2022 TEAM 2022 TEAM

The 2022 BioTEC Team

Co-Chair

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Harleen is currently in her 3rd year of the mechanical and biomedical engineering program at McMaster University. As a Conference Chair, she hopes to provide more opportunities for engagement between undergraduate students and biotechnology industry professionals!

Co-Chair

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Sean is in his 2nd year of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. As Conference Co-Chair, he hopes to lead this year’s BioTEC team to new heights and inspire the next generation of Canadian biotech students

Operations

Director of Logistics

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Garima Amarnath

Garima is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto pursuing a double major in Neuroscience and Cells & Systems Biology. She hopes to successfully oversee in-person and online platforms that can help achieve the goal of providing maximum exposure and networking.

Initiatives Logistics Lead

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Elynna Liang

Elynna is currently finishing her 1st year in the Bio-Physical Computational Sciences program at McGill University. As an Initiatives Logistics Lead, she aims to offer the best delivery of the workshops and the conference to the students.

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Yousra Benslimane

TBA

Initiatives Logistics Lead

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Ridhi Mittal

Ridhi is in her 2nd year studying Neuroscience and Computer Science at McGill University. As a Logistics Lead, she hopes to bring forth her previous experiences in event organization to increase overall engagement and reach of BioTEC's initiatives.

Initiatives Logistics Lead

Conference Logistics Lead

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Rohan Birk

Rohan Birk is a 2nd-year biomedical engineering student at the University of British Columbia. As a Conference Logistics Lead, Rohan seeks to engage with industry leaders to create an impactful BioTEC 2022 conference and motivate interest and curiosity towards biomedical engineering.

Conference Logistics Lead

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Maria Rehman

Maria is a 3rd year Biomedical Engineering student at Toronto Metropolitan University. As a Logistics Lead, alongside her roles as a volunteer tutor, mentor, and first-year ambassador, she hopes to contribute to her peers, junions, and the undergraduate biotech community.

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Shivaani Segar Pillai

Shivaani will be completing her 3rd year in the Life Sciences program at the University of Toronto. As a Conference Logistics Lead, Shivaani aims to help put together an event that gives undergraduate students an opportunity to learn more about the field of Biotechnology and hopefully inspires them to provide their own contributions.

Conference Logistics Lead

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Kerry Hu

Kerry is completing her final year in Neuroscience and Physiology at the University of Toronto. As a Speakers Lead, Kerry is thrilled to collaborate with the Operations Team to invite exciting speakers for BioTEC 2022 and looks forward to inspiring the next generation of leaders in biomedical technology.

Conference Logistics Lead

Director of Speakers

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Aryan Singh

Aryan is a 3rd-year student studying biomedical engineering at the University of Waterloo, with significant interests in biosensor development and regenerative medicine. This is Aryan’s third year on the BioTEC executive team, and he looks forward to helping plan BioTEC’s first in-person conference in over 2 years!

Speakers Lead

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Ava Charnetski

Ava will be completing her 1st year at McGill University this April. She is currently enrolled in the Biomedical Science program, majoring in Anatomy and Cell Biology. As a Speakers lead, Ava is excited about bringing in new and interesting speakers that can inspire students attending BioTEC 2022.

Speakers Lead

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Jennifer Yu

Jennifer is currently in her last year of Biomedical Engineering specializing in Computing Option at the University of Waterloo and she will pursue her graduate studies in Computer Science at the University of Toronto this September.

Speakers Lead

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Wanda Janaeska

Wanda is currently in her 2nd year of Engineering Science specializing in Biomedical Systems Engineering at the University of Toronto. As a Speakers Lead, she hopes to inspire undergraduate students interested in biotechnology industry and research through curating an amazing speakers line-up.

Brand Development

Director of Brand Development

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Stephanie Huynh

Stephanie is an incoming Biomedical Sciences student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program at the University of Calgary. As the Director of Brand Development, Stephanie looks forward to building a cohesive brand for BioTEC and promoting biotechnology events and content to students all across Canada.

Website Lead

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Raziq Kassam

Raziq is a 3rd-year student taking Biomedical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. This is his second year working on the BioTEC website and he is excited to be at the forefront of the conference's continuous development on a global scale.

Website Lead

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Jordyn Maywood

Jordyn is in her 1st year of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, and she plans to pursue a specialization in either neural or sports studies. As a Website Lead, Jordyn would like to create an easy and accessible website that will help spread knowledge of everything that the Biotech event offers.

Design Lead

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Rilla Wang

Rilla is a third-year undergraduate at the University of Toronto (U of T) specializing in Pathobiology and majoring in Neuroscience. As a Design Lead, Rilla wants to learn more about visual design, as she plans to develop a freelance career as a visual artist alongside a medical profession related to pathology.

Design Lead

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Belinda Serafine

Belinda Serafine will be finishing her 1st year of Biomedical Engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University. As a Design Lead, she hopes to pique more students' interest in BioTEC through eye-catching designs and maintaining BioTEC’s cohesive brand.

Design Lead

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Clara Kim

Clara is a 1st-year student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. As a Design Lead, Clara is excited to expand BioTEC’s audience with captivating visual products. She looks forward to creating opportunities for students to immerse themselves in the exploration of new medical technologies.

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We're a team of over 50 students passionate about sharing opportunities in biotech.

Sponsorship

Director of Sponsorships

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Isa Mohideen

Isa is in his 2nd year of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. As Director of Sponsorships, Isa is excited to work with institutions at the forefront of  technology-driven disruption in the healthcare space.

Sponsor Lead

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Jaafar Oleiche

Jaafar is in his 3rd year in biomedical mechanical engineering at the University of Ottawa and has already completed a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences. As a Sponsor Lead, he aims to allow students to have the opportunity to network with organizations and companies.

Sponsor Lead

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Goktug Bender

Goktug is currently in his 2nd year of majoring in psychology and minoring in behavioral science and environment at McGill University. As a Sponsorship Lead, Goktug hopes to work with institutions leading research and innovation surrounding the sustainability and economics of healthcare.

Sponsor Lead

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Asmi Shukla

TBA

Sponsor Lead

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Shyan Mascarenhas

Shyan Mascarenhas is a 3rd-year undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Waterloo. As a Sponsorship Lead, Shyan aims to create and maintain long-term Industry partnerships, enabling more networking opportunities.

Sponsor Lead

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Helen Peng

Helen is in her 1st year studying Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences at McMaster University. As a Sponsorship Lead, Helen hopes to work alongside industry professionals and promote emerging technologies to curious individuals.

Sponsor Lead

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Parmida Sanaei

Parmida is a 3rd-year Biomedical Science student with a minor in Psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University. As a Sponsorship Lead, Parmida is excited to learn about biotechnology and healthcare as she prepares for a professional career in medicine.

Pitch Competition Lead

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Buse Guler

Buse is currently in her 2nd year in chemical engineering at the University of Toronto, planning to minor in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, and Renewable Resources Engineering. As a Pitch Competition Lead, she is excited to learn more about biotech and bioengineering and contribute with her new knowledge.

Pitch Competition Lead

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Muskaan Opel

Muskaan is in her 1st year of Engineering I program at McMaster University and intends to pursue Software or Bioengineering Engineering in her second year. As a Pitch Competition Lead, Muskaan aims to help with the setup of the event and organizing the pitch competition.

Pitch Competition Lead

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Vidhi Sajnani

Vidhi is in her 1st year of the Bio-Physical Computational Sci at McGill University, and is pursuing a double major in Computer Science and Biology. As a Pitch Competition Lead, Vidhi aims to allow undergraduate students to propose their innovations and further drive their ideas to success.

Original Content

Co-Director of Original Content

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Jessica Ng

Jessica is in her 2nd year of Biotechnology/Economics at the University of Waterloo. She is highly interested in connecting the intersections between science and business, and working in innovative environments to support the future of sustainability in healthcare, environment and entrepreneurship.

Co-Director of Original Content

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Molly Lu

Molly is a 3rd-year Biology undergrad at the University of Waterloo. As the Co-Director of the Original Content team, Molly is excited to work on innovating ways for the BioTEC newsletter to bring various opportunities to the student audience.

Editor

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Mirvat Chowdhury

Mirvat is in her 2nd year of Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto. She is set to minor in Environmental Engineering. As an Original Content Editor, she hopes to write articles that highlight the latest developments in technology, healthcare and its intersection.

Editor

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Rahul Gigi

Rahul Gigi is currently in his 2nd year of Medical Sciences at the University of Western. As an Editors Lead he plans to create high quality original content with the rest of the team on topics surrounding the biotechnology space. He is looking forward to working with his team and having another great year at BioTEC.

Community Engagement

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Delaney MacIntosh

Delaney is a 3rd-year BSc Civil Engineering student at the University of Alberta. As Director of Community Engagement, her goal is to unite like-minded individuals across Canada and ensure that BioTEC is accessible to everyone.

Director of Community Engagement

Social Media Lead

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Aishvika Shandrabose

Aishvika is currently in her 2nd year of nanotechnology engineering at the University of Waterloo. Through BioTEC she hopes to help many students connect with industry professionals to explore the various jobs in the biomedical industry, while enriching her understanding of biotechnology. 

Social Media Lead

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Kori Zhang

Kori is a 1st-year biology student and an aspiring bioengineering student at McGill University. As a Social Media Lead, Kori hopes to promote and expand the national BioTEC community while building strong relationships with students and professionals in the biotechnology space.

University Relations Lead

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Pranav Khatri

Pranav is in her 3rd year studying Health & Disease, Biology, and Physiology at the University of Toronto. As a University Relations Lead, he hopes to expand the outreach of BioTEC to universities across Upper Ontario, highlighting this opportunity to students, groups, unions, and clubs that can benefit the most from our conference.

University Relations Lead

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Rori Sa

Rori is in her 2nd year of the microbiology and immunology program studying microbiology & immunology at McGill University. As a University Relations Lead, she hopes to connect more students from various schools to learning opportunities in biotechnology events via BioTEC.

University Relations Lead

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Arnav Savla

Arnav is a 3rd-year Biomedical Student at the University of British Columbia. He is majoring in Cellular Bioengineering. As a University Relations Lead, Arnav hopes to build strong connections with universities and provide opportunities for networking with industry professionals.

University Relations Lead

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Anusha Roy

Anusha Roy will be completing her 2nd year in Molecular Biology, Immunology & Disease at the University of Toronto Scarborough. As a University Relations Lead, she hopes to greatly expand the BioTEC community and  is excited to bring biotechnology- events and opportunities to students within STEM.

Outreach Lead

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Naomi Kothiyal

Naomi is currently in her 4th year of the Biomedical Engineering program at the University of Waterloo. As an Outreach Lead, she hopes to form partnerships with organizations in order to promote biotechnology and grow a network of future biotechnology and bioengineering innovators.

Outreach Lead

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Emma Durocher

Emma is currently in her 3rd year of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. As an Outreach Lead, Emma hopes to partner with various organizations in order to promote biotechnology innovation and help provide undergraduate students an opportunity to learn more about the biotechnology industry in Canada.

Outreach Lead

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Aaliya Masood

Aaliya Masood is currently in her 2nd year studying Computer Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. As an Outreach Lead, she would like to lead campaigns to spread the word about BioTEC to encourage and promote growth in the biotechnology field.

Outreach Lead

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Michael El-Tawil

Michael El-Tawil is in his 2nd year studying Biology at the University of Toronto. As an Outreach Lead, he hopes to build working relationships with clubs and organizations in order to engage his fellow undergraduate students in the fields of biotechnology and bioengineering.

Finance and Legal

Director of Finance and Legal

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Jack Batey

Jack Batey is currently a 4th-year economics major at McGill University with prior work experience in the cloud computing industry. As a Director of Finance and Legal, he hopes to help facilitate a successful BioTEC 2022 annual conference that will inspire future student leaders along with optimizing processes of the finance team.

Finance Lead

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Ying Li Weng

Yingli Weng is a 4th-year student studying Science and Business with bioinformatics option, economics minor at the University of Waterloo. As a Finance Lead, she hopes to improve budget spending through tracking user data analytics.

Legal and Mergers Lead

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Maria Medeleanu

Maria is a graduate student at the University of Toronto St. George Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology researching early respiratory infections and how they affect lung development and function. She hopes to provide consultation on legal aspects of BioTec as a non-profit,  and Director facilitating meetings.

Metrics Tracking and Mergers Lead

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Ana Julia Pereira Nagy

Ana Julia is currently finishing her 1st year at University of Toronto in Life Sciences. As a Metrics Tracking and Mergers Lead, Ana Julia hopes to help BioTEC to create the best Conference possible to raise awareness and interest from other undergraduate students while maintaining financial balance and using funds available in the best way.

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Priya Sivarajan

Priya is a 1st-year Biomedical Engineering student at the University of Waterloo. As a Metrics Tracking and Mergers Lead, she hopes to apply her interest in data collection and analysis to help track BioTEC’s changes and progress.

Metrics Tracking and Mergers Lead

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BioTEC 2020 was dedicated to Jaya, who passed away in October 2020. Jaya was an integral member of the BioTEC Executive Team and contributed significantly to conference growth through her work on the marketing team. Jaya's joy and enthusiasm shone through in all of her interactions, within the team and beyond, and she will be dearly missed.

Jaya Gupta - 1999-2020

Marketing Lead