SASI Receives Prestigious MITACS Grant

The South Asian Canadian Legacy Project was the successful recipient of the MITACS Business Strategy Internship grant totaling $10,000 from January 11, 2021 to May 11, 2021. MITACS introduced this new grant based on the new economic landscape due to COVID-19.

This internship presents an opportunity to an UFV student to learn the new realities of community outreach and changing nature of business strategies in fulfilling organizational and project goals. The intern gets an opportunity at a professional level by working and engaging with diverse and inter-disciplinary stakeholders from the community, and learning about the Archives and Museums sector to facilitate a successful transition into a new growth opportunity.

MITACS is a prestigious, well known program dedicated to a number of interdisciplinary fields promoting many levels of research. According to their website, “Mitacs was founded in 1999 as a Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence, dedicated to supporting applied and industrial research in mathematical sciences and associated disciplines. In 2003, we launched a research internship program designed to increase deployment of highly educated graduates into the private sector. Open to all disciplines since 2007, Mitacs has expanded in response to industrial and university needs, including programs in R&D management, professional skills development, and international research training. Mitacs is committed to its core vision of supporting research-based innovation and continues to work closely with its partners in industry, academia, and government.”

Arshdeep Sandhu is the successful intern for this position. He is an international student who has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Panjab University in Chandigarh and is now completing his Bachelors in Computer Information Systems at UFV