Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) Continues to Support Students with Internship Opportunities


SARNIA, Ontario - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) supports the development of the next generation of highly qualified persons who will lead Canadian innovation. BIC works with industry to understand their needs and endeavor to match youth to jobs. Funding of these experiential learning opportunities, assisting in recruitment and working with educational institutions to adapt curriculum to industry needs is paramount to advancing Canada’s innovation agenda.

Recently, Sandy Marshall, Executive Director of BIC, welcomed MSc candidate, Darian Budarick to complete an eight-month internship at BIC’s home office at The Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park.

Darian Budarick is currently a MSc candidate at the University of Guelph in the new Master of Biotechnology program. This program is focused on giving students both science and business training to develop an expertise on the commercialization of biotechnology innovations. Darian previously completed her BSc (2016) in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Guelph. Her academic training was largely focused on plant genetics and plant breeding. This training was further supported through multiple canola breeding internships in Saskatchewan.

"This internship gives me an invaluable opportunity to further develop the business skills that I learned throughout my Master of Biotechnology program. It also gives me the chance to view first hand companies in the process of commercialization which is such a dynamic process" stated Darian.

During her time at BIC, Darian will perform in depth research about cluster formation and the key aspects needed for their success. She will also be supporting other projects at BIC.

For more information please contact:

A.J. (Sandy) Marshall

Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

Tel: 226.778.0020 ext. 237

- About Bioindustrial Innovation Canada -

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is a nationally focused not-for-profit organization based in Sarnia, Ontario. The Centre for Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation (COMM SCI) acts as a hub for the commercialization of sustainable chemistry and bio-based innovation, providing businesses and technical support to participating small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in southern Ontario. COMM SCI was established with a $12-million contribution from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario’s (FedDev Ontario) and additional support from the Government of Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science. Bioindustrial Innovation Canada creates jobs and economic value sustainably for Canada. We provide critical strategic investment, advice and services to business developers of clean, green and sustainable technologies. Our expertise in commercialization builds a stronger Canada.