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Career Conversations Panel: Discovering Careers in Chemistry

Recorded March 22, 2012
During this panel, professionals with degrees in Chemistry shared their personal stories about breaking into the field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in the field.

Full Presentation (1:26:00) Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

Participating Panelists

Peter Brickell

Peter Brickell
VOC Research Chemist, Environment Canada
alumni Alumnus: BSc Biology, York University, 1984


Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson
Teacher, Toronto District School Board
alumni  Alumna: MEd Education, York University, 2009


Nan Li, PhD

Nan Li, PhD
Senior Scientist,  Sanofi Pasteur


Kevin Nickson Kevin Nickson
Manager - Core Lab,  Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories
alumni Alumnus: BSc Biochemistry, York University, 1982


Joanna Vatavu Joanna Vatavu
Associate Lawyer, Technology and Intellectual Property Department,  McMillan LLP
alumni Alumna: BSc, York University, 2007


Questions & Answers

What should a student take in university to work in the field of Chemistry? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

Is there any advice you would give to students about acquiring certain skills that may be required in the field? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)