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Science Discovery Zone to get new home thanks to gov’t funding

Science Discovery Zone to get new home thanks to gov’t funding

By Isabelle Docto and Robyn Fiorda Ryerson’s new Science Discovery Zone (SDZ) will have a new home in the Centre for Urban Innovation (CUI) thanks to today’s provincial and federal funding announcement. Bill Morneau, Canada’s minister of finance, announced today that Ryerson will receive more than $30 million of federal infrastructure funding. Another $4.7 million will come from the province. […]

Canada is ranked second in the world for a country that fosters social innovation. (Courtesy Unsplash via Pixabay)

Ryerson perfectly situated for social innovation

It turns out Ryerson has prime real estate for fostering social innovation. Canada ranks as the second best country for social entrepreneurs, according to a recent poll conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Deutsche Bank, UnLtd and the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network. Social entrepreneurship refers to owning a business that is geared toward solving a global issue. A popular example […]

by Isabelle Docto· · Business, News
The DMZ runs a support group for female entrepreneurs to discuss the challenges they face. (Shaian Martin)

Can female entrepreneurs build it? Yes they can

More Ontario women are becoming entrepreneurs, according to a study released last week, but experts say they still face more difficulty getting investors than men do. The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Ontario report conducted by Ryerson University, the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Centre for Innovation Studies was released last week. It  found that 13.8 per cent […]

by Robyn Fiorda· · Business, DMZ, entrepreneurship
Daniel Christian Tang uses 3D printing to create intricate jewelry. The pieces are created using architectural modelling software with 3D digital manufacturing technology.  (Robyn Fiorda)

PHOTOS: Top fashion startups at the Joe Fresh Centre

The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation opened its doors last Thursday to showcase some of its home-grown companies. The companies included a 3D jewelry line and an app that helps you track down clothes from your favourite TV shows. The event was part of this year’s Startup Open House Toronto, a networking event to showcase some of the city’s […]

by Robyn Fiorda· · Business, Fashion, News
Hot tech-startup fest makes Canadian debut in Toronto

Hot tech-startup fest makes Canadian debut in Toronto

Marketers, investors and students gathered at the Biomedical Zone in downtown Toronto last Thursday for Canada’s first NewCo entrepreneurship festival. The Biomedical Zone is a health tech incubator that works closely with St. Michael’s Hospital and Ryerson University to develop healthcare startup companies. The space is no stranger to startup business culture, making it a perfect setting for NewCo to […]

Competitors look on during the Madden NFL Showdown on Saturday, Sept 10. (Brooks Harvey/Ryersonian)

Madden madness: eSports becoming big business

Toronto’s Madden NFL 17 showdown on Sept. 10 had all the hallmarks of a regular football game but there was one noticeable difference: the tournament’s 64 contestants were playing on Xbox. The tournament, hosted at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre’s Microsoft store, was organized by Canadian Gaming Tournaments to coincide with the start of this year’s NFL season. In addition […]

by Brooks Harvey· · Business, News, Science & Technology, Sports
iOS 10: The good, the bad and the ugly

iOS 10: The good, the bad and the ugly

iPhone users rejoice — you no longer have have to deal with all of those useless default apps. Apple released its new iOS 10 update Tuesday afternoon, and it’s created a heated debate among iPhone users. On the bright side, you can now rid your phone of unnecessary apps, like Stocks or Find Friends. However, the update also includes over […]

by Oriena Vuong· · Business, News, Science & Technology
Attendees at the Biomedical Zone got to try a virtual surgery simulator. (Robyn Fiorda)

Ryerson students get virtual reality experience

Ryerson students stepped out of their reality and onto the virtual rooftop of a Toronto highrise building, with the help of a new virtual reality app. Video journalist Marie-Espérance Cerda paired up with the Transmedia Zone to create a 360-degree virtual reality app. “VR is bringing in all of these realms of possibilities and it’s pushing us to explore beyond […]

by Robyn Fiorda· · Business
Students lined Gould Street on Wednesday at the part-time job fair at Ryerson.

Employers give tips to students looking for part-time jobs

Students and employers flooded Gould Street on Thursday for Ryerson’s part-time jobs fair. Thirty-six employers set up tables to recruit Ryerson talent. Event coordinator, Jean-Pierre Fernandes said he was happy with the traffic the fair generated. “Employers talked about how impressed they were the calibre of students that were coming through,” said Fernandes. He added that some students told him […]

by David Greenberg· · Business, career, jobs, News
Akindi App, Photo by Kevin Siazon

In brief: Akindi launches new grading app for professors

By Robyn Fiorda & Shaian Martin DMZ-based startup Akindi partnered with Toronto company Tiny Hearts this summer to launch a mobile app that gives professors an easier way to grade exams. The app is an extension of Akindi’s Scantron-alternative system. “It helps instructors not only access their grades on their phone, but they can actually generate the bubble sheets from […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Business, DMZ, entrepreneurship, News
Questions are being raised about the implementation of Ontario’s $1.7 million investment. (Ryersonian Archive)

Hesitancy on campus about province’s new sexual harassment training

Some Ryerson community members are skeptical about Ontario’s new investment in sexual harassment training. Last week, the provincial government announced it will spend $1.7 million on sexual violence and harassment training for staff and managers across various sectors, such as hospitality and school and university services. The training will help frontline workers identify and intervene in instances of sexual violence and […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · Business, education, Food & Health, News