ATLANTIC CANADA ACADEMIC PARTNERS

CASTL collaborates with post-secondary institutions in Atlantic Canada to offer support for their life sciences programming. All programming being developed by our academic partners incorporates three learning pillars that are foundational and underpin all CASTL programming: theoretical knowledge, technical skills, and professional competencies.

ATLANTIC CANADA ACADEMIC PARTNERS

CASTL collaborates with post-secondary institutions in Atlantic Canada to offer support for their life sciences programming. All programming being developed by our academic partners incorporates three learning pillars that are foundational and underpin all CASTL programming: theoretical knowledge, technical skills, and professional competencies.

UNIVERSITY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has developed a Minor in Biotechnology. Set to launch in January 2022, this new program will provide students with skills that are valued by industry stakeholders. It will also serve as a gateway for students to pursue further studies related to CASTL priority areas including the Biotechnology articulation program.

ACADIA UNIVERSITY

Acadia University is developing a Bachelor of Science Degree with a CASTL specialization. This Core CASTL Program includes curricula development in areas of importance to industry within their region including Cool Climate Viticulture, Natural Products Chemistry, Biopharmaceuticals and Biotechnology. Initial programming is set to launch in September 2022.

ATLANTIC CANADA FINANCIAL AWARD PROGRAM

The CASTL Financial Award Program offers $5,000 scholarships to post-secondary students to support their academic studies in life sciences. This Financial Award program supports life sciences students enrolled in co-operative education from Acadia University, Université de Moncton and University of Prince Edward Island, will receive scholarships in their second and third years.

Since 2020, 55 post-secondary students were awarded the scholarships. The program is supported by the Government of Canada, the Future Skills Centre, and the Government of Prince Edward Island.

CONTACT

Wendy McIsaac

Director of Academic Partnerships & Special Projects

CONTACT

Wendy McIsaac

Director of Academic Partnerships & Special Projects