Now accepting 2015 LSO Annual Awards Nominations


We are now accepting Nominations for the 2015 Awards.

Please click here to view the Awards that are available.
Please click here to submit an award nomination.

Deadline for submission is October 15th.

Awards & Criteria for 2015
Lifetime Achievement Award

· A highly respected leader who has inspired and led the community to imagine a bigger future in life sciences
· An individual who is highly recognized as a significant contributor in more than one domain: industry, government, academia, volunteerism and philanthropy in Ontario

LSO Volunteer Award
· An active participant in the life sciences community who receives no remuneration for volunteer work
· An individual who finds a way to help and adds energy to life science initiatives and events in Ontario
· Nominees must be an LSO member or from an LSO partner organization  

Community Service Award
· An individual who in their career has helped build the life sciences community in Ontario and strengthen its local and global reputation
· This individual will have gone above and beyond the call of duty
· Volunteer experience is not a requirement for this award  

Public Service Award
· A current or former Municipal, Provincial or Federal nonelected public servant who has helped build the life science community in Ontario in various ways that could include: innovative policy, structural support, development of research, commercialization of intellectual property or developing public private partnerships  

Life Science Company of the Year
· An Ontario-based company active in life science research and development and involved in moving innovative products into or closer to commercialization
· Open to all companies from the broad life science community including but not limited to human health, agri-food, and industrial biotechnology
· The company should be pre-commercialization or early-stage commercialization and has demonstrated leadership and achieved milestones  

Life Sciences Leadership Award
This award is a special recognition given by the LSO Board of Directors to recognize individuals that have demonstrated exceptional leadership through their contributions to the life sciences sector. Recipients can be from any life sciences sector and any professional background. Awardees are chosen on the merits of their leadership as it pertains to their contributions to the life sciences sector, as determined by the LSO Board of Directors in collaboration with LSO Gala Awards Committee. The award is meritorious and is not meant to be part of the normal recurring annual LSO awards. Rather, the award will be held in reserve until a suitable candidate(s) is identified; as deemed by the LSO Board of Directors.

 


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 February 25th 2015.
 



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

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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
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