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November 2, 2005

Source: Ryerson University:

Sheldon Levy Installed As Ryerson University's New President

Toronto: Nov. 2, 2005 - Sheldon Levy has been officially installed as Ryerson University's new president and vice-chancellor.

In a speech at the installation ceremony today at Ryerson, Levy stressed students are his top priority: "First and foremost, we want even more student success. To do that, we need to expand the possibilities for students keen to take advantage of what Ryerson has to offer. This means we have the responsibility to sustain and build on programs that make us distinctive and help our students succeed."

The President said he intends to continue to attract talented faculty from around the world to teach and conduct cutting-edge research, enhance the library system and extend the University's borders with new centres of research and learning.

"Our goal is to be proudly Ryerson, as fully and wonderfully as we can be. This does not mean we do not have ambition, or that we cannot change. It means focusing on issues and dreams that are particular to Ryerson," Levy said.

Levy has led a vibrant and dynamic career in academia. Prior to joining Ryerson University, he was the vice-president finance and strategy at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He also served as University of Toronto's vice-president, government and institutional relations, from 2001 to 2003 and was president of Sheridan College (now the Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning) from 1997 to 2000. A graduate of York University, he taught math and computer science, and held various senior administrative posts over a period of 23 years at York.

To watch the Installation webcast, go to 2005 President Installation.

A copy of President Levy's speech is available in PDF Format.

Ryerson University is Canada's leader in career-focused education, with more than 80 graduate and undergraduate programs in the Faculties of Arts, Business, Communication & Design, Community Services, and Engineering and Applied Science. Founded in 1948, Ryerson has graduate and undergraduate enrolment of 20,000 students. With more than 61,000 registrations annually, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada's leading provider of university-based adult education.


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