Hailing from Mexico, where he studies Chemical Engineering at Tecnológico de Monterrey, César was introduced to Mitacs through a friend and former research intern. Upon seeing his friend’s photos and hearing stories of the research, he simply said, “I need to go to Canada!”
During my internship, I was able to make a significant and original discovery regarding the behavior of electrons in the materials used to make solar cells... My discovery will significantly aid the development of highly efficient and affordable solar cells.
Research on biofuels has taught me many different techniques that will make a huge difference in my research when I return to Brazil... This is not only because of the research itself, but also because of Canada’s cultural focus on environmental sustainability.
Urban participatory gardens feed the community both literally and metaphorically, and plant the seed to re-engage members of the community, both young and old, while providing those in need with supplementary food.
From oceans to supermarkets, seafood products are tracked from the time they are caught, all the way to when they are being purchased at the supermarket. But now, as a consumer, you can even send a note directly to the fisherman that caught your fish!
With Canada renewing its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at last year’s Copenhagen summit, government and industry are seeking new solutions to mitigate global climate change. One such response lies in Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS)—a field which Mechanical Engineering student, Surojit Ganguli can now see himself pursuing thanks to the Mitacs Globalink program.