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Vancouver, BC — Mitacs’ Accelerate and Elevate programs are advancing research in Canada and providing grad students and postdocs with the professional skills they need to transition to the job market determined a longitudinal survey released this week. Of the university professors surveyed, an overwhelming 92 percent reported they would recommend the programs.
Mitacs’ Accelerate program pairs graduate students from Canadian universities with companies for research internships, while Mitacs’ Elevate program provides research management training for postdocs as they undertake two-year research projects with partner organizations.
Improved graduate training
Outcomes for partners
Alejandro Adem, CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs
“Mitacs is committed to continually improving our programs so we can deliver the best possible outcomes for all our partners. This survey indicates Mitacs’ Accelerate and Elevate programs facilitate R&D, commercialization, and career advancement through industry-academia collaboration. In addition, we’re pleased to report that these partnerships continue to grow after the completion of the Mitacs projects.”
The Mitacs Accelerate and Elevate Outcomes: Supervisors Survey collected data from supervisors who participated in the Accelerate and Elevate programs. The survey reached out to 2,127 supervisors. Five hundred twenty-eight respondents completed the questionnaire, providing a 25 percent complete response rate. Mitacs is committed to exploring ways to measure the impacts from its programs for the benefit of the Canadian public.