Federal Budget 2017: Targeted investment in work-integrated learning

Ottawa, ON — March 22, 2017 — The Government of Canada announced $221 million in funding over five years to renew and expand Mitacs programs. This investment in Mitacs’ work-integrated learning programs will help deliver 10,000 internships per year to post-secondary students.

The funding will deploy top talent from Canadian post-secondary institutions to businesses and not-for-profit organizations — helping students develop skills to launch their careers, while also helping companies innovate and compete globally.

Mitacs releases Target 10,000: Talent, Ideas, Networks, a five-year strategic plan

Vancouver, BC — Mitacs, a national not-for-profit research and training organization, has released a new five-year strategic plan. Target 10,000: Talent, Ideas, Networks follows an extensive engagement process with stakeholders in academia, industry, the not-for-profit sector, and government, and reflects Mitacs’ commitment to enhancing innovation in Canada.

Biotechnology partnership transforms safety in blood donation processing

From there, new protocols for screening and handling blood products were enacted to prevent the spread of these diseases through blood donation programs.

Over 30 years later, infectious diseases such as Zika and West Nile virus pose new challenges for the safety of blood donation around the world; however, a partnership between a multidisciplinary team of researchers at Université Laval, Quebec-based Phytronix, and international biotechnology firm Waters Corporation could revolutionize screening technology for donated blood products.

Western Economic Diversification Canada: Government Partners with Mitacs to Support Growth of Western Businesses

Vancouver, BC – Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $1,562,000 in funding to Mitacs, which will support economic growth and facilitate high-value partnerships between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and small businesses in Western Canada.