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Highlights

Our members are pursuing their passions on so many topics, and we want everyone to know about their successes. Take a look at the features below to see what some of our members have been up to. We're only getting started, so stay tuned for more highlights!

Sustainability In Food, Podcast
Sustainability In Food

May 17 2021

Podcast Episode: Sustainability In Food, opens in new window

This series takes a curious peek at and draws inspiration from some of Canada’s most innovative thinkers to envision a better world.

Event Highlight: A Peek into our First Look Showcase!

April 19, 2021

A Peek into our First Look Showcase, opens in new window

This past year has been tough for startups, but many founders at the SDZ used this time to pause and reframe a path for their company; let's take a look!

The Science Discovery Zone - One Year Remote

March 17, 2021

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Today officially marks one year since Ryerson University had to close down in light of the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to find out about what our community has accomplished.

Event Highlight: The Curiosity Series

December 3, 2020

The Curiosity Series: COVID-19 As A Disruptor

The chaos of the pandemic has made issues of inequity, harmful silences, and systemic failures plain to see.

Merely realizing these deeply rooted shortcomings, however, is not enough.

Member Highlight: Vahid Safar

July 17, 2020

Vahid Safar's Prize-Winning Risk, opens in new window

In May, the fifth-year Biology student’s idea for an autonomous camera system won the Science Discovery Zone’s Steve Naraine Early Innovation Prize. The win grants Vahid $2000 toward the system's development.

Member Highlight: Kjell Boersma

July 10, 2020

Kjell Boersma: Experimental Astronaught, opens in new window

Travelling from Sesame Street to the SDZ and beyond, Kjell Boersma’s artistic journey has taken off.   Upon completing his Image Arts bachelor’s degree at Ryerson in 2018, the Astronaught Media founder joined the SDZ to grow his passion for storytelling. He stayed for the early-idea incubator's personalized approach to supporting its members.

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Event Recap: Pandemic spaces yesterday, today, and tomorrow

July 02, 2020

The Curiosity Series: Pandemic spaces yesterday, today, and tomorrow, opens in new window

From the not-so-Spanish flu to survival behaviours to restarting Toronto neighbourhoods, the Science Discovery Zone's The Curiosity Series: How will our interactions with space change? described relationships between us, physical space and COVID.