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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Small molecule, potentially huge impact
How to start an AI-powered drug discovery business
Battling the pandemic by commercializing COVID-19-fighting technology
Scholarship and experiential learning meet industry and community
Bringing researchers and industry together in a market-focused partnership
Turning research innovations into business opportunities
Helping student- and community-led enterprises flourish
Helping businesses grow and innovate
Training entrepreneurs to bounce back from COVID-19
Student business incubator turns big ideas into a better world
Transforming ideas into viable businesses
Helping Retain and Employ Students in STEM
Investigating far-UVC light’s ability to stop transmission of airborne pathogens
Designing more accessible virtual health care
Sharing insights about loneliness and isolation in response to COVID-19
Studying saliva-based, asymptomatic testing to limit the spread of COVID-19
Partnering to develop new in-house sanitizer
Improving the care, conditions and outcomes of Canadians living in long-term care
Investigating the chronic effects of COVID-19
Helping long-term care homes protect residents’ health
Students advocate for literacy and mental health while showing support for frontline workers