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Drew Slack – Powering Through Change with Drive and Positivity

What happens when you have all your ducks lined up and the universe throws you a curveball? That’s the moment when you have to regroup, reflect deeply on what...

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Abel Polese – Building a Career – Failure by Failure

Can life be made exclusively of successes? Can you find fulfillment in a job that pays well but is not aligned with your values? Does every postdoc get to...

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Simon Moore – From Academia to Industry

In today’s life, your ability to pivot and to embrace new projects is key. You are actually expected to change employment on a 3 to 5-year cycle in the...

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Virginie Levasseur – La passion pour le développement international

Les cheminements que vous suivrez après vos études graduées peuvent prendre des tournants très variés. Il se peut que vous suiviez un parcours purement académique, une carrière en industrie...

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Sathy Rajasekharan – Landing Your Dream Job Through Exploration and Networking

Your dream job is out there somewhere. The one you were made for, the one you deserve. It may be one handshake away, one conversation away, one introduction away....

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David Freiheit – Merging Law, Popularization, and Content Creation

Life is not in black and white. Your life, who you are, is a patchwork stemming from your upbringing, your experiences, who you’ve met, the choices you’ve made. What...

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Adriana left the bench but stayed close to research and to the scientific community by embarking on a science policy career. On her way there, getting involved in national organizations played a major role in terms of skills, but also networking.

Featured Guests

Director Medical Affairs

Drew has a deep-seated passion for cancer research dating back to his grad school and postdoc days. With a career path that saw him evolve in the governmental regulatory domain and at WADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency, Drew has found his way to a position where he can put to use the full gamut of skills he developed along the way.

Area Studies Specialist, Author

Abel has a non-conformist approach to life and to his career. With a PhD in the social siences and having specialized in the domain of area studies, he believes that balance in the personal and professional sphere can be attained by tailoring your career to your goals, to your personality, and to your values.

Associate Director, Global Gene Therapy Research

Simon thrives on intellectual challenge and on scientific research. His focus and determination show in his work as much as in the hockey rink, and having now transitioned from academia to industry, he has devloped a new set of skills around team work and leadership in the pharma domain.

Directrice de programme en développement international

Virginie est une passionnée des gens. Cette passion très tôt, dans son parcours académique, pris la forme de l’application de ses connaissances en agronomie tropicale dans des pays en développement d’Amérique du Sud et d’Afrique. Tellement qu’elle en a fait une mission de vie et une carrière.

Chief Innovation Officer

During his PhD in neurology and neurosurgery, Sathy started looking into potential career avenues outside research. The people he met and the conversations he had led him into the knowledge transfer and innovation space, and eventually to his current position in the area of global health.

Montreal Litigator Turned Youtuber

David has a passion for photography and film that goes back to his teenage years. Having studied philosophy to then become a lawyer, he loves discussing ideas and and takes pleasure in explaining legal concepts to non-lawyers. And that’s precisely what he does on his Youtube channel.

Courtier de connaissances

Après un doctorat en audiologie, Simon a compris qu’il voulait avoir un impact sur la vraie vie, sur les gens, dans sa vie professionnelle. Son trajet l’a amené à une carrière où il a réussi à associer cette passion à son amour pour la francophonie et pour les communautés francophones isolées.​

Science Communicator

Dr. Kiki’s love of nature brought her into the scientific research world. A communicator and a performer from a young age, she never stopped looking for platforms where she could popularize the scientific knowledge she acquired,  eventually making science communication her full time job.