When it comes to finding cures for rare diseases and addressing emerging viral infections — like COVID-19 — the traditional pharmaceutical business model just doesn’t cut it. Solutions require global collaboration and open-access research, and that means a new research innovation ecosystem — exactly what the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) is building.
A new partnership between U of A, NorQuest College, and the Ribbon Rouge Foundation seeks to understand the root causes of health inequity for African, Caribbean, and Black communities and develop intersectional processes that benefit all Canadians
A team from McGill University have designed a life-saving arm bracelet that takes the guesswork out of weight-based pediatric medication dosing, avoiding costly mistakes and allowing for safer and more efficient emergency rooms
Research by Lisa “Diz” Glithero and the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition (COLC) shows Canadians underestimate the impact the ocean has on our environment, economy, and overall health. In response, the team developed an ocean literacy strategy that is helping to engage Canadians in ocean conservation.
Dr. Moneca Sinclaire, member of Opaskwayak Cree Nation and researcher from the University of Manitoba is part of the inspiring team behind Our Data Indigenous, a novel survey tool that allows communities to retain ownership of the data they collect.
Small business entrepreneur and postdoctoral fellow at University of Waterloo uses machine learning to develop first-of-its-kind technology that has the potential to fight aquaculture’s problem with harmful algae blooms, which injure fish.
A Mitacs intern and master’s student has helped Moncton-based Picomole harness the power of AI to make a major breakthrough in combining machine learning and breath analysis, which is considered a game changer in healthcare.
With the support of Dalhousie University students, a Nova Scotia-based start-up is developing a first-of-its-kind smart coating for ships. The company has recently won a Mitacs Entrepreneur Award for its innovation.
To address fresh food access barriers faced by Nisga’a Nation members living in Prince Rupert, BC, Ecotrust Canada’s North Coast Innovation Lab (NCIL) and Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society designed a unique initiative that reflects community needs and values.
For several start-ups that are resident at JLABS @ Toronto, not even COVID-19 has paused their plans to recruit talent and scale up; they counted on Mitacs’s programs to help set their businesses up for potential success.