The S2BN Guelph Chapter is building a network of business-minded scientists all focused on increasing commercialization and entrepreneurialism throughout the life sciences.  

WHY:  Graduate students are a wealth of talent, intelligence, creativity, and promise.  We aim to nurture and develop this potential to inspire passion and partner it with possibility.  Importantly, the majority of MSc’s, PhD’s and Postdoc’s in Canada will end up working outside of academia.  That is why we at the S2BN Guelph strive to reimagine the graduate student experience as an opportunity to train not just the next generation of career academics, but also the next generation of entrepreneurs and key opinion leaders in industry.

HOW:  We will supplement current graduate student training with skill-focused content and networking opportunities to improve student readiness for the broad range of post-graduate careers available in today’s fast-growing world.  This is accomplished by using the S2BN brand as a platform to host skill development workshops and a variety of informative panels, with the mission to connect graduate students with highly skilled and successful mentors from a broad range of non-academic careers. 

WHAT: The S2BN is building a network of business-minded scientists all aiming to increase commercialization and entrepreneurship in the life sciences.  

Event Timeline

August: How to Feel Comfortable Outside of Your Comfort Zone: A Networking Workshop

Get tips from our president, Mathew Platt, about how to comfortably network. A guided networking workshop will follow the presentation. Register here!

September: MSc or PhD: Maximizing Your Graduate Experience for Career Success

We welcome Nezar Rghei, MSc and VP of strategic partnerships at Ontario Genomics, and Mathew Platt, recent UofG PhD graduate share how to translate your graduate skills into industry. Register here!

October: RBC Presents – Building Your Brand: A Workshop

This workshop will assist graduate students with marketing themselves adequately using their CVs, resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Regsiter here!

November: Stay tuned for event details!

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