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.
Globalink interns should try and make the most of this amazing opportunity by preparing for their respective projects before coming to Canada. Chances are that they will face some challenges throughout the course of their project as I did, but I advise them to stay motivated and figure out innovative ways to overcome these challenges.
Having received nearly 500 photographs from Globalink interns this summer, the 2014 Mitacs Globalink Photo Contest showcased the experiences of the world’s best and brightest as they took part in research at 37 Canadian universities. Congratulations to the winners!
It has been really good to see the strong relationship between researchers and companies in Nova Scotia. I am really happy that Mitacs has given us good connections to industry in Canada so we can see how our research would work in real life.