Recapping 13th Annual LSCDS Career Day

LSCDS Career Day: Spotlights Written by Vaibhav Bhandari On the 23rdof April 2019, the LSCDS hosted its annual Career Day. Hoping to connect graduate students in the life sciences with professionals in industry, the 13thedition of this event served as an invitation for the students to explore future possibilities outside academia. Scientists with advanced degrees [...]

By |2019-06-11T09:07:54+00:00June 11th, 2019|Career Development, Vaibhav Bhandari|0 Comments

Women in Science: Achieving equal opportunity

Written by Kyla Germain On March 9th, thousands of Toronto women and men rallied down Yonge Street for the International Women’s Day March. The theme, ‘We Are Fearless,’ artfully captured the current feminist tone which is unafraid to protest the inequalities still faced by women around the globe. Amid the colourful signs and vigorous chanting, [...]

A Conversation on the Non-Academic Employability of Life Science PhDs

Written by Pailin Chiaranunt Universities worldwide award PhD degrees in the life sciences at an increasing rate, yet the number of tenure-track positions remains relatively constant (1). It is no surprise that pessimism about the oversupply and employability of PhDs has become an important talking point among graduate students. On top of that, as the [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:14:53+00:00January 29th, 2019|Career Development, Pailin Chiaranunt, Potential Careers|2 Comments

Year-End Review: The Industry Team Case Study

Written by: Bassem Toeama 2017-2018 Year-End Review: The Industry Team Case Study Today, we celebrate the Life Sciences Career Development Society’s (LSCDS) 17th birthday. In recognition of the pioneering work that LSCDS has done in bridging the gap between academia and the life sciences industry, we bring to you a highlight of our work, the [...]

By |2018-12-21T12:40:24+00:00December 14th, 2018|Bassem Toeama, Career Development, Personal Stories, Potential Careers|0 Comments

Planning Career Development Outside of Academia

We would like to share with you an excellent paper written by the Science Career Impact Project in collaboration with the Life Sciences Career Development Society that discusses non-academic careers for life sciences PhDs. This paper examines HOW life sciences PhDs gain the necessary skills to prepare themselves for the job market and improve their employability. The [...]

By |2018-12-06T09:16:16+00:00December 6th, 2018|Career Development, Potential Careers|0 Comments