Thanks to Mitacs Globalink Research Internship, over 60 undergraduate students from Ukraine are fulfilling research ambitions and driving Canada’s innovation ecosystem through summer internships at Canadian academic institutions
Dagoberto Torres García is putting his DNA extraction and PCR testing skills to use in Quebec this summer by helping to identify leafhoppers carrying harmful pathogens responsible for spreading disease affecting berry fields worldwide
A Mitacs Globalink research intern from Germany works with the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing to investigate how to control quantum systems that have multiple states, and to understand the impact for real-life solutions.
Top student from India and Mitacs Globalink intern, Hina Tomar, is helping a team at Université de Moncton to get to the root of the weed management problem on Canadian farms by designing smart agricultural drones.
A Mitacs Globalink research intern from Harvard University works with a Queen’s University lab to design an innovative device for rapid screening of pathogens that can cause Lyme disease as Ontario’s deer tick problem grows.
A Globalink Research Internship leads to graduate studies in Canada for the founder of NuPort Robotics, the country’s first autonomous trucking company that uses eco-friendly, self-driving electric trucks for short-haul drives.
Indigenous languages do not translate word for word into English. There are phrases in Indigenous languages that reflect day-to-day practices within the culture, and there are simply no words in English to adequately encapsulate these practices.
Although an earthquake can devastate in a few short seconds, restoration and reconstruction can take years to complete. So, Professor Lydell Wiebe and Mitacs Globalink Research Intern, Soundarya Govindaraj from partner university, NIT Tiruchirappalli, India, have been researching building materials suited to withstand earthquakes. Wood is the chosen material.
Like a Marvel character’s super power, summer intern Yutian Zhang has been learning how to see through tissue. However, unlike a comic-book hero, Yutian is working with a research team to develop a laser-based optical system and a special camera to see through tissue. The desired result would be improved medical technology for tissue imaging.
Many of us use phone apps to manage daily habits such as meal planning, budgeting, and even tracking symptoms of chronic conditions. So what if a web-based app could help people struggling with addiction manage their condition and reduce their risk of overdose?
Canada is in the midst of a crisis. Drug overdose death tolls are rising, and the mounting health care costs of an opioid epidemic have proven that addiction is a multidimensional problem we cannot afford to ignore. Managing the crisis is also affected by public perception. The way we view drug users could significantly affect the way we, as a society, respond to this issue.