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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. 

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. 

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​Advisory Board 

Ken Hughes


    Sylvain Thout

    Apotex Inc.

    Gary Kidson


    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, Ryerson 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

            Noor Naqvi

            Content Development Specialist, Ryerson University

            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, Ryerson University

            Trevor McPherson

            President & CEO, Mississauga Board of Trade

            Vanessa Kammer

            Director of Projects, BioTalent Canada

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