Past Events

April 29, 2021
Future Healthcare: Demand Meets Opportunity
Moderator: André Picard, The Globe and Mail
Panelists: Cynthia Lavoie (CCRM), Molly Shoichet (AmacaThera), Philip Tagari (Amgen)
Special Guest: The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
Recording available here

March 1, 2021
Rebuilding Canada’s Economy: Greener, Cleaner, Stronger
Opening Remarks: Bruce Anderson, Abacus Data
Panelists: Brian Brazeau (Novozymes), Bettina Hamelin (Ontario Genomics), Stuart Smyth (University of Saskatchewan)
View recording here

December 18, 2020
Talking Talent Across the Biotech Ecosystem
Moderator: Rob Henderson, BioTalent Canada
Special Guest: The Honourable Navdeep Bains P.C., M.P Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
Panelists: Ali Tehrani (Zymeworks), Heather Delage (BioVectra), Clarissa Desjardins (Entrepreneur), and James Taylor (Precision Nanosystems)
Check out the informative discussion recording.

November 18, 2020
Banking on Biotech: Game Changing Solutions
Moderator: Didier Leconte, Fonds de la Solidarité FTQ
Panelists: Dawn Bell (Novartis), Nancy Harrison (Amplitude Ventures), Peter van der Velden (Lumira Ventures), and Anne Woods (Silicon Valley Bank)
With its world class research institutions, talent, and quality scientific outcomes, Canada is reputed to be an attractive place to engage in biotechnology. Showcasing new Canadian technologies emerging into the global marketplace. Exploring the financial investment and leadership resources it takes. Discovering the whys and why nots of how investors make decisions. View the discussion to explore what is at play View the discussion to explore what is at play

October 26, 2020
Advantage Canada: Going Global
Keynote: Juan Enriquez, Futurist, Author, Businessman
Moderator: Rob Annan, Genome Canada
Panelists: Maha Katabi (Sofinnova Investments), Fred Ors (IMV) and Ali Tehrani (Zymeworks)
The reality of a global public health emergency has highlighted the need for more robust systems of innovation development and adoption. If you weren’t able to catch the live session, you can find the recording here.

June 11, 2020
Connect with Canada at BIO Digital

Keynote: Honourable Navdeep Bains
Moderator: Andrew Casey, BIOTECanada
Panelists: Nadine Beauger (IRICoR) and Gordon McCauley (AdMare BioInnovations). 
The discussion explored Canadian innovation in the face of COVID-19, and the role Canada’s biotech industry will play in driving economic recovery and growth post COVID-19. The Minister also recognized Canada’s biotech innovation sector as a strategic economic and social pillar both during and post COVID-19. The Minister specifically spoke to working with the industry to develop capacity throughout the biotech ecosystem including talent, funding and manufacturing. View recording here.