2015

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Upcoming Events At The Munk School of Global Affairs

 

Tuesday Jan 13th 2015

Venue: The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs – 1 Devonshire Place

The next 15 years will be critical as the global economy undergoes deep structural transformation. The global economy may grow by more than a half, a billion more people will come to live in cities, and rapid technological advance will continue to change business and lives. Around US$90 trillion is likely to be invested in infrastructure in the world’s urban, land use and energy systems. How these changes are managed will shape future patterns of growth, productivity and living standards. This represents a significant business opportunity.

In this panel discussion, speakers will share findings from the New Climate Economy’s US Study Report, discuss the report’s impact in the US, and then highlight its relevance for Canadian business leaders and decision makers. Speakers will also share best practice in their respective fields of what businesses are already doing to seize opportunities in the emerging low-carbon economy.

Panel presentations will be followed by a Q&A and networking over a light lunch.

This event will also be available as a live webcast.

Oxford in North America

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The Vice-Chancellor of University of Oxford, Professor Andrew Hamilton, and his wife, Jennie, will be hosting receptions for Oxford Alumni & Friends throughout North America in 2015.

Tuesday 14 April: Dallas, TX
Wednesday 15 April: Houston, TX
Saturday 18 April: Toronto, ON
Sunday 19 April: Chicago, IL

More details will be available in the New Year.

Photo credit: John Calabrese

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Ashmolean and Bodleian in North America

Many universities have libraries and museums of which they can be proud.  Oxford, however, is unique in boasting a library and a museum of which the world can be proud.  Among their peers, the Ashomolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Bodleian Library are unparalleled in the depth, breadth, and content of their collections, making them more akin to world-class institutions, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Louvre. Indeed, the Ashmolean and Bodleian frequently interact with these globally-known entities, exchanging loans from their impressive collections.

Therein lies the good news:  No longer do you have to wait until your next trip to Oxford to enjoy the Museum of the Library; through a series of loans to various museums across the USA and Canada, treasures from the Ashmolean and Bodleian will be coming to you.  Pieces that will be making or have made the trans-Atlantic journey include Magna Carta, a wide selection of works by Pissarro, ancient pieces from the Ashmolean’s stunning Egyptian collection (rarely seen outside of the UK!), a self-portrait by Bernini, and the ‘Wicket Bible’ (1631; Robert Barker, printer for King James I).

We hope you will take advantage of these special opportunities to enjoy Oxford’s treasures while they are nearby.  For more details, please see our Facebook page under the ‘Event” tab or look for information in our email updates.  Click here to view the Ashmolean loans coming to North America.

For more on the Ashmolean and the Bodleian, please visit their websites: www.ashmolean.org and www.bodley.ox.ac.uk.

Clayton Christensen in Toronto

The knowledge conference at Rotman School

The infrastructure of Democratic Capitalism project, an initiative of the Martin Prosperity Institute under the direction of Roger Martin, is an inquiry into the infrastructure that lies beneath Democratic Capitalism.

Event Details

Academic Seminars | Speaker Series

Date: Monday December 08, 2014 | 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): Hilary Austen, Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto and Author
Tim Brown, President and CEO, IDEO
Clay Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
David Clark, Chief Learning Officer, American Express
Vicky Colbert, Founder, Fundación Escuela Nueva
Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School
Mike Feinberg, Co-Founder, KIPP Foundation and Superintendent, KIPP Houston
Sue Gardner, Former Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation
Vivek Goel, Chief Academic Strategist, Coursera
Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-Founder, Teach for All
Andrew Hill, Associate Editor and Management Editor, Financial Times
Tiff Macklem, Dean, Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto
Roger Martin, Premier’s Research Chair in Productivity and Competitiveness; Academic Director, Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto
Emily McManus, Editor, TED.com
Jennifer Riel, Associate Director of the Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking and Director, Content and Communications, Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto
Tim Sullivan, Editorial Director, Harvard Business Review Press
Craig Wynett, Global Behavioral Science Officer, Procter & Gamble
Topic: The Knowledge Conference
Venue: Desautels Hall (2nd floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $875 plus HST per person for Non-Alumni; $725 plus HST per person for UT Alumni/Executive Program/Magazine Subscribers; $575 plus HST per person for Rotman MBA/BCom Alumni, Non-Profit/Government; Table of 8 = $6000 plus HST

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY IN NORTH AMERICA

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The Vice-Chancellor of University of Oxford, Professor Andrew Hamilton, and his wife, Jennie, will be hosting receptions for Oxford Alumni & Friends throughout North America in 2015.

Tuesday 14 April: Dallas, TX
Wednesday 15 April: Houston, TX
Saturday 18 April: Toronto, ON
Sunday 19 April: Chicago, IL

More details will be available in the New Year.

Photo credit: John Calabrese

 

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Oxford Invention Fund

23 THINGS OXFORDThe ‘dreaming spires of Oxford’ are known around the world as a haven for learning. To share the benefits of this academic excellence, Oxford also endeavours to excel at identifying, protecting and finding commercial partners and investors for ideas that will make a difference in supporting both the excellence of Oxford and helping to improve the health and wealth of society.

The Oxford Invention Fund provides an opportunity for donors to support the development of technology in Oxford, and help secure the University’s innovative infrastructure.

An online donation facility to the Invention Fund is available.

MHSc in Bioethics Program

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APPLY NOW

MHSc in Bioethics Program is a 2 year course-based program with no thesis requirement. It is conducted in modular format to allow high achieving professionals to earn a master’s degree without interrupting their careers. The program’s interactive, problem-based learning approach provides students with knowledge and skills that can be applied to a variety of health and research contexts. Our expert faculty and guest lecturers help students bring theory and practice together to address real-world ethical challenges.

For more information, please check out this MHSc in Bioethics Factsheet or visit our website.

MHSc in Bioethics Program

bioethic

APPLY NOW

MHSc in Bioethics Program is a 2 year course-based program with no thesis requirement. It is conducted in modular format to allow high achieving professionals to earn a master’s degree without interrupting their careers. The program’s interactive, problem-based learning approach provides students with knowledge and skills that can be applied to a variety of health and research contexts. Our expert faculty and guest lecturers help students bring theory and practice together to address real-world ethical challenges.

For more information, please check out this MHSc in Bioethics Factsheet or visit our website.

EMERGE MUSTARD SEED PRIZE £500,000

Do you run a start-up or early growth stage company? Can you demonstrate your commitment to delivering lasting social impact? If so, we want to hear from you!

Emerge is excited to be partnering with Mustard Seed to host a competition for early stage ventures creating a more sustainable world. On the afternoon of Sunday 26th October, finalists will pitch to a panel of impact investors for the opportunity to receive investment of up to £500,000.

>> Click here to find out how it works and how to apply

Deadline for submissions is 11:59pm, 8th October, 2014.EMERGE BARCLAY

BIOTECH CONNECTION SEMINARS

OBR IS THE KEY ORGANIZER OF ONE-START COMPETITION IN TORONTO

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BIOTECH CONNECTION TORONTO CHAPTER SEMINAR SERIES

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SPEAKERS:
Lise Eamer,
Patrick Lam

DATE: October 6, 2014

TIME: 18:00 PM

VENUE: Room 1180, Bahen Centre for Information Technology

BA. 40 St. George Street; Toronto, ON, Canada; M5S 2E4.

 

Calling all bio-entrepreneurs

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We are looking for ideas for innovative technologies with the potential to deliver meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

OneStart is open to aspiring life science entrepreneurs aged 35 and younger, who are living or working in the Europe or Americas. The competition will be run in stages and covers four tracks: drug discovery, medical devices, diagnostics and health IT. Entrants can join individually or as a team, and are encouraged to recruit other scientists and even business students.

Teams will be given access to mentors and other resources, and have the opportunity to network with leading pharmaceutical companies, venture capitalists and advisory firms. A judging panel of experts will select the ultimate winner. The prize will be awarded to the most compelling idea with the potential to impact the lives of patients.

About OneStart Americas

  • $150,000 cash prize
  • Free lab space at San Francisco for 12 months, plus membership in Life Sci organizations
  • Business and IP Support

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OBR’s BIOTECH CONNECTION

obrBIOTECH CONNECTION (affiliated to OBR) is excited about expanding to Canada with a chapter in Toronto, Ontario, in the summer of 2014. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is home to several first-class academic institutions which contributes to world-renowned research, including several Nobel laureates. In addition to being home to many biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, the GTA is home to a staggering number of entrepreneurs and start-ups across many industries. We are looking forward to developing and fostering meaningful, long-term partnerships between academia and industry.
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OneStart Americas

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After several successes in Europe, SR One and the Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable are teaming up again to expand the largest business plan competition of its kind in the world to the Americas.

First prize: $150,000 + free lab space.

 

Calling all bio-entrepreneurs

We are looking for ideas for innovative technologies with the potential to deliver meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

OneStart is open to aspiring life science entrepreneurs aged 35 and younger, who are living or working in the Europe or Americas. The competition will be run in stages and covers four tracks: drug discovery, medical devices, diagnostics and health IT. Entrants can join individually or as a team, and are encouraged to recruit other scientists and even business students.

Teams will be given access to mentors and other resources, and have the opportunity to network with leading pharmaceutical companies, venture capitalists and advisory firms. A judging panel of experts will select the ultimate winner. The prize will be awarded to the most compelling idea with the potential to impact the lives of patients.

About OneStart Americas

  • $150,000 cash prize
  • Free lab space at San Francisco for 12 months, plus membership in Life Sci organizations
  • Business and IP Support

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OBR Consulting

Innovative Business ConsultingOBR-Consulting is a unique opportunity for students to gain experience in consultancy projects at the intersection of science, business and entrepreneurship.

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OXBRIDGE TORONTO CHAPTER

 

LAUNCH OF OXBRIDGE TORONTO CHAPTER

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OBR is excited about expanding to Canada with a chapter in Toronto, Ontario, in the summer of 2014. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is home to several first-class academic institutions which contributes to world-renowned research, including several Nobel laureates. In addition to being home to many biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies,theGTA is home to a staggering number of entrepreneurs and start-ups across many industries. We are looking forward to developing and fostering meaningful, long-term partnerships between academia and industry. – See more at: http://www.oxbridgebiotech.com/chapters/toronto-chapter/#sthash.9xhW4Tc0.dpuf

OBR is excited about expanding to Canada with a chapter in Toronto, Ontario, in the summer of 2014. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is home to several first-class academic institutions which contributes to world-renowned research, including several Nobel laureates. In addition to being home to many biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies,theGTA is home to a staggering number of entrepreneurs and start-ups across many industries. We are looking forward to developing and fostering meaningful, long-term partnerships between academia and industry. – See more at: http://www.oxbridgebiotech.com/chapters/toronto-chapter/#sthash.9xhW4Tc0.dpuf

OBR is excited about expanding to Canada with a chapter in Toronto, Ontario, in the summer of 2014. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is home to several first-class academic institutions which contributes to world-renowned research, including several Nobel laureates. In addition to being home to many biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, the GTA is home to a staggering number of entrepreneurs and start-ups across many industries. We are looking forward to developing and fostering meaningful, long-term partnerships between academia and industry. – See more at: http://www.oxbridgebiotech.com/chapters/toronto-chapter/#sthash.9xhW4Tc0.dpuf

OBR is excited about expanding to Canada. Last night, Oxbridge Toronto Chapter was launched in the presence of Prof Aled Edwards (Toronto and Oxford), and representative of the Ministry of Research and Innovation, Bill Mantel, Connor Dickie co-founder of Synbiota, and Evelyn Pau of Bloomburton & Co at the Bitmakerlab space located in 220 King Street. The panel discussion was opened by Lise Eamer from Oxbridge Biotechnology. OBR is involved in a movement in support of biotech start ups. It seems there are all the right ingredients for Oxbridge Biotechnology to succeed in a grand scale.

Last night, the attendees identified several shortcomings for bio-entrepreneurship to succeed and grow in Canada. Conclusive remarks on the priority issues revolved around:

1- lack of advocacy and media attention – and some degree of ignorance on value proposition of bio-tech startups.

2- lack of seed funding and investment for scaling up by private sector.

An interactive Q and A resulted in some ideas emerging for Oxbridge to be creative, and different from other startup accelerators.

Sign up to learn more about Oxbridge Toronto Chapter with:

liseeamer@mail.utoronto.ca

OBR Consulting

Innovative business consulting

OBR-consulting is a unique opportunity for students to gain experience in consultancy projects at the intersection of science, business and entrepreneurship

contact:

liseeamer@mail.utoronto.ca

consultant@oxfaz.org

 

In Conversation with Bill Drayton

Bill Drayton in conversation with MaRS, SiG as Ashoka Canada co-present,

Date: 19 Jun 2014, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Following his latest thoughts on “Leading with Authenticity” at the 2014 Skoll World Forum, Bill will speak about how to cultivate the qualities needed for the new world, what vital role entrepreneurship can play and how MaRS can be part of this changemaking.

About Bill Drayton

Bill Drayton pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship. While a student at Harvard College, Balliol College in Oxford University and Yale Law School, he launched a number of organizations, including Harvard’s Ashoka Table, an interdisciplinary weekly forum in the social sciences, and Yale Legislative Services. After graduating from Yale Law School in 1970, he began his career at McKinsey & Company in New York.

From 1977 to 1981, Bill served as Assistant Administrator at the US Environmental Protection Agency, where he launched various reforms, including emissions trading (the basis of the Kyoto Protocol). From 1981 to 1985, while working part-time at McKinsey, he founded both Ashoka and Save EPA, the predecessor to Environmental Safety. After receiving a MacArthur Fellowship in 1984, he was able to devote himself fully to Ashoka. In addition to his current role as Chairman and CEO of Ashoka, Bill is the chair of Youth Venture, Community Greens, and Get America Working!

 

CANADA: Population growth in the provinces and territories

  • Population growth always varies across—but also within—Canada’s provinces and territories and the period 2006 to 2011 was no exception. Overall, population growth was higher in the Western provinces compared to the Atlantic provinces.
  • Growth was often higher throughout much of Alberta, especially in the regions of Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie. High levels of net interprovincial and international migration explain most of the growth in this province.
  • In Ontario, there were decreases in northern Ontario but population growth was generally positive in the southern part of the province, especially for regions close to Toronto.
  • In the Atlantic provinces, low or negative growth was often observed, with some exceptions including the census metropolitan areas of Halifax, Moncton, St. John’s and Saint John. Low or negative growth was mainly explained by low natural increase and losses due to internal migration.http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/91-003-x/2014001/section04/49-eng.htm
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Hillary Rodham Clinton in Toronto

A Conversation with Former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton

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HARD CHOICES by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Join BoT for a conversation discussing the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future.

Grand Ballroom
Sheraton Hotel
123 Queen St. West
Toronto, ON

Tickets will be delivered by courier between June 11-13

Toronto Region Board of Trade

http://www.bot.com/events/Pages/details.aspx?MeetingId=0d677484-4fd5-e311-9a63-0050569c005c

 

Prof Sir Anthony Leggett, Professor of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Prof Sir Anthony Leggett delivers a talk as part of the 750th anniversary celebrations of Balliol College, University of Oxford. Speaking at the Sheldonian Theatre, he addresses the topic of how the world might change over the next 75 years by explaining the theory of quantum mechanics and how it can apply to everyday life. One exciting way in which this may come to pass is the advent of quantum computing, which could revolutionise the way we deal with vast amounts of complex digital information.

More Balliol @ 750 videos

http://www.voicesfromoxford.com/video/prof-sir-anthony-leggett-balliol-750/276

Sir Anthony J. Leggett, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor and Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics, has been a faculty member at Illinois since 1983. He is widely recognized as a world leader in the theory of low-temperature physics, and his pioneering work on superfluidity was recognized by the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Russian Academy of Sciences (foreign member), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society (U.K.), the American Physical Society, and the American Institute of Physics. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics (U.K.). He was knighted (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004 “for services to physics.