Mitacs Awards Nominations

Mitacs welcomes nominations for the 7th annual Mitacs Awards, a series of honours that recognize outstanding students and professors who have participated in the Mitacs Accelerate, Elevate, and Globalink programs. The nomination deadline is noon PT on October 2, 2017. Nominations must be submitted online using the link found below. 

Award categories
Mitacs & NRC–IRAP Award for Commercialization

Given to an intern for an idea brought from research that is now available on the market (or has strong support that it is soon to be commercialized).
 

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Undergraduate

Given to an undergraduate level student who has made a significant achievement in research and development innovation during their Mitacs funded research.

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Master’s

Given to a Master’s student who has made a significant achievement in research and development innovation during their Mitacs-funded research.

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — PhD

Given to a PhD student who has made a significant achievement in research and development innovation during their Mitacs-funded research.

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Postdoctoral

Given to a postdoctoral fellow who has made a significant achievement in research and development innovation during their Mitacs-funded research.

Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership — Professor

Given to an academic supervisor with an exemplary record of developing collaborations with industry and other partners, providing valuable research and training experiences to their interns and initiating research projects with significant outcomes through their Mitacs funding.

Eligibility

Students, postdoctoral fellows (past or present), and academic supervisors who have participated in the Mitacs Accelerate, Elevate, or Globalink programs are eligible for nomination. For the selection criteria pertaining to each specific award, please refer to the list of Mitacs awards above.  

Award Prizes

Award recipients will be notified in late October 2017. Recipients within Canada will be presented with their awards during a ceremony on November 21, 2017, in Ottawa. Recipients not in attendance will be asked to provide a one-minute acceptance video by November 5, which will be shown during the awards ceremony. 

Nomination process

Students and postdoctoral fellows may be nominated for a Mitacs Award in one of the following ways:

  • By the academic supervisor who supervised their work during the Mitacs-funded project; or
  • By the industry supervisor who supervised their work during the Mitacs-funded project (for Accelerate or Elevate program nominees).

Professors may be nominated for the Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership by:

  • The industrial partner;
  • The academic co-investigators; or,
  • The interns involved in the Mitacs funded project on which they worked together.

It is expected that several individuals may contribute to the preparation of a nomination submission for an academic supervisor. In this case, one person should act as the lead in the process so that a single nomination is submitted on behalf of the professor.

Evaluation Procedure

An internal and external review committee will review all nominations and make recommendations for the best candidates for each award. Mitacs' CEO and Scientific Director will review the recommendations and make the final decisions.

For questions regarding nominations, please contact events(at)mitacs.ca.

Invitation to support the 2017 Mitacs Awards

You can elevate your company’s profile among Canada’s innovation community by partnering with us at the 2017 Mitacs Awards. Click here to learn more about the opportunities available for sponsorship (PDF), or contact:

Peggy Nieghorn
613-238-4075 ext. 222
pnieghorn@intertaskconferences.com

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