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Blog posts consist of:
  1. Profiles which allow you to learn more about successful PhD-minded entrepreneurs that have made an important impact in Canada.
  2. Synopses and recaps of events.
  3. Articles for general interest.
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Read on to learn about some the work S2BN has done to help highly qualified personnel in their career development!

On June 16, 2020, S2BN Waterloo held a virtual event with an innovative pair of entrepreneurs. Keean Surani and Purya Sarmadi shared key insights into how science students can transform their ideas into healthcare startups. They talked about the various startup challenges and how to overcome them, how to obtain non-dilutive funding, as well as how important selecting the right co-founders and advi...

Looking back to their time in graduate school, professionals in STEM careers often wished that they had a mentor who would help them visualize the opportunities and pitfalls that lay ahead.

The Ottawa Chapter of the S2BN decided to address this problem, and thus began the creation of a pilot mentorship program for STEM-based trainees in the Ottawa region. We kickstarted the program on January 22nd,...

May 4, 2020

Science 2 Business network (S2BN) held a virtual event on April 29th, 2020 to spotlight careers in medical information as part of its Virtual Career Café series. Two speakers – Pari Shahrezaei and Alexander Lang – shared their insights about medical information as a career and how students can prepare themselves for a role in medical information.

About the speakers and their career paths

Pari comple...

March 23, 2020

The Canadian cannabis industry has grown exponentially since the legalization of recreational marijuana in 20181. Alberta, in particular, has seen a rise in opportunities in this field, in large part due to the 800 000 square-foot Aurora Sky cannabis production facility built by Edmonton-based Aurora Cannabis2. To give trainees an opportunity to learn about this growing field, on February 12, 2020...

On February 27th, 2020, S2BN Waterloo held an event with a dynamic group of Pharm.D. graduates in an industry-focused panel at the School of Pharmacy. This was met with the warm welcoming of two S2BN co-founders, Dr. Pari Shahrezaei and Dr. Naushin Hooda, as well Dr. Arash Rezaeian. These newly minted pharmacists took an unconventional path post-graduation, with the acceptance into prestigious 1-y...

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