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Ottawa, ON — As a result of the recent Government of Canada announcement of $9 billion to support post-secondary students during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mitacs will steward $40 million to those enrolled in colleges and universities across Canada.
The government funds will provide 5,000 new internship opportunities for college and university students, including those supporting Canada’s small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mitacs has launched several new initiatives to drive research and development to battle the virus and mitigate its aftermath:
“Mitacs is proud to be trusted by the Government of Canada to steward funds to support student opportunities in light of COVID-19. Post-secondary researchers are critical to solving the challenges at hand, and students are crucial for Canada’s future economic recovery,” says John Hepburn, Mitacs CEO and Scientific Director.
Government of Canada backgrounder: Support for Students and Recent Graduates Impacted by COVID-19
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