Saskatchewan celebrates Global Biotechnology Week with the Sixth Annual Amazing Biotech Race

( September 29, 2016 )

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Saskatoon, SK: The race is on! The Sixth Annual Amazing Biotech Race starts at 1:15 pm today at Innovation Place. 
 
Saskatchewan Polytechnic BioScience Technology Program students are mixed with high school students from Evan Hardy, Nutana and Bedford Road Collegiates, and divided into teams. Students search for checkpoint companies where they find clues, solve puzzles or answer skill testing questions in order to complete the race. 
 
Following the race, a networking reception will give students the opportunity to chat with representatives from the participating companies and learn more about the Saskatchewan bioscience industry. This gives students the chance to learn what it's like to work in bioscience, as well as how important biotechnology is in our day-to-day lives.
 
Blaine Chartrand, Program Head, BioScience Technology, School of Animal and BioSciences at Saskatchewan Polytechnic and creator of the event says  "We're really excited for this year's Race. It's a great opportunity for the students to learn more about career opportunities in bioscience, and to get an idea of what companies are working on in Saskatoon."

Ag-West Bio coordinates Global Biotech Week activities in Saskatchewan, with a committee from Saskatchewan's bioscience community. 

A full listing of Saskatchewan events can be found on the event website.

To learn more about Global Biotech Week, visit: globalbiotechweek.ca