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Student and Trainee Symposium

Saturday, May 7, 2016
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Julien/Gagnon/Walker

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Applying your Knowledge and Skills to Careers Outside Academia

This session is intended primarily for graduate students who wish to see the various job opportunities after graduation. Speakers from various backgrounds will communicate passionately on the reasons that pushed them to opt for academia, public nutrition (governmental positions) or working with this industry. Each speaker will present his/her work and it will be followed by a question period.


Best gig in town: My experience as an early stage investigator in academia
Dr. Jess Haines

In this presentation, I will share my experiences as an early stage investigator in academia. I will explain why I think being a faculty member is one of the best positions out there. I will also present key lessons that I have learned at the doctoral, post-doc and faculty level.  I will discuss my decision to leave a Tier 1 research institution to establish my career at a comprehensive university as well as some strategies to help achieve work-life balance.


Student Recruitment and Graduate Opportunities
Ms. Annie Thériault

This session will discuss the different Student and Graduate work opportunities that are available in the public service, including at Health Canada (HC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Participants will learn more about Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, the types of positions that are available within these departments and how they can apply to them. This session will provide the participant with an overview of the different Student employment programs, namely: the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP), the Co-op/Intership Program (COOP) and the Research Affiliate Program (RAP). It will also provide information on Graduate work opportunities, such as Student Bridging, Post-Secondary Recruitment (PSR) Campaign and jobs open to the public. If you are interested in an exciting and challenging career in the Public Service, Health Canada has many interesting positions for you to consider. Your knowledge, skills and abilities in Nutrition and other health-related areas will help bring forward the mandate of the department.


Applying your Knowledge and Skills to Careers Outside Academia
Dr. Tristin Brisbois


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