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MaRS Innovation partners with Chris Hadfield’s Generator event

Win a pair of Generator tickets or a signed copy of a Hadfield book!

Today, MaRS Innovation’s launching our new WordPress website, built with feedback and input from our community (thanks to all who took the web survey back in June and please be patient with us as we make tweaks and adjustments this week).

We’re excited because our website is where we talk about our role in advancing Toronto’s innovation ecosystem. We share news from our portfolio of companies and technologies, which are all built on the world-class research happening across the Toronto innovation community that we represent:

  • Three universities: U of T, York and Ryerson
  • Nine research-driven teaching hospitals: Baycrest, CAMH, Holland Bloorview, Mount Sinai, SickKids, St. Michael’s, Sunnybrook, UHN and Women’s College
  • Two specialized research institutes: Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute
  • Our sister organization: MaRS Discovery District

 

Enter the Generator Contest

Col. Chris Hadfield was the first Canadian to command the International Space Station.

To celebrate the web launch, we’ve partnered with Chris Hadfield’s Generator series.

Hosted by Commander Chris Hadfield, Generator is a science-based variety show that blends knowledge, perception, music and comedy.

The event takes place at Massey Hall on October 28, 2015 and MaRS Innovation is pleased to be among its sponsors.

Prizes

Thanks to the Generator organizers, we have some great prizes to give away:

How to Enter

On Twitter:

  1. Follow @MaRSInnovation.
  2. Tweet us about how you’re helping to make Toronto a more dynamic, innovative city. In the spirit of Generator, we want to know about all kinds of contributions, whether they’re through research, science, start-ups, the arts, business, education, social action or civic engagement.

 Don’t live in Toronto but want to take part? Enter to win by telling us how you’re contributing to innovation where you live (in Canada or elsewhere).

  1. Use the hashtag #InnovateTO so we’ll be sure to see your response; in return we’ll enter you in the contest for each contribution you share.
  2. We’ll collect the most creative responses on Storify and post them on our website.

 

On LinkedIn:

  1. Like our Generator announcement (MaRS Innovation on LinkedIn).
  2. Post a comment about how you’re helping to make Toronto a more dynamic, innovative city. In the spirit of Generator, we want to know about all kinds of contributions, whether they’re through research, science, start-ups, the arts, business, education, social action or civic engagement.
  3. Bonus entry: share the update with your LinkedIn network.

 Don’t live in Toronto but want to take part? Enter to win by telling us how you’re contributing to innovation where you live (in Canada or elsewhere).

 

 

Rules:

  1. You can enter the contest as many times as you like from October 6 to October 21, 2015.
  2. Winners will be randomly drawn from all entries (regardless of the social media platform on which the entry was made).
  3. Winners will be notified by 10 am EST on Monday, October 26, 2015 via the platform on which you entered.
  4. This contest is not open to MaRS Innovation staff, but is open to immediate their family and friends.
  5. Event tickets are not transferable. If you win, you must be available to pick the tickets up in person at the will-call desk. Please bring photo ID.
  6. The Generator event takes place in Toronto: winners must cover their own transportation and accommodation costs for the event.
  7. Ticket winners may not also win a book and vice versa.
  8. Book prizes will be shipped anywhere in the world (provided your address is recognized by Canada Post).