Mitacs CEO named one of 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians

Toronto, ON – Mitacs CEO and Scientific Director Alejandro Adem was selected as one of the 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians, last night by the Hispanic Business Alliance.

The ninth annual awards recognized influential Hispanic Canadians based major achievements, awards, education, entrepreneurship, and community support.  Other winners were from Alberta and Ontario and represented a range of industries and trades, including automotive, banking, firefighting, journalism, musical arts, and publishing.

As CEO and Scientific Director of Mitacs, Adem is at the forefront of Canadian innovation. From aerospace systems to childhood literacy rates, Mitacs-funded research helps to strengthen connections, improve economic performance, and create jobs across the country. Last year, Mitacs supported more than 3,000 research internships, trained 6,000 student and postdoc career-skills participants, and supported over  500 international research collaborations.

Adem is considered a foremost researcher in group cohomology. Since 2005, he has worked as a professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia. Born in Mexico City, Adem relocated to Canada in 2004.

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Mitacs CEO Alejandro Adem with Canadian-Hispanic Business Alliance Director, Mauricio Ospina.

Photo: Canadian-Hispanic Business Alliance Director, Mauricio Ospina, with Mitacs CEO and Scientific Director, Alejandro Adem.