Post Event Blog: Exploring Career Development Opportunities with Mitacs

Ottawa’s S2BN Chapter kicked off an exciting fall season with a focus on exploring career opportunities offered through Mitacs with Ottawa Business Development Specialist, Dr. Dan Madularu. Dr. Madularu provided a brief introduction on Mitacs, a non-profit organization focused on building partnerships between academia and industry, and highlighted key programs offered through Mitacs, such as ‘Accelerate’, ‘Elevate’ and ‘Globalink’. Throughout the evening, attendees had the opportunity to ask Dr. Madularu questions, while also learning about new training opportunities offered.

If you were unable to attend the event, but wish you had the chance, S2BN Ottawa has you covered! We’ve comprised a list of key takeaways from the event below:

Key Takeaways:

  • To identify potential industry partners, explore the ‘Projects’ section of the Mitacs website:

  • Explore available internship opportunities here:

  • ‘Accelerate’ competitions are not restricted to a deadline– apply at any time

  • The next ‘Elevate’ competition will be announced in November 2018

  • Accelerate industry partners must be Canadian companies OR companies with a Canadian base (e.g. R&D facility located in Canada)

  • Elevate industry partners must be located within the same province as the university hosting the applicant.

  • The new ‘Accelerate International’ program supports internship opportunities in international companies:

  • ‘Globalink’ supports training abroad through 16-24 week internships:

For more information on Mitacs, check out their website:

If you’re a trainee in Ottawa interested in pursuing an internship opportunity through Mitacs, or have questions regarding Mitacs programs, contact Dr. Dan Madularu (

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Dr. Madularu's presentation

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