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Mitacs announces strategic R&D partnership initiative with universities in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario

News Release
10 Jul, 2014

Vancouver, BC – Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit  training and research organization, announced a set of strategic partnerships to fund the creation and training of four Business Development Specialist roles, based at University of British Columbia – Okanagan, University of Calgary, Carleton University and Western University, all with the mandate to advance key industry-academia research partnerships.

Government funding for B.C. researchers' business and science skills

News Release
25 Jun, 2014

VANCOUVER – The provincial government is providing $3 million to support cutting-edge research through Mitacs, a not-for-profit research and training organization, Health Minister Terry Lake announced today.

“The funding we are announcing today will help Mitacs support its trainees to further cultivate their business and scientific skills,” said Lake. “This will help them in developing innovative discoveries to assist us in delivering even higher quality care.”

Mitacs congratulates Dr. B. Mario Pinto on his appointment as President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

News Release
18 Jun, 2014

Mitacs welcomes the appointment of Dr. B. Mario Pinto as the next president of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

“We congratulate Dr. Pinto as he takes on the presidency at NSERC. His accomplishments in practical research along with his experience in innovation leadership will ensure the council continues its mandate to promote and assist research in Canada,” said Dr. Arvind Gupta, CEO and Scientific Director of Mitacs.

Mitacs Announces Year-End Highlights for Fiscal Year 2014

News Release
18 Jun, 2014

Vancouver, BC – Mitacs Inc., a national, not-for-profit organization that designs and delivers unique research and training programs, announced its year-end highlights today for the year ending, April 1, 2013–March 31, 2014.

Program highlights

U of S, Indie Ink, local artist collaboration unveils “New Rockstar Philosophy” app at MoSo

Accelerate | News Release
11 Jun, 2014

Saskatoon, S.K., –  A how-to book for musicians and bands has been rendered into an interactive app with multi-media features thanks to collaboration among University of Saskatchewan software developers, a local street artist, and Saskatoon publishing house Indie Ink.

Canadian Light Source Partners With Mitacs

News Release
03 Jun, 2014
Synchrotron teams up with national not-for-profit to foster innovation

Saskatoon, S.K., – The Canadian Light Source synchrotron has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit organization that brings together academia, industry and the public sector, to develop cutting edge tools and technologies vital to Canada’s knowledge-based economy.

Duncan Phillips, Mitacs, and Jeff Cutler, Canadian Light Source

Government of New Brunswick to invest in research and development through Mitacs

News Release
02 Jun, 2014

Bringing together industry and academia, the Government of New Brunswick is investing $297,500 into two Mitacs programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The funding supports industrial research and development (R&D) internships for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

The funding enables 35 collaborative research and development projects through the Mitacs Accelerate research internship program and the Mitacs Elevate postdoctoral fellowship program.

Mitacs and Sorbonne Universités join forces to support two-way student mobility between Canada and Sorbonne Universités

News Release
01 May, 2014

Vancouver, B.C., Mitacs and Sorbonne Universités formalized a partnership today that will support two-way international research opportunities for graduate researchers at Canadian universities and Sorbonne Universités in France.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Mitacs, a Canadian research network that connects university-based researchers with businesses, companies, not-for-profits and government, and Sorbonne Universités, a cluster of five leading French establishments and three national research organizations.

Study of Mitacs program outcomes reveals significant skills development, job creation, and retention of highly qualified personnel in Canada

Accelerate | News Release
23 Apr, 2014

Vancouver, BC – Results from a longitudinal survey released this week by Mitacs Inc. demonstrate that Mitacs Accelerate benefits Canadian research and development as well as individual participants.  Mitacs Accelerate pairs graduate students from Canadian universities with companies across Canada for research internships.

Western Innovation Forum to Showcase Western Canada’s Innovation Leaders

News Release
14 Apr, 2014

Vancouver, BC - The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, will welcome more than 500 participants to the Western Innovation Forum on April 16–17, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Hosted in collaboration with Mitacs and the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), this two-day event brings together innovators from across Western Canada to foster collaboration, partnerships and investment opportunities.

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