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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Providing fresh produce and food to those in need
Students design drones to fly supplies to remote communities
Students innovating for the future
Digital resources for first-year chemistry students
Virtual camp supports children and families
Providing relief for local health-care workers
Producing essential equipment amid COVID-19
Improving the automotive sector in the Durham region
Designing transportation solutions that address COVID-19 and climate change
Tutoring high school students heading to university this fall
Better connecting communities across Ontario
Helping newcomers connect to community services
Sharing data to support First Nations Peoples
Supporting older volunteers in rural communities
Helping displaced hospitality workers reskill and upskill
Developing solutions for regional issues
Keeping students safe on campus this fall
Matching students and local businesses to find solutions
Helping mitigate cybersecurity risks in the community
Partnering to bring STEM education to local youth
Quarantine accommodation for the Canadian Armed Forces