April 17, 2019

Carleton’s Third annual Life Sciences Day (May 1, 2019, Ottawa), a CATA partnered event, register today


Register Today

Dear Community members,

Carleton, again joined by CATAAlliance as an event partner,  will be hosting its third annual Life Sciences Day on May 1, 2019. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the second level conference rooms and atrium of Richcraft Hall (formerly River Building). With a target of over 300 attendees, the university aims to bring together academic, government and industry sectors to build awareness of the important work encompassed by Life Sciences at Carleton.

Life Sciences Day will showcase Carleton’s activities in the Life Sciences in the broadest sense, providing a unique opportunity for students and researchers in Life Sciences to meet and explore partnership possibilities with the industry and government attendees. This multidisciplinary event will bring together research from multiple faculties, including the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Engineering and Design, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Public Affairs.

Registration is now open! Please register here.

Event Program

The Life Sciences Day 3.0 program will include a keynote presentation, exciting panel discussions, innovative research presentations and program demonstrations. A detailed program can be viewed here.

This year’s program will focus on the following themes:

  • Ottawa Life Sciences Ecosystem
  • Plant Sciences
  • Human-Microbe Interactions

The event will also include a Poster Competition, for which 50 students will be selected and provided with an opportunity to present their research. Throughout the day, student posters will be showcased, with cash prizes being awarded to all three groups (undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral) as judged by an external committee.

Parallel presentations by Carleton researchers will underscore the variety of Life Sciences research ongoing at Carleton across all faculties. Following a networking lunch and poster viewing, an exploration of industry needs and partnership potential will be explored by a panel discussion of members of the Life Sciences industry in Ontario.

A mid-afternoon reception will allow networking time to further investigate areas of potential interest among attendees. Business and industry participants will also have the opportunity to meet with students through a facilitated networking program. Industry, life science organizations and government agencies will be invited to participate in this novel event.

Looking forward to seeing you at the event.


John Reid, CEO, CATAAlliance

John ApSimon
Special Advisor
Deans of Engineering and Science. Carleton University

Ps And a Reminder to check out CATA’s Annual Innovation Gala (May 15th at Carleton), with the theme being digital healthcare: https://cata.ca/2018/innovation-gala-cata-2019/

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