Children and Youth
As an urban university, Ryerson is committed to a campus that is accessible to all ages in the community, with learning opportunities, programs and recreational activities for children and youth. In addition, a number of programs have components of research and scholarship on issues about and for young people.
- Demand for youth mental health services is exploding. How universities and business are scrambling to react
Unprecedented demand for mental health services among young people today is raising alarm among medical experts and transforming the financial plans of universities, businesses and governments, a Toronto Star/Ryerson School of Journalism investigation has found.
- Governor General helps launch prestigious youth innovation program SHAD at Ryerson University
SHAD is a Canadian summer program for high-potential youth interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. Each year, 800 young Canadians take part in a month-long program at a university, where they apply STEAM (science-tech-engineering-arts-math) disciplines to real-life public policy and entrepreneurial challenges.
- Basecamp: student incubation program for youth
Young entrepreneurs will spend eight weeks in an intensive boot camp at Ryerson where they’ll learn to develop, market and accelerate their business ideas
- Ryerson welcomes provincial budget initiatives aimed at students
Ryerson welcomes the continued investment in the Ontario budget in helping students pursue university education and acquire real-life experience that will help them launch their careers in this fast-changing economy.
- Telling Canada’s stories
Students from Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication & Design, Master in Digital Media, and the Transmedia Zone are working with the CBC to highlight the next generation of Canadian change-makers.
- Student Experience Awards celebrate the path to success
Failure and success are two sides of the same coin. At the 2017 Student Experience Awards presentation on March 29, Tara Upshaw, recipient of the Errol Aspevig Award, told the audience how her lowest moments have contributed to her greatest successes.
- Youth at risk of unemployment with future entry-level jobs replaced by automation
A new report – by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Ryerson called Future-proof: Preparing Young Canadians for the Future of Work – is shedding light on how technological trends will affect work in the future, especially for youth. The report released and focuses on how automation in entry-level jobs could change the landscape of the labour force.
- Student advocates share ideas on post-secondary mental health services
The majority of mental health issues surface during a person’s teens and early 20s. Professors’ attitudes, better service advertising key to success, students say at jack.org conference. Ryerson offers training programs and online guides to help faculty and students better understand approaches to mental health.
- Virtual Reality making its way into TDSB classrooms
Over the past few years, VR has been making its way into the classroom to enhance student learning. Last year, Toronto-based VR company Yulio Technologies Inc. partnered with Ryerson’s Department of Architecture Science to offer VR technology to students.
- Law Foundation of Ontario issues grants to Osgoode Hall and Ryerson and other legal moves and grooves this week
The Law Foundation of Ontario has issued grants to the Winkler Institute at Osgoode Hall Law School and Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone so they can examine how technology and innovation can improve access to justice for young people.
- The healing power of dance
With more than $1.1 million in funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, and a sub-grant of almost $262,000 to Ryerson, a five-year study will determine if and how a dance-based intervention reduces trauma-related symptoms, such as anxiety and impulsivity, among youth who have experienced child abuse or have been exposed to family violence.
- Bringing science education to Toronto youth
Ryerson’s Office of Science Outreach & Enrichment partners with Visions of Science Network for Learning to offer marginalized and under-represented Toronto youth opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities.
- Parents take on role of therapists for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Nursing student goes from patient to mentor
- Alumni Achievement Award winner remembers hands-on learning
Lynn Factor, chair of the board at Children’s Aid Foundation and child witness advocate with the Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre, credits Ryerson for uncovering her future career when she was a student.
- Could robots help unlock the mystery of autism spectrum disorder?
Small robots help researchers investigate the language practices of children with autism spectrum disorder.
- Regent Park youth tell a different story
The "Telling a different story” was an initiative that involved youth ages 14 to 24 who battle stereotypes about Regent Park and confronts media portrayals of the neighbourhood. The project was a twist: instead of being the focus of the study, the young people generated the research themselves
- Early years support
Website focuses on enhancing family supports and inclusion of children with disabilities
- Day Camps
Recreational and instructional activities for children of all ages
- Science Outreach
Opportunities for youth 8 and older in the GTA to explore science at Ryerson University
- Rising Rams
Ryerson Rams community website and programs offered