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Skills-building
Skills-building Workshops

Tailored to develop 21st century skills, these workshops provide an easy avenue to try something new.

Arduino, 3D printing, laser cutting, improv, & more.

Socials
Socials

Our socials create connections that last far beyond us, and has created one of our most valuable assets: our tight-knit community.

Ice cream socials and mixers.

Startup-focused
Startup-focused

These workshops help get your startup from the lightbulb moment to being ready for a pitch competition.

How-to series, pitch for your meal, and topical tutorials.

Courses
Courses

Learning is done best outside of the classroom–there, we said it. The SDZ facilitates three courses at Ryerson:

Innovation Prize
Innovation Prize

Our Steve Naraine Early Innovation Prize, opens in new window provides $2000 and SDZ support to a selected winner for their project's development.

The winner of the May 2020 prize was Vahid Safar, a fifth year Biology student at Ryerson! Stay tuned for a highlight on his story!

Student Skills-training Program
Student Skills-training Program

Similar to an internship, this program pairs students with SDZ startups. Through this 4 month collaboration, students can build industry-relevant skills and startups can gain operational support and fresh perspectives.