Critical Skills for Success - Expanding your Career Options in Science
Friday July 22nd, 2016
LSC 3 and West Atrium, Life Sciences Centre
2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC
2:30pm to 7:00pm
This conference will present students and postdocs with opportunities to learn about various career paths that are commonly taken by the life sciences professionals post graduation. Experts in six different fields will provide a perspective and a hands-on learning workshop on the topic relevant to their field. The attendees will have the opportunity to learn skills relevant to two different careers, and will be able to ask questions during the Q&A Panel Session to all speakers. Wine & Cheese reception will follow to allow further networking and relationship building.
2:30 - 3:00pm Registration
Please select one talk within each session:
3:00 – 3:50pm: Session A
Academia: "Effective teaching and supervising skills"
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Supramolecular Materials, UBC, and Recipient of the Killam Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Clinical Research: "Mock case studies: A clinical laboratory response to an outbreak"
Clinical Microbiology Fellow at National Institutes of Health
Industry: "Resume writing for a job in the industry"
, PhD, Vice President for Commercialization at Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine, Toronto, Ontario
4:00 – 4:50pm: Session B
Science Communication: "How to not get fooled by medical stories or write medical stories that fool"
Co-host of award-winning Best Science (BS) Medicine Podcast and Professor at UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences
"Strategic consulting in life sciences"
, PhD, MBA, Engagement Manager at McKinsey Global Management Consulting, Calgary, Alberta.
"From the lab bench to the policy desk: Engaging outside of academia"
, PhD, Founding Director of SFU Centre for Dialogue, 2015 Governor-General’s Award-winner for his bestselling book "Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive", and Professor at SFU Biological Sciences
5:00 – 6:00pm Panel Session with all the speakers for Q&A
6:00 – 7:00pm Wine & Cheese Networking Session
This event is developed and hosted by the graduate students from
the Centre for Blood Research