Celebrating Canadian research, outreach, and innovation

Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada National Awards and Partners in Research National Awards to be held as co-event celebrating Canadian research, outreach, and innovation

To kick off 2014, Partners in Research, Key Managing Partner of the SBCC, is delighted to announce that the 21st annual Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC) National Competition Awards will be co-presented with the 2nd annual Partners in Research National Awards (PIRNA) on May 23, 2014 at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.

The SBCC national competition will also be held in Ottawa on the preceding evening of May 22, 2014 at the National Research Council, where winners from each of the nine regional competitions will contend for Canada’s ultimate student biotechnology science prizes.

Likewise, PIRNA recognizes and honours excellence in research by Canadian researchers as well as their commitment to promoting the benefit of their research through public outreach. Ambassador Awards are presented to researchers who have provided outstanding contributions and leadership to a body of work in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Biomedical Science. (Partners in Research is accepting nominations for PIRNA until January 31, 2014.)

It was a natural decision to combine the recognition of achievements shared by PIRNA and the SBCC National Awards. These events will not only honour today’s leading Canadian researchers and their public outreach efforts, but also showcase the potential of Canada’s future leaders in biotechnology research and innovation.

Brent Peltola, Director of Special Projects at Partners in Research, commented, “Partners In Research is pleased to be able to combine these events into a single celebration of Canadian research and innovation. We look forward to bringing together young scientists and established researchers – both groups working toward a better future for our nation and the world.”