Happy new year everyone! With 2018 underway and Ryerson’s future looking bright, let’s take some time to reflect on the past year and some of the top moments on campus from 2017.
Michelle Obama Talk
On November 28th former first lady Michelle Obama visited Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) to discuss empowerment, equity, and advancing women and girls to change the world. Ryerson students were able to apply for tickets and get front row seats to this empowering event! Featured below is our president, Mohamed Lachemi and Ryerson student Khin Yadanar Phyu.
In late September Ryerson’s Mattamey Athletic Centre took centre stage at the Invictus games hosting indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball as well as wheelchair basketball and rugby. Established by Prince Harry (who may or may not have also paid a visit), the Invictus Games are the only international sporting event for wounded, ill and injured active duty and veteran service members.
Celebrity Bromances We Didn’t Know We Needed
With big events comes big celebrities and even a few world leaders! During the Invictus games, we saw the world come together with former president Barack Obama, former vice president Joe Biden and Prince Harry casually hanging out at a basketball game. Not to mention Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Prince Harry kicking off the games earlier that week together.
DMZ in New York
Back in June, the DMZ at Ryerson officially opened up a brand new office in New York City! The new space compliments the existing incubator on campus and will offer entrepreneurs a new global connection and community. Not to mention the DMZ also started a super cool digital news incubator in September.
Another top moment for Ryerson campus was back in June when we became the home to Congress’ annual flagship event, bringing together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow. Featuring a full week of presentations, workshops, panels, public lectures, cultural events and receptions and Canada’s largest academic trade show, students were welcome to attend as well as host the massive event!