A partnership between Mitacs and Mental Health Research Canada is addressing the mental health challenges of Canadians, almost a quarter of whom report feeling anxious or depressed as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When it comes to finding cures for rare diseases and addressing emerging viral infections — like COVID-19 — the traditional pharmaceutical business model just doesn’t cut it. Solutions require global collaboration and open-access research, and that means a new research innovation ecosystem — exactly what the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) is building.
Dr. Seyyedarash Haddadi developed a novel, low-cost compound — made from a graphene oxide-silver combination — that can be used as part of a coating material for masks; this material makes them 99.99 percent effective against transmission of COVID-19.
A new partnership between U of A, NorQuest College, and the Ribbon Rouge Foundation seeks to understand the root causes of health inequity for African, Caribbean, and Black communities and develop intersectional processes that benefit all Canadians
A team from McGill University have designed a life-saving arm bracelet that takes the guesswork out of weight-based pediatric medication dosing, avoiding costly mistakes and allowing for safer and more efficient emergency rooms
Dr. Moneca Sinclaire, member of Opaskwayak Cree Nation and researcher from the University of Manitoba is part of the inspiring team behind Our Data Indigenous, a novel survey tool that allows communities to retain ownership of the data they collect.
For several start-ups that are resident at JLABS @ Toronto, not even COVID-19 has paused their plans to recruit talent and scale up; they counted on Mitacs’s programs to help set their businesses up for potential success.
Montréal-based small business launches a smartwatch that measures the blood oxygen level, body temperature, and heart rate, enabling early detection of COVID-19 symptoms and support for seniors in residences.
In the turbulent COVID-19 context, Humanitas Solutions has adapted technologies it developed after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti to help the health system counter the effects of the pandemic. Mitacs interns from five universities are helping to implement solutions to deal with the emerging second wave.
University of Regina researchers team up with residents of Île-à-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan, on a platform to support enduring solutions to the COVID-19 crisis. The initiative has the potential to expand beyond the region and address other challenges.