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  • Mitacs-Accelerate Program

Funding available through Mitacs Accelerate to collaborate with industry on research or development-focused projects

Projects undertaken by grad students and post-docs from ALL disciplines and Applications accepted throughout the year

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David M. Kideckel, PhD                                                                                                              

Director, Business Development, Mitacs                                                                                                                         

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  • TSSA Safety Education Research Graduate Scholarships

Deadline: May 30th, 2014

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The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) invites applications for the 2014 Safety Education Research Graduate Scholarship(s). The maximum amount of each award will be $15,000 per annum, and renewable for an additional year for a Master’s student and up to two additional years for a PhD student, subject to satisfactory progress. Application for a scholarship may also be made to carry out shorter term research projects or to complete a graduate research project. Under such circumstances, the funding will be prorated accordingly. Funds will be awarded directly to the successful student.

  • Program Objectives

The primary objective of the scholarship program is to advance the knowledge and state of public safety in Ontario, and wherever possible, the industry sectors regulated by TSSA (amusement devices, boilers and pressure vessels, elevating devices, fuels, operating engineers, ski lifts, and upholstered and stuffed articles).

This also includes the advancement of public safety knowledge in more generic areas such as hazard based analysis or risk reduction behavior among consumers. TSSA encourages the development of highly qualified personnel in the public safety field.

This is a scholarship program, and not a research grant, but the proposed research project must fit within the graduate student’s program of study. The student’s ability to articulate a relevant research project will be an important part of the adjudication criteria. Establishment of knowledge transfer and exchange channels is also an aim. TSSA data or access to site visits may be arranged under appropriate conditions, and TSSA will facilitate dissemination of research results.

  • Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants are graduate students either already admitted or recommended for admission to a graduate program at the Masters or PhD level at an Ontario university, along with a faculty supervisor who has agreed to the supervisory arrangement. The academic supervisor must be supervising or co-supervising the student in his/her thesis work, although the proposed project does not need to be the thesis topic but could be a shorter research project on a public safety topic. The academic supervisor must hold a tenured or tenure track appointment at an Ontario university, although not necessarily the same university as the student. Alternatively, the academic supervisor may be an adjunct professor (employed in industry, government) who holds an adjunct appointment at an Ontario university. There is no restriction on the applicant’s field of study or on the academic discipline of the faculty supervisor, other than relevance to the proposed research project.

Applicants who are not currently Ontario residents are also eligible, but they must hold an appropriate study permit, permanent residence or citizenship at the time of holding the award, in order to qualify for admission to the Ontario University before the scholarship funds will be awarded.

  • Eligible Projects

TSSA welcomes proposals that contribute value-added knowledge to a public safety regulator. Proposals may address either basic or applied research questions, and should not overlap with TSSA’s core business. The proposed research project may focus on one or more specific sectors under TSSA’s mandate or focus more broadly on topics such as hazard based analysis, risk assessment protocols, risk communication, risk reduction behaviour and consumer research. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with TSSA’s website ( ).

TSSA encourages researchers interested in using TSSA data or observations, but to ensure compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and TSSA policies, projects proposing to use TSSA data or which may require access to TSSA or industry personnel must be arranged prior to making the proposal. To discuss tentative projects of this nature, please contact Maram Khalif, Council Coordinator, Corporate Secretariat Department, Technical Standards and Safety Authority on Tel: 416 734 3413 or Fax: 416 2311060 or Email: , at least one month before the proposal is due.