VANCOUVER, BC – September 16, 2020 – LifeSciences BC is pleased to recognize the recipients of the 22nd Annual LifeSciences BC Awards, presented by FARRIS, at our awards event online, September 17th at 2.00PM – 3.30PM. 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.
This year’s 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 and around the world. “We are honoured to participate in the recognition of BC’s most noteworthy people and organizations in the life sciences space,” said Dr. Pascal Spothelfer, President and CEO, Genome British Columbia. “The mix of talent and drive in this year’s group of recipients is remarkable and we look forward to their continued accomplishments over many more years.”
In British Columbia, we are fortunate to have a vibrant and thriving life sciences sector that is distinguished, not only by local and national accomplishments, but international recognition. We have a community of scientists, physicians, engineers, technologists, clinicians, researchers, thought provokers and entrepreneurs, who put it all on the line to improve patient care outcomes.
Wendy Hurlburt, President and CEO of LifeSciences BC said, “We have many entrepreneurial individuals pushing boundaries who have given their all to make a difference. We are truly at the beginning of a new era in life sciences in B.C., it’s wonderfully exciting.”
The 2020 LifeSciences BC Award Winners are:
- Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence – Aly Karsan
- Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research – Aubrey J. Tingle Prize – Poul Sorensen
- Milton Wong Award for Leadership – Nancy Harrison
- Medical/Digital Technology Company of the Year – Canary Medical Inc.
- Deal of the Year – Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- Strategic Life Sciences Partner of the Year – adMare Bioinnovations Inc.
- Emerging Life Sciences Company of the Year – Chinook Therapeutics Inc.
- Don Rix Award for Lifetime Achievement – John Babcook
The 2020 LifeSciences BC award winners will be recognized virtually, on Thursday, September 17 at 2.00 – 3.30pm. You can join us by registering online for the awards event by following this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/22nd-annual-lifesciences-bc-awards-presented-by-farris-tickets-115923916555/
Afterwards you are also invited to attend a reception to celebrate the award winners from 3:30pm to 4:30pm on the Remo event platform. The platform allows you to sit at virtual tables and meet with up to 5 other people at a time. You can also upload your photo, add your business title and social media content to make it easier to meet people. You can use the link below to connect with the event and set up your account which can then be used for future LSBC events.
Remo link for reception at 3:30pm: https://live.remo.co/e/22nd-annual-lifesciences-bc-virt
For more information please contact:
Susan Ogilvie, Senior Manager, Communications & External Affairs
Cell: 604-218-5188 Office: 604-669-9909 Ext. 6
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, 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.