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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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
New drone technology protects trees against climate change
Partnering to create mental health micro-credentials
Helping Black students transition to university life
Helping reduce mental health stigma on campus
Supporting Indigenous students through culturally relevant counselling
Creating supportive spaces on campus for Indigenous students
Creating community for Black students on campus
Supporting Black and racialized student mental health
Helping youth in care access a university education
Partnering to Indigenize health sciences education
Designing inclusive spaces for Indigenous students on campus
A first point of contact for survivors