Mitacs Globalink interns Jiacheng Wu and Jie Shu discuss their research projects and the Mitacs Globalink program on Fairchild TV's Leisure Talk.
An up-and-coming Waterloo researcher has been presented with a prestigious award recognizing his outstanding achievement of accelerating the time-consuming and tedious process of measuring fatty acid and cholesterol content in food and tissue samples, a necessary step required to comply with mandated food labelling regulations in Canada.
An up-and-coming Halifax researcher has been presented with a prestigious award recognizing his outstanding innovation of creating a miniature, low-cost, high-resolution ultrasound probe that is helping to advance important clinical research.
Andre Bezanson, a 26-year-old PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie University, was awarded the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation – PhD following a nomination by Halifax-based Daxsonics Ultrasound Inc., a state-of-the art ultrasound technology company.
A UBC masters student has beat out hundreds of other academics to win a major national research award for her work around genetics and mental health.
Emily Morris won the masters Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation. Connecting forward-thinking researchers with partner organizations, Mitacs recognizes five students at different academic levels each year.
University of British Columbia researcher Emily Morris is being recognized nationally
for her work in linking stigmatized attitudes toward mental illness by medical professionals with a higher risk of psychiatric disorders in patients with a rare genetic condition.
“I feel very honoured and privileged to be receiving it,” Morris, 28, said of the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation-Masters that she will receive in Ottawa on Tuesday. “It was a happy surprise.”
University of B.C. researcher Emily Morris is being recognized nationally for her work in linking stigmatized attitudes toward mental illness by medical professionals with a higher risk of psychiatric disorders in patients with a rare genetic condition.
"I feel very honoured and privileged to be receiving it," said the 28-year-old Morris of the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation - Masters that she will receive in Ottawa on Tuesday. "It was a happy surprise."
Halifax Chronicle-Herald - Big leap in imaging tiny things; Dalhousie researcher's ultrasound innovation wins national award
Medical researchers should have more money for actual research because of a Dalhousie University student's work on a new high-resolution ultrasound probe.
While there are probes available that use electromagnetic motors, Andre Bezanson came up with a way of using piezoelectric actuators instead. They are commonly used for things like the autofocus on digital cameras.
By using them, Bezanson said, the cost of ultrasound equipment for research can be reduced from about $450,000 to $150,000.
Industrial and academic labs are saving time and money these days, thanks to Adam Metherel's innovation.
Metherel, a 32-year-old post-doctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo, is receiving an award this week to recognize his work on an innovation that improved the time-consuming and tedious process of measuring fatty acids and cholesterol in food and tissue samples.