One research project led to another and another and now we have a Center for Aerospace Research and we are participating in a major initiative such as the Composite Research Network, a consortium of universities and industry looking to grow the composite manufacturing industry across Western Canada by sharing knowledge.
I’ve always been impressed by the quality, knowledge and work ethic of the Mitacs Globalink students I’ve hosted, and it’s been very good to have a student come from another country who brings good ideas and a new perspective to the challenges in my lab.
Greg developed a method of ranking building materials in terms of fire resistance and assembled pricing data on these materials. Ultimately, he compiled this and other relevant research into a comprehensive report that Halsall can now use to communicate exactly how they can offer safer and more economical building services than any of their competitors.
The person who can translate the needs of a client into a developed product holds the key to success. This process not only involves understanding the nuts and bolts of the technology, but also those of the business environment.
Zoey says she will leave Canada as a more mature, independent and confident individual. Her experiences through Globalink have shown her the importance of having a multicultural perspective and the power that comes from connecting with others.