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Special Career Panel



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Gregory Hodgson, PhD, MBA

Life Sciences Consultant, Shift Health

Dr. Gregory Hodgson (PhD in Chemistry and MBA) has broad scientific experience in data analytics, nanotechnology, chemistry, and biomaterials R&D. His interests surround improving sustainability, addressing current challenges, and implementing emerging technologies across the health sector.

Camila Londoño, PhD

Director, Ryerson Science Discovery Zone

Dr. Camila Londoño (PhD in Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering) is the Director of Ryerson SDZ, an incubator focused on people and early-stage ideas and ventures. Her work is focused at connecting with members of Ryerson and the broader community to teach evidence-based innovation and providing experiential learning opportunities. The SDZ also works to support ideators and startups in their early stages of growth and validation.

Kazim Agha, PhD

Partner & Patent Agent, Ridout & Maybee LLP

Dr. Kazim Agha (PhD in Chemistry) is partner and patent agent at Ridout & Maybee LLP. Kazim is also the Director of Local Sections of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) and a Board Member of the Chemical Society of Canada (CSC).  He is engaged with the American Chemical Society (ACS), presenting on IP and as Chair-elect of the Small Chemical Business Division (SCHB) of the ACS, providing support and guidance to small and medium sized chemical businesses.  On the intellectual property side, Kazim regularly presents and teaches on IP, particularly patents, and is Chair of the Patent Agent Training Committee (PATC) of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC).