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Ontario Science Centre’s 2018 RBC Innovators’ Ball
raises record-breaking $730,000

On Thursday, November 15th, 500 science lovers and supporters attended a sold-out RBC Innovators’ Ball and raised more than $730,000 net, a record-breaking 10 per cent increase from last year, to support the Ontario Science Centre’s community access programs. Since 2008, the annual event has raised more than $5.4 million to provide critical funding for these programs, which serve approximately 80,000 kids and families annually by removing financial barriers that might otherwise stand between the community and a visit to the Science Centre.


The Ball showcases how innovation is impacting our lives through Ted-talk type presentations. Meet our 2018 Innovation Presenters:

  • Ryan Janzen, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, TransPod

  • Harleen Kaur, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ground News

  • Mina Mitry, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kepler Communications

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Some of our past presenters include:

  • 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.

  • Natalie Panek, Rocket Scientist and Explorer, MDA Robotics (2016)

  • Glen Van Arsdell MD, Head of Cardiovascular Surgery for the Hospital for Sick Children (2016)

  • Dr. Sonny Kohli & Robert Kaul, Co-Founders, Cloud DX (2016)

  • Stephen Lake, Co-Founder and CEO, Thalmic Labs (2015)

  • Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, AsapSCIENCE (2015)