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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Addressing food security in Northern communities
Developing innovative agricultural leadership program
Improving quality of Great Lakes
Helping farmers grow fresh produce in Northern communities
Helping farmers protect their crops and increase yields
Fine-tuning harvesting to save farmers time and money
Improving crop yields and quality of produce on farms
Revolutionizing food safety by producing results within hours
Developing efficient ways to test drinking water in rural communities
Researchers discover new weapon in battle against food-borne bacteria
New kit tests for food fraud, invasive species
Advancing agriculture through work-integrated learning
Improving the security of connected e-health systems
Making campus waste and recycling units accessible
Researchers find new forecasting methods to predict floods
Helping to improve urban transportation
Wood ash recycling program could help save Muskoka’s forests and lakes
Laurier researchers and students partner with Brant community
Ensuring proper care to people with dementia
Improving accessibility with new wheelchair design
Collaborating to improve infrastructure and food security