Kelson Praxades de Almeida is a cyber superhero of sorts. He dreams of using his ability to write computer code to develop software that can help people and companies live better lives and do good work for society. So a research internship this summer at the University of New Brunswick through Mitacs Globalink was a perfect opportunity to hone his skills in network security analysis with Professor Ali Ghorbani in the Faculty of Computer Science.
Having received nearly 500 photographs from Globalink interns this summer, the 2014 Mitacs Globalink Photo Contest showcased the experiences of the world’s best and brightest as they took part in research at 37 Canadian universities.
The winner from each category will receive a $100 Visa gift card. Congratulations to the winners!
Quang Ong likes to understand how tiny variables can be the key to understanding a bigger picture, like how a single apple is said to have once led to the discovery of gravity. It’s this passion for solving complex puzzles that led Quang to apply to a Mitacs Globalink research internship this summer to work with Professor Sean Myles at Dalhousie University’s Department of Plant and Animal Sciences.
The rising awareness of environmental pollution and its effects on living organisms are leading companies to re-examine their business practices. Many organizations have adopted sustainable development strategies such as recycling and reducing carbon emissions. For most SMEs like Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC), developing innovative sustainable initiatives is a major challenge that requires both financial and qualified resources.
Anna Carla Beltrão has a thirst for knowledge. Throughout her studies in Production Engineering at Universidade Federal Fluminense, Anna has sought opportunities to build her skills through research placements and work terms in her home country of Brazil. But it was a chance to come to Canada for a Mitacs Globalink research internship that really grabbed her attention last summer.
Below is an exclusive interview with Mitacs Accelerate intern Emily Morris who won the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation – Master’s at the 3rd annual Mitacs Awards Reception on November 19th in Ottawa. Under the supervision of Dr. Jehannie Austin in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, Emily undertook a Mitacs Accelerate internship in partnership with the BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute.
Ray Pan is a natural communicator. With his warm and friendly personality, Ray has spent the summer building connections not only with researchers but also with local industry during his Mitacs Globalink Research Internship at Simon Fraser University with Dr. Carman Neustaedter in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology.
Gerardo Martinez Narro envisions a future where the sun, the wind and the earth provide all the energy we need for vibrant economies with minimal harm placed on the environment we depend on. His research with Professor David Ting in the Turbulence and Energy Laboratory at the University of Windsor, Ontario through Mitacs Globalink Research Internships is just one piece of the sustainable-earth picture that Gerardo is helping to paint.
The market for smart phone applications is very competitive and tech start-ups must work with aggressive deadlines to bring their apps to market. Three Computer Science graduate students from the University of Saskatchewan helped start-up application developer Farm@Hand to advance their product with a quick turnaround so that they can take it to market in Canada’s fast-paced digital sector.