Focus on Collaboration and Partnerships

Stem cells offer the potential for revolutionary changes in medicine. Reaching this goal requires a coordinated effort from every stakeholder along the pipeline from discovery to the clinic.

This is why OIRM embraces collaboration and partnerships. By engaging with research institutions, health charities, patients, industry and commercialization entities, government and non-government organizations in Ontario, Canada and around the globe, we are paving the way to reach our goal, faster. Because patients deserve it.

Institutional Partners

Canadian and International Partners

Industry Partners

Health Charities


Institutional Partners

Founding Institutions

  • McMaster University
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Toronto
  • Western University

Supporting Institutions

  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Laurentian University
  • Queen's University
  • Ryerson Universtiy 
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Windsor
  • York Universtiy 

Affiliated Academic Hospital Research Institutes

  • Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science 
  • Krembil Research Institute
  • Lawson Health Research Institute
  • London Health Sciences Centre
  • Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Reseach Institute
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  • Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Robarts Research
  • SickKids Research Institute
  • St. Michael's Hospital
  • Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Toronto General Research Institute
  • University Health Network

The following generous sponsors have provided support to the OIRM Education Program for 2016-2017:

  • Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
  • Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
  • Multi-Organ Transplant Program, University Health Network
  • Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • University Health Network
  • Western University
  • The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
  • University of Ottawa
  • Lawson Health Research Institute
  • Ottawa Hospital Research Institute


Canadian and International Partners

Canadian Partners

  • BioCanRX
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • CCRM
  • CellCan
  • Clinical Trials Ontario
  • Medicine by Design
  • Ontario Brain Institute
  • Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • SMRTS Series 
  • Stem Cell Network
  • Structural Genomics Consortium
  • TheCell

International Partners

  • Bioregate (France)
  • Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (UK)
  • CIRM - California's Stem Cell Agency
  • Edinburgh Centre for Regenerative Medicine
  • French Society for Stem Cell Research
  • Harvard Stem Cell Institute
  • International Society for Stem Cell Research
  • Japanese Science and Technology Agency
  • Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)
  • Stem Cells Austalia

Industry Partners

  • Benchling
  • BD BioSciences
  • Biological Industries
  • BioSpherix
  • Bio-Techne
  • Corning
  • Custom Biologics 
  • Irvine Scientific
  • Life Technologies 
  • Miltenyi Biotech
  • Roche
  • Stem Cell Technologies   
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific 
  • Sony
  • VWR

Health Charities

  • Arthritis Society of Canada
  • Cystic Fibrosis Canada
  • Foundation Fighting Blindness
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • Muscular Dystrophy Canada
  • Ontario Lung Association 
  • Ontario Neurotruma Foundation
  • Parkinson Society of Canada