The Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC) is a national, biotechnology-focused science competition that exposes high school and CEGEP students to career possibilities and reveals the breadth of endeavour that makes up the bio-economy.
LifeSciences BC is proud to be the lead organizer for the British Columbia arm of the competition.
The 2013 competition took place on March 28, 2013. Please check back regularly for information on the 2014 competition.
How to Get Involved
Just like scientists working in industry, universities and research institutions, students are required to submit a project outline describing their proposed research to a scientific evaluation committee. Students whose projects are approved may receive up to $200 in funding to help pay for equipment, supplies and other costs. For approved projects, the proposal evaluation committee will attempt to suggest potential mentors from the local biotechnology community who may be able to provide students with access to research materials, expert advice and some of the supplies and equipment required to carry out their projects. Students are then expected to initiate contact and make arrangements to meet with their prospective mentor.
Mentors are an important part of this program and without their ongoing support and commitment, this opportunity would not exist for students. SBCC mentors guide the students for approximately four months and ensure they are on the right track. We ask that mentors provide lab space and supervision for the students for the duration of the experiments. For more information about mentoring, please click here or contact Rosine Hage-Moussa, Regional Coordinator - BC Region.
News from the 2013 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada
The Centre for Drug Research and Development
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC
Genome British Columbia
National Research Council - Industrial Research Assistance Program
Simon Fraser University
The University of British Columbia
For more information, please contact:
Manager, Programs and Outreach