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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Lucky break inspires app to improve hospital-patient communication
Bringing Entrepreneurship to the Arts and Social Sciences
Using Oranges to Make Plastic More Environmentally Friendly
Inspiring Future Engineers Through a Love of STEM
Driving Automotive Innovation
A Campus to Connect, Engage and Innovate
Building an Inclusive and Accessible Future
Helping Local Businesses Go Viral
‘Nipissing Promise’ Offers Free Tuition for Unemployed Graduates
Mentoring the next generation of global leaders
Finding global markets for female entrepreneurs
Advanced DNA research leads to better understanding of autism
Celebrating Indigenous arts through the First Peoples Performance Space
Reducing mental health stigma through research
Helping children with special needs handle stress
Security in a heartbeat
Using 3-D printing for prosthetics
Developing accessible communications
Reducing the rates of bullying through research
Improving military and veteran health
Partnering to develop new solar panel systems