New partnership with École Polytechnique furthers global research

Paris, France — Mitacs Chief Business Development and Partnerships Officer Eric Bosco and École Polytechnique Vice-President, Marketing and International Relations, Rachel Maguer signed a partnership agreement today that increases research collaboration between Canada and one of the top academic institutions in France.

Canada and France to expand higher education research collaboration

Ottawa, ON—Canada and France are building on a partnership to increase international research exchanges for university students in both countries through Mitacs’s programs.

The signing builds on an existing relationship established between Mitacs and Campus France in 2014, and aims to expand Mitacs research internships to university consortia and other higher education institutions in France.

Canada and the European Commission announce new research partnership

Vancouver, BC — Mitacs, a national not-for-profit research and training organization, and the European Commission, announce a new partnership to expand research opportunities for Canadian and European graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who receive funding through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program.

Mitacs and Mexico’s ITESM renew partnership for international student research

Vancouver, BC — During Universities Canada’s mission to Mexico, Mitacs, a Canadian not-for-profit research and training organization, renewed and expanded an agreement with the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), a private, multi-campus university based in Monterrey, Mexico.

A New Method for Educational Assessment, Inspired by Big Data

Are higher marks in mathematics or science indicative of higher marks in other subjects, such as reading and spelling? And conversely, are higher marks in reading or spelling indicative of higher marks in, say, mathematics?

A Framework for Travelling Fires in Structural Design

Conceptual structural design for the safety of buildings in Canada is inherently prescriptive and an unsuitable quantifier for accurate estimation of life safety. Design for fire in Canada is currently done using a standardized method that assumes that a fire will be contained within the room it started. Recent studies have developed a new methodology, travelling fire, which better approximates the behavior of fire within large areas.

High-frequency ultrasound and optical coherent tomography – application for imaging, diagnosis, and measurements on samples of soft and hard tissues

The goal of the study is to research, test and compare imaging, diagnostic, and quantitative assessment capabilities of the high-frequency ultrasound (HFU) technology and the optical coherent tomography (OCT) for dental applications. A set of samples (possibly hard and soft tissues) will be specifically prepared by the research team from the host university and then imaged, and analyzed in order to determine anatomical features and possible diseases conditions. A newly developed scanning acoustic microscope as well as a prototype of a dental ultrasonic system will be used in this study.

Accelerate International Terms and Conditions

1. Student

The participating graduate student (the “Student”) agrees to the following terms and conditions of Accelerate International (the “Program”):

2017 Mitacs Awards nominations now open

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:

Examining Higher-Order Cognition in Colombian Executives

This project is a collaboration between the University of Victoria and Tecnoquímicas S. A., an industry leader in the production of pharmaceutical and household products in South America. The goal of the project is to
psychologically characterize the executive leadership of the company (i.e., CEO’s). Specifically, the intern will utilize and further develop her expertise to help the collaborative team understand how complex cognitive factors
such as intelligence, problem solving, strategic thinking, and creativity relate to one another and predict professional achievement.