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Centres, Institutes & Zones
The Faculty of Science supports collaboration and innovation through a number of research facilities, centres, institutes and start-up zones. By sharing expertise, ideas and creativity, these research clusters provide opportunities to further the impact of our scientific exploration.
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iBEST is a partnership between Ryerson University and St. Michael’s Hospital. Scientists, researchers, engineers and clinicians work together to translate knowledge into innovations that improve the lives of patients and advance the fields of medicine and healthcare.
The Faculty of Science maintains this 20,000 ft2 research facility located in the MaRS Discovery District in downtown Toronto. In this ultramodern, collaborative space, researchers work on innovative projects in biology, biochemistry, microbiology and environmental toxicology.
Urban Water Research Centre is a pan-university research collective focused on holistic approaches to water-related problems. Over 40 researchers collaborate on solutions such as green infrastructure, urban runoff mitigation, water management policy and strategies for a cleaner, healthier ecosystem.
The Biomedical Zone is the commercialization arm of the iBEST partnership between Ryerson University and St. Michael’s Hospital. Scientists, clinicians, entrepreneurs and students incubate and validate medical technology ideas in a hospital setting, and launch new start-up businesses.
Originating within the Faculty of Science, the SDZ is part of Ryerson’s Zone Learning start-up community. It takes the same evidence-based approach used in science and applies it to innovation — a space where students, faculty and industry partners connect science to value.