Ryerson University is a hub for research, with a range of on-going disciplinary and interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary activity. The following is a list of some of the research centres, chairs, and labs with which ComCult faculty and graduate students are and have been affiliated.
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The Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) engages in collaborative research at the critical intersection of the material and the digital, contributing to scholarly and societal knowledge about cultural objects, makers, and users.
Established at Ryerson University in 1994, the Centre for Studies in Food Security (CSFS) has been working to promote food security through research, dissemination, education, community action and professional practice.
We take an interdisciplinary and systemic approach to the social justice, environmental sustainability, health and socio-cultural aspects of food security.
The Experiential Design and Gaming Environments (EDGE) Lab is a trans-disciplinary research lab devoted to researching learning, play and social innovation with an emphasis on autonomy and user-initiated design in the context of lived experience. As a unique facility in Canada, comparable to a select few labs world-wide, EDGE lab leverages the insights of local, national and international researchers from social science, humanities, engineering, and digital technology for applied projects with institutional, community and industry partners.
Established in 1994, the Inclusive Media and Design Centre designs, creates, and evaluates inclusive media and technology. Many of our projects focus on inclusivity in technologies for the blind and low-vision and deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
We currently employ ten undergraduate students, four master’s students, three PhD candidates, one post-doctoral fellow and three full time staff in our facility. We are located in the heart of downtown Toronto in the Ted Rogers School of Management building on 55 Dundas Street West.