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University Advancement | November 2018  


Fueling global innovation


Ryerson leaders will be in Vietnam as part of a larger tour to discuss business incubators and the role of universities in the changing global economy.


Recognizing the university’s growing presence on the global stage, Ryerson leaders are in Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong this month to launch a new business incubator and strengthen the university’s partnerships internationally.

Making the trip are: Mohamed Lachemi, president and vice-chancellor; Ian Mishkel, vice-president, university advancement and alumni relations; Anver Saloojee, assistant vice-president, Ryerson International; and Matt Saunders, president of Zone Startups and Ryerson Futures. They will be meeting with entrepreneurs, business leaders, local officials and alumni to discuss Ryerson’s initiatives in Asia. They will present the university’s leading-edge approach to shaping future leaders and advancing research in a knowledge-based economy.

The tour begins on Nov. 19 with a Kick-off event for Zone Startups Vietnam, a new business incubator in Ho Chi Minh City, followed by reception in Hong Kong for alumni and friends, featuring a panel discussion on the role of the university in a fast-paced, ever-changing world on Nov. 20. The final stop is an invitation-only presidential lunch at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, where Ryerson leadership will discuss how the university’s network of successful business incubators fits into its strategy to equip graduates to thrive in a world of change.

See the next issue of The Ryerson Connection for the full story on this international
bridge-building expedition.