Ryerson University issued the following announcement on July 3.
This summer, Ryerson University’s V4Lab is partnering with Shopify, external link to ask Toronto’s youth to imagine cities of the future. Using augmented and virtual reality with autonomous bot vehicles, student participants will design a city of the future and consider its potential for positive social impact.
Students of all skill levels will work closely mentors from Ryerson and Shopify. Technical workshops will be paired with discussions on technologies, disruptive innovations, and research to help participants to be ready for both post-secondary education and Industry 4.0, or the technologies emerging from the digitization of the manufacturing sector.
“We know the world, and industry is changing--and changing fast. V4Lab gives these young students the chance to work with cutting edge technology and gain real-world experience from some top researchers and industry experts,” said Ryerson professor Vincent Hui. “I can think of no better way to maximize a summer break,” he added.
V4Lab runs Tuesday, July 3 – Friday, July 13, 2018 and Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 27, 2018 in two-week sessions on Ryerson's campus.
“Being able to play a role in technology and skills development for our future leaders is a powerful and inspiring experience for our team,” said Brittney Oberfeld, Outreach Producer at Shopify. “Innovative programs like V4 Lab enable students to explore their interests and build their technical knowledge while envisioning how to create a better future for their community.”
For more information or to register for V4 Labs visit ryerson.ca/v4lab
Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education. Urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 44,500 students, including 2,400 Master’s and PhD students, 3,200 faculty and staff, and nearly 170,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca
Original source: https://www.ryerson.ca/media/releases/2018/07/v4lab-future-cities/