The CDRD Academy
The CDRD Academy was created to deliver on a critical part of the organization’s mission: To uniquely train the next generation of highly-qualified personnel to drive the development of innovation.
The Academy currently encompasses three distinct streams: the Executive Institute, the Post-Graduate Institute and the Undergraduate Institute. Each provides a customized training program to the ensure that the Canadian life sciences sector has the scientific and management talent to lead the world. The Academy is firmly committed to addressing issues of gender disparity, and to supporting diversity in the Canadian life sciences sector. For additional program details, please feel free to contact our CDRD Academy Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To date, 225 trainees have completed the Post-Graduate Institute and the Undergraduate Institute programs. 96% of Post-Graduate Institute alumni are gainfully employed in their chosen field, having successfully gone on to an array of life sciences companies and research institutions including STEMCELL Technologies Inc., Xenon Pharmaceuticals, the BC Cancer Agency, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, and MaRS Innovation.
Get to know some of our Post-Graduate Institute and Undergraduate Institute current members and alumni, and check out their stores on our YouTube Channel.