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Company Overview of Ryerson University

Company Overview

Ryerson College is an educational institution.

350 Victoria Street

Toronto, ON M5B 2K3


Founded in 1948



Key Executives for Ryerson University

President and Vice-Chancellor
Vice President of Administration & Finance
Professor and Dean of Faculty of Community Services
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Ryerson University Key Developments

Ryerson University Appoints Mohamed Lachemi as President and Vice-chancellor

The Board of Governors of Ryerson University has appointed Dr. Mohamed Lachemi as the university's 9th president and vice-chancellor, effective April 4, 2016. A teacher, mentor, and professor of civil engineering, Dr. Lachemi is well known for his pioneering research in high-performance materials and advanced technologies. He held a Canada Research Chair from 2002-10 and served in progressively senior roles at Ryerson including dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, and provost and vice-president academic. Most recently he served as the interim president and vice-chancellor.

First Access Medical Inc. Signs Memo of Understanding with Ryerson University to Enter into Collaborative Drug Standardization Research Project

First Access Medical Inc. has signed a memo of understanding with Ryerson University to enter into a collaborative drug standardization research project, with the goal of developing high-quality medicinal marijuana extracts. Dr. Lesley Campbell, assistant professor in the Ryerson department of Chemistry and Biology, will be acting as lead investigator for the study. The work carried out at Ryerson includes evaluating the most effective and cost efficient methods for plant extract production, adding to Beleave's intellectual property portfolio, and allowing rapid commercialization of products suitable for large-scale development. Under this agreement, Beleave will provide support for an on-going research partnership and the development of testing facilities. The university and the company have also applied to NSERC matching programs to fund further research and development projects in the future.

Loblaw Companies Limited and Ryerson University Establish Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation

Loblaw Companies Limited has established the Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation in partnership with Ryerson University's Fashion Zone. The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation, made possible with a $1 million investment from Joe Fresh, will develop and fund Canada's emerging fashion-inspired businesses through Ryerson's Fashion Zone, an incubator that supports students and student entrepreneurship as part of the university's growing innovation ecosystem. The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation and the Fashion Zone are modelled after the university's highly successful Digital Media Zone (DMZ) Canada's top-ranked university incubator, which is open to early-stage startups nationwide and Ryerson Futures (RFI), its affiliated business accelerator. The Digital Media Zone has incubated over 125 companies since launching in 2010. Working closely with the DMZ and the Fashion Zone, the Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation will incubate, develop and support Canada's fashion-inspired businesses. Participating companies and individuals will hone their business models and skills through structured mentorship with the Joe Fresh and Ryerson teams as well as Canadian business and fashion leaders. Joe Fresh has maintained a far-reaching commitment to the future of the Canadian fashion industry, including education and support of new business and design talent. The goal of the Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation is to foster a 360-degree approach to mentorship that will best position young entrepreneurs for real world success. The centre will encompass Canadian startups in all fashion-related fields, including design, production, technology and professional services.

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