Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC), Celebrating 20 years

Saskatchewan

Science beyond the Classroom: Guest blog by Vaidehee Lanke, SBCC Saskatchewan 2014 Competitor

April 9, 2014

When I first learned about the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC), I was fascinated by the new possibilities science presents to the world. From the beginning I was very intrigued by biotechnology, an area of science that seemed endless to me, making it interesting to see the impact it had on people.  The moment when […]

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Lastest News about SBCC

July 3, 2013

Dear Friends, Partners and Supporters: On behalf of the Board of Directors of Bioscience Education Canada (BEC), I am writing to advise you that BEC has decided not to continue as the national program manager for the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC). As you may know, the future of the SBCC program has been somewhat […]

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Inventing a molecular therapy for mutated cells with the dream of curing cancer

April 5, 2013

Saskatchewan, Saruul Uuganbayar, 17, Grade 12, Centennial Collegiate, Saskatoon At an age when many teens can seem pretty unfocussed, a 17-year-old from Saskatoon has a clear ambition: “I have a dream to invent a drug that can cure cancer.”

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Discovery About Increasing Cell Health Wins Grade 12 Saskatoon Scientist Entry to National Finals of the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada

March 28, 2013

National biotechnology research competition encourages Canadian youth to pursue studies and careers in Canada’s $87 billion biotechnology industry Saskatoon, SK, March 27, 2013 – Innovative research by a 17-year-old Saskatoon student that contributes to a possible drug discovery has earned top prize in the Saskatoon 20th annual “Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada” (SBCC), a biotechnology research […]

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The $2,200 first prize in the Saskatchewan SBCC competition was awarded to Saruul Uunganbayar

March 28, 2013

The $2,200 first prize in the Saskatchewan SBCC competition was awarded to Saruul Uunganbayar, a Grade 12 student at Centennial Collegiate in Saskatoon. Saruul’s research involved the identification of peptide aptamers that could increase cell health and potentially lead to new drug therapies. Her mentor was Dr. Troy Harkness at the University of Saskatchewan.

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Scientific discovery and a child’s curiosity, SBCC Mentor Profiles, Karen Bailey, Saskatchewan

March 17, 2013

Karen Bailey, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon Scientific discovery and a child’s curiosity Of all the images a visitor might expect at Agriculture Canada’s research lab in Saskatoon, its unlikely they include a trio of Grade 8 pupils testing biological herbicides. But that’s where Montgomery Public School students Jay Shah, Vanessa Fournier and […]

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One high school in Saskatoon, two amazingly young science innovators, SBCC Alumni Profiles, Scott Adams Rui Song, Saskatchewan

March 8, 2013

One high school in Saskatoon, two amazingly young science innovators Schools nationwide might want to look into what they’re feeding students in the cafeteria of Saskatoon’s Walter Murray Collegiate Institute, which has produced at least two of Canada’s brightest young agricultural science minds in recent years: Scott Adams and Rui Song. Both were astonishingly young […]

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Saskatchewan Projects 2013

February 20, 2013

1. Names: Keoma Dunn, Vanessa Fournier and Jay Shah School: Montgomery School Title: Safer Herbicides 2. Name: Rebecca Green School: St. Joseph High School Title: Diagnosing Aster Yellows Disease through PCR Analysis 3. Name: Andras Nemeth School: Walter Murray Collegiate Title: Is the Palatability of a food Item Affected by Enrichment with Insect Flour? 4. […]

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Saskatchewan, Creating a Better Lentil

April 25, 2012

Rui Song has ambitions. Of course, you’d expect that of the first ever repeat winner of Saskatchewan’s Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge, the youngest ever competitor (14) at the national SBCC in 2010 and, having won 1st place two years ago, the first ever to try for the national championship again.

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Grade 11 Student Wins Saskatchewan Competition for Second Time for Lentil Research

April 25, 2012

Moves on to Compete in National Finals of the 2012 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada Saskatoon, SK, April 19, 2012 – Ground-breaking research by a 17-year-old Saskatoon student investigating lentil disease resistance has earned top prize in the Saskatchewan competition of the “2012 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC)”, a biotechnology research competition that encourages students to […]

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