Mitacs Awards call for nominations opens

08/19/2020
Awards recognize importance of research and development in driving Canadian innovation

Vancouver, BC — Today, Mitacs opens the call for nominations for the 10th annual Mitacs Awards. These prestigious awards honour and recognize outstanding students, fellows, and professors who have participated in Mitacs programs.

Previous winners have been recognized for outstanding contributions that solve important challenges with research solutions, including conducting research to stop the spread of cancer, improving technology for brain injury assessment, and developing technology that transforms carbon dioxide into fuel.

Award recipients will be announced at an awards ceremony on November 24 in Ottawa. Should an in-person event not be possible due to COVID-19, a digital awards ceremony will take place.

Nominations for the 2020 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 on the market or soon to be commercialized.

Alejandro Adem Legacy Award for Outstanding Innovation — Indigenous*

Presented to an Indigenous student or postdoctoral fellow who has made a significant achievement in research and development during their Mitacs-funded work. Priority will be given to someone who has made a significant achievement in Indigenous innovation.

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — International

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

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Master’s

Presented to a master’s student who has made a significant achievement in research and development during their Mitacs-funded work.

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — PhD

Awarded to a PhD student who has made a significant achievement in research and development during their Mitacs-funded work.

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Postdoctoral*

Presented to a postdoctoral fellow who has made a significant achievement in research and development during their Mitacs-funded work.

Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership — Professor*

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

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

The nomination deadline is Monday, September 28, 2020, at 11 a.m. PT. To submit a nomination, please visit the nominations page. All nominations must be submitted online using the link found at the bottom of the nominations page.

 

Quick facts:

  • Mitacs is a not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada by solving business challenges with research solutions from academic institutions.
  • Mitacs is funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, the Government of British Columbia, Research Manitoba, the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Government of Ontario, Innovation PEI, the Government of Quebec, the Government of Saskatchewan, and the Government of Yukon.

Learn more:

  • For information about Mitacs and its programs, click here.

 

The 2020 Mitacs Awards are supported by Platinum Partner, Ciena and Media Partner, The Hill Times.

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