Date: October 18 – November 29, 2016
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: Walter C. Koerner Library, UBC Campus, Vancouver, BC

Applications are now closed.

In partnership with the Graduate Management Consulting Association, I am an instructor for the first mini MBA program at UBC, teaching a module on product management and marketing to help improve students’ understanding of business management and market concepts that are transferable across a range of career paths.

My slides are available for download HERE.
Please note that due to copyright and IP issues, some of the slides and slide content have been removed.

Academic Rationale

Increasingly, students graduating from the health and natural sciences and engineering programs have varied career paths. Regardless of their future, career trajectories, it is becoming evident that students require grounding in professional practices and thinking. The skills associated with understanding markets, organizational behavior, operational planning, financing and strategic planning are transferable across industry, government and academic ventures alike. The Business of Science and Engineering series is intended to bring professionals from industry to introduce students to topics and skills that will help them become better thought leaders and researchers both in and out of the lab.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the seminar series, students will be able to:

  • Articulate a basic understanding of a range of industry concepts including: markets and market segmentation, budgeting, strategic planning and project management
  • Apply their gained knowledge to provided practical cases with high-level notions of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, accounting and finance
  • Create and critically evaluate business strategies around resource management and operations in a final case competition


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November 3rd, 2017

Neurocentric Product Management: Decoding Human Behavior

Date: November 8, 2017 Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm Location: papercliphk, 3/F, Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, […]

September 14th, 2017

Interview in Nature Careers

I was interviewed for a feature article in Nature, a multidisciplinary scientific journal widely regarded within academic institutions as a […]

July 29th, 2017

Ignite Your Passion 2017

Date: July 29, 2017 Time: 10:30am – 4:00pm Location: Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus Lunch will be provided. I am delighted […]

July 10th, 2017

The Ubyssey Interview: On the Origin of Scientists

I was interviewed for The Ubyssey, the official newspaper of the University of British Columbia, in a column about the […]

May 17th, 2017

Spirit of Africa – A Talk with SP Jain School of Global Management

Date: May 17, 2017 Time: 3:30 – 5:00pm SGT Location: SP Jain School of Global Management, 10 Hyderabad Road, Singapore I […]

April 26th, 2017

Two Stories of Transition Success

I was interviewed for Science in the City, a communications site for Vancouver highlighting news, recent publications, events, and resources […]

March 6th, 2017

B.I.G. Research Day Panel

Date: March 9, 2017 Time: 9:30 – 5:30pm Location: The Great Hall in UBC Student Nest, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, […]

February 11th, 2017

SCI.STUD: A Career-Oriented Resource for Science Undergraduate Students

Recently I learned about Sci.Stud, an online network of professional and academic support for science undergraduate students. The online forum […]

February 2nd, 2017

Is Advanced Education Necessary to Find Authentic Work?

Date: February 2, 2017 Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm Location: The Drive Coffee Bar, 1670 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC All are welcome. […]

January 30th, 2017

Women in Life Sciences Industry Panel

Date: January 30, 2017 Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm Location: Michael Smith Laboratories, MSL101 lobby Catered refreshments will be provided. I have […]