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.

MaRS Board Chair, Dr. John Evans, wins prestigious Friesen Prize in Health Research

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.

Landmark awards in medical research announced

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.

Premier McGuinty announces research and innovation award winners

Premier and Minister of Research and Innovation Dalton McGuinty honoured Ontario’s top research and innovation talents today at the inaugural Premier’s Innovation Awards ceremony held at the MaRS Discovery District.

Global CONNECT 2006 Conference to Host Ontario Premier and Leading Thinkers at MaRS

Technology commercialization experts, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, scientists and policymakers from around the world will come together in Toronto today for Global CONNECT 2006.

MaRS and Stockholm Science City Deepen Canada-Sweden Innovation Ties

MaRS recently signed a Letter of Intent with the Stockholm Science City, an initiative that links of Europe’s most distinguished research universities – the Karolinska Institutet, the Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University – with the City of Stockholm and its surrounding county.

MaRS Signs Partnership Agreement With Biolink Canada-Ireland

MaRS today signed a Letter of Intent with Biolink Canada-Ireland, a new Enterprise Ireland network initiative linking scientists, industry, academia and government agencies from the Irish and Canadian life sciences sector.

Stephen Lewis, Dr. James Orbinski and Dr. Jane Philpott Launch Give a Day at the MaRS Centre

What a difference a day can make! Stephen Lewis and Dr. James Orbinski will join Canadian community leaders to mark the launch of the Give a Day to World AIDS campaign.

MaRS Discovery District Signs Comprehensive Services Agreement with IDC Canada

Ontario’s aspiring entrepreneurs in ICT and life sciences now have access to a global network of analysts through a new, comprehensive service agreement between IDC Canada and MaRS.

MaRS and Global CONNECT Partner in International Conference for Innovation and Commercialization

U.S.-based Global CONNECT and MaRS – a Canadian convergence innovation centre – today announced their decision to hold the 2006 Global CONNECT annual conference in Toronto, Ontario.

MaRS Partners with ORION to Multicast XVI International AIDS Conference to Global Research Networks

MaRS Discovery District is partnering with Ontario’s ORION network to deploy the latest in advanced Internet technologies to multicast proceedings of the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto, to the global grid of high-speed research networks.

MaRS Strategist Wins Global Youth Fellowship

The Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation awarded six of Canada’s best and brightest with Global Youth Fellowships today. This new program recognizes and supports young Canadians who work in the international arena on the most pressing challenges of this century including political unrest, climate change, human rights and global health pandemics.

MaRS puts India on centre stage

The MaRS Global Leadership Series kicked off on Monday, June 12, as 120 people gathered at the MaRS Centre to learn about India’s rise to prominence in global politics and business. The event featured Kasi Rao of Kasi Rao Consulting, Raj Subramaniam, CEO of FedEx Canada and John Manley, vice-chair of MaRS.

MaRS announces preliminary guidelines for Premier’s Summit Awards

MaRS Discovery District announced preliminary guidelines for the Premier’s Summit Awards which will recognize the extraordinary scientific talent and medical research excellence in the Province of Ontario.

MaRS wins Intelligent Building of the Year

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) announced MaRS Centre as the winner of its Intelligent Building of the Year at the annual Intelligent Community of the Year Awards in New York City on Friday, June 9th.

Leading Ontario Technology Centres unite to promote innovation and commercialization

Three of Ontario’s leading centres for innovation and technology are ushering in a new era of province-wide collaboration to foster innovation, promote the commercialization of research, and support entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies.

MaRS Entrepreneurship 101 for Researchers: Up-Start Competition Winner announced

MaRS Discovery District’s Entrepreneurship 101 for Researchers: Up-Start Competition announced its winning team of researchers with the best business idea on May 3, 2006 at the MaRS Centre.

Winning business ideas by researchers recognized and rewarded

MaRS Discovery District’s Entrepreneurship 101 for Researchers: Up-Start Competition will announce its winning team of researchers with the best business idea on May 3, 2006 at the MaRS Centre.

Premier unveils expansion plans for the MaRS Discovery District

The Ontario government is building more prosperity for families by helping to expand the MaRS Discovery District, a world-class centre for research and innovation in Toronto, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced today.

MaRS and TechAlliance partner to create "MaRS London"

London-based TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario and MaRS, a convergence innovation centre based in Toronto, today announced a partnership to create a new model for a MaRS-linked regional community.

MaRS Presents at Third Annual Global CONNECT Conference in Taiwan

MaRS’ Director of Corporate Strategy, Ross Wallace, presented “Building a Global Gateway to Ontario’s Innovation Ecosystem” in December at the third annual Global Connect Meeting and Partnering Forum in Taipei, Taiwan.

MaRS Discovery District connects to ORION and global grid

The MaRS Discovery District’s state-of-the-art research and collaboration facilities are now linked to the global research and scientific networking community, through ORION and the worldwide grid of advanced research and education (R&E) networks.

MaRS Discovery District appoints new CEO

The Board of Directors of MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ilse Treurnicht to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2005.

MaRS takes big step in establishing Toronto as a major global R&D

MaRS (Medical and Related Sciences Discovery District) today announced a big step toward its goal of establishing Toronto as a leading global centre of bioscience commerce, with the addition of Salt Lake City-based NPS Pharmaceuticals and Boston-based VIMAC Ventures as tenants.

Biotechnology Council of Ontario

An announcement was made at the BioNorth 2003 Conference in Ottawa regarding the creation of the Biotechnology Council of Ontario (BCO). This new province-wide Council has been formed to advise government on all public policy issues facing the biotechnology industry and to advocate on behalf of the industry in Ontario.

MaRS Discovery District launches

The Medical and Related Sciences Discovery District (MaRS) will formally launch the MaRS project, which brings together the best-in-class scientific and business communities to facilitate the commercialization of scientific discovery.

Leading Ontario Bioscience Clusters form Ontario BioAlliance – Members Working Jointly on Marketing Initiatives for BIO2003

Ontario’s key bioscience clusters and organizations promoting the growth of bioscience and attracting investment have come together to form the Ontario BioAlliance.