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2019 BCREGMED Trainee Workshop

May 14, 2019

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In 2018 we introduced our Trainee Workshop!
The aims of this workshop were to:

Engage trainees, as current and future players in the BCREGMED and cell therapy sectors, in a discussion on the direction and future needs of this rapidly growing area

Facilitate trainee professional development by exposing the trainees to careers in REGMED and cell therapy in BC

Provide a unique networking opportunity for student trainees to benefit from the guidance of alumni, industry and academic experts in their fields

Due to overwhelming participation, we are bringing our trainee-led day back this year this time focusing on informal scientific communication strategies, equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as careers in science!

Date: Tuesday May 14th, 2019
Time: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE), Rm 102


1:45-2:00: Registration

2:00-3:30: “Science Communication: Social Media and Elevator Pitch”

1. Social Media: Kristina McBurney and Leanna Bedell from Stem Cell Technologies
2. Elevator Pitch: Theresa Liao

3:30-4:00 Break

4:00-5:30: Careers, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Biotechnology discussion

Confirmed speakers
1.  Lisa Willemse Sci Com. Interim Science Communication, Stem Cell Network
2.  Adam Hirst Scientist Scientist, STEMCELL Technologies
3.  Payal Sipahamalani: PMP and HR, Abcellera
4.  Jessica Inskip: MSL, Roche
5.  Jennifer Love: Professor in Chemistry and Senior Advisor to the provost, Women Faculty

5:30-7:00: Networking Session


May 14
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm


UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE), Rm 102
2360 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 Canada
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