Our schools work with diverse stakeholders in Canada and around the world to create important learning, research and work placement opportunities for our students.
At the faculty, we've partnered with SickKids and Amrita University on two exciting initiatives.
Partnering for child and youth success
We’ve partnered with SickKids to create IMPAKT — The Ontario Institute for Child and Youth Success. Together, we engage in collaborative research with community organizations to create innovative solutions that improve the lives of marginalized children and families.
Through IMPAKT, SickKids members share the latest research findings and practice-based knowledge with our students studying to become frontline social workers, early childhood educators, midwives, nurses, dietitians, child life specialists, and child and youth caregivers.
By generating new knowledge and directing it to our students and the community, we are integrating timely evidence into policy and practice and having a profound impact on child and youth success.
Connecting to change abroad
We’ve forged a new partnership with Amrita University in Kerala, India. Some of our students have already had the exciting opportunity to travel there and participate in a Live-in Lab program — learning more about issues in rural Indian communities and devising solutions firsthand.
“It was important to take what I have learned at Ryerson and not only apply it in the field, but in a different culture” said Kimberley Slimming, fourth-year Child and Youth Care student.
We are excited to send more of our students to Amrita University, as part of our new Minor in Social Innovation.