We're in a period of disruption.


Every convention is being challenged by innovation. Studying digital media means more than learning how to code or designing a user interface, it’s about understanding how to rapidly pivot and leverage emerging technology to improve our way of life. 


For the past year,

students have worked on unique, major research projects, ranging from 3D models of Egyptian relics to applications for visual based learners. The students that comprise MDM 4.0 are a blend of interactive storytellers, policy wonks, tech-savvy entrepreneurs, visual effects artists and everything in between, who bring unique perspectives to the digital media industry.



AUGUST 23, 2017

Digital Media 4.0 Showcase

Ryerson Image Centre

33 Gould Street


4:00 PM - 7:00 PM



We are excited to announce that we are also hosting a panel discussion on the future of Digital Media during the Showcase.

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM



Gregory Levey

Figure 1

Dr. Gregory Levey is an associate professor in the School of Professional Communication. He is also the CEO of Figure 1, a digital health startup that has raised over twenty million dollars from such investors as Samsung and Union Square Ventures--and that is consistently listed as one of Canada's top emerging tech companies.


Maayan Ziv


Maayan Ziv is an activist, a photographer and an entrepreneur based in Toronto, Canada. Living with Muscular Dystrophy, Maayan is a passionate and relentless advocate for creating a more accessible world.In 2015, Maayan founded AccessNow, a crowdsourced app to map the accessibility status of locations worldwide. She is also the recipient of A Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for her photography and her work has been featured on television, in galleries and magazines.


Richard Lachman

Ryerson University

Dr. Richard Lachman directs Zone Learning for Ryerson University, Research Development for the Faculty of Communication and Design, and the Experiential Media Institute.  He is an Associate Professor, Digital Media in the RTA School of Media. His work has garnered a Gemini, CNMA and Webby Honouree awards and he has lead collaborative design exercises with UNICEF, TIFF, Penguin UK, Kobo, the CRTC, and others.