SBME Interfaces

SBME Interfaces with Wendy Hurlburt | Ep. 11

May 07, 2021 UBC School of Biomedical Engineering Season 1 Episode 12
SBME Interfaces
SBME Interfaces with Wendy Hurlburt | Ep. 11
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Welcome to Episode 11 of SBME Interfaces

In this episode, we interface with Wendy Hurlburt, President and CEO of Life Sciences BC, On the BC Life Sciences community, where the SBME fits into the picture, mobilizing Life Sciences BC through a pandemic, leadership, and more.

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Wendy Hurlburt
President and CEO, Life Sciences BC

Wendy Hurlburt, a passionate global executive with more than 25 years of experience in the Life Sciences and Technology sectors, is the President & CEO of Life Sciences BC. Wendy has held leadership positions in Johnson & Johnson, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, and Lexmark International where she provided strategic leadership across Finance, Business Development, Operations, IT, Privacy, Compliance, Regulatory, Quality and Risk Management. Her global experience includes leadership roles across Canada, the United States, Europe and South Asia.

Wendy has a BA in Finance & Economics from Western University Ontario, an MBA from Queen’s University, a Certificate in Strategic Leadership from the Sauder School of Executive Education and is a certified Privacy Professional (CIPP). Wendy serves on the Clinical Trials BC Advisory Board, the External Advisory Committee of the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Science and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Government, Budget and Finance Committee. Previously Wendy served on the Board of the Centre for Research and Drug Discovery (adMare BioInnovations) and chaired CDRD’s Finance & Audit Committee, co-Chaired of the International Association of Privacy Professionals Vancouver Chapter and was on the GVBOT Women’s Leadership Council, most recently serving as the WLC Policy Chair.

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Dr. Payam Zahedi

Strategic Planning & Operations Director, UBC School of Biomedical Engineering

Payam is a born problem solver and dot connector who believes that real impact only occurs when everyone is given the means to chase it. He's the Director of Strategic Planning and Operations at UBC's School of Biomedical Engineering and holds a BASc in Biomedical Engineering and an MSc and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, from the University of Toronto. He believes we are better together and is an advocate for equity and inclusivity. In his spare time, when he's not chasing his two sons around, he's experimenting in the kitchen, reading crime fiction and untangling the mechanisms of effective leadership.

Miguel Eichelberger
Communications & Engagement Manager, UBC School of Biomedical Engineering

Miguel is an unflinching optimist. He is a communicator and writer whose work has appeared in literary magazines and on stages around the world. His most recent publications include Harpur Palate, the Literary Review of Canada, Plainsongs Magazine, and Soliloquies Anthology. He believes in authenticity; in doing and saying what you actually believe, and he is an obsessive student of leadership from the biological and anthropological perspectives. You've likely heard him rant about it, and he's not sorry.

SBME Interfaces with Wendy Hurlburt
On the pandemic's impact on the LifeSciences BC Community
On coming to LifeSciences BC
On the SBME and its exciting future
On access to talent in BC, and the paths we can take to improve talent access
On the importance of researchers learning science communication skills and the power of networking
On the strength and opportunity of the BC Biomedical Engineering community and its global impact
On leadership advice and pivoting, not panicking
On not taking the world too seriously
On the recognition of the Life Sciences sector as an economic driver in BC and beyond