Step_10: The Middlewoman

  • Business Developer, Mitacs
  • Business Developer, UBC Research Office

Still deciding between academia and industry? In a way, Sherry's chosen both. Hear about how she facilitates collaborations between academia and industry, and learn about the ways you can acquire some cool new science skills. 

Accelerate Program

Step Workshops

Elevate Program

Step_07: Life, Love and A Career in Biotech

  • Vice President

From growing up milking cows in the Canadian prairies to Vice President of D-Mark Biosciences, Jeff Seitz shares his story and experiences with us. Hear what motivated Jeff to pursue a career in biotechnology, the lessons he's learned along the way and advice to young scientists struggling with the decision between academia and industry.

D-Mark Biosciences

Step_05: Executive Scientist

  • Vice President Strategic Relations
  • Vice President Research

"Do the right thing, for the right reason." The Sam Abraham philosophy.

We often view science as amoral and objective, but like any human institution that's not true. What we accomplish with science depends on how scientists apply their findings to the context of our society. In this interview we speak with Sam Abraham, Vice President of Research and Vice President of Strategic Relations for the BC Cancer Agency. We discuss how findings go from the lab to the bedside, the institutional hurtles along the way and how to overcome them.

Migration of humans: Paris 1919

The Race to Patent SARS

BCCA Principals for Commercialization

Biology as Ideology - Richard Lewontin [ Lecture ]

Step_04: DIY Start-up

  • Director of Engineering

Do you have an idea to change the world? Mike and colleagues' did, and their Do It Yourself attitude lead them on a journey of engineering a low-tech solution for orthopaedic drills in low-income nations and humanitarian relief sites. Hear how Mike started up his own company, Arbutus Medical, to transform this idea into a real-world solution to combat post-operative infections and help save lives. Learn about the path you can take to turn your own idea into a career!

Arbutus Medical Website
Student Entrepreneur Funding in BC

Step_02: Adventure in the Start-up w/ Philip Beer

  • Director of Medical Genomics

Physician turn scientist Philip Beer sits down with me to discuss his post-post-doc. Philip is a fantastic scientist whom I respect and he gave an honest account of finding his way. Today Philip is the Director of Medical Genomics for the start-up company 14M Genomics based out of Cambridge, UK. Hear his account of what it's like to be there at the birth of a company, the importance of teamwork between biologists and bioinformaticians and share in the adventurous spirit of entrepreneurship.

14M Genomics Website
The Microsoft Interview

Step_01: Getting the Gig at STEMCELL

  • Scientific Marketing Specialist
  • Scientific Communications & Publishing Coordinator

"What comes next?" Amanda and Andrew both recent grads, found themselves faced with this question. In this episode we'll hear about their experiences of navigating the job market, making good first impressions and landing the job. Both now work at STEMCELL technologies in science communication.

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