16,000 +

research and innovation projects funded


invested in 2019-20

$858M +

invested in the last 10 years


researchers in our network

6,000 +



post-secondary partners

6,000 +

international research internships

1,450 +

professional skills courses

22,000 +

training participants

Three big reasons your company needs a social scientist right now

Understanding what makes people tick is essential for successful innovators. Private sector businesses are hiring social scientists to boost creativity, productivity, and critical thinking across the board.

Anaïs Détolle

Director, Business Development
Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces

Anaïs Détolle is a Business Development Director affiliated with Université de Montréal. She oversees all Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts projects. As Social Science Prime, she is also the internal Mitacs reference for her colleagues on all subjects and issues related to projects in that area of expertise. 

Anaïs holds a Master’s in Anthropology from Université de Montréal and a PhD in Social and Cultural Analysis from Concordia University. Her thesis analyzed the cider industry in Quebec and how historical and cultural change impacted the industry and, in exchange, how the industry impacted social changes. 

As a social and cultural analyst, Anaïs believes that a positive human experience and a positive social impact should guide all industries.

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