Ryerson University makes a great investment in the future success of their 1,200 management graduates: Toronto Board of Trade
June 14, 2012
Toronto Board of Trade and Ryerson University are proud to announce that this year’s Ted Rogers School of Management graduates will receive complimentary membership in the Toronto Board of Trade. This is the first time Toronto Board of Trade has partnered with a university to offer membership to graduates. Approximately 1200 Ryerson undergraduate management and MBA students will receive their memberships during their Convocation ceremonies on June 14 and 15, 2012 at Ryerson University.
“I am very proud of our graduating students’ accomplishments and pleased to continue to invest in them by providing membership in the Toronto Board of Trade,” said Sheldon Levy, president, Ryerson University. “As they move forward to pursue their career goals, our region’s energy, vitality, and innovation will be fueled by their great ideas.”
“We value this exciting development in our relationship with Ryerson University and applaud their positive investment in the career success of their graduating students,” said Carol Wilding, President & CEO, Toronto Board of Trade. “For the graduating students, this membership will help launch their careers by connecting them with people and resources, expanding their network, and deepening their understanding of the business community.”
This special membership created in partnership with Ryerson University is called Connected for Graduates and will give the graduating students access to the Board’s full range of events and learning opportunities designed to increase their effectiveness in the business world. This includes networking events, speaker events, business directories, meeting space, use of the Rogers Business Innovation Centre, Fast Track Online Learning opportunities, and much more.
“The Board has many excellent resources to help these young business people throughout their careers,” said Ms. Wilding. “From our perspective, we will benefit greatly from the energy and ideas of these new members as we work to enhance the Toronto region’s global competitiveness”.
About the Toronto Board of Trade (www.bot.com)
Founded in 1845, the Toronto Board of Trade is Canada's largest local chamber of commerce, connecting more than 200,000 business professionals and influencers throughout the Toronto region. The Board fuels the economic, social and cultural vitality of the entire Toronto region by fostering powerful collaborations among business, government thought leaders and community builders. The Board of Trade plays a vital role in elevating the quality of life and global competitiveness of Canada’s largest urban centre.
About Ryerson University (www.ryerson.ca)
Ryerson University is Canada's leader in innovative, career-oriented education and a university clearly on the move. With a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community, Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 28,000 students, including 2,300 master's and PhD students, nearly 2,700 faculty and staff, and more than 140,000 alumni worldwide. Research at Ryerson is on a trajectory of success and growth: externally funded research has doubled in the past four years. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada's leading provider of university-based adult education. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca
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