Guest blog by Mohamed Lachemi, President and Vice Chancellor, Ryerson University
The Ryerson team is hard at work putting the finishing touches on what we know will be a memorable Congress for all attendees. This is the first time Ryerson University is hosting Congress and the excitement is building on campus. Beyond the programming planned by the 70 associations and the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, we have some special Ryerson programming that you will not want to miss. In addition to showcasing some of what has made Ryerson renowned across Canada and internationally, there is a series of interactive tours that demonstrate how Ryerson is part of the unique urban fabric of Toronto.
These tours are free and open to registered Congress attendees and the general public.
Here is just a sample of what we have available for you:
- Social justice walking tour – a 90-minute walk, led by renowned street nurse and Distinguished Visiting Practitioner Cathy Crowe or urban affairs journalist John Lorinc, through Toronto neighbourhoods.
- DMZ tour – visit the #1 ranked university-based incubator in North America, specializing in tech startups.
- Indigenous tepee art installation – join artists as they bring critical reflections on Canada’s past into the present. Sponsored by Ryerson’s Indigenous Communication and Design Network.
- City coordinated bike tour – experience the streets of Toronto on two wheels. Provided in cooperation with Bike Share and the City of Toronto.
- Ryersonians in conversation – focused on issues of the day with award-winning journalists.
These are just some of the featured events planned for you, but there is much more. You will not want to miss any of these great opportunities to make cross- disciplinary connections and to network with your colleagues from across the country.
You can see the full list of exciting programming at congress2017.ca/program/university.
Please join us!
President and Vice Chancellor, Ryerson University