Person: Dr Alejandro Adem

Mitacs to realize goal of placing 10,000 internships throughout industry, not-for-profit sector and government

Mitacs’ long-term goal of supporting 10,000 internships annually has become a reality with a $211-million investment from the federal government. Announced in the recent federal Budget, the five-year funding commitment beings this FY at $12 million and ramps up to $80 million by FY21-22, providing an unprecedented infusion of post-secondary talent into industry and the not-for-profit sector.

Joanne Charette

Joanne Charette has been appointed VP corporate strategy and communications at the International Research Development Centre (IDRC). Charette has an extensive background in public affairs and strategic communications, most recently as communications advisor and official spokesperson for the Governor General of Canada and director of public affairs at the National Gallery of Canada. She holds…

Dr Alejandro Adem

Dr Alejandro Adem has been appointed CEO and scientific director of Mitacs, effective February 1st. Adem joins Mitacs — a not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs — from the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS). He is also a professor and Canada Research Chair at the Univ of British…

Joanne Charette

Joanne Charette has been appointed VP corporate strategy and communications at the International Research Development Centre (IDRC). Charette has an extensive background in public affairs and strategic communications, most recently as communications advisor and official spokesperson for the Governor General of Canada and director of public affairs at the National Gallery of Canada. She holds…

Dr Alejandro Adem

Dr Alejandro Adem has been appointed CEO and scientific director of Mitacs, effective February 1st. Adem joins Mitacs — a not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs — from the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS). He is also a professor and Canada Research Chair at the Univ of British…