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.
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.
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.
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.
Ottawa, ON — The signing of today’s agreement between University of Ottawa and Mitacs creates the opportunity for 450 students to conduct international research. With $2.7 million in funding from the Globalink Research Awards, 300 senior undergraduate, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows from University of Ottawa will be able to pursue research exchanges abroad, while 150 international students will be able to conduct research at the university.
Vancouver, BC — Capitalizing on five years of research-collaboration success, Mitacs and Inria renewed their partnership originally signed in 2014. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) supports two-way international research opportunities for graduate researchers at Canadian universities and at eight Inria Research Centres in France.
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.
Pesticide application in crops has been considered a potential cause of bat population declines in Europe. However, no research on this topic has been conducted in tropical agrosystems, where the use of pesticides is extensive and bat diversity is higher. Considering that insectivorous bats can eat more than 90% of their body mass every night, species that hunt preferentially in crops could be highly exposed to pesticides through their prey. This study seeks to determine the sublethal effects of pesticides on bat species foraging in or near crops.
As our population ages, the burden of dementia is growing. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia; currently we do not have any disease-modifying treatments for AD. There is motivation to better understand the mechanisms of AD development and expression to control the burden of disease.
Frailty is related to neuropathological features of AD (i.e. plaques and tangles) and clinical dementia. Frailty and AD-type dementia share many risk factors and clinical features.