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Outreach to Local Universities and Colleges

SiREM values our ability to contribute to the education of the next generation of environmental scientists. Recent and upcoming initiatives involve Conestoga College, University of Toronto and the University of Guelph.

Conestoga College Student Tour

Jeff Roberts (right) provided a tour of the SiREM lab to students from the Conestoga College Biotechnology Technician Program.

As part of the Life Science Research Project course, students in the Biotechnology Technician Program at Conestoga College are required to select a local company to research and visit to find out what they do. Students are required to prepare a report and presentation at the end of the semester. Last fall, Jeff Roberts provided a tour of the lab to several Conestoga students who elected to research SiREM and who had plenty of questions. Notably, two of SiREM’s current employees are graduates of the Biotechnology Technician Program.

University of Toronto Synthetic Biology Cluster Meeting

 

Phil Dennis presenting Developing and Understanding Bioaugmentation Cultures at the University of Toronto Impact Centre’s Synthetic Biology Cluster meeting. Photo Courtesy of Stanley Wong

University of Toronto Impact Centre’s Synthetic Biology cluster meeting was held on November 7th, 2017. The Impact Centre is working with university researchers and private sector partners across Ontario to accelerate the translation of new knowledge into commercially viable and socially relevant products. Phil Dennis (Senior Manager, SiREM) spoke on Developing and Understanding Bioaugmentation Cultures. Phil is also guest lecturing in the Master of Biotechnology program at University of Toronto and to Introductory Microbiology students at the University of Guelph in March 2018, where he will discuss applied bioremediation.

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