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".

BioSkills Recognition Program

Monday, May 4, 2015

For biotechnology or life science professionals that are new to Canada or have foreign credentials and experience, it can be difficult to prove they have the skills to work in Canada’s bio-­‐economy.  To help overcome this challenge, BioTalent Canada is introducing the BioSkills Recognition Program.            

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Mark Lievonen Receives Order of Canada

Monday, July 6, 2015

In an appointment announced by Rideau Hall on July 1, J. Mark Lievonen was named a Member of the Order of Canada, in recognition of his outstanding achievements, leadership and unwavering commitment to the pursuit of sustainable healthcare.
Marks appointment is made possible through nominations by close friends and colleagues, Dr. Calvin Stiller and York Centre MPP Monte Kwinter. Both commended Mark for his dedication to making a difference for all Canadians, citing his work with Sanofi Pasteur, the Sanofi Biogenius Challenge, and a number of organizations including the Markham-Stouffville Hospital, the Ontario Cancer Institute, and York University.

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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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