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Stem Cell Network joins BioTalent Canada national partnership network

Ottawa, October 22, 2020— BioTalent Canada today announced the Stem Cell Network (SCN) has joined on as a Gold Plus Partner. SCN joins a group of more than 30 organizations that have joined BioTalent Canada under its Partnership Plus Program.

“BioTalent Canada’s extensive network of industry partners spans the entirety of the biotechnology sector and includes some of the most influential organizations in Canada,” says Rob Henderson, President and CEO of BioTalent Canada. “We’re very pleased to add SCN to this growing list. We look forward to building on this partnership and fostering Canada’s position as a global biotech leader.”

This partnership is mutually beneficial. SCN will promote BioTalent Canada’s programs to its stakeholders. BioTalent Canada will do the same for SCN. However, it’s BioTalent Canada’s “Essential Skills Fundamentals Courses” and “Technical Skills Fundamentals Courses” that really appealed to SCN. These courses were designed with extensive input from industry to address a skills gap in the Canadian bio-economy.

“Stem Cell Network’s vision to capitalize upon Canada’s competitive advantage in stem cells aligns well with BioTalent’s best in class professional development and skills training,” says Cate Murray, Executive Director of the Stem Cell Network. “We’re excited to promote these programs and believe they’ll be instrumental, providing our trainees with the tools they need to lead in their field.”

BioTalent Canada’s partnership network brings together bio-economy employers, national and regional associations, municipalities, post-secondary institutions, service providers and immigrant serving agencies. The PetriDish™—Canada’s only national bilingual biotech job board—connects employers to more than 17,400 skilled job seekers.

Visit biotalent.ca/partners to learn more about BioTalent Canada’s Partnership Plus Program.

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About BioTalent Canada
BioTalent Canada™ is the HR partner of and catalyst for growth in Canada’s bio-economy. Our engagement with employers, associations, post-secondary institutions, immigrant serving agencies and service providers has built a dynamic network that is strengthening skills, connecting job-ready talent to industry and creating opportunities. Recently awarded a Great Place to Work® Certification, BioTalent Canada practices the same industry standards they recommend to their stakeholders. For more information visit biotalent.ca.

About Stem Cell Network
The Stem Cell Network (SCN) is a national non-profit that supports stem cell and regenerative medicine research, training the next generation of highly qualified personnel, and delivering outreach activities across Canada. SCN’s goal is to advance science from the lab to the clinic for the benefit of Canadians. SCN has been supported by the Government of Canada since inception in 2001. This strategic funding, valued at over $100M, has benefitted approximately 175 world-class research groups and 3,000 trainees and has catalyzed 24 clinical trials and the spin out of numerous companies. Tomorrow’s health is here. stemcellnetwork.ca

Media Inquiries
Siobhan Williams
Director, Marketing and Communications
BioTalent Canada
613-235-1402 ext. 229
swilliams@biotalent.ca

Janice Nicholson
Director of Communications
Stem Cell Network
613-402-3974
janicholson@stemcellnetwork.ca