Past Events - Edmonton

Feb 12, 2020

Cultivating a Career in the Cannabis Industry - Meeting experts from Aurora Cannabis

A panelist of four professionals from Aurora Cannabis networked with students after answering questions about the ins and outs of the cannabis industry during this 2 hour event.

Thanks to our knowledgable speakers: Isaac Greenwood, Senior Product Manager, SKU Team; Annaliese Kibler, MSc, Director of Regulatory Affairs; Tyler Kibler, Director of Industrial Design; Blake Power, BSc, Senior Project Manager, Industrial Design.

Session objectives:

  • Learn the current status of the cannabis industry in Canada

  • Discuss career opportunities for students from the science fields 

  • Gain insight from experts working inside the cannabis industry  

Jan 29, 2020

Boosting Biotech Initiatives to bring Pharmaceutical Internships and Mentorship to Alberta

BioAlberta co-hosted this event which provided attendees an opportunity to network and learn about increasing biotech initiative to attract internships and mentorship in the pharmaceutical industry. BioAlberta is a member-driven association that represents and promotes the province's vibrant and diverse life sciences industry. Through many partnerships and collaborations, BioAlberta is dedicated to promoting Alberta's life science sectors locally, nationally and internationally.


Session objectives:

  • Learn about state of the biotechnology industry in Alberta

  • Understand the relationships being cultivated between multinational pharmaceutical companies and BioAlberta

  • Discuss mentorship opportunities available for students

Nov 19, 2019

The curvy career path towards becoming a Medical Science Liaison

This seminar event gave attendees the opportunity to learn from the experiences of speaker Dr. Eric Pesarchuck about his journey to becoming a Medical Science Liaison. Dr. Pesarchuk, a Medical Scientist with Kite, a Gilead company, is responsible for their oncology and cell therapy portfolio as a field-based Medical Affairs representative in western Canada.


The session objectives are to:

  • Learn about making the leap from academia to industry

  • Understand the role of a Medical Science Liaison in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Discuss skills and values that make candidates a good fit in this role

Nov 07, 2019

Coffee With: Dr. Kyle Nishiyama - The journey of Mikata Health

Dr. Kyle Nishiyama shared a coffee with attendees of this event and discussed tips on how to successfully launch your start-up in Alberta. Dr. Nishiyama is co-founder of Mikata Health, a successful digital health start-up that uses artificial intelligence to connect patients and doctors.


Session Objectives:

•Learn how to develop and launch marketable technology

•Discuss the challenges of starting a company in Alberta 

•Understanding the dynamics of working at a start-up 

Oct 22, 2019

Launching your Health-Technology Startup

This was a seminar and panel discussion about how to launch a health-technology startup given by scientists that started their own companies. This event was hosted by TEC Edmonton during Edmonton Startup week. 

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