On Friday, December 6, Loyalist College and Northeastern University will announce a partnership designed to benefit Biosciences and Cannabis Applied Science students, and advance applied cannabis research at both institutions.
What: Loyalist College and Northeastern University Announcement
When: Friday, December 6, 2019, 9 – 10 am
Speakers: The Hon. Todd Smith, MPP, Bay of Quinte
Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, Loyalist College President & CEO
Aliza Lakhani, Regional Dean & CEO, Northeastern University – Toronto
Where: Loyalist College, 2L49
Dr. Jared Auclair, Director of Biotechnology at Northeastern, will also be at Loyalist’s Belleville campus for the announcement, speaking with Loyalist Biosciences students about the need for more application-based cannabis research. Dr. Auclair directs the Biopharmaceutical Analysis Training Laboratory, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Center of Regulatory Excellence in Biotherapeutics and oversees the International Council for Harmonisation training. These appointments allow Dr. Auclair to collaborate with both academic researchers and industry in biopharmaceutical development and analysis, as well as international regulators on best practices and new advances in the regulatory sciences for drug approvals.
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About Loyalist College
Loyalist is Ontario’s Destination College, empowering students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. The College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. Of 2017-18 Loyalist graduates, 88.5 percent were employed within six months after graduation. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through LoyalistFocus.com, including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 5.8 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $465 million annually to the regional economy – based on an October 2018 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit YoureGoingPlaces.com.
Northeastern University – Toronto
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-powered lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus. Our locations—in Boston; the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; the San Francisco Bay Area; Seattle; Toronto; and Vancouver—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for student-centered, industry-aligned learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research. Northeastern’s downtown Toronto campus currently offers three online Master of Science programs that are in high demand among local employers—Project Management; Cybersecurity; and Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices. Tailored to Toronto’s needs as a world economic center, these degree programs offer working professionals a clear path to advancing their careers while staying with their current organizations: the flexibility of online education combined with the outstanding faculty, academic resources, and program support of a leading U.S. research institution.
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