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Collaborating for cleaner water
Dr. Stephanie Melles and Dr. Claire Oswald are using complementary research approaches to assess and improve the health of urban water systems across the Greater Toronto Area.
Collaborative research aims to reduce obesity
Dr. Nick Bellissimo and Dr. Dérick Rousseau are researching how to create food that will prolong the feeling of fullness and prevent weight gain.
Transforming big data into business solutions
Dr. Ayşe Bener is developing big data applications that analyze complex structures and allow large organizations to make more informed business decisions.
Finding sustainable solutions to urban 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.
Revolutionary approaches to PTSD treatment
Professor Candice Monson is working with a group of graduate students in Ryerson’s Department of Psychology to research how to treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in a more accessible way.
Pioneering food security on a global scale
Sociology professor Mustafa Koç is working to shape public policy to address the language, income and cultural barriers for refugees feeding their families in Canada.
Robotics reshape archaeological discovery
Assistant Professor Jean Li of Ryerson’s Department of History is combining new technology like robotics with traditional archaeological practices to reshape the way researchers approach fieldwork.
Revolution meets revelation
Ryerson Department of English Chair Nima Naghibi is exploring how autobiographical accounts of the 1979 Iranian Revolution underscore the importance of literature in the fight for social justice.
Environmental fieldwork for watershed solutions
Professor Claire Oswald, Geography and Environmental Studies, aims to influence public policy on road maintenance and urban development by exploring the cumulative effects of road salt application on our streams, rivers and lakes.
Computer Science meets cyber solutions
Cyber security expert Professor Ali Miri is developing a secure ecosystem for the Internet of Things (IoT). Why? Because the devices and systems accessing the world’s information infrastructure are notoriously easy to hack.
Scientific inquiry meets societal impact
Professor Lesley Campbell’s research is focused on protecting our food supply from agricultural weeds that are evolving with increasingly aggressive traits due to interbreeding and the effects of climate change.
Urban campus meets city building
Ryerson School of Urban Planning Professor Raktim Mitra, has been working in partnership with Metrolinx to produce recommendations for cycling growth in the Toronto region, with a focus on cyclist safety and women and youth.
Creative innovation challenges perceptions about diversity
Refashioning Masculinity, a Ryerson-initiated project, is examining the challenges of gender norms and how fashion can empower diversity.
Experiential learning meets entrepreneurial passion
A team of Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) students launched the Growing North project with a goal of cutting produce costs in half, starting in the 1,000-person hamlet of Naujaat, Nunavut.
World-class research meets real-world impact
Professor Michael Kolios, a leading voice in his field, is using ultrasound technology to analyze and destroy tumours and photoacoustic imaging to monitor the effectiveness of cancer treatments in real time.
Media entrepreneur meets musical talent
Media production student Beatrice Hanley launched Canada’s Talent, a youth oriented e-magazine featuring Canadian music and entertainment news.
Research collaborations meet new energy approaches
Molecular Science master's student Jennifer Huynh works with leading researchers on solar panels that can take the place of windows and gather energy to power buildings.
Social technology meets design activism
Professor Jason Nolan researches custom adaptations of social technology to help children with disabilities engage with the people and spaces around them.
Real-world experience meets post-grad opportunity
A unique mix of academics and industry experience led Global Management Studies alumna Maria Poonawala to a position with Ernst and Young’s technology consulting practice.
Community building meets global impact
With the support of Ryerson's SocialVentures Zone, Arts and Contemporary Studies alumna Christina Tachtampa developed a project to help students prepare for international experiences.
Creative freedom meets community action
An entrance scholarship to Ryerson's Photography Studies program paved the path for alumnus Che Kothari to co-found a non-profit organization supporting youth in the arts.
Interdisciplinary research meets communication breakthroughs
Faculty of Arts professors and a team of students have created Nao, a sociable robot to research speech patterns of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Roughage meets rooftop
Ryerson Urban Farm operates productive growing spaces across the Ryerson University campus, including the Andrew and Valerie Pringle Environmental Green Roof at the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre.
Laneways meet new life
Master's of Urban Development graduate Ariana Cancelli has tapped the social, economic and environmental potential of transforming urban alleyways into accessible green spaces.