A PhD student in physics and astronomy at York University George Conidis has identified galaxies in groupings like that of our own cosmic neighbourhood and measured how they spin. This discovery has earned him the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation – PhD from Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit organization that partners companies, government, and academia to promote Canadian research and training. The award was presented Tuesday during an event in Ottawa.
Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 15 years. Working with 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, Mitacs builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.