Sheldon Levy highlights Ryerson’s support of entrepreneurship

November 21, 2013

According to Ryerson University President Sheldon Levy, “Canadian universities...have a responsibility to support young innovators, by creating new opportunities for student-led learning and supporting student and graduate entrepreneurship.” As part of a series in the Globe and Mail on innovative solutions in education, Levy highlights the efforts at Ryerson to encourage and support entrepreneurship, preventing the 'brain drain' of young entrepreneurs moving to the US. Ryerson was recently named the first Changemaker campus in Canada, by Ashoka, a global leader in social innovation. Ryerson initiatives such as the Digital Media Zone and the Innovation Centre for Urban Energy provide mentorship programs for entrepreneurs and office space for collaborative projects. Remarking on the optimism and entrepreneurial goals of many millennials, Levy notes “The real challenge for postsecondary institutions is to keep pace with the students they serve, by providing them with the tools to succeed.” Globe and Mail | Ryerson News Release