BDC Engage Symposium 2021

BDC ENGAGE APRIL 9, 2021

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

WELCOME TO OUR ALUMNI, STUDENTS, FACULTY, EMPLOYERS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Overview

The BDC Program is excited to welcome you to our annual BDC Engage Symposium, taking place on April 9, 2021! The Symposium provides an opportunity for our students to share their work and accomplishments with our community and celebrate the end of the academic year. Each year we showcase work from our third year and Master of Biomedical and Discovery Commercialization students. Please join us to celebrate the success of our students!

Agenda

Morning Session

Keynote and Third Year Undergraduate Pitches

9:30     Director’s Welcome

9:35     Keynote Speaker: Patricia Hrynyk

             Director Brand Marketing Canada, Moderna

“Reflections on building a brand and a company amidst the pandemic”

10:30   Third Year Drug Discovery and Commercialization Pitches

11:20   Winning Pitch Announcement

Afternoon Session

Master of BDC Internship Presentations

1:30     Director’s Welcome

1:35     Session One – Master of BDC Internship Presentations

2:15     Session Two – Master of BDC Internship Presentations

2:55     Session Three – Master of BDC Internship Presentations

3:35     Winning Presentation Announcement

3:40     Open Q&A with Master of BDC Students

Keynote Speaker: Patricia Hrynyk

Director Brand Marketing Canada, Moderna

“Reflections on building a brand and a company amidst the pandemic”

Headshot of Patricia Hrynyk

Patricia Hrynyk recently joined Moderna at a critical time as Director Brand Marketing, where she leads commercial brand strategy and execution in Canada in the vaccines and therapeutics space.  She has over 16 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in progressively senior roles across sales, marketing, and business development. She brings deep expertise and knowledge of the public health system in Canada, having collaborated with stakeholders to launch new vaccines and therapeutics in the Canadian market and through the execution of innovative commercial strategies to drive growth across numerous pharmaceutical manufacturer portfolios. Patricia holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology & Pharmacology Co-op from McMaster University, an MBA Co-op from the University of Windsor and is an active member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association where she serves as Marketing & Communications Lead for the Toronto Chapter.

Third Year Undergraduate Pitches

The third year BDC student teams have been working alongside their research mentors (Dr. Lesley MacNeil and Dr. Yu Lu) to design creative solutions to biomedical problems. The 12 teams have each created an amazing poster that will be accompanied by a three-minute pitch.

Master of BDC Internship Presentations

The Master of BDC students will be presenting an overview of their internship experience in the pharmaceutical, therapeutic, biotechnology and consulting sectors, and how the experience has prepared them for the next steps in their career.

SESSION ONE – 1:30 PM

Headshot of Nikhil Sharma

Nikhil Sharma

Clinical Operations Intern

Retispec

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Yonathan Agung

Yonathan Agung

Business Development Intern

AmacaThera

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Yasamin Allahverdi

Yasamin Allahverdi

Business Analyst Intern

Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Dawood Al-Wattar

Dawood Al-Wattar

Business Analytics Intern

AstraZeneca

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Shilpa Bhardwaj

Shilpa Bhardwaj

Health Economics and Market Access Associate

Cosm Medical

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Maaha Chaudhry

Maaha Chaudhry

Marketing Intern

Neurescence

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Christopher Juman

Christopher Juman

Health Economics and Market Access Associate

Johnson & Johnson

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Katrina Cordovado

Katrina Cordovado

Business Development Analyst

The Clinic@Mac

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Aaron Park

Aaron Park

Product Manager

Trudell Medical International

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Taneya Janakan

Taneya Janakan

Associate Product Manager

Horizon Therapeutics

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Rachael Gregoris

Rachael Gregoris

Business Development Analyst

MILO

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Emily Xu

Emily Xu

Business Analyst Intern

Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Bichoy Labib

Bichoy Labib

Customer Experience and Operations Intern

Boehringer Ingelheim

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Vraj Shah

Vraj Shah

Primary Care and Medical Operations Intern

Bayer

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Ainsley Lin

Ainsley Lin

Associate Technical Regulatory Team Member

Roche

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Jonathan Moroniti

Jonathan Moroniti

Research Assistant, Value & Evidence

EVERSANA

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Harry Sandhu

Harry Sandhu

Business Development Manager

Micellae Delivery Systems

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Reeta Nan

Reeta Nan

Clinical Data Management Intern

AstraZeneca

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Ahsan Khan

Ahsan Khan

Clinical Operations Associate

Cosm Medical

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Madison Kim

Madison Kim

Marketing Specialist Intern

Neurescence

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Parisa Agahi

Parisa Agahi

Clinical Data Management Intern

AstraZeneca

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Dennis Weber

Dennis Weber

Business Development Intern

Rehabtronics

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Victoria Kirkness

Victoria Kirkness

Market Research Analyst/Research Co-ordinator

Hirota Lab, McMaster University

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Anson Lee

Anson Lee

Analyst Intern

HaloHealth

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Dana Tyrie

Dana Tyrie

Marketing Assistant

Dalton Pharma Services

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Tameem Quader

Tameem Quader

Business Development Analyst Intern

Neurescence

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Viktoriya Rybenchuk

Viktoriya Rybenchuk

Scientific Commercialization Specialist

Micellae Delivery Systems

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Sohaib Syed

Sohaib Syed

Sales & Marketing, Diabetes Intern

AstraZeneca

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Thaaniya Nanthakumar

Thaaniya Nanthakumar

Business Development Intern

Axem Neurotechnology

Click Here for More Information

Headshot of Grace Feng

Grace Feng

Marketing Intern

Hyivy Health

Click Here for More Information

Richard Wang

Medical Affairs Intern

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Canada

Click Here for More Information

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!