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March 2019 Issue


Team Highlights

LUCID Collaboration with Steelcase
LUCID is collaborating with Steelcase, the leading manufacturer of furniture for hospitals on a multi-sensory Respite station designed to provide wellness breaks for healthcare professionals.
Contraverse Receives Stage Two Sandbox Grant
We are so happy to announce that Contraverse has received the Stage Two Sandbox Grant! They are one of only two companies selected to advance into Stage Two. Congratulations!
LUCID in Design Fabrication Zone
We're so happy to announce that LUCID is now co-zoning with the Design Fabrication Zone. It is so great to see our teams from the Transmedia Zone expand across different zones to build upon their creative innovation. Congratulations to LUCID!
The GIST Hosts Live Viewing Party
The GIST hosted a live viewing party in Ottawa! The GIST united their community to watch the Ottawa Senators take on the New York Islanders at the Canadian Tire Centre. 

Past Events

International Women's Day

The Transmedia Zone, in collaboration with the Ryerson Cricket Club, the Centre for Women and Trans People, the Ryerson Afghan Student Association, and the Ryerson Run Club hosted The Secret Marathon 3K at Ryerson for the first time ever to celebrate International Women's Day. Learn more here

Game Jam 

The Transmedia Zone, in collaboration with the Toronto Public Library, hosted a day with design experts and game developers to introduce our participants to the world of game development and design. 

Our Community


Meet our amazing roster of tech-advisors. Each are experts in their respective areas of digital media and storytelling, guiding our members at the Transmedia Zone. 

Highlights from
Rough Draft

"I had not known the intended outcome for the project before going in, but still found myself pondering my place in time and history as the creators hoped for." - Marla Ellis

Article by Marla Ellis, Ryerson New Media Student. 

Ryerson New Media Student, Marla Ellis reviews a piece about Biidaabaan: First Light, Lisa Jackson's VR rendition of the Toronto/Tkaronto of tomorrow reclaimed by nature and Indigenous culture. Read more here 

Upcoming Events


April 1: Applications Open
April 11: Digital Showcase
April 14: Applications Close

May 23: All Star Showcase

Industry Trends & News


School boards across Canada to ban cellphones

School boards across Canada are contemplating a ban on smartphones in class, but Transmedia Zone's Ramona Pringle says, tech-savvy students will always find a workaround. Listen here.

#Trashtag, an eco-friendly trend

The #Trashtag challenge is a new trend on the internet where participants take before and after pictures of littered infested areas and then tag the next person to do the same. Read more about this trend here.



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User Testing Tool: Screen Flow
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