Life Sciences Ontario
Life Sciences Ontario (LSO) strives to be the unified Voice of Life Sciences in Ontario by representing the interests of the diverse life sciences community in the province through advocacy, education, facilitation of economic development and promotion of the industry locally, nationally and internationally. Together we are a strong, innovative sector with significant socioeconomic contributions to the province of Ontario. We hope you will consider joining LSO and help us to achieve our vision for Ontario's life sciences sector - "Diversity of Members, Unity of Voice".
Life Sciences HUB Takes Shape in Windsor-Essex, Ontario, Canada
Friday, May 22, 2015
Windsor-Essex County, Ontario Friday, May 22, 2015 - Today, the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation and Htel-Dieu Grace Healthcare joined forces by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to officially launch the cross border Life Sciences Hub.
Lets Talk Science receives federal government funding of $12.5 million over five years to greatly expand its science education programs for Canadian youth
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Government of Canada today announced it is providing $12.5 million in funding over five years to Lets Talk Science, a national, charitable education and outreach organization. The funding allows Lets Talk Science to undertake a transformative change that will kick start a significant expansion of its activities across Canada.
Province Moves to Adopt All Six Recommendations of Ontario Health Innovation Council (OHIC)
Friday, May 8, 2015
LSO applauds the Government of Ontarios ongoing commitment to life sciences as demonstrated by their announcement May 7, 2015 that they will adopt all six recommendations put forward by the Ontario Health Innovation Councils Catalyst Report. The recommendations include the following actions from the province
More Federal Wage Subsidies Announced for Canadian Biotech Students
Monday, May 4, 2015
OTTAWA, April 29, 2015 Canadian bio-economy businesses can look forward to additional federal support as BioTalent Canadas highly successful wage subsidy program, Career Focus has been extended another year with an additional $1.5 million for subsidies for new hires for biotech businesses.
LSO Statement on the 2015 Ontario Budget
Friday, April 24, 2015
TORONTO, ON (April 23, 2015)Life Sciences Ontario (LSO) applauds the government's continued commitment to supporting life sciences through the Ontario Health Innovation Council and its accompanying $20 million innovation fund, programs to support job creation for Ontarios highly educated young workforce and a new approach to providing the venture capital needed to support the commercialization of technologies and growth of companies in the life sciences sector.
Why is Canadas life sciences sector flatlining?
Friday, April 24, 2015
Canada has a Silicon Valley of its own, a big one, but youve probably never heard of it, because its devoted to life sciences, not gadgets like smartphones. It is called Toronto, a city normally associated with bloated banks and some ailing gold miners. The University of Toronto has one of the largest medical schools in North America and produces more peer-reviewed research papers than any other medical centre in the world, according to the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.