Students build science skills in biotech competition

Posted on January 08, 2013

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double-helix-model-handsThe Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC) is a national, biotechnology-focused science competition that exposes students to career possibilities and reveals the breadth of endeavour that makes up the bio-economy. SBCC gives students from across Canada the chance to pour their creativity, curiosity and scientific skills into cutting-edge research projects that tackle some of the day’s toughest challenges—from cancer and Alzheimer’s disease to crops and the environment. Last year, Rui Song, a student from Walter Murray Collegiate in Saskatoon, won the regional competition and went on to place second in the national competition and third in the international event held in Boston during the BIO Convention. This year, Carol Reynolds of Wordmark Consulting, and Chelsea Abramoff of Cherished Events by Chelsea are heading up the Saskatchewan portion of the challenge. Students in grades 7 to 12 will compete in Saskatoon on March 26th to win cash prizes, and the first place student will compete Nationally in April.

For more information about the Saskatchewan event, please contact Chelsea Abramoff (306-384-0888). Visit the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada website.