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Provincial and Other Federal Funding

Ryerson received $17.3 million in provincial and federal (non Tri-Council) funding from agencies such as the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, and the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science.

The university received provincial funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for a two-year initiative, the Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation, which is the largest grant ever received by Ryerson. This project includes 13 partners across Ontario and will focus on evidence-based research and cross-sector collaboration, using innovative technology to create new opportunities for employment and training in Canada.

Chemistry and Biology Researcher, Lesley Campbell, stands in a forested area.

Lesley Campbell

Lesley Campbell (Chemistry and Biology), with support from Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, is developing a method to remotely detect the pollination movement of rare plant populations. Using a newly developed search tool that incorporates environmental barcoding and spatial analysis technology, she is investigating the extent to which pollen movement from rare plants can help to discover plant populations that need protection, which will support the conservation of rare species.

Geography Researcher, Claire Oswald, standing in a forest wearing a safety vest.

Claire Oswald

Claire Oswald (Geography), with the support of Environment Canada, is investigating the environmental consequences of de-icers like road salts that are widely used to maintain safe driving conditions on roads in seasonally frozen environments. Road salts pose risks to stream and lake ecosystems and have been listed as a concern for the Lake Simcoe watershed. This project will help inform winter maintenance strategies that protect vulnerable areas in Southern Ontario.


Total provincial and other federal non Tri-Council funding


Non Tri-Council federal funding


Provincial agency funding

Child and Youth Care Researcher, Judy Finlay, stands in front of a colourful, hand-painted mural.

Judy Finlay

Judy Finlay (Child and Youth Care) has established a partnership with the Department of Justice to implement new community solutions to reduce the high incarceration rate of at-risk youth in Ontario’s child welfare system. This collaboration is bringing together child welfare workers, lawyers, police, probation officers, and family members to develop unique solutions tailored to fit each individual youth’s needs without laying criminal charges.