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:
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)