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.
Through the support of Mitacs Accelerate, John Ashley Scott, a professor of biochemical engineering at Laurentian University, and Greg Ross, associate dean of research at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine were able to assemble a multi-disciplinary, multi-company research venture undertaken by seven Mitacs Accelerate interns.
For Dr. Rebecca Tittler, the Mitacs Accelerate Quebec internship she undertook with the forestry company AbitibiBowater proved to be “the best of both worlds”, she said, referring to the balance between her academic research independence and working in partnership with industry.