Mitacs announces six new university partners

Vancouver, BC — Mitacs is pleased to announce Université de Sherbrooke, University of Windsor, and University of Regina as new Full academic partners; and Lakehead University, Université Laval, and Université de Moncton as Associate academic partners. 

Through a formal role in governance, Full and Associate universities partners inform Mitacs’ priorities and program development, while promoting alignment with their institutions. These universities bring Mitacs membership to 40 institutions across the country. An additional 20 universities in Canada benefit from Mitacs programs as Honourary partners.

Université de Sherbrooke and University of Windsor were previously Associate members and have elevated their memberships this year.


Dr. Alejandro Adem, CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs

“We are honoured and pleased to announce our partnership with these six Canadian universities. Through Mitacs Accelerate, their students, postdocs, and faculty will have direct access to research collaborations where they can gain new professional skills, expand their networks, and connect with potential employers. In addition, they will benefit from sharing international perspectives through Mitacs Globalink, our two-way student mobility program.”

 Dr. David Malloy, Vice-President (Research), University of Regina

“Supporting our research enterprise is a key priority identified in the University of Regina’s new strategic plan and joining Mitacs as a full partner allows us to explore new research opportunities across all disciplines. Our scholars are extending our research impact and helping the Province of Saskatchewan build its international reputation as a leader in innovation. Becoming a full partner with Mitacs allows us to take advantage of additional supports and opportunities for innovation and collaboration with industry, government, and non-government organizations to build on this success.”

Jacques Beauvais, Vice-President, Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Université de Sherbrooke

“The collaboration with Mitacs is important to the Université de Sherbrooke. This partnership allows us to consolidate research groups at the university and to train highly qualified specialists at the master’s, doctorate, and postdoctorate levels. By doing so, Mitacs is helping provide our young Quebec researchers with programs that will allow them to grow, develop their network, and gain greater skills in key sectors of the Canadian economy.”

Dr. Michael Siu, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, University of Windsor

“The University of Windsor is delighted to become a full Mitacs Partner. Our research community has benefitted tremendously from its Associate Partnership with Mitacs over the last couple of years and we look forward to building on this success in the future.”

Quick facts:

  • Mitacs is a national not-for-profit organization that develops the next generation of innovators with vital professional skills through unique research and training programs.
  • Mitacs Accelerate connects companies with research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business challenges. In 2014–2015, Mitacs supported almost 3,200 Accelerate internships.
  • Mitacs Globalink offers two-way mobility opportunities between Canada and Mitacs partner countries for both undergraduate and graduate students. In the summer of 2015, Mitacs Globalink matched 750 international senior undergraduates with Canadian faculty for 12-week research projects.