Mitacs Awards nominations open; two new categories for 2019

08/22/2019
Brightest up-and-coming research stars to be honoured during annual innovation ceremony, Nov. 26.

Vancouver, BC – Mitacs is pleased to welcome nominations for the 9th annual Mitacs Awards, honours that recognize outstanding students, fellows, and professors who have participated in the Mitacs Accelerate, Elevate, and Globalink programs.

Previous winners have been recognized for outstanding contributions that improve lives, including: research conducted to stop cancer metastasis, technology to improve brain-injury assessment, and technology that transforms carbon dioxide into fuel.

New for 2019, Mitacs announces two categories, the Indigenous and International awards, to be presented during the ceremony in Ottawa, Nov. 26.

Nominations for the 2019 awards are now open for the following categories:

 

Mitacs & NRC–IRAP Award for Commercialization:

Awarded to an intern for a research idea that has been, or will soon be, commercialized.

 

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Indigenous:

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

 

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — International:

Given to an international student who has made a significant achievement in research and development through their Mitacs-funded Globalink or Accelerate International internship.

 

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 research.

 

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — PhD:

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

 

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Postdoctoral:

Awarded to a postdoctoral fellow who has made a significant achievement in research and development 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 Sept. 30, 12pm 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.

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Quick facts:

  • Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 20 years to support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
  • Mitacs’s research internship programs connect graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with industry and not-for-profit partners for collaborations supervised by faculty.
  • Mitacs acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada, along with Alberta Innovates, 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, the Government of Prince Edward Island, the Government of Quebec, and the Government of Saskatchewan.

 

Learn more:

  • For information about Mitacs and its programs, click here

 

The 2019 Mitacs Awards are supported by Platinum Supporter Ciena, in conjunction with event supporter, the National Research Council, and media partner, the Hill Times.

 

 


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