Mitacs intern Oldooz Pooyanfar, a graduate student from Simon Fraser University’s School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering, is working on a ‘smart’ system that monitors the health of honey bees and their hives.
This summer, Ina Werninghaus has travelled from Bonn, Germany to Edmonton, Alberta, where she’s using her background in molecular biology to take part in a research project on pregnant women’s immune responses to malaria.
Tao Xiong loves anything related to civil engineering, from planning and design, to construction and maintenance. This summer, Tao’s taking part in a Mitacs Globalink research project of seismic proportions.
Canada has the highest rate of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the world. Currently, about 10 to 20 percent of sufferers, including pediatric IBD patients, don’t respond to existing treatments, and that number is expected to increase in the years ahead.
When a friend first told Rui Pan about an opportunity to study and do research in Canada, he never could have imagined that one day, he would call Vancouver home. Fast-forward three years and the Simon Fraser University (SFU) student wouldn’t have it any other way.
Working under the academic supervision of UBC professor Barbara Weber, Mahboubeh’s research is exploring how a philosophical inquiry approach to drug education could promote health and reduce harm associated with substance use.
My initial estimate of this “water footprint” showed that 1,900 litres of water were required every year to grow one kilogram of soybean in Southern Amazonia. However, this estimate was based on a crop modeling exercise with assumptions that don’t reflect the realities of producing in the tropics.
When Rowan Cockett was completing a Bachelor of Science in applied and environmental geology at the University of Calgary in 2010, he noticed that his fellow students were struggling to deal with the immense amounts of geological data they were asked to interpret.