Internships in artificial intelligence
Mitacs partners with the Intelligence and Data Institute through a funding agreement totalling$6.4 million over five years, including a$1.72 million investment from Québec’s Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation to carry out 430 internship units. This investment will give Université Laval students hands-on business experience in the field of artificial intelligence. In addition to supporting the institute in its role as a leader in Québec’s artificial intelligence ecosystem, this agreement will give businesses easier access to a pool of highly qualified workers as well as the leading-edge knowledge needed to tackle the challenges of an ever-evolving field and stay competitive nationally and internationally. It is all but certain that the joint research efforts between IID and the private sector made possible by this agreement will result in major economic spinoffs for the Québec City area.
About Université Laval
Driven by innovation and the pursuit of excellence, Université Laval is one of Canada’s leading research universities, ranking 7th with$403.8 million in research funding last year. It has 1,600 professors, 2,200 lecturers and other academic and research staff who share their knowledge with over 43,000 students, 25% of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. It values diversity and is proud of its university community, whose members hail from some 120 countries. The oldest francophone university in North America, Université Laval has so far trained more than 312,000 people who each contribute in their own way to the advancement of society