Networking Reception 20182019-01-29T18:56:19+00:00

Networking Reception 2018

On behalf of LSCDS, we welcome all graduate students to our 14th 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 22, 2018
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 12 at 9:00am and will be available until February 21 at 11:59pm.

The Networking Reception 2018 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 Open


Guest Information

Note: To learn more about a particular guest, their guest biography can be found at the bottom of the web-page.

Guest Position Company
Alexander G. Watts, PhD Associate Director of Insights / Disease Ecologist BlueDot Inc.
Bruce Seet, PhD MBA Director, Medical Affairs Sanofi Pasteur
Christopher Roach, PhD Consultant Boston Consulting Group
Cindy Ying Yin Yip, PhD Director, Heart Health Heart & Stroke Foundation
Erik Orava, PhD Medical Science Liason, Lung Oncology AstraZeneca
Guang Shi, PhD Scientific Analyst Benchsci
Iwona Wenderska PhD Scientist Sanofi Pasteur
Jennifer Wolter, PhD Project Manager, Clinical R&D Everest Clinical Research
Job Kiaira, PhD Founder DCT Regulatory Affairs Consultants Inc.
Kaitlin Soye, PhD JD Associate McCarthy Tetrault
Vincent Azhikannickal, PhD Editor, Medical Communications Klick Health
Mathieu Jacob, PhD Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate Janssen
Matthew Mistry, Msc Associate Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization
Melissa Beilschmidt, MSc Research Scientist Northern Biologics
Michael Mielnik, MSc Scientific Sales Rep StemCell Technologies
Pavel Goldvasser, PhD Oncology Therapeutics Specialist Boehringer Ingelheim
Peng Fu, MSc Founder and General Partner Novatio Ventures
Kristine Jolliffe, PhD Director, Scientific Content Six Degrees Medical Consulting
Ryan Lamers, PhD Scientific Writer
Sandeep Padda, PhD Local Study Leader AstraZeneca
Sarah Hutchinson, PhD Scientific Writer Mt. Sinai
Simon Reid, PhD Recruitment Director | Pharmaceutical and Medical St-Amour & Associates
Stephane Paquette, PhD Business Development Associate Appili Therapeutics
Steve Molinski, PhD Application Scientist Cyclica
Valeria Di Giovanni, PhD Manager + Patient Coordinator Mt. Sinai Hospital

Guest Biographies