Showcasing Life Sciences Research at Carleton and Beyond

Carleton will be hosting its third annual Life Sciences Day on May 1, 2019. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the second level conference rooms and atrium of Richcraft Hall (formerly River Building). With a target of over 300 attendees, the university aims to bring together academic, government and industry sectors to build awareness of the important work encompassed by Life Sciences at Carleton.
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Life Sciences Day will showcase Carleton’s activities in the Life Sciences in the broadest sense, providing a unique opportunity for students and researchers in Life Sciences to meet and explore partnership possibilities with the industry and government attendees. This multidisciplinary event will bring together research from multiple faculties, including the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Engineering and Design, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Public Affairs.


Life Sciences Day 3.0 Highlights Groundbreaking New Research

Human health doesn’t begin at birth – or even at conception. “The origins for health, development and disease trajectories occur even earlier than that,” says Kristin Connor, assistant professor in the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease in Carleton University’s Department of Health Sciences. That’s because parental health before and at conception, and during the early stages of pregnancy, can influence the health and development of a fetus and then the lifelong health of that individual after birth.

Connor shared her research at the Human-Microbe Interactions session of Life Sciences Day 3.0, an all-day event that brought together academia, government and entrepreneurs to share their work.

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Event Program

The Life Sciences Day 3.0 program will include a keynote presentation, exciting panel discussions, innovative research presentations and program demonstrations. Check out the detailed program and list of speakers for this year’s event!

This year’s program will focus on the following themes:

  • Ottawa Life Sciences Ecosystem
  • Plant Sciences
  • Human-Microbe Interactions

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to visit several exhibitor booths in the Richcraft Atrium. This year, exhibitors include Carleton’s Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering and Design, MacOdrum LibraryDepartment of PsychologyDepartment of HistoryREADi, and Industry and Partnership Services, as well as IEEEMitacs, and the Society for Neuroscience – Ottawa Chapter.

The event will also include a Poster Competition, for which over 30 students will be selected and provided with an opportunity to present their research. Throughout the day, student posters will be showcased, with cash prizes being awarded to all three groups (undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral) as judged by an external committee.

Parallel presentations by Carleton researchers will underscore the variety of Life Sciences research ongoing at Carleton across all faculties. Following a networking lunch and poster viewing, an exploration of industry needs and partnership potential will be explored by a panel discussion of members of the Life Sciences industry in Ontario.

A mid-afternoon reception will allow networking time to further investigate areas of potential interest among attendees. Business and industry participants will also have the opportunity to meet with students through a facilitated networking program. Industry, life science organizations and government agencies will be invited to participate in this novel event.