Richard W. Ivey joins Board of Directors at MaRS

MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce the appointment of businessman and philanthropist Richard W. Ivey, C.M., to its Board of Directors.

MobileMonday partners with MaRS to inform and connect wireless professionals

MobileMonday Toronto and MaRS are delighted to announce a partnership to develop and host a range of dynamic events for the city’s mobile industry professionals.

Toronto’s $25 million commercialization "engine" celebrates the appointment of its Board of Directors

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 named Innovator of the Year for web-based mental health tool

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.

University of Alberta President joins MaRS Board

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.

MaRS client partners with Cisco Systems for Asian traffic study

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.

MaRS client SoftShell appears on CBC TV’s Dragon’s Den

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 to Chair Canada Council for the Arts

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 selects OCRI entrepreneur program as best in class

MaRS has selected an Ottawa-built entrepreneurship training program to be made available to qualified clients throughout the province.

MaRS appoints Vice President, Real Estate

MaRS Discovery District has appointed Randal Froebelius to the new role of Vice President, Real Estate.

MaRS Innovation partnership launched across 16 Toronto institutions

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.

MaRS Founding Chair honoured for national biotech leadership

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, scientists join RH Adrienne Clarkson to welcome new Canadians at MaRS Citizenship Ceremony

Entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and scientists led roundtable discussions today with 60 new Canadians at a special citizenship ceremony held at the MaRS Centre.

Ontario government helps bring award-winning CPRGlove™ to market

The Ontario government is helping to bring to market the award-winning CPRGlove™ developed by a Burlington-based health-care company.

Science at the Summit: $5 million Premier’s Summit Awards to Toronto leaders in genomics, lung cancer research

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.

New life science Entrepreneurs-in-Residence join MaRS Venture Group

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.

It’s not all in the DNA: RNA biologists converge on Toronto

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.

Canada’s regenerative medicine landscape ripe with commercial potential: MaRS Industry Report

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.

Ottawa funds MaRS Innovation

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.

Distinguished business leaders to join MaRS board, including Canada’s "Outstanding CEO of the Year"

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.

MaRS names community advocate to lead new social innovation initiative

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.

MaRS & Cluster sign Innovation Partnership Agreement

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 names community advocate to lead new social innovation initiative

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.

CIBC contributes to MaRS in support of entrepreneurial education

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.

MaRS Chair awarded Friesen International Prize in Health Research

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.

MaRS Centre popular choice for record "Doors Open" crowd

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 selects Alexandria Real Estate Equities to expand the MaRS Centre in the Discovery District of Toronto

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.

New partnership will accelerate social innovation

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.

Photos of Gov. Schwarzenegger highlighting California-Canada partnership

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 recognized as a Laureate by Computerworld Honours Program

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.

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