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Michael Kolios is transforming cancer treatment

As part of a diverse group of engineers and scientists partnering with St. Michael’s Hospital clinicians and researchers, Michael Kolios is using physics to create new methodologies that use ultrasound and optics to image and treat cancer.

John Shields sees the value of opportunity

John Shields is working to strengthen the opportunities that newcomers to Canada are given when they arrive in their new home. 

Sri Krishnan is shaping the future of healthcare

As part of a diverse group of engineers and scientists partnering with St. Michael’s Hospital clinicians and researchers, Sri Krishnan uses non-invasive sensors and technology to collect, clean, and interpret signals and sounds given off by the body.

Harald Bauder sees the value of family

Harald Bauder wants to change the way we look at family. We often view immigration on an individual level, but when we change lenses, we see that immigration is a family affair.

Scott Tsai is shaping the way we diagnose disease

As part of a diverse group of engineers and scientists partnering with St. Michael’s Hospital clinicians and researchers, Scott Tsai is developing microdevices that will improve ultrasound imaging and lead to more accurate diagnosis of cancer and blood diseases.

Samin Eftekhari is revolutionizing orthopedic surgery

Chemical Engineering PhD graduate Samin Eftekhari from the Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science developed and patented an absorbable, 3D-printed material that mimics bone and has the potential to revolutionize bone graft surgeries.

Hossein Rahnama is shaping the future of A.I.

Hossein Rahnama’s research into artificial intelligence and contextual computing led to the creation of Flybits, a Toronto-based company that hides the complexity of these developments, enabling enterprises to create and deliver highly personalized consumer experiences that drive digital engagement. 

Usha George sees a brighter tomorrow

Usha George knows that immigration is a global issue and Canada is a role model. The research she and her colleagues are doing within the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement looks at all stages of the immigrant experience

Bala Venkatesh is solving tomorrow’s energy challenges

Dr. Bala Venkatesh is paving the way towards a sustainable future by developing electric power systems that provide clean and renewable sources of energy.

Eliza Chandler thinks art can lead to social change

Art and culture can lead to practical change for disabled people. Eliza Chandler works in partnership with art galleries, art councils and community groups in the GTA to change the way people think about disability art.

Ojelanki Ngwenyama helps foster a culture of innovation

Ojelanki Ngwenyama’s research will help Canadian organizations identify, understand and overcome barriers that prevent them from adopting new and innovative information and communication technologies.

April Khademi sees the future of medical imaging

As part of a diverse group of engineers and scientists partnering with St. Michael’s Hospital clinicians and researchers, April Khademi focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, through medical images and big data analytics.