VANCOUVER, Sept. 21 , 2007- On Wednesday September 26, LifeSciences BC is extremely proud to welcome Dr. Bondar to British Columbia for National Biotechnology Week celebrations, in her role as the National Champion for Biotechnology as selected by BIOTECanada.
Dr. Bondar demonstrates the adaptive thinking necessary for changing perspectives in our contemporary world. Dr. Bondar has been recognized with the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the NASA Space Medal, inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and into the International Women's Forum Hall of Fame for her pioneering research in space medicine. In addition, she has received 24 honorary doctorates from Canadian and American universities. In 2003 TIME magazine named her among North America's best explorers.
Since her work in space, she continued her discoveries for more than a decade, finding new connections between recovering from new environments and neurological illnesses such as stroke and Parkinson's disease. Dr. Bondar now applies her insights to help leaders (and the rest of us) adapt to the uncharted territory of work and life. From her own experiences aboard the space shuttle Discovery, Dr. Bondar shows how lessons learned from space can be applied to today's constantly changing business world.
Breakfast Speaking Series
Championing Biotechnology Discovery and Invention with Dr. Roberta Bondar
Date: September 26, 2007
Location: Sutton Place Hotel, Versailles Ballroom, 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
Time: Program begins at 8am, Dr. Bondar will be speaking at approximately 8:30 a.m.
LifeSciences BC is also proud to present two of our local life sciences companies, URODYNAMIX Technologies and CANTEST who will update us on their latest news and milestones.
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sanofi-aventis biotalent challenge Launch Event: Gateway to Biotechnology
Date: September 26, 2007
Location: British Columbia's Institute of Technology, Telus Theatre, 3700 Willingdon Avenue
Time: Dr. Bondar will be speaking at approximately 10:30 a.m.
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About LifeSciences BC's Breakfast Speaking Series
The Breakfast Speaking Series, sponsored by KPMG & McCarthy Tétrault, is LifeSciences BC's longest-standing event series - and one of our most popular. Held four times a year, these breakfasts include two short presentations by local biotech companies, followed by a keynote address of approximately 35-45 minutes by an industry or thought leader.
The September 26th event will be the first event held in British Columbia as part of 2007 National Biotech Week, and will be our official kick-off for the week.
About the sanofi-aventis biotalent challenge
The sanofi-aventis biotalent challenge (SABC), coordinated by BC Biotech in Vancouver, is a biotech competition for high school students from grades 9-12 and is one of 13 held nationally. This year's competition will be held on April 4, 2008 at BCIT's Burnaby campos. LifeSciences British Columbia will present $10,000 to the winning teams of the SABC competition at its 10th Annual BC Biotechnology Awards Ceremony on April 10, 2008. Each cash prize is split equally between the team members and their respective schools to go towards their science program.
Human Resources Social Development Canada
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
National Research Council of Canada
Canadian Louis Pasteur Foundation
Canada Foundation for Innovation
LifeSciences British Columbia
British Columbia Institute of Technology
NRC / IRAP
For further information: For media registrations please contact: Melissa Beaton, Marketing Specialist, LifeSciences British Columbia, tel: (604) 602-5227,