Mitacs Globalink Student Studying Train Communications

The Mitacs Globalink program brings in top undergraduate students from around the world to UBC and Canada. This year, it brought 33 students to UBC from India, China, Brazil and Mexico. The hope is that they will choose to pursue graduate studies here after their undergraduate degree is complete.

One of the Globalink students, Madhuri Suthar, is working in Dr. Dave Michelson’s lab looking in to the next generation in wireless communications for railways. She is researching why wireless signals are sometimes blocked or lost. Madhuri believes that highspeed trains will become more and more popular since they are faster, have no traffic issues and the rising price of flying.