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Meet Our Winnipeg Team 

The S2BN team at the University of Manitoba works collaboratively to host events for undergraduate and graduate students looking to enhance their skill set and prepare themselves for the workforce after completing their studies.

Contact the Winnipeg Chapter of the S2BN at:



Juanita Garcia

Undergraduate Student

I am fourth year undergraduate student in the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba. I am interested in spinal cord injury research, specifically the effects of electrical stimulation and exercise in improving function and movement after injury. I also worked on a project to identify the validity of International Codes of Disease (ICD) codes in the identification of spinal cord injuries in Manitoba. I am excited to bridge the gap between academia and industry and get undergraduates and graduate students to learn and explore all the different opportunities available. 

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Marketing Coordinator

Sarah Rauf

Undergraduate Student

I am in my fourth year of my Bachelor of Science (Maj.) Co-op degree in Integrative Biology. I have an eclectic history in science - from working alongside field technicians in South Africa studying sex-ratio biases in ground squirrels to working parallel with arctic biologists in government labs analyzing changes in marine vertebrate physiology in response to climate stressors. I am passionate abut bridging the gap between science and industry. I joined Science to Business to promote opportunities beyond academia to both undergraduate and graduate students.


VP Marketing

Andrew WH Tse

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. I was trained in medical biophysics and biomedical engineering at Western University. My research is on translational biotechnology such as nanoparticle drug delivery systems and biosensors. Currently I am investigating potential methods of drug delivery to administer microRNAs as potential therapeutic options using nanoparticles to rescue abnormal fetal lung development in CDH, while minimizing maternal exposure. I am excited to contribute to a team that is dedicated to helping trainees succeed and develop professionally. 


Events Coordinator, Treasurer

Bill Li

Undergraduate Student

I am a fourth year undergraduate student in the Faculty of Science. I work with a lab team, helping to culture human lung cells and perform western blots for certain proteins of interest. This work is a small contribution to the larger goal of the lab, which is to understand asthma at the cellular level and how certain drugs can influence the cellular pathways within the lung tissue. I joined S2BN to expand my horizons and gain more experience in the fields of science and business.


Gunjan Thapar

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Representative

Undergraduate Student

I am in my fifth year of my Bachelor of Science (Maj.) Co-op degree in Biochemistry degree. I believe diversity and inclusion in STEM is paramount to fostering innovative scientific research and enriching the STEM community. I joined S2BN in order to facilitate this change, and I volunteered for the SDEIC position help foster a diverse S2BN community. I want to make S2BN-Manitoba more inclusive and welcoming place for any Manitoban. 


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