About Mitacs Step
Mitacs Step provides high-quality skills training to graduate students and early-career researchers who are seeking a competitive, professional advantage for their future careers. Workshops impart the skills and best practices sought by employers and are available free of charge to participants registered at Canadian universities.
Facilitators are leading industry and business professionals. Curriculum focuses on leadership and management; communication and relationship building; personal and professional management; and entrepreneurialism.
Mitacs Step workshops educate graduate students on how to effectively put into practice the soft skills acquired during their graduate research experience, which is critical for excelling in future endeavors. The workshops provided me with insight on the importance of effective communication, collaborative mindset and other vital aspects of team building that will undoubtedly prove essential for my success.
—Gurjeev Sohi, PhD student, Western University
While I have received great training in statistics, I found that I lacked a lot of the skills needed to transition into a more industrial field. The Mitacs Step program has been a great opportunity to fill in these educational gaps.
—Brett Favaro, PhD student, Simon Fraser University
Mitacs would like to thank the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, along with Alberta Innovates Technology Future, the Government of British Columbia, Research Manitoba, the Government of the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Government of Ontario, and the Government of Saskatchewan for their support of Mitacs Step.