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Faculty of Science

Research videos – talking science

There’s nothing better than talking science.

Unless, of course, it’s talking about science-based solutions for some of today’s great challenges – like math that’s helping to predict everything from natural disasters to social unrest, chemistry that’s uncovering ways to make our water supply more secure or physics that’s applied to the search for better cancer treatments to improve patients’ lives.

At Ryerson, we believe science should be results-oriented. We call it “connected science” and we do it our way.

Learn more about our approach by clicking on these videos.

 

Ryerson Urban Water at Ryerson University

Ryerson Urban Water is finding solutions to urban water challenges. Our multidisciplinary group of researchers focuses on three major areas: partnering with industry, developing policy and educating the public.

 

Clean energy for the future

Prof. Bryan Koivisto envisions a world where dye-sensitized solar cells are manufactured into glass windows so they can provide a clean source of energy with zero environmental impact.

 

Predicting how viruses spread

Prof. Catherine Beauchemin is a pioneer in the area of virophysics. She uses computer modelling techniques to predict the propagation rates of aggressive viruses like flu and HIV.

 

Designing network protocols

Prof. Jelena Misic is a leading authority on cellular network protocols, including personal area networks and smart grid networks. She sees a significant benefit for using body area networks in healthcare.

 

Making breakthroughs in the world of big data

Prof. Pawel Pralat’s research is where pure mathematics and real-world issues intersect. He foresees great career opportunities in big data and data mining.

 

Experts working together to clean up the lakes

Prof. Lynda McCarthy leads an interdisciplinary team focused on cleaning up the Great Lakes. She predicts society will be healthy when the environment is healthy.

 

Working with hospitals to improve patient care

Prof. Michael Kolios uses ultrasound imaging to study cell behaviour. He believes medical physics can help change the way cancer and certain blood diseases are treated.