About Us

Formerly known as the Canadian Biotechnology Education Resource Centre (CBERC), BEC is a federally incorporated, charitable not-for-profit organization with the mandate to grow the biotechnology sector in Canada by:

  • Educating students, teachers, and the general public about the field of biotechnology; and
  • Participating in outreach activities that increase public awareness of biotechnology

Located in the heart of Toronto near the Discovery District at the MaRS Centre, BEC has developed a network of academic, government and industrial partners to help deliver a range of educational programs designed to excite and motivate Canadian students and the public about the promises and challenges of biotechnology.