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Life After Trent Online: the Physics Edition

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students, recent grads, and members of the Trent University Physics & Astronomy community are invited to attend Life After Trent: the Physics Edition. Gain insightful advice from experienced professionals and hiring managers and create valuable connections. We will also be presenting the 2019-2020 Department of Physics & Astronomy student awards, so its sure to be a rewarding experience for all! In this session, we welcome Trent University Physics Alumni Michelle Macpherson '95 and Michael Tessier '08. Michelle Macpherson '95 is the Director of Product Management of Imaging Mass Cytometry at Fluidigm Corporation, creators and manufactures of innovative technologies and life-science tools. With an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Trent University and a Master of Science degree in Medical Physics from the University of Toronto, Michelle is an accomplished marketer with global experience in the medical device industry. Having worked with start-up firms to Global Fortune 500 companies, she has gained ample experience with business plan development and execution, marketing strategies, team management, and product development. Michael Tessier '08 is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder at Cohesys, a medical device startup developing a platform of novel medical devices using advanced materials, including BoneTape, 'a duct tape for bones'. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Master of Science degree in Material Science from Trent University, Michael gained career footing at Northwater Capital, a venture capital firm. He later joined Picton Mahoney Asset Management, one of the largest hedge funds in Canada, before completing a Master of Business Administration degree at the Ivey Business School at Western University. Michael now leads Cohesys as they look to bring revolutionary new medical devices to market.
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