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Making impact

Message from the Vice-President, Research & Innovation

Welcome to a special edition of Innovation.

As the first edition we have published since my arrival as Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI), I am delighted to share with you some of the latest developments and game-changing research undertaken by our researchers. This Innovation edition holds the promise of tomorrow and reflects on the foundation of excellence in a variety of fields and disciplines that distinguish Ryerson.

The stories reflect some of the many reasons I was drawn to join Ryerson this spring as VPRI.

This publication is made possible, in part, with the support of the Research Support Fund.

Feature Stories

Changing government policy through actionable research

Documenting the struggles of skilled and under-skilled migrant workers, Ryerson professor of business management Rupa Banerjee’s research is changing policy.

Challenging the cultural narrative of hip hop in Canada

When Radio and Television Arts School of Media professor Mark V. Campbell started digging through the basements of local hip-hop DJs, he found an entire generation of hip-hop history.

Improving the lives of PTSD sufferers around the world

Providing access to the most cutting-edge therapy is psychology professor Candice Monson’s mission for helping individuals, including war veterans, with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Idea, innovation, adoption — 7D Surgical pictures the future

From idea to adoption, there are many steps in between when inventing new technologies, as Dr. Victor Yang has recently found out.

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Ryerson researchers tackle issue of youth violence on a global scale

Researchers at Ryerson are engaged in the worldwide protection of youth, recognizing not only their individual rights but also seeking their input in developing the policies and protocols that will enhance their safety and security.


How yeast may hold answers for more effective cancer treatments

Ryerson biology professor Sarah Sabatinos is examining yeast cells in pink Petri dishes to find out how some cancer cells escape treatment.