Mitacs Globalink interns Jiacheng Wu and Jie Shu discuss their research projects and the Mitacs Globalink program on Fairchild TV's Leisure Talk.
International students account for one out of every 10 undergraduates studying at Canadian universities. Nova Scotia, often referred to as Canada’s education capital, has achieved significant success in attracting international and out-of-province students.
My own institution, Saint Mary’s University, has one of highest proportions of international students in the country. Nearly 30 per cent of our 6,400 full-time students are from abroad, creating a globalized campus with immense benefits for all students, faculty and the broader community.
Congratulations to Mitacs Globalink research interns Martha Dourado from Brazil, Wenchao Zheng from China, and Raiza Pilatowsky Grunder from Mexico, for their winning submissions in the first annual Mitacs Globalink 2013 photo contest! Globalink interns were invited to submit photos to one of three categories: “You and your university,” “You and your city,” and “You and your research.” Check out the winning category photos below.
You and your university
Ye Zheng comes to Canada from Remnin University of China’s Department of Statistics through a 12-week Mitacs Globalink internship. During her stay, she is assisting in the development of a statistical model that will analyze the spread and circulation of the HIV virus over time in Canada. This research will help to determine whether implemented health policies have been effective or not.
“Through this research internship, I have learned a lot about the various applications and software used for mapping virus genes,” Ye explains.
It was an email from her university that set Daniela Samaniego Castruita’s Mitacs Globalink application in motion. “The program caught my attention right away; after going online and reading about all of the interesting research projects, I knew I had to apply,” says Daniela.