Fulbright Canada and Mitacs foster international research exchange

05/03/2019
Partnership provides two-way research opportunities for students from Canada and the U.S.

Vancouver, BC — Dr. Michael Hawes, CEO of Fulbright Canada, and Dr. Alejandro Adem, CEO of Mitacs, are pleased to announce the Fulbright Canada – Mitacs Globalink Research program to support student mobility and educational exchange between Canada and the United States of America. This partnership will leverage Mitacs’s expertise in supporting research-based innovation and Fulbright Canada’s standing as a global leader in the international academic exchange and public diplomacy space.

The Fulbright Canada – Mitacs Globalink Research program aims to give students the opportunity to grow, both academically and professionally, through participation in world-class research projects and exposure to major industry players in their fields of study.

Over the next three years, this partnership will bring up to 75 senior undergraduate students from the United States to conduct research in Canada. Starting in May 2020, the first cohort of students will spend 12 weeks at Canadian universities focusing on research projects under the supervision of faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.

This partnership will expand to bring graduate-level researchers to Canada, while simultaneously establishing bilateral mobility in the program between the United States and Canada. In addition, it will see students apply their specialized expertise to business challenges through research internships.

"Fulbright Canada is pleased to join forces with Mitacs, an organization that shares our commitment to investing in our best and brightest young scholars and researchers," said Dr. Michael Hawes, CEO of Fulbright Canada. “This new partnership will provide exciting opportunities for sharing ideas, innovations, and knowledge between our two great nations.”

“Mitacs is proud and privileged to be partnering with Fulbright Canada to give new research opportunities to students,” said Mitacs CEO, Dr. Alejandro Adem. “Together, we are encouraging the exchange of research knowledge and innovations between Canada and the U.S. for the benefit of both our economies and societies.”

“When we pool our knowledge, talent, and aspirations, we can achieve amazing results. The United States and Canada have seen this time and time again through our space collaboration and other joint research projects. The Fulbright Canada – Mitacs Globalink Research program will build bridges between the next generation of American and Canadian researchers to advance scientific knowledge and new technologies that improve our lives and build our economy,” said U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft.

Fulbright, the most widely recognized and prestigious international exchange program in the world, is a public sector–private sector partnership dedicated to the principles of mutual understanding and academic excellence. Fulbright Canada is a binational, treaty-based, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to identify the best and brightest minds in both countries and engage them in residential academic exchange.

Mitacs is a not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada by solving business challenges with research solutions from the best academic institutions at home and around the world. For over 20 years, Mitacs has worked with federal and provincial governments to build partnerships that support industrial and social innovation.

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From left: Dr. Alejandro Adem, CEO of Mitacs, and Dr. Michael Hawes, CEO of Fulbright Canada, shake hands to recognize the Fulbright Canada – Mitacs Globalink Research program to support student mobility and educational exchange between the US and Canada.

 

 


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