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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Building safer wood-framed high-rises
Connecting international students with homestay housing
Making a difference in the lives of international students
Helping international students transition to life in Canada
Partnering to train Inuk doctors
Leveraging AI to track invasive species in the Great Lakes
Preparing elementary students for the jobs of the future
Partnering with municipalities to launch new community projects
Helping commercialize Ontario-made solutions in London
Making connections with local seniors
Welcoming students to the City of Oshawa
Mental health supports for incoming students
Bringing fresh produce to the U of G community
Transforming office space into a community hub
Promoting physical activity with on-campus community sports camps
Creating skills development resources for farmers
Supporting Black entrepreneurship in Canada
Supporting the health and well-being of older adults in Niagara
Creating a campus gathering space to reflect on reconciliation
New technologies improve drug delivery to the eyes
Community Concierge program connects recent grads with local employers