Doing Research Beyond Academia with MITACS | GPCB412


Are you a social sciences, humanities, or fine arts graduate student or postdoctoral fellow who would be excited to do research outside of academia? Are you looking to develop meaningful research collaborations with a not-for-profit organization, municipality, or for-profit company for your thesis? Join Dr. Mathieu Aubin to learn more about Mitacs graduate research funding programs and how they can help you carve out exciting research opportunities outside of academia during your studies or as a postdoctoral fellow.
This workshop will present an overview of research internship opportunities, including exploring Mitacs’s Accelerate and Elevate programs, and how to secure an internship with an exciting organization. Participants will learn how to identify a potential research partner and develop strategies to approach an organization for a research partnership or internship.

Learning Objectives

In this workshop, participants will:
  1. Gain insight into the value of the social sciences, humanities, and fine arts graduate research beyond academia.
  2. Get hands on strategies for identifying and reaching out to a non-academic partner.
  3. Learn which Mitacs resources are best suited to support your research and career objectives.

Leaders Information

Mathieu Aubin completed a BA and MA in English at Brock University, a SSHRC-funded PhD in interdisciplinary graduate studies at The University of British Columbia, and a Horizon postdoctoral fellowship at Concordia in English and History. Since then, he has worked as a Senior Research Associate at the higher education consulting firm Higher Education Strategy Associates, and now as a Business Development Advisor for Mitacs, while leading a SSHRC Insight Development project as a Research Affiliate at Concordia. He has spent many years supporting graduate students in the social sciences, humanities, and fine arts to develop exciting research projects within and outside of academia.


Event details

Workshop location


Start date

Friday, February 24, 2023

End date

Friday, February 24, 2023

Workshop days



From 11:00 to 12:30


Mathieu Aubin


Sophia Magliocca


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Registration deadline

Friday, February 24, 2023

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