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 students access affordable food
Virtual supports for diverse student needs
Fostering Student Connections through Virtual Orientation
Academic planning support for international students
Supporting student’s mental health and well-being virtually
Mental health and wellness support for students
Providing financial relief to students in need
Shaping online curriculum through WIL
Responding to mental health needs of the community
Understanding the impact of social distancing on youth
Helping students find work during COVID-19
Online courses reflect COVID-19 learnings
STEM outreach programs for kids
Supporting staff and faculty mental health virtually
Delivering co-op education experiences online
Preparing healthy meals for those in need
Producing hand sanitizers for campuses
Creating homemade masks for health-care workers
Supporting students through emergency grants
Equipping northern First Nations communities with masks
Intergenerational connection helps combat social isolation