SARNIA, ONTARIO - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is a nationally focused not-for-profit business accelerator that provides critical strategic investment, advice and services to business developers of clean, green and sustainable technologies. In 2015, BIC established the Centre for Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation (COMM SCI) initiative, which acts as a hub for the commercialization of sustainable chemistry and bio-based innovation.
With a recent contribution from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), BIC has developed the Ontario Bioindustrial Innovation Network (OBIN). OBIN will continue to support the growth of the Hybrid Chemistry Cluster in Sarnia-Lambton and to enable to launch a new Sustainable Chemistry Cluster in the Eastern Ontario St. Lawrence Corridor region centred around Brockville and Maitland.
BIC welcomes Shirley Chan as a Junior Project Engineer-In-Training.
Shirley holds a B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo with a specialization in Materials & Manufacturing Processes. During her studies, she has completed six industry co-op terms in various fields of Chemical Engineering including biotechnology, building materials, automotive, and water treatment technology.
“It is my first time here in Sarnia coming from Montreal and I am delighted to be starting my engineering career with BIC.” says Shirley. “I look forward to apply my academic knowledge and skills acquired from past co-op experiences to support projects and provide a positive contribution to BIC.”
Sandy Marshall, BIC Executive Director is very excited to have Shirley join the BIC team.
“With her engineering training and work experience, Shirley is a good fit to support the technical activities at the Biomass Quality Network as well as work on one of BIC’s COMM SCI projects with the Lifecycle Health initiative operated by Carmina de Young in London, Ontario. Lifecycle Health will develop a circular value chain for medical PPE clothing. She is currently working out of the BIC office in Sarnia,” says Sandy.
For more information please contact:
Julia Struyf Marketing and Communications Manager Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Email: [email protected] Tel: 1.226.778.0020 ext. 249
Shirley Chan Junior Project Engineer-In-Training
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 1.226.778.0020 ext. 237
About Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
Creating jobs and economic value sustainably for Canada is the vision driven by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC). BIC is a not-for-profit business accelerator for sustainable chemistry, who has created a successful foundation to support two emerging hybrid chemistry clusters. With a recent contribution from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), BIC has developed the Ontario Bioindustrial Innovation Network (OBIN). OBIN will continue to support the growth of the Hybrid Chemistry Cluster in Sarnia-Lambton and to launch a new Sustainable Chemistry Cluster in the Eastern Ontario St. Lawrence Corridor region centred around Brockville and Maitland. BIC further focuses on critical strategic capital investment in SME’s with compelling business plans where innovation in science and engineering can bring about major advances in sustainable chemistry. Sustainable chemistry is playing an important role in the development of solutions to the impacts of climate change, peak oil, energy security, the need for safe water, and the use of scarce natural resources. The increasing global demand for green and safer products offers the opportunity to create thousands of new jobs for Canadians. BIC’s proven approach for clean, green and sustainable chemistry-based companies offers an ideal platform for the investment necessary to advance hybrid chemistry value chains, providing not only regional economic development and job benefits, but access to global markets