Ryerson’s academic and research partnerships with leading institutions are having a positive and transformative effect upon society. Ryerson continues to attract new talent, opportunities and connections to its campus, and contributes to the city’s economic development and civic, cultural and social vitality.
In 2014, Ryerson University launched Canada’s Big Data Consortium to bring industry, government, and academia together to collaborate on key issues related to big data and analytics. The founding partners include: Ryerson University, Dalhousie University, Concordia University, Simon Fraser University, Government of Canada, Deloitte, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), CIO Association of Canada, TMX, and SAS.
For its inaugural project, the Consortium led the first national, multi-sector study on Canada’s Big Data and Analytics Talent Gap. Our objectives were to better understand the breadth and depth of the talent gap, as well as to develop strategies to help close the gap so that Canada can continue to innovate, compete, and grow its economy.
Phase One: Online Survey and Labour Market Research
From October 2014 to January 2015, a national online survey was conducted. The survey was open to Canadian public and private sector organizations of all sizes, regions, sectors, and industries. A total of 332 survey submissions were received, including 124 completed and 208 partially completed submissions. The findings from the online survey will be published in a subsequent paper.
From February to July 2015, labour market research was conducted, involving an analysis of over 1,700 big data and analytics related jobs posted in 2013 and 2014 from Magnet (www.magnet.today), and over 330 jobs posted in July 2015 from LinkedIn® Jobs (www.linkedin.com).
Ryerson will continue to work with the Consortium to establish a framework of ongoing collaboration on key issues related to big data and analytics, including Canada’s Big Data Talent Gap. Ryerson will continue to facilitate and grow the Consortium, and strategically build out working groups, particularly around the talent gap strategies presented in the paper.
We invite interested participants to join us in our efforts to help ensure that Canada continues to innovate and grow economically.
For more information regarding Canada’s Big Data Consortium and the Big Data Talent Gap Study, please contact:
Project Director, Canada's Big Data Consortium
Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic
St. Michael’s Hospital and Ryerson University have launched a 20-year partnership to research and develop innovative health-care solutions and to support start-up biomedical companies seeking to improve patient care.
The partnership brings together Ryerson’s engineering and science strengths with St. Michael’s research and clinical expertise in a new 22,000-square foot state-of-the-art laboratory known as external,iBEST (the Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Science Technology) where they will test practical ideas that can be brought to the patient bedside quickly.
Adjacent to iBEST is the external,Biomedical Zone, a 2,000-square-foot physician-led “incubator” that will specialize in the development and commercialization of biomechanical products and technologies, focusing on software, wearables, sensors and medical devices, to care for and treat patients. Both iBEST and the Biomedical Zone were designed as open-concept workspaces, to facilitate brainstorming and sharing of ideas among people from different fields. The Biomedical Zone is built on the model of Ryerson’s hugely successful external,DMZ.
external,Ryerson International connects the university community to an increasingly globalized world through external,projects, external,partnerships, external,exchanges, external,research, and external,visiting scholars. The office works to enhance the university’s reputation abroad and provides a range of overseas opportunities for students and faculty. To date, Ryerson has established academic and research partnerships with more than 150 leading institutions globally.
Explore Ryerson's PDF filepartnerships by country and learn about some of our latest joint ventures below.