|MaRS announces appointment of leading social entrepreneur as director of the MaRS Solutions Lab
Toronto, March 25, 2013 – MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce the appointment of Joeri van den Steenhoven as director of the MaRS Solutions Lab, a new initiative designed to work on systems-level innovation challenges and opportunities. “I’m proud we have attracted one of the pioneers in the global social innovation field to join [...]
|Entrepreneurship as a way to more than just making money
So the job search hasn’t been going very well and you’re a young whippersnapper straight out of school. Your head is full of bright ideas and, hey, why shouldn’t you be an entrepreneur?
|Labs: Designing the future
Author’s note: This blog represents part of a body of work that MaRS is undertaking toward the creation of its own innovation lab, the recently announced MaRS Solutions Lab. In the months to come, I’ll provide further details about this exciting new initiative. Given the challenges we face today – peak oil and climate change, [...]
|Solutions for improving prosperity and well-being
It would be difficult to miss the exciting physical transformation-in-progress at MaRS, as Phase 2 of the MaRS Centre takes shape adjacent to the Heritage Building, doubling our footprint in Toronto’s Discovery District. More subtle, but perhaps even more exciting, are new initiatives underway inside MaRS. In addition to helping big-thinking entrepreneurs scale their businesses [...]
|Dr. John Evans: Truly gifted
In light of the Evans family’s recent $10 million gift to MaRS, I thought it fitting to write about the man they are honouring with this gift – Dr. John Evans, Chair Emeritus and co-founder of MaRS. You may have heard the name around – John Robert Evans, Dr. Evans, Dr. John or simply John. No matter [...]
|A great night and a brighter future
It was an exciting evening on planet MaRS! Last night, in a rousing ceremony, MaRS announced that it has received a generous gift of $10 million from the Evans family, honouring the remarkable contributions of Dr. John Evans, Chair Emeritus of MaRS and one of its founders.
|Honouring Dr. John Evans: Evans family donates $10 million to MaRS Discovery District
Fund will support the MaRS Solutions Lab – and help prepare young Canadians for global leadership Toronto, February 24, 2012 – MaRS is delighted to announce that it has received a generous gift of $10 million from the Evans family, honouring the remarkable contributions of Dr. John Evans, Chair Emeritus of MaRS and one of [...]