Thank you to our 2019 sponsoring companies
LSO, in collaboration with AstraZeneca, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Gilead, Horizon Therapeutics Canada, Novo Nordisk, Roche and Sanofi Canada have established a scholarship and mentorship program, the first of its kind, designed specifically for Mississauga students. The Life Sciences Ontario Scholarship program is available for students with a permanent address in Mississauga, Ontario and who are currently enrolled in 1st and 2nd year undergraduate program in an Ontario institution.
In 2019 LSO awarded 20 students with $4,000 towards their academic careers. We had over 200 applicants from across Ontario including University Of Toronto-Mississauga, Western University, McMaster University, University of Waterloo, York University, St. George Campus – University Of Toronto.
“GSK in Canada is honoured to be a partner of the Life Science Ontario Scholarship Program. Such programs are of critical importance to increase awareness of the life sciences sector in Ontario and help create opportunities for graduates to build strong and rewarding careers, contributing to the economic development in the province. As GSK engages in mentorship with the energized and astute post-secondary students selected, our goal is to help build strong networks for students and to foster continued curiosity and growth of the strong talent to be found here, in Ontario.”
- Ranya El-Masri, Vice-President, Government Affairs & Patient Access, GSK Canada
“Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc. is proud to partner with LSO in supporting post-secondary education for students through the LSO Scholarship Program. This initiative not only expands the potential for learning about opportunities in life sciences, but also provides evidence-based guidance for young students as they map their future career path.”
“Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. is a proud partner of the Life Sciences Ontario Scholarship Program through our funding and mentoring contributions. This scholarship and mentorship program supports the thriving life sciences sector in Mississauga, and I am excited to see it expand beyond our city’s borders. Ontario is home to some of the world’s brightest and most passionate students, and programs such as this help nurture and grow that talent. In addition to financial assistance, this program helps Ontario post-secondary students gain valuable connections in the life sciences sector within our province, supporting them to find meaningful employment right here in Ontario at the conclusion of their studies.”
- Béatrice Clerc, President, Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.
“At Roche Canada, we are proud to support the first Life Sciences Ontario Scholarship and Mentorship program. The future of the life sciences industry is very promising as remarkable discoveries are being made at a greater pace than ever before. As an industry, one of our most significant challenges is developing local talent today for what the future will require. The Life Science Ontario Scholarship and Mentorship program is unique in offering both financial assistance, as well as one-to-one mentorship opportunities with young industry professionals to provide guidance as they discover and engage with what this exciting industry has to offer.”
- Ronnie Miller, President & C.E.O., Hoffmann-La Roche Canada