[ Building Biotech-Creating Opportunities in the BC Bioeconomy ]


Building Biotech 2018 Thursday, Sept 27, 6:00pm Coast Coal Harbour Hotel View Event Details (http://thesbn.ca/Events/2018-19/building-biotech-2018)..


[ Genome BC Poster Competition 2018 ]


Upcoming: Thursday, May 24th, 2018 UBC's Pharmaceutical Sciences-Atrium Event details here (http://thesbn.ca/Events/2017-18/poster-competition-2018 )...


[ Networking Night ]


Upcoming: Tuesday, July 26th, 2017 6:30-9:00 pm, Steamworks Brewpub View Event Details (http://thesbn.ca/Events/2016-17/networking-night-July-2017)..


[ Annual General Meeting 2017 ]


Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 5:30-7:00 pm, at BC Cancer Research Centre, Dorothy Lam Boardroom, 1st floor View Event Details (https://thesbn.worldsecuresystems.com/Events/2016-17..


[ SBN Soiree 2017 ]


Wednesday June 7th, 2017 6:00pm-9:00 pm, at TELUS World of Science View Event Details (https://thesbn.worldsecuresystems.com/Events/2016-17/soiree-2017)..


[ Research Exchange & Poster Competition 2017 ]


Research Exchange & Poster Competition 2017 Thursday, May 25th, 2017 8:30am-4:00 pm, at UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building Main Foyer, 2405 Wesbrook Mall View Event D..


[ Networking Night ]


Upcoming: Thursday, April 20th, 2017 6:30PM - 9:00PM Central City Brewpub (Central City Shopping Centre, 13450 102 Ave) View Event Details ( http://thesbn.ca/Events/2016-17..


[ Career Connect - CDRD ]


Upcoming: Tuesday, March 7 2017 1:30PM - 5:00PM; 2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver View Event Details (http://thesbn.ca/Events/2016-17/career_connect_cdrd)..


[ Biotech Expo 2017 ]


Upcoming: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 5:30PM - 9:00PM Jack Poole Hall at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Center (6163 University Blvd) Event details here (http://thesbn.ca/E..


Mentorship Signup


Are you are a leader in the BC biotech community and interested in helping cultivate the next generation of biotech professionals? Become a mentor with the SBN to help us connect students in life sciences with professional development opportunities and expose to them careers in biotech beyond the bench!

Program Expectations

  1. The SBN holds regular networking events throughout the year at various locations throughout Vancouver. Attendance by our mentors is integral to the success of these events as many students come to these events to connect with individuals like yourself. We hope our mentors will make an effort to attend these events if possible.
  2. The SBN also hosts our two flagship events - “Building Biotech” and the “Biotech Expo.” These events are typically held at hotels in Downtown Vancouver and is an opportunity for the BC biotech community to come together for an evening to discuss prominent issues in the field. As a mentor, you receive complimentary admission to these events which includes dinner and drink tickets.
  3. The SBN mentorship program is an initiative aims to connect students with mentors that specialize in an area of interest to them in a one-on-one setting. If a student expresses interest in your area, a SBN representative will get in touch with you to confirm your participation. Upon being matched, you and the student will meet and allow the opportunity for the student to ask you their questions. Many of our mentorship pairings consist of only one meeting but it is up to you and the student if you would like to continue meeting.

Required Qualifications

  1. Must have a long-term position in the biotech industry or extensive industry experience
  2. Must be based in Vancouver or able to attend a number of SBN events during the year
  3. Must demonstrate potential value to our students through your responses in the below application form

Time Commitment

  • We hold events every couple of months that typically run from 6-9pm
  • Pairing in our mentorship program usually consists of a one hour meeting with the student at a next by coffee shop or bar. You may decide to meet with the student more than once

Application Form

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