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Sanofi Biogenius Canada Program



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.

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*Cash prizes

Winner’s Rank  Student will receive: School will receive: Total
1st place $1,875 $625 $2,500
2nd place $1,125 $375 $1,500
3rd place $750 $250 $1,000
4th place $375 $125 $500
5th place $187.50 $62.50 $250

Important dates

  • Regional Competition

Date: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, UBC @ 2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver

Date: Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, West Ballroom AB @ 1055  Canada Place, Vancouver

  • National Competition
Date: Monday, May 25th, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: National Research Council, Ottawa
  • International Competition: June 2015 in Philadelphia (exact date to be confirmed)

Who can participate?

  • Students in Grades 9 to 12
  • The SBC 2015 will be open to single student applications only. No team applications will be accepted.

How to Apply

  1. Read the instructions carefully first
  2. Submit British Columbia Official Application Form

Winnie Han
Regional Coordinator, British Columbia
604.669.9909 ext. 101
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