At FEAS, we immerse ourselves in the economic, social and technological communities we serve. As they evolve, we shift to meet their needs, leveraging our strengths and generating novel solutions. More and more, inventing with meaning requires the capacity to solve for exponential complexity and understand systems. That’s why our research and education programs emphasize the value of inherent difference and multiple perspectives. These priorities are also the foundation of our network of interdisciplinary clusters, our student development framework, and our unique approach to experiential learning.
During a ten year period of exponential growth, FEAS external research revenue increased 329% (2001-2014). From 2010-2016, research revenue increased 72% from the same pool of approximately 150 faculty members. In the next several years, FEAS is hiring over 12 new faculty members to bolster our research enterprise.
Since 2013, our innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem has helped advance over 200 entrepreneurial ideas through $2 million in funding from the Norman Esch Engineering and Entrepreneurship Awards. FEAS student entrepreneurs have leveraged that seed funding to secure an additional $4 million in capital from other sources and created 100 new jobs.
The citation impact of our engineering research is ranked 4th in all of Canada and 115th internationally (US News).
FEAS Architectural Science faculty and students are regularly successful in international architectural competitions as well as art and design fairs, including Art Basel, and the Venice Biennial. They also excel in Toronto-based events such as Nuit Blanche and Luminato.
Research Infosource named Ryerson as the top undergraduate university in Canada for research income and producing peer-reviewed academic publications over the last 15 years.