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Bioscience Association Manitoba (BAM) is an industry organization committed to creating a vibrant bioscience community in Manitoba that drives economic opportunity by bringing solutions to the world.

BAM promotes commercial success for Manitoba’s bioscience companies by acting as a catalyst for innovation, expanding the industry’s workforce development and by creating an awareness of career paths.

BAM is a member-driven organization representing the three main sectors of the Bioscience Industry: Health Biotech, Agricultural Biotech and Clean Biotech

Our role is to help connect companies, enable businesses to reach beyond their borders and provide organizations with resources to accomplish their goals.

BAM hosts high-calibre events to showcase member innovations, and networking opportunities to facilitate connections. We provide world-class training sessions and help make connections with funding and subsidy opportunities. BAM provides support to bridge the gap between industry and education, from grade school through secondary school to post-secondary school.

We are passionate advocates for Manitoba’s bioscience community.

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SAVE THE DATE – GLOBAL BIOTECH WEEK

SEPTEMBER 26 – 0CTOBER 2, 2022

BAM is proud to be celebrating Global Biotech Week! We will be arranging academic field trips and activities for students  to biotech facilities AND  across the province.

Contact Maryam Decter, Manager, Training & Development, maryam@biomb.ca for more information about Education, Outreach and Global Biotech Week.

WHAT IS BIOSCIENCE?

Bioscience is any of the areas of scientific study that relate to living things.

WHAT DO BIOSCIENCE COMPANIES DO?

Bioscience Companies manufacture, process, distribute (wholesale and retail), provide services (various consulting and testing) and conduct research and development. Often, bioscience companies will operate in more than one industry or type of operation.

HEALTH BIOTECH

Biotechnology helps people live longer and healthier lives by developing new therapies through innovative research which leads to breakthroughs in vaccine development, disease therapies and diagnostic testing. Health Biotech includes functional (healthier for you) foods and ingredients, natural health products, therapeutics, medical technology, and digital health.

AG BIOTECH

Agricultural biotechnology refers to all technologies used on the farm involving biological or chemical processes. It encompasses many different types of technology and science, including breeding, genetics, microbiome research, synthetic chemistry, and animal health. It also includes precision agriculture and the utilization of data to increase crop output and the nutritional value of food.

 

CLEAN BIOTECH

Clean biotech applies the science of biotechnology for creating and producing alternative energy, developing a range of sustainable biomaterials/industrial products and bioremediation. Clean biotechnology transforms microorganisms, plants, and their components into new products. Clean biotech includes bioenergy, biochemicals, biomass fuels, and biomaterials.

CAREERS IN BIOSCIENCE

A career in Biological Sciences can open many doors and lead to several career

opportunities such as:

              research scientist, biologist, chemist

Studying Microbiology can lead to job opportunities in offices, labs or in the field:

            horticulturalist, biochemist, agricultural technician, biological technician.

Environmental science careers include positions such as:

environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry, environmental manager, water quality scientist

 

Agribusiness exposes you to both the business and science behind this industry. It can lead to careers with:     

grain companies, government agencies, banks and credit unions, and agriculture equipment dealers

According to Manitoba Ag and Agrifood Canada there is a critical labour shortage in the Agricultural Biotech sector in Canada. Manitoba is positioned to lead Canada in sustainable protein industry growth which will result in new jobs, making this a very desirable career path, with lots of opportunity.

Pursuing a career in the Food Sciences creates job opportunities in the areas of:

food chemistry and microbiology, product development, consulting, research, nutrition, quality control and inspection

Computer science offers skills in problem solving and opens doors to many career opportunities in bioscience:

information system analysts, software developers, research scientists, big data, finance, digital technology for healthcare, artificial intelligence, robotics and nanotechnologies, virtual reality techs

Biosystems engineering integrates engineering with biological and environmental sciences:

environmental protection, food safety, medical devices, alternative energy production, agriculture equipment

As in most industries, there are also career opportunities for managers, supervisors, HR and training consultants, marketing and communications and many other positions.

This graphic illustrates the number of jobs in the industry based on levels of education, comparing numbers from 2012 to 2020:

OUTREACH AND EDUCATION

BAM is available to present information about the Bioscience industry and careers in the Bioscience sector to students, parents and teachers in the classroom and virtually.

BAM is proud to be celebrating Global Biotech Week! We will be organizing academic field trips to biotech facilities (in person and virtually) for students across the province.

Contact Maryam Decter, Manager, Training & Development, maryam@biomb.ca for more information about Education, Outreach and Global Biotech Week.

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