Dr. Calvin R. Stiller

Dr. Stiller of London, Ontario is a Member of the Order of Ontario and Officer of the Order of Canada, was the recipient of the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award in 2011 (awarded to a Canadian who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in medicine and medical science) and was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2010. Dr. Stiller is Chair Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, the former chair of Genome Canada and is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Stiller founded the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine, co-founded MaRS, was the Chair of the Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund Board and was the co-founder of four venture capital funds of over $500 million. He serves on the boards of a number of private and public companies and was founding Chair of Trillium Therapeutics (private company). Together with Robert Klein (the founder of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, a state agency responsible for granting approximately $3 billion in stem cell research funding), he co-founded the Cancer Stem Cell Initiative, a Canada-California consortium that has been productive in the search for and identification of cancer stem cells.