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Bill Morneau funding announcement

More than $20 million of government funding will be going towards a building for Ryerson’s new science discovery zone. (Isabelle Docto)

Home of Ryerson’s newest zone gets new government-funding

Finance minister Bill Morneau announced more than $30 million in federal funding for Ryerson infrastructure Friday.

More than $20 million of that will go towards the Centre for Urban Innovation (CUI), the future home of Ryerson’s new Science Discovery Zone (SDZ).

The CUI will have a state-of-the-art lab for the SDZ, which focuses on microbiology research.

Students going to boot camp

Ryerson’s Legal Innovation Zone is launching a Legal Tech Boot camp.

The program, which will accept only 25 Ryerson students, will analyze technology, entrepreneurship and law through tours of law firms and courts and specialized workshops.

Ryerson grad creates social network for emergencies

DEMHUB, the disaster and emergency management network, is a new startup co-founded by Jessica Holmes, a graduate of Ryerson’s master of digital media program.

DEMHUB is a social network that connects the fields of disaster and emergency management to make it easier to find and share emergency information, to help communities stay safe.

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