Carleton will be holding a Life Sciences Day on May 5th in the Richcraft Building (formerly River Building) to showcase our activities to a broad audience drawn from the Carleton community, Government agencies and the private sector. With a target of over 250 attendees, the goal is to bring together academic, government and industry sectors to build awareness of the important work encompassed by Life Sciences at Carleton University

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 several departments from multiple faculties including:

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Engineering and Design

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty of Public Affairs

Event Program:

The Life Sciences Day Program will include a keynote presentation, exciting panel discussions, innovative research presentations, and program demonstrations. Throughout the day, student posters will be showcased with prizes for the top 3 posters as judged by an external committee. The panel discussions and presentations will underscore the variety of Life Sciences research ongoing at Carleton.

To demonstrate the breadth of the Life Sciences we have chosen three key thematic directions:

  • Changing Contexts for Human Health
  • Medical Technologies and Big Data
  • The Biosphere and Human Well Being

Parallel presentations by Carleton researchers will highlight Carleton’s strengths 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 amongst 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.