Transforming Discovery into Opportunity

CDRD Community

CDRD recognizes our role and responsibility amongst the local, national and global life sciences community. As such, we are pleased to be a member and/or supporter of the following organizations.

The Global Alliance of Leading Drug Discovery and Development Centres

CDRD is a founding member of this association of international peer organizations that have come together to develop standards, performance measurements, share best practices and collaborate on mutually beneficial projects, and capitalize on international opportunities – ultimately working together to improve the conversion of global early stage technology into much needed therapies.

LifeSciences British Columbia
A non-profit industry association that supports and represents the biopharmaceutical, medical device, bioproducts & bioenergy, and greater life sciences community of British Columbia through leadership, advocacy and promotion of our world-class science and industry.

BIOTECanada serves as the national voice for industry leadership for Canada’s biotechnology sector. Through their national network of partner organisations, they inspire our domestic and international community to recognize the value of biotechnology and to provide solutions to the challenges faced by biotech firms today.

Scientist in Residence Program
An educational program whose mission is to excite, inspire and support elementary school children and teachers to discover the world through hands-on science.

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)
A non-profit association that promotes, encourages and empowers women and girls in science, engineering and technology.

Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia
The Science Fair Foundation BC serves to support, organize, stage and fund-raise for Science Fairs in BC. This extends to Local, Regional, Canada-Wide and International Science Fairs where students supported by the foundation have consistently produced high standard projects.

Student Biotechnology Network
Student Biotechnology Network (SBN) brings together students from a diverse range of departments and professional schools relating to biotechnology, including the life sciences, engineering, commerce and law. It provides an autonomous forum for students to discuss and explore interests and research opportunities in academia and in the corporate world of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

CDRD team members are also pleased to currently contribute their time and expertise to the following Boards and Committees:

  • Canada Foundation for Innovation
  • Providence Healthcare Research Institute
  • BIOTECanada
  • LifeSciences British Columbia
  • Stem Cell Network
  • International Science and Technology Partnership Canada (ISTP Canada)
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Life Sciences Advisory Board
  • City of Vancouver’s Women’s Advisory Council
  • Vancouver Prostate Centre Advisory Board, Vancouver General Hospital
  • National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) Advisory Board
  • Knowledge First Foundation

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