Dec 2017

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 that when the Canadian Stem Cell Foundation won its Webby Award in 2010, the nominees were selected by a panel that included Martha Stewart, the late David BowieHuffington Post creator Arianna HuffingtonSimpsons creator Matt Groening and Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson?

 that the Foundation’s Till & McCulloch Leadership Circle of benefactors includes eight Officers of the Order of Canada, two Members of the Order of Canada and two Companions of the Order of Canada?  The membership includes many of the titans of Canadian business, finance, and academia.

… that the Canadian Stem Cell Foundation was always a lean and nimble operation? At the time of its 2012 Renew The World Gala, which brought together 500 of Canada’s most influential business leaders, philanthropists, politicians and icons from science, the arts, sports, entertainment and media, the Foundation had one full-time and one part-time staff. The organization grew to a complement of five.

… that when the Foundation-funded book Dreams & Due Diligence: Till and McCulloch’s stem cell discovery and legacy was officially launched in the fall of 2011, MP Kirsty Duncan moderated a panel discussion at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto?  Dr. Duncan, who is now the Federal Government’s Science Minister, also hosted a “Till on the Hill” breakfast to make her fellow MPs and Senators aware of Canada’s role in the discovery of stem cells and the development of the science.

… that a Foundation-hosted gathering in Toronto was voted the Best Education Event by the World Presidents’ Organization (Ontario) in 2014? The WPO’s membership includes 8,000 present or former chief executive officers of major business enterprises from across the globe.


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