Sanofi Biogenius Canada is an opportunity for you to gain real-life research experience, while pursuing groundbreaking projects under the mentorship of professional experts. You will gain access to a network that extends far beyond the classroom, opening doors to your future success.


We’re empowering Canadian youth like you to explore ideas that can help change lives. No ordinary science fair, our participants tackle university-level research topics – from cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, to agriculture and the environment. Projects have the potential to be patented and commercialized, and you have the opportunity to build experience as scientists and innovators, all before graduating high school.

For many participants, SBC has influenced future careers, in some cases paving the way for studies in top-tier universities and exciting internships in the biotech industry.


No other youth science competition in Canada comes close to the SBC experience. What makes SBC unique? We offer you:

  • Access to professional mentors working in the field;
  • Online mentorship toolkit with free access to useful online apps;
  • Higher profile with university recruiters and regional partners;
  • Regional, national and international visibility;
  • Cash prizes and other advantages.

“It’s the premiere biotechnology competition in Canada and it’s quite competitive. A lot of these projects present at this competition are going to be ground-breaking in their respective fields.”

Zeel Patel, Alberta Regional Competition 2017


Sanofi Biogenius Canada began in the Toronto area in 1992, aimed at raising awareness among students, educators and the public about the emerging field of biotechnology. Quickly gaining traction over the next 25 years, SBC now boasts a nationwide presence with an impressive track record of success.

In a typical year, we hold regional competitions in March and April at prestigious university and research installations across Canada, where students present their findings to panels of judges from academia and industry. Winners at each regional competition are invited to the National Finals in Toronto in May each year where they vie for the title of Canadian SBC Champion. For the 2020-2021 competition cycle, SBC showed how innovation knows no boundaries by making the transition to a virtual competition.

The national SBC Champion then moves on to represent Canada at the International BioGENEius Challenge, held at the prestigious BIO International Convention in June, the largest biotechnology event in the world.

of participants say SBC helped guide their field of study or career path
of participants have gone on to biotechnology-related studies or professions
students have taken part across Canada