Career Day in Pharmaceutical Sciences


SSMU Building - Lev Bukhman, CA

Who: Hosted by the AAPS McGill Student Chapter and the Graduate Association of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Students (GAPTS).

Where: SSMU Building Madeleine Parent Room and Lev Bukhman Room, 3480 rue McTavish, Montreal QC, H3A 0E7

When: Friday, May 5th - Registration begins at 8:45am and the first talk starts at 9:15am, the event concludes at 6:30pm

Description: Thinking about a career in industry? Join us on Friday, May 5th to sit down with industry professionals to hear their experiences and discuss how to approach making that leap. This event will feature short talks by professionals from a variety of pharmaceutical and related industries as well as small group discussions and a networking reception.

Schedule: Registration starts at 8:45 until 9:15 and our morning session (9:15am-12:15pm) consists of three talks where our speakers will elaborate on their own experience in industry as well as the current career paths and opportunities available. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

After lunch (not included) our afternoon registration is from 1:15-1:45pm (you do not need to pay again, this is simply for keeping track of attendance), and we will have a fourth talk(1:50-2:40) followed by a "Mentor Me Over Coffee" session (2:45-5:00pm) where attendees will have the opportunity to rotate in small groups between industry professionals. You will be able to sit and chat in a small group setting for 15-20 minutes to ask questions about available career options, and gain an insider's view on the hiring process. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Our event concludes with a final networking session (5:00-6:30pm) where drinks and food will be provided. Here you can interact with more industry professionals in a less formal setting and address any remaining questions you may have.

Details: We recommend a business casual dress code and business cards (not CVs) are welcome. Registration for the event is $5.00 at the door (cash only please) and this includes a free drink ticket for the networking session. Do let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Contact: aapsmcgill.mcgill [at] or gapts.pgss [at]


How to Register: You can register for the event through myFuture by searching in "Events" for "Career Day in the Pharmaceutical Sciences." Registration is open until May 4th and is restricted to 50 participants on a first come first serve basis.

If the event has reached capacity and you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Morgan at morgan.foret [at] 



Kevin Chen, BSc Honours Biochemistry

Founder/CEO Hyasynth Bio

"Science, Startups, and walking off the beaten path"


Svelt Kristoff, MSc, CCRA, CRA Consultant

CEO Access Pharma

"Unknown career opportunities in the rewarding clinical trials industry and how to get in"


Dr. Duc Thang Nguyen, PhD

Scientific Communication Specialist at Pendopharm (Pharmascience)

"Pipetting to help people live better lives: the two ends of the spectrum"


Dr. Ankush Madaan, PhD

Scientist I, Charles Rivers Laboratories

"From Bench to Desk - CRO's as a Career Choice"



Kevin Chen - Founder/CEO (Hyasynth Bio)

Svelt Kristof - CEO (Access Pharma)

Dr. Duc Thang Nguyen - Scientific Communication Specialist at Pendopharm (Pharmascience)

Dr. Anthony Regina - Associate Director Biological Sciences (Paraza)

Dr. Mark Aurosseau - CTO and Co-Founder (eNuvio)

David Corenstein - SrCRA (Chiltern International)

And more!


Schedule at a glance:

Madeleine Parent Room:

8:45-9:15am - Registration ($5.00 that includes a drink ticket)

9:15-11:05 - Talks #1 and #2

11:05-11:20am - Coffee and snack break

11:20-12:10pm - Talk #3

12:15-1:45pm - Lunch break (not provided)

1:15-1:45pm - Registration

1:45-2:40pm - Talk #4

Lev Bukhman Room:

2:45-5:00pm Mentor Me Over Coffee Session

Madeleine Parent and Lev Bukhman Rooms:

5:00-6:30pm - Networking Session with refreshments (food and drinks)

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