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Chris Ambedkar

Chris Ambedkar

Academic and Industry Coordinator

Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Innovation

Chris Ambedkar is an award-winning educator, creator, and communicator. His professional work bridges academia and industry.

Chris has experience as the creative lead for the Ministry of Colleges & Universities in the Ontario Public Service where he leverages visual thinking and communication techniques to shape internal and external communication, including COVID-19 communications. As a lecturer, he challenges his students to build connections between their education, solve real-world problems, and drive positive social change. Specifically, Chris teaches in the areas of design, graphic communications, digital media, and interdisciplinary innovation.

Previously, Chris taught at Eva's Phoenix, an award-winning transitional housing and employment training facility for youth experiencing homelessness. He has also worked for Ryerson's marketing and creative services department. Chris is a former YouTube content creator and appeared as a guest on the CBC's The National. 

Chris hopes to add value to the world through creativity, innovation, education, and research.

Education

  • BTech, Ryerson University (Graphic Communications Management)
  • MDM, Ryerson University (Master of Digital Media)

Research Interests

  • Visual Design - Graphic design, layout, typography, visual communications
  • Digital Communities and Culture - Social media behaviours, digital communications, online culture
  • Creativity and Collaboration Techniques - Ideation and brainstorming methods
  • Digital Marketing - Public sector marketing and communications, COVID-19 branding and marketing communications