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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Helping businesses pivot through technology
Discovering early detection methods for outbreaks
Scheduling software to help manage hospital staff
Helping Canadians upskill for the new economy
Ever Scholar lifelong-learning program for seniors
Offering financial assistance to address the needs of diverse learners
Coding boot camp empowers local adults with the latest, in-demand tech skills
Offering short, accelerated programs designed with industry to fill labour market gaps
Partnering to deliver cybersecurity training to under-represented groups
Ontario Tech Talent initiative bridges the skills gap
Micro-certification pilot project advances targeted training in high-demand employment skills
The Foundry accelerates innovation and skills development
Experiential Learning grants brew innovative courses
Sparrow Centre connects students, faculty, community
Partnering to Educate Future Data Scientists
Showcasing best practices and tools in work-integrated learning
Opportunities for students to build professional networks and gain in-demand skills
Upskilling and training accelerate the growth of a local tech ecosystem
Recognizing the “micro-credentials” that help employers assess competencies
Consolidating career readiness supports
Students help businesses make shift to the new normal