HR Microscope May 2018

Newsletter Date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

  May 2018

Biotechnology snapshot - Manitoba

"The Manitoba bioscience industry is growing at an unprecedented rate of over 20%. With a continued focus on developing stronger business leaders, we anticipate continued growth in the sector." – Tracey Maconachie, President of the Bioscience Association of Manitoba Read More...

Winner of the 2018 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for top new biotech hire announced

BioTalent Canada announced that Chelsea Lobson, Community-Based Monitoring Coordinator with the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) is the winner of the 2018 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire. The announcement was made publicly at a Bioscience Association of Manitoba networking event in Winnipeg on May 3, 2018. The winner was awarded a cash prize of $1,000. Read More...

Lake Winnipeg Foundation application - The 2018 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire

With a permanent staff complement of only six, LWF’s organizational culture is defined by collaboration, adaptability, nimbleness and co-operation . Chelsea Lobson embodies these attributes. She joined LWF in January 2017 as the team’s Community-based Monitoring (CBM) Co-ordinator, responsible for recruiting and supporting volunteers for the recently established Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN), co-ordinating day-to-day CBM operations, analyzing collected samples and sharing findings back to the community.  Read More...

Under-represented job candidates vault into executive suite

Persons with a disability can excel to the highest levels when given a chance to demonstrate their skills, as one Toronto-based company discovered.

With the help of BioTalent Canada’s Opportunities Fund wage subsidy program, RightBlue Labs Inc. was able to tap into a highly skilled labour pool at a level that wasn’t previously feasible. This program provides up to $13,500 towards the onboarding and training of persons with a disability and is helping companies hire talent they may not have been able to in the past. Read More...

The Opportunities Fund wage subsidy program provides up to a maximum of $13,500 towards a salary as an incentive for bio-economy employers to hire, accommodate and train an employee with disabilities. Read More...

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