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Ryerson University and Rogers Update Next Big Idea in Sport Competition - Sportscaster Magazine
launch of a new national competition to help realize tech opportunities in sports applications

A number of such techno-sporting possibilities were on display during the event as Ryerson, in partnership with Rogers Communications, launched the first ever Next Big Idea in Sport Competition.

The competition will now provide up to 10 selected start-ups with four months of mentoring and support and the chance to win cash prizes totaling $100,000.

That’s to encourage start-up companies to explore innovation opportunities in the sports business, including anything from analytics, athletic performance technologies, analysis of business management, fan engagement, consumer experiences and media innovation.....Rogers is keen to inspire students and start-ups to develop new and creative solutions for athletes, coaches, teams, sport media and even professional sports leagues,
Ryerson  Rogers  sports  LBMA  analytics  start_ups 
march 2016 by jerryking
A fighter for immigration, inclusion and diversity - The Globe and Mail
TORONTO — The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Apr. 17 2015,

After years of running the poverty-fighting Maytree Foundation, last fall Ratna Omidvar was named head of the new Global Diversity Exchange housed at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto’s Ryerson University. The GDX, as she calls it, will do research and exchange information about diversity and the inclusion of immigrants and visible minorities – not just in Canada but all over the world.

It is essentially a “think-and-do tank,”...the GDX will tap into the great minds who have studied immigration and settlement, while sharing concrete strategies and experiences that have worked effectively.

While national governments function as the gatekeepers for immigration – letting people in or keeping them out – it is local efforts, usually at the city level, that make the difference in getting immigrants to prosper, she said.
immigration  women  diversity  Ryerson  leaders  immigrants  leadership  networking  boards_&_directors_&_governance  Maytree  talent_pipelines  under-representation  Ratna_Omidvar  Toronto  cities  think_tanks 
april 2015 by jerryking
CI Financial co-founder G. Raymond Chang was a legend - The Globe and Mail
CI Financial co-founder G. Raymond Chang was a legend Add to ...
The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Jul. 28 2014
obituaries  Bay_Street  financiers  philanthropy  Ryerson  Caribbean 
july 2014 by jerryking Ryerson president believes innovation can be learned
April 23, 2014
Sheldon Levy helped create the school's Digital Media Zone, an incubator for students to test their inventions
Ryerson  incubators  Colleges_&_Universities  innovation  DMZ  Sheldon_Levy 
june 2014 by jerryking
Ryerson president Sheldon Levy prepares to say farewell - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Published Friday, Dec. 06 2013,

You’ve worked at many universities, including the University of Toronto, York University and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. What sets Ryerson apart from the others?

With Ryerson, what stands out for me all the time is the students. They’re such a creative, innovative, entrepreneurial group of students that [are] very supportive, and it’s been really a delight to work at Ryerson … It’s a [very] kind community.

What do you think your role has been in changing Ryerson’s image?

The role of a president is a lot of sales and marketing. I think that I have always paid attention to building the reputation of the university, and put that as a primary objective, whether that was the members of the royal society or attracting the best faculty and students. The reputation is not a function of the president, but is a function of everyone at the university, so in some sense you are the chief cheerleader.
Ryerson  retirement  CEOs  Colleges_&_Universities  deanships  exits 
december 2013 by jerryking
September 27, 2013 | Report on Business Magazine | Alec Scott.
The Toronto-Waterloo corridor is one of the top places in the world to start a tech business. We meet some of the geniuses, the mentors and the money men in search of the next big thing
Toronto  Ryerson  OMERS  venture_capital  vc  start_ups  Vidyard  Paul_Graham  Y_Combinator  Keek  serial_entrepreneur  Kitchener-Waterloo  uWaterloo  entrepreneur 
september 2013 by jerryking
Student-built ap allows Paris Metro riders to use smartphones to get directions - The Globe and Mail
Jun. 09, 2010 | Globe and Mail | Elizabeth Church. "Their
work, part of a push by the Toronto campus to tap student know-how to
create new digital products, is allowing riders on one line of the Paris
Metro to use their smartphones to get directions, plan their trip and
ask for assistance from transit staff. Closer to home, the group is
hoping to test the student-developed application on the GO train’s
Lakeshore and Richmond Hill lines this fall."..."The new application is
one of the first products to be launched from the school’s Digital Media
Zone, a project that began this spring and brings together students
from various fields of study to develop their ideas under the guidance
of staff and business advisers."
Ryerson  Colleges_&_Universities  smartphones  TTC  entrepreneurship  mobile_applications  Elizabeth_Church  transit 
june 2010 by jerryking

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