Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
Société canadienne des sciences pharmaceutiques

YSN – Past Events

YSN Pan Canada Facilities Tours (PCFT) 

The YSN inaugural Pan Canada Facilities Tours (PCFT) was held September 14th to September 21st.  With 6 tours across 5 provinces it was a great success!  Follow the YSN on social media for information on similar tours in 2023.

YSN Workshop: Eye on the Ball – Mastering Focus on your Thesis
Wed., June 29, 2022 @2:00 pm EDT

Dr. Ann Dorward, Memorial University of Newfoundland, provided valuable insight into thesis writing and how to achieve a life-work-school balance – very beneficial and informative to all.

Pre-Symposium Event: Symposium Aperitif
Fri., May 27, 2022 @ 3:00 pm EDT

The YSN held a warm up session to the Symposium to provide the opportunity to meet other trainees attending the 2022 CSPS/CC-CRS Symposium and gain more understanding about the other work being presented.

YSN Workshop: Communicating Your Science 101
Wed., May 11th at 2:00 pm EDT

The YSN held a great workshop on communication and finding a narrative to share your science in a compelling manner. Jenni Bozec and Dr. Laurent Bozec shared some key strategies to successfully navigate the array of audiences and online platforms that you need to engage with over the course of your studies.  Thank you  both very much!

YSN Proposal Writing Workshop: Views from the Proponent and the Reviewer                                                                                     Wed., March 30th @ 2:00 pm Eastern Time

The Young Scientist Network held a Proposal Writing Workshop on Wed., March 30th at 2:00 pm ET, discussing proposal writing and heard from experts in the field.

Dr. Afsaneh Lavasanifar gave the presentation Tips on Writing Research Proposals and Mike Folinas ‘s presentation was Psychology of the Reviewer

Each speaker gave a 15 minute presentation, with a 5 – 10 minute question and answer period.

Wonderful workshop with great tips and insights shared. A huge thanks to our presenters!

YSN Expresso Networking Event
ed., February 23 @ 12:00 pm EST.

The Young Scientist Network held a networking event to provide an opportunity for trainees to meet with other young scientists and share their ideas, ask questions and help to develop the initiatives for the coming year for YSN.

Virtual Coffee and Conversation Event – “Exploring careers in pharmaceutical science
Wed., Nov 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EST

The Young Scientist Network was very pleased to have Christine Allen, Catherine (Cathy) Lau, Brittany Epp-Ducharme, Nancy (Yannon) Dou and Rebecca Yu join the event and share their experiences in the pharmaceutical science field providing valuable suggestions for exploring careers.

Virtual Coffee Event
Mon., June 22 @
5:00 pm EDT

YSN COVID-19 Researcher discussion with Dr. Volker Gerdts, Director & CEO, VIDO-InterVac and Dr. Keith Pardee, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Drug Development and Disease Diagnostics

Virtual Coffee Event
Thurs., April 30, 2020

Discussion with Dr. Christine Allen regarding challenges working from home, opinions from graduate students of virtual conferences, and changes to potential job prospects for young researchers


YSN Update and Events at 2019 CSPS/CC-CRS Symposium

At the 2018 Annual Conference in Toronto, trainees had a social gathering and a meeting to initiate the Young Scientist Network (YSN).  Both were very successful and attracted a large number of trainees from across Canada.

The goal for the YSN of CSPS is to build a strong community of pharmaceutical scientists that are connected on-line through our newsletter, twitter and webinars and in person through workshops and the annual meeting.  YSN is working to ensure representation from the 10 pharmacy schools across Canada.  Each Pharmacy School will take a turn producing a monthly newsletter.

We hope that this network will bring together trainees pursuing pharmaceutical science across Canada and provide a platform where we can share success and learn from each other. Using this newsletter and our Twitter account (@CSPS_YSN) we want to share recent publications and exciting results as well as educate people about the research and projects that are taking place in the different universities.

YSN Newsletter #1 by University of Toronto – June 2018

YSN Newsletter #2 by University of Waterloo – July 2018

YSN Newsletter #3 by University of Saskatchewan – August 2018

YSN Newsletter #4 by University of Alberta – September 2018