Fatimat Almentina Ramos Shidi travelled from Prince George to France to discover answers to some complex questions.
A recent Master of Science – Biochemistry graduate from the University of Northern British Columbia, Shidi pursued the opportunity to study abroad due to the Mitacs Globalink Research Award. She is the first UNBC student to receive this award.
The award provides $6,000 in funding for senior undergraduate and graduate students in Canada to conduct 12-24 week research studies at universities abroad.
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.
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.
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.
Critical systems such as transportation systems require a high level of safety that can only be achieved with formal proof. Such formal proofs are typically expressed in some logic that can be verified by theorem provers. The diversity of theorem provers and logics has a negative consequence: the same theorem is proved many times and it is difficult for these systems to co-operate, because they do not implement the same logic. Logical frameworks are a class of theorem provers that overcome this issue by providing a generic framework in which we can represent and specify various logics.
My project focuses on a particular kind of massive star that are surrounded by disks called B-emission (Be) stars. These objects
are ideal laboratories for studying disks. Massive stars can spew out a thousand times more energy per second than our Sun and
because the disk is formed from gas launched from the star, they are not shrouded in dust like star forming regions where we find
disks. They are also numerous hundreds of Be stars exist right in our own galaxy!
Despite decades of study we still dont know why the disk forms and this is the major puzzle in this field of research.
In recent years technological developments have created a new paradigm where data can be obtained easily and with less effort than in the past. This shift is often called Big Data, and its effects can be seen as in many different fields. This proposal follows the same vein, and focusses on taking advantage of the increasing prevalence of connected devices.
World population is expected to increase between 8 and 11 billion people by 2050. This growth will be accompanied by an increasing demand in food. Additionally, climate change is expected to have consequences on crop productivity because there will be changes in temperature and precipitation patterns. For that reason, there is an increasing concern over food security and farmers must make use of all available technologies to meet future food needs but also make sure that the environmental impact is reduced.