Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC), Celebrating 20 years

Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC)


The SBCC 2014 National Competition will be held May 22, 2014 and the National Awards May 23, 2014 in Ottawa.

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2014 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC) Highlights Newest Crop of Potential Top Scientists

Teens mentored by some of Canada’s premier biotechnology academics and scientists have created life-changing discoveries

Celebrating 21 Years

More than 200 of Canada’s most gifted high school and CEGEP students and their mentors, teachers and parents, will come together for the 2014 “Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC)”, Canada’s only national  biotechnology competition with mentors from Canada’s top universities and research institutes. The first regional competition launches in Montreal on March 27, followed by eight more regional competitions across the nation during April and May, and concludes at the Partners In Research National Awards (PIRNA) in Ottawa on May 23, 2014.

Read the full SBCC 2014 press release.


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Breaking Ground, Growing Talent

Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC) Student Flyer

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The Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC) gives high school and CEGEP students from across Canada the chance to pour their creativity, curiosity and scientific skills into cutting-edge research projects that tackle some of the day’s toughest challenges—from cancer and Alzheimer’s disease to crops and the environment.

Welcome to the bio-economy
Students gain exposure to the exciting field of biotechnology—and the opportunities a career in the bio-economy might hold for them. The SBCC helps build Canada’s biotechnology capacity by offering the next generation of scientists the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of what it takes to succeed in the bio-economy.


Learn more. Get involved. Help grow Canada’s next generation of biotechnology talent.