On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, I am pleased to share with you a copy of the Genome British Columbia Annual Report for the fiscal year 2019/2020, celebrating our 20th anniversary.
Twenty years ago, the budding genomics revolution offered enormous potential for the future and Genome BC’s goal was to be a catalyst for a successful life sciences cluster in the province. Over the years, the Genome BC team has successfully collaborated with academia, industry, and governments to deliver impactful research programs across a broad range of key sectors.
On our 20th Anniversary, our Annual Report highlights just some of the impacts arising from the contributions of many excellent research teams over the years. Genomics has continued to prove itself as an essential tool for our province in both health and bioeconomic applications and BC researchers collaborate and compete globally — resulting in a thriving life sciences sector in BC.
Partnerships are essential to our success and we enjoy an extraordinary spirit of collaboration in British Columbia. This has once again been demonstrated by the way governments, not for profit organizations, academia and industry have come together to provide a coordinated and collaborative response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We share the credit for our ongoing success with our corporate and government partners. These include the Province of British Columbia, Genome Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada, and the many private and public sector organizations worldwide that help to fund our research and innovation enterprise.
Thank you for your support! I hope you enjoy the report and welcome your feedback.
President and CEO