Sanofi Biogenius Canada Program


Which area of biotechnology research do you find most exciting?
In your view, what’s the coolest new biotech development or discovery in Canada?


Canada’s biotech industry is dynamic and exciting. Car seats made of renewable soy foam,   high efficiency medical devices, innovative therapeutic treatments, and fuel from oilseed crops — these are just a few examples of the major role that biotech plays in our daily lives.
In conjunction with National Biotechnology Week, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP invites you to participate in their BIOTECH ESSAY CONTEST. Submit your 1,500 word essay by May 31, 2014 on your choice for “Canada’s Top Biotechnology Story of the Year.” Gowlings

biotech essay contest

Topics may include health-based research, agricultural innovations, or industrial applications for biotech. Your topic must be Canadian-based, for example, Canadian research or Canadians involved in a larger international study. The development or finding you report on must occur or have been recognized as a notable advance in an ongoing study within the period of June 1, 2013 to May 30, 2014.Winners must be entering a life sciences-related field at a Canadian post-secondary institution to be eligible. Essays will be judged by a panel of industry experts.

The first place winner receives:

  • First year tuition to a maximum of $5,000 to a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • An excerpt of their essay published in the fall issue of BIOTECanada’s Insights Magazine and the full essay posted online.
  • Recognition during National Biotechnology Week as the contest winner.

The second place winner receives a laptop with an approximate retail value of $800.

The third place winner receives an iPod Touch with an approximate retail value of $200.
(iPod Touch is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Apple is not a sponsor of, nor a participant in, this promotion.)

Rules and Regulations

How to Enter

To enter, send an original essay including a cover note with contact information as outlined in the Rules & Regulations by May 31, 2014 to:

Biotech Essay Contest
c/o Siobhan Williams, BioTalent Canada
1100 – 85 Albert St.
Ottawa, ON, K1P 6A4

or submit electronically to

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