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Summer Symposium Series: Health Sciences Career Resources

A career in the health sciences would let you help people directly in a very 'hands-on' way!

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Helping Patients through Drug Discovery

Learn how researchers from Amgen are developing new drugs for cancer.

Electrical power lines near a home

Does Living Near High-Voltage Power Lines Cause Cancer?

Learn about the risks of electromagnetic radiation near high-voltage power lines.

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Exploring Canada’s Particle Accelerators

Particle accelerators have amazing applications - from growing food to making airplanes safe.

Nusheem Ditta

Nusheen Ditta

Senior Study Data Manager

Nusheen Ditta is a Senior Study Data Manager for Hoffmann-La Roche (Roche Canada).
Eden Klein

Eden Klein

Education and Knowledge Exchange Specialist, Cancer Education

Eden Klein is an Education and Knowledge Exchange Specialist of Cancer Education for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
Elena Kuzmin

Elena Kuzmin

Postdoctoral Fellow

Elena Kuzmin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University.
Measuring radiation in Chernobyl

Radiation Effects on the Body

This backgrounder explains the potential effects of radiation on the human body.

People with cancer and their caregivers

Why Do So Many People Get Cancer?

We all know someone who has been affected by cancer. What causes cancer? Why is it getting more common?

Electronic cigarette and traditional cigarettes

Is Vaping Safer Than Smoking?

Learn how e-cigarettes and other vaping products work, and why scientists and health professionals have concerns about their safety.

Lacks historical marker in Clover, Virginia

Why is Henrietta Lacks Important?

When the cells of Henrietta Lacks were collected by medical researchers after her death in 1951, it changed the future of medicine.

Gamma ray image of the Milky Way taken by NASA’s Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope (NASA)

Gamma Rays: Helper or Hazard?

Gamma rays might make you think of cancer, harmful radiation or superheroes. But gamma rays have lots of uses: food safety, manufacturing and even medicine!

T cells and cancer cells - Image © Meletios Verras,

Can Your Own Cells Cure Cancer?

When a person has cancer, CAR-T Therapy uses their own cells to destroy the cancer cells in their body.

Michelle Irvine | Coordonnatrice du marketing

Michelle Irvine

Marketing Coordinator

Michelle Irvine is the Marketing Coordinator for Amgen.