Mitacs, Queen’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering partner on Mitacs graduate internship program

Mitacs, a national research and training network, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Queen’s University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide enhanced industrial research experience to Queen’s graduate students.

Under the terms of the MOU, the organizations will offer 125 joint academia-industry Mitacs Accelerate internships over the next five years to graduate students at Queen’s ECE. The partnership will assist in the recruitment of high-caliber graduate students and the bringing together of research collaborations between the department and companies to further the development and innovation within the Queen’s ECE Master of Engineering program.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our students. Now, as part of their graduate degrees, they will be able to spend time working directly with industry on a technical problem that is relevant to their training,” said Michael Greenspan, Department Head for Electrical and Computer Engineering. “This is truly a win for the companies too, as will have access to our emerging talent pool.”

“We are pleased to establish a five-year partnership with the Queen’s ECE Department to embed Mitacs Accelerate into their Masters of Engineering program,” said Eric Bosco, Chief Business Development & Partnerships Officer for Mitacs. “We look forward to working closely with students, administrators and faculty alike to further enhance the graduate experience through increased industrial collaborations.”


About the Queen’s University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen’s University is recognized for its excellence nationally and internationally. The department comprises 217 undergraduate student, 132 graduate students, 24 faculty, 11 cross-appointed faculty and 8 staff. Its world-class research groups include Communications, Computer and Software Engineering, Microelectronics, Electromagnetics and Photonics, Power Electronics and Biomedical and Intelligent Systems. For more information, contact Grier Owen at grier.owen(at)

About Mitacs

Through unique research and training programs, Mitacs is developing the next generation of innovators with vital scientific and business skills. In partnership with companies, government and academia, Mitacs is supporting a new economy using Canada’s most valuable resource – its people. For more information on Mitacs, please visit or contact Megan Airton-Cindric  at mairton(at)