Carleton will be hosting its first ever Life Sciences Day: From Technologies to Behaviours to Policies on Friday, May 5th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the second level conference rooms and atrium of Richcraft Hall (formerly River Building). The all-new event will showcase the university’s activities to a broad audience drawn from the Carleton community, government agencies and the private sector. With a target of over 250 attendees, the university aims to bring together academic, government and industry sectors to build awareness of the important work encompassed by Life Sciences at Carleton.

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 research from multiple faculties, including the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Engineering and Design, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Public Affairs.

Registration is required for this event.

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Event Program:

The Life Sciences Day Program will include a keynote presentation, exciting panel discussions, innovative research presentations, and program demonstrations. The event will also include a Poster Competition, providing undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students with an opportunity to present their research in the areas of:

  • Changing Contexts for Human Health: epidemiology, psychology, stress, mental health, neurosciences, policy, wellness, aboriginal health
  • Medical Technologies and Big Data: biomedical engineering and devices, medical physics, robotics, artificial intelligence/machine learning, bioinformatics
  • The Biosphere and Human Well Being: water, food, biomass, air

Throughout the day, student posters will be showcased, with cash prizes being awarded in all three groups as judged by an external committee. To submit a poster for consideration to be presented at Life Sciences Day, please complete the Life Sciences Day Poster Submission Form by Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Parallel presentations by Carleton researchers will underscore the variety of Life Sciences research ongoing at Carleton 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 among 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.

9:00 AM Opening Remarks
Malcolm Butler, Dean of Science
9:15 AM Keynote Speaker
“The Life Sciences Ecosystem”, Jason Fields, President Life Sciences Ontario
10:15 AM Researcher Vignettes – Concurrent Sessions
  • Changing Contexts for Human Health
  • Biosphere and Human Well-being
  • Technologies and Big Data
11:45 AM Lunch, Networking, and Poster Viewing
1:15 PM Industry/Private Sector Panel
Chaired by Gail Garland, President and CEO, Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization
3:00 PM Life Sciences Business Success Stories
4:00 PM Closing Remarks
Poster Awards Ceremony and Reception

Life Sciences Experts at Carleton:

Life Sciences at Carleton University encompasses all science, in the broadest terms, related to living organisms, be it human, animal, plant or microbes. Stakeholders include biopharmaceuticals, agriculture, neuroscience, agri-food, the bio-economy, medical devices and technologies, animal health, environmental technologies and more.