Communicating scienceWhen Rowan Cockett was completing a Bachelor of Science in applied and environmental geology at the University of Calgary in 2010, he noticed that his fellow students were struggling to deal with the immense amounts of geological data they were asked to interpret.
Positioned for SuccessRohit had come to Canada in 2012 to pursue an MBA focused on entrepreneurship at the University of Victoria. During his program, he undertook a Mitacs Accelerate internship with Limespot, a small e-commerce start-up with five employees, a far cry from his experience at Blackberry.
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.