Biogenius Grant

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About the Sanofi Biogenius Canada Grant

Through the Sanofi Biogenius Canada Grant, we’re providing better access to hands-on STEM learning by supporting Canadian public high schools with financial grants to update lab equipment, launch new science programs and take science education to the next level.

Applications for the 2024 Biogenius Canada Grant are now closed.

Who can apply?

Canadian public secondary schools with any grade range from Grade 9 up to and including Grade 12. In Quebec, eligible schools must include Secondaries 3, 4 or 5 or Cégep.

How much are the Sanofi Biogenius Canada Grants for?

The amount for each Sanofi Biogenius Canada Grant is $50,000 and can be used to renovate existing school laboratory facilities, purchase new scientific equipment, for programs to enhance or maximize the impact of laboratory facilities, or any combination of the above.

What are the qualifications to apply?

The number one

Have existing science labs or equipment in need of renewal OR demonstrate that the Grant could establish a classroom lab.

The Number two

Demonstrate your commitment to hands-on STEM learning opportunities for all students.

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Show how your program focuses on making STEM accessible to all students, no matter their socio-economic background, cultural or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, family status or location.

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Strong support by the school community.

Want to learn more about last year’s winners?

Académie Catholique Notre-Dame, Kemptville, ON:
Académie Catholique Notre-Dame is a small francophone school operating in a predominantly anglophone environment. With the support of the community, workshops and activities were offered to students to promote STEM learning. However, the laboratories were looking to improve student access to equipment and STEM materials. The Grant allowed Académie Catholique Notre-Dame to improve the labs to help promote inspiration and innovation and to better prepare students for postsecondary studies and the professional world.

East Wiltshire School, Cornwall, PEI:
Due to overcapacity in the school, East Wiltshire School had to clean out their science labs to make room for classroom space. With the Grant funds, they are looking forward to bringing back hands-on learning in their science labs and moving away from teaching science through a laptop screen. East Wiltshire is dedicated to offering more learning opportunities for students and allowing them to have a chance to explore STEM. The Grant funds are being used to provide kinesthetic learning activities and updated lab equipment such as AI simulator screens, SMART tables, energy kits and electric circuit materials.

Lucky Lake School, Lucky Lake, SK:
Lucky Lake School’s science lab is currently filled with hands-on activities that rely on everyday household items to help the students engage in STEM knowledge and discovery. For example, students have been able to create a functional engine block out of cardboard and utilize guitar strings and Christmas lights to learn about sound waves. However, they are lacking basic lab equipment and are unable to perform many experiments that would benefit their learning. The Grant funds are being used to purchase standard lab equipment and project-based materials such as lab googles, scales and chemicals to enhance the students’ learning.

Mangilaluk School, Tuktoyaktuk, NT:
Mangilaluk School is located in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories on the traditional lands of the Inuvialuit people, serving mainly indigenous students. Tuktoyaktuk is at the forefront of many climate change issues such as coastal erosion, forced relocation, animal extinction, and melting permafrost. Mangilaluk schools participates in many STEM activities related to erosion, ice monitoring, and climate change, but they are lacking materials to enable and empower students to learn more and propel their STEM learning forward. The Grant funds will help to incorporate more hands-on learning and reduce the barriers that exist for its students, helping to build their scientific and mathematical identities.

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