2nd Annual LifeSciences BC Career Connect Day presented by BioTalent Canada

On Friday, January 22, 2021, LifeSciences BC held its second annual Career Connect Day. This event helped connect life sciences companies and organizations from across the sector with university/college students and job seekers. Held virtually this year, attendees were able to connect and arrange meetings, attend virtual exhibitor booths, view presentations focusing on career development and achieving success in the remote world, as well as attend an interactive workshop on job search strategies. 

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Canada Gairdner Public Lecture Series: Science in the Time of COVID – International Collaboration and Canadian Success Stories 

On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, LifeSciences BC held its first Canada Gairdner Public Lecture of the year featuring Dr. Janet Rossant, Scientific Director of the Gairdner Foundation. She is an internationally recognized developmental and stem cell biologist, exploring the biology of the early embryo and its stem cells and their applications to understanding and treating human disease. She has also been actively involved in ethics and public policy discussions around stem cell research and genetic modifications. She led the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children from 2005 to 2015. She has received many honours and recognition for her work, including six honorary degrees, and election to the Royal Societies of London and Canada and the US National Academy of Sciences. In 2018 she received the N. American L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award. 

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Western Canada Partnership: Succeeding in a Virtual World presented by BAM, BIO Alberta and LifeSciences BC

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, LifeSciences BC held a webinar in conjunction with BAM & BIO Alberta to help prepare companies for virtual events. We helped companies understand that they need to prepare for events by identifying people they want to contact and crafting a message that will get attention and positive response. 


  • Farid Foroud, Director – Global Public Affairs 
  • Sacha Mann, Independent Consultant 
  • Iraina Miles, Health and Life Sciences Trade Commissioner – Global Affairs Canada, San Francisco 
  • Dawson Reimer, President & CEO – Cerebra Health 

The Western Canada Partnership gratefully acknowledges the support of Western Economic Diversification in bringing you this webinar. 

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