In 2015 alone, it is estimated that approximately 8500 Canadians will be diagnosed with the most aggressive form of skin cancer: melanoma. Often forming from an abnormal mole or lesion on the skin, early detection of melanoma can be life-saving.
As a Mitacs Globalink Research Intern under the supervision of Dr. Hachimi Fellouah at the Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Sarahi is contributing to research on the behaviour of airflow around an aerodynamic object within a wind tunnel.
Laura Solis Rodriguez is about to enter her final year at Mexico’s Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, where she’s a marketing and communications student. Because of her specialization in advertising photography, Laura was used to thinking about objects in terms of how to market them to potential customers
Umang says the experience has been valuable for his eventual career in a biomedical start up. “Having research experience through Mitacs Globalink will be very useful to my career. I couldn’t have learned these same techniques and tools without doing a project like this.”
Laura and her fellow UBC researchers are integrating robotic assistance and social media gaming into rehabilitation exercises. This integration provides a rewarding and fun user experience for patients, while tracking their progress in the comfort of their homes.
Under the supervision of Professor Robert Gooding, Birbal is using statistical techniques to understand how genetic or environmental factors may contribute to accelerated growth of tumours during advanced stages of prostate cancer.
Originally from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, Jesùs is working with Professor Jacquemet’s team to develop 3-dimensional computer models of the human heart in order to simulate atrial fibrillations and arrhythmias.