Awards Gala

LSO 2019 Celebration of Success
Awards Presentation

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
Liberty Grand, Exhibition Place
25 British Columbia Road, Toronto


Now entering its 16th 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 2019 awardees are as follows:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: David Naylor
  • Community Service Award: Brian Underdown
  • Volunteer Award: Jill Osborne
  • Life Science Company of the Year: Exact Imaging
  • LSO Leadership Award: Bernard West


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