|[January 15, 2013]
Ontario, Canada Connects Graduate Students to Industry R&D
TORONTO --(Business Wire)--
Ontario, Canada is helping to connect graduate students with internship
opportunities to grow the province's knowledge-based economy and create
The Ontario government is extending support to the Mitacs
Accelerate program, which connects graduate students and
post-doctoral fellows with applied research opportunities at companies
across Ontario. This will help provide about 1,400 four-month
internships to Ontario graduate students over two years.
"In today's knowledge-based economy, it is vital that Ontario continues
to support advanced research and develop a highly educated and skilled
workforce. For the past five years, the Mitacs program has not only
provided graduate students with relevant research opportunities, but
also allowed companies to access high-quality research expertise."
Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
"As Ontario continues to develop its economy, it needs to ensure that
its talented, future innovators are given every opportunity to
contribute. By building bridges between academia and industry, companies
will benefit from accessing this top talent, further supporting the
development of new products and services, while graduate students gain a
real-world perspective of their research. We thank the Government of
Ontario for its partnership."
- Dr. Arvind Gupta, CEO and
Scientific Director, Mitacs Inc.
Ontario is providing $8.4 million over two years to the Mitacs
Since 2008, government investments of more than $20 million have
created 1,650 internships for graduate students in Ontario.
Ontario increased graduate enrollment by 57 per cent between 2002-03
Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that promotes
research and innovation by building links between industry and
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