2017 Award Nominations

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On behalf of Life Sciences Ontario’s Board of Directors and the Chairman, Paul Lucas, we would like to invite you to submit your nominations for this year’s LSO awards.

This year's awards include:

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • A highly respected leader who has inspired and led Ontario's life sciences community to imagine a bigger and better future for our sector.
  • An individual who is recognized as a significant contributor in more than one domain of Ontario life sciences, including industry, government, academia, volunteerism, and philanthropy. 

LSO Volunteer Award

  • An active participant in Ontario's life sciences community who receives no remuneration for volunteer work.
  • An individual who supports and adds energy to life sciences initiatives and events in Ontario.
  • Nominees must be LSO members (or members of an LSO partner organization).

Community Service Award

  • A public or private sector individual who has made extraordinary contributions toward building Ontario's life sciences sector, going above and beyond the call of duty.
  • Contributions may include leadership, public policy, mentorship, advocacy, commercialization, investment, education, and promotion of life sciences.

Life Sciences Company of the Year

  • An Ontario-based company that has demonstrated strong leadership and achieved significant milestones in life sciences research and development, through working to commercialize innovative products.
  • Open to all companies from the broader life sciences community, including (but not limited to) human health, agri-food, and industrial biotechnology.
  • The company should be pre/early-stage commercialization.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, October 14th, 2016. To submit nominations please click here (having trouble opening the nomination link, click here to update your browser).

If you have any questions please e-mail the LSO Office (admin@lifesciencesontario.ca) or call (416) 426-7293.

SAVE THE DATE
Please note that this year’s Award recipients will be honoured at the Life Sciences Ontario Annual Awards Gala Dinner to be held at the Liberty Grand, Exhibition Place, Toronto on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Be sure to note this date in your 2017 calendar and we hope to see you there.


2016 LSO Award Gala Highlights

In case you missed the LSO Awards Gala, videos of our award winners have been posted to our YouTube Channel
Click here to view the some of photos from the evening.
Click here to view the program book.

2016 Award Recipients:

Murray McLaughlin – Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Bonnie Schmidt –
Community Services Award
Allison Barr – Public Services Award
Jason Locklin –
Volunteer of the Year
Profound Medical Inc -
Emerging Life Sciences Company of the Year
David G. P. Allan – Life Sciences Leadership Award  

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2015 LSO Award Gala Highlights

In case you missed the LSO Awards Gala, videos of our award winners have been posted to our YouTube Channel
Click here to view the some of photos from the evening.

2015 Award Recipients:

John Oliver – Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Luis Barreto –
Community Services Award
Deb Stark – Public Services Award
Christine Beyaert –
Volunteer of the Year
Xagenic Inc -
Emerging Life Sciences Company of the Year


2014 LSO Award Gala Highlights

In case you missed the LSO Awards Gala, videos of our award winners have been posted to our YouTube Channel
Click here to view the some of photos from the evening.

2014 Award Recipients:

Mark Lievonen – Lifetime Achievement Award
Ronald Pearlman –
Community Services Award
Andrew Yoshioka –
Volunteer of the Year
DVS Sciences -
Emerging Life Sciences Company of the Year


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
Click here
to view the Lifetime Achievement Award Video
Click here
to view the some of photos from the evening.

2013 Award Recipients:

Mark Poznansky – Lifetime Achievement Award
Ulrich Krull –
Community Services Award
Magda Choruzy –
Volunteer of the Year
Maurice Bitran –
Public Service Award
EcoSynthetix -
Emerging Life Sciences Company of the Year