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Mitacs, a national research and training network, and SIM-one, the Ontario Simulation Network, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will see the organizations work together to enhance research connections between the members of the healthcare simulation community.
SIM-one and Mitacs, through the Mitacs Accelerate program, will connect healthcare simulation companies with faculty and graduate students at Canadian universities. SIM-one network members will not only be eligible for the research funding available through Mitacs Accelerate, but also an additional $5,000 from SIM-one for projects that focus on healthcare simulation tool/technology research and innovation with at least one partner applicant from Ontario.
“There is tremendous potential for innovation in healthcare simulation in Ontario and I am very excited that this partnership will help simulation developers access some of the brightest minds from our universities,” said Dr. Tim Willett, Director of Research & Development, SIM-one.
”The partnership with Mitacs and SIM-one will help to further the development of new health simulation tools and technology, an exciting and dynamic research area for companies, patients, researchers and educators,” said Arvind Gupta, CEO and Scientific Director of Mitacs. “Enhancing connections between all parties through Mitacs Accelerate is a win-win for Ontario and, indeed, all of Canada.”
The new joint initiative will be launched the week of November 18th, 2013. For more information on this initiative including eligibility, click here.
SIM-one—Ontario Simulation Network—is a not-for-profit organization that connects the simulation community, facilities, resources and services across the Province of Ontario. SIM-one advocates for and advances simulated learning in health professions education for the benefit of patient care and patient safety. Fully supported by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC), SIM-one’s vision is to further position Ontario as the global leader in healthcare simulation.For more information on SIM-one, please visit www.SIM-one.ca or contact John Gilson at Communications(at)SIM-one.ca or at 416-506-1433 ext.201.
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 www.mitacs.ca or contact Megan Airton-Cindric, Director of Communications, at mairton(at)mitacs.ca or at 604-822-3982.