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Annual Mitacs Awards Reception

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Join Mitacs and the innovation community in an evening of celebration
as we honour outstanding researchers and innovators
at the 4th annual Mitacs Awards Reception...

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  • "The University of Alberta is pleased to be a full partner of Mitacs, having worked together since its inception. Mitacs internship programs provide an invaluable way of connecting university insight and innovation with social, scientific and technical challenges. They enable graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to develop unique professional skills and to recognize new opportunities for impact and collaboration with their work." - Dr. Lorne A. Babiuk, Vice President (Research), University of Alberta
  • "Mitacs Elevate is a win-win for a company like Immunovaccine. We get access to a highly-talented postdoc who is at the top of their game to do a very technically-driven project, while meeting aggressive timelines. In the long term, this partnership will better our science, while exposing us to a highly-skilled trainee that we can then draw on as we plan to expand our company." - Marianne Stanford, Director of ResearchImmunovaccine Inc., Nova Scotia
  • "I’ve been participating in the Mitacs Accelerate program since its inception. It essentially provides a platform between academia and industry and allows researchers to apply their knowledge in an industrial setting." - Dr. Afzal Suleman, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria
  • "My plan is to move back to Canada to work after my degree. After all, I’ve got nothing to lose—there is so much opportunity in Canada! This internship through Mitacs Globalink has only confirmed this dream for me." - David Quiroz Marin, University of Guanajuato, Mexico
  • "Mitacs Accelerate allowed me to learn and grow as an individual and as a researcher. The synergy between academia and business through my internship gave me an invaluable opportunity to practice my skills and to break into my field for the first time." - Juliet Van Vliet, Masters of Arts School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia
  • "In the past year I have learned much about the industry side of biotechnology and your program has expanded many of the professional skills that I was hoping to obtain. Most importantly, the Elevate program has opened up opportunities that would not have been possible otherwise. Thus, I really enjoyed the program and I hope to learn more and develop further within the next year." - Eva Szabo, Elevate PDF, McMaster University
  • "The Mitacs-Accelerate program has exposed me to innovative, hands-on research, and enabled me to gain insight towards future career options outside of academia. I’m excited to see what my future holds." - Talia Webber, University of Calgary’s Department of Kinesiology
  • "Mitacs Globalink provided me with the chance to broaden my horizons to the various types of jobs that will be available to me in both academia and industry. On top of that, I made lasting friendships and created many wonderful memories in Canada." - Yili Tang, China’s Central South University