New Webinar – McMaster University

McMaster University is home to students and faculty from well over 90 countries worldwide, celebrating diversity and welcoming international perspectives.

Are you interested in learning more about McMaster University?

Next Thursday, May 6th, you will have the opportunity to learn about the key areas of research that have helped positioned McMaster as a top Canadian research-focused university, as well as the application requirements for their programs.

We had a similar webinar with the University of Waterloo earlier this month. If you want to check out the recording you can click here!

Use the following link to register to the webinar:

New Webinar – University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo: Connecting Imagination with Impact

We would like to invite you to our next webinar where we will have the University of Waterloo, one of the world’s leading universities, as our special guest.

The University of Waterloo is well-known for co-operative educational experiences, entrepreneurial attitudes advancing innovations, connections with global communities, and emphasis on the entire lifecycle of research, from discovery through to application.

This presentation will be an invitation to interested prospective students, researchers, government officials, and industry partners interested in connecting with the University of Waterloo.

When? Thursday, April 15th, 2021 – 4:00pm (EST)

Register here!

Western Researcher to perfect AI methods for 3D printing in Space

Jun Yang, a material, mechanical and biomedical professor at Western University is working closely with a mechanical and space engineer at York University to try to perfect artificial intelligence-enhanced methods for 3D printing in outer space. 

Their goal is to use Moon soil or Mars soil to be able to print heavy, bulky equipment necessary for repairs and experiments that will allow for further space exploration. 

Learn more about this interesting application of 3D printing.

We are Hiring! – Executive Coordinator

Executive Coordinator (EC)

We are seeking a highly experienced professional to provide executive level and organizational support to the CALDO Secretariat.

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Executive Coordinator (EC) undertakes a full range of activities including coordination of activities, scheduling, planning, tracking budgets, maintaining files, database management, etc. This role requires significant initiative, independency, discretion and communication with various stakeholders.

The EC is accountable for performing the highest level of professional services and operational support to the Executive Director and the Secretariat. The EC anticipates and develops strategies to maintain and strengthen relationships that are vital to the mandate and the activities of the Secretariat. The EC helps to solve problems and manages diverse issues relate to the strategic objectives of the CALDO Office.

More information about the position:

Interested in Applying?

If CALDO Consortium seems to be the right place for you, and you have the qualifications for this position, we want to hear from you!

Applications should be sent in English to the following email Please send your résumé and one-page cover letter to demonstrate how you meet all the qualifications.

Please apply to this position no later than March 31st , 2021.

Dalhousie and Uruguay agree to launch Latin America Centre of Excellence for Children

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The Dallaire Institute of Children, Peace and Security aims to address the problem of child soldiers around the world by empowering those in the security sector. This is why the Dallaire Institute, which is part of Dalhousie University, will now have a dedicated base in Uruguay that will function as its nerve centre for the region. 

Dalhousie signed an agreement last month with the Uruguayan Ministry of National Defense on behalf of the institute to launch the Latin America Centre of Excellence for Children, Peace and Security. 

Learn more about this very important initiative.

Researchers build a next-generation telescope in Chile

Did you know a team of Canadian researchers is building a next-generation telescope capable of measuring light from the earliest moments after the Big Bang?

Led by University of Waterloo professor Michel Fich, the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST) is being built high in the mountains of Chile, near the Atacama Desert.

This international project will give astronomers insight into how the stars and galaxies in our universe formed.

Learn more about this fascinating new piece of technology!

Doctorados en Canadá CALDO – BECAL


Te recordamos que la primera convocatoria CALDO-BECAL para doctorados en Canadá sigue abierta hasta el próximo 28 de febrero del 2021.

No pierdas tu oportunidad para realizar tus estudios de doctorado dentro de las mejores universidades líderes en investigación de Canadá.

¡Postula ya!

Para más información sobre las Bases y Condiciones, consulta el siguiente link:

Si tienes dudas acerca de como aplicar a una universidad del consorcio CALDO, contáctanos:

Webinar: Maestrías y Doctorados en Canadá

¡Estudiantes, investigadores y profesionales uruguayos!

Les queremos invitar a participar de nuestro próximo webinar. Presentaremos información de los programas de maestrías de investigación y doctorados en las universidades del consorcio CALDO. Además, entregaremos información de la convocatoria abierta por ANII y sus áreas prioritarias para programas de posgrado.

En esta sesión podrás obtener información de interés por parte de representantes de la embajada de Canadá en Uruguay, ANII y de CALDO.

La convocatoria abrió el 29 de diciembre del 2020, y cierra el 17 de marzo del 2021.

Te esperamos este jueves, 4 de febrero a las 6:00 pm (Montevideo).

Regístrate aquí

2 discoveries from Université Laval among the winners of Québec Science


Two discoveries from researchers and scientists of Université Laval are being featured in the list of the 10 discoveries of the year 2020 by Québec Science magazine. These two studies were selected by a jury of academics and science journalists and were selected from more than 17,000 scientific articles published in 2020.

  • The first study talks about the association between certain bacteria and the development of type 2 diabetes.
  • The second study showed that arctic phytoplankton grows even in the darkness of the polar night.

Read more about what researchers discovered from these two studies!

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