2015 was an exciting year for the BSC. The BSC offered trainee travel and merit awards, sponsored mixers, and organized the 1st Annual Biophysical Society of Canada meeting June 17th - 19th at the University of Waterloo. Drs. Ian Smith and Richard Epand were recognized as Fellows of the BSC for their outstanding contributions to biophysics. More information regarding BSC events can be found in the BSC newsletters. The 2nd annual BSC meeting was held in Winnipeg from June 1 – 3, 2016 and boasted an outstanding array of speakers. Dr. Lewis Kay from the University of Toronto was recognized as the 2016 Fellow of the BSC, and will present the National Lecture. Please join us in creating a vibrant Biophysical Society of Canada. Do not hesitate to send me your thoughts and suggestions at John.Baenziger@uottawa.ca.
John E. Baenziger, President
Mark your calendar. The 3rd annual BSC meeting will be held in Montréal on May 24-26, 2017. We look forward to meeting you in Montréal!
The 2nd annual BSC meeting was held in Winnipeg on June 1-3, 2016. The meeting featured an impressive list of keynotes and invited speakers. In addition, the National Lecture was presented by Dr. Lewis Kay, the 2016 Fellow of the BSC. Several trainee and travel awards were presented, as well as the newly created Michèle Auger Service Award.
Have a look at the pictures from the meeting.
We are an organization that promotes the interests and science of Biophysics in Canada, as well as the training and career development of young scientists who have interests in the area of biophysics. We also serve as the official link with International Biophysicists through our involvement in the International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB). What unites all of us is the use of sophisticated physical methods to study complex biological processes. Biophysics spans an ever growing array of disciplines, with important contributions to both life sciences and human health. If you have an interest in biophysics and would like to learn more, please join the Society and get connected!
The Biophysical Society executive has worked hard to move the Society forward on many fronts in 2014 (see recent updates). But we have only just begun! In the next couple of years, the executive hopes to implement many other changes that will enhance the role of the Society in promoting both Biophysics and Biophysicists in Canada. We hope that you will consider either becoming a member or renewing your membership in the BSC for 2015. Please join us in facilitating a vibrant, strong, active, and connected biophysical research community in Canada.
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