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IDEAWORKS Update for Faculty & Staff- December 4, 2020

Discover new opportunities in Applied Research.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

NSERC Engage Grants provide up to $25,000 of funding for up to six months. Engage Grants are designed to give innovative companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian colleges. These grants are intended to foster the development of new research partnerships by supporting short-term research and development projects aimed at addressing a company-specific problem. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Plan to apply for Engage funding at least 5-8 months in advance of the project start date. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson.

The Co-operators’ Community Funds support Canadian organizations whose programming and services empower marginalized youth (aged 16 – 34) and individuals with mental health challenges to progress along their path toward employability. Applications are due January 15. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson.

The MITACS Business Strategy Internship Program is a new program that was initiated through a federal contribution spurred by COVID-19. For the BSI, Mitacs will match $5,000 contributed by a company to provide a student with a $10,000 total stipend for a 4-6 month business-oriented project to help a partner adjust to COVID-19 circumstances and modern challenges. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson.

MaRS has launched the Lung Cancer Innovation Challenge. Conceived in collaboration with Merck Canada, the Lung Cancer Innovation Challenge aims to identify, implement and scale solutions that can enhance a lung cancer patient’s journey by reducing the length of time between diagnosis and treatment, and enabling improved treatment outcomes. Designed for Ontario-based innovators (including researchers) creating novel solutions to improve the lung cancer patient journey, the competition features a $100,000 CAD grand prize, with a runner-up prize of $50,000 CAD. Learn more at the virtual launch event on January 20, 2021.

Do you know an outstanding student researcher?

The Celebration of Learning recognizes the outstanding contributions and achievements of current Mohawk students.

The Applied Research Award of Excellence recognizes a student who works with IDEAWORKS as a co-op student, volunteer or as part of a capstone course. The recipient of this award has made a significant contribution to the success of an applied research project and has demonstrated the ability to share ideas, contribute to a team environment, and present a research project and outcomes. The recipient is a problem solver who works to meet the needs of community and/or industry partners. This student also demonstrates an understanding of how research can be used to overcome societal and economic challenges.

Minimum GPA: 75%

Other requirements: Currently working towards a Mohawk College credential (diploma, degree, designation, certificate).

Nominations close: Jan. 10, 2021

Learn more at mohawkcollege.ca/celebrationoflearning

Upcoming Webinars and Virtual Events

IDEAWORKS Catalyst Fund (ICF) Webinar Series

  • Can college students really work as partners with faculty? Testing a student-faculty partnership for co-constructing an ECE outdoor play resource presented by Erin Cameron and Dawn Danko on December 9, 2020, 2 p.m. Register here.
  • How can emerging technology help improve seizure detection presented by Mini Thomas on December 17, 2020, 2 p.m. Register here.

NSERC has launched their annual Science Exposed competition. The goal of Science Exposed is to help foster a science culture in Canada by capturing vibrant research images that showcase the work of our talented research community. The individuals or groups that have the most successfully combined creativity and science will be awarded one of the many cash prizes. The contest closes on January 18. Please notify IDEAWORKS if you are planning on submitting an image.

Featured IDEAWORKS Project

Mohawk College researcher Chris Spraakman helps local company meet increased demand for Canadian products. Read more in Mohawk News Desk.

More information

IDEAWORKS fills the space between research and solutions by delivering customized support to organizations. Want to get involved as a Mohawk College researcher? Contact us at ideaworks@mohawkcollege.ca