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At the core, our people are creative, cross-disciplinary, collaborative and forward-looking.
The Studio consists of 4 incubator programs, and various communities and spaces affiliated with our membership. Each incubator program provides different resources and benefits, membership models, and application processes and timelines.
The Recovery Cohort is an exciting, one-time incubator and accelerator program, designed to support creators, innovators, entrepreneurs and students in reimagining and reshaping the future of the creative industries, and contributing to the post-pandemic rebuild of the creative sectors.
Known for helping startups and project teams apply best practices in design, the Design Fabrication Zone at Ryerson University strategically propels early-stage inventions, businesses and installations through the stages from concept to prototype and mass manufacturing.
As Canada's fastest-growing incubator for fashion-inspired businesses, the Fashion Zone empowers creators who are redefining fashion; entrepreneurs and innovators who seek to create experiences that move people to feel something different, something fresh, something new.
The Music Den develops economic, artistic and social opportunities for entrepreneurs in music, helping startups design sustainable long term strategies while giving them access to educational workshops, coworking space, studios and equipment, showcase opportunities, and a unique network of students, entrepreneurs and industry professionals.
The future of storytelling is here. At the intersection of creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology, the Transmedia Zone is an incubator for innovation and creative experimentation in media and storytelling, with a focus on creative excellence, and emerging platforms, trends and processes.
About the CTL
The Creative Technology Lab (CTL) is an advanced technology-based workshop that supports creative research, specialized curriculum, and entrepreneurship activities across all nine FCAD Schools and Ryerson Zones. Creative Technology Lab looks to disrupt and revolutionize the use of technology within the creative fields by leveraging digital fabrication, 3D printing, textile computing, AR/VR, and robotics.
- Creative Technology Lab is a 7,000 square foot facility located on level B in Ryerson's new Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex.
- It features: CNC equipment, 3D Printing + Knitting, Robots, Woodworking, and Metalworking
- Creative Technology Skill-Building through workshops, seminars and collaborative projects
How to Get Involved
For General Inquiry + Project Application email: CTL@ryerson.ca
About the Catalyst
The Catalyst is the first large-scale space dedicated to scholarly, research, and creative (SRC) activities within Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design. The Catalyst brings brilliant minds together from across the creative industries to explore, innovate, and impact the world we live in.
- Space to work, meet and gather in
- Grant writing, technology and other guidance to enhance your SRC
- After-hours event space
- Cross-promotion of SRC events
- A cross-disciplinary research community
How to Get Involved
- You need space or resources to enhance your SRC agenda.
- You have an idea for a Summer Institute.
- You have an idea or suggestion to share.
- You want to organize a conference or reception.
Contact the Catalyst.
Zone Learning is for anyone who wants to get practical experience in what it takes to build an initiative/venture from the ground-up. You can initiate your own projects or contribute to existing ventures involving faculty, business and community partners.
Members develop valuable skills through workshops and bootcamps, add to resumes or portfolios with real-world experience that employers look for, or even graduate with their own startups. Participants in Zone Learning work at the forefront of emerging markets to develop new products, explore innovative solutions, or embark on ventures to change the world.
About the GCS
The Global Campus Studio (GCS) is a virtual hub for creative international collaboration and co-creation, offering a wide range of interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students.
Leveraging FCAD’s impressive roster of international partners, the Global Campus Studio gives students the opportunity to participate in hands-on development and production with students from around the world to create boundary-pushing work that culminates from the bringing-together of international perspectives and diverse skill-sets.
- Creative labs with a studio-based approach for hands-on development experience
- Mentors from the Creative Innovation Studio
- Master Classes which bring in lecturers and field experts in creative entrepreneurship and design thinking
- Gain vital 21st-century skills: entrepreneurship, design thinking, communication, collaboration
- An impressive addition to your resume that ensures you stand-out to future employers
- Exclusive opportunities to participate in additional workshops, international networking, as well as, panels & lectures presented through the Global Campus Studio Talks
- One open elective credit
How to Get Involved
Students can sign up for a FCD816 Global Campus Studio Supercourse.
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About the Children's Media Lab
The Children’s Media Lab at Ryerson University aims to positively impact media content for children and youth through innovative research projects and hosting think tank nights that bring together industry and academia. Our mission is to bridge the gap between academic research and content creation. There is so much research that could be helpful but doesn’t ever get to producers, writers and app makers. And there are so many content creators who would love to have distilled research but just don’t have access to academics or the time to peruse comprehensive academic reports.
- Research: The Children’s Media Lab participates in and leads research that is relevant to today’s content creators. We collaborate with academics both at Ryerson and around the world, as well as the children’s media industry. In 2018, we led the Canadian data collection of an international content analysis of children’s television, investigating the representation of various demographics such as gender, age, socioeconomic status, body shape, and more.
- Think Tanks: The Children’s Media Lab hosts a minimum of two nights annually that blend academia, industry and students in a lively, informal discussion of relevant and forward-thinking topics in Children’s Media. The casual nature of the discussions with groups who don’t have ongoing avenues for interaction leads to some amazing thoughts and springboards for further actions.
How to Get Involved
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