CEIE x Play4Tomorrow

Train, work, and create social change using technology, gaming and design. Work along side some of the most decorated thought-leaders in North America. Accepting students of all technical skill levels, beginner to expert. 

We have extended our deadline to apply.
The new deadline is Sunday April 25 at 11:59PM or until all the spots are filled! 
We will be evaluating applications on a rolling basis, the sooner you apply the better your chances.


Earn up to $5,000 working on a social impact project with some of the most decorated thought-leaders in North America.

2 Terms

Learn and apply game design, design thinking, story telling, social impact, software based prototyping tools, and high-growth engineering.

25 Spots

The program is open to all full-time graduate and undergraduate Ryerson students. No experience required.
Space is limited to 25 students.
XP Level Acquired: 

Learn the fundamentals to creating social impact through game design. Bi-weekly group bootcamps are scheduled around your class schedule.

12 x 1 hour bootcamps
4 x game based projects created
1 x game prototype created

XP Level Acquired: 

Get assigned to work on a social impact project. Each fellow will be partnered with a not-for-profit or social venture and will work with one of the most decorated thought-leaders in North America.

20 hours a week, $25 an hour
Up to $5,000 in earnings
Access to up $300 in digital tools and resources
At least one major project complete

XP Level Acquired: 

Reach out to the community by sharing your innovations and new projects with the local community. Work with other fellows to complete one last community based social impact project.


Deadline to apply
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We want to learn about the top 10 people in categories such as: tech startups, game development, social impact, women in STEM, etc.

Create and submit a prototype of a game that is both fun and educational that will teach us about the origin stories of the top people in the category of your choice (does not need to be from the list above).

Submit a url to access your game, and be sure to include instructions.

A URL can link to a website, google drive with document(s), collection of images, google slides, etc.

Hint: Be creative and be yourself! It's okay if this is your first game! Use the skills you already have or learn something you can apply quickly.



Can I take classes and do this program at the same time? 

Yes! The sessions are hosted around your class schedules and the internship will be part-time hours.

Can I apply to this program if I am a part-time student? 

Unfortunately, you need to be a full-time student to apply.

I don't have any game design experience, can I still apply? 

Of course! No experience required! If you care about social impact and have a creative mindset, this is for you.

What kind of projects will I be working on?

Topics range from climate change to mental health. Click here to see some of our past projects. All projects are focused on positive youth development.

How will my application be evaluated?

Our review committee will be looking at creativity, originality, resourcefulness, and of course how fun and educational your game is! 

I can't participate this cohort, will this be run next year? 

We plan to run the CEIE x Play4Tomorrow Fellowship 2-3 times a year. Email us at and we'll notify you about the next cohort.

I'm graduating in the summer, can I still apply? 

Unfortunately you need to be returning to Ryerson in the Fall term to participate in the program.

I can't code? Is this program for me? 

Yes 100%! This program is not technical. We will not be coding or building games on game engines (unless you'd like to challenge yourself to).

Contact Us
Tabitha Grant
Manager, Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Ryerson University