About Us

The MIT Canadians club is a diverse group of MIT students, faculty and staff. We meet regularly to arrange social, professional, and cultural events. We are always looking for volunteers to help organize and run events. To get more involved in the club, send us an email! (canadians-owner :at: mit.edu)

Club leadership

Danielle Pace
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Danielle is a native of Aurora, Ontario. She completed her B.CmpH in Biomedical Computing from Queen's University in 2007, and M.E.Sc in Biomedical Engineering from Western University in 2010. After working as a Research and Development Engineer at Kitware Inc for three years in North Carolina, she joined the PhD program in EECS at MIT. Her research is in medical image analysis, and in particular focuses on extracting heart surface models from cardiac MRI in children with congenital heart defects.
Michal Grzadkowski
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Mike was born in Poland and moved to southern Ontario at the age of five, completing high school in Guelph, Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo with a History Minor and is currently working towards obtaining a PhD from the EECS department at MIT. As a member of Manolis Kellis' computational biology group, Mike's research focuses on uncovering transcription factor networks in specific tissue types.
Brendan Smith
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Brendan is a first year graduate student in the Materials Science and Engineering program. He grew up in Kamloops, B.C., and graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Nanotechnology Engineering. He loves travelling, sports, meeting new people, and spending time in nature!
Michael Murray
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Mike is a native of Lindsay, Ontario. He obtained an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management in 2014. Mike also holds a M.Sc in Technology from Northeastern University in 2011, a B.A.Sc in Management also from Northeastern in 2009 and a EET from George Brown College, in 2006. Mike currently leads two groups within Analog Devices, Inc which include sales and applications of Industrial focused products to North American based multinational corporations. Much of Mikes focus and research is in the areas of process control, Industrial Networks (IoT, Universal I/O) and energy. Prior to joining Analog and moving to Boston, Mike co-founded Artaflex, Inc an electronics manufacturing company based in Markham, Ontario.
Ryan Iutzi
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Ryan is from Waterloo, Ontario and attended the University of Waterloo Nanotechnology Engineering Program. He is now a PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. His research focuses on developing higher speed and more energy-efficient electronics via quantum-tunnelling in transistors.