Upcoming Career Fair 2016

The Chemical Institute of Canada Toronto Section and University of Toronto ChemClub have teamed up to organize this year’s career fair. The purpose of this career fair is to equip chemists, particularly graduate students and post docs, with skills and connections required to begin their own individual careers. Speakers from a variety of career background (academia, private sector, non-profit organization) have been invited to give talks or participate in panel discussion on relevant topics. There will also be a lunch/booth session that will facilitate networking with various participants.

When: Thursday, April 21, 9 am – 5 pm

Where: Koffler House – 569 Spadina Crescent, Toronto, ON M5S 2J7, Canada

Who: Confirmed participating organizations and companies include: FP Innovations, Xerox, Intellisyn, GreenCentre, Toronto Research Chemicals, Syngenta, Alphora, Opalux, MITACS, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Let’s Talk Science, Bereskin and Parr, and more to come.

This year, Alphora and IntelliSyn Pharma are holding preliminary on-site screening interviews for potential job positions at each company. In the links here and here and here is a brief job description/requirements of what working at Alphora and IntelliSyn and SFR would entail, respectively. If you are interested in interviewing with either company, please email jay.chi@utoronto.ca with an updated CV saved as a PDF document labelled “studentname_companyname”. If you are interested in interviewing with both companies, please attach 2 separate CVs with the respective company names. Registration to the career fair is mandatory in order to apply. The deadline for CV applications for IntelliSyn and Alphora is April 14th, the deadline for SFR is April 19th.

Note: University of Toronto student card, Ryerson University student card or CIC membership card will be checked at the registration desk on the day of the event.

Tickets are $5/person for University of Toronto Chemistry, Ryerson University (Department of Chemistry & Biology) and CIC members, and $25/person for non-members. Registration can be done by following this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/uoftcictor-career-fair-2016-tickets-22629414187

Ticket sales end on April 18th. Hope to see you all there!



Time Event Comments
9:10 am – 9:25 am Registration Sign-in
9:25 am – 9:30 am Opening remarks Kris Kim (UofT)
9:30 am – 10:15 am Panel discussion Naveen Chopra (Xerox)

Kazim Agha (Ridout and Maybee)

Diane Yee (Janssen)

Mitch McLeod (MilliporeSigma)

10:15 am – 10:45 am Coffee
10:45 am – 11:15 am Speaker 1 Doug Baumann (Syngenta)
11:15 am – 11:45 am Speaker 2 Fatme Dahcheh (GreenCentre)
11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch + Booths MITACs (Jillian and Fiona)

Impact Centre (Richard McAloney)

FP Innovations (Romina Lopez)

Let’s Talk Science (Glenda Casmir)

Opalux (Marvin Mulvale)

TRC (David Dime)

Intellisyn (Jeffrey Albert/Malken Bayrakdarian)

Career Centre (TBD)

Apotex (Alan Ray)

Vive Crop (Paul Thomson)

MilliporeSigma (Mitch McLeod)


VWR (Hiba Haroon and Christopher Hr

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Speaker 3 Jeffrey Albert/Malken Bayrakdarian (Intellisyn)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Round table discussions (rotation) Andre Arsenault (Opalux)

Fatme Dahcheh (GreenCentre)

Naveen Chopra (Xerox)
Romina Lopez + Scientist (FP Innovations)

Andrea Berenbaum (Bereskin and Parr)

Melanie Mastronardi (McKinsey)

Darren Anderson (Vive Crop)

Lynn Schumacher (Hill & Schumacher)

Mitch McLeod (MilliporeSigma)

Ian Stewart (CCAB)

Hiba Haroon, Christopher Hrabchak (VWR)

Rina Carlini (HalTech)

David Dime (TRC)

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop: Career Opportunities- Converting Your Ideas Into a Business Bradford Brinton (OCE), Laura Yu (OCE)
Onsite interviews Boris Gorin (Alphora)

Jeffrey Albert (Intellisyn)

4:30 pm – 4:35 pm Closing remarks Kris Kim (UofT)


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