2022 Mitacs Awards
2022 Award Winners

Mateen Hessami

Mateen Hessami

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Indigenous

Cristiane Maucoski

Cristiane Maucoski

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — International

Thierry Judge

Thierry Judge

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Master’s

Maude Champagne

Maude Champagne

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — PhD

Stephen Yiu Chuen Choi

Stephen Choi

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Postdoctoral

Courtney Toth

Courtney Toth

Mitacs Award for Commercialization, Awarded by NRC–IRAP

 

François Routhier

François Routhier

Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership — Professor

Arctic Research Foundation

Arctic Research Foundation

Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership — Industry

Now in its 12th year, the Mitacs Awards is one of Canada's premier innovation celebrations. The ceremony will broadcast live from the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Join us virtually on November 22 to celebrate outstanding Mitacs program participants whose groundbreaking research is fostering innovation and growth in our nation.

Tune in to:

  • Find out who won an award
  • Hear incredible stories and life-changing research breakthroughs about our winners
  • Connect with colleagues from the innovation community via the chat function
  • Watch our pre-show interview corner at 6:00 p.m. ET followed by the award ceremony at 6:30 p.m. ET

 

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Awards

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Nominations

Award categories

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Indigenous*

Given to an Indigenous student or postdoctoral fellow who has made a significant achievement in research and development innovation during their Mitacs-funded project. Priority shall be given to candidates whose achievements significantly impact or support Indigenous communities and/or populations. 
 

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — International*

Given to a student or postdoctoral fellow who has made a significant achievement in research and innovation through international collaboration during their Mitacs-funded Globalink or Accelerate International project.
 

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Master’s

Given to a master’s student who has made a significant achievement in research and innovation during their Mitacs-funded project.
 

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — PhD

Given to a PhD student who has made a significant achievement in research and innovation during their Mitacs-funded project.

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Postdoctoral*

Given to a postdoctoral fellow who has made a significant achievement in research and innovation during their Mitacs-funded project.
 

Mitacs Award for Commercialization*

Given to a student or postdoctoral fellow for an idea brought from research that is now available on the market (or has strong support that it is soon to be commercialized).

Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership — Professor*

Given to an academic supervisor with an exemplary record of developing collaborations with industry and other partners, providing valuable research and training experiences to their interns and initiating research projects with significant outcomes through their Mitacs funding.

Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership — Industry

Given to a Mitacs industry partner with an exemplary record of developing collaborations, providing valuable research and training experiences to their interns and initiating research projects with significant outcomes through their Mitacs funding.

 

“Now in their 12th year, these prestigious awards celebrate the tremendous achievement of top Mitacs talent and recognize the infinite potential for innovation made possible when bold leaders work together. On behalf of Mitacs I am pleased to honour and congratulate this year's recipients and to celebrate the significant contributions to innovation.”
John Hepburn
John Hepburn
CEO, Mitacs

 

 

How can Mitacs support your research and innovation project? Learn more

2022 Featured Speakers

Mariah Inger

Mariah Inger (Emcee)

Actress

John Hepburn

Claudette Commanda

Algonquin Elder/Knowledge Keeper

David Saint-Jacques

Jean-François Carrey

Mount Everest summiteer/Canada’s foremost wilderness guide

Program

Opening Remarks from Mariah Inger (Emcee)

Welcome from Claudette Commanda

Remarks from John Hepburn

Keynote from Jean-François Carrey

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Indigenous

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Master’s

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — PhD

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Postdoctoral

Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership — Professor

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — International

Mitacs Award for Commercialization, awarded by NRC

Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership — Industry

 

Thank you to all of our speakers.

 

Collage of photographs from the Mitacs Awards ceremony showing speakers at the podium and award winners posing with their awards.

Reception Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Sanofi Pasteur logo

Event Supporter

National Research Council Canada

Media Partner

The Hill Times logo

Thank you to our government partners

Eligibility

Past or present students, postdoctoral fellows, and academic supervisors who have participated in the Mitacs Accelerate, Elevate, Globalink, or Business Strategy Internship programs are eligible for nomination. For the selection criteria pertaining to each specific award, please refer to the list of Mitacs Awards above.

Indigenous students or postdoctoral fellows who are nominated under the “Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Indigenous” category will be asked to provide one of the following :

  • a letter of support from a member of an Indigenous community
  • a letter of support from an Indigenous organization which speaks to the impacts of the nominee’s achievements
  • a copy of the nominee’s status card, Metis card, Inuit identity card, or citizenship card

Award recipients will be notified in October and announced publicly at an awards ceremony on November 22, 2022. Recipients will be presented with their awards at the ceremony.

*These award categories are open to nominations for both college, polytechnic, and university participants from eligible programs.

Nomination process

Students and postdoctoral fellows may be nominated for a Mitacs Award in one of the following ways:

  • By the academic supervisor who supervised their work during the Mitacs-funded project; 
  • By the industry supervisor who supervised their work during the Mitacs-funded project (for Accelerate, or Elevate, or Business Strategy Internship program nominees). 

Professors may be nominated for the Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership by : 

  • The industrial or not-for-profit partner; 
  • The academic co-investigators;
  • The interns involved in the Mitacs-funded project on which they worked together. 

Indigenous students or postdoctoral fellows who are nominated under the “Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Indigenous” category will be asked to provide one of the following :

  • a letter of support from a member of an Indigenous community
  • a letter of support from an Indigenous organization which speaks to the impacts of the nominee’s achievements
  • a copy of the nominee’s status card, Metis card, Inuit identity card, or citizenship card

It is expected that several individuals may contribute to the preparation of a nomination submission for an academic supervisor. In this case, one person should act as the lead in the process so that a single nomination is submitted on behalf of the professor. 

Evaluation procedure

An internal and external review committee will review all nominations and make recommendations for the best candidates for each award. Mitacs's CEO will review the recommendations and make the final decisions.

Nominations for the 2022 Mitacs Awards are now closed. 

 

For questions regarding nominations, please contact events@mitacs.ca.

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