The 2020 Catalyst Award for Top New Hire

“Feedback from Canadian biotech companies on the contribution of young workers has been overwhelmingly positive. The Catalyst Award is our way to highlight new hires, showcase their achievements and tell their stories.”

Rob Henderson, President and CEO, BioTalent Canada

Reward an employee and get highlighted as an Employer of Choice

BioTalent Canada’s Catalyst Award is an employee recognition award, granting $1,000 prize to the young employee who has contributed most significantly to their Canadian biotechnology employer in 2019.

Biotechnology employers are invited to submit applications, detailing their most recent hires through the programs – how these young scientists and entrepreneurs have enhanced innovation, and made substantial contributions to their companies.

Who can participate

  • Employers and participants who participated in one of BioTalent Canada’s wage subsidy programs in 2019
  • Nominees are:
    • New graduate employees (within 3 years) who participated in one of BioTalent Canada’s wage subsidy programs in 2019
    • Co-op students who participated in BioTalent Canada’s Student Work Placement program in 2019

Exclusions – Nominations from the following groups or their family members are ineligible: BioTalent Canada employees and Board of Directors, members of the award Review Panel, and employees of award sponsors. In this context, “family members” is defined as: spouse, partners, parents, children, siblings, and nieces or nephews.

Application deadline

  • January 31, 2020

The selection process

Entries will be judged based on significant contributions to the following:

  • The company’s culture
  • The company’s sense of innovation
  • The achievement of a team or company business objective
  • Overcoming of a business challenge

A team of bio-economy stakeholders will review the entries. Finalists and the award winner will be announced in the spring of 2019.

Download the registration form

How to participate

Fill out the application form and submit via email or mail.

To apply via email, submit form to: [email protected].

To apply via mail, submit form to:

Attention: Catalyst Award
BioTalent Canada
650 – 130 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6E2

For any questions, please contact Eli at [email protected] or 1-866-243-2472 ext. 225