[ 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..


What People Say

About Our Events

It was engaging, educational and most of all..fun!

My very first SBN event was the Biotech Expo & Conference. I was amazed by all the various professionals in the biotechnology field who had come together in one place to share their experiences and ideas. I also remember what a great experience it was to attend a network workshop organized by SBN. It was engaging, educational and most of all..fun!

Mona Cheng, Research Associate in Screening, Amgen   |  Attended Biotech Expo & Conference as Member

Excellent venue to get information

The SBN Biotech Expo & Conference was particularly helpful for someone like me who is graduating soon and does not know what options I have outside of academia. It was an excellent venue to get information on a variety of opportunities and network with professionals in a fun, comfortable setting.

Frank Huynh, PhD Candidate in Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences  |  Attended Biotech Expo & Conference as Non-Member

Great way to make connections

Attending SBN events was a great way for me to make connections between what I was learning in school with what was going on the biotech industry

Stephanie Young, BSc. Hon. in Biotechnology  |  Attended as Member

Rewarding Experience for Everyone

I really appreciated the work the SBN put in and I'm sure it was a rewarding experience for everyone. I would love to stay in touch and learn more about what you guys are doing in BC and maybe emulate some of that in Alberta.

Joshua Benjamin, Master of Biomedical Technology Candidate in   |  Attended Biotech Expo & Conference as Non-Member

SBN is a great example of interdisciplinary connecting

The Student Biotechnology Network is a great example of interdisciplinary connecting. It connects ideas, students, professors and friends to help the progress of the biotechnology industry.

Tabitha Tombe, Reserach Assistant in Vancouver Prostate Centre  |  Attended Networking Soiree as Non-Member

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From Our Members

I met the right person at the right time

I met the right person at the right time, at an SBN event! It was the networking opportunities that helped me discover alternative options for my career path and connect with someone who did exactly what I wanted to pursue.

Catherine Campbell, PhD in Corporate Development Associate at Allon Therapeutics Inc.

SBN promotes collaboration

The biotechnology industry needs the collaboration of many stakeholders to be successful - human knowledge, excellent science, regulatory know-how and smart capital. The SBN is a great forum for learning and sharing of all these aspects in a beneficial and fun way.

Julia Fan Li, PhD Candidate in at University of Cambridge

Summer Internship

I'm a master's student in the bioinformatics program at UBC. I wanted to put my newly-learned skills to work at a summer internship in
industry. At the SBN Biotech Expo and Conference, I was able to meet and chat with a scientist at Boreal Genomics and arrange my current summer internship, which is both enjoyable and challenging.

S. Jackman, MSc Candidate in Bioinformatics at UBC

There is no other organization like it

There is no other organization like it. I have been privileged to work as an executive with the SBN, which has allowed me to develop skills and gain a unique insight into the Biotechnology industry. The true strength of the SBN however, and an important part of its success, are the people and students behind it all. Through the SBN I have met some amazing individuals, that will stay within my network for years to come. Thank you SBN!

Rosabel Bong, BSc. in Biotechnology, Honors at BCIT/UBC

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From Our Mentors

I enjoy contributing to the next generation of biotech leaders

I enjoy contributing whatever I can to the next generation of biotech leaders and have made longstanding acquaintances among students and other mentors.

Paul Stinson,   |  President at CAPRA International Inc.

SBN has the ear of the local industry

The events SBN hosts draw a significant fraction of the student population in the Lower Mainland studying biotechnology, and SBN has the ear of the most influential people in the local biotech industry, as evidenced by their guest speaker lists.

Eric Lagally, PhD  |  Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia

Taking an active role

I would certainly take notice of SBN membership on an applicant's resume - it shows they're taking an active role in equipping themselves to get the career they want.

Jennifer Gardy, PhD  |  Researcher at BC Centre for Disease Control

Truly Unique!

The forums put on by the SBN are truly unique in creating amazing opportunities for students to network with academia & industry mentors. The interdisciplinary nature of the SBN continues to promote SBN members as the next leaders in many Biotechnology/Life Sciences disciplines

May Kazem,   |  Business Development Associate at Centre for Drug Research and Development

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