The Beyond the B.Sc. Conference is designed to introduce science students to a diverse array of non-traditional career pathways. Our goal is to help these students find support and mentorship, get career advice and connect with their peers.
This conference offers comprehensive professional development for science students, with a tripartite focus on leadership, confidence, and diversity. Attendees will leave the conference with a strong and developed understanding of the unconventional career pathways that Bachelor of Science graduates may follow.
Partnering with BMSCU, UWiSR, and WiCS, we plan to bring young minds of Toronto an opportunity to extend their knowledge on EDI, acquire new professional skills and eventually succeed in the workforce. This is the first science conference at Ryerson University, and we are aiming to make this an annual conference with more greater opportunities for to come.
The conference will feature a day of activities designed to promote the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as leader ship skills within the field of science. We have planned several hands-on and interactive workships with keynote speakers throughout the day to build your skillset. The workshops and speakers for the conference are posted below:
Speak UP! With Toastmasters
Develop communication, public speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. Learn to shed your inhibitions, improve your speaking skills and express yourself with confidence and comfort. Toastmasters strive to provide fun and stress-free activities, in a positive environment that cater to improving self-confidence and personal growth. Connect with yourself and your confidence.
Connect with K’Nex
B.I.Y. - Build It Yourself
Looking for a better way to apply your scientific knowledge? In this workshop teams will be asked to create an object of their choice using standard materials included in provided. Think it, Build It and then Sell It! A judges panel will convene to choose the team(s) that create the best product and how they market it. This workshop allows individuals to be creative with their craft, problem solve and think critically as well as learning a bit about marketing as well.
The definition of leadership is interchangeable. How you choose to view leadership is shaped by your experiences. In this session, participants will reflect on their personal experiences and how they have contributed to their personal growth and leadership development.
Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy specializes in intellectual property litigation and has over a decade of experience litigating copyright, patent and trademark matters, with a focus on pharmaceuticals. Since her call to the Ontario Bar in 2004, she has appeared as counsel before the Federal Court, the Ontario Court and the Supreme Court of Canada in a variety of intellectual property matters. Prior to obtaining her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, Sangeetha obtained a B.Sc. in molecular biology from the University of Toronto.
Laura Suen is a nuclear physicist, currently working for the Canadian Radiation Protection Services, has studied anti-matter, dark matter, gamma radiation and lasers.. When Laura was 23, she appeared on Discovery’s Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All and CBC’s Canada’s Smartest Person, where she placed second overall. Laura also uses her time to apply her scientific background to promote STEM outreach.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?