LSO 2016 Annual Awards Gala Dinner
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
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2016 LSO Award Recipients
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - Murray McLaughlin, Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
This award is given to a highly respected leader who has inspired and led the community to imagine a bigger future in life sciences. This individual is highly recognized as a significant contributor in more than one domain: industry, government, academia, volunteerism and philanthropy in Ontario.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD - Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, Founder and President, Lets Talk Science
This award recognizes an individual whose career has helped build Ontarios life sciences community while strengthening its local and global reputation, while going above and beyond the call of duty.
PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD - Allison Barr, Director, Ministry of Research and Innovation
This award honours a current or former non-elected municipal, provincial or federal public servant who has helped build Ontarios life sciences community in ways that may include innovative policy, structural support, research development, commercialization of intellectual property or public-private partnership development, among other areas.
LSO VOLUNTEER AWARD - Jason Locklin, Director, Global Government Affairs, Alexion Pharma
This award acknowledges an active life sciences community volunteer has found ways to help build the sector and add energy to Ontarios life sciences initiatives and events while receiving no remuneration for their work.
LIFE SCIENCES COMPANY OF THE YEAR - Profound Medical Inc., represented by Steve Plymale
This award recognizes an Ontario-based company active in life science research and development bringing innovative products into or closer to commercialization. This category is open to all pre-commercialization or early-stage commercialization companies from the broad life science community, including human health, agri-food and industrial biotechnology, with demonstrated leadership and achieved milestones.
LIFE SCIENCES LEADERSHIP AWARD - David G. P. Allan, Board Member, Formation Biologics
Through this special award (added in 2014 with new formalized criteria), LSOs Board of Directors recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership through their contributions to Ontarios life sciences sector. Recipients can be from any part of the life sciences sector and of any professional background. Awardees are chosen on the merits of their leadership as pertaining to their contributions to the life sciences sector, as determined by the LSO Board of Directors in collaboration with the LSO Gala Awards Committee. The awarding is meritorious and is not meant to be part of the normal recurring LSO annual awards. Rather, this award is held in reserve by the Board of Directors until a suitable candidate is identified.
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2015 LSO Award Gala Highlights
2015 Award Recipients:
John Oliver – Lifetime Achievement Award
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2014 LSO Award Gala Highlights
2014 Award Recipients:
Mark Lievonen – Lifetime Achievement Award
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2013 LSO Award Gala Highlights
In case you missed the LSO Awards Gala, videos of our award winners have been posted to our YouTube Channel
2013 Award Recipients:
Mark Poznansky – Lifetime Achievement Award