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.
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.
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.
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.
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