2017 Mitacs Awards nominations now open

08/17/2017
Annual ceremony honours Canada’s up-and-coming research innovators

Vancouver, BC – Mitacs welcomes nominations for the 7th annual Mitacs Awards, a series of honours that recognize outstanding students, fellows, and professors who have participated in Mitacs programs.

Past winners were recognized for their outstanding research contributions in fields such as colon cancer screening, social media fraud, and childhood literacy.

Nominations for the 2017 awards are now open for the following categories:

Mitacs & NRC–IRAP Award for Commercialization:
Given to an intern for an idea brought from research that is now available in the market or that demonstrates strong support that it is soon to be commercialized.

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Undergraduate:
Given to an undergraduate-level student who has made a significant achievement in research and development innovation during their Mitacs-funded research.

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Master’s:
Given to a Master’s student who has made a significant achievement in research and development innovation during their Mitacs-funded research.

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — PhD: 
Given to a PhD student who has made a significant achievement in research and development innovation during their Mitacs-funded research.

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Postdoctoral:
Given to a postdoctoral fellow who has made a significant achievement in research and development innovation during their Mitacs-funded research
 

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.

The nomination deadline is October 2, 2017, at noon PT. To submit a nomination, please visit the nominations page. Nominations must be submitted online, using the link found at the bottom of the nomination page.

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