Committee appointed to search for new Rye president

The committee includes one student: board of governors member Curtis Yim, a business management undergraduate. (Courtesy of Curtis Yim)

The committee includes one student: board of governors member Curtis Yim, a business management undergraduate. (Courtesy of Curtis Yim)

Members of the search committee that will choose Ryerson’s next president were named at the board of governors meeting Jan. 27.

In addition to the four members who were appointed by senate and named two weeks ago, nine members of the board of governors were put to the task of choosing president Sheldon Levy’s replacement.

One of the appointees is undergraduate student Curtis Yim, a member of the board of governors.

Yim declined to comment on what he will be looking for in Ryerson’s next president, but Levy himself had some thoughts on his replacement.

“The person must be one that respects the special mission of Ryerson, someone who would want to advance it,” said Levy. “Someone who will ultimately be able to fall in love with the place.”

The chair of the committee is ex-officio Phyllis Yaffe, who is also the chair of the board of directors of Cineplex Entertainment and the lead director on the board of Torstar Corp.

Also on the committee are government appointees Janice Fukakusa, chief administrative officer for the Royal Bank of Canada, Jack Cockwell from Ryerson’s board of governors, Michèle Maheux, the executive director and chief operating officer for Toronto International Film Festival and Nadir Mohamed, CEO in residence at Ryerson.

Manager of Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone, Carrie-Ann Bissonnette and George Kapelos, an associate professor in architectural science, and Ryerson alumnus Darius Sookram were also appointed to the committee.

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