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Research & Innovation

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Disruptive, Connected, and Innovative SRC

FCAD has the greatest variety of scholarly research and creative (SRC) production of any Faculty at Ryerson University.

Our creative edge is the reason our faculty, research directors and associates are sought-after as collaborators, speakers and partners with industry and government, all over the world.

FCAD's Creative Innovation

in Action


Our faculty are leaders in a broad array of disciplines who implement design thinking, interactive and immersive experiences and critical thought.

We produce over 500 scholarly, research and creative outputs annually, ranging from books, articles, films, television programs, reports, reviews, photography, and new media to designs, performances, exhibits, editorials and news articles, installations, software, and creative writing.

Experiential Media

Audience Engagement

Indigenous Creative

Social Change

Creative Data

Live Entertainment

Media & Communication Innovation


Creative Ecosystem

New and emerging forms of cultural expression are imagined, invented, performed, and shared at FCAD every day.


Research Chairs

FCAD is home to five Research Chairs who are pushing the boundaries in the creative and cultural industries, including two Canada Research Chairs.

Dr. David Gauntlett

Canada Research Chair in Creative Innovation and Leadership

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Dr. Ali Mazalek

Canada Research Chair in Digital Media and Innovation

Dr. Charles H. Davis

ES Rogers Sr Research Chair in Media Management and Entrepreneurship

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Dr. Greg Elmer

Director Infoscape Research Lab & Bell Globemedia Research Chair

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April Lindgren

Professor, School of Journalism & RSJ Velma Rogers Research Chair

As a part of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development, our Research Chairs aim to advance knowledge and train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching, and coordination of other researchers' work.

The Latest News from FCAD's

Scholarly, Research and Creative Community


A magazine dedicated to the stories, people and ideas of the creative fields. Stories from FCAD scholars and industry leading pioneers pushing our sectors to new heights.

RUBIX Showcase

An annual event and publication highlighting creative innovation and impactful research and projects led by our incredible faculty and graduate students.