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MAC Conference

This event was held on May 17, 2016.

Event details

MAC Conference 2016

MAC employees are invited to the fourth annual MAC Conference, Me, MAC and Ryerson: Bringing your whole self to work.
  • WHAT:
    MAC Conference 2016
  • DATE:
    May 17 2016
  • TIME:
    8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • WHERE:
    Upper Gym, Kerr Hall West


8:30 - 9 a.m. Registration, coffee and refreshments
9 - 9:20 a.m. Opening remarks by:

Christina Sass-Kortsak, Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources
Mohamed Lachemi, President and Vice-Chancellor
Chris Evans, Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic
9:20 - 9:50 a.m. Session A - Madness and Sanism, presented by Jennifer Poole
9:50 - 10:20 a.m. Session B - Lived Experience: Living with depression, presented by Mike Katz
10:20 - 10:40 a.m. Break and networking
10:40 - 11:40 a.m. Session C - Creating Resiliency in the Workplace: Managing changes and transitions healthily, presented by Jackie Gardner-Nix
11:40 a.m. - noon Remarks from Janice Winton, Vice-President, Administration and Finance, followed by Leadership@Ryerson certificate distribution
noon - 12:30 p.m. Lunch buffet
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Keynote Address - Identity, Voice and Workplace: Life lessons of harmony, presented by Denise O'Neil Green, Assistant Vice-President/Vice-Provost, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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Contact Shurla Charles-Forbes, senior OEE consultant at or 416-979-5000, ext. 6248.

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