Dagoberto Torres García is putting his DNA extraction and PCR testing skills to use in Quebec this summer by helping to identify leafhoppers carrying harmful pathogens responsible for spreading disease affecting berry fields worldwide
Top student from India and Mitacs Globalink intern, Hina Tomar, is helping a team at Université de Moncton to get to the root of the weed management problem on Canadian farms by designing smart agricultural drones.
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.
Multidisciplinary team led by University of Winnipeg researchers develops robotic system that automatically generates and labels large datasets of prairie crop plants and weeds to unlock innovation in food production
Research team from the University of Guelph is helping an Ontario-based company to provide a health care solution, innovate, and diversify their business by turning UV technology for cleaning fresh produce into a mask decontaminant.
As Canada’s fourth largest crop, barley is an important part of the national agricultural landscape. It’s a key component in beer production, which generates 5.8 billion in the economy, and much of it is exported to international markets. Nine out of 10 barley farmers rely on exports for a significant part of their income.
Mitacs intern Oldooz Pooyanfar, a graduate student from Simon Fraser University’s School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering, is working on a ‘smart’ system that monitors the health of honey bees and their hives.
When InteliRain CEO Cam Cote realised that wind was thwarting the efficiency of his sprinklers, he turned to a University of Alberta mathematician to develop an innovative solution through a Mitacs internship.