Tech leader honoured by York University

York chancellor Greg Sorbara, Roger Mahabir and president & vice-chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri.
By Admin 29.06.2016

By RON FANFAIR Roger Mahabir took a few courses at York University before transferring to Ryerson University where he graduated. That was over four decades ago. Last week, the technology leader had the satisfaction of wearing a gown and cap …

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Dr. O’Neil-Green an agent for change at Ryerson

Dr. Denise O'Neil Green
By Admin 08.06.2016

By RON FANFAIR Assimilating into a new country could be challenging as is fitting into a newly-created professional role. Dr. Denise O’Neil Green faced the ‘double whammy’ when she accepted an offer four years ago to become Ryerson University’s first …

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Ryerson hosts Caribbean science, technology think tank

B'dos consul general Haynesley Benn, Dr. Imogen Coe, Dinah Sah, Dr. Emily Agard and Dr. Cardinal Warde.
By Admin 26.05.2016

By RON FANFAIR Ryerson University has reached out to a Caribbean Disapora organization seeking to diversify the economies of the region by promoting and supporting science and engineering education, research and entrepreneurship as a means of advancing public health and …

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Women recognized at Ryerson’s Viola Desmond event

Jennifer Clarke
By Admin 16.03.2016

By RON FANFAIR From the moment she stepped through the door as a Ryerson University social work student in the 1990s, Jennifer Clarke hugely impressed Dr. Akua Benjamin who has played a significant role in shaping the school’s anti-oppressive, social …

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Blacks have led anti-racism fight in this city – Dr. Benjamin

YWCA Toronto CEO Heather McGregor, YWCA Woman of Distinction Dr. Akua Benjamin and her nominee Amanda Dale.
By Admin 02.03.2016

By RON FANFAIR In the inaugural lecture bearing her name, Ryerson University social work professor Dr. Akua Benjamin addressed the activism of anti-Black racism and resistance in the city and pointed out that Blacks have been at the forefront of …

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Dwight Drummond shares experience with grads

Dwight Drummond
By Admin 09.12.2015

Do whatever is necessary to achieve your goals. That was Dwight Drummond’s message to Humber College graduates at their recent convocation ceremony, where he was conferred with an honorary degree. The CBC News Toronto co-host graduated from Ryerson University in …

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Remembering Canada’s Black veterans

Roy Heron
By Admin 11.11.2015

At age 95, Roy Heron is feeble and suffering from dementia. Despite the physical challenges, he attended a Remembrance Day ceremony last Saturday at Ryerson University to celebrate Black Canadian War Veterans and the sacrifices Black soldiers have made for …

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