January 16, 2013 by admin
Dear Biology Teachers in the Southwestern Ontario,
With the generous support of Merck, Bioscience Education Canada (BEC) is proud to collaborate with the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Partnership to present this free series of bioscience lectures and workshops for high school students. While sessions are designed to make students aware of local research that is related to their science curriculum there is a career awareness component as well. Speakers are asked to describe their own career paths. The host institutions are able to demonstrate their strengths and look on this as a recruitment opportunity, so campus tours might be a possibility by arrangement.
The Lecture and Workshop Series take place on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at in the Engineering Technology Building and the Information Technology Building at McMaster University. Sessions start at 10:00 a.m. and finish at 2 p.m. to allow adequate time for transportation to and from schools within regular school hours. Lunch will not be provided but directions to local cafeterias will be given.
Registration must be made to Bioscience Education Canada at email@example.com or by phone at 416-640-0206. Teachers who apply early will be able to register their classes for 2 lectures and 1 workshop. Once the workshops are fully subscribed, registration for 3 lectures is recommended. Watch the Bioscience Education Canada website for additional offerings or any other changes to the schedule.
October 4, 2012 by admin
With the generous support of Merck, Bioscience Education Canada is proud to partner with School of Biological Sciences & Applied Chemistry at Seneca College to present this free series of bioscience lectures and workshops for high school students. BEC also appreciates the participation of personnel from several institutions of research or post-secondary education.
The 1st Lecture and Workshop Series takes place on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 at Seneca College (Stephen E. Quinlan Building, #40 on the map) on the campus of York University.
March 20, 2012 by admin
Here is a chance for your students to hear about some of the research that is being done in Southern Ontario and to participate in laboratory or computer workshops. Register your classes for 2 lectures and 1 workshop.
Bioscience Education Canada once again is offering a free lecture and workshop series for high school students. Teachers are asked to register their classes for 2 lectures and 1 workshop. Registration must be made to Bioscience Education Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-640-0206.
In addition to lectures and â€œwet labâ€ workshops delivered by the Faculty of Seneca College there are computer workshops subject to restrictions.
â€¢ On April 26th, the two bioinformatics workshops, â€œSurfing the Human Genomeâ€, is restricted to Grade 12 students because the content is very curriculum specific.
â€¢ On April 25th, the computer workshops titled â€œExplore the Science through Game Based Learning â€œ delivered by Spongelab are an educational video game competition. The capacity for each of the 4 sessions is 40 students. Each school is restricted to the participation of 10 of its students but students are competing as individuals.
After teachers have registered their classes for the lectures and workshops they can register up to 10 students for the competition for FREE before the event at www.spongelab.com but only after the school has been registered for the lectures and workshops.
Toronto-area Student, 16, Uses Supercomputer to Invent New Drug Cocktail to Fight Cystic Fibrosis, Wins Top Prize in National Science Challenge
June 20, 2011 by admin
Greater Toronto Area, Greater Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Winnipeg students win top national honours for high school biotechnology projects
While many 16-year-olds are content with PlayStation, Toronto-area student Marshall Zhang used the Canadian SCINET supercomputing network to invent a new drug cocktail which could one day help treat cystic fibrosis.
The Grade 11 student at Bayview Secondary School in Richmond Hill so impressed eight eminent scientists at the National Research Council Canada laboratories in Ottawa they awarded him first prize today in the 2011 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada.
June 17, 2011 by admin
Montreal: Students find vegetable-based stabilizers to remove animal ingredients from sorbet
Greater Toronto: Toronto student â€œhacksâ€ supercomputer network to find cure for CF
Manitoba: Grade 12 student opens door to treatment of incurable leukemia
Merck â€œExploring Mindsâ€ Bioscience Lectures and Workshops, April 19th and 20th at Ryerson University
March 29, 2011 by admin
With the generous support of Merck & Co., Bioscience Education Canada is proud to partner with Ryerson University to present this free series of bioscience lectures and workshops for high school students. BEC also appreciates the participation of personnel from eight institutions of research or post-secondary education.
The Lecture and Workshop Series take place on Tuesday April 19th and Wednesday April 20th, 2011 in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Ryerson University (245 Church Street). Map (Pass your mouse over a building for its description and photo.)
These annual youth outreach events have been very well attended in the past and it is important for teachers to register their classes early. Registration can be made by contacting Bioscience Education Canada at 416-640-0206 or at email@example.com
This yearâ€™s group of young investigators have researched topics as diverse as the genetic engineering of pathogen resistance in plants and the practicality of using fruit and vegetable extracts against H. pylori, the causative agent of ulcers. The SABC continues to offer a unique opportunity for curious and creative students to have a â€œgraduate levelâ€ research experience under the guidance of professional scientists. Nineteen projects have advanced to the competition this year. The Toronto student teams will compete for $12,000 in cash prizes and scholarships at, Ryerson University on April 19 and 20, 2011. The national competition will be held in Ottawa later in May.
Please read the 2011 Merck Lecture Workshop Schedule and Outlines.
March 7, 2011 by admin
Thanks to our supporters, registration for the 5th National Bioscience Educatorsâ€™ Conference is now free. Everyone who has registered prior to this announcement will be reimbursed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-640-0206 for more information.
Dr. Michele Bahr, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
Dr. HÃ©lÃ¨ne N. LeBlanc, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Mr. Glen Kim, 2010 Winner of the Ontario Genomics Institute Teaching Award
BECâ€™s flagship program, the Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge, receives one of 12 honourable mention awards
May 13, 2010 by admin
BECâ€™s flagship program, the Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge, received one of 12 honourable mention awards in the 2010 Global Best Awards for the Americas region, presented by The Conference Board of Canada in collaboration with the International Partnership Network.
“The awards celebrate outstanding partnerships that have a significant impact on the communities in which they operate,” said Michael Bloom, Vice-President, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning.
The awards were announced on April 28 at the 10th International Education Business Partnership Conference in Toronto.
March 10, 2010 by admin
Once again, the TBI Explore Biotechnology lectures and Merck Frosst Exploring Minds workshops, held concurrently with the SABC competition, will be available free of charge, to high school classes accompanied by their teachers. The lectures and workshops are made available by the generous sponsorship of The Biotechnology Initiative and Merck Frosst respectively.
The TBI Lecture Series and Merck Frostâ€ Exploring Mindsâ€ Workshops take place at York University on Tuesday April 6th and Wednesday April 7th, 2010. Venues include the Accolade West Building, and the Research Tower. The Merck Frosst Workshops take place in Room 280, York Lanes, adjacent to the Research Tower.
Registration for these lectures must be done through the Bioscience Education Canada office at 416-640-0206 – Email. We ask that you try to book your classes for two lectures and a workshop.
Bioscience Education Canada, MINDSET and Life Sciences at Red River College, Winnipeg would like to thank all the supporters, speakers and participants
February 22, 2010 by admin
The National Bioscience Educatorsâ€™ Conference 2010 was a great success. Conference topics included the Promise of Biotechnology for the 21st century, Agricultural Biotechnology, Genomics, Infectious Disease, Careers and Skills Development, Video Gaming, Integration of Technology in Education and Bioscience in Space. Tours were generously provided by many institutes in Winnipeg and Genome Prairie provided a viewing of the movie â€œThe Cancer Warriorâ€. For a full list of topics, read the NBEC Program.
Presentations will be available through the Associates section of the Bioscience Education Canada website.
Stay tuned for further information about the National Bioscience Educatorsâ€™ Conference in February 2011.
Generously supported by The Council of Biotechnology Information, BIOTECanada, Gowlings, Lafleur and Henderson, Monsanto, Microsoft Canada, Genome Prairie, Spongelab Interactive, Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Cangene Corporation, National Research Council Canada, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), the Ontario Genomics Institute, GameOn Manitoba
Mark your calendars for NBEC in February 2011.