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Mitacs: News & Opportunities

Title: Mitacs News & Opportunities
The Office of Research Services has received the following information which we are forwarding to our e-mail list members:

September 2016
Welcome to the Mitacs newsletter.


2016 Mitacs Awards
Join us in Ottawa on November 14, 2016, to celebrate the outstanding Canadian researchers furthering growth and innovation. Register today


Create international research networks
Get travel funding for research with universities abroad.
Apply by November 9, 2016
Get research experience with non-academic partners
Mitacs Accelerate supports collaborations between researchers and partner organizations for four months or longer. Apply any time
Increase your employability
Mitacs Step offers skills training to grad students and postdocs. Workshops are available online and on campus. Register today
Do research with international industry
Travel abroad for an industry research project through the Globalink Partnership Award. Apply any time


Mitacs announces year-end highlights for fiscal 2015–2016
Last year, Mitacs delivered 3,785 collaborative research internships with universities and industry, trained close to 5,800 students and postdocs, and facilitated 967 international research collaborations, representing $67.9 million in funding toward innovation projects.

New leader to bring public- and private-sector experience to innovation mandate
Diane Gray is appointed as the new chair of Mitacs’ board of directors. Gray replaces outgoing chair Brad Bennett.

University professors critical to supporting new era of innovation in Canada
Leading Canadian academics convened at Congress 2016 to discuss the professor’s role in preparing the next generation of innovators.

University graduates need skills and training to succeed in changing economy
Mitacs’ policy forum, Talent for Innovation: Harnessing Canada’s Research Advantage, brought researchers, innovators, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and policy-makers together to examine the skills that graduates need to succeed in a changing economy.

Mitacs and Genome Canada announce innovative genomic projects
Improvements in cancer treatment, bioremediation, and oil and gas exploration are expected from partnerships between researchers and industry.
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