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".

Ontario Names Molly Shoichet the Province's First Chief Scientist

Monday, November 20, 2017

Ontario has appointed Molly Shoichet to advance science and innovation in the province -- and to make government smarter and more effective by providing decision-makers with the world's best scientific research and evidence.

The Chief Scientist will advise Premier Kathleen Wynne directly on key scientific matters, demonstrating Ontario's ongoing commitment to grow our economy by investing in scientific research and promoting our world-class science both at home and to international audiences. Shoichet, a professor at the University of Toronto and a member of the Order of Ontario, will report to Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science.

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The Case for a Canadian Health and Life Sciences Supercluster

Friday, October 20, 2017

The federal government recently announced the shortlist for its $950 million innovation superclusters initiative, with a notable omission: Out of nine proposals, not one is dedicated to health and life sciences governments single biggest budgetary challenge, our largest economic growth opportunity, and a priority for most Canadians.

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Ontario Life Sciences on the Rise

Friday, June 23, 2017

The provinces life sciences sector is turning heads with its unique ecosystem but can it make the leap to global economic powerhouse? Life Sciences Ontarios Jason Field tackles the question.

The Atlantic recently featured Toronto innovation hub MaRS Discovery District in a piece that asked the question is Canada ready to compete for global talent?

The answer is yes. And the buzz thats been building around our tech companies is now intensifying to Ontarios life sciences sector.

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