Awards Gala

LSO 2020 Celebration of Success
Awards Presentation

February 26, 2020.
Liberty Grand, Exhibition Place
25 British Columbia Road, Toronto

Registration is now OPEN

Now entering its 17th year, LSO’s Annual Celebration of Success provides an unsurpassed opportunity for networking within our sector, with approximately 500 industry influencers in attendance from the private sector, government, and academia. This legacy event has formed a reputation as an important platform to recognize the individuals and companies driving the success of Ontario life sciences.

This LSO Awards are also our largest single fundraising vehicle—supporting our advocacy, educational, and networking events. The event also serves an important charitable function: proceeds from the event’s silent auction support the Partners In Research charity, with proceeds going directly to the Sanofi Biogenius Challenge


The 2020 awardees:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Paul Lucas
  • Community Service Award: Bruce Seet
  • Volunteer Award: Ron Hosking
  • Life Science Company of the Year: Deep Genomics
  • LSO Leadership Award: Mary Jo Haddad

2019 LSO Award Gala Highlights

2019 Award Recipients:

David Naylor, Professor of Medicine and President Emeritus, University of Toronto – Lifetime Achievement Award

Brian Underdown, Biotechnology Consultant, BJU Consulting- Community Service Award

Jill Osborne, Marketing Manager, GlaxoSmithKline Inc. – Volunteer Award

Exact Imaging – Life Sciences Company of the Year

Bernard West  President, Westworks Consulting– Life Sciences Leadership Award