For First Nations communities in northern Canada and other remote regions, access to safe and clean water, toilets, and food preparation areas presents a serious challenge to communal gatherings. For elders, women, youth, and gender-diverse community members, this often means they simply do not participate in community events.
With one in four recent Canadian STEM graduates leaving the country, citing better job opportunities abroad*, talent migration affects us all. A shortage of talent in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math constrains Canada’s potential for economic diversity, development, and innovation.
EMBC turned to Mitacs’s Canadian Science Policy Fellowship to find expertise for the project. The fellowship provides access to highly qualified PhDs from across the country, and it enabled EMBC to build a catalogue of recommended earthquake early warning response actions.
More than 600,000 Canadians live with heart failure, and a further 50,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. But what if there was a way to test for heart failure before the disease has become advanced?
Unmanned aerial vehicles, or as they’re more commonly known, drones, are staple pieces of equipment in military applications. More recently, their popularity has expanded to humanitarian and even recreational uses.
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.
A self-driving wheelchair is cruising the halls of University of Toronto this summer. The autonomous wheelchair, a joint project between U of T, Université de Sherbrooke, and Cyberworks Robotics, is being tested by 20-year-old Xinyi Li, an undergraduate student at Zhejiang University who’s in Canada for 12-weeks as a Mitacs Globalink intern.