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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Noblegen Inc. at Trent University
Ryerson University’s Magnet Hub
York University’s Osgoode Venture Capital Clinical Project
Active Communities at Wilfrid Laurier University
York leads research project into the world’s urban women in poverty
Research reveals deficiencies in for-profit seniors’ homes
Ingenious app helps Inuit community cope with climate change
Harriet Tubman Institute hosts digital camps for young inventors
Leading research in equity, inclusivity, and social justice
Industry partnership creates cutting-edge lab for data analytics
Helping Canada understand where AI is taking us
Combatting infectious diseases with Math
Creating learning opportunities through community engagement
Grad students take part in hands-on project to improve medical imaging technology
School of Cities: Bringing minds together to rethink urban issues
Putting eastern Ontario on a high-tech map
A living experiment in teaching English as a second language
Mac students building satellite to measure space radiation
Working to stop avian flu in its tracks
Making innovative agri-food ideas a reality
Helping build the smart vehicles for tomorrow’s smart cities