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And he couldn't dream of a better place to be doing it. "This building is phenomenal. It's wonderful for promoting and enhancing
research collaborations. It's a showcase for what Ryerson does
well-a real gem."

lagging behind-this is where we come in. We link fundamental
science with real-world applications."
Another major piece of equipment developed by Bellissimo and
Rousseau is called the Dynamic Gastric Model, a research tool that
simulates the different parts of the human digestive system-
mouth, stomach, intestines and all. The goal is to see how food
breaks down in the various portions of the gastro-intestinal track,
and to quantify which products of the digestion process have significant health benefits.
Now that he's set up in the CUI, Rousseau is looking forward to
working even more closely with Bellissimo and his team to improve
the health of Canadians. "We're working toward building a research
centre focused on nutrition and food science research," he says.

In another section of the CUI, Nick Reid is focused on water. As
the executive director of Ryerson Urban Water (RUW), he's interested in the urban water cycle, and how to keep it healthy for the
millions of city-dwellers who depend on it. He and his colleagues
investigate everything from the quality of the water we drink to
the technologies used for cleaning water and wastewater to storm
water management. "Our over-arching goal is to try to achieve a

Kruti Shukla, a postdoctoral fellow in chemistry and biology, works on
an experiment using electromagnetic fields to improve water quality.

Science students in the Science Discovery Zone, a hub for projects and
startups focused on evidence-based innovation.

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