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Quebec City, QC – Mitacs, a national not-for-profit research and training organization, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Government of Canada’s health research investment agency, announce a new partnership to provide internship opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the health sector.
The partnership, announced today at the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies annual conference in Quebec City, supports collaborative projects and hands-on training for academic researchers. Initiatives include:
Through the Mitacs-CIHR partnership, researchers will gain hands-on research experience with health-related industries, including clinical research, biotech, IT, and health management.
Alejandro Adem, CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs
“Mitacs’ partnership with CIHR highlights the importance of training and research opportunities for graduate students and postdocs who want to accelerate their careers in the health field. Our collaboration with CIHR will advance innovation in our health care system and, by extension, the well-being of all Canadians.”
Michel Perron, Executive Vice-President, External Affairs and Business Development, CIHR
“CIHR is very pleased to partner with Mitacs to develop new and creative training opportunities for the next generation of Canadian health researchers. By encouraging these talented trainees to apply their skills to health industry settings, these opportunities have the potential to take their careers, and research, in exciting new directions.”
Jonathan Lai, Mitacs intern and Health System Impact fellow, McGill University
“The Mitacs-CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship allows me to work in real world health policy issues. Bridging my research knowledge with community needs allows me to direct my work in a meaningful and impactful way.”