Applying Step skills in the real world

As a PhD student in Western University's department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Gurjeev’s research focuses on uncovering molecular mechanisms that predispose low birth weight babies to increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases in adult life.

Discovering an engaging international community via Globalink

When Zoey’s professor in China described Mitacs Globalink as an international research program that could transform her perception of the world forever, she immediately applied.  Becoming part of a global community was a lifelong dream for this passionate medicine student and she was thrilled when she received the offer to do cancer detection research with Dr. Tim Storr in the Department of Chemistry at Simon Fraser University.

Discovering “La vie en rose”

For Qiquan Shi, coming to Canada from a tiny village in Guizhou Province in China was the opportunity of a lifetime.  A 2011 Globalink student had told him about the program and he recognized it as his chance to explore the world, despite coming from an impoverished farming family.  Overcoming all obstacles, he achieved outstanding academic success at Wuhan University in China, which gained him the recognition he needed to be selected for the highly-competitive Globalink program.  It enabled him to come to Canada to do advanced research at l’École de technologie supérieure in Montreal.

Award Winner Interview: Sachin Goel

The research resulted in the creation of a strain of E-coli that can utilize sugars simultaneously to efficiently produce Biofuel.  Below is an exclusive interview with Mr. Goel, who won the Mitacs Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Research Achievement, as presented by the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway at the 2nd Annual Mitacs Awards Reception, held November 28th in Ottawa.

What is the greatest advantage you gained by participating in Mitacs Globalink?

Award Winner Interview: Oualid Haddad

The research led to the completion of a motorized incubator device that now enables researchers to observe live cells for days at a time as they are stretched under the microscope.  His work may help to cure a devastating skin blistering disease called epidermolysis bullosa simplex.  Below is an exclusive interview with Mr.

Diamond Jubilee Medals awarded

 

The commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada, and serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

Congratulations to the following:

Award Winner Interview: Lisa-Marie Collimore

The research led to the rebranding and further development of a former product which is now marketable to every elementary and secondary school in North America.  Below is an exclusive interview with Ms. Collimore, who won the Mitacs-IRAP Award for Commercialization, presented by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology and Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario at the 2nd Annual Mitacs Awards Reception, held November 28th in Ottawa.

 

Improving energy efficiency through innovative design

Rohan saw AV Nackawic’s energy-efficiency problem as the perfect opportunity to develop the practical understanding of industrial processes he was missing in his academic studies.  Rising to the challenge of troubleshooting a process problem in the heat-recovery system for AV Nackawic, Rohan drew upon everything he had learned throughout his academic career and put it to practical use – turning his abstract knowledge into concrete results.

Coming full-circle to Canada

After having come to Canada for a summer English language camp in 2010, Barbara Paes of Universidade de Brasília was always looking for opportunities to return to Canada. So when her friend told her about the Mitacs Globalink program one week before the application deadline, she hurried to apply before it was too late. Now studying at the University of British Columbia’s Brain Research Centre, Barbara has fallen in love with Canada all over again.

Bright minds bridging borders

Sreeta Gorripaty, Sisir Yalamanchili and Chaitali Joshi recently returned to India, having completed Mitacs Globalink internships in Canada, with a newfound enthusiasm for bridging the borders between India and Canada through research and education.  These high-achieving students are the future leaders of India, and therefore their connection to Canada through the Globalink program and the Minister’s visit has the potential to make a real difference for the relations between the two countries. 

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