Industry Insider

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Learn how specific industry sectors are organized and what kinds of roles might be available within it.

 

Industry Insider: A Closer Look at AI Careers

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00pm
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Wondering how to apply your advanced AI knowledge and build a career in industry? related questions. This talk will be of particular interest to PhD’s & Postdocs across STEM fields, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science & Physics.

Bio:

Role - Jacomo Corbo is a cofounder of QuantumBlack and its Chief Scientist. He focuses on the problem of applying AI and other technology to improving the quality and scalability of QuantumBlack’s client delivery. He is passionate about helping organizations adopt AI at scale to radically improve their performance, and is responsible for architecting and overseeing work at some of QuantumBlack’s most important clients to ensure they do just that.  Jacomo leads QuantumBlack’s R&D efforts in QB/Labs, with a specific focus on methodological innovations and lately the use of deep learning and AutoML to solve the most complex challenges that QuantumBlack works on across industries.

Selected Experience - Since 2011, Jacomo has served as a Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.  For five years previously, he served as the Canada Research Chair in Information and Performance Management (2011 – 2015). Prior to this, he was a visiting scholar and research fellow in the Operations and Information Management Department at the Wharton School (2008 – 2010). Between 2006 and 2008, Jacomo was the Race Strategist for the Renault F1 Team Ltd. and was subsequently the Chief Race Strategist for the Lotus Renault F1 Team

Background - Jacomo holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at Harvard University, an S.M. in Applied Mathematics from the Harvard Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University.Jacomo's research has been funded by grants from the National Research Council of Canada, the National Science Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, as well as by companies such as The Boeing Company, GE, and IBM.

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Industry Insider Talk: A Closer Look at Policy Careers

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00pm
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Interested in building a policy career in the private or public sector? Wondering where to start?  Hear what Mario Iacobacci, PhD , Partner, Economic Advisory, Deloitte Canada has to say about careers in private sector consulting and within the various levels of government in the public sector. A Q & A will follow.

Presented in conjunction with the Max Bell School of Public Policy

Bio:

Mario Iacobacci is a Partner in the Economic advisory practice at Deloitte Canada. He has led a career at the intersection of economics, public policy and business strategy. With over 25 years of experience at board and executive levels with clients in North America and Europe, Mario brings a commercial perspective to problem solving in the economic and public policy realms. He has an international track record in infrastructure economics, including cost-benefit analysis, funding and financing. He has also led multiple projects examining competition, pricing and regulatory issues in a range of different markets. Mario’s primary sectors of expertise include transportation and industrials, infrastructure, labour markets and the public sector.

Mario holds a PhD in Economics from Cambridge University in the UK.

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Industry Insider: The Pharma Sector Under a Microscope

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Curious to learn more about employment opportunities in the Pharma sector for PhD’s? Nathalie Magnus MSc, PhD will give you an overview of key career paths and answer your questions!

Bio:

Nathalie Magnus completed her PhD in the department of Experimental Medicine at McGill in 2014, at this time she started her first role in pharma medical affairs as a medical science liaison. In 2018, Nathalie began a new role as Associate Director of Medical Affairs and Medical Information for Teva Canada, where she is today. Nathalie is happy to answer questions about the pharmaceutical industry and eager to share the possibilities for graduate students ready to start new careers.

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Industry Insider: A Closer Look at Science Communications Careers

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Interested in learning more about science communication & medical writing?  Come hear Jordanna Bermack, PhD share what it takes to break into this field and answer questions you may have.

Bio:

Jordanna Bermack completed her PhD in Neuroscience from McGill University in 2004 followed by a post-doctoral position in Molecular Neuroscience from University of Ottawa. Jordanna then decided to leave research to work as a medical writer for a medical communications agency before moving to a position at a medical device/pharmaceutical company. There she worked for 6 years for both the Canadian and Global Medical Departments. She then worked at a medical education agency before making the decision to go out on her own as a freelancer/consultant in March 2014. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to work on a variety of different types of medical publications and educational programs in a wide range of therapeutic areas and with many different healthcare professionals nationally and globally. She has also taught medical writing courses as part of the Continuing Education Program at Concordia.

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Industry Insider: A Closer Look at Careers in Policy Making

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Interested in building a career in policy making? Wondering where to start? Wondering what is the difference between a career in politics vs. a career in public service?  Hear what Lionel Fritz Adimi, MA Political Science – International Relations, and Senior Policy Advisor at the Office of the President of the Treasury Board, has to say and answer your questions.

Presented in conjunction with the Max Bell School of Public Policy

Bio:

Lionel Fritz Adimi cumulates more than four years working as a political staff both at the federal and provincial levels. He is currently serving as a senior policy advisor for the Honorable Jean-Yves Duclos, President of the Treasury Board of Canada. Prior to that, he worked as a policy advisor for then-minister of Tourism, Official Languages and la Francophonie, the Honorable Melanie Joly. Lionel Fritz Adimi also served as a political advisor to two ministers in the Quebec government.

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Industry Insider: A Closer Look at Environmental Engineering & Water Management
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Interested in learning more about how your bioresource engineering degree can help you build a career in environmental engineering and water management?  Come to this talk by Nicolas Francoeur-Leblond, to hear more about the career path and answer your questions.

Bio:

Nicolas Francoeur-Leblond - Nicolas is a senior water management engineer at Teck Resources, Canada’s largest diversified mining company, and currently works toward reducing the impact of mining activities on water quality in the Elk River watershed, British Columbia. Nicolas obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Bioresource) at Macdonald Campus of McGill University and went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Water Science at the National Institute for Scientific Research in Québec City. He now enjoys a solid track record in water resources management covering a vast array of projects in the fields of mining, contaminated site characterization and remediation as well as irrigation engineering. Prior to working for Teck, Nicolas was employed at the Detour Lake gold mine in Northeastern Ontario where he developed an integrated water management plan and oversaw the implementation of associated infrastructure across the mine site.

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