Future Maker Stories

A Future Maker pushes beyond the walls of the university to make a difference in their communities and province. Future Makers are students, researchers, or university projects, working with partners both inside and outside the university to create a better future for Ontario. Read through the stories below to learn about the various Future Makers at Ontario’s Universities. Search by university, region, topic, or keyword to discovery the Future Makers impacting your community.

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Digital Media Zone: An industry leading tech incubator
Finding top talent through co-op students
Partnering to help farmers in Peru
Creating a greener future
Turning the city into a research lab
Shining a light on accessibility
Revolutionizing bone graft surgeries through 3D printing
Helping students get the jobs of tomorrow
A new era of health research in Kingston
Paving the way for discovery and understanding of the universe
Supporting a vibrant arts and culture scene
Fighting pollution with colourful bacteria
Using technology to lift people out of extreme hunger and food insecurity
Using the power of plants to clean up contaminated sites
From campus to the International Space Station
Driving economic growth in York Region and the Greater Toronto Area
Helping teach computer skills around the globe
Implementing science-based, use-of-force training for Peel police
Helping support healthy communities
Constructing a green future
Partnering with small businesses to develop talent