Nykolaj Kuryluk

Mr. Nykolaj Kuryluk
Mr.
Nykolaj
Kuryluk

Mr.
Nykolaj
Kuryluk

Ex-Officio


Biography

 

A graduate from the University of Toronto, Nick Kuryluk is the Chief Executive Officer at ColdBlock Technologies Inc.  Nick is also co-founder and Principal at Virtus Insights Inc., a strategic management firm. 

Nick’s career has largely focused on the bio-science industry. He helped launch Amgen Canada in 1991 where he established the Strategy and Program Management Office and New Products Commercialization function. In 2014, Nick formed ColdBlock Technologies Inc., manufacturers of a novel and innovate sample digestion technology that serves the mining, environmental, food, agriculture and pharmaceutical industries. 

Nick currently serves on several boards and committees in addition to serving as an alumni member of the Governing Council for the University of Toronto. Currently, he is Chair of the Campus Council at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), member of the UTM Campus Affairs Committee and Cabinet Member of UTM’s Boundless Campaign.  He has received several awards for his dedication and contribution to the university, including the 2016 J. Tuzo Wilson Distinguished Alumni Award, the 2009 Arbor Award for volunteerism and the 2009 Top 40 Alumni Award.  He is a volunteer advisor at Mississauga’s Research Innovation and Commercialization Centre (RIC), and Student Mentor at UTM’s “I-Cube” incubator program.