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MaRS Innovation is honoured to announce its permanent Board of Directors, who brings together a remarkable and broad set of experiences and networks to support the development of this dynamic partnership of Toronto research institutions.
Toronto psychiatrist Dr. Sam Ozersky has been honoured with the 2008 Community Based Physician Innovation Award for development of a web-based mental health tool nationally endorsed by family physicians and now in use by 300,000 Canadian employees and their families.
MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Indira Samarasekera, O.C., President of the University of Alberta, to its Board of Directors.
Skymeter Corp. – a client of MaRS advisory services and tenant in the MaRS Centre – is partnering with global networking giant Cisco Systems to demonstrate its road-use metering technology in a Seoul, Korea pilot project.
A pair of students-turned-software entrepreneurs do battle on CBC-TV’s Dragon’s Den. Their secret weapon? An 84-year-old senior and computer pioneer. Raul Rupsingh and his partner Stephen Beath pitch their London, Ontario-based start-up venture SoftShell Computers.
MaRS Director Mr. Joseph L. Rotman has been appointed Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts. The announcement was made in Ottawa by the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women and Minister for La Francophonie.
MaRS has selected an Ottawa-built entrepreneurship training program to be made available to qualified clients throughout the province.
MaRS Discovery District has appointed Randal Froebelius to the new role of Vice President, Real Estate.
More than 100 stakeholders gathered at MaRS late last week to formally launch an innovative partnership that aims to aggregate and build a diversified portfolio of discovery and commercialization assets across 16 outstanding Toronto institutions.
BIOTECanada announced today in Ottawa the 2008 winners of the prestigious Gold Leaf awards. Nominated and judged by biotech industry leaders, the awards honour companies and individuals who demonstrated leadership, innovation and financial success in 2007.
Entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and scientists led roundtable discussions today with 60 new Canadians at a special citizenship ceremony held at the MaRS Centre.
The Ontario government is helping to bring to market the award-winning CPRGlove™ developed by a Burlington-based health-care company.
His outstanding genetic research is deepening our understanding of the human genome and disease. Her track record in clinical trials has led to improved prognoses for lung cancer patients worldwide.
MaRS is pleased to announce the addition of two new life sciences focused Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) to the advisors, funded through Ontario’s Market Readiness Program.
Riboswitches and biosensors are among the elements under exploration in Toronto this week as some of the world’s leading RNA biologists gather for a symposium on the powerful RNA-mediated mechanisms at work deep within the cell.
With its deep research strength, strong international collaborations and unique aggregated approach to intellectual property development, Canada is ripe with commercial potential in the field of regenerative medicine, according to the new MaRS Regenerative Medicine Industry Report.
MaRS Innovation, a commercialization partnership of 14 Toronto-based academic research institutions, is among 11 new Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECRs) announced this month in Ottawa.
MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce the appointment of three distinguished business leaders to its Board of Directors: Geoffrey Matus, William White and Gordon Nixon.
Coinciding with Canada’s first Social Entrepreneurship Summit – drawing more than 260 participants from across Canada to the MaRS Centre today – MaRS is pleased to formally launch its social innovation initiative under the leadership of an outstanding community advocate.
Officials from the Greater Peterborough Region DNA Cluster and visitors from Toronto-based MaRS Discovery District wrapped up a day of interaction and collaboration at the Cluster in Peterborough with the signing of an agreement designed to strengthen ties and partnerships between the two organizations.
MaRS today announced that CIBC is making a contribution of up to $500,000 and will be recognized as the presenting donor of its flagship skill-building program, Entrepreneurship 101.
Dr. John R. Evans, the creative genius behind the landmark McMaster University Medical School and Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District, was awarded the 2007 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research today in recognition of his exceptional leadership, vision and innovation.
The MaRS Centre was a popular destination for the second year running as part of 2007 Doors Open Toronto. According to figures released yesterday by the City of Toronto, more than 2,100 visitors explored the MaRS heritage building in late May.
MaRS announced today that it has selected Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), North America’s pre-eminent, first-in-class and largest life science property specialist, as the development partner for an iconic new building which will anchor the city’s biomedical corridor in the Discovery District of Toronto.
Collaborating with a national network of partner nodes, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation is leading the creation of a new initiative designed to spur social innovation across Canada.
Continuing California’s leadership in potentially life-saving stem cell research, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, together highlighted the depth of collaboration between Californian and Canadian stem cell research scientists.
MaRS has been recognized as a Laureate by the Computerworld Honors Program. This year’s Honorees will be commemorated during the 19th Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards Evening on June 4, 2007 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
Canadian physician Dr. John Evans has been named the winner of the 2007 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research by the Friends of Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) and Premier and Minister of Research and Innovation Dalton McGuinty announced the inaugural winners of the Premier’s Summit Award in Medical Research last night.