Throughout Canada, stark disparities exist when it comes to accessing mental health services and resources, especially within Indigenous communities. To close the gap, we must examine these issues through a decidedly placed Indigenous lens.
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
Originally created as a meetup group for LGBTQ tech professionals, QueerTech is now a national organization that is seeking to gain an understanding of the lived experiences of queer folk in tech, thanks to research funded by Mitacs
A partnership between Mitacs and Mental Health Research Canada is addressing the mental health challenges of Canadians, almost a quarter of whom report feeling anxious or depressed as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
One company that’s addressing the need for a vaccine is Medicago, a biopharmaceutical company that’s using a new manufacturing technology based on Plants and Virus-like Particles (VLP). Medicago is creating a vaccine that has the potential to promote antibody production, and unlike cell culture systems, plant systems do not require complicated growth or storage conditions.
A collaborative research project supported by Mitacs is contributing to enhance St.Amant’s community transitions by documenting and evaluating their impact on health and quality of life of persons with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Tiny microorganisms in waste rock may offer a low-cost solution to a giant problem and create access to uranium deposits previously too environmentally risky to reach. Turns out they enjoy eating sugary treats.