Mandate of the Office for Science, Technology and Innovation
The Office for Science and Technology is dedicated to bilateral collaborations in Science, Technology and Innovation.
It is also dedicated to foster exchanges and increase mobility of researchers, doctoral students and entrepreneurs through various mobility programs.
French Scholars Lecture Series
In partnership with the Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies at UBC, the program brings leading outstanding academics from France to Vancouver for a series of conferences and open dialogue with their Canadian counterparts.
Fonds France-Canada pour la Recherche
This France-Canada research funds aims at triggering collaborations for researchers in any given field in research. Call for proposals are open year round.
Mourou/Strickland mobility program
The Mourou/Strickland mobility program was launched in 2018. It aims at initiating scientific partnerships between French and Canadian laboratories or research centres.
Created in 1999, Mitacs is an organization funding student exchanges between Canada and its partner countries.
Following the visit in Canada of the French President Emmanuel Macron, France and Canada signed a new Letter of Intent regarding the partnership between Mitacs and Campus France.
In 2014, Mitacs has joined Campus France to improve student’s international mobility between France and Canada. In 2017, the program was expanded to internships. Mitacs also associated itself with the French National Institute for Informatics and Automatics Studies and the France Canada Fund.
The Letter of Intent signed in June 2018 showed the will to improve student’s mobility between France and Canada by increasing the amount of exchange students and interns. The goal is also to foster a better integration of the French regions and universities within Mitacs’ initiative. Strengthen
The fund is comprised of three programs: