The internship experience at the University of Calgary was an open window to familiarize myself with the work ethic, facilities, knowledge-gaining opportunities and the international research scenario in Canadian universities.
Vinícius Gadotti’s quest to understand how the human body deals with pain began more than ten years ago, when his aunt was diagnosed with a severe form of arthritis that left her in constant pain and confined to a wheelchair. A Mitacs Elevate fellow at the University of Calgary’s Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Vinícius is researching alongside Dr. Gerald Zamponi to help uncover these answers.
The development of this tracing method could be a major contribution to health supplement research, but has also provided SinoVeda with cutting edge expertise to help prove their product in the market.
With the help of Mitacs Accelerate intern, Talia Webber, Orpyx is performing research to evaluate the device’s ability to accurately measure foot pressures, an important step in the development and commercialization of the product.
Originally, matching donors to preferred causes was done manually by a member of Dexterity Venture’s team of philanthropy advisors. The task was monumental and the need to turn to advanced database technology grew as quickly as their list of cross-Canada clientele.
With Canada renewing its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at last year’s Copenhagen summit, government and industry are seeking new solutions to mitigate global climate change. One such response lies in Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS)—a field which Mechanical Engineering student, Surojit Ganguli can now see himself pursuing thanks to the Mitacs Globalink program.