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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.

Mitacs extends condolences to family and friends of Jim Flaherty

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10 Apr, 2014

Mitacs was saddened to learn of the passing of former Finance Minister and longstanding public servant, Jim Flaherty.

“Mr. Flaherty leaves behind an impressive record of bringing policies that made Canada stronger economically, socially and culturally,” said Dr. Arvind Gupta, Mitacs CEO and Scientific Director. “He managed the country’s finances during turbulent economic times and his legacy will not be forgotten.”

Mitacs extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

IMII, Mitacs and U of S partner to lead minerals industry innovation in Canada

News Release
11 Apr, 2014

Saskatoon, SK. -  Saskatchewan’s International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII), the national research and training organization Mitacs, and University of Saskatchewan are partnering on a novel research and training initiative through an investment valued at more than $600,000.

The Mitacs Industry Executive in Residence—Minerals (MIER-Minerals) will identify and create new research initiatives that will lead to innovation in the minerals sector, strengthening companies and enhancing Canada’s economy.  

Interim CEO & Scientific Director Announced for Mitacs

News Release
09 Apr, 2014

The Mitacs Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Robert Annan as interim chief executive officer (CEO) and scientific director of Mitacs, effective July 1, 2014. Dr. Annan will replace Dr. Arvind Gupta, current CEO and scientific director, who will move to his new role as the 13th president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia. Dr. Gupta will remain on the Mitacs Board of Directors. The appointment of Dr.

Government of Saskatchewan to invest in research and development internships and international collaboration through Mitacs, Inc.

News Release
31 Mar, 2014

The Government of Saskatchewan is investing $365,000 in student research opportunities through Mitacs programs. The funding includes $225,000 for graduate research and development internships in Saskatchewan through Mitacs Accelerate, and $140,000 for graduate and senior undergraduate international research opportunities though Mitacs Globalink.

Mitacs congratulates its CEO Dr. Arvind Gupta on his appointment as 13th President and Vice Chancellor of the University of British Columbia

News Release
12 Mar, 2014

The Board of Directors and staff of Mitacs congratulate its CEO and Scientific Director, Dr. Arvind Gupta, on his appointment as the 13th President and Vice Chancellor of the University of British Columbia.

Mitacs, India sign Letter of Intent to foster two-way student mobility

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26 Feb, 2014

At a ceremony this morning in Delhi, Mitacs CEO Arvind Gupta and Additional Secretary Amita Sharma, representing the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Republic of India, signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to collaborate on research exchanges to increase student mobility between Canada and India.

Banff International Research Station puts down roots in Mexico

News Release
19 Feb, 2014

Mitacs extends its congratulations to the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) for its novel partnership in Mexico.  

On February 7, 2014, the Governor of the Mexican State of Oaxaca, Lic. Gabino Cué Monteagudo, and the Director General of the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACyT), Dr. Enrique Cabrero Mendoza, announced an infrastructure grant of 43-million pesos (C$3.5 million) towards funding the construction and the operations of Casa Matematica Oaxaca (CMO), a research facility affiliated with the Banff International Research Station (BIRS).

From Federal Budget 2014: Mitacs to train next generation of R&D managers, promote not-for-profit innovation

News Release
11 Feb, 2014

The Government of Canada’s budget today announced an $8M investment over two years to support industrial research and training for postdoctoral fellows through the Mitacs Elevate program. The Government also announced that Mitacs program eligibility will extend to not-for-profit organizations with an economic orientation.

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Mitacs Globalink builds a living bridge between Canada and international partners by establishing and reinforcing global links through student mobility.


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Canada’s only comprehensive program providing business-ready skills to up-and-coming researchers. Step trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in essential interpersonal, project management and entrepreneurial skills required for them to succeed in their future career.

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