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IDEAWORKS Update for Faculty & Staff- November 20, 2020

Discover new opportunities in Applied Research.

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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- Email ideaworks@mohawkcollege.ca to register.

  • 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 1, 2020, 2 p.m.
  • How can emerging technology help improve seizure detection presented by Mini Thomas on December 17, 2020, 2 p.m.

Patrick McInnis, Electrical Technologies at the Energy & Power Innovation Centre, will be speaking at the 5th Annual Canada Protection Symposium (CPS), hosted by OMICRON Electronics on December 3. Registration is now open.

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.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

The College and Community Social Innovation Fund is currently open for applications. CCSIF grants are intended to foster community innovation by connecting the talent, facilities and capabilities of Canada’s colleges and polytechnics with the research needs of local community organizations. The value of the grant is up to $120,000 per year, for up to three years. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson. A maximum of five applications per college will be allowed per competition.

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.

Featured IDEAWORKS Project

Merq Automation, based in Stoney Creek, is a laboratory solutions and automation company. Merq asked the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre to partner with them in the design and development of an ergonomic syringe dispenser. Read more.

Meet an IDEAWORKS Student Researcher

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