Welcome to the Biophysical Society of Canada (BSC) web site. The year 2014 marks a new beginning for the Biophysical Society of Canada, with several new members of the executive team and several recent updates. Together, we will continue the work of previous executive committees to improve the organization to serve you better. My priorities for the Society are to 1) foster biophysics research in Canada, 2) promote the career development of young biophysicists, and 3) serve as a strong advocate for biophysics research in Canada. I am honored to be the new President, and would very much appreciate hearing from you with your thoughts and suggestions at John.Baenziger@uottawa.ca.
Please join us in creating a vibrant Biophysical Society of Canada.
John E. Baenziger, President
Please join us for the Biophysical Society of Canada mixer at the US Biophysical Society meeting in Baltimore from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 8, 2015. The mixer will be held at the Pratt Street Ale House. A draw at the mixer from amongst the attendees will be held for one travel award.
Our society will also provide merit based travel support for students (one at the M.Sc. and one at the Ph.D level) and one award for a post-doctoral member of the BSC-SBC to attend the meeting in Baltimore. The awards will be announced in January, 2015, and presented at the mixer.
To apply for the travel awards, please send an up-to-date CV, a copy of the abstract that you submitted for the meeting, and a supporting letter from your current supervisor to John Baenziger by December 15, 2014. Note that to be eligible for a travel award, both the applicant and his/her supervisor must be members of the BSC in 2015.
See you in Baltimore!
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.
Visit this link to join the Society or to renew your BSC membership.