Presentation and Q&A
- Please, come 10 minutes before the event for light refreshments (will be provided)
- PGSS Intro Presentation ~10 minutes
- Engine Intro ~ 10 minutes
- Mitacs programming presentation ~30 minutes
- Q & A ~20 minutes
Katya Marc, M.Eng., MBA. Associate Director, McGill Engine
Katya works closely with faculty members and students in advancing their technologically-based ideas and research, in the promotion of technologies and expertise of the Faculty to potential partners, and facilitates interaction between the various stakeholders in the projects to achieve successful collaborations and transfer of outstanding research from the labs to the marketplace. She co-founded the McGill Engine and its programs. She has been working at McGill for over 22 years, across multiple faculties but servicing mainly the Faculty of Engineering for their research/service contract and intellectual property commercialization needs, and for helping build the entrepreneurial mindset and skills of its members.
Tatiana Ruiz, PhD. Mitacs Representative at McGill University
Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for more than 20 years. Working with over 100 academic institutions, 6,000 companies/ NGOs, hospitals, municipalities and both federal and provincial governments, they build partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada. With her colleagues Dr Gerges (Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of science) and Daniel Caramori (Desautels), Dr. Ruiz (Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education) represents Mitacs at McGill University. Together, they are the official contacts for McGill students and faculty who are interested in Mitacs funding programs. All completed applications are submitted to them, reviewed and then forwarded to the Office of Innovation + Partnerships for final institutional signature and approval. Once the applications are approved, they are officially submitted to Mitacs where they will undergo an external peer review process.