Biological Sciences Career Night

Date and Time


Location: Zoom ***To participate fully, ensure that you have the latest version of the Zoom software 

Biological Sciences Career Night Poster


Itinerary: The evening will include a brief welcome and 4 concurrent breakout rooms featuring themed-based panels showcasing alumni working in various industries 

Welcome, Alumni Panels and Q&A: 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm 

Animal Panel and Q&A

  • Ashley McLaren, MSc, 2007, Large Mammal Research Program Biologist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Chris Early, MSc, 2013, Interpretive Biologist, The Arboretum at the University of Guelph
  • David Stephenson, MSc, 1984, President/Senior Biologist, Natural Resource Solutions Inc.
  • Sarra Gourlie, MSc, 2016, Nutrition Science Supervisor, The Toronto Zoo
  • Stefanie MacEwan, BSc, CWR, 2006, Executive Director & Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator, Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue

Environment Panel and Q&A

  • Bruce Gray, BSc, 1983, Operations Officer, Diving, Environment and Climate Change Canada 
  • Dinuka Gunaratne, BSc, 2011, Career Education Strategy and Communications Specialist, University of Waterloo
  • Ryan Eagleson, MSc, 2016, Marine Planner/Marine Ecosystem Scientist, Parks Canada
  • Samantha Salter, DVM MPH, 2008, Territorial Epidemiologist, Government of Yukon 

Health Care Panel and Q&A

  • Emma Plater, MScPT, 2013, Adjunct Faculty
  • Jane Rutherford, MSc, 2003, Exercise Specialist, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Katie Laurin, MSc, MOst, 2012, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Bloom Osteopathy (self-employed)
  • Kim Bretz, 1997, Naturopathic Doctor (self-employed)
  • Michael Argent, MPH MD, 2007, Resident Doctor (subspecialist trainee), University of Ottawa 

Private Sector and Public Policy Panel and Q&A

  • Dan Gibson, BSc, MA, 1991, Global Business Development Manager, Northern Digital Inc.
  • David Gundermann, PhD, 2006, Chief Scientific Officer, Blue Star Nutraceuticals
  • Elie Chamoun, PhD, 2018, Science Advisor, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Matthew Kassis, BSc, 2011, Provincial Constable, Ontario Provincial Police


Registration deadline: 2:00 pm on March 31, 2021 ***All registered students will receive the Zoom link by email on the day of the event 

Students of all years and majors are encouraged to attend! 

Click here to register!

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