With the help of Mitacs Accelerate intern, Talia Webber, Orpyx is performing research to evaluate the device’s ability to accurately measure foot pressures, an important step in the development and commercialization of the product.
Having completed engineering projects to assist in remote monitoring of the Paraiba do Sul River as well as testing equipment for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Leonam set his sights on Canada for his next research adventure.
Aarya Vaikakkara Chithran chose to accept an internship with the Mitacs Globalink program because of the chance to take part in cancer research at the University of British Columbia under Dr. Christian Naus in the Department of Cell and Physiological Sciences.
Originally, matching donors to preferred causes was done manually by a member of Dexterity Venture’s team of philanthropy advisors. The task was monumental and the need to turn to advanced database technology grew as quickly as their list of cross-Canada clientele.
The stories Dhruv Gupta ’s friends and classmates told of Canada and of Mitacs Globalink convinced them all that it would be a worthwhile trip to make, especially for discovering which graduate schools he could possibly attend.
For Mitacs Step student So-Ra Chung, her specialty is in developing micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technologies for use in the aerospace industry using team building and project management skills she learned through Mitacs Step.
Coming to Canada this summer was about more than research for Abhinav Agarwal of the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati; it was about contributing to meaningful research while gaining worldly experiences as a global citizen.
For Oleksandr Romanko of McMaster University’s Department of Computing and Software, a postdoctoral fellowship through Mitacs Elevate helped him to transition to the world of risk analytics when he was hired as a full time Research Analyst this summer by IBM.