The Hart House Alumni Committee invites you to join students and alumni for a convivial and stimulating evening in the company of our informative and entertaining guest speaker: Ilse Treurnicht, CEO of MaRS Discovery District
The evening will begin with a reception during which you will have an opportunity to chat with our guest while consuming hors d’oeuvres and drinks. An intimate 3-course dinner (sustainably catered by Hart House Chef Marco Tucci and his staff, and always seasonal, fresh, cosmopolitan and absolutely delicious) follows, accompanied with wines, after which Ilse Treurnicht will discuss “Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Commercializing Academic Research” The presentation is followed by a lively discussion with the audience.
When: Wed. Dec. 19
Where: Reception – 6:00 – 6:30 pm, North Dining Room, Hart House
Dinner – 6:30 – 9:00 pm, South Dining Room, Hart House
Both rooms are located on the 2nd floor of Hart House, at the west end across from the Music Room.
Tickets: Available online from Uofttix or by phone at 416.978.8849
6-Pack before Oct. 5: $311.00
3-Pack before Oct. 5: $183.00
6-Pack after Oct. 5: $350.00
3-Pack after Oct. 5: $186.00
Prices include HST.
Ilse Treurnicht is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a leading innovation centre located in Toronto. She oversees both the development and operations of the MaRS Centre and its broad suite of entrepreneurship and innovation programs.
Ilse joined MaRS in early 2005 from her role as President & CEO of Primaxis Technology Ventures, a start-up stage venture capital fund focused on the advanced technologies sector. Prior to Primaxis, Ilse was an entrepreneur with senior management roles in a number of emerging technology companies. She is an active member of Canada’s innovation community and has served on the boards of private companies, industry associations and research organizations. She has also been a member of several government advisory panels.
Ilse holds a DPhil in chemistry from Oxford University, which she attended as a Rhodes scholar. She has twice been honoured with the prestigious Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™Award—the first time in 2009 and again in 2011.