Industry Leadership

Award Description

This award is given to the individual who demonstrates exemplary vision and leadership in Canadian biotechnology in a global context, in terms of  of industry development and/or commercial success. The recipient is recognized for their commitment to promoting and supporting the growth of the biotech industry in Canada.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2015 – Joseph Garcia, Blake, Cassels and Graydon, LLP
  • 2014 – David Main, Aquinox
  • 2013 – Albert Friesen Ph.D, Medicure
  • 2012 – David Allan, Stem Cell Therapeutics Inc.
  • 2011 – Yves Rosconi, Theratechnologies
  • 2010 – Murray McLaughlin, Sustainable Chemistry Alliance
  • 2009 – Natalie Dakers, Centre for Drug Research and Development
  • 2008 – Dr. John Evans, MaRS
  • 2007 – Ray Mowling, Council for Biotechnology Information (Canada)
  • 2006 – Dr. Alex McPherson, Biomira
  • 2005 – Theresa Kennedy, Hill & Knowlton Canada
  • 2004 – Peter McCann, President of Ag-West Bio Inc. (Retired)
  • 2003 – J. Mark Lievonen, President, Aventis Pasteur
  • 2002 – Gord Surgeoner, President, Ontario Agri-Food Technologies
  • 2001 – Burleigh Trevor-Deutsch, Bioethicist, Burleigh Trevor-Deutsch Consulting