Universities from Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec join Mitacs to foster innovation and research in Canada

Vancouver, BC — Mitacs is pleased to announce the University of Guelph and Université Laval as new Full Partners, and the University of Winnipeg as an Associate Partner. 

Through a formal role in governance, Full and Associate universities partners inform Mitacs’ priorities and program development, while promoting alignment with their institutions. These universities bring Mitacs partners to a total of 40 institutions across the country. An additional 20 universities in Canada benefit from Mitacs programs as Honorary Partners.

The University of Guelph and Université Laval were previously Associate Partners and have elevated their partnership status this year.


Alejandro Adem, CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs

“We are honoured to announce our new partnerships with the University of Guelph, Université Laval, and the University of Winnipeg. Through Mitacs programs, their students, postdocs, and faculty will have access to research collaborations where they can gain new professional skills, expand their networks, and connect with potential employers.”

Malcolm Campbell, Vice-President, Research, University of Guelph

“There is great power in working together, which is why we are delighted to be joining Mitacs. The University of Guelph already excels at creating productive partnerships with industry, government, and the non-profit sectors to turn knowledge into action. Joining Mitacs gives us the tools to do even more.” 

Marie Audette, Assistant Vice-President, Research and Creation, Université Laval

“Université Laval is very pleased to join the ranks of Mitacs’ Full Partners. This partnership will allow us to intensify our rewarding collaborations, as witnessed by the Mitacs Master’s Award for Outstanding Innovation. It was recently awarded  to one of our Electrical Engineering students, Gabriel Gagnon-Turcotte, who developed a revolutionary new device for use in studies of the brain in collaboration with Doric Lenses Inc. The numerous opportunities that will be available for students and postdoctoral fellows to provide experiences abroad or in various practical environments will contribute to helping them develop sought-after skills in the spirit of openness and innovation.”

Jino Distasio, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, University of Winnipeg

“The University of Winnipeg is looking forward to building a strong relationship with Mitacs. Becoming an Associate Partner allows us to take full advantage of the opportunities for researchers across all disciplines to collaborate with industry and government and to work with students from around the world.”

Quick facts:

  • Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 16 years.
  • Working with 60 universities and thousands of companies across the country, Mitacs builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
  • Mitacs programs are financially supported by the Government of Canada and all 10 provincial governments.
  • Mitacs has international partnerships with 10 countries, aligning with the priorities of government and university partners.