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".


Mark Lievonen Receives Honorary Degree from York University

Thursday, June 25, 2015

President Mark Lievonen was among 13 distinguished individuals receiving honorary degrees from York University during convocation ceremonies throughout June. These individuals, including politician David Collenette and John Abele, co-founder of Boston Scientific, are being recognized for their significant contribution in their respective fields, standing out as community leaders, and showing extraordinary sense of purpose and commitment to social action.

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LSO Statement on OBIO CAAP Programs $3.9 million Investment

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

LSO congratulates Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO) on their recent announcement that the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) has invested up to $3.894 million in their Capital Access Advisory Program (CAAP).

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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