RBC Innovators Ball

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About the 2023 RBC Innovators Ball

On Thursday, November 2 close to 450 guests gathered at the Ontario Science Centre to connect, celebrate and raise funds in support of accessible and innovative science learning experiences and programs. Through generous donations and in-kind gifts, more than $825,000 was raised. Chaired by RBC’s Chief Risk Officer, Graeme Hepworth, the extraordinary event was co-emceed by CBC’s The Nature of Things host Anthony Morgan, a former Science Centre Host, and Marianne Mader, space scientist and CEO of the Canadian Association of Science Centres.

The RBC Innovators Ball was a night filled with inspiring remarks, engaging moments and science-packed fun – including when Science Centre researcher-programmer Walter Stoddard kicked off the evening with a (hydrogen) bang! Guests also heard thoughtful words from the Honourable Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and the Honourable Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure, touching on the importance of science and the need for STEM learning opportunities.

Ontario Science Centre Science School alumni Ena Kenny, Principal and Health Sector Interior Design Lead at Stantec, and Wilson J. Tang, art director, video game entrepreneur and CEO of Yumebau Inc., spoke about the impact that the Science Centre has had on their lives and career paths. Guests had the chance to interact with science activations from our sponsors IBM, Optimus SBR, SteamLabs and Transpod that included coding small robots called Ozobots that follow lines and read colour code commands and enjoying some dance moves with an AI-driven robot arm.

Check out our gallery of photos below.

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2023 RBC Innovators Ball