The DMZ at Ryerson University: Top female founders

The DMZ (formerly the Digital Media Zone) at Ryerson University is Canada's top university business incubator, open to tech startups worldwide and helping entrepreneurs win since 2010. On March 8, the DMZ is

Published on: March 8th, 2017 Ahmed Saleh

Check out what these 5 architecture students built using Yulio’s VR platform

Any project leader who doubts virtual reality's potential to expand their team's imagination should pay a visit to Ryerson University's architectural science classes. They may find themselves in a picturesque cave, a natural-looking

Published on: November 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Yulio helps Ryerson’s budding architects build the VR projects of their dreams

The most striking feature of Semeen Mahbub's proposed installation for Toronto's Allan Gardens is the shadows. What resembles a gate from the outside has actually been expertly designed to cast intricate shadows across

Published on: November 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s tech sector is much larger than you think [infographic]

Technology plays a much larger role in Canada’s economy than is commonly believed, according to a new report by the Ryerson University-affiliated Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. As Canada’s fifth-largest sector, it

Published on: July 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How will Brexit affect the tech industry?

Last week's stunning announcement that the United Kingdom would be leaving the European Union continues to send shockwaves throughout the world economy, and across many industries - including tech. And while the predictions

Published on: June 27th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Robots could take your job within 20 years, study suggests

More than 40 per cent of Canada's labour force currently works in an industry that's likely to become automated within 20 years, according to a report released on June 15 by a Ryerson

Published on: June 16th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Urban energy the focus of new Ryerson incubator

Hoping to do for urban energy what its Digital Media Zone did digital media, Ryerson University last week launched the Innovation Centre for Urban Energy (i-CUE), a business incubator and accelerator focused on

Published on: November 19th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Back-to-school tech tools from DMZ startups

Toronto's Ryerson University isn't just a place where thousands of students have started classes this week. It's also a hotbed of tech startup ingenuity that can be used for student survival.Now that you've

Published on: September 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

Ryerson’s DMZ incubator takes on its first foreign startups

Canada's tech incubator scene is going global. Toronto's Ryerson University is welcoming nine young entrepreneurs from India for a four-month stint at its Digital MediaZone. It may just be the first time a Canadian

Published on: August 28th, 2012 Christine Wong

Two Canadians make MIT’s list of top 35 tech innovators under 35

Two Toronto IT academics are in good, if rare, company as of this week.Hossein Rahnama of Ryerson University and Universityof Toronto's JoycePoon have been named one of the world's top 35 innovators under

Published on: August 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

Indian startup incubated at Toronto’s DMZ wins Samsung award

An Indian startup incubated at Toronto's Digital Media Zone has won a Samsung Innovation Award. Zumbl, a nine-month-old firm basedin Delhi, India took home the awardthat included a $3,000 prize and a Samsung

Published on: August 20th, 2012 Christine Wong

Rdigitalife: The Singularity Is Near

Just how near is the Singularity? According to Ray Kurzweil robot intelligence will surpass human intelligence by the year 2045. Futurist, inventor, and author of "The Singluarity is Near" Ray Kurzweil shares his

Published on: August 2nd, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Is ‘robot evolution’ humanity’s next phase?

Text messages, emails, check-ins and status updates... we’re living in the era of constant connection, and when the battery dies it can feel as if life comes to a halt. Technology has permeated

Published on: July 25th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone – a different kind of incubator

Ryerson University stands for encouraging great ideas and entrepreneurial spirit. So, it was no surprise that when students approached Ryerson President Sheldon Levy in 2009 asking for support for their innovative business concepts,

Published on: June 14th, 2012 Lauren Clegg