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Women in life sciences: Burnaby Board of Trade hosts panel event

Top life science industry professionals in the province will share their experiences at a "women in life sciences" panel discussion on Feb. 2.
Burnaby Board of Trade and Life Sciences BC are hosting a Women in Life Sciences panel discussion on Feb. 2.

On Thursday, Feb. 2, top professionals in the life sciences industry will share their experiences and professional stories.

The event, billed as a "Women in Life Sciences" panel discussion, will be moderated by Life Sciences BC's president and CEO Wendy Hurlburt. 

It's not just for those working in the life science sector, states a press release, but also for those who want to hear from "five of Burnaby's most brilliant women in leadership positions."

Lunch is included and all genders are invited to attend.

Panelists include:

  • Angela Brooks-Wilson, the dean of SFU's faculty of science and professor of biomedical physiology and kinesiology, and distinguished scientist at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer
  • Beatriz Rodriguez, director of manufacturing ISO at Stemcell Technologies
  • Erica Zarkovich, senior vice-president of government markets at LifeLabs
  • Jennifer Arntorp, senior director of operations and site leader for the Corcym facility in Vancouver

Women in Life Sciences

When: Thursday, Feb. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 pm.
Where: Element Vancouver Metrotown (5988 Willingdon Ave.)
Cost: Burnaby Board of Trade and Life Sciences BC members $69; non-members $99; all tickets include provided lunch. To register, call 604-412-0100 or go to BBoT's website