Why Be an SBN Mentor

Welcome, prospective mentor! We are delighted that you are interested in sharing your passion for and knowledge of the life sciences with our students.

SBN is a great opportunity for you to network with other mentors and to meet students and share insights from your experience. The mentorship program provides a unique opportunity for students to learn from industry leaders and expand their personal and professional network. Many of our students come to events specifically for the opportunity to meet and speak with mentors like you. We hope that you find our events valuable, and are always interested in hearing your feedback.

If you are interested in becoming an SBN mentor, please fill out the Mentor Registration form and we will contact you shortly after.


SBN’s mentorship program facilitates interactions between students and representatives from industry, government and academia.


1. One-on-one interactions facilitated through round-table mentorship.

Students are seated with mentors in a field related to their interests.  Students are encouraged to ask questions about their interests and career goals in the hopes that the mentors seated at the same table as them can provide advice.  If the students seated at the table are unable to start a conversation, we ask mentors to chat with students about their career goals, extra-curricular activities and where they see themselves in 10 years.

2. Networking Receptions

Mentors and Students are brought together in a networking reception.

3. Career Connect

The 2010-2011 SBN season will mark our third year organizing our Career Connect, where students are brought into a local life sciences company for a half day session to observe the inner workings of a biotech company and make connections with key individuals.  If your company would be interested in hosting a Career Connect event, please contact Natalia Subrt at natalia@thesbn.ca

Yes! We are always excited to have new mentors come to our events. If you are interested in becoming a SBN mentor, please fill out the Mentorship Registration Form and we will contact you shortly after

We recognize that our mentors are busy people whose privacy and time are very important. We do not release any of your information, and we treat your mentorship with utmost professionalism. Your contact information is used for our own internal records and is safe with us.

Our mentors range from professors to CEOs to lawyers. The biotechnology industry is an amalgamation of many different disciplines, and we seek mentors in all fields related to the industry.

SBN members, like our mentors, have diverse backgrounds at all levels of education from undergraduate through post-docs. Moreover, our students have widely-ranging interests from law to business, research to medicine.

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