2019 LifeSciences BC Annual Award Winners Announced

VANCOUVER, BC – February 20, 2019 – LifeSciences BC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 21st Annual LifeSciences BC Awards, presented by FARRIS. These awards are presented annually to recognize talented individuals and organizations that represent the life sciences ecosystem in B.C. which includes; academia, health institutions, research & development, SMEs, government and industry.

The award winners represent the full spectrum from discovery to commercialization, underscoring the depth of knowledge that significantly contributes to the B.C. bioeconomy, while improving the lives of patients here in B.C. and around the world.

For our award winners it started with a simple question: how will our new knowledge and innovation be put to use? Whether building a commercial enterprise that creates new jobs, or leading teams that put new research into practice, all of their work is driven by the desire to make life better.

In British Columbia we are fortunate to have a vibrant and thriving life sciences biocluster that is marked not only by local and national accomplishments, but international recognition. We have a community of scientists, physicians, engineers, technologists, clinicians, researchers, thought provokers and gamblers. In short, we have many entrepreneurial individuals that at the end of the day have given their all to make a difference.

The 2019 LifeSciences BC Award Winners are:

  • Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence – Dr. Caroline Cameron
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research – Aubrey J. Tingle Prize – Dr. Jerilynn Prior
  • Deal of the Year – Anandia Laboratories Inc.
  • Strategic LifeSciences Company of the Year Award – Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) – West
  • Growth Stage Life Sciences Company of the Year – Aspect Biosystems
  • Milton Wong Award for Leadership – Natalie Dakers
  • LifeSciences Company of the Year – Terramera
  • Don Rix Award for Lifetime Achievement – Dr. Marco Marra

The 2019 LifeSciences BC award winners will be recognized at this year’s annual dinner presented by FARRIS, held on April 4, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Early bird award dinner tickets are on sale until March 5th.  To purchase your tickets or a table, please visit our event page https://bit.ly/2N7nWj1


For more information please contact:

Susan Ogilvie, Senior Manager, Communications & External Affairs

LifeSciences BC ~ Inspiring minds advancing medicine

Cell: 604-218-5188

Office: 604-669-9909 Ext. 6

Email: mailto:sogilvie@lifesciencesbc.ca


About LifeSciences BC

LifeSciences BC is a not-for-profit, non-government, industry association that supports and represents

the life sciences community of British Columbia through leadership, facilitation of investment and  

partnering, advocacy, and promotion of our world-class science and industry.

Life sciences sectors, from biopharmaceuticals and medical technology, to digital health and medical

devices, are integrated into our organization and all that we do, ensuring that no life sciences sector is

working in isolation — and that all sectors come together in a comprehensive, complementary and

coordinated fashion.

 Throughout the year, LifeSciences BC undertakes numerous programs and projects in support of these

sectors. These include public policy initiatives, facilitating linkages between global industry and our local

organizations, raising the profile of our industry internationally and thus facilitating investment and

global partnering opportunities, and helping nurture economic development in British Columbia through

the life sciences industry.