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Career Connect :
Centre for Drug Research and Development

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We are very excited to invite you to our first Career Connect event of the year, a very special opportunity brought to you by the Student Biotechnology Network and the Centre for Drug Research and Development. On October 29th, CDRD will be opening their doors to talk directly to a select group of students about exciting careers in life science research, biotechnology and drug development. The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) is Canada’s fully-integrated national drug development and commercialization centre, providing expertise and infrastructure to enable researchers from leading health research institutions to advance promising early-stage drug candidates. Their mandate is to de-risk discoveries stemming from publicly-funded health research and transform them into viable investment opportunities for the private sector — thus successfully bridging the commercialization gap between academia and industry, and translating research discoveries into new therapies for patients. CDRD is a national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

This is a very good chance for students at the cusp of their careers to interact directly with employees of CDRD, learn about careers at CDRD in many aspects of the company, and get an up-close-and-personal look at the workings of a high class life sciences workplace!

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Time and Location

Date: October 29th, 2013
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Room 4303, CDRD Offices, 4th Floor UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, 2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3

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Reasons to Attend

  • Learn about various departments and their roles in making CDRD a successful organization
  • Hear personal career development stories from CDRD employees
  • Find out which skills and qualifications you should have to be considered for a position within a specific department
  • Understand the potential for your career development
  • Network with CDRD employees and fellow students
  • Visit a highly successful life science workplace and tour their facilities

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Time Topic Speaker


Student Registration



Kimberly Girling / Brian Duff


CDRD Overview and Career towards CEO

Karimah Es Sabar


Career in Biologics

John Babcook


Career in Intellectual Property

Dave Rogers


Career in Business Development

Jon Jafari


Career in Medicinal Chemistry

Elyse Bourque


Career in Biotech Management

Jason Crawford


Career in Academia / Biotech

Michael Underhill


Panel Discussion

All Speakers


Facility Tour

Brian Duff



Note, schedule is subject to change, depending on speaker availability. More information on speakers coming soon!

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Apply Today!

All applications will be reviewed by a panel of individuals from the SBN Executive Team. Successful applicants for Career Connect Biotechnology: CDRD will be notified on OCTOBER 22nd 2013. There is a maximum capacity of 20 students for this event. These events are very popular and fill up quickly, so we recommend you to apply early!

A light lunch is included with registration

Applications are now closed.

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