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Municipal, Provincial & Other Federal Funding

Clear river with mountains reflected from the distance.

This fiscal year saw Ryerson receive $20.7 million in municipal, provincial and federal funding from non-Tri-Council agencies, including Heritage Canada, Public Safety Canada and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

$20.7M Total municipal, provincial and other federal non-Tri-Council funding

$12.3M Non-Tri-Council federal funding

$8.1M Provincial agency funding

A lake with mountains in the background.

Mark Campbell (Media), with the help of the largest Heritage Canada grant ever received by a Ryerson faculty member, launched the “I Was There!” project, expanding his online archive of Toronto’s hip hop history and culture, Northside Hip Hop, to include other cities such as Montreal, Hamilton and Saskatoon. The project allowed the archive to take on several fellows in these cities, who also hosted events to increase awareness of Canada’s rich hip-hop history in a number of diverse communities.

Sara Thompson (Criminology) received federal support from Public Safety Canada through the Community Resilience Fund to study the effectiveness of existing interventions that aim to prevent the radicalization of Canadians leading them to commit acts of extremist violence. The project will examine both the “hub model” operating in Toronto and Calgary, as well as the RCMP National Intervention Team (NIT) model to help develop training and evaluation protocols for those working on the front lines.

Mehrab Mehrvar (Chemical Engineering) is Ryerson’s first ever recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship for his work in the Colombian Caribbean Region to develop new computational tools to improve our ability to predict the effects of climate change on coastal aquifer resilience and groundwater use. This work will help planners and policy makers reduce the risks of disasters like floods, droughts and coastal erosion on major cities in the region.

Stephanie Melles (Chemistry and Biology) has been working with the support of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment to develop predictive models of inland lake water quality that can give us a better picture of how climate change affects mercury levels in fish, about which little is currently known. This work will have important predictive implications for a broad research community of government, academic and citizen scientists.