Medical Writing: Achieving Organizational Goals through Effective Communication

By Adriano Vissa This month, the LSCDS Alumni Spotlight Series features medical writers. Please follow the link at the bottom of this article to see their stories. But first, let’s explore the question: What is medical writing? While many graduate students in the life sciences have traditionally been aware of industry opportunities in fields [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:46+00:00February 21st, 2017|Adriano Vissa, Potential Careers|0 Comments

Careers In Healthcare Marketing

Written by Anastassia Pogoutse On November 29th, Jessica Wong from CPC Healthcare Communications visited the University of Toronto and held a brief information session on healthcare marketing. The information session, hosted by Dr. Nana Lee, Director of Graduate Professional Development, aimed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to the world of healthcare marketing and to [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:46+00:00January 21st, 2017|Anastassia Pogoutse, Potential Careers|0 Comments

How to Find Your Own Mentor in Your Dream Career

Written by Nada Haridy Are you a few years into your graduate program and are beginning to feel lost about your career plans? Or do you have a dream career, but are not sure how to pursue it? In both cases, these are precisely the reasons why you should find a mentor. On October 27th, [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:46+00:00December 1st, 2016|Nada Haridy, Networking, Potential Careers|0 Comments

Careers in Medical Affairs – The Medical Science Liaison

Written by Anastassia Pogoutse On September 15, LSCDS had its first presentation of this year's Seminar Series. September's theme was Medical Affairs and our speaker was Nastaran Abbarin, a former co-Vice President of LSCDS who now works as a Medical Science Liaison (MSL). Nastaran defended her thesis this past spring and was able to land [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:46+00:00October 15th, 2016|Alumni Spotlight, Anastassia Pogoutse, Potential Careers|0 Comments

Get ready for LSCDS’s 10th Annual Career Day!

Written by Anastassia Pogoutse LSCDS's 10th Annual Career Day is coming up fast! This year, it will be held on May 6th, with sessions split between Sidney Smith and the Medical Sciences Building. As in previous years, attendees will have a unique chance to network with industry professionals and to attend career-focused panels. What is Career [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:47+00:00April 25th, 2016|Anastassia Pogoutse, Networking, Potential Careers|0 Comments

Kavisha Jayasundara – Health Outcomes Manager at GSK

Written by Andrew Zhai The LSCDS kicked off its 2014-2015 Seminar Series by introducing its first ever speaker in the field of health economics and health outcomes. Kavisha Jayasundara began her journey at the University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus and obtained her Bachelors in Biological Chemistry. She then when on to join UTM’s progressive MBiotech program, [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:49+00:00January 8th, 2015|Andrew Zhai, Potential Careers|0 Comments

Where Would you Fit In? Big Pharma vs. Small Start-Up

Written by: Abhiram Pushparaj You've likely heard of the big names in biopharmaceutical industry, but how many small start-ups could you name?  Overshadowed by the industry giants, small start-ups are often where many blockbuster drugs are born and raised for their early years before being licensed or acquired by the giants with the capital and expertise [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:02:49+00:00November 20th, 2014|Abhiram Pushparaj, Potential Careers|0 Comments

Health Canada Assessment Officer – Interview with Adeline Ng

Written by Alex Chiang To many life science graduates, Health Canada embodies the supreme institution that is responsible for protecting the health of all Canadians. Situated in the nation’s capital and employing over 10,000 staff members, Health Canada is the federal agency that regulates a wide variety of healthcare products, including drugs, biologics, medical devices, [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:06:23+00:00June 11th, 2013|Alex Chiang, Potential Careers|0 Comments

Career in patent law

Written by Helen Yu-Chan Chiang Patent Law is a branch of law that grants the inventor an exclusive right to use and profit from his/her invention, thereby granting the inventor a monopoly over the invention with the exchange for a full disclosure of his/her invention to the public. This exchange acts as an incentive for [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:06:23+00:00March 25th, 2013|Helen Chiang, Potential Careers|0 Comments

Career in Quality Operations

Written by Alex Chiang Why is quality important? In the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, the end product has a direct effect on public health.  In the year 2012 alone, 184 drugs have been recalled from the Canadian market. Health Canada defines ‘recall’ as “a firm’s removal from further sale … of a distributed product that [...]

By |2016-11-12T03:15:07+00:00March 6th, 2013|Alex Chiang, Potential Careers|0 Comments