july, 2018

16jul9:30 pm- 4:00 pmSRSA: Life Sciences Career Symposium 2018


Event Details

Worried about what to do after graduation? Want to explore career options?

The St. Michael’s Hospital Research Training Centre and Research Student Association are proud to present the first Life Sciences Career Day Symposium 2018. Get career advice from experts in fields including academia, industry, bioinformatics and health policy. Attend informative seminars and ask any questions you have in Q&A panels of experts in various areas. There will also be a catered lunch and a networking reception giving an opportunity for students to discuss career interests.

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Event Schedule:

9:30-10:00 (Allan Waters Family Auditorium) – Registration

10:00 – 10:15am (Allan Waters Family Auditorium) – Welcome Message & Opening Remarks

St. Michael’s Hospital Research Student Association & Research Training Centre

10:15 – 11:00am (Allan Waters Family Auditorium) – Keynote Speech

Kamran Khan, BlueDot Inc, Founder, CEO

11:00am – 12:00pm (Allan Waters Family Auditorium) – Panel 1: Industry, Entrepreneurship & Business Careers

Simon Reid, St-Amour & Associates, Recruitment Director

Tom Leung, BenchSci, Founder & CSO

Leslie Bone, Mitacs, Business Development Specialist

David M. Kideckel MBA, PhD, Managing Director, Head of Healthcare & Biotechnology, Institutional Equity Research Analyst, Beacon Securities Limited

12:00 – 1:00pm (Rooms 240-241) – Catered Lunch

1:00 – 1:30pm (Allan Waters Family Auditorium) – Seminar: Academic & Education-Stream Careers

Curtis Maloley, Ryerson University, Educational Developer, Learning and Teaching Office

1:30 – 2:30pm (Allan Waters Family Auditorium) – Panel 2: Academic Research, Scientific Writing, & Government Careers

Yun Li, The Hospital for Sick Children, Scientist, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology

Susan Lum, A/Manager, Health Canada, Therapeutics Product Directorate, Government of Canada

Victoria Forester, The Hospital for Sick Children, Scientist & Freelance Science Writer

Jonathon Torchia, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Lead Bioinformatician

2:30 – 4:00pm (Rooms 240-241) – Networking Reception


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