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The Life Sciences Talent Accelerator prepares talent for employment within the vital Ontario Life Sciences industry. 

Talent will participate in live seminars, complete training courses, and gain hands-on experience through an immersive role-playing training environment. 
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Preparing Talent for Employment 

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​About Life Sciences

The government of Canada has recently highlighted a decades-long decline in Canada’s domestic biopharmaceutical industry. 

This significant decline in the sector has resulted in a shortage of skilled and experienced talent, impacting Ontario’s position in the Biomanufacturing and Life Sciences sector. 

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About this Program

The Life Sciences Talent Accelerator program aims to address this shortage by offering experiential learning opportunities to new graduates, effectively helping a new generation of talent seamlessly transition into the Biomanufacturing and Life Sciences industry. 

​Advisory Board 

Ken Hughes


    Sylvain Thout

    Apotex Inc.

    Gary Kidson


    Dan Juskovic


      Jackie O’Connor

      City of Mississauga

      Trevor McPherson


      Amanda Wright

      PSG of Canada

      Christine Allen

      adMare Bio

      Sam Richezza

      MIP Labs

      Farhad Ein-Mozaffari

      Toronto Metropolitan University

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      ​​​Administrative Team

      Andreia Moretzsohn

      Life Sciences SDF Project Manager, Toronto Metropolitan University

        Andy Donovan

        Director, Life Sciences Ontario

        Adnan Syed

         Director, Talent Accelerator Programs, Toronto Metropolitan University

        Daphne Jaques

        Executive Assistant, BioTalent Canada

          Ed Sykes

          Director, Center for Mobile Innovation, Sheridan

          Jason Field

          President & CEO, Life Sciences Ontario

          Melissa Alzaeim

          Research Development Lead, Sheridan College

          Vanessa Kammer

          Director of Projects, BioTalent Canada

          Patti Proulx

          CPA, BioTalent Canada

          Sam Richezza

          Entrepreneur and Executive, MIP Labs

          Seth Climenhaga

          Applied Computer Sciences Undergraduate Trainee, Sheridan College

          Siobhan Williams

          Director, Marketing and Communications, BioTalent Canada

          Stephen Waldman

          Associate Dean Research & External Partnerships, Toronto Metropolitan University

          Trevor McPherson

          President & CEO, Mississauga Board of Trade

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