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Vancouver, BC – Mitacs Full Partner Simon Fraser University marks its 50th birthday this year. Since 2008, Simon Fraser University and Mitacs have partnered to provide experiential learning opportunities to students and postdocs through the Mitacs Accelerate, Elevate, Globalink, and Step programs.
Mitacs and SFU have collaborated on hundreds of projects:
In addition, 1,366 SFU students have attended Mitacs Step workshops, which train graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in essential interpersonal, project management, and entrepreneurial skills. Since 2012, 36 Step workshops have been offered at the university.
The delivery of Mitacs programs occurs with the support and partnership of Simon Fraser University, the Government of British Columbia, and the Government of Canada. Over the past seven years, a total investment value of almost $10.5 million has been sent to the university.
Alejandro Adem, CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs
“Mitacs offers our warmest congratulations to Simon Fraser University on celebrating their 50th anniversary. SFU plays a vital role in the country’s innovation landscape and I look forward to building on our shared achievements as we look ahead to the 2015–2016 academic year.”
Joy Johnson, Vice-President, Research, Simon Fraser University
“On the occasion of our 50th anniversary, we acknowledge the many partners who have contributed to our current standing as Canada’s most engaged university. For close to a decade, SFU and Mitacs have worked together to connect researchers and students with industry, create opportunities for discovery, and inspire research-based innovation. Our relationship will continue to be valued for many years to come for the benefit it brings to British Columbians.”
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