet(at), 819.571.2936

Quebec City

Annik Brosseau, 418.932.1807



Allison Howe, Grant Management Specialist (QC)
Email: ahowe(at)
Phone: 514.840.7987

Rukhsana Majothi, Grant Management Specialist (QC)
Email: rmajothi(at)
Phone: 514.840.7492

Cathy O’Brien, Grant Management Specialist (ON)
Email: cobrien(at)
Phone: 647.478.5902

Grace Piekielko, Grant Management Specialist (ON, ATL)
Email: gpiekielko(at)
Phone: 416.650.8448

Anna Reva, Grant Management Specialist (BC)
Email: areva(at)
Phone: 604.827.1587

Harpreet Sidhu, Grant Management Specialist (BC, AB, SK, MB)
Email: hsidhu(at)
Phone: 604.827.0283

Arija Batura, Manager, Research Grants
Email: abatura(at)
Phone: 647.478.5673

Frequently Asked accelerate Questions

I am a student with a project idea but no industry partner. Can Mitacs help me find a company?

Mitacs works to connect industry with the most appropriate university expertise to solve challenges identified by the company.  With the large number of potential interns seeking industrial partners, Mitacs cannot offer individualized matching to a particular researcher however, you can consult our suggestions as to how to go about finding a partner company.

Can I complete my full internship at the University and interact with the company virtually?

Normally interns are expected to spend at least 50% of their internship with the company at their site(s).  If your host company is in a remote location or there are other unique circumstances that challenge the interaction, you may request flexibility for a lower ratio of interaction with the company.  Please consult with your business development representative while writing your proposal.  

Can I hold both an Accelerate and a tri-council (or provincially) funded studentship or fellowship?

Although Mitacs does not have any restrictions, many other granting agencies do not allow fellowship and studentship recipients to hold certain grants concurrently.  Please check with the relevant council or agency for current information regarding your specific grant prior to applying.

Can I do an internship with a research lab, NGO, Municipality, or Government agency?

The vast majority of Mitacs Accelerate Internships are funded in part by the national IRDI program, which limits industrial partners to privately owned or incorporated for-profit Canadian companies.  In some regions, there may be additional funding from other sources to support a limited number of partnerships with not-for-profit or government  entities.  Please contact a Business Development representative in your region to determine if such funding is available.

Latest accelerate News

Proteocyte Diagnostics initiates a Cost-Effectiveness Analysis with support from Mitacs
28 August 2014
Toronto, ON: Proteocyte Diagnostics Inc. of Toronto announced their collaboration with Mitacs Accelerate to conduct an economic evaluation of its predictive technology for the early detection of...

 From my perspective, the true value of the Mitacs-Accelerate internship is the individual relationships developed with people working for the industrial partner. Through the internship, although I became more familiar with methods, ideas, and technical issues related to my area of research, it was the networking experiences that I found to be most rewarding. I have no doubt that these relationships will continue to be of value throughout my career. 

Gurjit Singh, Mitacs-Accelerate intern at the University of Toronto with partner Oticon Canada

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