Life Sciences Day brings together academic, government and industry sectors to build awareness of the important work encompassed by life sciences researchers at Carleton and provide a unique opportunity for attendees to network and explore partnership possibilities.

Life Sciences Day 6.0: The Talent Ecosystem

Get Ready to Explore the Life Sciences Talent Ecosystem in Ottawa - Register Now for This Year's Event!

Life Sciences Day 6.0 is packed with exciting presentations and panel discussions focused on the Life Sciences Talent Ecosystem in Ottawa. The day will kick off with the Life Sciences Ontario Breakfast Forum from 8 to 9 a.m. Following the breakfast, registrants will be treated to a series of engaging talks, including an update from Ken Lawless, Executive Director of the Ottawa Health and Life Sciences Innovation Hub, on the recently-funded Canadian Pandemic Preparedness Hub.

But that’s not all – the day will wrap up with a delicious lunch and an inspiring life sciences student poster session from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to connect with other professionals in the industry and learn about the latest developments in life sciences. Register now and join us on the day!


Thursday, May 25, 2023, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Richcraft Hall, 2nd Floor, Carleton University

7:30 a.m.
Registration opens and poster set up
8 – 9 a.m.
Life Sciences Ontario Breakfast Forum

Speaker – Dr. Jason Field, President and CEO, Life Sciences Ontario

9 – 9:30 a.m.
Coffee Break
9:30 – 9:35 a.m.
Life Sciences Day Welcome Remarks

Speaker – Dr. Maria DeRosa, Dean of Science, Carleton University

9:35 – 10:15 a.m.
The Canadian Pandemic Preparedness Hub

Chair – Dr. Maria DeRosa, Dean of Science, Carleton University

Speaker – Ken Lawless, Director, Canadian Pandemic Preparedness Hub

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
New Research Programs at Carleton

Chair – Dr. Prosenjit Bose, Chancellor’s Professor & Associate Dean (Research and International)


Dr. Allyson Brady, Assistant Professor, Biology

Dr. David Sabatino, Associate Professor, Chemistry

Dr. Koreen Millard, Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies

Dr. Menno Oudhoff, Associate Professor, Health Sciences

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Employer and Training Panel

Chair – Dr. Maura Campbell, President and CEO, Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization


Dr. David Stojdl, Senior Research Fellow and Scientific Co-Founder, Turnstone Biologics

Dr. Jennifer Quizi, Director, Biotherapeutics Manufacturing Centre and Investigator, Cancer Therapeutics Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Dr. Benoit Lessard, Co-Founder of Ekidna Sensing, and Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa

Dr. Kathleen Marsman, Patent Agent, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Ottawa)

12:30 – 2 p.m.
Lunch and Poster Session
2 p.m.  Poster Awards Announcement and Closing Remarks

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Life Sciences Day 6.0 Speakers

Life Sciences Day Poster Competition: Call for Participants

On behalf of the organizing committee for Life Sciences Day, we would like to invite you to submit an abstract to present your research at our upcoming event, Life Sciences Day 6.0, on May 25th, 2023.

The Life Sciences Day poster competition is open to all students at the undergraduate and graduate levels working on research in the Life Sciences field at large. Furthermore, students from other institutions in the Ottawa area are also invited to submit an abstract to present at the event. The deadline for abstract submission is May 11th, 2023. 

The poster competition will be held IN-PERSON in the Richcraft Building on campus, and more details about the size and format of your poster will be provided to the students whose abstracts are chosen to move forward in the competition.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three posters in both the undergraduate and graduate categories.

If you have any questions regarding the poster competition this year, please reach out to Dr. Jeffrey Smirle in the Office of the Dean of Science ( for more details.



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