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.
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
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.
Mitacs’s Business Strategy Internship program connected Emily Carr University student and animator Lia Fabre-Dimsdale with the opportunity of a lifetime – to work at Vancouver-based Atomic Cartoons on the show Molly of Denali.
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.
Montréal-based small business launches a smartwatch that measures the blood oxygen level, body temperature, and heart rate, enabling early detection of COVID-19 symptoms and support for seniors in residences.
In the turbulent COVID-19 context, Humanitas Solutions has adapted technologies it developed after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti to help the health system counter the effects of the pandemic. Mitacs interns from five universities are helping to implement solutions to deal with the emerging second wave.
Simon Fraser University students collaborate with the Metlakatla Stewardship Society on a management program that equips the Metlakatla First Nation to make well-informed decisions on the cumulative effects of resource exploration within their territory