Events and Conferences

Mitacs Information Session, February 4

January 29, 2013

Mitacs just received $35 million in additional funding for graduate students and postdocs. They will be coming to SFU to do an information session to help you apply for their awards.

Mitacs Information Session
Monday, February 4, 11 am-1 pm (formal presentation 11:30-12:30 pm)
IRMACS Theatre, ASB 10900, Burnaby campus

Programs and News

  1. Provincial Commercialization Voucher Program – all disciplines, all grad students and post-docs (application deadline March 15)
  2. Mitacs PhD Industry Fellowship – PhDs, and Masters continuing on to be PhDs (application deadline March 27) 
  3. New numbers, no lifetime limit: (i) Masters can do 2 internships; (ii) PhD another 6 internships; and post-docs another 6. Total: 14 
  4. New funding commitment from Federal Govt: $35M over 5 years! 

Mitacs representatives will be available to answer questions about all of their funding programs from 11-11:30 am and after 12:30 pm. The formal presentation will go from 11:30-12:30 pm. 

Live Webcast
If you can't make it to campus, the event will be webcast live via

Mitacs Step
Mitacs will also be offering their popular Step workshops at Burnaby and Surrey in February and March. Signup page:

See also: PhD student turns to Mitacs Step to help share his research ideas and patent eco-friendly prawn traps, featuring SFU PhD student Brett Favaro.

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