Ryerson News: October 26-November 6

November is already here! Our students are busy working on final projects and wrapping up the last of their midterms. Before we know it, it’ll be the mid-year break! Here are the latest news stories from the past two weeks:

Mohamed Lachemi appointed interim president
Ryerson Today – News & Events

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A nationally recognized scholar, experienced administrator and an advocate for student and faculty success, Mohamed Lachemi steps into the role of interim president of Ryerson with a record of leading transformative change.

The Ryerson Board of Governors approved the appointment of the Provost and Vice President Academic as interim president and vice chancellor on October 26, with his term effective December 1, 2015. (Ryerson Today)

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We’ve got the power
Ryerson Today – News & Events

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If you’ve walked by Church and Dundas, you might have noticed a big, metal box where a parking lot used to be. No, it’s not a new neighbour with a taste for minimalist architecture: it’s a 150 kW Li-Ion battery provided by Electrovaya, with the potential to change how we store energy in Toronto.

The Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) at Ryerson University is testing this home grown battery system in collaboration with Toronto Hydro to prove how off-peak electricity can be stored. In addition to providing a learning opportunity for CUE researchers and students, the one-year project could have long-lasting impacts on energy storage in Ontario. “From just this battery, you could electrify 150 houses for four hours,” said Bhanu Opathella, post doctorate research fellow at CUE. (Ryerson Today)

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Prince Edward in Toronto 
CTV News

Prince Edward ” toured the downtown Toronto office of Think2Thing, a 3D printing lab and the Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University, where he met with two Toronto high school students behind a wearable heart monitor that can alert emergency services.” (CTV News)

You can watch a video about his visit here!

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