HR Microscope June 2019

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June 2019

Precision NanoSystems Inc. uses the ISI Grant to hire a PhD Student

The ISI Grant Program is helping tech companies hire students from a range of programs and faculties who attend public and private post-secondary schools in BC. With the help of the ISI Grant Program, biotech company Precision NanoSystems Inc. was able to hire a PhD student to develop new technologies and products for nanomedicine applications.

Interview with Anitha Thomas, Head of Formulation, R&D, and Rupsa Gupta, Drug Delivery and Formulations Intern.

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Novo Nordisk Canada Joins BioTalent Canada National Partnership Network

BioTalent Canada today announced Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. has joined its national Partnership Plus network. The partnership is a perfect fit for two organizations who take pride in empowering their employees to make a difference in Canada’s bio-economy.

Novo Nordisk employs more than 300 people in Canada and has maintained a focus on employee-centred values and career advancement, and in turn, was recognized as a Top 100 Employer in Canada in 2015 and 2016.

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Specialized life sciences job board now available in Quebec thanks to BioTalent Canada and BIOQuébec

BIOQuébec and BioTalent Canada have announced a collaboration agreement to facilitate access to human resources services specific to life sciences and biotech for all Quebec companies working in that sector.

This promising new project will help Quebec’s biotech industry manage its workforce strategically by providing human resources tools and information services through The PetriDish™ job search and job offer platform on the BIOQuébec website. This will attract new workers to the biotechnology sector by opening up job offers to a wide target audience. It will also enable future employees to post their availability and skill sets. BIOQuébec will be the sole official host of the job board for the entire province of Quebec.

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Winner of the 2019 Catalyst Award for Top New Biotech Hire announced

BioTalent Canada announced today that Mina Huang, Co-op Research & Development student with the Intestinal Team at STEMCELL Technologies, is the winner of BioTalent Canada’s 2019 Catalyst Award for Top New Hire. The announcement was made publicly at STEMCELL Technologies’ Station Street office in front of a group of peers and industry leaders. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $1,000.

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Bioscience Association Manitoba | Gowling WLG | HealthPartners | Business Wire | New Ventures BC | Novo Nordisk


Bioindustrial Innovation Canada | BioNB | BioNova | BIOQuébec | Life Sciences Ontario | LifeSciences BC
PEI BioAlliance | Bioenterprise | ACCES Employment | BioLAB Business | City of Mississauga
Seneca College | Health City | University of Calgary Schulich School of Engineering | University of Manitoba


BIOTECanada | Medtech Canada | Renewable Industries Canada | BioAlberta
Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization | Biotech Primer | City of Toronto | Food Processing Skills Canada

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BioConnect | BioVectra | Charles River Laboratories | eSight |IMV-Inc. | Synaptive Medical | Spartan Bioscience
Therapure Biopharma | Zymeworks | Neopharm Labs

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