The Division of Education & Innovation is very interested in maximizing work done by faculty. Where possible, members are encouraged to ‘think big’: explore opportunities for commercialization, scale efforts to other departments and institutions, and seek new collaboration opportunities. In addition, DEI has a Community of Practice (CoP) specifically dedicated to exploring the potential of different educational efforts. This CoP is open to members from any McMaster University faculty or academic institution. We encourage you to learn more about success stories and the CoP below.
January 18, 2022 by Katrina Cordovado
A warm welcome to Fiona Bergin as she joins the Michael G. DeGroote Health Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship team
December 20, 2021 by Katrina Cordovado and Charlotte Miller
Cardiotrack is the sixth business started by CEO Eduardo Serna. It was created to streamline the health and safety checks of workers in Mexico. By law, employees are required to have their blood pressure checked daily before they are allowed to operate heavy machinery. Typically, a nurse would be on-site to conduct approximately 50 blood pressure checks per shift. With the help of his co-founders Itzel Alvarez and Daniel Hernandez, Eduardo developed kiosks for workers to have their blood pressure recorded and analyzed to flag potentially harmful outcomes.
December 20, 2021 by Katrina Cordovado and Charlotte Miller
Themis is a progressive educational curriculum that emphasizes community engagement, equity, and non-biased approaches to promote effective healthcare practices. Themis aims to increase the cultural competency of medical students towards transgender patients.
December 15, 2021 by Christine Rankin
The McMaster Synthetic Biology Research Team (known as McMaster SynBio) is a student-led research team that gathers passionate undergraduate students to participate in synthetic biology wet lab, dry lab and public outreach initiatives.
December 10, 2021
Lianna Genovese, a graduate of The Clinic @ Mac's Residency Program and Health Ventures program, won the first-place prize at the 2021 Demo Day pitch competition hosted by ATS Labs. ATS Labs is Canada’s first accelerator for accessibility, mental health, and ageing tech startups.
December 7, 2021 by Michelle Donovan
Human trials are set to begin for two next-generation COVID-19 vaccines developed by a team of scientists at McMaster University. These are two of the very few COVID-19 vaccines being developed in Canada. Phase 1 of the clinical trials was recently approved by Health Canada.
December 7, 2021
A McMaster University-designed game to test health-care learners’ responses to mass casualty events has won the GALA 2021 Serious Game Conference Award.
November 22, 2021 by Kara Aaserud
Jon Stokes, a new assistant professor of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster, and an educator within the Michael G. DeGroote Health Innovation, Commercialization & Entrepreneurship initiative, is using creative methods and tools like artificial intelligence to fundamentally transform antibiotic discovery research as we know it.
November 22, 2021 by Sonia Verma
Lianna Genovese, founder and CEO of ImaginAble Solutions is a graduate of The Clinic @ Mac's Residency Program and Health Ventures program.
November 8, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 8-14, 2021) is a collection of activities, competitions, and events that celebrate entrepreneurship and make it easier for anyone to start and grow a company. Learn about the events taking place at McMaster University and join MGD Health ICE for two free webinars.
October 19, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
We are currently recruiting a Program Manager for The Clinic. The Program Manager will provide strategic leadership and guidance, build and maintain critical relationships with internal and external stakeholders, oversee education delivery and academic advising activities, and develop, implement and maintain the efficient operations of The Clinic.
October 8, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
Ron Galaev has reimagined same-day patient care in the emergency room. An idea that began in MGD Health ICE's Health Ventures program 16 months ago won the top prize of $30,000 at Innovation Factory’s LiONS LAIR pitch competition.
October 6, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
Matthew Rosato of PROVA Innovations Ltd. and Lianna Genovese of ImaginAble Solutions will pitch as finalists in the 2021 AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge on October 7, 2021.
September 15, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
MILO is currently accepting applications for the McMaster Seed Fund. To be considered for the first round of investments, download and complete the application form on the MILO website and submit it by October 29, 2021.
September 1, 2021 by Jessie Park
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from McMaster and SickKids, including two members of the MGDII College of Health Inventors, are developing a cutting-edge lung model that can better respond to viruses and drug treatments, giving scientists a tool to advance research in lung conditions like COVID-19, cystic fibrosis and allergens for asthma and air pollution.
September 1, 2021
Lianna Genovese, a graduate of The Clinic @ Mac's Residency Program and Health Ventures program, has received the National James Dyson Award for her invention, Guided Hands™. The award recognizes an engineering student who has created an effective solution to a problem with design thinking at the forefront.
August 31, 2021
Launching in September, the McMaster Seed Fund (MSF), is an early-stage investment vehicle designed to foster innovative startup companies coming out from McMaster research with the potential for significant economic and/or societal impact in the Hamilton region and beyond.
August 26, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
Kay Wu, a third-year medical student and MGD Health ICE Innovators in Scrubs program graduate, has won the Canadian Medical Association’s Dr. Brian Brodie Medical Learner Leadership Award.
August 10, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
During episode 22 of the MacPFD Spark podcast, Sarrah Lal, an Assistant Professor of Medicine, shared her three starting steps for evaluating an innovative idea on its market potential.
July 16, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
The Clinic selected thirteen promising ideas for the nine-month incubation process. Early-stage teams met with experienced mentors in academia and industry to validate concepts, bridge gaps in knowledge and networks, raise funds, create interdisciplinary teams, and further ideas and health-related ventures.
June 25, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
The Michael G. DeGroote Health Innovation, Commercialization & Entrepreneurship (Health ICE) team has grown. Hanna Haponenko and Komal Patel are the group’s new Innovation Consultants.
June 14, 2021
Healthcare professionals seeking to upgrade their skills mid-career have a formidable ally in Teresa Chan, incoming associate dean of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
June 11, 2021
John Kelton, the Executive Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Initiative for Innovation in Healthcare (MGDII), and his colleagues at the McMaster Platelet Immunology Laboratory (MPIL) have developed a new lifesaving treatment for people suffering from vaccine-related blood clots.
June 3, 2021 by Charlotte Miller
ImaginAble Solution's CEO and founder Lianna Genovese, an alumnus of The Clinic @ Mac’s Residency and Health Ventures programs, recently represented Canada at the 2021 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). Her invention, Guided Hands, won the Innovation Award.
May 6, 2021
Three Faculty of Health Sciences professors have been named 2021 University Scholars by McMaster University. Teresa Chan, Andrea Gonzalez and Richard Whitlock are three of seven who have been given the university’s top award for mid-career researchers who are considered global leaders.