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FACULTY SPEAKERS

To be invited to deliver a Convocation address to a graduating class is both an honour and a daunting task. Faculty speakers are chosen because they are leaders in their field. Whether they come from within Ryerson's own ranks or from the community at large, their speeches are sure to arouse students with parting words of wisdom and inspiration.

Fall 2015 Faculty Speaker

Rachel Langford, Faculty of Community Services.

David Naylor, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science.

 

Spring 2015 Faculty Speaker

Theresa Agnew, Nursing ’81, ’90, ’00, is the executive director of the Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario.

Honorable Jean Augustine, member of the Order of Canada, she is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and has been named a commander of the British Empire.

Ben Barry, Faculty of Communication & Design

Andrew McWilliams, Faculty of Science

Maureen Reed, Faculty of Arts

David Schlanger, Ted Rogers School of Management

Medhat Shehata, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science.

 

 

Fall 2014 Faculty Speaker

Frauke Zeller, Faculty of Communication & Design.

 

Fall 2012 Faculty Speakers

Pat Sniderman, Ted Rogers School of Business Management
Frankie Stewart, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science 

 

Spring 2012 Faculty Speakers

 

Debra Pepler, Faculty of Arts

Gilles JulienDr. Julien is a Social pediatrician devoted to helping children from disadvantaged backgrounds and communities explore and develop their potential. 

Ravi Ravindran, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Marie Bountrogianni, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.

 


Fall 2011 Faculty Speakers

Neil Wolff, Ted Rogers School of Management – Entrepreneurship

 

Spring 2011 Faculty Speakers

Brian Damude, School of Image Arts
Elizabeth Evans, Ted Rogers School of Retail Management
David Schlanger, Ted Rogers School of Management – Entrepreneurship
Alan Sears, Department of Sociology
Janice Waddell,  Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing
Malgorzata (Gosha) Zywno, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Fall 2010 Faculty Speakers

Cynthia Ashperger, Ryerson Theatre School
Steve Gedeon, Ted Rogers School of Management - Entrepreneurship

 

Spring 2010 Faculty Speakers

Cynthia Ashperger, Ryerson Theatre School
Mary Foster, Ted Rogers School of Business Management
Anthony Gagliano, Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management
Dana Lee, School of Radio and Television Arts
Howard Muchnick, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Marcello Papini, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Andre Picard, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing

 

Fall 2009 Faculty Speakers

Suanne Kelman,Professor, School of Journalism

 

Spring 2009 Faculty Speakers

Michael Bryant,Chief Executive Officer of Invest Toronto
Carol Fine, Professor Emeritus, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing
Steve Gedeon, Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management
Donald McKay, Professor Emeritus, School of Early Childhood Education
Rena Mendelson,Professor, School of Nutrition
Ed Slopek, Professor, School of Image Arts

 

Fall 2008 Faculty Speakers

Arne Kislenko, 2007 Recipient of the President Award for Teaching Excellence

 

 

Spring 2008 Faculty Speakers

Ronald Babin, Associate Director, Ted Rogers School of Management
Don Gibb, Professor, School of Journalism
Diane Francis, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management
Dr. Janet Rush, Registered Nurse
Susanne Williams, Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Community Services