Ontario Science Centre. RBC Innovators' Ball.

A group of peopl from 2017 Innovators' Ball.

We hope you can join us on Thursday, November 15, 2018 for the Ontario Science Centre's RBC Innovators' Ball.

Mark your calendar for an event that supports a bright future for young innovators. Our theme this year: From Inception to Innovation.

You won’t want to miss our inspiring innovation presentations this year!

About the Ball

The RBC Innovators' Ball is a unique gala held at the Ontario Science Centre that showcases how innovation is impacting our lives through Ted-talk type presentations. Now in its 11th year, this high-profile gala will bring together over 510 business leaders and raise funds to support the Science Centre and its vital community access programs ensuring that a visit to the Centre is accessible for all members of our community.

Last year guests heard from three Canadian visionaries who are combining artificial intelligence with emerging technologies to re-imagine what’s possible to improve human health:

  • Kamran Khan MD MPH and his team at BlueDot are tackling the spread of global epidemics using artificial intelligence,
  • Brendan Frey PhD FRSC and Deep Genomics work using machine learning to unlock new treatments at the genetic level, and
  • Andrea Palmer has developed a wearable tech – Reveal, that monitors and supports those with developmental and neurological disorders in a revolutionary way.

Visit our event website: www.rbcinnovatorsball.ca

THE NEED FOR COMMUNITY ACCESS

The Ontario Science Centre is a place where children and families come to explore, discover and learn together. It is a place that encourages, inspires and challenges visitors to ask questions and search for answers.

The Centre is committed to bringing the gift of science learning to visitors, even when they are unable to afford to visit. Last year, through the Centre's Community Access Programs, such as Adopt-a-Class, over 90,000 children and families were provided with the benefits of a Science Centre visit. Through the Adopt-a-Class program school groups from underserved neighbourhoods in Toronto receive unforgettable science learning and experiences. The cost to adopt one class is $1,000.

Funds raised through the RBC Innovators' Ball support the Science Centre and its vital Community Access Programs. An Adopt-a-Class Challenge is held the evening of the Ball, in which individuals, corporately or as a table, are asked to adopt a class in support of sending eager and excited students to the Science Centre. You can participate in our Challenge here.

Without the support of donors, patrons and sponsors of the RBC Innovators’ Ball, we would not be able to provide access to Ontario’s next generation of innovators.

2017 EVENT LEADERSHIP

This event was a resounding success all thanks to our esteemed Committee. Thank you for your commitment and generous donation of time and effort.

CO-CHAIRS

BENJAMIN SMITH President, Airlines and Chief Operating Officer, Air Canada

SERGE VITALE Proprietor, Sweet Lulu

SAMUEL L. DUBOC Chair & CEO, BEACON and CBT Associates

CLAIRE DUBOC, Managing Director, BEACON and CBT Associates

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

DENISE BOMBIER
Director, Brand & Customer Experience Marketing, TELUS

JACQUELINA CALISTO
Vice President, Global Loyalty & Rewards, RBC

DINAZ DADYBURJOR
Managing Partner, Corporate Operations, Brookfield Asset Management

MARTIN DOCKRILL
Principal, Managing Director, Ontario, Avison Young Commercial Real Estate

ALLAN KIMBERLEY
Corporate Director

STEVE LEVY
Chief Operating Officer, Ipsos Canada

BAMBINA MARCELLO
Director, Business Development, Air Canada

BRETT MARCHAND
Executive Chairman, Cossette and President & CEO, Vision7 International

RIMA RAMCHANDANI
Partner, Torys LLP

PETER SINCLAIR
Chief Sustainability Officer, Barrick Gold Corporation

CHRIS TAMBAKIS
CEO, North America, Adgar Investments & Development

Without the support of donors, patrons and sponsors of the RBC Innovators’ Ball, we would not be able to provide access to Ontario’s next generation of innovators - Thank you!

TITLE SPONSOR
RBC

PACESETTER SPONSORS
Air Canada
Barrick Gold Corporation
Cossette Communications Inc.
G Adventures
Interad
TELUS
The&Partnership

PLATINUM TABLE SUPPORTERS
Adgar Investments and Development Inc.
Avison Young
BEACON & CBT Associates
Deloitte
EY
McKinsey & Company

PATRON TABLE SUPPORTERS
BDC
Brightworks Interactive Marketing Inc.
CIBC
Compass Group Canada
Hatch
IAMGOLD CORPORATION
Ipsos
KRS Hospitality Group
MARANT Construction Limited
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Moneris
Nobul Corporation
Osler
Prodigy Labs
RBC Ventures
Real Estate and Mortgage Institute of Canada Inc.
Ryerson University
SATOV Consultants
Torys LLP
Ann Louise Vehovec

ADOPT-A-CLASS CHALLENGE SUPPORTERS

Adopt-a-Class Challenge Sponsor
Cossette Communications Inc.

Donors
Cadillac Fairview
Celestica
Compass Group Canada
Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.
The Woodbridge Group