Ernest C. Mercier Lecture in Entrepreneurial Science
Life Sciences Building, York University
In an effort to inspire and empower future generations of chemistry students at York, Eileen Mercier, a York graduate (MBA ’77), established this lecture series in her late husband's name.
Bridging the worlds of business and commerce with the intensive research world of chemistry, the series presents an entrepreneur and renowned scientist who has used his/her own science education as a springboard to other enterprises.
“Ernest believed that the benefits of discipline and analytical thinking, which his engineering education provided, were basic to understanding the cause-and-effect laws of business.” says Ms. Mercier. “This lectureship will hopefully inspire others to use their education in similarly unique ways.”
2012 Lecture: Me, Myself and My Network by Dr. Michael May, CEO, Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Michael May is the CEO of the Centre for
Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine, a Canadian not-for-profit dedicated to supporting the development of foundational technologies that accelerate the
There are many stereotypes of entrepreneurs; some believe a flare for
entrepreneurship is a genetic predisposition, others believe it’s gained through experience. Dr. May will make the case that collaborative network building should be a key component of the entrepreneur's toolkit, particularly for entrepreneurs focused on advancing technologies and creating companies from the earliest stages of academic discovery.
Need more information? Contact Melanie Litwin (416-650-8107)