Success Stories

Dr. Pawan Lingras and Missing Link Technologies Partner to Create Opportunities

Springboard introduced us to the Office of Innovation and Community Engagement at SMU. By doing amazing work, we will go even further and try to push for a phase two project and beyond”

Charles Gervais
President and CEO
Missing Link Technologies

Finding a Planet-friendly Ink for Bioprinting

Dr. Robert Singer and his students in the lab 

Dr. Rob Singer smiles as he examines a beaker filled with sludge from a paper mill’s recovery boiler. What most people see as black, chemical waste looks more like a golden opportunity to the Saint Mary’s University Chemistry professor – and to his collaborators at Thinking Robot Studios, a NS-based bio-medical products company. For the full story click here.

Safeguarding our Shorelines

Dr. Danika van Proosdij surveying Nova Scotia's coastline

Dr. Danika van Proosdij has a special fondness for tidal waters, so it makes sense that she works as a coastal geomorphologist in a province that boasts the highest tides in the world. For the full story click here.

Digging Deep with Modern Technology

Dr. Jacob Hanley in the ore deposits research laboratory

Dr. Jacob Hanley has good cause to be hopeful. With the help of a single piece of specialized equipment, the Saint Mary’s University Geologist is poised to make ground-breaking contributions to the mining and exploration industry in Canada’s Northwest Territories. For the full story click here.

Greening the Oil Sands

“Think of a train car filled with molasses”. That’s the image offered when Dr. Jason Clyburne describes the challenge of transporting oil sands bitumen by rail.

“Bitumen is a key source of energy for North America and around the world,” says Dr. Clyburne, a Canada Research Chair in Environmental Science and Materials at Saint Mary’s University, “but the viscosity of this material makes it problematic to transport.” For the full story click here.

Research in Action

Mr. Charles Gervais, President of Missing Link Technologies and Dr. Pawan Lingras  

Imagine an evening at your favourite club. Now imagine using your cell phone to search the DJ’s playlist and send a request for a special song. Dr. Pawan Lingras and his team do more than imagine. They design and develop prototypes to make it happen. For the full story click here.