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Meet Our Vancouver-Victoria Team 

The S2BN team in Vancouver and Victoria works collaboratively to host events for students looking to discover new career opportunities and enhance their skillset to prepare themselves for the workforce after graduation.

Contact the Vancouver-Victoria chapter of the S2BN at:

s2bnvancouver@s2bn.org

President

Sofya Langman

PhD Candidate

I am a 6th year PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Oncology program. My research focuses on cellular stress adaptation mechanisms and translational reprogramming in pediatric cancers. During my PhD, I had a chance to explore career paths outside academia, which inspired me to volunteer with organizations that support graduate student career development. In S2BN, I hope to facilitate many exciting events and help create a collaborative environment between academia and business.

Sponsorship Coordinator

Jennifer Luu

MSc Student

I am a third year Masters student in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. My research consists of developing a model of cellular transformation that incorporates mass spectrometry to study and screen for lung cancer. I am passionate about graduate student career development, especially in helping trainees find interesting career paths! I hope to use my experience in graduate community work and non-profit management to support S2BN’s mission of innovation in the research community.

Events Coordinator

Allyson Banville

PhD Student

I am a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Brad Nelson at the Deeley Research Centre, part of BC Cancer - Victoria. Currently, I am researching the role of tumor-infiltrating B cells (TIL-B) in ovarian cancer with the hopes of uncovering what antigens TIL-B recognize in order to discover novel targets for cancer immunotherapies. Outside of the lab, I enjoy spending time outdoors cycling, hiking, running, camping, playing ultimate frisbee, and pretty much anything else that gets me outside! I love learning and sharing knowledge, so I'm ecstatic to be part of a team dedicated to spreading awareness about career opportunities for students at the intersection of science and business and bridging the gap between these two interdependent disciplines!

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Thank you to our sponsors

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