The past few years have seen incredible growth in the Biophysical Society of Canada (BSC). The BSC now offers trainee travel/merit awards, sponsors mixers, publishes a semi-annual newsletter and organizes an annual BSC meeting. At the 2017 annual meeting, Dr. Benoit Roux from the University of Chicago will be recognized as the 2017 Fellow of the Biophysical Society of Canada and will deliver the National Lecture. Looking to the future, the BSC will continue to promote the careers of trainees, recognize the outstanding contributions of our members, and foster scientific collaborations between Canadian biophysicists. Do not hesitate to send your thoughts and suggestions to John Baenziger. Please join us May 24-26, 2017 in Montreal!

Finally, I would like to extend my congratulations to BSC member, Dr. Lewis Kay, named a 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate! Dr. Kay was also recognized as the 2016 Fellow of the BSC and delivered the National Lecture at the 2016 annual BSC meeting in Winnipeg.

- John E. Baenziger, President of the BSC