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TOP HOLIDAY TECH BUYS FOR YOUR GADGET GEEK

Adrian Bulzacki is CEO of ARB Labs, a company incubating in the Ryerson University Digital Media Zone. Credit: © Mark Blinch, 2011.

As CEO of ARB Labs, an interactive digital video technology team at the Ryerson University Digital Media Zone (DMZ), Adrian Bulzacki is always on the forefront of the latest tech items on the market. He has put together the following list of the top buys of the moment, so you’ll know exactly what to get the gadget lover in your life this holiday season.

GoPro Hero 3: Black Edition
Camera geeks will love the GoPro Hero 3: Black Edition, the world’s most versatile camera. Photographers can take up to 30 photos per second in up to 60 metres (200 feet) of water with this Wi-Fi-enabled camera. It may be expensive ($399.99), but it’s worth the money if your camera aficionado loves adventure and travel photography. You can find the GoPro Hero 3: Black Edition at www.gopro.com.

Nexus 10
This new tablet device from Google features the world’s highest resolution displays, as well as the ability to edit photos and video chat. You can also share your Nexus 10 with others by allowing multiple users to have their own homescreen, wallpaper, apps and storage. You can buy the 16GB Nexus 10 for $409 at www.play.google.com.

Windows 8
Computer lovers will want to get their hands on Windows 8, the newest operating software from Microsoft. Windows 8 features real-time updates for your Facebook, Twitter and email accounts. You can also choose from thousands of Windows 8 apps to further customize your OS experience. Windows 8 is available for $69 at Future Shop.

Levitron Revolution
The Levitron Revolution is the newest, most high-tech way to display your treasures. The magnetized device levitates and rotates small objects up to 340 grams (12 ounces), allowing your guests to get a good look at your prized possessions. The Levitron Revolution is listed at $138.99 at www.amazon.ca.

Nike+ FuelBand
Fitness nuts will be excited to receive the new Nike+ FuelBand this holiday season. Wear the device around your wrist and watch it count the calories you burn as you move throughout your day. Set your daily fitness goal and the Nike+ FuelBand’s display light will change from red to green as you get closer to reaching it. You can also stay connected to your friends and keep each other motivated by syncing your Nike+ FuelBand to its corresponding mobile app. This device is available for $149 at a Nike store near you.

iComfort Eye and Temple Massager
The holidays can be stressful. Help the worrier in your life relax this holiday season with the iComfort Eye and Temple Massager, now available for $69.95 at Walmart. Simply place the mask over your head and sit back as its five-minute automatic eye massage erases any trace of a headache.

Wii U
Nintendo has come out with its newest Wii controller that can also be used on its own for a handheld gaming experience. Wii U (available for $349.99 at Best Buy) features touch screen technology including the ability to draw pictures, but you can still use it in conjunction with the original Wii controller when playing with others.

Sphero
Want to impress your friends at your next holiday party? Sphero is the world’s first robotic gaming ball that you control using the touch screen on your smartphone or tablet. Sphero can be driven, played with multiple gamers and used as a controller for on-screen games. The little guy is versatile yet durable — he’s even waterproof! He is available for $129.99 at Best Buy.

Digital Media Zone expert available for interviews:
Adrian Bulzacki
CEO of ARB Labs
Contact Lisa Pires (details below) to speak with Adrian 

ARB Labs Inc. specializes in enterprise-grade gesture recognition software. The company provides turnkey solutions through multiple product lines ranging from digital displays to gesture technology for the gaming, motion capture, security, industrial and healthcare industries. Adrian Bulzacki is the founder of ARB Labs Inc. He is a PhD student at Ryerson University specializing in multimedia systems with a particular focus on Predictive Gesture Recognition and Augmented Reality. Adrian’s field of expertise is in Computer Software and Hardware, including Mobile Electronics and Performance Computing. To learn more about ARB Labs, visit: http://digitalmediazone.ryerson.ca/team/arb-labs/.

Opened in April 2010, Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone is a multidisciplinary workspace for young entrepreneurs infused with the energy and resources of downtown Toronto. Set atop Yonge-Dundas Square, this hub of digital media innovation, collaboration and commercialization is home to both entrepreneurial startups and industry solution-providers. With access to overhead and business services, students and alumni can fast-track their product launches, stimulating Canada’s emerging digital economy through spending and job creation. Since its launch, the Digital Media Zone has incubated and accelerated 55 companies to launch more than 100 projects. Currently the Zone houses 254 innovators in 50 teams. For more information on the Zone, visit www.ryerson.ca/dmz.

Looking for more holiday tip sheets or experts? Visit: www.ryerson.ca/news/media/spotlight/holiday2012/index.html

MEDIA CONTACT:
Lisa Pires
Media relations assistant
Ryerson University
lisa.pires@ryerson.ca

DIGITAL MEDIA ZONE LAUNCHES THREE APPS TO RYERSON COMMUNITY

New free apps to help students voice ideas, improve sustainability, connect with employers

TORONTO, October 3, 2012 —- Ryerson students, faculty and staff have access to three new free online and mobile services this fall, all developed in the Digital Media Zone (DMZ), Ryerson University’s hub of digital media entrepreneurship and innovation. The products include community idea generator SoapBox from company HitSend, sustainability app Greengage and career opportunity matching system WhoPlusYou.

“The launching of these products and services Ryerson-wide is a tangible example of a win-win courtesy of the Digital Media Zone,” said Ryerson president Sheldon Levy. “The young entrepreneurs win because they get a top-notch experiential learning opportunity to develop and test their innovations in a real-world environment. Ryerson students win with access to cutting-edge technology helping them be more sustainable, find great jobs and make meaningful change on campus.”

“The DMZ was created so that young people would have a space to turn their digital media ideas into reality,” said Valerie Fox, executive director of the Digital Media Zone. We are very proud of HitSend, Greengage and WhoPlusYou for successfully launching their services to the Ryerson community. What better way for all of our new and returning students to get introduced to the DMZ and learn the benefits we can provide to every Ryerson student?”

The new online and mobile services include:

SoapBox: An app created by DMZ-supported company HitSend, SoapBox allows a community to suggest and prioritize ideas, and then send them directly to key decision makers. Executives spend less time figuring out what their community wants so they have more time to actually make change. SoapBox, which has also partnered with Indigo, The Walrus and Vitamin Water, is now available to the entire Ryerson community. The app previously ran a one-year pilot at Ryerson’s library services department and experienced tremendous success. For instance, one student’s suggestion to extend library operating hours gained enough support that the library is now open longer throughout the week. Ryerson students can access SoapBox by clicking on the SoapBox tab on their https://my.ryerson.ca account dashboard. They can suggest improvements to the school and agree or disagree with their peers’ ideas. University officials will receive a prioritized list of ideas, so they can start with the most important ones and work their way down the list. Students can watch their ideas pass through various stages, including “In Consideration,” “Accepted”, “In Progress” and finally “Completed”.

Greengage: Greengage Mobile is a mobile app that helps organizations such as universities and companies educate, create awareness and foster participation in sustainability initiatives while allowing management to track sustainability goals in a streamlined fashion. This fall, Greengage will begin awarding Ryerson staff and students “Greengage points” as they use the app to find tips on how to be more sustainable around campus. The Greengage app includes
everything from where to go to get back to nature, to where to get deals on local beer, to how to get involved with Ryerson’s renewable energy initiatives. Users will be entered to win prizes as their Greengage points build up throughout the year. The Ryerson community can download the Greengage app using their Ryerson email address at https://www.greengagemobile.com.

WhoPlusYou: Allows users to share any combination of academic, professional and volunteer experience with employers. The new digital service uses sophisticated personal profiling tools that create matches between users and relevant job market opportunities. Its web engine gathers, analyzes and filters current job information from the Globe 1350 and the Forbes 2000 to send users job postings that are specifically related to their academic, work and volunteer experience. During its beta release, WhoPlusYou garnered more than 5,000 users and more than 2,000 top North American employers. The app is now available to Ryerson students, who can build a digital portfolio and get connected with jobs that are relevant to their qualifications and experience. Students can visit http://www.ryerson.ca/wpy to create their WhoPlusYou profile.

Opened in April 2010, Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone is a multidisciplinary workspace for young entrepreneurs infused with the energy and resources of downtown Toronto. Set atop Yonge-Dundas Square, this hub of digital media innovation, collaboration and commercialization is home to both entrepreneurial startups and industry solution-providers. With access to overhead and business services, students and alumni can fast-track their product launches, stimulating Canada’s emerging digital economy through spending and job creation. Since its launch, the Digital Media Zone has incubated and accelerated 54 companies to launch more than 98 projects. Currently the Zone houses 237 innovators in 50 teams. For more information on the Zone, visit http://www.ryerson.ca/dmz.

Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education and a university clearly on the move. With a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community, Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 28,000 students, including 2,300 master’s and PhD students, nearly 2,700 faculty and staff, and more than 140,000 alumni worldwide. Research at Ryerson is on a trajectory of success and growth: externally funded research has doubled in the past four years. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada’s leading provider of university-based adult education. For more information, visit http://www.ryerson.ca.

RYERSON PROFESSOR RECOGNIZED BY MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW’S TR35 LISTING OF THE WORLD’S TOP YOUNG INNOVATORS FOR 2012

Hossein Rahnama honoured for his research and development in context-aware computing and ambient intelligence

Hossein Rahnama, research and innovation director, Digital Media Zone

TORONTO, August 21, 2012 —- Ryerson University today announced that Dr. Hossein Rahnama has been recognized as part of MIT’s Technology Review magazine’s 2012 list of the world’s top innovators under the age of 35. He is honoured for his groundbreaking work in context-aware and cloud computing platforms that can provide relevant information to mobile users while giving them full control on their privacy. Rahnama was selected as a member of the 2012 TR35 by a panel of expert judges and the editorial staff of Technology Review, who evaluated more than 250 nominations from around the world.

The TR35 recognizes the world’s greatest young innovators, spanning biotechnology, computer and electronics hardware and software, energy, the Web, and nanotechnology, among other emerging fields. Past winners of the award have included Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, creator of Twitter. All of the TR35 winners for 2012 will be featured the September/October issue of Technology Review and online at www.technologyreview.com/tr35/.

“We are extremely proud of Hossein’s well-deserved recognition by MIT’s Technology Review. This is a great example of an innovative entrepreneur who applies his academic research not only to teaching and helping students, but also in pursuit of economic opportunities,” said Sheldon Levy, president of Ryerson University. “One of our goals as a university is to create an environment where our graduates can stay in Toronto and compete in the global economy. Hossein’s success demonstrates that by connecting our best, brightest and most passionate innovators to each other and to business, we can create an environment of unparalleled experiential learning and world-leading innovation.”

Whereas now we search for information on the Internet, Flybits technology creates geographical areas that intelligently understand the user’s location, context, needs and preferences then proactively provides helpful information exactly when the user requires it. For example, Flybits can create a zone at an airport. Once travelers enter that area, their smartphones recognize their location, context and intentions and deliver real-time, personalized information they need—be it about parking, flight times, gate directions, or nearby dining options. The Flybits app, being context aware, can easily shift to become a shopping concierge when the same user visits a mall and a transit assistant as they enter a train or subway station.

“I’m very honoured to be recognized among my distinguished peers as part of the TR35,” said Dr. Hossein Rahnama. “Flybits technology is changing how people use their mobile devices and helping them to address the issue of information overload by understanding their surrounding context and respecting their privacy. I am proud that this redefinition of innovation is emerging from Ryerson in Ontario.”

The patent-protected Flybits engine works to understand the user’s intentions and adapts accordingly using artificial intelligence techniques. Under this framework, every single building in the world can become an intelligent application store, delivering ubiquitous relevance to each user. Personal information is always kept confidential and privacy is respected. Flybits adheres to the principles and guidelines of Privacy by Design, a globally recognized Ontario program that puts privacy first.

“This year’s TR35 recipients are applying technology to some of our generation’s greatest challenges, and innovating to improve the way we live and work,” said Jason Pontin, editor-in-chief and publisher of Technology Review.  “We look forward to watching these young technology leaders grow and advance over the coming years.”

Rahnama is a Ryerson professor in the RTA School of Media in the Faculty of Communication & Design as well as the Director of Research and Innovation in the Digital Media Zone (DMZ), Ryerson’s hub of digital media entrepreneurship and innovation. He is also the founder and CEO of Flybits, a Ryerson/MaRS Innovation software company. Rahnama’s work has received extensive support from prominent industry partners such as Cisco Systems and Apple Canada Inc. as well as government entities including the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation.  In February 2012, Flybits was selected by the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation as a promising company in Ontario to present at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Additionally Wavefront and the UK Trade and Investment are enabling Flybits to enter Asia and the United Kingdom, respectively.

Additional information about past and present TR35 winners and judges is available at www.technologyreview.com/tr35/.  For more information about EmTech MIT 2012 please visit: www.technologyreview.com/EmTech

About Technology Review, Inc.

Technology Review is leading the global conversation about technologies that matter. An independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), more than 4.5 million business leaders, innovators, thought leaders and early adopters around the globe read our publications, in five languages and on a variety of digital and print platforms. We publish Technology Review magazine, the world’s longest-running and most respected  technology magazine (established 1899); daily news, analysis, opinion, and video; and Business Reports, which explains how new technologies are transforming companies, disrupting markets, or creating entirely new industries. Technology Review also produces live events such as the annual EmTech MIT and international EmTech conferences, Technology Summits and Salons. The publication’s entrepreneurial community organization, the MIT Enterprise Forum, hosts events around the world.

About Flybits

Flybits was founded by Dr. Hossein Rahnama, a researcher, educator and entrepreneur, to commercialize a cloud-based platform for creating applications that deliver the ultimate mobile user experience.  The company’s technology engine, FARE (Flybits Activity Recognition Engine) enables enterprises to benefit from ubiquitous relevance: customers, employees, suppliers—everyone receives exactly the information they want or need exactly when they want or need it.  A personal Flybits application for crowdsourcing Ubiquitous Relevance will be launched in the fall of 2012. Flybits is a spin-off of Ryerson University, supported by the Digital Media Zone with the participation of MaRS Innovation. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, with a location in the United Kingdom. For further information on Flybits, visit www.flybits.com.

About the Digital Media Zone

Opened in April 2010, Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone is a multidisciplinary workspace for young entrepreneurs infused with the energy and resources of downtown Toronto. Set atop Yonge-Dundas Square, this hub of digital media innovation, collaboration and commercialization is home to both entrepreneurial startups and industry solution-providers.

About the Faculty of Communication & Design

Canada’s premier school of broadcasting & media production, the Ryerson University Faculty of Communication & Design combines content creation for multiple platforms with media theory and business studies to create media leaders of the future.

Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education and a university clearly on the move. With a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community, Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 28,000 students, including 2,300 master’s and PhD students, nearly 2,700 faculty and staff, and more than 140,000 alumni worldwide. Research at Ryerson is on a trajectory of success and growth: externally funded research has doubled in the past four years. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada’s leading provider of university-based adult education. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca.

MEDIA CONTACTS

For Ryerson University:

Lauren Schneider
Media Relations Officer
Digital Media Zone
416-979-5000 x 2997
lauren.schneider@ryerson.ca

For Technology Review:

Cheryl Delgreco
Media Strategies
617-723-4004
cdelgreco@msipr.com

RYERSON’S DIGITAL MEDIA ZONE WELCOMES ITS FIRST-EVER INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS

Seven teams of visiting entrepreneurs from India learn, connect and grow their digital businesses alongside Canadian entrepreneurs in the DMZ’s unique environment

Top left to right: Avnish Gaur, Sharanya Haridas, Ankur Khera. Bottom Left to right: Alok Nikhil Jha, Siddharth Kumar Thakur, Celestine Preetham

TORONTO, July 11, 2012 —- This summer Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) welcomes its first international fellows into its downtown Toronto hub. The Indian fellows, nine individual entrepreneurs in seven teams, have been selected for four-month terms in Toronto. They join the DMZ from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), and the Indian School of Business (ISB Hyderabad).

During their tenure at the DMZ, the entrepreneurs will focus on developing forward-thinking and innovative digital products and services for launch in India while learning with and alongside the DMZ’s other 39 teams. Although this is a first for the DMZ, Ryerson has an extensive history of international collaboration with more than 100 partner institutions in over 30 countries.

Ryerson University President Sheldon Levy announced the fellowship program with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry during a speech at the IIT Delhi in August 2011. “I have always believed that great things come from innovation and the sharing of ideas. These fellowships are a wonderful opportunity to bring some of the best, brightest and most entrepreneurial students from India together with Canadian entrepreneurs and innovators to learn, to innovate and to explore new digital business opportunities together.”

Wendy Cukier, vice president research and innovation at Ryerson, agrees, “Ryerson is attracting some of the world’s leading international academic partners, in part, because of our growing reputation in experiential learning, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our international collaborations are mutually beneficial and provide learning opportunities for faculty and students in advancing research which has real impact.”

The Indian fellows include:

  • Sharanya Haridas, founder of That’s so Gloss, India’s first web’zine and   community exclusively for and by young women aged 13 to 25
  • Celestine Preetham, founder of TravelNet, a mobile app and Internet-based service that aims to reduce traffic congestion and increase the use of public transport and ridesharing in India
  • Siddharth Kumar Thakur, founder of ScanBox, an online study tool helping students to electronically convert their paper-based notes and assignments
  • Visweswaran Gowrisankaran, co-founder of My IndiEye, a mobile GPS video tour company that helps tourists get the most out of their travel experiences in India
  • Abhishek Gupta & Saurabh Kumar, co-founders of Zumbl, a chat-based portal enabling strangers to interact, engage and converse with one another without revealing their identities
  • Alok Nikhil Jha & Ankur Khera co-founders of Ticket Zone, an online ticketing portal where users can buy, sell and gift tickets and passes for movies and public events in India
  • Avnish Gaur co-founder of AskMePrice, an online price search engine that allows consumers to compare prices instantly for a variety of everyday products for sale in India

Sharanya Haridas, DMZ fellow and founder of That’s so Gloss, stated: “It can be daunting to create an online voice for young women in India, especially because this sort of thing has never been attempted before. The culture of the Digital Media Zone has been wonderful. I’ve received so much assistance and support not only from my new mentors, but also from the other teams of Ryerson entrepreneurs. I feel as if the sky’s the limit for me and my company!”

“Technological innovation knows no borders,” said Valerie Fox, executive director of the Digital Media Zone. “IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, ISB Hyderabad and the Digital Media Zone have much in common: exceptional ideas and driven entrepreneurs. We’re pleased to host our first international fellows, expanding the DMZ’s scope and reach while learning from one another.”

Ryerson’s strategic international partnerships continue to develop along with Ryerson’s reputation. In the coming months, additional visiting international entrepreneurs from China and Israel will join the DMZ. Increasingly, Ryerson faculty members and students are engaged in a broad range of activities in all corners of the world.

Opened in April 2010, Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone is a multidisciplinary workspace for young entrepreneurs infused with the energy and resources of downtown Toronto. Set atop Yonge-Dundas Square, this hub of digital media innovation, collaboration and commercialization is home to both entrepreneurial startups and industry solution-providers. With access to overhead and business services, students and alumni can fast-track their product launches, stimulating Canada’s emerging digital economy through spending and job creation. Since its launch, the Digital Media Zone has incubated and accelerated 47 companies to launch more than 90 projects. Currently the Zone houses 207 innovators in 46 teams. For more information on the Zone, visit www.ryerson.ca/dmz.

Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education and a university clearly on the move. With a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community, Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 28,000 students, including 2,300 master’s and PhD students, nearly 2,700 faculty and staff, and more than 140,000 alumni worldwide. Research at Ryerson is on a trajectory of success and growth: externally funded research has doubled in the past four years. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada’s leading provider of university-based adult education. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  
Lauren Schneider
Media Relations Officer
Digital Media Zone, Ryerson University
416-979-5000 x 2997
lauren.schneider@ryerson.ca

CDMN MOVES 5TH ANNUAL CANADA 3.0 DIGITAL MEDIA FORUM TO TORONTO FOR 2013

Canada 3.0 co-locates with GRAND 2013 and deploys SoapBox, a Ryerson DMZ-incubated crowdsourcing platform, to gather input into fifth annual event

Save the date: May 14-16, 2013 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Kitchener, ON and Toronto, ON – July 4, 2012 – The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) today announced that its annual digital media forum, CDMN Canada 3.0, will be held next year in Toronto for the first time in the conference’s five-year history. Having outgrown the Stratford, Ontario venue that’s traditionally housed the conference, Canada’s digital media forum will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, May 14-16, 2013. The MTCC, situated in the core of downtown Toronto, can accommodate the growing conference, support a variety of conference configurations, and is easily accessible by both land and air for both domestic and international attendees. A Toronto venue will enable closer ties with the GRAND 2013 conference which will further increase industry-university networking at Canada 3.0.

“Staging CDMN Canada 3.0 2013 in downtown Toronto will provide greater capacity for attendees and will put us at the heart of Canada’s largest city where there is a concentration of ‘digital natives’ who want to join the conversation and influence the future of digital media in Canada,” said Kevin Tuer, CDMN Managing Director.

The CDMN, which has been ramping up its online engagement with industry, government and academia from across Canada and the world through its websites and social media accounts, wants prospective attendees, speakers, partners and sponsors to play an active role in shaping CDMN Canada 3.0 2013. Today is the official launch of the Canada 3.0 2013 SoapBox, the deployment of a crowdsourcing application that links into the Canada30Forum Facebook Page and can be accessed at http://ideas.canada30.ca. Created by HitSend, a startup incubated at CDMN node Ryerson Digital Media Zone, the SoapBox platform allows users to offer, gather and share ideas, which can be voted on by other users using a simple click of a thumbs up or thumbs down icon. If the idea resonates within the group, it is then forwarded to the decision makers at CDMN who can implement user ideas. CDMN is then able to respond, pushing a message back out to the community that submitted the original thought.

“HitSend has already partnered with Indigo Books & Music, The Walrus Magazine, Vitaminwater Canada and Ryerson University to help these organizations listen to their communities and implement positive change,” said Valerie Fox, Executive Director, Ryerson Digital Media Zone. “This inspiring team from the DMZ is an example of Canadian digital media innovation. It’s very fitting that its SoapBox tool will now be gathering the voice of the country in regards to this year’s Canada 3.0 event.”

Brennan McEachran, Co-Founder of HitSend adds, “The attendees of the Canada 3.0 forum include some of the greatest minds in Canadian digital media and this year, our SoapBox platform will be used to propel their ideas into tangible action. We are very excited to see our tool as the frontrunner for Canadian innovation.”

Have an idea that could help to make Canada 3.0 2013 the best year yet? Get on the Canada 3.0 SoapBox and share it!

CDMN Canada 3.0 began in 2009 as a forum to discuss the state of digital media in Canada and what opportunities exist. Since then, the forum has grown to bring together 2,000 and more industry, academia, government and other influencers to set concrete actions in place to influence government policy and stimulate adoption and growth of digital media across all sectors nationally. In years past, the event has attracted some 2,000 attendees and the location change to Toronto will only serve to broaden the potential audience for the conference.

“We’re grateful to the City of Stratford for having served as host city for the forum for the past four years, and congratulate Stratford on being named one of the Top 7 Intelligent Cities in the world,” said Tuer. “The city has been instrumental in the development of Canada 3.0 and there will be a continued CDMN presence in Stratford through future events and initiatives.”

Organizers and attendees at CDMN Canada 3.0 2013 will work together to evolve the action plan for how Canada achieves the Moonshot goal set in 2010, “anyone can do anything online in Canada by 2017.” Through a variety of session formats, participants will continue to explore and expand upon the five key issues and opportunities (connectivity, productivity, content, access to capital, and talent) that served as the focus of the 2012 conference, the Canada 3.0 National Tour, and were addressed in the CDMN Canada 3.0 2012 Report, which is available for download from the CDMN Canada 3.0 website.

“This is an exciting opportunity to exchange ideas and increase connections between faculty and students, who are actively engaged in digital media research across Canada, and their counterparts in government and industry,” explained Dr. Kellogg Booth, Scientific Director, GRAND-NCE. “ We look forward to working closely with the CDMN to build on their past success in creating a national forum for digital media.”

Registration details, sponsorship opportunities and program information will be announced at a later date. Watch www.canada30.ca, follow @can3_0 and @cdmn on Twitter, like the Canada30Forum page on Facebook and join the LinkedIn Canada30Forum Group for updates.

About CDMN Canada 3.0 2013

CDMN Canada 3.0 2013 is the nation’s premier digital media forum, now in its fifth year. The conference is organized by the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN), a national network of incubators and accelerators that work to ensure Canada’s tech startups and entrepreneurs get connected to the resources, programs, funding and expertise they need to be successful. The CDMN focuses on advancing Canada’s position in the global digital economy, encourages job creation and increases global competitiveness by linking Canada’s leading digital media centres with industry, government and academia. For more information, visit http://www.cdmn.ca and http://www.canada30.ca

Media Contact
Jessica Mott, PR Specialist, CDMN Canada 3.0 2013, jessica.mott@cdmn.ca, (289) 684-1756.

About GRAND

GRAND-NCE is a Network of Centres of Excellence that addresses complex issues in digital media and transforms multidisciplinary research into user-centred solutions. GRAND explores the use and application of digital media in a variety of settings including entertainment, healthcare, education, environmental sustainability and public policy. Through technology solutions, training the next generation of talent and encouraging a robust policy environment, GRAND-NCE plays a pivotal role in supporting Canada’s National Digital Economy Strategy.

Media contact
Grace Battiston, Director of Communications, GRAND-NCE, grace_battiston@grand-nce.ca, (778) 370-1013.

FIRMEX SUPPORTS ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH RYERSON UNIVERSITY’S DIGITAL MEDIA ZONE

Toronto, 19 June, 2012 – Virtual data room provider Firmex is helping to cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs by partnering with Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) in Toronto. Firmex will provide virtual data rooms to the DMZ’s community of startup companies to store and share confidential files online. With the addition of these virtual data rooms, DMZ entrepreneurs can more efficiently and transparently handle sensitive documents, facilitating a number of business transactions ranging from raising capital to investor reporting.

“We are very pleased to offer this powerful software tool to our DMZ entrepreneurs,” said Valerie Fox, Executive Director of Ryerson Digital Media Zone. “Secure file sharing is an integral element for any startup company, and the addition of Firmex’s virtual data rooms will contribute to our teams’ success.”

Firmex, a software company also based in Toronto, is a cloud-based provider of secure document sharing services. Virtual data rooms differ from other cloud-based document sharing services by providing stringent document-level security, such as encryption and digital rights management. Virtual data rooms are well-suited for processes that need to share large amounts of confidential documents, in a limited timeframe, with individuals that sit outside the corporate firewall, including M&A deals, financial audits, fundraising and investor reporting.

“We are extremely proud to be working with the Digital Media Zone and supporting the next wave of entrepreneurial talent,” remarked Joel Lessem, CEO of Firmex. “Our virtual data rooms help facilitate thousands of corporate transactions every year, so the startups in the DMZ are getting exposure to the most up-to-date and relevant business tools available.”

In addition to providing virtual data rooms to the DMZ, Firmex is also actively engaged with the DMZ community. Last week Joel Lessem was a key-note speaker at the DMZ’s monthly CEO Society event, hosted by StartMeUp, a student-run business development organization. Drawing upon his own experiences as CEO of Firmex, Joel shared his knowledge on building a successful software company and raising capital with the DMZ’s young entrepreneurs.

About the DMZ:
Launched in April 2010, Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone is a multidisciplinary workspace for young entrepreneurs infused with the energy and resources of downtown Toronto. Set atop Yonge-Dundas Square, this hub of digital media innovation, collaboration and commercialization is home to both entrepreneurial startups and industry solution-providers. With access to overhead and business services, students and alumni can fast-track their product launches, stimulating Canada’s emerging digital economy through spending and job creation. Since its launch, the Digital Media Zone has incubated and accelerated 45 companies to launch more than 88 projects. Currently the Zone houses 184 innovators in 45 teams. For more information on the Zone, visit www.ryerson.ca/dmz.

 About Firmex:
Intuitive, affordable, pervasive – thousands of companies choose Firmex Virtual Data Room (VDR) solutions to securely share their highly confidential documents. Leaders in corporate and financial transactions, M&A, compliance, litigation, and procurement value Firmex’s ease of use and outstanding support to profitably accelerate their online document sharing and collaboration projects. To learn more about Firmex, visit www.firmex.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Digital Media Zone
Lauren Schneider
Media Relations Officer
Ryerson University
416-979-5000 x 2997
lauren.schneider@ryerson.ca

Firmex
Debbie Stephenson
Marketing Associate
Firmex
416-840-4241 x242
debbie.stephenson@firmex.com

RYERSON’S DIGITAL MEDIA ZONE WELCOMES FOUR INNOVATIVE NEW COMPANIES

Komodo, KytePhone, Electric Courage and Virtual Next are the newest recruits into the DMZ’s collaborative downtown hub

TORONTO, June 11, 2012 — Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) welcomes four new companies into its downtown hub. The ventures include a maker of inclusive technologies for people with disabilities (Komodo OpenLab), an app transforming smartphones into child-friendly devices (Kytephone), a mobile app to locate and connect with others in evening hotspots (Electric Courage) and an electronic gift card provider (Virtual Next). These ventures join 41 other teams currently operating out of Ryerson University’s interdisciplinary workspace for digital thought leadership.

“I’m pleased to welcome Komodo, Kytephone, Electric Courage, and Virtual Next into the DMZ,” said Valerie Fox, Digital Media Zone Executive Director. “The addition of these forward-thinking businesses contributes to our mission to build Canada’s future as a global hub of innovation and economic development.”

Komodo OpenLab develops open and inclusive technologies that facilitate the daily lives of people with disabilities. Co-founded by Ryerson MBA graduate Mauricio Meza, the company enhances the accessibility of mainstream technologies by leveraging the wisdom of users and their communities through the use of open-source technologies and open standards. Komodo’s first product, Tecla, is a set of open software and hardware tools that facilitate access to mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, for those who are unable to manipulate them due to disease or disability. Tecla users can control their devices using the highly customized interfaces with which they already familiar, such as their wheelchair driving controls or adapted switches. Unlike other assistive products and services, Tecla enables access to off-the-shelf products, including iPhone, iPad and Android devices, promoting the more sustainable development of inclusive, rather than segregated products and services for this segment of the population.

The first and only product of its kind, Kytephone is a free app that transforms any Android smartphone into a child-friendly device. Once installed, Kytephone safeguards a child’s mobile experience by allowing parents to control all aspects of that phone’s use, including who the child may call and what apps they have access to. Via an intuitive online dashboard parents can manage the phone’s activity, including monitoring who was called and how long apps were used. Parents can also view the phone’s location in real time. Once activated, the Kytephone interface cannot be removed without parental intervention, even after rebooting the phone. It is available for free download and will run on Android 2.2 or above. Kytephone was conceived by Renat Gataullin, a recent graduate from the YCombinator incubator program, considered the world’s most prestigious program for budding digital entrepreneurs.

Electric Courage is a mobile application that can make the difference between an average night out and a night to be remembered. The social app provides tools to help plan where to spend an evening on the town in Toronto by searching nearby spots and making suggestions based on user preferences, venue popularity, entrance waiting times and daily specials. Once inside a venue, Electric Courage also provides options for messages and live chatting to connect with others in the same location. Available for iPhone, Blackberry and Android, the app also keeps users in the loop on upcoming events at their favourite venues. Electric Courage was conceived by a team that participated in The Next 36 entrepreneurial training program and has recently partnered with a major liquor brand to co-promote its recent product launch.

Virtual Next is an innovative electronic gift card processing company that helps customer-facing businesses sell digital gift cards. With Virtual Next’s instant and convenient e-gift cards, businesses can leverage the power of the Internet and social media while cutting down on the time and resources required to sell, handle and ship physical gift cards. Instead, customers receive a personalized image of a gift card delivered electronically via e-mail, mobile phone, or Facebook. They can then choose to print out, present the e-gift card using a smartphone or redeem online at the store level. Virtual Next also provides businesses with detailed analytic tools helping them to determine conversion rates, sales patterns, and popular e-gift card designs, to better track sales patters and usage. Virtual Next’s current clients include spas, restaurants, hotels and retailers. Company co-founder Andy Lai graduated from Ryerson University’s Internet Technologies Management program in 2007.

Visit www.ryerson.ca/dmz to learn more about these four new teams and the DMZ’s other dynamic entrepreneurs.

Opened in April 2010, Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone is a multidisciplinary workspace for young entrepreneurs infused with the energy and resources of downtown Toronto. Set atop Yonge-Dundas Square, this hub of digital media innovation, collaboration and commercialization is home to both entrepreneurial startups and industry solution-providers. With access to overhead and business services, students and alumni can fast-track their product launches, stimulating Canada’s emerging digital economy through spending and job creation. Since its launch, the Digital Media Zone has incubated and accelerated 45 companies to launch more than 88 projects. Currently the Zone houses 184 innovators in 45 teams. For more information on the Zone, visit www.ryerson.ca/dmz.

Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education and a university clearly on the move. With a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community, Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 28,000 students, including 2,300 master’s and PhD students, nearly 2,700 faculty and staff, and more than 140,000 alumni worldwide. Research at Ryerson is on a trajectory of success and growth: externally funded research has doubled in the past four years. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada’s leading provider of university-based adult education. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Lauren Schneider
Media Relations Officer
Digital Media Zone
Ryerson University
416-979-5000 x 2997
lauren.schneider@ryerson.ca

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RYERSON’S DIGITAL MEDIA ZONE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR VALERIE FOX WINS SARA KIRKE AWARD AS PART OF THE 27TH ANNUAL CATAALLIANCE INNOVATION AWARDS

Award honours women entrepreneurs and innovators in Canada’s technology sector

TORONTO, June 5, 2012 — On the evening of Wednesday, May 30th, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) announced the winners of its 27th Annual Innovation Awards. The prestigious Canadian Women in Technology (CanWIT) Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation was awarded to Valerie Fox, Executive Director of the Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ). The annual award is presented to a Canadian woman who has shown the most outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership significantly expanding the frontiers of Canada’s advanced technology industry.

“It is my great honour to accept this award on behalf of trailblazers in entrepreneurship and innovation across Canada,” said Fox. “Events such as these reinforce the impressive contribution our country has made in the field of technology. At the Digital Media Zone we’re currently preparing the next generation of entrepreneurs to grow Canada’s digital innovation economy.”

The Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is presented to a Canadian woman who has demonstrated consistent innovation and leadership skills, resulting in the creation and international acceptance of significant world-class products and/or services.The award is named after a North America’s first and foremost woman entrepreneur. Sara Kirke arrived in Newfoundland in 1638 with her husband David Kirke, who was soon recalled to England. Sara, however, continued in Canada managing the family’s business affairs at their plantation, and eventually became one of the most successful merchants on the English Shore.

Executive Director of the Digital Media Zone, Valerie Fox has over 25 years of tech experience in both academia and industry sectors. Her roles ranged from business development, to creative direction and user experience. Fox’s experience in facilitating organizational change, coaching, project management, innovation, communication strategy, user experience and creativity was the perfect fit for her initial role at Ryerson University: facilitating student engagement. Before joining Ryerson University, Valerie Fox was the National Practice Lead of User Experience Design for IBM Canada, and the Creative Director for the Official Sydney Olympics website. Fox is a professional coach and an inventor herself, holding multiple patents.

“Women’s participation and leadership in the technology sector is vastly under-represented. Each year CanWIT seeks out a female tech leader who helps advance entrepreneurship and who exemplifies leadership in innovation. With a long career in technology and now leading a top-notch incubation centre for entrepreneurs, Valerie is a role model for young women who aspire to careers in tech,” says Joanne Stanley, Executive Director and Founder of Canadian Women in Technology. Role models and mentorship are key to the advancement and retention of women in the technology workforce.”

Canadian Women in Technology (www.canwit.ca) was founded in 2005 as a national community grassroots network for women to work together to advance their careers or succeed as entrepreneurs. With a network of over 200 working volunteers and 4000 participants, CanWIT provides programs and support in professional and leadership development as well as mentorship, networking and advocacy.

The largest high-tech association in Canada, CATAAlliance matches businesses with opportunities across almost every sector. Reaching out from Canada, CATAAlliance members are connected with investment and partnership opportunities with the major global companies. CATA is the foundation for commercialization, market research, networking, events, access to other associations, and professional development, across the nation. For over two decades, the CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala has been celebrating the best in Canadian advanced technology from coast to coast.

Opened in April 2010, Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone is a multidisciplinary workspace for young entrepreneurs infused with the energy and resources of downtown Toronto. Set atop Yonge-Dundas Square, this hub of digital media innovation, collaboration and commercialization is home to both entrepreneurial startups and industry solution-providers. With access to overhead and business services, students and alumni can fast-track their product launches, stimulating Canada’s emerging digital economy through spending and job creation. Since its launch, the Digital Media Zone has incubated and accelerated 45 companies to launch more than 88 projects. Currently the Zone houses 184 innovators in 45 teams. For more information on the Zone, visit www.ryerson.ca/dmz.

Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education and a university clearly on the move. With a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community, Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 28,000 students, including 2,300 master’s and PhD students, nearly 2,700 faculty and staff, and more than 140,000 alumni worldwide. Research at Ryerson is on a trajectory of success and growth: externally funded research has doubled in the past four years. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada’s leading provider of university-based adult education. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Lauren Schneider
Media Relations Officer
Digital Media Zone
Ryerson University
416-979-5000 x 2997
lauren.schneider@ryerson.ca

Emily Boucher
Director of Communications and Diversity
Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance
902-401-3671
eboucher@cata.ca

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416-979-5000 x 7134.

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES VISITS RYERSON UNIVERSITY

Prince Charles tweets about Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone

TORONTO, May 22, 2012 – His Royal Highness Prince Charles visited today with students, staff and alumni at Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone. The trip to the technology incubator at Yonge-Dundas Square was a scheduled stop on the Prince’s 2012 Royal Tour.

Premier Dalton McGuinty and Ryerson president and vice-chancellor Sheldon Levy escorted Prince Charles through the DMZ, where he greeted Ryerson staff and chatted with teams about their latest innovations and projects.

The Digital Media Zone teams Prince Charles met with included:

· Bionik Labs: a medical engineering research and development corporation with a focus on ground-breaking prosthetics and rehabilitation devices. Projects under development include brain-controlled prosthetics, a system for walking rehabilitation as well as a permanent solution for total lung replacement.

· 500px: the Prince of Wales scrolled through photos on its interface as the team described their website that enables users to browse photos, view photographer profiles, create favorites, and follow photographers.

· Greengage: promotes environmentally sustainability through employee engagement tools and interactive management systems.

· Flybits: a Canadian leader in context-aware computing that has developed Toronto’s GO Transit’s first official mobile application, GO Mobile, which was downloaded over 140,000 times in its first eight weeks.

After meeting with students, His Royal Highness posted a tweet with Ryerson University’s Twitter handle: “Engaging & impressive innovators @RyersonDMZ. Higher-ed is being taken to the next level #RoyalTour @ClarenceHouse http://pic.twitter.com/XvdA8Say.”

Digital Media Zone

Opened in April 2010, Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone is a multidisciplinary workspace for young entrepreneurs infused with the energy and resources of downtown Toronto. Set atop Yonge-Dundas Square, this hub of digital media innovation, collaboration and commercialization is home to both entrepreneurial startups and industry solution-providers. With access to overhead and business services, students and alumni can fast-track their product launches, stimulating Canada’s emerging digital economy through spending and job creation. Since its launch, the Digital Media Zone has incubated and accelerated 43 companies to initiate more than 79 projects. Currently the Zone houses 165 innovators in 38 teams. For more information on the Zone, visit www.ryerson.ca/dmz.

Ryerson University

Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education and a university clearly on the move. With a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community, Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 28,000 students, including 2,300 master’s and PhD students, nearly 2,700 faculty and staff, and 140,000 alumni worldwide. Research at Ryerson is on a trajectory of success and growth: externally funded research has doubled in the past five years. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada’s leading provider of university-based adult education. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Lauren Clegg
Digital Media Zone
Ryerson University
Office: 416-979-5000 x 2997
lauren.clegg@ryerson.ca

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RYERSON UNIVERSITY’S DIGITAL MEDIA ZONE CELEBRATES TWO YEARS OF INNOVATION

Open House on April 10 reaches out to young entrepreneurs and shares DMZ successes to date:

  • 41 startups incubated and accelerated
  • More than 64 projects initiated
  • 382 jobs created and fostered
  • 8 companies graduated
  • 432 media and industry tours through the DMZ

It all began with a vision by Ryerson President Sheldon Levy to establish a digital media innovation cluster in downtown Toronto. Two years and 41 start-ups later, the Digital Media Zone (DMZ) business incubator thrives, helping to support young entrepreneurs while building Canada’s digital media economy.  Within those two years the DMZ has graduated eight companies, including one of the hottest and fastest growing online photography communities in the world. In addition, the DMZ has almost tripled in size, recently opening a third floor of space to meet team demand. For the first time, the incubator also expands its operation globally, offering fellowships beginning May 2012 to young entrepreneurs from India looking to develop their unique business ideas in the DMZ’s creative, collaborative environment.

“This is a very exciting time for the DMZ,” said Valerie Fox, Director of the Digital Media Zone. “In two short years, we’ve grown substantially in terms of scope, space and international reach. The DMZ’s ongoing achievements realize President Levy’s vision and prove that we can keep Canada’s best and brightest in this country by commercializing our innovations right here. We celebrate our accomplishments thus far, and look forward to supporting even more entrepreneurs and cutting-edge digital media as we move forward.”

Digital Media Zone success stories abound. Start-up 500px is an online photographic community allowing users to share, rate and discover inspiring photographs. In November 2011 the company graduated from the Zone to become one of the hottest and fastest growing photography websites globally. Currently the 500px iPad app is one of the top free photography apps in iTunes. The company was also voted the number one start-up in Toronto in January 2012 by Techvibes, Canada’s leading technology media property. Another Zone graduate, TeamSave, has grown exponentially since incubating in the Zone. The social buying website and platform has recently partnered with classifieds giant Kijiji and now operates in 20 cities in North America.

Flybits, a research company residing in the DMZ, has become a Canadian leader in context-aware computing. In November 2011 Flybits developed and launched  GO Transit’s first official mobile application, GO Mobile, together with GO Transit staff. The app was downloaded over 750,000 times in its first eight weeks. Flybits also recently received a Golden-idea Award from Motorola for a context-aware application platform based on their Golden-i product, the world’s first hands-free and wireless headset computer developed in collaboration with Motorola Solutions and Kopin.

To meet the demand to accommodate more entrepreneurs and start-ups, the DMZ recently expanded to three levels within its downtown hub. With 5,300 square feet of new workspace, creating a total of 16,400 square feet, the Digital Media Zone has almost tripled in size since it opened in 2010. Also expanding in global scope, for the first time Ryerson University offers international fellowships at the DMZ for students at three schools in India—IIT Delhi, IIT Madras and ISB Hyderabad. Over the span of four months, seven teams will have the opportunity to develop their ideas in the DMZ’s unique collaborative environment. Other international fellowships are soon to follow with agreements in place with Communications University China and Nanjing University.

Due to the success of the DMZ’s experiential learning model, Ryerson University now applies those strategies to a new program, the first of its kind in Canada. Beginning May 2012, Ryerson University will offer an optional Digital Specialization Program. The curriculum provides the opportunity for students to acquire digital skills and earn academic credit for pursuing entrepreneurial ideas in the areas of business and social innovation. Featuring instruction by multi-disciplinary faculty and industry mentors, the degree enrichment provides hands-on instruction in digital innovation, entrepreneurship, business planning and industry problem solving. Successful completion of the Program may also potentially lead to acceptance into the DMZ. For more information, visit www.digitalspecialization.ryerson.ca.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Digital Media Zone is invited to attend an Open House on Tuesday, April 10 from 1 to 3 pm. Visitors are invited to tour the Zone, meet its resident entrepreneurs, view  demonstrations of their projects and learn about how the Zone helps turn innovations into market-ready products. For more information about the Open House, visit www.ryerson.ca/dmz, or call 416.979.5000 x2991/x2072.

Opened in April 2010, Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone is a multidisciplinary workspace for young entrepreneurs infused with the energy and resources of downtown Toronto. Set atop Yonge-Dundas Square, this hub of digital media innovation, collaboration and commercialization is home to both entrepreneurial startups and industry solution-providers. With access to overhead and business services, students and alumni can fast-track their product launches, stimulating Canada’s emerging digital economy through spending and job creation. Since its launch, the Digital Media Zone has incubated and accelerated 41 startup businesses to launch more than 64 projects. Currently the Zone houses 161 innovators in 36 teams. For more information on the Zone, visit www.ryerson.ca/dmz.

Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education and a university clearly on the move. With a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community, Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 28,000 students, including 2,300 master’s and PhD students, nearly 2,700 faculty and staff, and 140,000 alumni worldwide. Research at Ryerson is on a trajectory of success and growth: externally funded research has doubled in the past five years. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada’s leading provider of university-based adult education. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Lauren Schneider
Media Relations Officer
Digital Media Zone
Ryerson University
416-979-5000 x 2997
lauren.schneider@ryerson.ca

If you require this in another format, please contact Ryerson University Public Affairs at
416-979-5000 x7134.