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George Brown Food Research

Hospital food goes fresh and local

Toronto's burgeoning foodie scene is trickling its way into hospital cafeterias, where tasty recipes made from locally sourced ingredients are setting a new bar for healing. 

Lucy McGarry, in the Harry Rosen Research Commons, Psychology Research and Training Centre at Ryerso

New therapies are helping children with autism overcome sensory barriers

From music to video games, new technologies are making therapies for children with ASD more affordable and accessible. Meet the Toronto-based researchers whose innovations are helping children understand themselves—and the world around them—in new ways. 

Jeff Ruby of Newtopia.

A round-up of innovative medical developments happening right here in Toronto

In the latest in our series reporting on innovations coming out of MaRS Discovery District, we look at several cutting-edge medical advances currently in development--from revolutionary cancer treatments to personality-based patient care. 

Arlene Francis of Mothereaze.

Rethinking child care in Toronto

In Toronto, finding quality child care can be a daunting and expensive affair. Arlene Francis has an answer. The single mom is gearing up to launch her own business: a platform for other moms to find qualified, pre-screened caregivers. 

Developer, Ali Kokulu.

How Stringer bends mind and reality in the name of protecting war reporters

I hear the bomb go off. I am a reporter and suddenly I am rushing to bandage the wounds of a bleeding soldier. His screams startle me and I pull the headset off. I am not in a warzone after all. I am in George Brown College's School of Design. 

Sherene Ng

New local innovations for the blind by the blind

There's more to believing than seeing. We look at two local entrepreneurs with vision impairments who are creating new products designed to enhance the day-to-day life and social experiences of those with low vision and blindness.

Henry Chong of Revelo Bikes Inc.

Five startups to watch in 2014

Igor Bonifacic reflects on the year that's been in the city's startup community, and looks forward to five startups to watch in 2014. From cameras to keyboards, Toronto's entrepreneurs are entering the market with five exciting new products.

Chefs in the Food Innovation & Research Studio.

Reinventing the cafeteria

How George Brown College, the Toronto District School Board, and Toronto Education Workers are trying to save the cafeteria and raise a generation of foodies while they're at it.

Derek Quenneville

Meet the innovators behind Toronto's 3D printing and cyber security sectors

From printing synthetic skin to preventing Internet censorship, local companies are shaking things up. In part II of our series exploring exponential technologies in Toronto, we look at how the city’s innovators are revolutionizing cyber security and 3D printing.

Emily Glazer, at her residence.

Invisible disability in the workplace

For people with invisible disabilities, entering the workforce or holding a full-time job can be difficult, if not seemingly impossible. Some Canadian companies are beginning to shift their thinking and reduce stigma--and doing so is simpler than you'd think. 

Tom Rand

Cleantech and healthcare: two sectors leading exponential technology growth in Toronto

Faster computing and cheaper product development has created a booming culture of innovation in Toronto. This two part series takes a look at four sectors leading the way, starting with healthcare and cleantech.   

vital signs

Vital Signs report paints a new portrait of Toronto's growing population

The 2013 Vital Signs report indicates a city in rapid transition, bringing with it a new realm of opportunities and challenges. We summarize some of the findings in the first of many features dedicated to breaking down the issues outlined in the Vital Signs report. 

Bob Baloch of The Fresh Veggies at the Sorauren Market.

A fresh "spin" on urban agriculture

Local SPIN-farmers are using small plots of land to grow fresh produce in urban environments. The movement supports eating locally, all while creating jobs and taking advantage of underused backyards. 

Mauricio Meza and Jorge Silva of Komodo OpenLab.

Inclusive mobile technology will increase job opportunities for those with disabilities

At Komodo OpenLab, it's not just the innovations but the innovators that make the company unique. In partnership with Toronto colleges, software developer Eric Wan helped create a revolutionary product that is allowing people with disabilities--including himself--to control mobile devices through wheelchairs. 
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