(VANCOUVER-VICTORIA) Mapping Your Career Journey: Lessons on Academia to Industry and Beyond
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More than ever, science is a critical backbone to building, supporting and even protecting our world. To fully harness the potential of science and the discoveries being made in research labs around Canada, we not only need a strong focus on R&D, but also on people and early and continuous professional development. The Science to Business Network (www.s2bn.org) was founded 10 years ago to break down silos between universities, industry, government and the non-profit sector and to foster a culture of collaboration, partnership and mutual understanding. Importantly, the S2BN has been focused on building a network of innovative and creative individuals within and around STEM disciplines. Through panel discussions, workshops, mentoring programs, a podcast and other collaborative initiatives, the S2BN now has 9 chapters across Canada led by more than 70 grassroots volunteers whose activities now reach more than 2500 people a year. Through his inspiring journey from academia to industry (and beyond), Dr Bruce Seet will share his career story, outline how and why he founded the S2BN and the lessons he’s learned along way that will help you better shape your career journey.
- Highlight why professional development and career management matter
- Review key steps to identify, assess, and navigate your career options
- Learn how to communicate the value of your STEM degree to employer
Bruce Seet, PhD, MBA
President/CEO and Founder, Science to Business Network
Adjunct Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto
Director, Medical Affairs, Sanofi Pasteur
Dr. Bruce Seet is a leader and advocate for enhancing Canada’s innovation infrastructure and broadening professional development opportunities for highly qualified personnel (HQP) in STEM fields. Bruce earned a B.Sc (Honours Physiology) and a Ph.D. (Microbiology and Immunology) from Western University (London, Ontario), followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital (Toronto) and an MBA at the University of Toronto. He started his career in industry at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in 2006 holding a variety of roles from medical affairs, marketing and market access. Since 2014, he’s worked as a Director, Medical Affairs at Sanofi Pasteur. Among his volunteer work, Bruce founded and serves as the President/CEO of the Science to Business Network (www.s2bn.org), a national, multi-chapter, non-profit organization. As a science communicator, he’s a frequent speaker, panelist and event moderator, and is also the host and executive producer of the S2BN Podcast. He also volunteers his time with BioCanRx, an NCE that accelerates the development of cancer immunotherapeutics in Canada. Dr. Seet is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto. He was recently recognized for his volunteer work by Life Science’s Ontario (LSO) with their 2020 LSO Community Service Award.
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