Science Career Networking 2022

Science Career Networking Event - November 2022

Erin Stapleton
Senior Advisor, Strategic and Regional Assessments
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
Government of Canada

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC or the Agency) is a federal government agency that provides high-quality impact assessments that contribute to informed decision-making, in support of sustainable development. Our work matters to Canadians and to Canada's environment. Agency employees work hard to consider potential environmental, health, social, and economic impacts of proposed projects, including benefits, through the impact assessment process. For more information, please visit:

We hire post-secondary students for paid work terms to help us achieve our goals, and are committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that is reflective of Canadian society.

Opportunities exist for students who are working towards a degree from a recognized university, in the social or natural sciences (e.g. Indigenous studies, biology, environmental science/management/studies, geography, geology, wildlife management, agriculture, sociology, statistics or economics).

Spencer Vatcher
Silvertip Exploration Consultants Inc.

Silvertip Exploration is a Newfoundland-based exploration consulting company providing integrated mineral exploration services to the industry. The company brings more than 30-years of mineral exploration knowledge and geological expertise to its clients. We have worked extensively with government, mineral exploration companies and the mineral service sector throughout Newfoundland & Labrador, as well as in Quebec and Ontario. For more information, please visit:

Silvertip currently have over 20 local and non-local experienced staff filling roles ranging from camp cooks and camp maintenance personnel to senior project geologist, OH&S professionals and administrative support staff. We welcome interest from anyone who may feel they would be a good fit with Silvertip Exploration Consultants Inc.

Recruit for Geologists and Geotechs as well as Geophysicists, but also open to GIS students.

Rebecca Cook
Human Resources Director
Avalon Holographics


We’re leading the next wave of display technology with professional holographic displays that revolutionize the way people produce, view and understand visual content.  By replicating the experience of looking at real objects, our displays produce realistic, comfortable, and accessory-free experiences. For more information, please visit:

Learn more about what we do, visit:


Laura King
Conservation Coordinator
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Government of Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada informs Canadians about protecting and conserving our natural heritage, and ensuring a clean, safe and sustainable environment for present and future generations. For more information, please visit:

Monica Squires
Promotions Geologist
Industry, Energy and Technology
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Department of Industry, Energy and Technology (IET) is the lead for innovation, economic development and diversification in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The department focuses on creating a competitive environment to support private sector investment and business growth; and supporting industries in Newfoundland and Labrador such as mining, energy and technology.  Working closely with key stakeholders, the department also develops and monitors supporting regulatory and benefits activities. For more information, please visit:

Steve Hill
Senior Project Manager

Nicole Fahner 
Associate Director

We are harnessing the power of environmental DNA technology to empower ocean-based industries and improve the health of our oceans. Advanced genomics technology reads DNA from all organisms – from viruses to marine mammals – to generate insights for the world’s ocean industries. For more information, please visit:

eDNAtec (and our genomics facility, CEGA) hire students from STEM programs. Largely molecular biology and ecology but also students in computer science, bioinformatics, and statistics. Engineering less so, but if the student has cross-discipline experience in an environmental science or one of those other subject areas, that could also be a good fit. We have entry level roles for both undergrad and graduate degrees.

Megan Stuckless
Conservation Corps

Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing youth with training and employment in environmental and cultural heritage. For more information, please visit:

Susan Costello
Radiation Therapy, Eastern Health

Hospital Services: Radiation therapy
Radiation therapy uses high energy radiation to shrink tumours and kill cancer cells; it can be given alone or used with other treatments such as chemotherapy or surgery. For more information, please visit:

Human Resources
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Recruit for: Science Technicians, Instructional Assistants, Lab Instructors, Lab Supervisors, Research Assistants, Undergraduate Officers, grads with psychology backgrounds in various professional roles, etc. External job postings on Memorial University’s website:

Andrew Peach
Regional Geotechnical Lead - Atlantic Canada

At Hatch, we challenge the status quo and create positive change for our employees, and the communities and clients we serve in the mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors. You are part of a community at Hatch, one that thinks globally and acts locally, is philanthropic in nature, and fosters career growth and development. We encourage connection across regional boundaries and entrepreneurship is the key to success. For more information, please visit:


Science Career Networking Event - March 2022

SmartICE – Sea Ice Monitoring and Information Inc. SmartICE offers a variety of employment and training opportunities from coast to coast.

qualiTEAS – Founded by Memorial science grads, qualiTEAS envisions next generation corrosion inspection solutions.

Attending: Abhijit Chatterjee (Managing Director)

Department of Fisheries and Oceans – helps to ensure healthy and sustainable aquatic ecosystems through habitat protections and sound science.

Attending: Heidi Leamon (HR Advisor)

3F Waste Recovery – A Newfoundland-based company working hand-in-hand with local fishers, farmers and foresters to extract premium quality, sustainable and natural ingredients from their by-products.

Attending: Sara Cheema (Lead Research Chemist)

Avalon Laboratories – Oil and Gas sampling services, food pathology and safety testing, water quality analysis, toxicology testing, field services and Covid-19 testing.

Attending: Suzette Winter (Laboratory Supervisor)

Vale – A global mining company with opportunities across Canada. This large company often has opportunities for varied science backgrounds.

FDM Group *Voted #1 Career Program for Recent Grads in Canada in 2021*

Are you passionate about Tech & Finance and looking for a full-time entry-level job (Software Dev, DevOps, Quality Assurance, etc.)? Check out FDM Group!

Attending: Charlene Nieves (Recruitment Consultant)

Biovectra – BIOVECTRA, recently named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, is a global biotech and pharmaceutical CDMO (contract development and manufacturing organization).  Our clients are among the top pharmaceutical companies in the world.  We care about patients and the companies we support to develop life-saving drugs and therapeutics. BIOVECTRA specializes in clinical-to-commercial scale production capabilities for: biologics, bioreagents, fermented small molecules, synthetic small molecules, and active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Attending: Airalee Oulton (Talent Acquisition Specialist), Krista Affleck (Director of Analytical Services Process Development), Paul Mugford (Process Development Complex Chemistry)

Mitacs – Mitacs is the platform to allow you to reach your goals, whether they’re analyzing the impact of your projects or developing innovative products or processes. We provide funding for projects – up to 55% - and connect highly trained researchers with the businesses, not-for-profits, municipalities and hospitals that need them and help guide you through the process.

Attending: Niraj Shukla (Team Lead, Business Development), Libby Carew (Director, Business Development)

TechNL – A not-for profit dedicated to the growth of the tech sector in NL, they are a hub for networking in the industry!

Attending: Liam Flanagan (Local Talent Lead)