Concordia University and Mitacs announce new partnership for international research

Agreement to strengthen research collaborations between the university and its international research partners

Montreal, QC—Mitacs, a national not-for-profit research and training organization, and Concordia University announce a new partnership that will provide funding for international research internships for senior undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

Through the Mitacs Globalink program, 50 students at Concordia University can participate in 12- to 24-week research projects, jointly supervised by faculty at Concordia and at a partner university. One of the goals of the initiative is to co-fund specific projects in strategic research areas of interest to Concordia.

In addition, 30 students and postdocs from universities in partner countries can come to Canada to conduct research projects at Concordia. The researchers will have opportunities to refine their skills in new environments, gain cultural fluency, and expand their professional networks.

The agreement was signed by Eric Bosco, Chief Business Development and Partnerships Officer, Mitacs; and Christophe Guy, Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies, Concordia University.


Eric Bosco, Chief Business Development and Partnerships Officer, Mitacs

“Today’s agreement is an important step toward providing students at Concordia University with new opportunities to engage in international research. This partnership signifies Mitacs, Concordia, and the Province of Quebec’s shared commitment to talent development and economic growth through international research.”

Christophe Guy, Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies, Concordia University
“Developing expertise through stimulating, hands-on experiences – both at home and abroad – is so important to a research-based education. Through this new agreement with Mitacs, Concordia will enhance its capacity to provide students with an invaluable foundation in methods and methodology, which will ultimately lead them to be better professionals and contributors to society.”

Quick facts:

  • Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for more than 19 years.
  • Working with more than 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, Mitacs builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
  • Funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec and Canadian universities, the Mitacs Globalink program offers two-way mobility opportunities between Canada and Mitacs partner countries for undergraduate and graduate students.



  • For information about Mitacs and our programs, see
  • For a full list of countries supporting travel and research opportunities from Canada through Mitacs Globalink visit



In photo from left to right:

Amanda Rossi, Business Development Specialist, Mitacs; Lissa Matyas, Vice President, International Partnerships, Mitacs; Christophe Guy, Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies, Concordia University; Paula Wood-Adams, Dean of Graduate Studies, Concordia University; Jean-Philippe Valois, Business Development Director, Mitacs; Eric Bosco, Chief Business Development and Partnerships Officer, Mitacs; Omar Graja, Mitacs Globalink Graduate Fellow; Alan Shepherd, President and Vice-Chancellor, Concordia University; Graham Carr, Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs, Concordia University; Jesse Vincent-Herscovici, Vice President, Business Development, Mitacs; Kim Bergeron, Director, Partnerships and Legal, Mitacs; Nadia Bhuiyan, Vice-Provost, Partnerships and Experiential Learning, Concordia University



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