2015 Mitacs Postdoctoral Award for Outstanding Innovation: Pamela Ovadje, University of WindsorPamela Ovadje, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of Windsor is the recipient of the Mitacs Postdoctoral Award for Outstanding Innovation.
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Doctoral student partners with children’s gaming start-up to communicate social issuesThe collaboration helped Renée to find a renewed sense of purpose: “Partnering with Decode through Mitacs Accelerate re-energized my research. Putting myself out there to try something different has led me to an interesting tangent that’s now leading me into the next step of my career.”
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Developing water-tight solutions for Quebec’s construction industryCompanies like Les Enduits STEF stepped in to fill the gap by developing water-tight membranes and coatings that could be applied to a house’s exterior during construction. In need of a research-based solution, the company was introduced to a postdoctoral fellow from the Université de Sherbrooke to do the job.
Giving Canadian companies a real-world advantageHan Chen, a Mechanical Engineering Masters student at McGill University, has created what amounts to a virtual factory, where new tools and equipment can be designed and tested, significantly reducing their real-world production time and creating a lot of opportunities.
Researching the cutting-edge of Canadian technology for the homeUmang says the experience has been valuable for his eventual career in a biomedical start up. “Having research experience through Mitacs Globalink will be very useful to my career. I couldn’t have learned these same techniques and tools without doing a project like this.”