The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) and the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at the University of Guelph are offering a new Master of Biotechnology program. Students will take two semesters of courses in science, business and communications. In the third (and optional fourth) semesters, students will undertake a research project under faculty supervision.
The hands-on research project could include:
- Conducting experiments in a faculty member’s laboratory
- Conducting experiments in an industry laboratory, with oversight by a faculty member
- Developing a business plan or commercialization plan under the supervision of a faculty member
How can an Industry Partner get involved with the program?
- Be a guest lecturer in a science, business or communications course
- Be a guest speaker at a student networking event
- Host a site visit for students in the program
- Collaborate with a U of G faculty member on a student research project
What does an Industry Partner need to know about research projects?
- This is a course, not a co-op term. Industry partners do not pay a stipend or salary to the students.
- Projects can be 4- or 8-months long.
- Research can be conducted on the University campus, in external research/business facilities, or in a combination of both.
- All students must have a University of Guelph faculty supervisor who oversees the project.
- Students must present their work in a written report, as well as oral poster, at the end of the course.
- Projects may be laboratory-based research projects or business projects involving the commercialization of innovation or business planning for the life sciences sector.
- Projects must:
- Be of interest to your company/organization
- Involve hands-on research, analysis, or planning
- Make a contribution to the industry
- Provide students with employment skills relevant to the life sciences industry
What are the pathways for our graduating students?
- Employment in the life science industry
- Employment in non-profit/industry organizations, or the public sector
- Continue graduate studies at the Ph.D. level
- Start their own company