Scott Hinch received a Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership at the 2018 Mitacs Awards held on November 27.
Scott earned the award of Exceptional Leadership-Professor for devising state-of-the-art tracking and monitoring research of small fish in support of conservation efforts for wild Pacific salmon in collaboration with the Pacific Salmon Foundation, St’át’imc Eco Resources, and BC Hydro. Dr Hinch is a professor in the Forest and Conservation Sciences Department at University of British Columbia.
Members of the innovation community convened at the 2018 Mitacs Awards to recognize five researchers for their ground-breaking work. Their innovations advance fuel cells, mental health and medical diagnosis, work-site safety, and improve quality-of-life for persons with spinal-cord injuries.
The annual ceremony honours the work of outstanding participants in Mitacs’ collaborative research internship programs. Three leaders in the academic and business communities were also recognized for their contributions to a more sustainable and prosperous Canada.
Following remarks by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport and Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta; members of the innovation and research community celebrated the winners, who are among thousands of talented researchers that take part in Mitacs’s programs each year.
This year’s event marked the start of the organization’s 20th anniversary.