Student Success At The 2017 Ryerson Social xChange

Posted on Sunday, February 12th, 2017

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Image of 4 people. Left to right: unidentified man, Monique Chan - 4th year Arts & Sciences student, Ryan Schott - 4th year Software Engineering student, and another unidentified man at the Ryerson Social xChange event.
Bruise Bar - 2nd place winners at the recent Ryerson Social xChange.

The School of Computer Science's Ryan Schott and his team came in 2nd place at the recent Ryerson Social xChange. The event brought together students from regional universities to develop solutions that would address broad social issues and have a lasting impact in Canada. 

Ryan, a 4th-year Software Engineering student shared the award with teammate Monique Chan, a 4th year Arts and Science student. The pair met in the Ideas Congress/Feeding 9 Billion classroom during the 2016 fall semester where they worked to develop solutions to address food waste. Their solution, known as Bruise Bar, looks at repurposing ugly fruit into smoothies and other products that would be available to students on campus. 

Ryan and Monique were awarded $1,000, as well as entrance to the Social Venture Zone at Ryerson to continue developing their solution.

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