Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC), Celebrating 20 years

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

May 5, 2014

Sackville, NB – May 5, 2014 – Nineteen students in twelve teams squared off in this year’s Regional 2014 “Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC)” on April 29, 2014. Each team presented their biotechnology research and life-changing discoveries, addressing issues ranging from cancer, obesity, Parkinson’s Disease, and diabetes to finding new sources of alternative energy. The […]

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Regional coordinators get creative with technology to recruit students

November 13, 2013

With the regional proposal deadlines approaching quickly – November 18 in many regions, and November 25 in the GTA — SBCC regional coordinators in Alberta and PEI have come up with innovative and creative ways to reach and recruit students for this year’s regional competitions. To solve the problem of reaching students at a distance, […]

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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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Fuel from fish project nets Newfoundland duo 2nd consecutive Atlantic region win

April 5, 2013

Newfoundland, Jared Trask, 18, Kaitlyn Stockley, 17, Grade 12, Holy Spirit High School, Conception Bay South Bio-energy seems to be in the blood of two high energy Newfoundland high school bioscience wizards, Jared Trask, 18, and Kaitlyn Stockley, 17.

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Discovery about Biofuel Production Using Fish Oils Wins Grade 12 Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador Scientists 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 Sackville, New Brunswick March 27th, 2013 – Innovative research by 17-year-old Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador students that looks at the use of fish waste to produce biofuels has earned top prize in the Atlantic 20th annual […]

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Grade 12 students Jared Trask and Kaitlyn Stockley, both 17, of Conception Bay, Newfoundland

March 28, 2013

Grade 12 students Jared Trask and Kaitlyn Stockley, both 17, of Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador won the top $2,000 prize in the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge in Atlantic Canada. Their research has led to the discovery that oils from local fish species such as salmon, Atlantic cod, herring and mackerel may be able to be […]

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PEI researcher finds path to medical engineering science career via high school project, SBCC Alumni Profiles, Aaron Zidichouski, Prince Edward Island

March 23, 2013

PEI researcher finds path to medical engineering science career via high school project In Grade 11 at Charlottetown Rural High School, Aaron Zidichouski thought his father’s biotech job was “pretty boring.”

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Nova Scotia’s amazing science siblings, SBCC Alumni Profiles, Joanna and Joseph McNeil, Nova Scotia

March 22, 2013

Nova Scotia’s amazing science siblings On Cape Breton Island, science seems to be in the McNeil family’s DNA. Four years after Joanna McNeil earned first place honours at the 2005 Atlantic regional Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge (SBCC), her brother Joseph did it too. A few weeks after winning the regional competition in Halifax, Joanne brought the […]

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Medical career began with teen’s hope of helping uncle, SBCC Alumni Profiles, Sarai Hamodat, Rebecca Hollett, Newfoundland

March 20, 2013

Medical career began with teen’s hope of helping uncle When she was just 17, Sarai Hamodat of St John’s Holy Heart of Mary High School showed that a traditional Asian oil remedy could ease the suffering of asthma patients. She demonstrated that camphor oil, found in the wood of a species of large evergreen trees […]

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Teen scientists get their start at the local grocery store, SBCC Mentor Profiles, Dr. Stephen Westcott, New Brunswick

March 5, 2013

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mount Allison University, Sackville New Brunswick Teen scientists get their start at the local grocery store Sometimes breakthroughs in science start with a trip to a grocery store. It might even be the grocery store in Riverview, NB, where Peter Smith and Leah Purney, students at Riverview High School, bought […]

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