Research Collaboration Snapshot: Accelerate intern eases immigrants’ transitions to Canada

Saturday, May 30, 2015


Daniela Tuchel embarked on a Mitacs Accelerate internship with the Asia Pacific Foundation to explore recent immigrants’ impressions of Canada and the challenges they face after arrival. As a master’s student at Royal Roads University, Daniela’s research also provided recommendations to improve immigration processes between Canada and China.

As a result of her research project, Daniela was nominated for—and won—the Mitacs Master’s Award for Outstanding Innovation. This award is part of the Mitacs Awards, which honour the contributions of emerging researchers in Canada. Daniela accepted her award in November 2014; click the video to learn more about her project:

Mitacs is hosting the “Capitalizing on Research: from Idea to Impact” panel on June 1, 2015, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Through the examination of two successful social sciences and humanities (SS&H) research collaborations, this session will communicate the value of SS&H research and the sometimes unclear path of ideas from conception to application.

Mitacs is a non-profit organization that supports research collaborations between Canadian researchers in all disciplines, industry and not-for-profit partners, research organizations, and international researchers around the world. 


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