Quantum Leaps Career Conference – Clinical Research and Biochemistry

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Quantum Leaps Career Conference – Clinical Research and Biochemistry

November 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This is a career conference event for high school girls to interact with women professionals in STEM and learn about science careers.

Since 1981, SCWIST has made great strides in promoting and empowering women in STEM. When you register, please consider adding a small donation to support our programs so all interested women and girls can see where a future in STEM can take them.

SCWIST Quantum Leaps is a virtual career conference uniquely designed for girls from grade 8-12 interested in or curious to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This conference gives girls a glimpse into what women in STEM fields do in their careers.

During these events, girls can meet professionals who have been successful in their STEM fields and meet other like-minded girls who have similar aspirations and interests. This event will help them know more about the STEM fields they are interested in and discover new STEM fields. Quantum Leaps also aims to aid students in the transition between high school and higher education.

This particular Quantum Leaps event will focus on women professionals working in careers related to Clinical Research in Oncology and Pediatrics as well as Biochemistry and Teaching. They also have expertise in science communication and facilitating learning. Did they have a fixed plan for what they would like to do five years after high school? How do they ease into changing their career focus? Did they know that they wanted to pursue these careers when they joined university? Girls will get the opportunity to interact with these women to get the answers they need at the event.


  • 5:00-5:25: Speaker 1 and Q&A session
  • 5:25-5:55: Speaker 2 and Q&A session
  • 5:55-6:00 Conclusion


Jessica Lovnicki

Jessica has experience working as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the field of Oncology. With a patient-focused mindset and a strong interest in pediatrics, she continues to strive to build world-class programs that enhance the health of children across Canada. Hoping to make a career change, she will be applying to teacher’s education programs this fall. Since November 2019, Jessica has offered administrative support to numerous students by logging their university applications and has been providing career as well as education counselling to help students decide which path to pursue. She has been providing students options that offer the opportunity for fulfillment and success. As a Supported Learning Groups Leader at the University of Guelph, she collaborated with the Faculty of Science to create presentation material and help educate faculty on the role of facilitated learning in a students’ continual education. With a passion for clinical research, education, teaching and career guidance, she looks forward to sharing her career journey with high school girls.

Melody Cheng

Melody is a Fourth-year honors Biochemistry student at the University of British Columbia. She is originally from Taiwan, but has been living in Canada since the seventh grade. In addition to her studies, she is also the proud founder of STEM Vision, a hands-on STEM program that’s all about making science fun and accessible for children. She eagerly awaits sharing her experiences, passion for science, and how to make a quantum leap in our educational journeys together!

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