New research on Bohemian queens wins master’s student Mitacs Award

Sophie Charron’s childhood interest in the queens of Europe drove her to pursue a master's degree in Medieval Studies. Working under Professor Shami Ghosh at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies, Charron’s highly original research focuses on the queens and noblewomen of medieval Bohemia.  

New Canada-India partnership supports student mobility in the water management, infrastructure, and public health sectors

Vancouver, BC — Today, Mitacs and IC-IMPACTS (the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability) have signed a three-year agreement to support research collaborations in sectors of mutual interest, including integrated water management, safe and sustainable infrastructure, and public health.

Mitacs–CNRS create new opportunities for researchers in Canada and France

Vancouver, BC — Today, Mitacs and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) signed a five-year agreement that creates international mobility opportunities for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and France. This is the first partnership between the organizations. 

The Government of Canada and Mitacs announce $2.5M in funding for student internships to drive innovation

Ottawa, ON — Today, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Mitacs announced they are investing $2.5 million over five years, to support 250 graduate and post-graduate student internships to support the NRC’s Challenge and Supercluster support programs.

South Africa’s National Research Foundation formalises partnership with Mitacs

Vancouver, BC — Mitacs is pleased to launch a formal partnership with South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF), which will support South African and Canadian doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows at host-country research and industry institutions.

This initiative effectively launches the NRF’s Industry Partnership Strategy which aims to develop highly qualified personnel by fostering collaborative training opportunities with industry, promoting joint research, and encouraging a culture of collaborative networks with industry across the globe.

Mitacs-Max Planck Society agreement expands Canada-Germany collaboration

Vancouver, BC — Mitacs is pleased to announce a three-year agreement with Germany’s Max Planck Society (MPG) to create research exchange opportunities for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.

Canada-Israel partnership strengthens research connections

Vancouver, BC — Mitacs and the Council for Higher Education of Israel (CHE) signed an agreement that creates international mobility opportunities for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and Israel. This is the first partnership between the organizations.

Researching how algorithms ‘fail’ at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

During her undergrad studies at the University of Calgary, Taylor Markham found her passion for mathematics and how cryptography demonstrates the use of mathematical concepts in everyday life applications.

In 2019, she was the first Faculty of Science student at the University of Calgary to apply for the Mitacs Globalink Research Award. Through this program, Markham spent her final summer as an undergrad student conducting research at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, where she was supervised by Annie Carter in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Brazil-Canada partnership creates opportunities for research and innovation

Vancouver, BC, August 11, 2020 — As the world starts to look to the post-COVID-19 future, Mitacs is pleased to announce an international research mobility agreement with the Araucária Foundation, the Brazilian research support foundation in the State of Paraná.

Mitacs and the Araucária Foundation’s three-year partnership will support 150 undergraduate, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows from both countries. Participants will join academic and industrial research internships under the supervision of faculty members of Canadian and Brazilian universities.

What do researchers do when stuck abroad? Work on a COVID-19 vaccine

When Gurudeeban Selvaraj and Satyavani Kaliamurthi came to Canada in 2019, they had no idea they would be creating both a preventative vaccine and a curing drug to address the millennium’s biggest pandemic.