GlycoNet joins BioTalent Canada’s partnership network

Partnership will improve the career prospects in the biotechnology and life sciences sectors in Canada

EDMONTON, Alberta (March 10, 2021) – The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) today announced a new partnership with BioTalent Canada. As part of the partnership agreement, GlycoNet and BioTalent will mutually benefit through the cross-promotion of programs from each organization to its stakeholders. In addition, GlycoNet members will benefit from the BioTalent Canada’s bilingual “Technical Skills Fundamentals” Training Program, which aims to help trainees acquire specific, technical skills needed for successful transitions to the Canadian bio-economy workforce.

“We are looking forward to partnering with BioTalent Canada,” says Dr. Elizabeth Nanak, CEO of GlycoNet. “Highly qualified personnel is one of the main driving forces of the bio-economy. The BioTalent Training program will complement ours and will further enhance the skills of our trainees and increase their job readiness in the biotech and health industry.” 

The Technical Skills Fundamentals Training Program includes online training courses on Scientific Report Writing, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC), and Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Participants will complete pre- and post-assessments for the courses, and receive a BioReady™ certificate upon successful completion of the Program.

“BioTalent Canada’s tools and resources help industry identify, train and retain high-end talent,” says Rob Henderson, President and CEO of BioTalent Canada. “GlycoNet stakeholders who complete our best-in-class skills training programs will gain a competitive edge—the BioReady Edge—as they enter the health industry.”

For more information on the Technical Skills Fundamentals Training Program and how trainees can access the Program, please visit here.


About GlycoNet
GlycoNet is advancing research, innovation, and training in glycomics to improve the quality of life of Canadians. GlycoNet is a one-stop global destination focused on developing new carbohydrate-based drugs, vaccines and diagnostics, in collaboration with academic and industry organizations to address areas of unmet need through applied glycomics research. Funded by the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program and a range of partners, the network includes over 170 researchers across Canada who focus on cancer, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases. This national platform supports translational research, protection of intellectual property, novel drug development, company formation and training.


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.

Recently, BioTalent Canada was named one of Best Workplaces in Ontario for 2020 and Best Workplaces in Healthcare. These distinctions were awarded to BioTalent Canada following a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®. Direct feedback from employees was provided to Great Place to Work® through a staff survey.

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