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Pro-D Session: with Mike Matheson

  • 16 Jun 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online - link to be sent via email

Need an expert on a topic while facing a looming deadline? is a new free tool that allows you to quickly access research expertise, facilities and IP at post-secondary institutions across Canada. The application provides users with a single interface for searching over two hundred thousand federally-funded research projects, tens of thousands of pieces of IP and hundreds of major facilities across Canada. 

Watch a Demo

This session is intended to help you capitalize on this time-saving tool by giving you a detailed understanding of the system. During the session, Mike Matheson will provide an overview of the project, a full demonstration of the system, and outline future development plans. It will conclude with a question period.

By the end of the session you will:

  1. Understand how can fit into your work
  2. Know how to use all of the functionality of
  3. Be able to interpret the results and data displayed when using

Presenter Biography - Mike Matheson

Mike Matheson leads the development of and is the Director, Data Analysis and Policy at the U15. Mike has a unique combination of experience with data analysis, technology, management, politics and public policy. 

Prior to joining The U15, Mike founded and managed an award-winning SaaS company, served as a Policy Advisor to the Federal Leader of the Official Opposition, and has provided public policy consulting to public and private-sector clients. He has developed a range of data-driven tools that give clients actionable insights, increase revenues and decrease costs. Mike has a BA (Hon.) in Political Studies and International Political Economy from Trent University and a MBA from Queen’s University.

The Science Writers and Communicators of Canada reserves the right to digitally record our sessions and will make every effort to protect attendees personal identity and information.


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