Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC), Celebrating 20 years


SBCC Manitoba Website update April 30/2014

April 30, 2014

SBCC Manitoba’s annual Poster Display and Competition was held April 22. Generously hosted by the University of Manitoba at the Faculty of Medicine in the beautiful Brody Centre – Buhler Atrium complex which is part of the Basic Medical Sciences unit in downtown Winnipeg. 18 projects from 8 schools competed in a very close competition. […]

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Winnipeg’s Top Biotech Teens are recognized by Regional 2014 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC) Awards

April 26, 2014

Winnipeg Manitoba– April 24, 2014 – 21 students squared off in this year’s Regional 2014 “Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC),” each of them presenting their biotechnology research and life-changing discoveries. Projects ranged from bioengineering a kidney, to how prostate cancer cells circulate in the body; from global warming, to how food can effect cancer and […]

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Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada Alumni: Interview with Ted Paranjothy

March 21, 2014

I had the opportunity to interview Ted Paranjothy, a multi-year SBCC alumnus, and a “triple crown winner” – winning the regional, national, and international competitions – of the SBCC in 2007. His winning project studied an innovative cancer treatment that he continued to work on and commercialize beyond the SBCC. Ted tells us more about […]

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Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada Alumni: Interview with Uliana Kovaltchouk

February 8, 2014

Uliana Kovaltchouk was involved with the SBCC from 2008-2010, through grades 10, 11, and 12. In 2009, she submitted her project, “Molecular Insights on DNA Uptake and Transit Pathways in Saccharomyces cerevisiae,” a continuation of a project that she started in 2007. Uliana describes her project: “Problems of DNA uptake are important in the emerging […]

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Manitoba 2014 Projects

December 20, 2013
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Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada Alumni: Interview with Daisy Liu

November 28, 2013

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to interview Daisy Liu, a four-year SBCC participant, via an email conversation. Daisy participated in the SBCC in each year of high school (2010-2013), winning second place at a national science fair competition in 2011. She says the SBCC helped her realize her potential and has given […]

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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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Congratulations to Ella Thompson, Manitoba SBCC winner in both 2012 and 2013, awarded a prestigious four-year, $60,000 University of Manitoba Schulich Leader scholarship.

June 19, 2013

Ella placed 4th in Ottawa in 2012 but was unable to attend the 2013 nationals due to her participation in the world public speaking championships in South Africa. Manitoba this year was represented in Ottawa by 2nd place provincial winner Daniel Huang, who placed 5th nationally. Congratulations to Ella Thompson, Manitoba SBCC winner in both […]

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Discovered: a potential new tactic to fight the world’s deadliest brain cancer

April 5, 2013

Manitoba, Daniel Huang, 16, Grade 11, St. John’s Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg With treatment, the average survival of patients diagnosed with the Glioblastoma (GBM) form of brain cancer is just 15 months. Without treatment, it is 4.5 months. Daniel Huang, a Grade 11 student at St. John’s Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg, investigated today’s treatments to […]

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Discovery About Alzheimer’s Disease Wins Grade 12 Winnipeg Scientist Entry to National Finals of the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada

March 22, 2013

“Celebrating 20 years of inspiring young scientists” National biotechnology research competition encourages Canadian youth to pursue studies and careers in Canada’s $87 billion biotechnology industry. Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 22, 2013 – Innovative research by a Grade 12 Winnipeg student that could lead to more effective understanding and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease has earned top prize […]

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