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A musical approach to wellness

New media graduate Aaron Labbé created LUCID, an immersive sensory experience meant to help users reach a therapeutic state. 

Pinpointing solutions through geographic analysis

Selasi Dorkenoo used her ability to analyze and interpret data to improve processes where she was interning.

Community inclusion for social change

Nicole Ineese-Nash is determined to make policies more sensitive to different cultures, by recognizing Indigenous knowledge within academic institutions.

Connecting communities through soccer

Entrepreneurship & strategy student Seokhoon Jun uses the world’s love of soccer to unite new Canadians.

Empowering women in STEM

Deborah Mepaiyeda wants to make the industries of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) a more compelling option for women everywhere.

A partnership that saves lives

Biomedical engineering students Saad Ahmed and Samara Seepersad saw an opportunity to impact the lives of neurovascular patients at St. Michael’s Hospital.

Marketing Management students from Ted Rogers School of Management Pavneet Sandhu and Jordan Hanna

Inspiring entrepreneurship in Peru

A remote village in Peru benefits from a food business that undergraduate students in the Marketing Management program helped develop.

Early Childhood Studies student Chantal Carneiro and Social Work students Nickza Dalas and Jacqueline Iwanski

Changemakers create impact in India

A group of Ryerson undergraduate students from the Faculty of Community Services travelled to rural India to research ways to improve local healthcare.

Team leads Michael Marmeto and Feroz Balsara from the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Students compete for best Mars rover design

Ryerson students head to Utah to demonstrate their robotic vehicle for potential use by astronauts visiting Mars.

Master of Digital Media graduate and AccessNow mobile app creator Maayan Ziv.

Entrepreneurship meets accessibility

Master of Digital Media graduate Maayan Ziv developed a groundbreaking mobile application that uses crowdsourced information to pinpoint the accessibility status of various city locations on an interactive map of the world.

Undergraduate Farah Choudhary at Ryerson's new research facilities at the MaRS Discovery District.

State-of-the-art research labs meet multidisciplinary collaboration

At Ryerson's new biomedical research lab in Toronto's celebrated MaRS Discovery District, undergraduate Farah Choudhary researches improvements to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Researchers from Ryerson's Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Student fieldwork for watershed solutions

A team of Ryerson students in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies work on a large research project to generate strategies to minimize the negative environmental impacts of road salt.

A team of Ryerson Faculty of Science students work on a DNA model at national Science Rendezvous festival

DNA model meets world record

DNA may be microscopic, but a team of Ryerson Faculty of Science students decided to make it massive, building a DNA model measuring 43.5 metres in length (142 ft, 8.4 in) and breaking a Guinness World Record.

Ryerson’s International Hyperloop Team and Aerospace Engineering researchers

Hyperloop innovation meets 970 km/h

Ryerson’s International Hyperloop Team (RIHT) continues to impress with its deployable wheel system for Hyperloop pods — a new high-speed ground transportation system.

Chemical Engineering PhD graduate and award-winning biomedical entrepreneur, Samin Eftekhari

Bone meets 3D printing

PhD graduate Samin Eftekhari developed and patented an absorbable, 3D-printed material that mimics bone and has the potential to revolutionize bone graft surgeries.


Ryerson Interior Design student, Eleanor Ching-yee Kuan

Design meets dream project

Commissioned by Amsterdam-based Frame magazine, Interior Design student Eleanor Ching-yee Kuan led a team of students in the creation and installation of an environmentally-conscious tradeshow booth.


Vanier Graduate Scholar and Medical Physics researcher, Eno Hysi

Mentor support meets graduate student success

Vanier Graduate Scholar Eno Hysi works with award-winning physics professor Michael Kolios to investigate the uses of photoacoustic imaging in the monitoring of cancer treatment.

Ryerson Media Production student and founder of e-magazine Canada’s Talent, Beatrice Hanley

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.

Early Childhood Studies professor and director of Ryerson’s Responsive Ecologies Lab and the Experiential Design and Gaming Environments Lab, Jason Nolan

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.

Arts and Contemporary Studies alumna and founder of the White Elephant Project, Christina Tachtampa

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.

Ryerson Molecular Science master's student Jennifer Huyn

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.

Ryerson Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Bala Venkatesh

Inspired research meets sustainable results

Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Bala Venkatesh partnered with energy companies to test a giant battery system that can store electricity.

Global Management Studies graduate Maria Poonawala

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.

Ryerson Photography Studies graduate and nonprofit entrepreneur Che Kothari

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.

A child interacts with NAO, a robot designed by researchers at Ryerson to track the speech progress of children with ASD

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.

Master's of Urban Development graduate Ariana Cancelli

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.