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.
Unmanned aerial vehicles, or as they’re more commonly known, drones, are staple pieces of equipment in military applications. More recently, their popularity has expanded to humanitarian and even recreational uses.
This summer, Ina Werninghaus has travelled from Bonn, Germany to Edmonton, Alberta, where she’s using her background in molecular biology to take part in a research project on pregnant women’s immune responses to malaria.
Tao Xiong loves anything related to civil engineering, from planning and design, to construction and maintenance. This summer, Tao’s taking part in a Mitacs Globalink research project of seismic proportions.
A self-driving wheelchair is cruising the halls of University of Toronto this summer. The autonomous wheelchair, a joint project between U of T, Université de Sherbrooke, and Cyberworks Robotics, is being tested by 20-year-old Xinyi Li, an undergraduate student at Zhejiang University who’s in Canada for 12-weeks as a Mitacs Globalink intern.
Whether it’s in the shower, on the commute to work, or when helping little ones fall asleep, singing is an everyday activity in many people’s lives. But a research project based at the Université Laval hopes to demonstrate that singing can also benefit neurological health.
It’s like something out of science fiction: machines so powerful and intelligent that they can solve even the most complex questions of our time. It’s called quantum computing, and right now, Canadian research and industry are at the bleeding edge of it.