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Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Academia to Industry Meeting 2024, A Life Sciences Career Symposium

Academia to Industry Meeting (AIM) is a multi-university full-day careers conference which will provide an interactive forum for graduate students, faculty, and industry professionals in STEM to share career advice, discuss the future of life science industry, and network.

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Academia to Industry Meeting 2024, A Life Sciences Career Symposium
Academia to Industry Meeting 2024, A Life Sciences Career Symposium

Time & Location

Jun 24, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 1T8, Canada

About the Event

Academia to Industry Meeting (AIM) is a multi-university full-day careers conference which will provide an interactive forum for graduate students, faculty, and industry professionals in STEM to share career advice, discuss the future of life science industry, and network.

The theme for AIM 2024 is "The Future of AI in Life Sciences"

Through a lens of industry disruption and innovation, we aim to explore the profound impact of AI advancements on the landscape of life sciences careers, unveiling trends in life sciences technology that are revolutionizing the field. Join us as we navigate the terrain of career path evolution, leveraging STEM degrees to maximize potential, and embracing innovation as the driving force of tomorrow's professionals in life sciences.

Early Bird tickets are available Now! (Limited tickets available) 

In-Person - $10.00 CAD ticket 

Virtual - $5.00 CAD ticket. Prices rise closer to the event.

Early Bird ticket!  $5.00 CAD In-Person ticket available for limited time. 

Ticket covers entry into the event, skills development workshops, food throughout the day (In-Person) and networking session (In-Person).

Event Programming

9:00 AM: Registration & Breakfast (In-Person)

9:30 AM: Introduction (Virtual / In-Person)

9:45 AM: Keynote Speaker (Virtual / In-Person)

11:00 AM: Panel Discussion I - Generative AI & the Future of Life Sciences (Virtual / In-Person)

12:15 PM: Lunch (In-Person)

1:00 PM: Panel Discussion II - Responding to change: Career strategy in a rapidly evolving world (Virtual / In-Person)

2:00 PM: Refreshment (In-Person)

2:30 PM: Skill Development Workshops

  • Workshop 1: Find your Skills - Discover Your Superpower (In-Person)
  • Workshop 2: Authentic Networking: Level Up Your Leadership Skills (In-Person)
  • Workshop 3: Negotiation (In-Person)
  • Workshop 4: Building a Career Toolkit: Strategies for Resumes, LinkedIn, and Cover Letters (In-Person)
  • Workshop 5: Beyond the Bachelor's: Insights into Career Trajectories (Virtual)

3:30 PM: Closing Remark & Company Info Session (Virtual / In-Person)

4:00 PM: Networking (In-Person)

Sneak peak of some panelists (more details to come) : 

Keynote speaker

TBA

Panel Discussion I: Generative AI & the Future of Life Sciences 

Dr. Pascal Tyrrell, PhD (Associate Professor | Director, Data Science, Department of Medical Imaging; University of Toronto) 

Dr. Igor Cunha, PhD (Team Lead, Matter (Advanced Materials) and AI Streams; Creative Destruction Lab logo) 

Dr. Ebrahim Bagheri, BSc, MASc, PhD, PEng (Professor | Director; NSERC CREATE program - Responsible Development of AI (RAI))

Simon Smith, MA (EVP Generative AI; Klick) 

Panel Discussion II: Responding to change: Career strategy in a rapidly evolving world

Dr. Amol Deshpande, MD, MBA  (Senior Director, Health, Venture Services; MaRS Discovery District)

Kirby James, MHSc (COO & Board Chair; HG Learning Solutions)

Dr. Anish Kaushal, MD (Associate; Amplitude Ventures) 

Dr. Garima Ghale, PhD (Senior Program Manager; Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization)

Skills Development workshops

Workshop 1: Find your Skills - Discover Your Superpower

Dr. Nana Lee, PhD (Associate Professor | Graduate Professional Development Instructor; University of Toronto)

Workshop 2: Authentic Networking: Level Up Your Leadership Skills

Jean Chow (Business & Career Coach)

Workshop3: Negotiation

Kirby James, MHSc (COO & Board Chair; HG Learning Solutions)

Workshop 4: Building a Career Toolkit: Strategies for Resumes, LinkedIn, and Cover Letters

Dr. Alex Lang, PhD, MBA (Career Coach | Manager, Medical Information; Johnson & Johnson)

Workshop 5: Beyond the Bachelor's: Insights into Career Trajectories (Virtual only)

Speakers TBA

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