Post Tagged with: "Digital Media Zone"

The DMZ is one of the 11 zones at Ryerson. (Shaian Martin)

Starter pack for startups: Ryerson’s learning zones

Ryerson has 11 learning zones covering everything from business to media. But most people don’t know what zone learning is, what it has to offer or why they should care. Richard Lachman, the director of zone learning, describes the approach as “experiential learning.” The zones are supposed to provide students with the opportunity to start their own ventures and gain […]

by Rosemond Quartey· · Business, DMZ, 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
Ben Isotta-Riches, CIO of Aviva Canada. (Courtesy Keifer Wiseman)

Aviva Canada and the DMZ partnering to support startups

Aviva Canada and Ryerson’s DMZ unveiled a new partnership last Wednesday to help tech startups emerge break into their industries. The goal? To bring fresh ideas and encourage innovation in insurance and brokerage by collaborating with startups. Aviva Canada, a Canadian property and casualty insurance company made the official announcement at Ryerson on March 23. Abdullah Snobar, executive director of […]


High-tech DMZ classroom connects students across Canada

Students from five different universities across Canada simultaneously pull out their smartphones to take part in a poll asking them about their experiences with the Canadian health-care system. Once the results are gathered, they appear on large screens at the front of all five classrooms. The poll sparks an interactive discussion between all five campuses on how their health-care systems […]

by Leah Jensen· · News, On Campus
Brizi blimps at the MAC

Brizi blimps at the MAC

(Luke Williams/Ryersonian Staff) Something new is going to be flying high in the MAC. Brizi, the company that makes these social media drones, is a company inside the Digital Media Zone (DMZ) at Ryerson that is hoping to introduce drone blimps to Rams sporting events. Anna Hu, co-founder and  business lead on Brizi, says it’s more than just a blimp, […]

by Connor Brazeau· · Science & Technology, Sports
An illustration of how the #Paid process works.

DMZ startup wants to get #Paid for making deals between celebrities and companies they endorse socially

A recent addition to Ryerson’s DMZ aims to broker deals between companies and the celebrities that might endorse their products on social media. Its name hits the nail on the head: #Paid. Co-founder Bryan Gold says #Paid allows the brand and celebrity to communicate in a chat room about product posts online through mediums such as Twitter, Instagram, Vine and YouTube — all with the […]

Ryerson new media graduate helps kids to learn code

Ryerson new media graduate helps kids to learn code

As technology continues to affect our everyday lives, a Ryerson new media graduate is working to make sure that children are prepared by teaching the language of code. Kathryn Barrett is the youth program lead for Kids Learning Code, a not-for-profit organization that teaches the process of coding through various workshops. “It’s kind of the same choice as if a […]

Smart applications for the Internet’s next wave

Smart applications for the Internet’s next wave

Refrigerators that tell you when you’re low on milk. Coffee makers that sync with your alarm. Umbrellas that beep when it’s about to rain. It might sound like something straight from a 1980s sci-fi movie, but in the not-so-distant future, it could be our reality. During the Internet’s first coming in the 1990s, we could only access the network on […]

Students gather at the Zone Learning fair on Gould Street on Sept. 25. (Anda Zeng/Ryersonian Staff)

Province grants Ryerson $2 million: for what?

  Last week, the province announced it’s given Ryerson a $2 million grant as part of its Campus-Linked Accelerators program to fund student entrepreneurial projects. Ryerson University president Sheldon Levy said this funding will “allow us to extend even further our commitment to build a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation across our campus, city and region.” But what does this […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, On Campus, Top stories
‘Expert finder’ search engine startup joins the Digital Media Zone

‘Expert finder’ search engine startup joins the Digital Media Zone

Media Spot Me is one of the newest companies to join Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone. The company, launched last year, is the first search engine that connects journalists and other writers to industry professionals willing to be interviewed as expert sources. Teaming up with the DMZ is a step in the right direction for the fledgling company, said co-founder Stavros […]

by Amanda Soufi· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Winter Storm party held by Fashion Zone, a business accelerator based out of Ryerson's Digital Media Zone. (Meaghan Yuen/Ryersonian staff)

Fashion Zone holds Winter Storm party

Ryerson’s Fashion Zone, a business accelerator for fashion-forward startups, hosted its first Winter Storm party on Jan. 21 to encourage collaboration with creative programs in the school. The incubator’s businesses were set up around the room for display while Daniel Drak, marketing coordinator of Ryerson’s shool of fashion and Robert Ott, chair of the program, said a few words. Held […]

by Meaghan Yuen· · Arts & Life, Fashion
DMZ’s international partnerships give students edge in industry: director

DMZ’s international partnerships give students edge in industry: director

Jane Li is one of three students visiting the Ryerson Digital Media Zone from the Communication University of China to work on entrepreneurial projects. (Allie Coulman/Ryersonian Staff).

DMZ helps international fellows market new apps

Five days before the launch of her first app, Riter Liu is thousands of miles away from her team in Beijing, learning how to run her business at Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ). Liu, 24, is one of four visiting scholars from the Communication University of China (CUC) developing their technology startups at Ryerson. While it’s well known for its […]

by Allie Coulman· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Ryerson grad wins DMZ award for startup

Ryerson grad wins DMZ award for startup

It’s been called the “Netflix for the blind”. Zagga Entertainment is an early-stage startup out of Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) that is gaining interest in the Toronto startup community. Last Tuesday, the company’s president and founder, Kevin Shaw, won an audience choice award at the DMZ’s 120 Minutes in the Zone annual business pitch event. Their product, Zazemo, is […]

by Sam Sim· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Media
Ryerson’s DMZ example of solutions to students’ financial woes: Chrystia Freeland

Ryerson’s DMZ example of solutions to students’ financial woes: Chrystia Freeland

Entrepreneurship is a part of the solution to students’ financial problems and Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) is the perfect example, said the Liberal candidate for the Toronto Centre federal byelection, Chrystia Freeland. Freeland spoke with The Ryersonian Friday and identified tuition, student loans and entrepreneurship as three important areas her party is looking at. She touted the DMZ as an example […]

by Michael Duncan· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Videos
Figure 1: A photo-sharing app for doctors

Figure 1: A photo-sharing app for doctors

The medical world finally has its own version of Instagram. Figure 1 is a mobile app that allows medical communities in North America to post photos for medical learning without sacrificing patient privacy. Users can also ask questions and give advice through the app. Co-founder Dr. Joshua Landy came up with the idea while he was working in the intensive […]

by Jordan White· · Science & Technology

Apple reveals new iPhone 5C and 5S

Techies, the wait is over. Apple unveiled the latest smartphone technology Tuesday afternoon with the cheaper iPhone 5C and higher-end 5S. The 5C is plastic and comes in green, white, blue, pink, and yellow. It’s geared towards first-time users. The iPhone 5S, priced at $599, promises a faster processor and new fingerprint security feature. Despite Android users taking over the […]

by Nicole Servinis· · Science & Technology