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Ryerson’s new matchmaker

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By Jacob Dubé

A new online tool aims to help Ryerson students find peers with specific talents, skills and interests.

HR Box, short for Human Resources Box, is a web application designed to connect students to create multi-skilled teams to begin their own projects.

“Student projects’ main obstacles are either they don’t have the necessary tools or have the people they need,” said Ahmed Abdul, a director of the Ryerson Commerce Society (RCS).

“So we’re giving them a platform to find these resources. HR Box will be a tool that will stimulate innovation on campus and enhance collaboration.” The student initiative is a product of RCS and the Ryerson Communication Design Society.

The web application is set to launch at Ryerson in the upcoming months.

The not-for-profit platform plans to use minimal funding from student levies.

HR Box is still in its development stage, but the “project is coming along to be incredible [and] students are already starting to find teams through the service,” Abdul said.

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