Networking Reception 2017

On behalf of LSCDS, we welcome all graduate students to our 13th annual networking reception. Throughout the last decade, a growing number of graduate students have taken various roles beyond academia and have become an integral component of the 21st century. To bridge the gap between graduate students and the professional community in Toronto, the reception aims to provide an avenue, unlike any other, for students to develop valuable network with leading life-science professionals.

To help you prepare, consider attending our upcoming Networking101 seminar.

Event Information

Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 6:00- 9:00 pm
Location: Chestnut Conference Centre (89 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON M5G 2J1)

6:00 – 6:30 pm   Registration/Open-Networking Session
6:30 – 6:35 pm   Opening Remarks
6:35 – 6:55 pm   Round-Table Session A
6:55 – 7:15 pm   Round-Table Session B
7:15 – 7:45 pm   Open Networking Session #1
7:45 – 8:05 pm   Round-Table Session C
8:05 – 8:25 pm   Round Table Session D
8:25 – 8:30 pm   Closing Remarks
8:30 – 9:00 pm   Open Networking Session #2

Light refreshments will be provided.

Note: Registration opens on February 9 at 9:00am and will be available until February 21 at 11:59pm.

The Networking Reception 2017 event is free of charge to students and trainees at U of T. Please log in to access free tickets. Returning LSCDS members, please remember to open a new account with us, as your old user name and password will no longer work.

There is a $25 fee for students not affiliated with U of T or the teaching hospitals. For current U of T trainees, please note that you may be required to verify your current status by logging into the LSCDS website under My Account.

If you are unable to register, a first-come first-serve wait-list will be available at the event in the case that some registered individuals do not attend.

Registration closed


Guest Information

Note: To learn more about a particular guest, click on their name to be re-directed to their guest biography.

Guest Position Company
Alex Chiang, PhD Regulatory Affairs Manager Sanofi Pasteur
Amy Cook (Sessions A + B), PhD Knowledge Outreach Director CIFAR
Bart Nowak, JD IP Lawyer McCarthy Tetrault
Bilal Ahmadi, MSc Biotechnology Lead Educator Ontario Science Centre
Bruna Brands, PhD Senior Science Advisor Health Canada
Connie Chen, PhD Director, Business Intelligence & Strategy FACIT
Dan Riskin (Sessions C + D), PhD Host & Producer Discovery Canada
Dave Ireland, MSc Managing Director Royal Ontario Museum
Derek Clouthier, PhD Program Manager Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UHN
Geula Bernstein, PhD Senior Medical Writer Axon Clinical Trial Services
Graeme Sargent, PhD Management Consultant Boston Consulting Group
Joanne Wan, PhD Scientific & Regulatory Consultant Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy
Joel Drewry, PhD Associate Blueline Bioscience
Karen Pope, MSc & MA Manager St. Michael’s Hospital
Lina Wadi, MSc Bioinformatician Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Lynle Go, PhD Scientific Leader Apotex
Malini Handa Leno, MBA Business Operations Manager St. Michael’s Hospital
Melissa Kim, PhD Scientist Sanofi Pasteur
Naomi Eterman, MBiotech Country Study Specialist Roche Canada
Patrick Blit, PhD & MBA Business Development Hamilton Health Science Centre
Peter Liuni, PhD Scientist Sanofi Pasteur
Ryan Doherty, PhD Co-Founder
Suzanna Stevanovski, MSc Program coordinator Cancer Care Ontario
Tanya Zappitelli, PhD Medical Science Liaison Novartis
Viraj Mane, PhD Technical Analyst Ontario Genomics
Youssef Hayek, PhD Analyst Shift Health

Guest Biographies