Research carried out by kinesiologist Heather Wright of the University of Ottaw apromises to shed light on the impact of extreme heat on older miners.
Commissioned by Vale and funded in part through the Mitacs –Accelerate research internship program, the study may influence guidelines dictating a miner’s exposure to extreme heat, the frequency and number of breaks they should take and acceptable levels of core temperature.
Just one of four PhD graduates becomes a professor, which begs the question of how to capitalize on the talents of those not headed for academia.
One answer, many believe, is internships at the master's, doctoral and postdoctoral level. Such programs give young scholars an early taste of working in industry and help Canadian companies boost research and development activities.
In the fall of 2010, Ben Moore paced the halls of Victoria General Hospital as an worry-ridden dad whose newborn daughter was suffering complications. He lived outside of the neonatal intensive care unit for two months, and noticed - as a telecommunications engineer and a guy who owned a smartphone - that communication between patients, nurses and doctors seemed unnervingly outdated.
KITCHENER - A program that matches graduate student interns to businesses looking to develop new products or improve efficiency has received an $8.4-million funding boost from the Ontario government. The money for the Mitacs Accelerate program will help businesses across the province hire about 1,400 graduate students for four-month internships over the next two years.
Academic and research institutions are crucial to driving Canada’s innovation economy—that’s why governments across the country offer over 2000 funding programs supporting this sector.
It is often said that governments don't create jobs—that is the role of the private sector. But governments can indeed support innovators and B.C.'s burgeoning technology sector is a prime example.
Michael Gilbert is waging a war on bedbugs.
And he's winning. The president and chief scientific officer of the British Columbia biotech start-up SemiosBio has figured out how to keep the pesky parasites at bay without resorting to toxic pesticides. SemiosBio uses pheromones, chemicals that insects secrete to communicate with each other - signalling an alarm, an attraction or communicating some other message - to keep bedbugs off luggage and other modes of transport that can spread bedbugs between even the swankiest of five-star hotels.
WHEN OLGA HRYTSENKO was finishing up her PhD in biology, the Ukraine native began looking for work in her field. But every job that piqued her interest required industry experience.
“Every single open position required industrial experience, but how do you get industrial experience no one will hire you?” Hrytsenko asked in an interview Thursday.
Then the Dalhousie University graduate discovered Mitacs, a national not-for-profit research and training organization that plays matchmaker between recent graduates and local companies.
It’s a common issue—a business is faced with a nagging problem that requires research in order to solve, but doesn’t have the resources or the in-house knowledge to move forward. Enter Mitacs-Accelerate, a research internship program that makes it as easy as possible for businesses to connect with a graduate student who can work on the issue.
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