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Ryerson News: December 7-18

The top stories of 2015
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Ryerson Today

“It was a year that brought momentous change and new models of learning. There were innovative community partnerships, groundbreaking businesses, and cutting-edge achievements from faculty, students, and alumni. As 2015 draws to a close, we look back on the ways that the Ryerson community made an impact on the campus, the city and the world.” (Ryerson Today)

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Ted Rogers School of Management announces new Sport Innovation Hub at Next Big Idea in Sport competition held in partnership with Rogers
Top three winning startups receive cash prizes totaling $100,000 to seed their ventures

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“Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University (TRSM) has launched the Sport Innovation Hub (SPIN). The announcement was made at the grand finale of the inaugural Next Big Idea in Sport (NBIS) competition, held in partnership with Rogers, at the DMZ yesterday afternoon.” (Ted Rogers School of Management)

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From prison to campus, “them” becomes “we”
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Ryerson Today

“In the fall 2015 capstone course ‘Social Power, Selfhood, and Empowerment,’ 12 Ryerson students from the Arts and Contemporary Studies program collaborated with 12 students who have been released from prison.

‘The pedagogy is really based on the idea that if you get these folks together, they all bring a wealth of wisdom on the basis of their experiences,’ said Kym Maclaren, instructor of the course. ‘The idea is to build community in the class, and to get people in dialogue with each other about issues that they will all bring some kinds of insight to.

‘The course works in such a way that it breaks down prejudices and stereotypes, and students come away feeling like they have recognized their common humanity.'” (Ryerson Today)

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Alumni Achievement Award winner remembers hands-on learning
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When asked what influenced her most during her time at Ryerson, Lynn Factor, social work ’80, one of the recipients of a 2016 Alumni Achievement Award, is quick to remember. “What I recall really enjoying about my time there is the combination of both theory and practice. By having a very hands-on approach, it was significantly beneficial for me to apply my skills from school to the working world.”

A 35-year veteran of social justice and children’s welfare issues, Factor is chair of the board at Children’s Aid Foundation. She also serves as the child witness advocate with the Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre, where she prepares child victims and witnesses to testify in court. But it was Ryerson where she discovered her future career, after serving three placements at institutions for three different age groups.

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