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McMaster Innovation Park Podcast


"When you look at life sciences today, it’s a game that’s won and lost on talent,” says Ty J. Shattuck, CEO of McMaster Innovation Park (MIP), Canada’s Premiere Research Park. Located in Hamilton, Ontario, MIP currently has 700,000 square feet of space under management and is set to expand to a staggering 3.2 million square feet.

Matthew Johnson, Senior Vice President with Colliers in Toronto and lead of Colliers Canada’s Life Sciences Practice Group, and Richard Shouldice, Senior Sales Representative with Colliers in Toronto, speak with Ty about the life sciences sector – its current state, growth trajectory and game-changing future.

They discuss:

  • Canada’s challenge with transitioning its innovative research into commercial reality, and thus, McMaster Innovation Park’s mission and vision of helping companies grow by facilitating collaboration between academia and industry
  • How MIP helps address the gap in the life sciences space continuum
  • The role of attracting, securing and developing talent in the growth of life sciences
  • How COVID-19 has brought to the forefront MIP’s goals and value proposition, and the industry as a whole
  • Fostering the growth of life sciences on Canadian soil and the advantages of setting up operations in Canada
  • MIP’s role in developing Ontario’s life sciences corridor and how a collaborative mindset can make Canada a global life sciences player
  • Opportunities for landlords within the sector
  • What’s next for MP and life sciences

And more.

Tune in and learn about an industry that while, according to Ty, is “not for the faint of heart,” is literally saving lives.



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Matthew Johnson

Vice President, Sales Representative

Toronto Downtown

​MATTHEW JOHNSON Vice President & National Practice Leader, Not for Profit Advisory Group (Canada) -Matthew founded the Colliers Not For Profit Practice Group over 12 years ago, and has developed tremendous insight into the internal workings of charities, associations, institutions, educational groups, religious organizations and agencies through multiple similar mandates.  Matthew has built the most successful Not for Profit Group in the country and has been involved in real estate acquisitions/dispositions for such groups as Wellspring, Ronald McDonald House, The Ontario Lung Association, CAW, Renascent Foundation, The York School, and the Salvation Army.  Matthew has also provided leasing related services to such organizations as Plan Canada, VON, UNICEF, The Salvation Army, to name a few.  In addition to the above, Matthew is also actively engaged in projects on behalf of both the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the Toronto District School Board as well as the United Church of Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada.  Matthew is a member of the Colliers International Educational Services Group that provides advisory services to organizations within the educational field across North America.

Matt is a frequent speaker within the nonprofit community, is a host of a webinar series providing real estate and operational insights to the nonprofit sector, and he has been an presenter to RBC’s National Nonprofit Group and is soon to be a presenter to BDO’s National Nonprofit Group.  Matt’s team also collaborated with other nonprofit industry specialists in the legal, accounting, fundraising and other fields, providing a comprehensive and unparalleled range of tailored services to nonprofit organizations.

 

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Richard Shouldice

Sales Representative

Toronto Downtown

Richard specializes in office leasing, with a primary focus on tenant representation. He prides himself on his honest and professional approach to doing business, as well as his superior knowledge of both the downtown and midtown markets in Toronto. His understanding of current market trends allows him to advise his clients on how to position their business with regard to their real estate requirements. Richard always acts in the best interest of his clients and is dedicated to providing value and achieving success in assisting them with either their renewal or relocation of their office space.

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