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FAQs for Mitacs Globalink Research Interns at Concordia

Who provides work space, equipment and access to Globalink Research Interns?

Your Concordia host professor is responsible for identifying any space, equipment or access to restricted areas you might need while at Concordia. Depending on the needs of the project, professors should also provide the following prior to the start of the internship:

  •  Research supervision
  •  Email and internet access
  •  Lab and/or office space
  •  Software or hardware

What services are available to Globalink Research Interns?

As GRIs are neither students, nor employees at Concordia University, there are limitations to the amounts of services you can access compared to enrolled students and employees. Upon arrival, however, you should take a copy your Concordia Letter of Invitation, passport, work permit, and Montreal address to Human Resources (Faubourg Tower, 1250 Guy Street, Suite FB-1130) to obtain a Concordia ID.  The ID will give you access to the library and the shuttle bus.

Do I have access to health services on campus?

As a GRI you can access Concordia University Health Services should you require health care. Be sure to bring your Concordia ID and proof of your health insurance (provided through Mitacs) with you when you go to the clinic. You will be asked to pay for the service. This expense is covered and will be reimbursed by your health insurance provider.

Am I eligible for reduced-fare public transportation?

Unfortunately, as an Academic Visitor, you will not be eligible for reduced fares on the metro and bus systems. According to the regulations of the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), in order to qualify for the reduced-fare transit pass, you must be a full-time student at an institution recognized by Quebec’s Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS).

Who can I contact if I have other questions?

If you have additional questions related to your research internship at Concordia, you may contact Concordia International at studyaway@concordia.ca (2080 Mackay St.)

Any questions regarding Canadian immigration processes and procedures should be directed to Mitacs at international@mitacs.ca

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