Given the situation around COVID-19 and actions being taken by the Canadian, Quebec and Ontario governments, the Canada SynBio conference, which was supposed to take place on June 3rd in Montreal, is postponed. The health and wellbeing of the attendees, speakers, staff and general public remains the top priority.

The organizing committee is presently working at finding a new date and will communicate as soon as it is confirmed. In the meantime, all the participants who are registered will receive a full refund through Eventbrite.


Please also note that the Global BioFoundries Alliance (GBA) has cancelled the AGM that was scheduled for June 1-2 at Concordia University in Montreal. SynBio 5.0 has cancelled their Concordia University event on June 4 as well.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Jordan Thomson ( and Britney Hess ( You can also follow @ontariogenomics on Twitter for updates and check out for upcoming news on this exciting engineering biology initiative.