Before and after pics of a messy lab

Medicine by Design’s Healthy & Inclusive Labs committee — a trainee committee dedicated to strengthening the culture at regenerative medicine labs across the University of Toronto (U of T) and its affiliated hospitals — presents its first annual #TidyLabs cleaning contest.

Want to win a free lab lunch? All you have to do is the following:

  • Take a ‘before’ photo of a messy part of your lab such as antibody boxes, gel loading stations, -80 storage freezers, etc.
  • Clean up the area.
  • Take an ‘after’ photo of the area.
  • Post the before and after photos on Medicine by Design’s Twitter or LinkedIn or email them to Use the hashtag #TidyLabs on social media.

All eligible entries will be entered into a draw to win a free lunch! You can increase your chances of winning by sending in multiple entries (limit two per day). This competition will run until September 30 so get tidying up today.

Every lab is welcome to participate in the campaign, but only labs located at U of T or one of its affiliated hospitals can be entered in the draw for lunch.

Good luck and happy cleaning!

Rules and regulations

Official Rules (the “Rules”) for Contests Offered by University of Toronto Medicine by Design (“Medicine by Design” or “We” or “Our”)


Anyone can participate in the campaign, but only labs affiliated with U of T or its affiliated hospitals are eligible for the prize.

Contest sponsor

University of Toronto Medicine by Design, MaRS West Tower, 661 University Ave., Suite 1002, M5G 1M1. Contests are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, LinkedIn or Twitter.

Announcement of prizes

We may sponsor contests on LinkedIn or Twitter (each a “contest” or “giveaway”). The prizes, starting and closing dates and times and the details to enter for any such contest will be announced in a status post.

No entry fees or purchase

There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter our competitions.

Important disclaimers

  • By entering our competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  • Medicine by Design reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible.
  • The prize for the contest is as stated in the status update, and no cash or substitutions can be made. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  • The winner will be notified within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner.
  • Medicine by Design will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected/is delivered.