Mitacs Scholars

Mitacs is an external not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities to participate in research and training programs, both at the University of Manitoba and internationally. Mitacs runs its own programs, but the International Centre provides some supports to students going abroad with Mitacs, and to Globalink Research Interns coming to the University of Manitoba.

This page provides information for:

Globalink Research Interns coming to the University of Manitoba:

If you are a Globalink Research Intern (GRI) coming to the University of Manitoba for your summer research, please use the contact list below for any questions:

  • Pre- and post-arrival support: Contact your Globalink Mentor for assistance with arranging airport pick-up, opening a bank account, etc. You will receive their contact information prior to your arrival.
  • Off-campus accommodation: Visit the University of Manitoba Renting and Leasing page for tips on renting off-campus.
  • Immigration: Contact helpdesk@mitacs.ca for questions or concerns regarding immigration documentation, timelines and processes.
  • Internship agreements: Contact Cameron Zywina, international partnership officer, if your home university requires you to sign an internship agreement with the University of Manitoba.
  • University of Manitoba services: Contact Iana Petrus, student mobility coordinator, to access Wi-Fi, computer, email and library services. Please note that Mitacs GRIs are not considered students at the University of Manitoba and do not have access to all university student services during their stay.
  • Stipend distribution: Contact helpdesk@mitacs.ca.
  • Your research project: Contact your research supervisor at the University of Manitoba.

University of Manitoba students going abroad with Mitacs:

If you are a University of Manitoba student who will be going abroad on a Mitacs program, please use the contact list below for any questions:

  • Pre-departure orientation: Contact Iana Petrus, student mobility coordinator, to arrange a pre-departure orientation and have your Mitacs International Pre-Departure Form signed.
  • Immigration: Contact the appropriate consulate or embassy with questions or concerns regarding immigration. Mitacs does not assist with immigration for outbound students.
  • Internship agreements: Contact Cameron Zywina, international partnership officer, if your host university requires you to sign an internship agreement with the University of Manitoba.
  • Stipend distribution: Contact Janice Smith.
  • Your research project: Contact your research supervisor at the host university.

University of Manitoba students interested in Mitacs research opportunities abroad:

If you are a University of Manitoba student interested in doing research abroad with Mitacs, please visit the Mitacs website for information about available funding opportunities. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows, are encouraged to apply. 

University of Manitoba faculty and staff:

Please note that faculty members hosting Mitacs researchers on campus are responsible for ensuring that Legal Counsel’s IV.9a Release and Indemnification Waiver is signed and kept on file.

If you are a faculty or staff member working with Mitacs researchers, please use the contact list below for any questions: