2017 Sanofi Biogenius competition

The Sanofi Biogenius Competition British Columbia Regional Competition, hosted by CHBE, APSC, and LSI

For over two decades, the Sanofi Biogenius Canada (SBC) program has nurtured young minds and fostered great talent for the future, challenging high school students to carry out groundbreaking research projects in the field of biotechnology.Those selected for the SBC competition are matched with local mentors, giving students hands-on research experience in a professional lab setting. Participants compile their results and present their findings at regional competitions. Cash prizes are awarded and regional winners advance to the National stage, where they vie for the top spot and the chance to compete in the International Biogenius Challenge, held at the prestigious BIO International Convention – the largest biotechnology event in the world.

In past years, participants’ elite research projects range in topic, from cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, to agriculture and the environment. Many have since been patented and commercialized, garnering international media attention and igniting a true culture of innovation in Canada.

For many participants, the SBC has proven vastly influential in mapping out future careers – in some cases paving the way for studies in ivy league schools and exciting internships in the biotech industry.

Do you have an idea that can help change the world? Click here to take part.

Location: 
The University of British Columbia
The Atrium – Life Sciences Building
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6T 1Z3
Date:  April 11th, 2017