When must the partner contribution be received at Mitacs?

Invoices must be paid in full to Mitacs prior to any internship funds being sent by Mitacs to the university. Please note that all partner funds must be sent directly to Mitacs and not to the university. The funds must be received in advance of the internship start date.

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Can students take parental leave while in the program?

Yes. This should be communicated to their supervisor, organization partner and institution. The internship will be put on hold for this period of time, and the student will not be paid from their internship. Once a return date has been determined, the student will need to inform Mitacs of when they plan on returning to […]

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What happens if a project needs to be cancelled?

Mitacs Accelerate internships require the active participation of the intern, professor, and partner organization. All participants should attempt to fulfill their project obligations. If all parties are in agreement, a project or individual internship may be terminated. If one party wants to cancel the internship without other parties’ agreement, s/he must first notify them in […]

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Are the EDGE Training Courses mandatory?

To maximize your experience, we ask students to complete the Mitacs Accelerate Orientation online session to prepare them for their internship, and the Mitacs Virtual Interactions Resources online session if they have virtual partner interaction. The other online courses in the Accelerate Curriculum are skills-development courses suggested for students to support your professional development.

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Due to COVID-19, can Mitacs allow for virtual interaction with partner organizations and academic institutions?

As the landscape around COVID-19 continues to change, our priority of supporting global public health remains steadfast. In response to these unprecedented times, Mitacs is making short-term modifications to our operations. Please let us know which option below best meets your needs during the pandemic period: A) Off-site: Mitacs is allowing work to take place […]

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What is the Mid-Term survey?

The Mid-Term surveys are mid-term checks that are sent to Accelerate Interns & the partner organizations at the midpoint of each internship unit on the project, to check-in and ensure that the internship started as originally proposed, to address any issues, and to offer an opportunity for stakeholders to provide feedback to the Accelerate team […]

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Do students have to fill out a Final Report?

The final report is part of the program deliverables for interns at the end of their internship. Students should consult the onboarding information from their Accelerate Outcome email, or refer to the Responsibilities/Deliverables tab under Program Administration for more information. A final report must be submitted by the intern no later than one (1) month […]

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Where should the Final Report be sent?

Students should log in to their Accelerate e-campus on EDGE, then upload the completed Final Report there, once they have completed all required courses. Students having trouble accessing the Final Report once they’re logged in should contact accelerate@mitacs.ca.

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