2015 Mitacs Postdoctoral Award for Outstanding Innovation: Pamela Ovadje, University of WindsorPamela Ovadje, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of Windsor is the recipient of the Mitacs Postdoctoral Award for Outstanding Innovation.
Postcard from India: Graduate student studies how 400,000 rural fishers adapt to climate changeMy research showed that this particular village is being negatively affected by factors like lack of fishing space, reduction in daily income, conflict with a nearby village, and lack of communication between fisher villages.
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Sensitizing compounds for cancer-treating viruses find new use in vaccine productionRozanne’s research into vaccine production attracted the interest of new industry partners. As a result, a new Mitacs Elevate fellow at the University of Ottawa is now furthering her research into viral sensitizers and vaccine production.
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Developing water-tight solutions for Quebec’s construction industryCompanies like Les Enduits STEF stepped in to fill the gap by developing water-tight membranes and coatings that could be applied to a house’s exterior during construction. In need of a research-based solution, the company was introduced to a postdoctoral fellow from the Université de Sherbrooke to do the job.
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Postcard from India: UBC student investigates social and cultural change in Buddhist artIn discussions with my supervisor, I learned about the deep cultural histories of the Himalayan region, and aimed to bring together my interest in visual anthropology with a field-based ethnographic study of a social phenomenon.