Collaborative Spaces: Facilitating Research And Innovation In Healthcare


By: Shanza Anwaar The TechNext 2013 Conference ignited discussions, introductions, and a growing awareness of the need for innovation in healthcare.  In partnership with NSERC CRSNG, and Rogers TV, the RIC Centre organized the event to bring together professionals from the healthcare and tech industries to discuss how to incorporate ICT in health, discover [...]


3D Printing: A Revolution In Medicine


By: Shanza Anwaar CNBC News reports how “3D printing has been successfully used in the health care sector to make prosthetic limbs, custom hearing aids and dental fixtures”.  The innovative technology is now being used for creating more intricate structures such as human tissue. 3D printing is an affordable way of “making three-dimensional solid objects [...]


Canadian Science Policy Conference 2013 Call for Proposals

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Help shape our country’s science and innovation policy landscape by ensuring you are a part of CSPC 2013. CSPC 2013 is inviting all individuals and organizations from across the country to design their own dynamic and innovative panel sessions. Panels should be aligned with conference themes and should appeal to an audience with diverse backgrounds. [...]


INTERNSHIPS – Leverage Your Start-up Budget to Access Talent and Expertise


By: Shanza Anwaar For startups, resources are limited and margins of error are very low.  The initial stages pose a challenge for entrepreneurs as they have to manage and leverage resources creatively in order to get more bang for their buck and scale growth exponentially. With insufficient funds, startup entrepreneurs are cash-strapped when it comes [...]


Development and Manufacturing Challenges for Biologics – MaRS Future of Medicine Series


Seminar: Part of the MaRS Future of Medicine™ Series Topic: Development and Manufacturing Challenges for Biologics When: February 13, 2013 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Where: MaRS Centre, Studio (Lower Concourse) 101 College Street Toronto, ON REGISTER HERE Come learn about the stages of drug development from someone who has seen it all. As a [...]


The Innovation City – Toronto’s Commitment to Research and Development

By: Mobolade Ekujumi The Innovation City is a 2 day gathering of business and government decision makers in Toronto which was held on July 18th and 19th, 2012. We began our post-event coverage on Monday with the blog about urban city planning noting lessons from IBM Chief Technology Officer, Global Public Sector, Guru Banavar. Another [...]


McMaster’s non-profit programs get a boost!

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The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has been continually evolving their youth programs over the past couple decades.  Venture and Learning Enrichment Advancement Program (LEAP) are their non-profit programs that aim to motivate and inspire youth to explore science and engineering with innovative, hands on programming though summer camps, curriculum based school workshops and [...]