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2013

GCM Launches Its Social Media Sites

Over the summer GCM developed a social media strategy using the three most popular social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The rollout of our social media media activities was part of the work our two GCM interns, Matthew Cowle and AFM Rupal, conducted over the summer. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on events and activities at GCM.

A New Website For Incoming and Interested Students

The School of Graphic Communications Management has launched also a new website that is geared towards students who are interested in our program and would like to get more information about the School, program details, admission requirements, student clubs, and other information. There is a lot of information on this new website that gives prospective students a very detailed picture about the program and many of the other activities happening at our School. This website was developed with support from the Dean’s office at the Faculty of Communication and Design. This website can be reached at http://www.ryersongcm.ca/

GWG and Ryerson University bring Popular, Free PDF Production Seminars to Toronto

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) and Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management invite you to attend a free day of the GWG’s popular PDF Production Seminars. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn about the latest trends in PDF/X standards and specifications, and to learn about the work the GWG is doing with PDF for packaging. Refreshments and a light lunch are included with registration. Many of the industry’s most revered PDF and packaging experts will present at the special event. The high-value educational presentations cover application-specific guidelines for PDF/X-4 workflows.

Seminar #1 will be held Wednesday morning, October 23, 2013. It presents the new GWG PDF for Packaging specifications that streamline and ensure packaging design and production workflows.

Seminar #2 will be held Wednesday afternoon, October 23. It features the latest on the GWG2012 specifications for the creation and preflight of PDF/X-4 files that ensure successful production. The schedule of events is as follows (*subject to change):

9:00 am – Coffee

GWG Packaging Seminar (morning)
10:00 am – Welcome – Vicki Blake, EFI
10:10 am – Overview of GWG Packaging Subcommittee – Steve Carter, Phototype
10:30 am – Use cases – how to apply? – Christian Blaise, bleuprocess
10:50 am – Behind the curtain – OCCD & OCMD – Peter Kleinheider, PDF/X Ready
11:10 am – Non-printing contours – Lieven Plettinck, Esko
11:30 am – Live case study – Novartis – Stephan Jaeggi, PrePress-Consulting
11:45 am – Example files – Steve Carter, Phototype
12:00 pm – Q&A

12-1:00 pm – Lunch

GWG PDF Specifications Seminar (afternoon)
1:10 pm – GWG2012 specifications – Andrew Bailes-Collins, Enfocus
1:45 pm – Useful GWG tools and add-ons – Didier Haazen, VIGC
2:15 pm – GWG Specifications in production workflows – Peter Kleinheider, PDF/X Ready
2:45 pm – GWG in Cross Media publishing – Bart Van Looy, Sanoma Media
3:30 pm – Vendor presentations by Enfocus, Esko, and specle.

Space for this event is limited, and registration is required. Register early to guarantee your spot! To register for this special joint seminar offering at Ryerson University, please go to: https://gwgtoronto2013.eventbrite.com.

For more information, visit http://conta.cc/16tAgm8

2013 Summer Internship Program an Overwhelming Success
for Both Students and Employers

This has been a very busy summer for our current fourth year students who just completed their 420-hour summer internships. Interns worked in a variety of areas in the graphic arts industry including prepress, design, customer service, project coordination, production, marketing, research and technical assistance. Formal and informal feedback from both students and employers showed that the program was a great success! Here are a few comments from employers about their experience working with GCM Interns this summer:

“We are very pleased with his efforts and grateful for [his] assistance during our busy summer months. His dedication and hard work enabled us to meet our service commitments. We wish him all the best. Thank you for a job well done!”

“[She] was a pleasure to work with and has really exceeded our expectations by getting projects done ahead of time and has also taken the initiative to work on other various projects.”

“Wow – [he] has blown away the management team in performance, excitement, enthusiasm, dedication and loyalty. His hard work, self-starter attitude and raising staff morale has been a breath of fresh air for the management team. Always punctual, positive and motivated; he has been a true asset to the business.”

“It was a pleasure to work with [her] this summer. If her performance at this job is an indication of the preparation that she has had at Ryerson, then the school has done its job well. She is a well-rounded worker, and our company has benefited tremendously for having her. Her skill set was an excellent match for the many different tasks that were assigned to her and she executed them all flawlessly.”

Congratulations to everyone! You rock!

If you would like to know more about the GCM Internship program, please contact Diana Brown, GCM’s Internship Coordinator (d7brown@ryerson.ca).

Photo: Martyna Benisz and Mark Brejnik at RP Graphics in Mississauga, ON.

Three GCM Students Represent GCM at Printing Future Days in Chemnitz, Germany

Parallel to the IARIGAI conference, the Printing Future Days student research conference took place in Chemnitz, Germany. Two GCM students travelled to this event and presented their research in posters and a presentation.

Rachel Davies presented a poster, “Color Image Processing and Analysis of Transformations in Consumer Digital Cameras,” which she studied with Dr. Abhay Sharma. Jessica Augusto presented a poster, “Evaluating Camera Capabilities for the Purpose of Graphic Arts Education,” a topic she researched with Drs. Richard Adams and Reem el Asaleh. Jessica also gave a presentation, “Evaluating Consistency of ePub Document Reproduction Among Various Apps and Tablets,” with Denis Dorofeev and Yulia Veselskaya, M.S. and B.S. candidates, respectively, at Kiev Polytechnic Institute in Kiev, Ukraine, which they all studied with Rich Adams. A third student, Erin Luu, had a paper accepted, “Understanding the New ISO 13655 Measurement Standard in Press and Proofing Applications,” that she prepared with Dr. Sharma.

Photo: GCM students Rachel Davies (left) and Jessica Augusto (right) attend the Printing Future Days conference in Chemnitz, Germany.

RyeTAGA Student Chapter Receives Benny Award at Print13

The previous newsletter reported that the RyeTAGA student chapter won a PIA Premier Print, or “Benny,” Award for their journal. On Sunday, September  8, Printing Industries of America held a gala for all Benny Award recipients. RyeTAGA co-president Alyssa Szeto received the award on behalf of the RyeTAGA student chapter. Students in the RyeTAGA student chapter and their faculty advisor, Dr. Martin Habekost, are extremely proud of this award.

Photo: Alyssa Szeto poses with the Benny Award trophy at the PIA Gala in Chicago, September 13.

RyePack Wins 1st Place in AICC Competition and a trip to 2013 PackExpo & AICC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas

The GCM student team, RyePack, won first place in both the Structural and Design categories for the 2013 Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC) “Design to an Opportunity” packaging competition. The team of students who worked on this project included Michael Wu, Matthew Cowle, Alex Wong, Elina Shafigullina, and Scott Morgan.

The challenge was to “create a Multi-Product Vendor Display that incorporates at least two different products or brands, ‘themed’ to an event of your choice.” The team’s concept was a display that promoted Mio beverage enhancer with the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. They created a cascading display shelf with a free reusable beverage bottle dispenser to gear customers toward less wasteful beverage packaging.

The team recognized that the Mio brand targets a young audience with both humorous advertisements and sports-promoting product lines, therefore pairing the Mio product with the 2016 summer Olympics is an opportunity to evaluate consumer response and reinforce brand values:

Retailers, grocers and corner store owners scan measure success by comparing sales before and after the POP promotion.

Mio and Olympic stakeholders can measure consumer response by incorporating a QR-code sticker inside the cap, where unique visits will be recorded with a tracking program and end-users can scan the code inside their free merchandise for a promotional sweepstake (ie. chance to win prizes or a trip to 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio).

The competition structure was cut on C-flute corrugated fiberboard with thanks to Atlantic Packaging. Graphics were printed on adhesive white vinyl using UV inkjet purchased at Lightning Graphics. For more information about this year’s AICC student competition: http://www.aiccbox.org/Student/

As dual-category winners of the 2013 AICC packaging competition, two members from this year’s RyePack competition team were invited to attend the AICC 2013 Annual Meeting & PackExpo 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The trip provided learning and networking opportunities with industry professionals and other students. In addition to the “Design to an Opportunity” competition, AICC awards ceremony presented this year’s winners of the “Corrugated as Art” competition (Clemson University’s corrugated piano) and Troll Scholarship (Virginia Tech). The PackExpo 2013 at Las Vegas Convention Center exhibited 1,750 booths including some from educational institutions (Rochester Institute of Technology, Clemson University, Virginia Tech, and others).

Photo: Elina Shafigullina and Michael Wu, two members from Ryerson’s competition winning team, at the 2013 AICC opening night reception in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Congratulations to all!

Dr. Martin Habekost Presents at 40th IARIGAI Conference

GCM professor Dr. Martin Habekost gave a presentation, “Improving the Assessment of Geometrical Print Image Fidelity: Example Using Wide-format Inkjet Prints on Various Substrates,” at the 40th IARIGAI Conference in Chemnitz, Germany. The theme of the conference is “Digitalization of Print – Exchanging Ideas Across Generations.” The first days saw a variety of very interesting presentation in regards to traditional printing technologies and also about printed electronics. The Technical University of Chemnitz is very active in the field of printed electronics. Conference participants come from all over the world. Quite a few are from one of our partner university the Stuttgart Media University in Stuttgart, Germany.

Dr. Abhay Sharma Receives Federal Funding for Large-Format Inkjet Research

Dr. Abhay Sharma has been awarded $24K government funding for a project entitled “Method for quantification of ink consumption in large format inkjet printing.” The funding is awarded under a prestigious federally funded NSERC Engage grant. The tri-council Engage program is designed to give companies that operate from a Canadian base, access to the unique knowledge and expertise available at Canadian universities. This project is a collaboration between Ryerson University and industry partner Jeff Edwards, Océ Display Graphics Systems, Vancouver, BC. The Arizona series of large format UV inkjet printer are developed and manufactured by Océ in British Columbia, and are used throughout the world for indoor and outdoor colour display graphics applications. Prof Sharma will develop metrics and methods to estimate the ink usage as reported by the RIP and printer controller.

Photo: Dr. Sharma with a FUJIFILM Acuity flatbed UV inkjet printer.

 Jason Lisi Elected to Ghent Work Group Executive

Prof. Jason Lisi attended the Ghent Work Group (GWG) meeting held in Ghent, Belgium from June 5-7, 2013. At this meeting, Jason was elected to serve a two-year term as the GWG documentation officer, and will chair the Documentation Subcommittee. This is an important role, and Jason will be overseeing many different aspects of documentation for the organization. Ryerson University is one of only three educational members of the GWG, and the only educational member  from North America.

Also known as the GWG, The Ghent Workgroup is an international organization made up of graphic arts users, associations & developers building best practices for publishing workflows. The resulting recommendations and specifications make it easy for increasing numbers of professionals around the world to successfully create, process, and exchange graphic arts files for numerous applications. Widely accepted in Europe, GWG is fast gaining acceptance in North America. Members of the GWG include but are not limited to companies such as Adobe, EFI, Remote Director, Kodak, Esko, Agfa, CGS Oris, callas, and many more. The GWG works closely with standards organizations such as ISO, and bodies such as IDEAlliance, FOGRA, ICC and others.

The GWG holds three meetings per year – two in Europe and one in North America. In October 2013, Ryerson University will host the GWG at their downtown campus. Be on the lookout for updates regarding this meeting, including information about free GWG seminars open to the industry!

For access to free specifications and tools to assist with just about any PDF workflow, visit gwg.org.

Art Seto Attends Mini-Dome Workshop for 3D Capture

Prof. Art Seto attended a workshop and conference held at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC from August 14-16. The workshop included a seminar and demonstration of a new digital imaging tool called the mini-dome which was developed to allow researchers to read and photograph cuneiform tablets. The mini-dome has 264 lights in a dome, digital capture camera, and software that allows the researcher to isolate each of the 264 pictures and use the image in colour, B&W, reverse image, as a digital rubbing and in other forms. This research device is now deployed in recording the many surfaces of rare and ancient bookbindings. The picture shows Lieve Watteeuw from Belgium using the tool.

 

Dr. Abhay Sharma Presents at CONSAC: Imagemakers Show

On September 21 Dr. Abhay Sharma presented a seminar, “Colour Management for Large-Format Inkjet,” at the Sign Association of Canada’s Imagemakers show, held at the International Centre in Mississauga.

The introductory seminar focused on RGB and CMYK colour spaces, and how to use ICC colour profiles, which are pervasive in the large-format sector, with its wide variety of printers, ink, media, RIPs, and settings. ICC profiles can be use to “fingerprint” the digital camera, monitor, proofer, and printer to achieve the closest possible colour match. Most media manufacturers now supply downloadable ICC profiles for the most popular printers, RIPs, and settings. Still, some many exceptionally vivid colours may not match perfectly if they are outside the printer’s colour gamut.

Photo: Dr. Abhay Sharma with research assistant Stephanie Murray at the CONSAC: ImageMakers show.

Roland DGA Provides Large-format Inkjet Printer to Ryerson University

Roland DGA has generously provided their newest machine — a SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640 large format inkjet printer/cutter to GCM for use in training and research. The 64″-wide printer will be used with odour-free ecosolvent inks and will be used to teach students skills needed in display graphics for the sign industry. Andrew Oransky, Roland DGA, shipped the machine from Ontario, California to Ontario, Canada! Local support was provided by Don Ross, Roland DGA Canada in Barrie. On August 27, staff and students at GCM were trained by Tom Daly of TG Graphics using vinyl and adhesive print and cut samples and VersaWorks RIP software. GCM prof Abhay Sharma will instruct student projects in large format printing exploring topics such as ink consumption, printing with white and vehicle wraps.

Photo: Barry Lachance, Roland DGA, with student Olivia Parker during install of Roland XR-640 large format inkjet printer at Ryerson University, Toronto.

PrintAction to host Canadian Printing Awards on November 21, 2013

PrintAction will host again the Canadian Printing Awards on November 21, 2013 at the Toronto International Centre. This is not the first time that PrintAction is holding this very successful event. The entry forms are now available on Canadian Printing Awards microsite. The due date for the entry forms is October 25, 2013, at 5 p.m. Please email completed documents to cpa@printaction.com.

New Students Accept Offers from GCM

Current high school and college students have applied to GCM in amazing numbers, eagerly awaiting offers of admission for September 2013. In response to the high number of student applicants, the university has released initial offers to exceptional students, and many have already accepted their offers to join the GCM Class of 2017. April and May are prime months for current high school students to accept their admission offers.

GCM is looking forward to welcoming its new class at First Year Orientation on August 27, 28 and 29. New GCM students will also soon receive information about the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarships which support many GCM first year and continuing students each year with generous awards toward tuition.

Current applicants to GCM are encouraged to monitor the GCM website (www.ryerson.ca/gcm) and the University Admission website (http://www.ryerson.ca/undergraduate/admission) for current information about the admission process, and to be sure to meet all deadlines for accepting offers.

Outstanding Response to Upcoming International Circle (IC) Conference

Organizers are enthusiastic about the upcoming 45th Conference of the International Circle which will be hosted by GCM from June 2-6, 2013. According to Ian Baitz, Conference Co-chair, the number of registrations and abstracts have exceeded expectations. He says, “We’ve received excellent papers on a particularly broad range of topics, including advanced technologies, graphic technology, pedagogy and internationalization. The conference themes offer something for every educator in the graphic arts.”

The International Circle (IC) of Educational Institutes for Graphic Arts, Technology and Management consists of over 100 member institutions with educational or research programs in the graphic arts. The IC publishes the peer-reviewed journal, International Circular of Graphic Education and Research.

The June conference program includes two days of academic presentations and networking sessions. There will also be a social day in famous Niagara Falls. An accompanying persons program is also offered. Full conference details are at www.ic2013ryerson.ca.

Regular attendee registration is now available online. Attendees are encouraged to register before May 15th, when the late registration fee applies. Reduced rate accommodations starting at $52 per night are presently available, but are selling out fast. We hope you will join us in Toronto this June!

GCM Student Erin Luu Studies ISO 13655 Standard

Every year GCM third-year students devise and conduct a special research project in areas related to printing processes. Student Erin Luu devised an experiment to explore ISO 13655, a recently updated standard that relates to measuring instruments. The standard clarifies a long-running issue relating to exact specification of UV and D50 in the measurement system. Erin used the X-Rite 530, iSis XL and Konica-Minolta FD-7 spectrophotometers in her experiment. The new Konica-Minolta FD-7 device is capable of measuring all modes and was used to evaluate M1 (UV included), M2 (UV-cut), M3 (for measurement and prediction of dry densities from wet offset press sheets), and M0 (legacy mode for older devices). Erin analyzed the spectral reflectance of papers with optical brighteners and also brightener-free proofing papers. Then she explored the dryback characteristics of GCM’s 4-colour Heidelberg  PM74. We thank Jim Luttrell, X-Rite for providing the iSis XL, and Russell Doucette, Konica-Minolta for providing the FD-7 devices for our research and testing. Contact Erin for a copy of her final report: Erin Luu eluu@ryerson.ca.

Photo: Third-year student Erin Luu used X-Rite and Konica-Minolta instruments to evaluate the dryback with coated and uncoated papers on GCM’s 4-colour Heidelberg PM74 offset press.

Student Wins Best Poster Design

Congratulations to first-year Graphic Communications Management student Zhanna Oparina for her winning poster design! Zhanna’s poster design was selected as one of the ten best posters out of nearly 170 designed by students in the Layout and Typography course. When students voted for their favourite of the top 10 posters, Zhanna’s work took the crown! As part of a long-standing tradition, her poster will be printed and distributed to high schools across the country to promote the GCM program.

Other honorable mentions include: Maria Amenta, Jordan Andrews, Marisa Blair, Catriona Bularan, Nicole Joczys, Anna Tang, Carmine Tang, Linda Tran and Jin You. Congratulations to all of our finalists!

Photo: This year’s winning GCM poster was designed by first-year student Zhanna Oparina.

GCM Students Volunteer at Book Arts Fair

Third-year GCM students Tabea Lemcke and Victoria Bianchi, along with GCM bindery and finishing Prof. Art Seto, volunteered to staff the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild (CBBAG) booth at the OCAD book arts fair. Tabea and Victoria are both teaching assistants in the bindery and finishing courses.

2013 IAPHC Awards Night

GCM fourth-year student Olivia Parker received the 2013 Chia Tse award from Bill Kidd (at left in photo), President of the Toronto chapter of the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC). The award includes a cash award in addition to recognition for academic excellence. Also pictured is Prof. Art Seto who attended the April 3 event and was one of the judges of the Toronto International Gallery of Superb Printing. Congratulations also goes out to students who entered the Graphic Challenge graphic design contest. They received a certificate for their efforts.

GCM Students Attend Binding Industries Conference in Indianapolis

On Saturday April 6 on the way to Indianapolis, third-year students Tabea Lemcke, Erik Long and Galen Gibson, along with Prof. Art Seto, stopped in Ann Arbor Michigan to visit Hollander’s, a store that specializes in bookbinding supplies and tools and sells a very wide range of papers. On Sunday the students participated in a three-hour workshop on marbling papers put on by Indianapolis book artist Martha Nahrwold of Five Seasons Studio. Monday and Tuesday were spent attending the Bindery Industries Association (BIA) conference where students heard about continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, succession planning and other current topics such as “Mastering the Gap: What Entrepreneurs are Missing that Leaders have Mastered.” Third-year students, who are currently interviewing for internships, did a great job of networking with suppliers and other attendees. Staffing the GCM booth gave students the opportunity of spreading the GCM brand internationally.

IAPHC Presents Cheque to RyeTAGA

On April 3 the Toronto chapter of the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC) presented a cheque to GCM’s RyeTAGA group. This award assists the students in producing an award-winning journal containing research papers as well as provides partial funding for students to travel and attend the annual conference. The journal is designed, prepressed, printed and bound by the students using school lab equipment. Students compete against universities from around the world and for the past few years GCM students have been successful in winning an award.

Photo: Alyssa Szeto, GCM 3rd-year student; Bill Kidd, president, IAPHC Toronto; and Faris Abu-Kwiek, GCM 3rd-year student.

RyeTAGA Wins Best Publication Design Award

In early February, twelve students from the RyeTAGA student chapter, along with their faculty advisor, Dr. Martin Habekost, attended the 65th annual TAGA conference in Portland, Oregon. RyeTAGA competed against seven other student chapters for the Kipphan Cup for the best student publication containing research work carried out by undergraduate and graduate students. This year the Kipphan Cup was won by the student chapter from EPG-Pagora in Grenoble, France. The GCM student chapter won the prize for the best publication design. TAGA’s annual conference had an excellent lineup of keynote speakers including speakers from Heidelberg, Germany and from Landa Corporation. The well-attended conference with big-name speakers conveyed enthusiasm for print and showed that a lot of research work is still done in this area. The picture shows the all twelve members of the team that went to Portland. Only the support from industry and also from Ryerson University made it possible to have such a large group of students attend the conference. The RyeTAGA student chapter is very thankful for all the support it received!

2013 Summer Internships: Ready, Set, Go!

It’s that time of year again when 100 eager GCM interns head out into the workplace on their summer internships! Our interns have just finished their third year of study and will be working in a diverse range of roles in customer service, prepress, production, project coordination, design, sales and technical service. This amazing experiential learning opportunity is a long-standing tradition and a hallmark of the GCM program. After their internships, our students move into their fourth year of study more knowledgeable, confident and well-rounded members of the graphic arts industry. If you are interested in hiring an intern this summer or you would like to know more about the GCM Internship program, please contact Diana Brown, GCM’s Internship Coordinator (d7brown@ryerson.ca).

Ryerson hosts ThINK

On March 28th, the school hosted our annual colloquium. This year’s event was called ThINK, and its focus was electronic printing and packaging. In past, the event was planned as part of a third-year management course. However for the last two years the students have taken on the hosting task as an extracurricular activity. Three student groups — Course Union, RyeTaga and RyePack — worked together to make the evening a success. Once again the school partnered with the Packaging Association (PAC) to spread the news about this packaging-focused event. In attendance were over 100 students and industry guests.

The colloquium featured two speakers: James Lee, director of technology and innovation at Jones Packaging and Adrien Côté, research scientist at Xerox Research Centre of Canada. Both talks were positive about the potential impact of electronic printing to create smart packaging. “There are many product safety and security opportunities in this market,” said Lee. “Ontario has the right ecosystem to make a significant contribution,” added Côté. Congratulations to the students for a wonderful event. Thank you to our speakers, the PAC, as well as to all of our guests for making the time to attend.

GCM Students Recognized for Leadership

Two graduating GCM students were recently presented with Dennis Mock Student Leadership Awards. The awards recognize students who have been active leaders on committees, teams, clubs, improvement in the quality of life of Ryerson students, encouraging other students to become involved in extracurriculars, and contribution to the sense of community at Ryerson.

The awards were presented at a well-attended annual ceremony. Presenting the awards were Dennis Mock, himself a former Vice-President of Ryerson, and John Isbister, Interim Provost. GCM students Trung Nguyen (left) and Sommer Johnson (right) were recognized for their outstanding extracurricular student leadership within GCM.

GCM Grad Becomes Senior Marketing Manager at Unisource

Unisource Canada, Inc., has announced the addition of Nancy Sobhy (GCM Class of 2005) to the position of Senior Marketing Manager, Paper and Wide Format for USMA and Canada. “We are excited to have Nancy Sobhy join our team. Her expertise in brand management, lead generation and her understanding of the Graphic Arts and Communications industry will be a great asset for Unisource and our customers,” said Stéphane Dagenais, Senior Director of Marketing at Unisource.

Nancy joined Unisource with significant work experience following her studies at GCM. Her most recent experience includes a three year stint in Australia as a product manager for a global merchant, as well as previous experience in the printing ink and commercial print fields in Canada.

         Students Now Applying to GCM for Fall 2013

GCM is receiving many applications from high-school, college and university students for September 2013 admission. The four-year Ryerson degree is Canada’s only degree especially for future managers in the graphic communications industries.

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GCM graduates enjoy outstanding job opportunities upon graduating, often stemming from the third-year internship which places students in companies for a work experience.

Prospective students can still apply to Graphic Communications Management or change their existing applications for university. March 1, 2013 is Ryerson’s “guaranteed consideration date” for GCM, meaning all applications received by that date receive full consideration. Applications received after March 1st will be considered on a space-available basis.

To learn more about opportunities in GCM, check out our new video at Vimeo or visit our website. Prospective students are invited to Discover Ryerson Day on Thursday, March 14th. On this full-day event at Ryerson, you will tour Ryerson’s downtown campus and learn about the classes, labs and many amazing opportunities available in GCM.


Job Fair


Mark your calendars because on Thursday, March 7th, 2013 the School of Graphic Communications Management will be holding its annual Job Fair at Ryerson University.

Job Fair is an exciting event that is run “speed-dating” style. Employers conduct 10-minute interviews with the opportunity to meet up to 12 candidates in just two hours.

Job Fair runs from 4–6 p.m. for graduating students seeking full time employment and from 7–9 p.m. for students who have just finished their third year of study and are seeking a summer internship. Employers are invited to conduct interviews in one or both of the sessions. There will be a break from 6–7 p.m. with dinner provided for all employers.

The internship program has been a successful part of GCM for many years. Many employers see it as a 4-month long interview. As such, numerous 3rd-year students remain working part-time with their internship companies throughout their 4th year, then join full-time after graduating. Another popular reason for employing an intern is to give the employer’s staff the opportunity to take some vacation time in the summer. Of course best of all an internship means that the employer can find a fresh grad with work experience in the field the very next year. The students work hard to prepare for job fair. With visits from career center experts, resume reviews, personality profile analysis and mock interview sessions they are ready and excited to meet you at job fair! Last year was an exciting evening with record attendance from employers and we hope you will join us again this year!

Click this link to download the 1-page PDF Job Fair flyer. For further detail, visit the Job Fair website or contact Taras Karpiuk at 416-979-5050. To register your company for Job Fair, visit the Job Fair Registration site.

Registrations underway for upcoming International Circle (IC) Conference

Registration is now open for the 45th Conference of the International Circle, which will take place at Ryerson from June 2-6, 2013. Additionally, researchers are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the conference. Full details, including online registration and submission of abstracts, are available at www.ic2013ryerson.ca.

The International Circle (IC) of Educational Institutes for Graphic Arts, Technology and Management was founded in 1957 in Lausanne, Switzerland, and now consists of over 100 member institutions with educational or research programs in the graphic arts. Previous conferences have been held in Budapest (2012), Norrkoping, Sweden (2011), and Moscow (2010). The 2013 Toronto conference marks the first conference in North America for the IC, and Ryerson is pleased to have been invited to host it. In addition to hosting an annual conference and several smaller events, the IC publishes the peer-reviewed journal, International Circular of Graphic Education and Research.

The June conference program includes two days of academic presentations, discussions and networking sessions. There will also be a social day in famous Niagara Falls and industry tours. Most meals are included. An accompanying persons program is also offered. Already, interest in the conference has been extensive, and a good number of registrations and abstracts have been received.

The reduced (early-bird) registration rate is available until February 28, 2013. The final deadline for submission of abstracts is April 1, 2013. Reduced (early-bird) rate accommodations starting at $52 per night are presently available. We hope you will join us in Toronto this June!

Certificate in Graphic Communications

The seven-course Certificate in Graphic Communications is offered by Ryerson’s Chang School of Continuing Education and includes courses that are part of the full-time GCM degree. Certificate participants complete four compulsory courses and three electives.

The following courses will be offered in the 2013 Spring/Summer semester.

CGRA 202 – Layout and Typography II
Tuesday and Thursday: May 7 – June 18

CGRA 203 Introduction to Electronic Premedia ll
Monday and Wednesday: May 6 – June 19

CGRA 204 Printing Processes ll
Tuesday and Thursday: June 13 – July 25

CGRA 230 – Selling in the Graphic Arts
Tuesday and Thursday: May 7 – June 18

CGRA 116 – Estimating in the Graphic Arts
Available through Distance Education: May 4 – July 27

Enrollment commences Monday, March 18, 2013. The next Open House will be Wednesday March 27, 2013 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

For additional information relating to the certificate, please see the Curriculum > Part-time link on the GCM home page.

ryeTAGA student chapter attends the 65th TAGA conference and wins “Best Publication Design Award”

The annual technical conference of TAGA took place from February 3 to 6 in Portland, OR. The ryeTAGA student chapter worked very hard over the last few months to produce their student journal. The students competed against students from six other universities for the grand prize, the Kipphan Cup. This year the cup was won by the French student chapter of INP-Pagora in Grenoble. The Ryerson student chapter won the prize for “Best Publication Design.” The design of the brochure was done by Tracy Ta, a 3rd-year student. GCM can be proud of this achievement. The production of the journal and the travel to the conference was made possible through all the donations from the University and many people from industry. Thank you to all the sponsors! Together with their faculty advisor, Martin Habekost, 12 students travelled to Portland and enjoyed the interesting and diverse presentations. The 2014 conference of TAGA will be in Fort Worth, TX.

Photo: GCM student presenting their journal to the members of the other student chapters.

GCM Visits Atlantic Packaging

This February RyePack organized another exciting plant tour. This time our host was Atlantic Packaging. We were able to visit their corrugated plant in Brampton. It was an exciting tour as we do not often get a chance to see the manufacturing processes leading up to printing. For example, in action we saw Atlantic’s 110″ wide corrugator. This is the machine that makes corrugate board by sandwiching the flute between two sheets of paper. This corrugator happens to be quite a large example of the technology which is always exciting to see. After the plant tour, we got to learn about many different types of corrugated boxes. We saw first hand the broad range of applications for corrugate, from protecting your furniture during shipping to actually being furniture. Last but not least, we were able to check out Atlantic’s test lab. This lab allows the company to make sure that their products meet quality standards. An example of such a test would be a drop test, in which a box with product in it is dropped repeatedly at different angles to test if it is well protected. A big thank you to Phil Watson, Design Manager and Packaging Consultant for arranging the tour and teaching us more about packaging!

Photo: GCM students learning about packaging at Atlantic Packaging.

GCM Prof. Rich Adams Exchange Teaching in Kiev, Ukraine

Rich Adams recently completed the first of two exchange teaching semesters at the National Technical University of Ukraine (NTUU), also known as Kiev Polytechnic Institute (KPI), Institute of Publishing and Printing, in Kiev, Ukraine.

He taught courses in web design and colour management to about 45 students who were 3rd-, 4th-, 5th-year specialist’s degree and 6th-year master’s students, along with two Ph.D. candidates. (Ukraine offers a specialist’s degree that’s in between a bachelor’s and master’s.) The students were fluent in English, but six graduate students from the Foreign Languages Department assisted with translation. In their program the students have little exposure to web design so were happy to have a dedicated course in HTML (which is in American English) taught by a native English-speaking instructor. Similar to GCM’s course, each student produced a 4-page web site.

In the colour management course students learned to profile digital cameras, monitors, printers, and proofers.

Since KPI did not have a distance-learning program like Ryerson’s “Blackboard,” Rich used the Russian “Facebook” site, VKontakte, to communicate with students.

For the winter semester, KPI requested repeats of these courses, plus an advanced, seminar-format course on each topic. He also plans to work with some students and faculty on papers for the summer International Circle Conference, to be hosted at GCM.

Photo: About 40 students from Kiev Polytechnic Institute receive special diplomas in a graduation ceremony on December 26, 2012, with Rich Adams (left-centre, in brown-striped sweater), director Dr. Petro Kyrychok (centre, in “Ukrainian blue” sweater) and project coordinator Anastacia Lutsenko (right, in orange scarf).

2012

GCM Job Fair Ready to Take off March 1

One of the greatest successes of the GCM program is students’ excellent employment prospects. On Thursday, March 1, 2012 the School of Graphic Communications Management will host employers from industry for the 2012 GCM Job Fair. The annual event helps companies meet prospective third year summer interns and fourth year graduating students. With interviews scheduled in quick 10-minute “speed dating” style, each employer can meet up to 24 senior students in a single evening. Last year, 62 companies attended from the GTA and as far away as Ohio, BC, and Ottawa.

Interviews of graduating students run from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. A hot buffet dinner is served at 6:00 to all industry participants offering the chance to relax, chat and fill up before interviews of prospective third year interns from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Ryerson GCM students are available for work in late April, and are already excited to explore their opportunities. Please consider how a summer intern or new graduate might be able to benefit your company. Employers are invited to register online now. For further information contact Taras Karpiuk at 416-979-5050 or tkarpiuk@ryerson.ca or visit gcmjobfair.com.

New GCM Student Applications Continue to Roll In

Applications from potential new students wanting to join GCM in September 2012 are showing an increase for the second year in a row. “The greater number of applications to GCM are evidence of the outstanding support from the printing industry for the Ryerson program, excellent employability of our grads, and the overall excitement around Ryerson University as a whole, with new campus spaces, scholarships and opportunities for students,” according to Ian Baitz, Chair of Graphic Communications Management.

Despite the applications already received, Ryerson offers guaranteed equal consideration to all GCM applications received before March 1st, so applications from interested high school and college students continue to arrive. Admission to GCM is based on grades only, but students should have a strong interest in the business and the technology of the graphic communications industry. Ryerson will increase somewhat the number of first-year GCM offers of admission for Fall 2012 in response to the greater number of applications and increased demand for post-secondary education in Ontario.

Potential students and their families are encouraged to visit the “Prospective Students” section of the GCM web page at www.ryerson.ca/gcm and check out courses, scholarships, internship opportunities, teams and clubs, international exchange venues and career prospects. Ryerson will host two final Discover Ryerson Days on Thursday March 8 and 15. Register now to attend.

GCM Colloquium — Hold the Date!

On Thursday, March 29th, Ryerson University’s Graphic Communications Management program will be hosting its annual colloquium event open to all of industry and all GCM students. The theme of the night is “SPARK!: Innovations in Packaging.” Our speakers will be discussing the latest developments in NFC (Near Field Communications) technology and how it is being used in consumer packaging, as well as an in-depth study on the relevance of packaging in an online world.

Mark your calendar now, and continue to visit www.ryerson.ca/gcm for details. We hope to see you there!

Packaging Industry Tours for GCM Students

RyePack, a new student group at GCM geared toward increasing opportunities for students to learn about the packaging industry, has been planning various industry tours with the assistance of the Packaging Association (PAC). The tours are a great way to supplement the curriculum and give students direct exposure to innovative practices. In January, about a dozen students visited RockTenn in Mississauga to learn about modern prepress technology. RockTenn, together with Esko Artworks, has pioneered a prepress process that eliminates a significant amount of time and labour in flexo platemaking. In February, another group of students traveled in the opposite direction to Cobourg to learn about flexo press technology at Cascades. Here they were able to watch a variety of processes in action from plate mounting, printing, ink mixing, gluing, and etc. Both plants taught the students about safety in a manufacturing facility. We had a good laugh at our “outfits” as a result of the extra precaution necessary for food safe packaging being produced at Cascades. We thank our respective tour host and PAC for helping us arrange these exciting opportunities.

RyeTAGA Students to Attend 64th Annual Conference in Florida


RyeTAGA has been working hard the past few months to present a winning journal at the 64th Annual TAGA Conference. The team will be heading to Jacksonville, Florida from March 18-21st with hopes of again returning with the Helmut Kipphan Cup. The student technical journal competition is the highlight of the conference and between the grand prize, best technical paper, or awards in other categories, the students of Ryerson never come home empty-handed. Each student chapter brings their best work to the conference and is judged on technical writing, publication design, and production quality. Production of this year’s journal began in January with the offset press run of the cover, which will then be screen printed over with thermochromic ink for a touch-sensitive effect which students hope will make an impression with the judges. Students are involved in every stage of production from imposition, proofing, and platemaking, to press runs, binding and finishing. Journal production will continue throughout February with the support of several industry sponsors, including RP Graphics and Flash Reproductions. The students of RyeTAGA are also working hard to raise the funds to send ten students to the conference who will represent GCM, Ryerson University, and Canada, as we are the only Canadian chapter of the association. If you would like to help the team in any way on their journey to the conference, please contact them at ryetaga@gmail.com.

Photo: Third-year GCM student, Trung Nguyen, inspects the colour and quality of the press sheet during the offset run of the journal cover.

GCM Students Prepare to Attend DRUPA Trade Show in Germany

In May 2012, a group of 12 students from Graphic Communications Management will be travelling alongside several faculty members to Dusseldorf, Germany. The group will be attending Drupa, the world’s largest trade show for the printing industry, held every four years. Drupa is a huge show, running for two weeks in early May in the 17 halls of the massive Messe Dusseldorf . In 2008, Drupa attracted nearly 2,000 exhibitors and 400,000 visitors from 140 countries. This opportunity will provide students with insight into the newest innovative technologies and equipment in our industry.

During Drupa students will participe in themed tours of areas of the show, such as prepress, offset, flexo, finishing and packaging. These tours have been organized in conjunction with students from the HdM Stuttgart Media University. The GCM students will also visit the university in Stuttgart where they will meet tour the school and get hands-on experience on their unique technologies.

Following Drupa, GCM students contribute to an article which for a Canadian print magazine. They will state what specifically interested them in regards to the print technology they saw.

Overall, this is an opportunity that will not be forgotten by the fortunate candidates, and hopefully through the trips success, doors will be open to many possibilities for the future classes of GCM.

Dr. Reem El Asaleh Joins GCM

Dr. Reem El Asaleh has joined GCM in January 2012 as an assistant professor. She is teaching lectures and labs in the second-year Intermediate Premedia course, GRA 423. Reem recently graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan where she wrote her dissertation on “New Media ICC Profile Constructions and Concerns.” Reem holds a Master of Science degree in Paper Engineering and Imaging Science and Engineering from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science  from United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain. She has worked in both the US and in Dubai, UAE.

At Western Michigan, Reem taught courses in multimedia publication and design, digital imaging and workflow, computer graphics, advanced multimedia and introduction to imaging. She was recognized three times with a Teaching Effectiveness Award. She is an active member of TAGA (Technical Association of the Graphic Arts) and IS&T (The Society for Imaging Science and Technology). Her work with TAGA and IS&T combine her experience in computer programming code and colour management science. She was the recipient of a Research Effectiveness Award for her PhD research. Please join us in welcoming Reem to the GCM Family!

 

GCM Prof Wins Best Paper Award

Great news for Assistant Professor, Natalia Gilewicz, whose recent presentation at the 38th annual IARIGAI conference was announced to take the best paper award! The conference was held in Budapest, Hungary and focused on advances in printing and media technology. Natalia’s paper was entitled “Interaction of Print and Digital Content in Magazine Advertising.” It included a descriptive study resulting from a content analysis conducted with the help of research assistant, Anna Whatman this past summer. The research interrogated what methods advertisers are using to connect readers to digital spaces. The results showed that URLs are the primary method used today, with 87% of all ads catalogued containing URLs. Surprisingly, the uptake was much lower on the inclusion of social media icons and QR codes. Advertisers and magazine publishers who are interested in QR codes and social media and would like to take part in the next phase of the study are urged to contact the researcher for further details at ngilewic@ryerson.ca.

 

GCM Professors Visit Area High Schools

Every year, high school students explore graphic communications through communications technology, graphics or yearbook classes and extra-curricular groups. The faculty at GCM are always looking for high schools to visit to talk to students about the Graphic Communications Management program at Ryerson and the possibilities of the industry. If you know of a high school that would like a professor to visit, please contact Taras Karpiuk in the GCM office at 416-979-5050 or tkarpiuk@ryerson.ca.

GCM Students Attend Printing Future Days in Germany

Three 4th-year GCM students attended the international conference, Printing Future Days, in Chemnitz, Germany, from November 7–11. The biennial conference, sponsored by the International Association of Research Organizations for the Information, Media, and Graphic Arts Industries (IARIGAI), is intended for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral students to present research papers. The three students presented papers written with the help of faculty member Rich Adams:

  • Jenna Fullerton, “ICC Profiling of Digital Cameras”
  • Alexandru Andrei, “HDR Photography of Products”
  • Dusan Sigulinski, “Math of Photography”

After returning from the conference, the students commented about the prominence of sustainability studies.

Photo: Dusan “Duke” Sigulinski (right) prepares for his Printing Future Days presentation, “Math of Photography,” in Chemnitz, Germany.

GCM Bindery Lab Gets New Diecutting Press

GCM recently purchased a tabletop diecutting press as well as a large selection of steel rule dies. Bindery students have been using these tools to create pockets for the inside of their new turned-edge laminated binder project this semester. Next semester students will use these diecutting tools on other bookbinding projects.

GCM Presence at Colour Management Conference

GCM instructors Jason Lisi and Chris Smyth attended the Printing Industries of America 2011 Color Management Conference from December 3rd to December 6th at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix Arizona.

The conference was very well attended, with a large contingent of first time attendees. It featured a variety of excellent keynote speakers including companies and organizations such as Coca-Cola, FOGRA, and X-Rite discussing topics such as the key success factors for successful brand colour management. In addition there were a variety of breakout sessions, developed to address specific areas of interest, including offset printing, packaging printing, and digital printing, as well as recent innovations in colour communications and process control.

On Saturday December 3rd, Jason presented a pre-conference session entitled An Introduction to Digital Printing and Color that gave an overview of the methodologies and terminologies that attendees would be hearing and seeing through out the conference. On Monday December 5, Chris and Jason co-presented a hands-on instrumentation lab targeted at familiarizing participants with the functionality of spectrophotometers and profiling software by having the participants build both monitor and proofing profiles. The participants then used ColorThink Pro to analyze, compare, and contrast the profiles made in the session. As well attendees evaluated contract colour proofs demonstrating final results.

Photo: Chris Smyth and Jason Lisi lead a Hands-on Instrumentation Session on Monday December 5th.

Master of Professional Communication Open House

For a second consecutive Fall term, the GCM collaboratively assisted Master of Professional Communication (MPC) students from the School of Professional Communication to produce a series of posters for a cross-course project within the program. These posters graphically represent connections between selected theorists and theories from the field of Professional Communication. Using Kodak InSite, students uploaded their PDF posters remotely to the GCM’s MIS system and were actively involved in the production and finishing process with the help of GCM faculty and staff. Students’ posters were displayed at the MPC Open House on December 7.  Special thanks to Khaled Ahmed, Jason Lisi, and GCM’s Chair, Ian Baitz, for their assistance and support with this project.

2011

GCM Job Fair Ready to Take off March 1

One of the greatest successes of the GCM program is students’ excellent employment prospects. On Thursday, March 1, 2012 the School of Graphic Communications Management will host cialis order employers from industry for the 2012 GCM Job Fair. The annual event helps companies meet prospective third year summer interns and fourth year graduating students.

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With interviews scheduled in quick 10-minute “speed dating” style, each employer can meet up to 24 senior students in a single evening. Last year, 62 companies attended from the GTA and as far away as Ohio, BC, and Ottawa.

Interviews of graduating students run from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. A hot buffet dinner is served at 6:00 to all industry participants offering the chance to relax, chat and fill up before interviews of prospective third year interns from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Ryerson GCM students are available for work in late April, and are already excited to explore their opportunities. Please consider how a summer intern or new graduate might be able to benefit your company. Employers are invited to register online now. For further information contact Taras Karpiuk at 416-979-5050 or tkarpiuk@ryerson.ca or visit gcmjobfair.com.

New GCM Student Applications Continue to Roll In

Applications from potential new students wanting to join GCM in September 2012 are showing an increase for the second year in a row. “The greater number of applications to GCM are evidence of the outstanding support from the printing industry for the Ryerson program, excellent employability of our grads, and the overall excitement around Ryerson University as a whole, with new campus spaces, scholarships and opportunities for students,” according to Ian Baitz, Chair of Graphic Communications Management.

Despite the applications already received, Ryerson offers guaranteed equal consideration to all GCM applications received before March 1st, so applications from interested high school and college students continue to arrive. Admission to GCM is based on grades only, but students should have a strong interest in the business and the technology of the graphic communications industry. Ryerson will increase somewhat the number of first-year GCM offers of admission for Fall 2012 in response to the greater number of applications and increased demand for post-secondary education in Ontario.

Potential students and their families are encouraged to visit the “Prospective Students” section of the GCM web page at www.ryerson.ca/gcm and check out courses, scholarships, internship opportunities, teams and clubs, international exchange venues and career prospects. Ryerson will host two final Discover Ryerson Days on Thursday March 8 and 15. Register now to attend.

GCM Colloquium — Hold the Date!

On Thursday, March 29th, Ryerson University’s Graphic Communications Management program will be hosting its annual colloquium event open to all of industry and all GCM students. The theme of the night is “SPARK!: Innovations in Packaging.” Our speakers will be discussing the latest developments in NFC (Near Field Communications) technology and how it is being used in consumer packaging, as well as an in-depth study on the relevance of packaging in an online world.

Mark your calendar now, and continue to visit www.ryerson.ca/gcm for details. We hope to see you there!

Packaging Industry Tours for GCM Students

 

RyePack, a new student group at GCM geared toward increasing opportunities for students to learn about the packaging industry, has been planning various industry tours with the assistance of the Packaging Association (PAC). The tours are a great way to supplement the curriculum and give students direct exposure to innovative practices. In January, about a dozen students visited RockTenn in Mississauga to learn about modern prepress technology. RockTenn, together with Esko Artworks, has pioneered a prepress process that eliminates a significant amount of time and labour in flexo platemaking. In February, another group of students traveled in the opposite direction to Cobourg to learn about flexo press technology at Cascades. Here they were able to watch a variety of processes in action from plate mounting, printing, ink mixing, gluing, and etc. Both plants taught the students about safety in a manufacturing facility. We had a good laugh at our “outfits” as a result of the extra precaution necessary for food safe packaging being produced at Cascades. We thank our respective tour host and PAC for helping us arrange these exciting opportunities.

RyeTAGA Students to Attend 64th Annual Conference in Florida

RyeTAGA has been working hard the past few months to present a winning journal at the 64th Annual TAGA Conference. The team will be heading to Jacksonville, Florida from March 18-21st with hopes of again returning with the Helmut Kipphan Cup. The student technical journal competition is the highlight of the conference and between the grand prize, best technical paper, or awards in other categories, the students of Ryerson never come home empty-handed. Each student chapter brings their best work to the conference and is judged on technical writing, publication design, and production quality. Production of this year’s journal began in January with the offset press run of the cover, which will then be screen printed over with thermochromic ink for a touch-sensitive effect which students hope will make an impression with the judges. Students are involved in every stage of production from imposition, proofing, and platemaking, to press runs, binding and finishing. Journal production will continue throughout February with the support of several industry sponsors, including RP Graphics and Flash Reproductions. The students of RyeTAGA are also working hard to raise the funds to send ten students to the conference who will represent GCM, Ryerson University, and Canada, as we are the only Canadian chapter of the association. If you would like to help the team in any way on their journey to the conference, please contact them at ryetaga@gmail.com.

Photo: Third-year GCM student, Trung Nguyen, inspects the colour and quality of the press sheet during the offset run of the journal cover.

GCM Students Prepare to Attend DRUPA Trade Show in Germany

In May 2012, a group of 12 students from Graphic Communications Management will be travelling alongside several faculty members to Dusseldorf, Germany. The group will be attending Drupa, the world’s largest trade show for the printing industry, held every four years. Drupa is a huge show, running for two weeks in early May in the 17 halls of the massive Messe Dusseldorf . In 2008, Drupa attracted nearly 2,000 exhibitors and 400,000 visitors from 140 countries. This opportunity will provide students with insight into the newest innovative technologies and equipment in our industry.

During Drupa students will participe in themed tours of areas of the show, such as prepress, offset, flexo, finishing and packaging. These tours have been organized in conjunction with students from the HdM Stuttgart Media University. The GCM students will also visit the university in Stuttgart where they will meet tour the school and get hands-on experience on their unique technologies.

Following Drupa, GCM students contribute to an article which for a Canadian print magazine. They will state what specifically interested them in regards to the print technology they saw.

Overall, this is an opportunity that will not be forgotten by the fortunate candidates, and hopefully through the trips success, doors will be open to many possibilities for the future classes of GCM.

Dr. Reem El Asaleh Joins GCM

Dr. Reem El Asaleh has joined GCM in January 2012 as an assistant professor. She is teaching lectures and labs in the second-year Intermediate Premedia course, GRA 423. Reem recently graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan where she wrote her dissertation on “New Media ICC Profile Constructions and Concerns.” Reem holds a Master of Science degree in Paper Engineering and Imaging Science and Engineering from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science  from United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain. She has worked in both the US and in Dubai, UAE.

At Western Michigan, Reem taught courses in multimedia publication and design, digital imaging and workflow, computer graphics, advanced multimedia and introduction to imaging. She was recognized three times with a Teaching Effectiveness Award. She is an active member of TAGA (Technical Association of the Graphic Arts) and IS&T (The Society for Imaging Science and Technology). Her work with TAGA and IS&T combine her experience in computer programming code and colour management science. She was the recipient of a Research Effectiveness Award for her PhD research. Please join us in welcoming Reem to the GCM Family!

GCM Prof Wins Best Paper Award

Natalia GilewiczGreat news for Assistant Professor, Natalia Gilewicz, whose recent presentation at the 38th annual IARIGAI conference was announced to take the best paper award! The conference was held in Budapest, Hungary and focused on advances in printing and media technology. Natalia’s paper was entitled “Interaction of Print and Digital Content in Magazine Advertising.” It included a descriptive study resulting from a content analysis conducted with the help of research assistant, Anna Whatman this past summer. The research interrogated what methods advertisers are using to connect readers to digital spaces. The results showed that URLs are the primary method used today, with 87% of all ads catalogued containing URLs. Surprisingly, the uptake was much lower on the inclusion of social media icons and QR codes. Advertisers and magazine publishers who are interested in QR codes and social media and would like to take part in the next phase of the study are urged to contact the researcher for further details at ngilewic@ryerson.ca.

GCM Professors Visit Area High Schools

Every year, high school students explore graphic communications through communications technology, graphics or yearbook classes and extra-curricular groups. The faculty at GCM are always looking for high schools to visit to talk to students about the Graphic Communications Management program at Ryerson and the possibilities of the industry. If you know of a high school that would like a professor to visit, please contact Taras Karpiuk in the GCM office at 416-979-5050 or tkarpiuk@ryerson.ca.

GCM Students Attend Printing Future Days in Germany

Dusan “Duke” Sigulinski (right) prepares for his Printing Future Days presentation, “Math of Photography,” in Chemnitz, Germany.

Three 4th-year GCM students attended the international conference, Printing Future Days, in Chemnitz, Germany, from November 7–11. The biennial conference, sponsored by the International Association of Research Organizations for the Information, Media, and Graphic Arts Industries (IARIGAI), is intended for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral students to present research papers. The three students presented papers written with the help of faculty member Rich Adams:

  • Jenna Fullerton, “ICC Profiling of Digital Cameras”
  • Alexandru Andrei, “HDR Photography of Products”
  • Dusan Sigulinski, “Math of Photography”

After returning from the conference, the students commented about the prominence of sustainability studies.

GCM Bindery Lab Gets New Diecutting Press

GCM recently purchased a tabletop diecutting press as well as a large selection of steel rule dies. Bindery students have been using these tools to create pockets for the inside of their new turned-edge laminated binder project this semester. Next semester students will use these diecutting tools on other bookbinding projects.

GCM Presence at Colour Management Conference

Jason Lisi, Assistant Professor at Ryerson University, and Dr. Mark Bohan, Vice President, Technology and Research, Printing Industries of America Chris Smyth and Jason Lisi lead a Hands-on Instrumentation Session on Monday December 5th.

GCM instructors Jason Lisi and Chris Smyth attended the Printing Industries of America 2011 Color Management Conference from December 3rd to December 6th at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix Arizona.

The conference was very well attended, with a large contingent of first time attendees. It featured a variety of excellent keynote speakers including companies and organizations such as Coca-Cola, FOGRA, and X-Rite discussing topics such as the key success factors for successful brand colour management. In addition there were a variety of breakout sessions, developed to address specific areas of interest, including offset printing, packaging printing, and digital printing, as well as recent innovations in colour communications and process control.

On Saturday December 3rd, Jason presented a pre-conference session entitled An Introduction to Digital Printing and Color that gave an overview of the methodologies and terminologies that attendees would be hearing and seeing through out the conference. On Monday December 5, Chris and Jason co-presented a hands-on instrumentation lab targeted at familiarizing participants with the functionality of spectrophotometers and profiling software by having the participants build both monitor and proofing profiles. The participants then used ColorThink Pro to analyze, compare, and contrast the profiles made in the session. As well attendees evaluated contract colour proofs demonstrating final results.

Master of Professional Communication Open House

For a second consecutive Fall term, the GCM collaboratively assisted Master of Professional Communication (MPC) students from the School of Professional Communication to produce a series of posters for a cross-course project within the program. These posters graphically represent connections between selected theorists and theories from the field of Professional Communication. Using Kodak InSite, students uploaded their PDF posters remotely to the GCM’s MIS system and were actively involved in the production and finishing process with the help of GCM faculty and staff. Students’ posters were displayed at the MPC Open House on December 7.  Special thanks to Khaled Ahmed, Jason Lisi, and GCM’s Chair, Ian Baitz, for their assistance and support with this project.

GCM and OPIA to host Ryerson & Friends Reception at Graphics Canada!

You’re invited to the OPIA / Ryerson & Friends Industry Reception to be held at the Graphics Canada trade show, Toronto International Centre, on Friday, November 11, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Reunite with Ryerson friends and industry colleagues. Join us for lots of fun, food, drinks, entertainment and prizes! Register at graphicscanada.com or by contacting OPIA.

GCM Faculty to Present Seminars at the Graphics Canada Show

From November 10–12, 2011 the Graphics Canada Show will take place at the Toronto International Centre. This year the organizers have set up a seminar series on a wide variety of topics, four of which will include presentations by GCM faculty. Topics that will be covered are in regards to the G7 process, colour & colour measurement, a digital press primer and the use of social media in printing. The presentations will be given by Natalia Gilewicz, Martin Habekost, and Abhay Sharma. There are many other interesting topics on the seminar list. More information is available on the Graphics Canada web site. We hope to see you there!

 New GCM Web Site Launched

With some design and content-management input from Fulcrum Media, GCM launched its new web site — www.ryerson.ca/gcm — in September. The site is hosted on Ryerson’s server and utilizes the Ryerson web template. New photos were added and the content was completely rewritten. Content creators add pages and posts to the site using the WordPress content management system. We hope the new web site will be more attractive and useful to current and prospective students, alumni, industry supporters, and staff.

$99,200 in Awards for GCM Students

Ryerson’s School of Graphic Communications Management held its annual Student Awards Night on November 2. A packed audience of industry, donors, families, and Ryerson faculty and staff were on hand to celebrate the achievements of our students. Awards went out to over 60 GCM students from first through fourth year, based on their work in the last academic year.

Among the many awards presented were 42 Canadian Printing Industries Scholarships; 40 valued at $1250 each and two valued at $5000 each. The scholarship is supported by the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund, through generous donor companies in our industry, and is renewable yearly based on grades. Student Andrew Wong was recognized with the prestigious $10,000 FFTA / Rossini First Place Scholarship. Learn more about awards and scholarships on the GCM web page.

Bookbinding and Book Arts in Practice

Prof. Art Seto attended a one-week bookbinding workshop in July in Rochester. The Visual Studies Workshop (www.vsw.org) where Art attended classes offers a Masters in Fine Arts with visual arts courses in bookbinding, photography, print and others, which can be credited towards a New York state Masters degree. Many of Art’s fellow classmates were Masters degree students at Rochester Institute of Technology. This is another opportunity for GCM grads to pursue further studies. The photo shows some of the many interesting bookbinding structures.

Discover Ryerson Days to Introduce Prospective Students to GCM

One of the most difficult decisions for high school students and their families is what to do after high school. University? College? Enter the work force? Ryerson University welcomes high school students and their families to special Discover Ryerson Days especially designed to answer questions about attending Ryerson programs. Learn about admissions, housing, degree curricula, minors, options and electives, labs, employment rates, extra-curricular activities and campus facilities. Find out about scholarships, bursaries and loans. Discover Ryerson!

Discover Ryerson Days will be held on Thursday November 10 and 24 for students entering university next year. Sign up online to learn all about the amazing opportunities available through GCM.

Successful Esko Road Show held at Ryerson

On October 26, a full house of industry, faculty and GCM student attendees participated in the full-day Esko Road Show, held by Esko Artwork. The event was held at Ryerson’s historic Oakham House, and industry participants had the opportunity to tour the GCM premedia, printing, finishing and simulation labs. Those at the event learned from Esko demonstrators and trainers about a range of Esko solutions, including DeskPack, ArtiosCAD, HD Flexo, and WebCenter.

The Esko event was part of GCM’s ongoing efforts to engage students with industry and increase our exposure to the growing flexo and packaging areas of our industry.

Word-on-the-Street Toronto

Word-on-the-Street is a free annual festival in celebration of literacy and the written word and is held in many cities across Canada. Thousands of young and older readers enjoy the many displays and performances designed to promote reading. Prof. Art Seto assisted at the CBBAG (Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild) booth during the 2011 Toronto festival, billed as the national book and magazine festival.

GCM Photo Studio Doubles in Size

Thanks to funding from GCM and the Ryerson FCAD Equipment Committee, the GCM photo studio, housed in HEI 304, has doubled in size. In addition to 16 new professional-level Nikon D90 Digital SLR cameras for student use, additional sets have been added for portrait, product, and copy photos.

In the 2006–2007 academic year, GCM began teaching digital photography in the second-year curriculum as a replacement for scanning as today’s primary method of image capture in the graphic arts. Faculty consulted with Ryerson’s School of Image Arts and agreed that digital photography for GCM students would be most valuable if it concentrated on technical considerations to achieving accuracy and consistency in the types of photographs most commonly used in publications and web sites: product and still-life photos, macro and copy photos, and portraits. Students focus on technical image capture considerations such as file format, file size, white balance and lighting. Presently, digital photography is taught in the first three years of the curriculum.

With the new Nikon cameras and professional studio equipment, students will be able to complete a number of assignments appropriate to the publication, catalogue, and packaging industries.

RyeTAGA to Attend the March 2012 TAGA Conference

RyeTAGA, the GCM student chapter of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, has formed its new executive team and is working hard on the 2012 Ryerson student journal that will enter the annual competition at the forthcoming March 2012 conference. The student journal will contain five research papers by GCM students. Journals from various university-level graphic communications programs are judged for content, production quality, and other attributes. More information is available on the ryeTAGA Student Chapter web site, which has links to the past student journals. The students and faculty advisor Dr. Martin Habekost are looking forward to the upcoming annual technical conference of TAGA which will take place from March 18–21, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. More information about the conference can be found at the TAGA web site.

The ryeTAGA students will also be at the Graphics Canada Show in November 2011 selling their 2012 desk calendar as a fundraiser and informing attendees about the student chapter and TAGA.

RyePAC Student Packaging Group Launched

October 4, 2011 was the official launch of a new GCM student group called RyePAC. The executive team of students, led by fourth-year student Andrew Wong (3rd-year), has been planning the launch all summer. The group is dedicated to creating opportunities for students to learn about the packaging industry. From hosting events to facilitating competitions to running a blog, the group will work to enrich students’ knowledge of packaging at GCM. The launch drew a crowd of more than 70 students—showing that packaging is important to current students.

Kicking off the event was invited guest James Downham, the President and CEO of the Packaging Association (PAC). He spoke to the students about careers in packaging and congratulated them on a positive step toward an exciting field. The evening finished off with an egg drop contest. The prizes, graciously provided by PAC, went to a group of fourth-year students for lightest egg package to not break from a drop of about 12 feet.

If you would like more information about RyePAC or would like to be involved feel free to contact faculty advisor, Natalia Gilewicz.

Job Listings Now on GCM Web Site

For several years, this bi-monthly GCM e-newsletter has included a “job board” listing some of the best jobs in our industry, especially suitable for GCM students and graduates. As part of an effort to connect employers with GCM students and grads, we’ve moved our jobs listing to a dedicated and continually updated page on the new GCM web site — www.ryerson.ca/gcm. We still plan to feature a few interesting job postings occasionally in our newsletter as a special feature. We hope that this move will make our job listings more timely and relevant.

Ryerson GCM grads succeed in all sorts of positions in our industry: production coordinators, estimating, sales, pre-press, scheduling, print buying, consumables, quality control, health and safety and many more. Companies seeking well-qualified students and grads from Canada’s only degree program for the printing industries are invited to email their job postings to Taras Karpiuk in the GCM office or phone him at 416-979-5050.

 

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Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto
July/August 2011


Welcome to our July/August 2011 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. Thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting Canada’s only degree in graphic communications management. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage.


Sustainable Packaging Conference

Pac EventOn Wednesday, June 22, six GCM students along with Assistant Professor Natalia Gilewicz, attended the Walmart Sustainable Packaging Conference V, held in conjunction with the PACKEX Toronto trade show and Sustainable Packaging Student Design Competition in Mississauga. The event was organized by The Packaging Association of Canada. Conference participants were fortunate to hear from a variety of speakers on the topic of “Becoming Sustainable” including Walmart Canada President & C.E.O. David Cheesewright, P&G Global Packaging Development Associate Director Alan Blake and TerraChoice President & C.E.O. Scott McDougall. Among the exciting topics presented were “Embedding Sustainability in Organizational Culture”, “The Seven Sins of Green Washing” and “Future Predictions for Sustainable Packaging Materials”. Students had the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals from all over North America.

Full group caption (left to right): Natalia Gilewicz (Faculty advisor), Babak Amoozgar, Karley Wu, Emily Wong, Faris Abu-Kwiek, Liam Maddock, Dusan Sigulinski, Lee Jones, and Andrew Wong.


GCM Brings Home Top Prizes at Packaging Competition

First Place PAC
Third Place PAC

Top: Dusan Sigulinski (centre, in pink shirt) accepts the first-place award on behalf of his team in the Packaging Association of Canada’s Sustainable Packaging Student Design Competition.
Bottom: Babak Amoozgar (centre, in purple shirt) accepts the third-place award on behalf of his team.

In June, two teams of 4 students each competed in the Sustainable Packaging Student Design Competition organized by the Packaging Association of Canada (PAC). The School of Graphic Communications Management has been involved with PAC for some time, however it was our first time submitting packaging designs for competition. The challenge was to redesign the primary package as well as retail ready package for Knorr Sidekicks. We were very pleased that of two submissions, both proceeded through to the final round of judging. The students then delivered presentations to the panel of judges (which included executives from Unilever, Walmart and PAC) at the PACKEX trade show in Toronto.

The students nervously awaited the results while enjoying the show and reflecting on how much they had learned through experience. Once again, the value of experiential learning at Ryerson really shone through — both teams returned to Ryerson as winners! Andrew Wong (team leader), Lee Jones, Liam Maddock, and Dusan Sigulinski are 1st place winners, receiving an award of $3000. Babak Amoozgar (team leader), Faris Abu-Kwiek, Emily Wong and Karley Wu were third-place winners, receiving $1000. The second place prize went to Christian Thomas from Humber College.

The win represents the hard work and dedication of the students as well as significant time and resource investments made by the school to further our involvement in the packaging industry. Chair of GCM Ian Baitz facilitated our students’ participation in this event. Heading up the team of students was Assistant Professor Natalia Gilewicz, who is the faculty advisor for a new student group at the school called RyePAC. The launch of the group is this coming September 2011 but the membership is already 80 students strong, with Andrew Wong (one of the first place winners) as the elected president of the group. The win is a step in the right direction for a school who is continuously looking to increase engagement in the packaging industry.


GCM Student Andrew Wong wins $10,000 Rossini Scholarship

Andrew WongThird year GCM student Andrew Wong was selected as the 2011 winner of the prestigious Rossini Scholarship. This competitive $10,000 scholarship is provided courtesy of Rossini North America to allow a student to pursue a special research project in flexography. Andrew was presented his award at the 2011 FTA Flexo Forum in Indianapolis. Rossini is a worldwide supplier of air-mount printing sleeves to the flexographic, gravure, coating and Thermal Photopolymer lamination industries. Andrew’s innovative winning project involves the design of a flexo plate for output on an “Objet 3D” printer (see video), supplied by “Proto3000 3D Engineering Solutions” in Vaughan, and then testing its print quality on Ryerson’s Comco Cadet Flexo press. Such 3D printers are currently being used for rapid prototyping of a variety of three dimensional models using a process called “polyjet” which is able to produce 3D objects with no waste material. Andrew is hoping that this project will open discussion into the possibility of using 3D printers as an alternative to traditional photopolymer platemaking methods.”

Photo shows Andrew Wong receiving his $10,000 Rossini Scholarship at the 2011 FTA Flexo Forum.


GCM Students Volunteer at CFTC Golf Tournament

CFTC LogoCFTC Golf TournamentRyerson’s GCM program has benefited over the years from the generous support of the Canadian Flexographic Training Committee (CFTC), an industry-sponsored society dedicated to advancing education in flexography in Canada. The CFTC assisted GCM with the installation of its flexo press, and it has sponsored Ryerson students in the Phoenix Challenge flexo competition. On June 6, Ryerson students accompanied by GCM Chair Ian Baitz were proud to “give back” to the CFTC and the flexo industry by volunteering at the CFTC’s 30th Annual Roll Label Golf Tournament. The tournament was held at the beautiful Nobleton Lakes Golf Club, and the good weather brought out excellent attendance from industry professionals. In addition to personnel from many Ontario flexo printers and suppliers, FTA President Mark Cisternino was in attendance. Ryerson students volunteered on the putting greens at this special fund raiser event. Companies interested in learning more about the CFTC and invited to visit www.flexography.ca

Photo shows Ryerson student volunteers Hannah Plavnick, Nate Plavnick, Stephanie Eagle and Andrew Wong.


Job Listings

Customer Service Representative, Eclipse Imaging, Burlington, ON. Eclipse Imaging is a leader in the large-format printing market and also offers offset and digital printing. We cater primarily to the outdoor, agency, and retail communities. We are currently seeking a customer service representative with print-related experience.   To be successful in this position you must have a general knowledge of printing production processes and excellent customer service and communication skills. In addition, demonstrated interpersonal skills, superior organizational and time-management skills, and working knowledge of software applications are required. Responsibilities include coordinating all aspects of jobs through the production process. To be considered, please forward resume in confidence to Andrea Street, astreet@eclipseimaging.ca.

Flexographic Technical Sales Representative, Ernest Green & Son Ltd, Ontario. Ideal for GCM graduate with experience in a flexographic printing environment for 3+ years. Position involves sales of equipment, software, and supplies to flexographic printing companies in Ontario. Assets include great communication skills, self-starter, and some form of sales experience. Please forward resume to Mike Wildbore, National Business Manager, WFI Equipment, mwildbore@ernestgreen.com.

Inside Sales Representative WFI (Wide Format Inkjet), Ernest Green & Son. Ideal for GCM graduate with 2 or more years of experience in a wide-format digital print shop. Position involves sales of wide-format equipment, software, and supplies to various parts of Canada. Assets include knowledge of different WFI printing technologies, great communication skills, self-starter with sales experience. Please forward resume to Mike Wildbore, National Business Manager, WFI Equipment, mwildbore@ernestgreen.com.

Customer Service Representative, Wild On Media. Wild On Media is an Out-Of-Home Media Company offering a number of unique and exciting mediums covering many areas.  We are looking for someone who thrives on meeting and talking to people. Successful candidate will work with advertising agencies’ media planners and buyers in providing them with assistance in planning campaigns for their clients. Your focus on the task at hand will determine your success.  Check out our website at www.wildonmedia.com.  Email resume to Gene W. Plouffe, Chairman, gene@wildonmedia.com, or mail to Wild On Media, 830 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2L3. We’ll arrange for an interview.

R&D Positions, Agfa Graphics, Toronto. Agfa Graphics is looking for three clever, eager and friendly printer technician/technologist/operators to join our grand format inkjet printer R&D team. Positions would appeal to hands-on individuals who like machines, electronics, software, colour management, image quality and operating a printer more than it would appeal to a person who likes graphics, design, and art production. For consideration please forward resume to Rob Layton, Director, Research & Development, Agfa Graphics, rob.layton@agfa.com.

Planner, Gilmore Printing Services Inc., Kanata, ON. Position requires knowledge of digital and offset print production processes, print finishing and bindery, estimating, basic computer skills, general knowledge of graphics software programs, knowledge of substrate characteristics and specifications, along with strong communication skills, organization and attention to detail. See www.gilmoreprinting.com. For consideration please email resume to gpssales@gilmore.ca.

Estimator, Ricoh, Aurora, ON. Position involves analyzing tender documents and developing competitive pricing, meeting the intent of project requirements. Please forward resume to Sonya Kehoe, Manager, Finance and Administration, sonya.kehoe@ricoh.ca.

Client Services/Project Manager, PH Innovations, Mississauga, ON. PNH Innovations is a leading provider of branded grand format print solutions for event and experiential marketing, point-of-sale displays and out-of-home advertising in North America. Responsibilities include acting as a liaison between sales, customers, manufacturing and outside vendors to ensure the timely production of projects and to efficiently meet customer needs; checking estimates from sales for accuracy and converting to work orders detailing the parameters of the project; preparing comprehensive, accurate and timely written instructions for all applicable manufacturing departments and outside vendors; managing jobs though the various phases of production, including outside purchases, from conversion of estimate through final delivery; maintaining daily production schedules and keeping customer/sales informed of the status of their projects.
For consideration please email resume to Geoff Barker, General Manager, gbarker@pnh.ca.

Senior Mac Operator, Deco Labels & Tags. Key tasks include maintenance (10%), prepress production and colour separations (65%), quality control (10%), and customer service support (15%). If interested, please email resume to Jens Lepa, Operations Manager, Deco Labels & Tags, JensL@decolabels.com.

Estimator, Harmony Printing Limited, Toronto. Position entails preparing job estimates using a computerized estimating system (Enterprise Print Management), working with sales reps, plant management and customer service reps to plan production in an optimal fashion. Harmony is a full-service commercial and financial printer, and the successful candidate will demonstrate a working knowledge of printing processes, both digital and litho, together with knowledge of  paper, ink, and  mailing services. If interested please email cover letter with resume to HR@harmonyprinting.com.

Americas Training Operations Associate, Esko Graphics, Miamisburg, OH. Position involves working with product management and other subject matter experts in the definition and deployment of a customer eLearning strategy & tactical plan; leading the development, deployment and management of customer product training movies/videos; build the business model to ensure an appropriate return on investment; manage costs and identify revenue opportunities aligned to these training movies; work with EskoArtwork IT and the Esko Academy to ensure that targeted customers are able to access and use training movies. For consideration please email resume to Larry Moore, Director, Software Services N.A., EskoArtwork, larry.moore@esko.com.

Sales and Marketing Coordinator, SupremeX Envelope, Toronto Area. This position will be responsible for development and coordination of marketing communications and sales tools.  It combines a mix of daily responsibilities with multiple projects, ranging from fielding calls to preparing reports to managing marketing initiatives to planning meetings and social events. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume & cover letter to Human Resources: hr.central@supremex.com.

Account Manager, SupremeX Envelope, Toronto Area. Canada’s largest envelope manufacturer is looking for a high energy Account Manager to manage and develop a territory of end user customers. The Account Manager role will focus on managing and developing current and prospective end user accounts. The Account Manager will be responsible for regular contact with all clients in the assigned territory and developing, quoting, and closing all sales opportunities.  This role will focus on selling the entire product offering of the company, maintaining good customer relationships with clients, and liaising with customers on various matters including:  credit worthiness, needs assessment, order fulfillment (including online ordering system implementation and development), delivery, and invoicing. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume & cover letter to Human Resources: hr.central@supremex.com.

Studio Coordinator, Integrated Services, Optic Nerve, Toronto. Qualified candidate will act as the bridge between the studio and production departments, coordinating production activities for all print jobs; work in tandem with Print Production Manager and Studio Manager; ensure that all projects timelines and project specifications are met and according to schedule. For consideration please email resume to careers@optnerve.com. Web site www.optnerve.com.

Specialist, In-Store Signage, Loblaw’s, Brampton, ON. Successful candidate will execute large and complex in-store signage programs to support national, divisional and brand marketing plans. Responibilities include informing manager of projects’ status to support effective marketing planning; building sign lists with detailed job specs, submit to suppliers, and manage quote process; negotiating for best prices; maintaining budget for individual program, ensuring cost effectiveness; managing timelines for signage portion of marketing process; coordinating signage production with printers and approving printer proofs; coordinating signage distribution to stores; troubleshooting when issues arise; and other responsibilities. For consideration please email resume to Andrew Dunkerly, Senior Manager, Marketing Services, andrew.dunkerly@loblaw.ca.


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Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto
May/June 2011


Welcome to our May/June 2011 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto.

Thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting Canada’s only degree in graphic communications management. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage.


Manfred Breede’s New Book, Adding Value to Print

Adding Value to PrintManfred BreedePrinting Industries Press is pleased to announce a new book by GCM Professor Emeritus Manfred Breede, Adding Value to Print. PIA’s Book of the Month for May/June, the book discusses value-enhancing additions to books such as diecutting, exotic folds, lenticular printing, special substrates, and inclusion of CDs and sound chips.

An interview with Manfred about the book is available on the PIA web site. Adding Value to Print is available from Printing Industries of America for US$55 (members) or $75 (nonmembers).

The March/April GCM Newsletter featured an article about Manfred’s new apps for iPhone, iPod, and iPad. Manfred reports that he now has authored 27 apps in Apple’s App Store and two more are in development. To date the apps have been downloaded from 20 countries.

Manfred is particularly excited about one app in development that calculates the buckle stop adjustments of a folding machine for any gatefold dimensions. He believes this is the only app, and possibly the only software, of its kind. Another gatefold app that assists prepress technicians to plan gatefold templates is already available in the App Store.


Canadian Printing Awards Announced

CPAPrintAction Magazine has announced its Canadian Printing Awards Program. According to the magazine’s Printing Awards site, “There are 27 categories available for submissions. The Awards program is comprised of three sections: Industry Achievement, Environmental Printing and Quality Printing.” Entry forms, available on the site, are due September 15, 2011.


Abhay Sharma Discusses Colour Management at Fujifilm Canada Seminar

Dr. Abhay SharmaFujifilm Canada held a 2-day seminar series at its Mississauga facilities the first week in June. Printers heard about technical topics such as colour management, inkjet trends, and environmental compliance, as well as getting demonstrations on the latest Fujifilm products, especially its new offerings in inkjet.

GCM’s Dr. Abhay Sharma presented a topic, “Profit Through Colour Management,” that focused on predictable and repeatable colour management, including G7 certification.

(Photo courtesy of Brian Ellis)


Natalia Gilewicz on Educating the “Net Generation”

Natalia GilewiczGCM Professor Natalia Gilewicz presented a session at the 2011 Ryerson Faculty Conference called “Teaching the Net Generation: Exploring Networked Learning and Digital Collaboration Methods.” In her session, Natalia pointed out that current students of the “net generation,” the first digital natives, can be effectively engaged by linking traditional classroom and online methods of interaction. They have different learning styles that we can exploit to improve their experience in the classroom. For example, in her classes, Natalia asks students to post topics of discussion that are interesting to students and relevant to the course material. Some topics are then discussed in a live classroom setting to round out the digital experience. GCM as a whole, is a school in which we all strive to engage our students so that their learning experiences are more meaningful and permanent.


GCM Professors Visit Interpack Trade Show in Düsseldorf, Germany

Every three years the world’s largest packaging show, Interpack, takes place in Düsseldorf on the same fairgrounds as the DRUPA trade show. The products shown include wrapping and sealing foils; containers of all shapes, sizes and materials; and machines for packaging anything from yoghurt to personal care products, pet food, and tea.

Professors Chris Kular and Martin Habekost attended the show for three days, seeing all 17 exhibition halls. They were astonished to see the scope of the packaging side of our industry. The good news for the print industry was, all packages were very colourful and were made with one or more print technologies.

Four halls were dedicated to food manufacturing. Visitors could could see how cookies, waffles, and other baked goods are made. Martin commented that the products seem less appetizing now that he knows they are made on such on a large scale. Many robots are being used to fill, sort, stack and pack. Bioplastisc were a hot topic. These are plastics that can be made from starch or poly lactic acid (PLA), which can be demonstrated to decompose naturally in 3 months. Products made from these materials go way beyond the compostable liner bag for the kitchen garbage. They include plates, cutlery, drinking cups, storage containers. Today bioplastics have become so advanced that they are virtually indistinguishable from conventional petrochemical-based plastics. The show also featured a machine that made pyramidal-shaped tea bags from a plastic-based fabric that included the string with the pre-printed label. The machine manufactured and filled hundreds of bags a minute. The machine has a compact footprint and retails for approximately C$665,000.


Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Applications for 1st-Year Students Due June 30

CPI LogoIncoming first-year GCM students may apply for the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship. The deadline June 30, 2011. The scholarship, funded by the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund, is $1,250 per year, renewable annually for the student’s university career provided the student maintains a good GPA. The scholarship is open to high school students who have a high school average of 80% or higher and have been admitted into GCM at Ryerson. Full details are on the CPIA web site at: http://www.cpia-aci.ca/scholarship-trust-fund/index_e.php

Student applicants must submit the application form available from the CPIA web site together with a recent high school transcript (final transcript NOT required) directly to the CPIA in Ottawa. Submissions by mail, courier, email or fax are accepted. The deadline is June 30, 2011.


GCM Professors Meet with Exchange Students

GCM Exchange StudentsTwo GCM students, Tanya Walters and Amanda Lewis, are spending a semester at the Hochschule der Medien (HdM, Stuttgart Media University). Professors Chris Kular and Martin Habekost met with the students at the Interpack tradeshow in Düsseldorf. The students were amazed by the size of the trade show and what they saw. They were fascinated by the speed that a potato gets transformed into a potato chip (20 min) and the amount of potatoes that a machine can processes per hour. The gentlemen they spoke to mentioned several North American potato chip brands that are made with this equipment. Amanda and Tanya also learned that it is possible to recycle candy. A Dutch company invented a process that removes all flavours and colours from unsold candy through chemical and physical processes. The end product is water that contains sugar, which forms the basis for new candy products.

Pictured: Tanya Walters, Martin Habekost and Amanda Lewis at the entrance to the Interpack show.


GCM-HdM — A Growing Friendship Between Two Universities

Thomas Sprinzing and Stefanie StrohAs part of his visit to Germany Martin Habekost spent two days at the HdM to talk to deans and program chairs about the exchange program between HdM and GCM. Martin has developed a list of comparable courses, so students from HdM and GCM see which courses are available to them the could count as possible credits towards their final degrees. The lists was refined and updated, and in general both parties agreed on the suggested course selections. Martin also talked to the International Office to get some feedback on the first exchange between GCM and HdM. Everyone at HdM was very supportive of the exchange and is determined to make it a success and an ongoing component of the cooperation between GCM and HdM. The International Office has also developed a list of courses that are partially taught in English or use an English textbook. Questions were discussed on exchanges of professors. During the time in Stuttgart Martin was able to meet with former exchange professors Thomas Sprinzing and Stefanie Stroh, who taught at GCM in 2008–09 and 2009–10, respectively. As always the welcome was very warm and friendly.


Calling all GCM Alumni for Updated Business Card Display!

Since Ryerson opened its doors in 1948, many thousands of successful print professionals have graduated from GCM and embarked on successful careers. GCM Alumni are working in hundreds of large and small companies across Canada and around the world, in all sorts of fascinating positions.

GCM is working to update its displays of Alumni business cards prominently featured in the modern Heidelberg Centre on campus. We take pride in the accomplishments of GCM grads and where they’re going, and we like to share the success of our Alumni with current students. Whether you are a grad of 1949 or 2010, working in print or another field, currently in the work force or retired, we invite you to add your name and current business card to our important Alumni display. Please mail 2 original business cards, printing your graduation year in pencil on the back, to: Taras Karpiuk Ryerson University – GCM 350 Victoria St., Toronto ON M5B 2K3


INTERQUEST 2011 Digital Printing Forum – A Big Success!

InterquestOn Wednesday, May 11, Ryerson welcomed the 2011 Digital Printing Forum to the Heidelberg Centre. The event, hosted by INTERQUEST, attracted more than 150 participants from all over North America! The full-day seminar featured 22 different speakers, presenting a range of relevant and compelling topics. The morning seminar focused on Digital Printing and Multi-Channel Communications, including Market Trends, Synergies between Printed & Electronic Communications and the Convergence of Direct Mail & Transactional/Transpromo Printing. The afternoon session featured topics relating to Digital Books & Manual Printing, including Market Trends, Book Printers & Distributors Progress Report and Publishers’ Perspectives. Forum participants also enjoyed the opportunity to visit displays and booths set up by event sponsors as well as attend the closing reception hosted by Webcom. The 2011 Digital Printing Forum was sponsored by industry leaders – Canada Post, Canon, Cascades, Fujifilm, GMC, HP, KBR Graphics Canada, Kodak, NewPage, Océ, QuadGraphics, Ricoh InfoPrint Solutions, RISO and Webcom – and supported by the Canadian Printing Industries Association, Canadian Book Professionals’ Association, Direct Marketing Association of Toronto and Xplor Canada.


GCM Team Presents at Phoenix Challenge in Indianapolis

Phoenix ChallengeRyerson flexo students competed at the fourth annual Phoenix Challenge Flexo Competition this year, held in Indianapolis. GCM’s team of five students developed and presented to judges three unique products as part of their proposed solution for packaged items for a golf tournament. The team worked together to conduct market research and design three packaged products – lip balm, matchstick golf tee holder, and golf ball tube – as well as a new Phoenix Challenge logo. Their work also included production of the labels on coated cardstock and clear polyfilm substrates on the GCM Comco Cadet flexo press. As part of their research and planning, students visited local printing companies to consult with industry professionals. Ryerson, proudly the only Canadian school to participate, competed against ten other schools from all over the United States, including California, Missouri, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina. Although Ryerson’s team did not bring home a Top Achievement Award this year, judges and other competing schools were very impressed with their design, concept, production and problem solving capabilities.

Photo: Team members Stephanie Eagle (fourth year), Daniel Quattrociocchi (fourth year), Jai Gandhi (fourth year), Nathan Plavnick (fourth year) and Hannah Plavnick (second year) and faculty advisor Ian Baitz.


Students Travel to Indianapolis for Flexo Forum and Info-Flex

Infl-FlexAlong with the Phoenix Challenge Competition team, an additional six Ryerson students traveled to the FTA Flexo Forum conference and Info-Flex trade show, held in Indianapolis in May. GCM students participated in the conference which was attended by approximately 1500 industry professionals, and showed the Ryerson colours at a student-designed booth at Info-Flex. The flexo-inspired booth showcased an innovative “lenticular” banner as well as a variety of materials and handouts. GCM students designed and printed original labels using GCM’s flexo press, and the labels proved to be a real hit at the conference! The team fundraised within the school and was very grateful to receive support from the Canadian Flexographic Training Committee and the Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson.

Photo: GCM students Oliver Borovic (first year), Rebecca Zavitz (third year), Nikita Kuzmin (first year), Mark Corrigan (second year), and Emma Blanchard (first year) at the Ryerson Info-Flex booth.


Ryerson GCM Students Visit RIT School of Print Media

RITOn April 7 and 8, 2011 five GCM students interested in furthering their education with a Masters degree enjoyed a two-day visit and tour of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the School of Print Media. The group got to meet one-on-one with RIT professors and talk to them about the RIT Master’s degree program and research opportunities. They toured several of RIT’s facilities. At the Printing Applications Laboratory (PAL), they saw the Sunday 2000 Web Press, used for printing research. At the Cary Library, they examined several rare manuscripts, including a page from a Gutenberg Bible. The students came away with a greater understanding of the opportunities they may pursue at RIT. The trip was organized by GCM instructor Scott Millward and Professor Art Seto. Ryerson would like to thank Dr. Pat Source and Dr. Scott Williams of RIT for hosting.

Picture: Tour in front of the Sunday 2000 at PAL. Left to right: Jeanette Bredsten (RIT), Dealva Jade Dowd-Hinkle (RIT), and Ryerson students Ashley Wetherall, Ahmed Al Abbas, Bruno Di Iacovo, Manuel Fink, Marianna Kosterina, Dan Horowitz (RIT).


GCM 4th-Year Student Ashley Wetherall Participates in Library’s “Project iPad”

Ashley WetherallFourth-year GCM student Ashley Wetherall participated in “Project iPad,” a pilot project put together by the Electronic Resource Librarians at the Ryerson Library. After writing a short essay as an application, Ashley was one of 4 students selected to take part as a member of the Ryerson Library Student Advisory Committee. She was given an iPad to use and experiment with for the Winter Semester in order to see whether iPads are a benefit or hindrance to learning. Ashley blogged about her research every week and assisted Resource and Tech Librarians with research on a new electronic resource that will be coming to the Ryerson Library in the upcoming school year.

Ashley writes, “Being a GCM student allowed me to have a unique experience within Project iPad because in my day-to-day studies it virtually replaced paper and printed materials. I learned a lot about the advances in tablets and electronic learning resources.” A die-hard ink-and-paper GCMer, Ashley also commented, “In the end, I discovered that even though the iPad was filled with convenient apps for reading and learning, such as myPANTONE and Good Reader, nothing is better than the physical feeling of a book and the pages within it.”


Job Listings

Project Manager, PI Media Division, St. Joseph Media, Toronto. As the prime internal client support role, the Project Manager is responsible for communicating client needs, as delivered by the Account Director, within all production areas of St. Joseph Content, Pi Media.  The Project Manager oversees the production process in the execution of client projects with a goal to provide superior client service through ensuring projects are delivered on time, to the highest quality standards. Interested candidates please forward resume to the Human Resources Department at hr@stjosephcontent.com. Please quote “Project Manager, Lesmill” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Production & Finishing Assistant, Canadian Impact Imaging Corporation, Mississauga. This position will be split between the production and finishing departments of a large digital and large-format inkjet printing company. The successful candidate will receive training in both areas of the company thereby resulting in full exposure to and experience in many facets of the company and the various print production phases. Interested candidates should email resumes to the attention of Teresa Dowd, Vice-President, Canadian Impact Imaging, tdowd@rogers.com.

Graphics Assistant, Canadian Impact Imaging Corporation, Mississauga. This position will be split between the production and studio (graphics) departments. The successful candidate will receive training in both areas of the company thereby resulting in full exposure to and experience in many facets of the company and the various print production phases. Interested candidates should email resumes to the attention of Teresa Dowd, Vice-President, Canadian Impact Imaging, tdowd@rogers.com.

Customer On-Site Production Art Co-ordinator, Southern Graphic Systems, Toronto. Position involves daily management of active production art projects at the customer on-site office, work with the production art manager to provide accurate and clear instructions on production art work orders, obtaining job requirements and specifications from print production manager and/or the customer when required, checking materials and proofs prior to being shown to customer marketers as a secondary quality control measure, and other responsibilities. If interested please email resume to Bruce Gilbank, Regional Sales Manager, bruce.gilbank@sgsintl.com.

Digital Press Operator, 4Print, Toronto. Full-time position with full training provided. Interested candidates may email resume to Madison Ramsay at madison@4print.ca.

Production and Sales Representative, Graphic Arts Magazine, Toronto. Graphic Arts Magazine is looking for a full-time production and sales person. Those interested should email your resume and cover letter to Joe Mulcahy, publisher (joe@graphicartsmag.com) and CC Natalia Gilewicz (ngilewicz@ryerson.ca) on the email. Organization, communications, and project management skills are essential for the job. Candidates should be outgoing and comfortable talking with others as the position does require some sales.

Production Coordinator, Central Repro, Toronto. Central is a Canadian FSC certified marketing & print management company, dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, has full-time positions available to aid our sales team. Candidates should have a proven track record in dealing with clientele, preferably with a background in digital and commercial print. Agency based experience is welcomed. PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR Major Responsibilities: • Co-ordinate with customer, production team, outside vendors • Accurate & timely completion of projects • Handle all client issues, keep all parties up-to-date while project in progress • Quote preparation, order entry, budgeting, cost analysis, reporting • Attention to detail during projects ensuring proper documentation throughout • Represent Central in a professional manner at all times Qualifications: • Minimum 3 years experience in sheet fed and digital print environments • Strong problem solving skills • Customer service focus a must • Avanti experience a definite asset • Bilingualism an asset Please email resumes to jobs@central-repro.com or fax to 905-238-5189.

Social Media Manager, Vital Insights, Toronto. Vital Insights is the leading developer of Customer Experience Management (CEM) software solutions, with a dedicated focus on the automotive and transportation industries. Please email resume to Alfred Choi, achoi@ryerson.ca.

Signing Coordinator, Zellers, Brampton. Delivers concise and easy to follow communication of new signing programs as well as signing updates to over 250 stores. He/she will also accurately track all jobs in progress and issue General Orders to our vendors. Interested parties should apply online at www.zellers.ca.

Full-time Prepress Operator, Captain Printworks, Toronto. If interested please email resume to Ahmed Imam, Production Manager, ahmed@captainprint.com.


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Ian Baitz
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School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto
March/April 2011


Welcome to our March/April 2011 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. Thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting Canada’s only degree in graphic communications management. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage.


New iPhone Apps Developed by Prof. Emeritus Manfred Breede

Manfred Breede
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GCM Professor Emeritus Manfred Breede (above, left) has developed some new apps for calculating paper variables. The following eight iPhone apps dealing with paper and printing industry productivity calculations are currently available from the App Store:

BasisWeight5. This app converts the grammages (GSM) of 8 paper categories to their basis weight.

Grammage2. This app converts the Basis Weight of 8 paper categories to grammages (GSM).

Mweight2. This app converts the M-Weight of paper to grammage (GSM).

M-Weight Calculator. This app converts the Basis weight of 8 paper categories to M-Weight.

M-Weight To Basis Weight. This app converts the M-Weight of paper to its basis weight, based on 8 paper categories.

Paper Roll Length. This app calculates the length of a roll in feet, based on 8 paper categories, roll weight, roll width and the paper’s basis weight.

Any Roll Length. This app calculates the linear length of any roll material in feet or meters, based on the material thickness, roll diameter and core diameter.

Roll Weight. This app calculates the weight of a roll from given roll diameter, core diameter and roll length. The weight is calculated in accordance with 9 paper finishes.

A list and description of the apps can be found at http://sites.google.com/site/iphoneappsforprinting/what-is-new. Stay tuned for more paper, prepress and typography apps in the near future.


GCM Announces Continuing Education Courses for Spring Semester

The Continuing Education division is pleased to announce the following courses for the Spring/Summer 2011 semester. These courses will commence early in May and are currently available for registration. If you are interested in one or more of these courses, please sign up to ensure your placement.

  • CGRA 230 — Selling in the Graphic Arts
  • CGRA 116 — Estimating in the Graphic Arts
  • CGRA 202 — Layout and Typography II
  • CGRA 203 — Introduction to Electronic Premedia II
  • CGRA 204 — Printing Processes II
  • CGRA 423 — Intermediate Electronic Premedia II

Graphic Communications Workshops

  • CDGA 701 — Print Production Management
  • CDGA 703 — PDF Workflows and Variable Printing
  • CDGA 709 — Illustrator for Graphic Communications
  • CDGA 710 — Photoshop for Graphic Communications
  • CDGA 712 — InDesign for Graphic Communications
Course descriptions, schedules and fees are available at the Chang School web site. Please forward any questions to: Chris Kular – ckular@ryerson.ca

INTERQUEST and Ryerson to host 2011 Digital Printing Forum

Interquest LogoFollowing a successful 2010 Toronto event with over 160 participants, Virginia-based technology research firm INTERQUEST will host its 2011 Digital Printing Forum at Ryerson’s modern Heidelberg Centre on Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

The morning seminar will focus on the synergies between printed and electronic communications. Other key topics to be discussed include trends in personalized marketing communications and the convergence of direct mail and transactional printing applications.

The afternoon portion of the event will be dedicated to digital book and manual printing. Leading industry players will discuss market trends, applications and opportunities, and challenges.

The 2011 Toronto Digital Printing Forum is designed around recent INTERQUEST market research studies conducted in North America. To register, or for further information, contact INTERQUEST at 434-979-9945 or visithttp://www.inter-quest.com/2011TorontoForum.htm


Calling all GCM Alumni for Updated Business Card Display!

Since Ryerson opened its doors in 1948, many thousands of successful print professionals have graduated from GCM and embarked on successful careers. GCM Alumni are working in hundreds of large and small companies across Canada and around the world, in all sorts of fascinating positions.

GCM is working to update its displays of Alumni business cards prominently featured in the modern Heidelberg Centre on campus. We take pride in the accomplishments of GCM grads and where they’re going, and we like to share the success of our Alumni with current students. Whether you are a grad of 1949 or 2010, working in print or another field, currently in the work force or retired, we invite you to add your name and current business card to our important Alumni display. Please mail 2 original business cards, printing your graduation year in pencil on the back, to: Taras Karpiuk Ryerson University – GCM 350 Victoria St., Toronto ON M5B 2K3


GCM Tenure-Track Faculty Opening

Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the School of Graphic Communications Management, starting August 1, 2011, subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should demonstrate a record of research productivity and evidence of a strong commitment to teaching and curriculum development.

The successful applicant will possess a PhD or a Master’s degree plus relevant professional experience. A background in the printing industries is required, as are excellent communication skills. The successful applicant will be required to teach courses in two or more of the following areas: premedia (PDF formats and standards, in-RIP colour management, rules-based automation, asset management, hard and soft proofing and customer portal products), digital printing, flexography, and packaging. The ideal candidate will be able to contribute to the School’s future development in digital printing and/or packaging.

Applicants are requested to provide details of academic credentials, professional industry experience, a statement of teaching interests, educational philosophy and research interests, publications/conference presentations and details of three references by April 18 to Ian Baitz, Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3, Canada, Fax (416) 979-5090, E-mail gcm.recruiting@ryerson.ca (pdf attachments preferred). This is a summary only of the posting. For the full posting, please visit www.ryerson.ca/jobs.


GCM Job Fair — A Great Success!

Job Fair

WOW—57 companies strong! The School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) organized a Job Fair for the Graduating Class of 2011 and the 3rd-year Summer Internship Program on March 3, 2011. The event was held in The Hub (main cafeteria) of Ryerson University. GCM is the only school at Ryerson that has the privilege to take over the entire cafeteria to host industry sponsors who so graciously offer their time and support for future leaders in the print industry in the GTA and other areas. This year we hosted industry guests from Brampton, Brantford, Delta, BC; Gravenhurst, Kitchener, Markham, Miamisburg, Ohio; Mississauga, Ottawa, Richmond Hill, Toronto, and Vaughan.

The gong sounded for the first interview at 4:00 p.m. when out of the “holding pen” eagerly pattered out 65 students who will be graduating this spring to enter into the work force full-time. Many students have already secured full-time positions and were on hand to assist and volunteer in coordinating the event. Each interview lasted 10 minutes, followed by the ringing of the gong to signal a “changing of the guard,” meaning a new interview. Many grads had as many as 11–12 interviews. The grad interviews lasted until 6:00 p.m. All guest companies were invited to join some faculty, volunteers and FCAD guests for dinner in the Ryerson Faculty Lounge.

Some companies stayed, while new companies showed up to set up for part 2 of the evening—internship interviews. This segment of the evening began again with the sound of the gong to begin interviews with the very nervous and anxious 3rd year students at 7:00 p.m. Eighty students anxiously came trotting out of the “holding pen,” searching for their respective companies with the helpful guidance of the administrative staff and student volunteers. The last interview was at 8:50 p.m. finishing the evening at 9:00 p.m. Company representatives were very impressed with the organization and easy flow of the evening. A special thanks to our industry guests who came out and gave of their time and showed a genuine interest in our grads and soon-to-be-interning summer students. If you have a job posting or are interested in hiring a full-time grad or summer intern please email our Job Fair Coordinator and organizer—Taras Karpiuk at tkarpiuk@ryerson.ca or call 416-979-5050.


Faculty and Students Present at TAGA Conference

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Left: Martin Habekost presents a paper at the 63rd TAGA Conference in Pittsburgh. (Photo by Valerie Chen.) Centre: Jenna Fullerton and Rich Adams in front of their poster. Right: Ruth Tupe presents the award-winning paper at the TAGA Student Brunch. (Photo courtesy of Brian Lawler from Cal Poly State University. Picture used with permission).

Several GCM faculty members presented research work at the 63rd Annual Technical Association of the Graphic Arts Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, March 6–9. TAGA is one of the main technical and research conferences for the graphic communications industry. Chris Smyth and Jason Lisi presented a poster, “PDF Workflows for the Real World.” Richard Adams and research assistant Jenna Fullerton presented a poster on “Profiling CMOS vs. CCD Digital Cameras.” Adams and 3rd-year students Alex Andrei, Duke Sigulinski, and Tanya Walters presented another poster, “HDR Photography of Products.” Martin Habekost presented a paper, “Comparison of Image Analysis Tools for the Evaluation of Paper Topography and Print Characteristics.” All this research work was made possible through students who worked as research assistants for the respective professors.

At the conference the Harvey Levenson Award for an outstanding student research paper went to 4th-year students Ruth Tupe, Marianna Kosterina, and Rama Luksiarto for their paper, “Comparing Colour Consistency on Digital Printers/Presses.” The three students competed against entries from five other universities. The award was presented by Martin Habekost, VP of Education, for the TAGA board of directors, who also organized the student brunch and dinner. Ruth presented the paper during the student brunch. This marks the fourth year in a row that a student research paper from Ryerson has won the Harvey Levenson award.


ryeTAGA Wins Many Prizes at TAGA Conference

ryeTAGA ryeTAGA co-presidents Jennifer Yeung (2nd from left) and Valerie Chen (3rd from left) together with TAGA president Björn Kruse (right) and Martin Habekost (left) accept one of the many special recognition awards. (Photo courtesy of Brian Lawler, CalPoly University. Photo used with permission.)

During the TAGA conference student chapters from various Graphic Arts/Graphic Communications programs competed for the Helmut Kipphan Cup for the best student publication in regards to production quality, technical writing, design and overall quality. The student publication from the ryeTAGA student chapter won special recognition prizes for technical writing, production quality and design. This year’s student publication featured a lenticular cover. The layout and design were done by the ryeTAGA students. This year the Kipphan Cup went across Lake Ontario to the Rochester Institute of Technology. Ryerson GCM alumnus Saleh Abdel Motaal, currently completing a Master’s degree at RIT, participated in their student chapter. Next year’s TAGA conference will be in Jacksonville, FL and the ryeTAGA student chapter will work very hard to win the cup back in 2012. Please follow this newsletter for further updates on the ryeTAGA student chapter.


ryeTAGA student chapter receive a big cheque from IAPHC

ryeTAGA Donation
(Left to right) ryeTAGA students Jacky Mao and Valerie Chen, Art Rossbottom and Burl Matthias from the IAPHC. Photo courtesy of Art Seto.

The Toronto Chapter of the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC) held their annual printing awards event on March 23, 2011. During this award ceremony prizes were handed out to printing companies who produced superbly printed products. It is also custom during this ceremony to present the Chi Tse award to one deserving student from GCM. This year’s winner was Marianna Kosterina.

The IAPHC has been supporting the ryeTAGA student chapter during the year by allowing the students to use the booth at the PrintWorld trade show to raise some money by selling calendars and inform show participants about the ryeTAGA student chapter. Two ryeTAGA members were present at the ceremony and handed a thank-you package to the Craftsmen’s Club. Unexpectedly the students were presented with a giant cheque in the amount of $1000. The ryeTAGA student chapter is very grateful for this support.


Students from Graphic Arts Society at Western Michigan University visit GCM

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Students from Western Michigan University in the GCM pressroom.

On Friday, March 25, 2011, 13 students from the Graphic Arts Society at Western Michigan University visited the School of Graphic Communications Management. Before the student group came to the School they visited a local printing company. After a tour of the building and the Ryerson campus the students could make their own bookmark in the bindery and could also participate in pre-press workshop. The students from Michigan were impressed with the size of our program and the type of equipment we have available to the students. The picture shows students from Western Michigan listening to explanations from our print technician Peter Roehrig in regards to our PrintMaster PM74 press.


Job Listings

Assistant Professor, School of Graphic Communications Management, Ryerson University, Toronto. Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the School of Graphic Communications Management, starting August 1, 2011, subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should demonstrate a record of research productivity and evidence of a strong commitment to teaching and curriculum development. The successful applicant will possess a PhD or a Master’s degree plus relevant professional experience. A background in the printing industries is required, as are excellent communication skills. The successful applicant will be required to teach courses in two or more of the following areas: premedia (PDF formats and standards, in-RIP colour management, rules-based automation, asset management, hard and soft proofing and customer portal products), digital printing, flexography, and packaging. The ideal candidate will be able to contribute to the School’s future development in digital printing and/or packaging. Applicants are requested to provide details of academic credentials, professional industry experience, a statement of teaching interests, educational philosophy and research interests, publications/conference presentations and details of three references by April 18 to Ian Baitz, Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3, Canada, Fax (416) 979-5090, E-mail gcm.recruiting@ryerson.ca (pdf attachments preferred). For the full posting, please visit www.ryerson.ca/jobs.

Client Services Representative, Transcontinental, Mississauga. Responsible for working with all phases of production in overseeing the concept to completion for print media such as flyers and catalogues. Specifically, the incumbent will work with clients and internal production to provide assigned specific project management and production support. Individuals interested in applying for this position are requested to send their resume to the attention of Gina De Prisco, Senior Advisor, Human Resources gina.deprisco@transcontinental.ca. For more information, please see www.transcontinental-interactive.com.

Press Assistant, The Toronto Star (Reference #7292), permanent part-time. The Vaughan Press Centre is currently hiring Part-Time Press Assistant 1s. Come join this team-based environment at our 24/7 printing facility. Press Assistant 1s in the Platemaking area will perform various tasks to prepare and produce printing plates in preparation for production in the Pressroom area. If interested please email cover letter and resume to: jobsatvpc@thestar.ca with “Press Assistant 1, Ref. 7292” in the subject line.

CSR and Estimator, Westar Printing Ltd., Toronto. Degree in Ryerson Graphic Communications Management. Computer and spread sheet skills. Knowledge in sheetfed & web printing an asset. Email resume to hrdept@west-star.com or fax (416) 253-0612. For further information, please see www.west-star.com.

Project Coordinator, Icon Large Format Printing, Toronto. Please email resume to careers@iconprint.com.

Summer Internship, Production, Jam Direct Marketing, Toronto. Exceptional opportunity to learn direct mail print production.  Applicants should possess excellent time management and organization skills, have the ability to multi-task, the willingness to learn, and the desire to have fun. Please forward resume to Faith Shintani by April 8th, 201, faith@jamdirect.ca.

Graphic Designer, eLearning Modules, Flint Training and Consulting, Vaughn. Entry level position open for a graphic designer with a creative flair for corporate communication, strong written and oral communication skills and a portfolio of past projects. Contact Russ Hiebert email: russ@flinttc.com.

Designer/Business Analyst, Flint Training and Consulting, Vaughn. Entry level position open for an Instructional Designer/Business Analyst. The position works on corporate training and development projects interfacing with subject matter experts to develop detailed learning objectives, scripts and storyboards. Projects frequently relate to the deployment of IT productivity tools to business users and the introduction of new policies, procedures or processes. Contact Russ Hiebert email: russ@flinttc.com.

Production Sales Coordinator Internship, CBS Outdoor, Toronto. The Production Sales Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and completion of information and workflow between the CBS Outdoor Production Sales person and the production plant. This role is exposed to all aspects of the production process, from interaction with customers, sales administration, estimating, job introduction with plant staff and maintenance of the production docket. If interested please email cover letter and resume to Laurie Kelly, Director, Production Group, lkelly@cbsoutdoor.ca.

Prepress/CSR, Costa Printing, Woodbridge. Part-time opportunity that would lead to full time work in the future. This position is ideal for current students at GCM. The role requires someone who has knowledge of print related software. Aditional training will be provided. The ideal candidate would be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and have good problem solving skills. This company provides an excellent opportunity to get a first-hand look at all the processes in the industry at once. We do offset and digital printing as well as VDP. Someone with a fresh and creative outlook would really benefit the company. To apply for this position please email your resume to Isha at: ishapall@gmail.com.

Production Coordinator, Consolidated Graphics, Mississauga. Position involves working closely and communicating job details with customers and internal staff, managing print jobs to ensure all deadlines are met, planning and monitoring jobs throughout the production process, creating dockets, ink requests, and sheeting orders, and additional responsibilities. If interested please email cover letter and resume to Mike Pillo, VP Sales, at mikepillo@annan-bird.com.


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Ian Baitz

Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management

e-mail ibaitz@ryerson.ca

Alumni Representatives

Jamie McLeod GCM 00 jamie@jamiemcleod.com 

Stewart Nam GCM 00 stewart.nam@gmail.com

 

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Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto
January/February 2011


Welcome to our January/February 2011 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. Thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting Canada’s only degree in graphic communications management. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage.


Job Fair Alert!

Job Fair

Thursday March 3rd, 2011 will be the 24th annual GCM Job Fair where GCM invites employers to meet with student interns and graduates for interviews conducted in 10-minute “speed dating” format on the Ryerson campus. Two sessions are held; the session for 2011 graduating students takes place between 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; the session for third year summer interns occurs between 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Dinner is served to company representatives/interviewers at 6:00 p.m. and provides our industry colleagues a chance to chat with each other. Job Fair is one of the most respected events in the GCM calendar, and is the envy of many other programs at Ryerson. It is not unusual to see non-GCM students and faculty watching as the evening unfolds, and to hear comments such as, “I wish my program did this.” We are very grateful for the support of our industry partners in making the GCM Job Fair a success. To register for the March 3rd GCM Job Fair and to reserve your company’s table, please contact Taras Karpiuk attkarpiuk@ryerson.ca or by phone at 416-979-5050 or register online at: http://ryerson.wufoo.com/forms/gcm-job-fair-2011/


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Colloquium 2011 • Thursday, February 17 • 6:30 p.m.

The 3rd-year students in the Graphic Communications Management program at Ryerson are hosting their annual GCM Colloquium event on Thursday February 17th, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Members of industry are invited to attend. Please note, this year’s event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 370 King St. W., Toronto. This year, the theme is “Envision — The Future of Print,” aimed at exploring various innovations in the printing industry today. Guest speakers for Envision will be Matthew Alexander, President and CEO of Colour Innovations; Gerry Visca, International Branding Coach; and Henry Laszutko, National Account Manager at CCL Industries. The School of GCM is pleased to have these highly acclaimed professionals address topics including: Environment, Innovation and Packaging Solutions. For additional information and to register for this exciting event, please visithttp://ryerson.ca/gcmcolloquium/index.htm.


Strong Student Applications to GCM for Fall 2011

Student applications are rolling in from potential future GCM-ers! Initial figures show that applications to join GCM in September 2011 are up 10% from one year ago at the same time. Yet, it’s not too late to apply for this fall!

Applications for fall are still open to current high school students, mature, international and transfer students. We particularly welcome applications from students with strong grades who are interested in today’s high-tech printing industries. GCM students earn a four-year degree in our modern facilities and participate in a summer internship between third and fourth year. Over 15 different Minors are available to GCM students, including marketing, e-business, entrepreneurship and innovation, international business, and finance. Graduates enjoy outstanding career opportunities. Admissions decisions are based on grades only. For more information on how to apply to Ryerson’s GCM program, visit http://www.ryerson.ca/futurestudents/ or contact Taras Karpiuk at 416-979-5050 or tkarpiuk@ryerson.ca


Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Ryerson

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Ivonne Sanchez (left photo) traveled to Urabama, Peru for Reading Week 2010. This year, Kaneesha Serjue (right photo, at left) will visit Bogota, Colombia, for Reading Week and Lauren Lincoln (at right) will travel to Vietnam in the summer.

Ryerson’s reading week is just around the corner. There are a variety of activities that students take on during this week. Here is a wonderful example of three GCM students giving back. Lauren Lincoln, Ivonne Sanchez, and Kaneesha Serjue are a part of a student group called Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Ryerson. ASB Ryerson is an entirely student-run and locally operated group where students volunteer their time to experience and learn from other cultures around the world. ASB is a journey which is meant to change the world in small steps by inspiring students to begin with changing themselves. The experience makes a lifelong impact on the students which will help to shape them to become leaders in their future endeavours.

In 2010 Ivonne Sanchez travelled to Urabamba, Peru. While there, she and her team worked at a day-care where they built a path and reinforced a wall that had been damaged by a massive flood that devastated the region. The team also worked with community members at two primary schools painting furniture, tiling floors and painting classrooms. The next ASB trip will follow in the month of February, where Kaneesha Serjue and her team will be travelling to Bogota, Colombia. During their time there they will contribute by providing food for the homeless, teaching children how to speak English, constructing a school, and helping out in a orphanage as well as a women’s shelter. auren Lincoln will depart in the spring for Southeast Asia where ASB will be helping out in orphanages and caring for children who have been affected by Agent Orange.

The students agree that ASB requires dedication, enthusiasm, and hard work, but the reward is worth it! It is an exciting and life-changing experience which builds friendships and inspires students to get involved, be committed and make a change.
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RIT Master’s Degree in Print Media Information Session

RIT Information SessionOn January 31, 2011 GCM students interested in furthering their education with a Master’s degree attended an information session about Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) Master of Science degree. RIT has been offering scholarships for their M.S. program to Ryerson GCM graduates for several years. Last year a small group of students enjoyed a two-day visit and tour of RIT and the School of Print Media after a similar information meeting. The information session was presented by GCM Instructor and alumnus Scott Millward, who is a former recipient of the RIT Scholarship.

Right: Scott Millward, M.S. Print Media, RIT, and GCM ’08 (2nd from left) presents an information session on RIT’s M.S. in Print Media. Photo by Jason Lisi.


Art SetoGCM Team Awarded Learning and Teaching Grant

GCM Professor Art Seto and collaborators Rich Adams, Martin Habekost, and Jason Lisi received one of seven inaugural Learning and Teaching Enhancement Fund (LTEF) grants being given to Ryerson faculty. The grants support and promote both innovation in the classroom and research around higher education teaching. Their proposal, “Rethinking Learning Delivery Methods — Podcasting from Gutenberg to the iPhone and Beyond,” is to produce podcasts on how to use graphic arts equipment from digital cameras to printers and lab testing instruments, promoting enhanced learning and safety.


Visit by Professor Gary Field

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Left: ryeTAGA students (from left right) Cindy Thai, Valerie Chen and Jacky Kuo Mao (far right) with Professors Field and Habekost. Right: Gary Field signing his book for his colleague. Photos by Martin Habekost.

On January 4, 2011 Prof. Gary Field, author of Color and its Reproduction and several other textbooks, visited GCM. Many alumni may remember his textbook and might still have a copy in their bookshelf. Prof. Field met with Dr. Martin Habekost and members of the ryeTAGA student group. After a tour of the building Prof. Field signed the books of those who brought theirs. During the tour of the School Prof. Field shared some of his vast knowledge about the industry and technological development of the tools that are currently used by our students and in industry. Students were impressed to meet one of their textbook authors.

Professor Field will also be attending the upcoming annual technical conference of TAGA (see below) in Pittsburgh from March 6 to 9, 2011. It was an honour to meet Prof. Field!


ryeTAGA will go to Pittsburgh Conference

ryeTAGA GroupThe Ryerson student chapter of TAGA (ryeTAGA) is entering the home stretch in preparing for the upcoming TAGA technical conference in Pittsburgh, March 6–9, 2011. More information about the conference can be found at the TAGA web site. The ryeTAGA group has teamed up with a local printing company to produce the cover of the student publication. More will not be revealed at this point in time. At the same time members of the student chapter are formatting the research papers that will be published in the student journal. The research papers were part of the GRA 634 course in the winter 2010 semester. The student journal will be entered in the competition for the Helmut Kipphan Cup, which has resided at Ryerson since the 2010 conference. At last years’ conference nine student chapters from universities and colleges from the US and Europe entered the competition for the Kipphan cup and ryeTAGA was the winner! If you would like to help the student group through a donation to help offset the travel and hotel costs, please contact Dr. Martin Habekost. Any donation is greatly appreciated.

Front row: Jennifer Yeung, Dr. Martin Habekost, Valerie Chen.
Back row: Ruth Tupe, Jacky Kuo Mao, Thomas Gagnon, Cindy Thai, Sara D’Arcey.


Visit by Hal Stratton, manroland US

Hal Stratton

From left to right: Ian Baitz, Tom Lang, Thomas Gagnon, Jacky Kuo Mao, Hal Stratton, Jennifer Yeung. Photo: Martin Habekost

On January 19, 2011 Hal Stratton from manroland USA and Tom Lang, local manroland sales representative, visited the School of Graphic Communications Management. Tom Lang is also a graduate from our program and is very familiar with our school and the changes that happened over the years. Hal Stratton wanted to see what type of equipment the School is making available to the students and which topics are being taught in our school. Hal Stratton is also a member of the TAGA board of directors. He made it a point to talk to students from the ryeTAGA team about the upcoming TAGA conference. Hal has been to many universities and colleges in the United States and saw their facilities. The current size of our first year class (140 students) left quite an impression with our visitor. Thank you Hal for visiting us.


Flexography Night School begins in March

The Canadian Flexographic Training Committee (CFTC), the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) and Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School (GGMSS) have announced their Spring night school classes will begin in early March. Courses run at GGMSS Mississauga facility on Thursday evenings, and are taught by industry professionals. Open to the public and to industry, night school participants can earn their FTA Level 1 or 2 certification. There is no prerequisite for the Introduction to Flexography course. A number of GGMSS students have continued their studies at Ryerson. For further information about Flexo night school, contact Peter Belanger at GGMSS, 905-274-2391, ext 418 or by email at peter.belanger@peelsb.com


Joan Antonio

Big Promotion for GCM Grad

We often don’t always know where GCM graduates will end up in their careers, but we do know that it’s usually some place great! Joan Antonio, GCM ’06, is a great example of effort and achievement. She has just assumed the role of Manager of Editorial Production, News and Business Publications, responsible for all news and business titles within Consumer Publishing: Maclean’sCanadian BusinessMoneySense and Profit. In her new role, Joan will oversee editorial production across the four magazines and between editorial and adjacent departments such as production, prepress, sales, and circulation managing overall scheduling and deadlines; leadership on special projects; and managing the implementation of standardized corporate workflows and practices. Joan has been with Rogers since her student internship in the summer of 2005. She entered the GCM program determined to work specifically in the magazine industry. Her determination has certainly served her well in her career. Congratulations to Joan on her promotion!


Job Listings

Prepress Operator, Harmony Printing, Toronto. Electronically assembles graphics and text to create electronic file containing all components for proofing and plating. Loads customer supplied electronic files onto prepress file server. Checks customer-supplied electronic files for completeness and potential problems using Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXPress, and Prinergy software on the Macintosh and Windows platforms. Identifies missing or problematic components and communicates them to the CSR. Works with CSR as necessary to work out any problems with the job. For litho work, outputs Epson proofs from final approved, imposed files – high resolution and/or low resolution booked proofs, according to job docket specifications and delivers to CSR. If interested please email cover letter and resume to Human Resources, hr@harmonyprinting.com.

Graphic Designer / Digital Print Production Person, ProductionTable, Toronto. Diverse role requires strong background in digital print combined with skills in computers, software, maintenance, and production, along with excellent colour discrimination ability, mechanical aptitude, and organizational skills. If interested please contact chris@productiontable.com.

Icon Developer, AJB Sofware, Toronto. Co-op/internship position for person to create icons for AJBSoftware product lines using Photoshop with a Wacom tablet. Samples of previous work required. Prefer candidate with experience in custom icon development. If interested please email cover letter and resume to Gerry Holmes, RPR, Payroll/Accounts Payable Coordinator, at gerry@ajbsoftware.com.

Bindery Estimator, Classic Bindery Services Ltd., Delta, BC. Requires experience or knowledge in the printing industry as an estimator; bindery estimating expereince an advantage. Must be proficient in computer skills, email, word processing, spreadsheets, and estimating, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. If interested please email resume to jobs@classicbindery.com.

Producer of Point-of-Purchase and Store Visuals, Resource Integrated Ltd., Richmond Hill, ON. Company seeks self-motivated professional with experience in store visual solutions and a passion for production operations managements. Required skills include knowledge of supplier base, estimating, purchasing, and production coordination. If interested please email resume to Conie Giannantonio, Office Administrator, cgiannan@ri007.ca.

Continuous Improvement Associate, Dow Jones & Co., New York. Company seeks two Continuous Improvement Associates based in the New York – New Jersey area. The CI Associate assists the Director in execution of his/her duties in the implementation of the quality assurance effort and continuous improvement initiatives. If interested please apply through Dow Jones careers web site, http://www.dowjones.com/careers.asp.

Print Production Site Lead, Xerox Outsourcing, Mississauga, ON. One of Canada’s leading document solutions providers requires a hands-on site lead for one of it s managed services client sites. This full-time contract position may be of interest to a recent Ryerson Graphics Communications Management graduate who seeks an entry-level print production management role. Duties and responsibilities include: digitial print production and bindery (low volume colour and B&W), mail & courier services management, monthly financial reporting for site, daily client interfacing within a small multinational client site. If interested please contact Andrew Proctor, Account Operations Manager, Xerox Outsourcing, email andrew.proctor@xerox.com, 905-845-2511 x 2277.

Digital Colour Print Operator, Astley Gilbert, Toronto. The Digital Colour Print Operator is responsible for accurately outputting colour prints ensuring high quality and efficiency. To also perform dry mounting, laminating, and other finishing services to fill customer orders. If interested please submit a covering letter and resume stating interest in the position to: careers@astleygilbert.com.

Outdoor Graphics, Print, and Preflight Operator, Astley Gilbert, Toronto. Position is responsible for accurately outputting colour prints ensuring high quality and efficiency. Shift 2:00–10:30 pm. Submit a covering letter and resume stating interest in the position to: agcareers@astleygilbert.com.

Prepress Operator, Afternoon Shift, Optic Nerve / Publicis, Toronto. Position requires a self-motivated and independent individual who is responsible for providing prepress support to one of Toronto’s largest in-house agencies. Communicate in both written and verbal form with prepress manager, print production and those that are not as tech-savvy. Expert knowledge of Macintosh OSX, including but not limited to Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, and Quark. This is a full time position to start immediately. Please email cover letter and resume to careers@optnerve.com .

Marketing Coordinator, Bluenotes, Toronto. Oversee and coordinate the production and communication components of the Marketing Department. Hours 8:30-5:30, overtime may be required often. Very fast-paced and constant changes, this is a job for someone that thrives in a time-sensitive environment and loves to handle many projects at the same time and handles interruptions well. Travel to nearby stores required for campaign launches (to setup the store. Requires intermediate knowledge of Excel. Highlight GCM and print knowledge experience on your resume. Retail experience is an asset but not required. Head office location near Yorkdale Mall. If interested email resume to cooljobs@blnts.com.

Junior Production Coordinator Intern, Equicom, Toronto. We are looking to hire a Junior Production Coordinator intern, on a part-time basis with the intent of bringing them on full time post-graduation. The ideal candidate would have a good knowledge of print, and some exposure to websites would be an asset. Working in a design studio, with the Senior Production Coordinator and Studio Manager, the Junior Production Coordinator will be responsible for procuring quotes from vendors, ensuring that work flows through the studio and is completed on time, checking completed work for accuracy, and ensuring that timelines are understood by all team members. If interested, please email resume to: Hugh Carter Studio Manager Equicom, a TMX Group Company, hcarter@equicomgroup.com.

Production Specialist, Sherwood Copy, Mississauga, ON. Seeking person with a full knowledge of how a digital printing production facilty operates. GCM graduates are encouraged to apply. The candidate should be able to run high volume Xerox, Konica, Canon equipment, have a thorough knowledge of graphics software including Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, Excel, etc.), AutoCAD, Adobe Acrobat, HTML, and VDP. Candidate should be strong enough to load and unload paper rolls on wide format machines, able to lift boxes and also attend to basic cleaning of the print shop, have good command on English, have a pleasant demeanor, and be able to work independently. Be flexible about the work hours and available to work some Saturdays. If interested please email resume to online@sherwoodcopy.com.

Sales Executive for Western USA, Avanti. Growing print shop management software vendor seeks a senior sales executive to develop both midsize and enterprise accounts as well as manage and up-sell an existing clientele. The company has been in business for over 25 years and provides a complete JDF-certified business management software that runs commercial and in-plant print facilities. We are looking for someone with 5+ years of experience in selling Print MIS or ERP or W2Print Systems and can achieve a quota greater than $1.5 million/year in direct and channel sales. If interested please send resume (Word or PDF) to cbani@avantisystems.com with “Western Sales Executive” in the subject line.


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2010

Newsletter

School of Graphic Communications Management

Ryerson University, Toronto

January 2010


Welcome to our January, 2010 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. Thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting Canada’s only degree in graphic communications management. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage.


GCM Job Fair • Thursday, March 4, 2010

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Employers

Please Register by Clicking on the Logo Above

Job Fair is an opportunity for students seeking summer internships as well as for upcoming graduates to find permanent positions in the graphic communications industry.

Companies are assigned a table to conduct ten-minute interviews during two 2-hour periods:

• 4:00 to 6:00 PM — for 4th-year students who will graduate at the end of April and are interested in full-time positions

• 6:00 to 7:00 PM — dinner break (light dinner provided)

• 7:00 to 9:00 PM — for 3rd-year students looking for summer internship positions

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4-page PDF on Job Fair


Ian Baitz

Ian Baitz Named Acting Chair

Ian Baitz was recently named Acting Chair of Ryerson’s School of Graphic Communications Management. Ian is a graduate of the GCM program (Class of 1990) and has been a faculty member since 2001, when he joined Ryerson from the public education sector. Ian has worked with four previous Chairs of GCM: R. B. (Tom) Atkins, Frank McGuire, Mary Black and Abhay Sharma, and he looks forward to working closely with students and industry. In addition to assuming the role of Chair, Ian continues to teach GCM students in his field of printing processes, specializing in offset lithography and flexography.

Ian replaces Dr. Abhay Sharma who served GCM as Chair since 2005. Abhay continues to pursue his teaching activities and extensive research projects within GCM.


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GCM’s New Flexo Press

Recently GCM celebrated the installation of its Comco Cadet 7-inch narrow-web flexo press. This press, provided through the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Flexo in Education program, allows students and faculty to pursue flexo print projects and research. The Canadian Flexographic Training Committee (CFTC) made it possible for Ryerson to bring this press to GCM. In attendance at the December 3 press inauguration were Mark Cisternino of the FTA, Ron Schroder and Bob Szoke of the CFTC, Bettylyn Krafft of the Phoenix Challenge Foundation, Adam Kahan, Vice President of Advancement for Ryerson University and numerous flexo industry and Ryerson representatives.

Although GCM students have learned flexo for years through the FlexSys simulator and lecture presentations, the new press allows for hands-on learning. The Comco Cadet is a four-colour press with die cutting stations, and is widely used in the label and packaging sectors. Current GCM students are using the press in first and third year classes, and to prepare for this May when they will participate in the Phoenix Challenge Competition in flexography.


Ryerson University and CIP4 offer JDF Education Event – June 17, 2010

This summer GCM will host a 1-day introduction to JDF technology and workflow automation. JDF is intended to enable the entire industry — including media, design, prepress, finishing, digital presses, and web2print solutions — to work with different workflows through a common, standardized file format. Come to this JDF Education event to understand the benefits and challenges of implementing JDF in your shop. Meet with Executive Director of CIP4 — James Harvey, understand the concepts and basics of JDF and the underlying XML language. Explore JDF certified systems, JDF training courses, and hear about implementation of JDF at Ampersand Printing in Guelph with HIFLEX MIS. The event is hosted by the CIP4 Education and Marketing Committee and Ryerson’s School of Graphic Communications Management with support from Canada’s MITACS organization. Full program and registration details are onlinehttp://ryersonjdf.eventbrite.com/ or contact Abhay Sharma (sharma@ryerson.ca) for further information.

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Apple Presents Podcast Producer Seminar at GCM

Apple Podcast

On Monday and Tuesday, January 11–12, Apple Computer consulting engineer Bruce Hough presented a 2-day workshop on podcasting with Apple Podcast Producer. Podcasts are videos that can be played on computers and video-equipped iPod MP3 music players. They have application in education, where they can be used to share events, lectures, and how-to demonstrations. Podcast Producer comes with Apple’s new operating system, OS X “Snow Leopard” Server, making Podcasts easier to produce and distribute. GCM IT specialist Mohammed Khaled Ahmed arranged for Apple to present the seminar at the Heidelberg Center. Approximately 30 faculty and staff from Ryerson and neighboring institutions attended.


200 students attend Graphics Canada Trade Show

Graphics Canada

The Graphics Canada Printing and Converting trade show was held November 12–14, 2009 at the Toronto International Centre. Ryerson University students attended on all 3 days with buses leaving from downtown every day at 9.00 am. Graphics Canada is the country’s largest show and is an excellent venue for students and faculty to make contacts, network and review new products and solutions. GCM students from every year attended this event. Photo shows Scott Tait showing output from Fujifilm’s flat bed inkjet printer to second year GCM students — Keri Scott, Jessica Chui, and Anna Whatman. Current students could be seen throughout the show — ryeTAGA students were at IAPHC (Booth 3723) and other students were working for Print Action (Booth 1062). GCM alum could be seen working at Fujifilm, Intuitive Solutions, and many other companies. Congratulations to show manager Dan Mustata for bringing printers and suppliers together and showcasing many unique solutions in this Canadian location. In 2010 look out for the Print World show — Print World (http://www.printworldshow.com/) , Nov 20–22, 2010, Toronto.


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Dr Sharma addresses Ink Manufacturers’ Association

Prof Abhay Sharma presented an after-dinner speech to the annual meeting of the Canadian Printing Ink Manufacturers Association on 12th November, 2009. The printing ink industry in Canada is represented by the CPIMA (Canadian Printing Ink Manufacturers’ Association, http://www.cpima.org). The CPIMA is affiliated with NAPIM. In his speech, Dr Sharma described the changing make-up of the GCM class — over 60% of the students are now women. Abhay also talked about how inkjet technology has dominated the home and proofing market, made inroads into the screen printing industry and how production inkjet devices are now poised to encroach on the offset printing market. Abhay was presented with a traditional Inuksuk — a figure made of stone by First Nation peoples of Arctic Canada. These stone figures had practical functions such as navigational aids as well as spiritual connotations. Thank you to Winfried Gleue for this invitation. Photo shows from left to right — Vivy daCosta, Hostmann-Steinberg, Dr Abhay Sharma, GCM, Neil Marshall, Colmar Inks and President of CPIMA. (Neil is a GCM alumnus.)


iloveprint.ca Web Site Coming Soon

Former GCM Chair Mary Black and her daughter Heather, partners in Mary Black Recruiting (www.maryblackrecruiting.com), plan to launch a new web site called “iloveprint.ca.” As of this writing, the site is still under construction, but offers readers the chance to be notified when the site becomes live by emailinginfo@iloveprint.ca.


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Ian Baitz

Acting Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management

e-mail ibaitz@ryerson.ca

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Jamie McLeod GCM 00 jamie@jamiemcleod.com 

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Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto 
September/October 2010


Welcome to our September/October, 2010 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. Thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting Canada’s only degree in graphic communications management. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage.


TrophyGCM Awards Night • Wednesday, October 27

The School of Graphic Communications Management requests the pleasure of your company for its Annual Awards Night, Wednesday, October 27, 2010. The reception will start at 5:30 p.m. and the ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Heidelberg Centre, 125 Bond Street, Toronto. Refreshments will be served. Kindly RSVP to Taras Karpiuk, 416-979-5050, emailtkarpiuk@ryerson.ca.

 


Ryerson GCM Program Welcomes Record-size First Year Class

The School of Graphic Communications Management welcomed over 140 new first-year students into the program in September, an increase of nearly 10% from previous years. GCM had nearly 800 applications for these coveted positions. New students were treated to a wealth of information at Orientation, and were warmly welcomed into the GCM and Print families by senior students. The new students will join existing students in second, third, and fourth year of the GCM program. In total, over 450 Ryerson students are currently registered in Graphic Communications Management. As part of the curriculum, students will have exciting opportunities to visit plants, learn all stages of the printing process, and develop into professional managers. Many students participate in extra-curricular teams and events, including ryeTAGA and the Phoenix Challenge. Ryerson warmly welcomes all new and returning GCM students!


FCAD Welcomes Dr. Gerd Hauck as Dean

Dr. Gerd HauckGCM welcomes Dr. Gerd Hauck, Dean of the Faculty of Communication & Design(FCAD). Dr. Hauck comes to us from the University of Waterloo where he was chair of the Department of Drama and Speech Communications. His vision of post-secondary education is closely aligned with Ryerson’s mission and academic plan. He is an advocate of pedagogy that integrates practice and theory and believes in building strong external relationships with community stakeholders to support curriculum. At Waterloo he initiated student exchange programs with European countries to broaden the international experience of his students. Dr. Hauck received his Ph.D. in theatre studies from the University of Toronto, however his first job was at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen in his home town of Heidelberg, Germany. On touring GCM he remarked about feeling at-home in the Heidelberg Centre. Dr. Hauck succeeds Dr. Daniel Doz, who was appointed president of theAlberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) in Calgary.


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GCM Exhibit for Nuit Blanche

Thousands of visitors huddled in front of the Heidelberg Centre on the night of Saturday, October 2, to see the School’s first exhibit for Nuit BlancheAt Different Angles traced the history of communication, the evolution of different information technologies, and their impact on society. Proposed by GCM professors Art Seto, Natalia Gilewicz, and Stefanie Stroh, the exhibit was rear-projected onto four of the Heidelberg Centre’s front window panes using 3M Vikuiti material provided by 3M and ND Graphics. A team of students, headed by Ruth Tupe (4th year), worked feverishly on the video presentation. Special thanks to students Jessica Chiu, Courtney Echlin, Jenna Fullerton, Elliot Kwan, Marijana Miric, Roman Swietlik, and Andrew Wong, and also to Fabricio Meideros, Josh Henderson, and Danielle Szlawieniec-Haw of Medlar Productions, 3M, Acuity, Bash Digital-Interactive, and ND Graphics. Photo by Martin Habekost.


Schlegel and Bircher

Above: Profs. Gert Schlegel (left) and Fritz Bircher (right) from the University of Applied Sciences in Bern, Switzerland, flank Prof. Martin Habekost, GCM, wearing GCM T-shirts for the Ryerson Parade.

Right: Prof. Wolfgang Faigle (centre) from the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart, Germany, is flanked by Profs. Martin Habekost(left) and Ian Baitz, chair, GCM (right).

Wolfgang Faigle

GCM Hosts Visitors from Switzerland and Germany

Several academicians from European universities visited GCM in connection with the 2010 IARIGAI technical conference in Montreal. Prior to the conference, Profs. Fritz Bircher and Gert Schlegel from the University of Applied Sciences in Bern, Switzerland, came to learn about Ryerson and discuss possible research collaborations. Their visit coincided with the Ryerson Parade.

After the conference, GCM hosted Profs. Wolfgang Faigle and Gunter Huebner along with research associate Mr. Wendler from the Hochschule der Medien (HdM), or Stuttgart Media University, in Germany. They were receiprocating a visit by four GCM faculty to HdM in 2008 before the DRUPA trade show. GCM and HdM will be working on extending the exchange of students and faculty and also on cross-Atlantic research collaborations.


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Research Presentations at 37th IARIGAI Conference

The International Association of Research Organizations for the Information, Media and Graphic Arts Industries (IARIGAI) held its 37th International Research Conference at the Quebec Institute of Graphic Communications(ICGQ). Dr. Martin Habekost and Research Associate Arash Ataein presented research papers to the international audience. Dr. Helmut Kipphan, editor of the widely respected Handbook of Print Media, also attended. Martin Habekost presented a paper in collaboration with GCM student Rebecca Aziza, a summer 2009 research assistant, called “Evaluation of gray balance and G7 in inkjet proofing of GRACoL and SWOP printing.” Arash Ataein presented a paper, “Color matching in inkjet proofing using spectral method,” in collaboration with Dr. Abhay Sharma. The conference program is available in the brochure. One evening, conference attendees visited a print company in Old Montreal that showed historic printing equipment. It was a well-organized conference with a wide variety of interesting topics.


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GraphEXPO 2010, The Next Generation of Print

GCM professors Dr. Abhay Sharma and Chris Kular, and postdoctoral research fellow Dr. Janice Fung attendedGraphEXPO 2010, October 3–6, in Chicago. The show featured abundant digital press technologies and cross-media applications. An indicator of the industry’s direction was the notable absence of large presses. Dr. Sharma gave a presentation as part of the IDEAlliance G7 Summit and also attended the October 5 EDSF Scholarship Night “Give Back at GRAPH” at the Hyatt McCormick. Chris Kular attended the Printing Industries of America Teachers’ Conference, which featured presentations on “Engaging in the Social Media Conversation,” “Using Production Software in Classroom Assignments,” “Integrating Prepress into Graphic Design Programs,” and “Production Inkjet Technologies.” Dr. Fung attended seminars on improving the competitive business position for printers, gaining further insight for her research work at GCM.


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Elpical Donates Claro Premedia Solution to Ryerson

John de Jong, Managing Director of  (pronounced el-pi-kal), recently arranged for the donation of their Claro Premedia image processing solution to GCM. This exciting workflow software is designed for printers, publishers and other communication companies that require fast and effective colour correction. Claro Premedia is a high-volume, hot folder-driven solution, which uses a proprietary “Individual Image Analysis”‘ technology to automatically check an image to a range of specific parameters, and then enhances the image for highest-quality results. Currently used by companies such as USA Today, the software includes plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. This allows easy before-and-after image comparison, as well as process integration. For 2010 at Ryerson, the software will be part of the Advanced Technologies curriculum. Students will learn how to configure the solution and how it integrates into existing workflows.


CPIA LogoCanadian Printing Industries provides $73,750 in Scholarships this Year

This fall, the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund announced a total of $73,750 to assist 56 post-secondary students, the majority of whom attend Ryerson. The objective of the Fund is to attract the most talented young people available to printing industry by providing financial assistance to them while they are enrolled in an approved graphic arts management or technical program. The value of each annual scholarship is $1250, renewable if the student maintains good grades.

“There was an exceptional group of applicants once again this year and we are very pleased to be able to support 56 dedicated students in their pursuit of a career in the graphic communications industry”, said Don Gain, Chairman of the Fund. Ryerson recipients will be recognized at the GCM Student Awards Night on October 27. The Fund was initiated in 1971 and is supported by generous donor companies and individuals. For more information visit www.cpia-aci.ca


Job Listings

Large-Format Production Coordinator, JustSigns, Guelph. We are a large format print company located in Guelph looking to hire a full-time production coordinator. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong technical understanding of RIP software, colour management, and production scheduling. We work in both Mac and PC. The ideal candidate will have experience with design software such as Adobe and Corel, be able to set up files in prepress, and operate large format digital equipment, including flat bed and roll-to-roll printers. Candidates must be organized, have strong communication skills and enjoy working in a fast-paced team environment. Daily duties will include production scheduling, supervision of production staff, customer correspondence, file preparation, daily production reporting and machine maintenance. Please email resume to: info@justsigns.ca or fax to 519-836-9471. Only suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Senior Prepress Operator, Commerce Press, Toronto. Highly experienced prepress operator required for commercial printer. Candidates should have five years’ working knowledge of Creo Prinergy workflow and Quark, Ilustrator, Photoshop, Corel, Pagemaker, InDesign software on Mac/Windows, imposition software, manual trapping in Quark/Illustrator, Flight Check, manipulation of PDFs, and preparing customer files for 40″ CTP output. Prefer candidate for 4 pm–12 pm shift. Please email resume to Estelle Elmaleh, eelmaleh@cpress.ca.

Project Manager, Evoke Solutios, Toronto. Prefer recent graduate with 2–3 years of experience. Email resume to Alexandru Lepsa, Project/Account Manager, alexl@evokesolutions.com, and cc Brigitte Martin Cook, brigittemc@evokesolutions.com.

Contract Pricing Analyst, Bowne, Toronto (2 positions, 1-year contract). Email resume to Laura Brookes, administrative services coordinator, laura.brookes@bowne.com.

Senior Production Coordinator, Equicom. The Equicom Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TMX Group, is Canada’s leading provider of investor relations and strategic corporate communications services. Equicom offers a comprehensive suite of services including: investor relations, media relations, annual report production, multimedia and web design, live event management and corporate branding. Please email resume and salary expectations to Hugh Carter, Studio Manager, hcarter@equicomgroup.com.

Junior Graphic Designer/Customer Service Specialist, Mr. Printer, Etobicoke. Mr. Printer Inc. has been in business in the Etobicoke area for over 30 years. We are a growing company with six full time employees in the printing department and six in the sign department. Our company prints products such as flyers, brochures, newsletters, notepads, business cards etc. using a XEROX 5000 digital press and a Heidelberg 5-colour press. We have just started offering our services through an online store. Our website is www.mrprinter.ca. Please email resume to Nabeela Anjum at info@mrprinter.ca.

Production Coordinator/Scheduler, PNH Innovations, Mississauga. PNH Innovations is a leading provider of branded grand format print solutions for event and experiential marketing, point-of-sale displays and out-of-home advertising in North America. Email resume to Geoff Barker, plant manager, gbarker@pnh.ca.

Client Services/Project Manager, PNH Innovations, Mississauga. PNH Innovations is a leading provider of branded grand format print solutions for event and experiential marketing, point-of-sale displays and out-of-home advertising in North America. Email resume to Geoff Barker, plant manager, gbarker@pnh.ca.

Academic Publishing Consultant, Grenville Management and Printing, Toronto. Opening for an enthusiastic, high-performing academic publishing consultant to join our academics and business development team in Toronto. Reporting to the business development manager, this individual will be responsible for providing input and advice to customer service staff and clients on all aspects of the custom publishing process. Email resume to careers@grenville.com.

Outside Sales Person, PrintQ Ltd., Toronto. Growing Commercial Printing Company seeks a talented outside sales representative who is client-focused, energetic, friendly and enthusiastic. Candidates should have a strong hunter and sales mentality and be able to communicate effectively with proven verbal skills. Please e-mail resume to info@printqonline.com.

Inside Sales Representative, Supremex Inc., Mississauga. Supremex, Canada’s largest provider of stock and custom manufactured envelopes, is looking for an addition to our sales team as an Inside Business Development Representative. This position will be responsible for managing customer relationships by developing assigned accounts, prospecting for new customers, and meeting or exceeding annual sales quotas at the appropriate gross margin. The work will involve outbound tele-sales calls and emails to prospects and current customers for the sale of envelopes, related products and services, as well as handling inbound calls and correspondence. Please email resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, hr.central@supremex.com.


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Ian Baitz
Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management
e-mail ibaitz@ryerson.ca

Alumni Representatives
Jamie McLeod GCM 00 jamie@jamiemcleod.com 
Stewart Nam GCM 00 stewart.nam@gmail.com

 

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Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto 
July/August 2010


Welcome to our July/August, 2010 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. Thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting Canada’s only degree in graphic communications management. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage.


Ian Baitz Appointed as Chair of GCM

Professor Ian Baitz has been appointed as Chair of the School of Graphic Communications Management. Ian joined GCM as a faculty member in 2001, specializing in printing processes, and has served as Assistant Chair and, since December 2009, as Acting Chair. He has most recently implemented the School’s expansion into flexography. Ian is himself a Ryerson GCM graduate, and he holds additional degrees in education from the University of Toronto and University of Southern Queensland (Australia).

Ian joined GCM with experience in the printing industry and technical education. As Chair, Ian will coordinate projects focusing on student engagement, ongoing collaboration with the graphic arts industry and curriculum review. Ian also seeks to increase the number and value of scholarships and bursaries awarded annually to GCM students.


GCM Student Enrollment Increases in Response to Strong Demand

The School of Graphic Communications Management has announced it will take in 146 first-year students this fall, an increase of 10% over recent years’ figures. This is in response to increased demand for relevant career-related undergraduate university education in Ontario. GCM received over 750 applications to join the Class of 2014. In addition to strong demand for student spaces within the program, employer recruitment in the first half of 2010 for summer interns and graduates was strong, with both interns and graduates enjoying excellent and diverse employment opportunities in the printing industries.


Chris Smyth

Welcome Professor Chris Smyth

Chris Smyth has joined GCM as a faculty member who will teach courses in premedia, advanced technologies and workflow. Chris arrives at Ryerson with an MBA and an undergraduate degree in Graphic Communications. His extensive industry experience includes significant managerial roles in content solutions, digital graphics and advertising materials for the magazines industry. Chris has been highly active with industry organizations, including Magazines Canada, IDEAlliance, SWOP, the IPA and DIA. He has authored papers for TAGA and Canadian Printer magazine. Chris’s appointment to GCM is for a one-year period. Welcome Chris Smyth!


GCM Welcomes Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Janice Fung

Graduate researchers at Ryerson are getting a $245,000 boost from a new pilot program for postdoctoral fellows (PDFs) from MITACS, a national research network that connects university-based researchers with industry partners through collaborative research projects. Dr. Janice Fung, a Registered Graphic Designer (RGD), received a $40,000 MITACS Accelerate award for a research project in partnership with Tony Karg at FujiFilm under the supervision of Prof. Abhay Sharma. There were more than 600 applications for 80 fellowships available at southern Ontario universities. Janice’s position is a one-year term, renewable for an additional year. “Through this new MITACS PDF program, we’re able to retain and support highly skilled researchers at Ryerson,” said Tas Venetsanopoulos, vice-president, research and innovation. Janice described her research project as follows. In Canada, the printing industry ranks 4th by revenue, but 51st by profitability. A major reason for lack of profitability is non-automated technology and non-competitive working practices. The study seeks to better understand the reasons for slow adoption of new technologies within the traditional print industry to help shape future business planning strategies and determine development priorities, especially for Ontario-based small and medium printers. Most printing companies are small businesses and these are the ones that have been challenged the greatest by a number of factors. The industry itself is battling a skills shortage, and demand for resilient change and adaptation in the print industry is stronger than ever. New digital communication tools have created a dramatic shift in information and marketing communications, which challenges the industry but also presents an opportunity for reshaping and improving industry practice for a more viable future. Contact Dr. Janice Fung at janice.fung@ryerson.ca or see the full story at Ryerson Today.


Researcher Arash Ataeian Pioneers Glow-in-the-Dark Fashions

In a unique collaborative project, researcher Arash Ataeian has developed runway dresses that glow in the dark! Optical brightening agents, fluorescent whitening agents, fluorescent and phosphorescent inks were used to dye different parts of the dress that created stunning visual effects when the models walked down the runway under UV “black lights.” These special inks were applied to textile fabrics, hanks and yarns using screen printing, painting, and exhaustion methods. The garments were designed by students in the School of Fashion who discuss their work in a posted video. This exciting project was funded by the FCAD Inter-Faculty award, a joint application from the schools of GCM, theatre, and fashion. Watch the video http://vimeo.com/13675576. Contact Arash Ataeianarash.ataeian@ryerson.ca for further information.


PIA Teachers’ Update at GRAPH EXPO 2010

The Printing Industries of America organizes two events for educators — the Teachers’ Update in Pittsburgh and the Teachers’ Conference in conjunction with GRAPH EXPO, October 2–4, 2010, Chicago. The Teachers’ Conference is administered through Printing Industries of America with funding from the Graphic Arts Show Company. This conference is free to all graphic arts educators from high school to college level and was attended this year by GCM faculty member Natalia Gilewicz (see story below). Abhay Sharma will make a presentation at the 2010 Teacher’s Conference on October 4, entitled, “Using Production Software in Classroom Assignments.” For further details about the Teacher’s Conference, contact Joe Marin (JMarin@printing.org) or visit www.printing.org/teacherprograms.


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Successful Xplor “XDU on the Road” at Ryerson

On July 22, Ryerson was proud to host the Toronto Xplor Document University “XDU on the Road” seminar. Attendees from industry learned about multi-channel communications, QR codes, augmented reality, compliance, archiving, and storage, through guest speakers and case studies. The event was coordinated by the Central Canada chapter of Xplor and hosted by GCM.

Xplor, The Electronic Document Systems Association, is the worldwide association of users and suppliers of the products and services that create, modify, and deliver customized information using a variety of document technologies. A not-for-profit association, it is a worldwide network governed by its members. Xplor International represents thousands of professionals in over 35 countries who engage in the design, production, and distribution of variable data documents. Visit the Xplor web site.


Khaled Ahmed and Art Seto at Hiflex University

GCM Implements HIFLEX MIS System

GCM has implemented a HIFLEX MIS system into the curriculum. HIFLEX has won many awards from PIA and CIP4 including for “most innovative use of process automation,” “best cost/benefit realization as a result of process automation,” as well as 15 CIP4 CIPPI awards. HIFLEX will be used in a number of GCM courses to teach estimating and JDF process automation. Pictured are Khaled Ahmed, Pre-media IT Specialist, and Prof. Art Seto at HIFLEX in Ashland, New York.


Abhay Sharma Moderates MagNet 2010 Session

Canada’s annual Magazine Conference — MagNet 2010 — was held at 89 Chestnut Street in Toronto from June 1–4. Prof. Abhay Sharma moderated a session that looked at new production solutions and automation technologies. Abhay’s panel featured three top production experts — Kim Latreille, Group Director, Production, St. Joseph Media; John Palmeri, Technology & Workflow Specialist for the Shared Production Centres, Transcontinental; and Lynn Shannon, General Manager, Web Portal Development, Business & Professional Publishing, Rogers Publishing. The panel discussed solutions that included the SendMyAd portal, asset management, and also considered the challenges and opportunities of publishing to iPhones and iPads. Augmented Reality, QR codes, video in magazines, and other production nightmares were discussed. Photo credit Caitlin Durlak.


Abhay Sharma Presents at IPA Technical Conference

Abhay Sharma made a presentation at the IPA Technical Conference in Chicago on June 7, 2010 entitled “Ink Optimization RoundUP Results.” In conjunction with co-author, Ben Starr,  Abhay presented research that aimed to educate printers and print buyers on the benefits and pitfalls of ink optimization software. The research compared 11 commercial systems in terms of total ink reduction, color change, stability on press, file integrity and the individual features of each solution. The same image was separated by 11 different suppliers and then printed on a 28 x 40″ Roland 700 offset press. Analysis of the images showed that they used 17–30% less ink, yet looked visually identical to the original. The research findings are published in a report that includes press sheet samples. The IPA Technical Conference was two days. Day 1 concentrated on colour management. Day 2 considered cross-media workflows, and included a presentation describing the IPA+IDEAlliance merger and path forward. Photo credit Bessie Halfacre.


GCM Hosts JDF Event

Toronto saw an exciting series of meetings relating to JDF and workflow automation for printers. The Automation Solutions Network meeting was held on June 15–16 that included a visit to Ampersand Printing in Guelph, Ontario. On June 17, Ryerson University and CIP4 hosted a 1-day education event with 80+ small and medium-size Ontario printers and print buyers. Demonstrations and hands-on integrations were conducted in Ryerson press room and labs and involved communication between many of the following products — Agfa Apogee, Avanti MIS, HIFLEX MIS, Heidelberg Prinect Signa Pack, and Xerox FreeFlow. The event was written up in Graphic Arts magazine. Contact Abhay Sharmafor more details. Photo credit James Harvey.


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Natalia Gilewicz Attends PIA Teachers’ Update

On July 11th Prof. Natalia Gilewicz travelled to the Printing Industries of America, in Sewickley PA, to partake in a yearly Teachers’ Update. She was joined by over a dozen educators from across North America. A lively group, teaching in many different programs ranging from high school, to career center, to university, college, and even correctional facility. The event was one week long, lead by Joe Marin, Senior Analyst, Digital Technologies. The days were full of information from PIA experts on topics relevant to training future leaders for our industry. Standardization, JDF, social media and new prepress advancements were some of the topics covered (just to name a few). The program offers an amazing opportunity for educators to connect back to industry as well as network with one another. It is subsidized by the PIA, allowing many who would normally not have a chance to go, to partake. GCM would like to graciously thank the PIA for providing Natalia with such a great opportunity.


EDSF Scholarships Awarded to Ryerson Students

GCM students Stephanie Eagle (fourth year) and Andrew Wong (second year) were each recently awarded the Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF) Board of Directors Scholarship. Each year the EDSF awards scholarships to recognize students around the world who demonstrate academic achievement and are committed to pursuing a career in the Document Management or Graphic Communications industry. Each scholarship is valued at $1,000 and Stephanie and Andrew were two of the 38 students worldwide to receive scholarships from EDSF this year.

The EDSF has been committed to enhancing the value and relevance of document and graphic communications worldwide since its foundation in 1996. The scholarship program was introduced in 1999 to recognize and support the next generation of industry professionals. To learn more, visit the EDSF website.


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Ryerson Hosts STLHE 2010 Conference

Ryerson partnered with the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) this summer to host the annual Canadian conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STHLE). Prof. Art Seto was one of the presenters and spoke about how he uses fun quizzes in his classes to promote attendance and learning.


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Art Seto Visits Muller Martini

Prof. Art Seto, while in New York City this summer, visited Muller Martini in Hauppauge, Long Island. Art was able to view JDF-enabled automated bindery equipment and see the servo motors in action during some makereadies. This trip was arranged by Hiflex MIS whose systems integrate seamlessly with Muller Martini equipment. The GCM bindery has a Valore saddle stitcher and an Amigo Plus perfect binder, both donated by Muller Martini.


Job Listings

Account Manager, Protagon Display
Protagon Display Inc. is a full-service point-of-purchase display company in Scarborough that designs and manufactures retail displays out of corrugated, paperboard, plastic, wire, sheet metal, and wood. If you are bright, enthusiastic, and motivated this is a great opportunity. Please email resume to: pnodwell@protagon.com.

Business Development Manager, Display Graphics, Fujifilm
Fujifilm has a job posting for a Business Development Manager – Display Graphics. This is a senior level role in our organization (on par with Regional Sales Managers, National Sales Specialists) that requires a candidate with significant work experience in wide format inkjet equipment. We are looking for a candidate with at least 8+ years experience with a broad background in sales, technical evaluation of technology and product marketing. A GCM graduate who has been in the industry for a number of years who possesses strong communication skills and a complete understanding of wide format inkjet printing technology would find this type of role highly engaging and challenging. A complete job description is posted at http://www.fujigraphics.com/en/career_detail.php?job_id=15

Business Development Representative, Ampersand Printing, Guelph, ON
Ampersand Printing is an industry-leading, full-service print service provider offering customers leading-edge print communication services including prepress, online services, wide-format digital printing, offset lithographic printing, digital printing, and variable-data printing, along with response tracking, print finishing, mailing and fulfillment. A new, state-of-the-art facility in Guelph, serves the Southwestern Ontario market, focusing on Guelph, Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo. The Business Development Representative will work closely with the General Manager and other members of the sales team to identify opportunities for growth and develop them into strong client relationships through marketing, prospecting and networking efforts. Please email resume to Damian McDonald, damian@ampersand.ca.

Sales Intern, Graphic Arts Magazine
Graphic Arts Magazine is one of Canada’s leading-edge trade publications for the printing industry. We are in search of a sales intern to sell advertising. The position is ideal for someone who wants to start a career in sales. The job entails identifying prospective advertisers (trade printers, suppliers, vendors, etc.), then contacting them by phone or in-person to sell full-page or fractional page ads in our monthly full-color print magazine and ad space on our website, graphicartsmag.com. Please email cover letter and resume to Joe Mulcahy, Publisher (joe@graphicartsmag.com).

Sales and Marketing Position, KwikKopy, Toronto Adelaide Location
Increase the centre’s sales revenue by focusing on expanding business through identifying key verticals and marketing our full set of services to them. Involvement in all aspects of the sales cycles and understanding how to market to our customers needs in a combined sales and marketing position. Send resumes to colin@kkdpc.ca.

Client Services Project Coordinator, LoweMartin Group
As Client Services Project Coordinator (CSPC) you will act as a liaison and source of information between Sales and Production, as well as the client. You are tasked with ensuring service excellence in all aspects of our dealings with our customers, and will provide advice to clients on a variety of print-related matters. This is a “hands on” role requiring troubleshooting and problem solving and exceptional planning skills. The CSPC is involved in direct customer contact, order receipt, entry, tracking and reporting, coordinating schedules and deliveries, follow-up and communication both internally and externally to ensure high quality, on-time delivery, invoicing and inventory controls. This work is accomplished while ensuring adherence to ISO quality guidelines. Submit resume to HR@LMGroup.com.

Direct Mail Project Coordinator, LoweMartin Group
As Direct Mail Project Coordinator (DMPC) you will act as a liaison and source of information between Sales and Production, as well as the client. You are tasked with ensuring service excellence in all aspects of our dealings with our customers, and will provide advice to clients on Direct Marketing, fulfillment and printing expectations. This is a “hands on” role requiring troubleshooting and problem solving and exceptional planning skills. The DMPC is involved in direct customer contact, order receipt, entry, tracking and reporting, coordinating schedules and deliveries, follow-up and communication both internally and externally to ensure high quality, on-time delivery, invoicing and inventory controls. This work is accomplished while ensuring adherence to ISO quality guidelines. Submit resume to HR@LMGroup.com.

Kwik Kopy Design & Print Centre, Jarvis Street Location
Full-time, 35 hours/week, ability to handle both Mac and PC applications, in-depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Quark, and Microsoft applications. Email resume to kwikkopyjarvis@on.aibn.com.

Business Development Professional, Jones Packaging, London, ON
Manage, in conjunction with company wide resources, the pursuit process through lead generations, opportunity qualification, solution development, team sales call planning and facilitation of client meetings, closing sales and follow-up assistance. Email resume to jones_careers@jonespackaging.com.

Production Coordinator, APD Printing, Milton, ON
We are looking for a recent graduate from the School of Graphic Communications Management to take over as our production co-ordinator and customer service. Email inquiries or resumes to Luis Perez, luis@apdprinting.com.

Customer Service Representative/Estimator, General Printers Ltd., Oshawa, ON
Applicants are responsible for providing layouts for pre-press as well as press and finishing information. Dealing with suppliers when the need for outsourcing is required. One on one contact with our sales team and our customers. Pays attention to details. Is able to assist our estimating department for backup. Please send your resumes to Jane Durno, VP Production, General Printers Ltd., Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4G5, e-mail jdurno@generalprinters.ca.

Junior and Senior Prepress/Production Artists, CVStudio, Toronto
We are looking for a Prepress / Production Artists who has a minimum 2+ years production experience, juggling multiple projects and catching any and all mistakes. As well as preparing files for print, you will occasionally oversee jobs. Must have experience in file prep and troubleshooting. Expert skills in Illustrator, InDesign, Quark and Photoshop required. Email Resumes to prepress@cvstudio.com.

Design Specialist, The Printing House Limited, Toronto
This position requires someone with strong computer skills, familiar with operating systems such as Windows and Macintosh OS, and programs such as Microsoft Office, QuarkXPress, CorelDraw, PageMaker, and Adobe Creative Suite. Variable data programming skills are considered a desired asset. You have the ability to work well with others in a solid team environment. You are comfortable with multi-tasking and are able to prep new orders while another one is in process in the print queue. You have good communication skills to be able to translate Customer/job requirements. Email resume to matt Smolka, manager-in-training, msmolka@tph.ca.


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Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto 
May/June 2010


Welcome to our May, 2010 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. Thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting Canada’s only degree in graphic communications management. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on ourhomepage.


Print Action

Trophy Win in Phoenix Challenge Flexo Competition

Ryerson flexo students won the “Top Technical Execution Award” at the third annual Phoenix Challenge Flexo Competitionheld recently in Las Vegas. A team of six GCM students developed and presented to judges their proposed solution for packaging of personal care products for hotel guest rooms. Their work involved research, design and production of clear polypropylene labels and paper soap wrappers on the GCM Comco Cadet flexo press.

As part of the students’ research and planning, they visited Toronto-area flexo plants, including GMF Flexo Prepress and H.Moore Printing Services and consulted with industry experts.

An additional five GCM students traveled to Las Vegas to support the 6-member team. Those students not directly competing helped with fund raising. GCM was also proud to display a student-designed booth featuring flexo at Ryerson at the FTA Info-flex trade show held following the Phoenix Challenge. While in Las Vegas, students had the opportunity to attend the FTA Flexo Forum and Info-flex, speak with industry experts, and meet other students from nine other universities and colleges.

Photos show students visiting H.Moore Printing Services, with plant employees; students with Ryerson booth at Info-flex Las Vegas.


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Ryerson Students Awarded FFTA Flexo Scholarships

GCM students Hannah Plavnick (first year) and Nate Plavnick (third year) were recently presented with valuable renewalFoundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) Scholarships for the 2010-11 school year. Each scholarship is valued at $2000 and is presented to a student with a strong interest in a career in flexography and exemplary performance in his or her studies.

The scholarship presentation was made at the FTA Annual Forum conference in Las Vegas in May. Many GCM students participate as student members in FTA events and conferences. Both Hannah and Nate are graduates of Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School in Etobicoke. Photo shows Hannah and Nate with Ian Baitz, Acting Chair of GCM.


Ryerson University and CIP4 offer JDF Education Event – June 17, 2010

This summer GCM will host a 1-day introduction to JDF technology and workflow automation. JDF is intended to enable the entire industry — including media, design, prepress, finishing, digital presses, and web2print solutions — to work with different workflows through a common, standardized file format. Come to this JDF Education event to understand the benefits and challenges of implementing JDF in your shop. Meet with Executive Director of CIP4 — James Harvey, understand the concepts and basics of JDF and the underlying XML language. Explore JDF certified systems, JDF training courses, and hear about implementation of JDF at Ampersand Printing in Guelph with HIFLEX MIS. The event is hosted by the CIP4 Education and Marketing Committee and Ryerson’s School of Graphic Communications Management with support from Canada’s MITACS organization. Full program and registration details are online http://ryersonjdf.eventbrite.com/ or contact Abhay Sharma (sharma@ryerson.ca) for further information.

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GCM Students Attend Print Action’s Environmental Printing Awards

Graphic Communications Management Students of Ryerson made quite the impact at Print Action’s 5th Annual Environmental Printing Awards, April 8th, at the Eglinton Grand Banquet Hall by showing the Helmut Kipphan trophy and showcasing theryeTAGA student chapter. The ryeTAGA student chapter is grateful to PrintAction for allowing us to have a table and be able to present and promote the ryeTAGA student chapter. In addition we would like to thank FujiFilm for sponsoring additional students to attend the event.

This Environmental Printing award recognizes Canadian printers and vendors for their efforts in making our industry green. Keynote speaker Peter Robinson, CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation, set the tone for event by discussing the importance of long-term, environmentally friendly business practices, emcee for the evening, CBC’s Diana Swain announced 32 awards. Transcontinental Inc. won the Best of Show, while HP Canada and Metropolitan Fine Printers won the most awards. Multiple recipient recognized our students and their efforts to assist these companies to become more environmentally friendly. The EPA was a great success with a wide variety of delicious food and over 300 Canadian printing professionals and students in attendance. This year’s winners are posted at PrintAction MagazineStory by Valerie Chen, 3rd year GCM student. Photo by Martin Habekost.


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Dr Sharma conducts IPA Ink Optimization RoundUP Study

Abhay Sharma and premedia colour specialist Ben Starr have conducted research as part of the IPA Ink Optimization RoundUP. Ink optimization software works by reducing the amount of CMY inks that are required to produce a colour, replacing them with black ink. In the IPA study, the same image was separated by 11 different suppliers and then placed on a 28 x 40″ press form. The forms were printed offset on a ROLAND 700 DirectDrive offset press at manroland’s Print Technology Center in Chicago. Analysis of the images showed that they used 17–30% less ink, yet looked visually identical to the original. The press run also included an experiment where a colour cast was introduced by increasing the magenta density. The results showed that the ink optimized forms were not affected by the artificially created colour cast and would thus be more stable if the press was slightly out of tolerance. Full details relating to the research are available online. The final report will be presented at the IPA Technical Conference, June 7-8, 2010. Thanks to Hal Stratton at manroland for his support and to David Niles at Sappi Fine Paper for providing McCoy Gloss for the press run. Photo shows Abhay Sharma and participating suppliers on the catwalk of the ROLAND 700 press during the press run on April 15, 2010.


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Dr Sharma Explores Growing Print Market in Mumbai, India

Abhay Sharma travelled to India recently to chair a conference session and present an overview of colour management theory and practice at the Indo-German Colour Management Conference, 8-10 March, 2010 in Mumbai, India. The event was attended by 120+ printers and prepress professionals from across India. Kiran Prayagi, in conjunction with PrintWeek India magazine, organized the 2-day conference followed by a 1-day hands-on workshop in colour measurement using X-Rite and other technologies. The official sponsors of the conference included the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany, Chromasense, X-Rite, Advanced Graphic Systems, Kodak, and Magna Graphics. There was enormous energy and enthusiasm in the Indian print market. Indian printers are excited about new technologies, prepress solutions, and print standardization. Dr Sharma’s trip was not all smooth sailing, though. He reported a leaky airport roof, a jammed exit ramp that kept passengers in their seats, and mechanical problems that forced a plane substitution — all in Newark! Travel and connections in India were trouble-free! Read an interview with Abhay Sharma following his visit in Indian Printer & Publisher magazine, March 2010. Photo by Gert Schlegel.


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Martin Habekost is New VP of Education for TAGA

The annual technical conference of TAGA from March 14-17, 2010 in San Diego, California saw not only that the GCM students under their ryeTAGA banner won the prize for best student publication and the prestigious Kipphan cup against 9 other student chapters but also that GCM Professor Martin Habekost is now the VP of Education for TAGA.

The VP of Education is a member of the TAGA board and coordinates not only the annual student competition for best publication, but also is in charge of the student brunch at the TAGA conference and the student dinner. During these events the students from the various Graphic Arts universities and colleges get to know each other and also discuss the future direction of the student competitions. A challenge that the VP of Education faces is the constant change in the composition of the various student chapters and also to get submissions for the competition for the best graduate and undergraduate research paper. During the conference the VP of Education also has to ensure that the judging for the best student publication is done in a proper way and unveil the winning publication at the dinner gala which closes the TAGA conference.

Student participation is an important part of the TAGA conference, since the students will soon go into industry and become the new leaders in the industry. The conference exposes them to cutting edge research topics that will find their way into the pressroom and have an impact on day-to-day operations.

Martin is looking forward to organizing the student events for and at the next TAGA conference 2011 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Photo by Jason Lisi(Left to right) Martin Habekost, Marta Wajda (4th-year GCM student), Björn Kruse (TAGA president).


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GCM Welcomes Research Associate Arash Ataeian

The School of Graphic Communications Management is pleased to introduce Research Associate Arash Ataeian. Arash’s research and funding span different Schools in the Faculty of Communication and Design, including Fashion and Theatre. Photo shows Arash with coloured polyester fabric samples that have been screen-printed with fluorescent, phosphorescent and metallic inks, being illuminated with a ultraviolet light source. In this project Arash is designing a runway model outfit that will “glow in the dark” as the model moves down the catwalk and is illuminated by UV lamps. Arash is working with Theatre (Tanit Mendes) and Fashion (Joseph Medaglia) colleagues to dye the fabric and design the outfit. In another research project Arash is developing a colour management process to match proof to press using spectral data to create a colorimetric match — this addresses the ever present problem of metamerism due to optical brightening agents in press papers. Arash and his family have recently immigrated to Canada from Iran, and “enjoyed” their first snowfalls this winter! We thank Robert Ott, Chair, School of Fashion and Dr Daniel Doz, Dean, Faculty of Communication and Design for supporting this interdisciplinary research.


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GCM Faculty Members Receive SRC and Service Awards

GCM faculty members Martin Habekost and Jason Lisi were recipients of Ryerson University’s SRC (Scholarly, Research & Creative) and Service Awards, respectively. These awards were created this year. Each faculty, including the Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD), had a committee to evaluate the applications and choose the winners.

The University presented 21 SRC awards, three of which went to faculty members from FCAD. The awards were presented during a formal lunch in the Ted Rogers School of Management on April 16, 2010. President Sheldon Levy, Provost and Vice President Academic Alan Shepard, and Vice President Research and Innovation Tas Venetsanopoulos were present and handed out the framed certificates. More information on the awards can be found at:http://www.ryerson.ca/ryersontoday/stories/20100428_awards.html

In total, eight Faculty Service Awards were presented to Ryerson faculty members at a special awards presentation April 6, 2010. President Sheldon Levy, as well as Provost and Vice President Academic Alan Shepard handed out the framed certificates. More information on the Faculty Service Awards and the recipients can be found at:http://www.ryerson.ca/ryersontoday/stories/20100426_awards.html

Left photo: Martin Habekost (centre) receives SRC award from Ryerson President Sheldon Levy (left) and Provost Alan Shepard (right). Right photo: Jason Lisi receives Service Award from Diane Schulman, Secretary of Senate.


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Students Attend GCM Bindery Day

On April 12 many first and second year GCM students attended the GCM Bindery Day. Here they ran the student directory project on the Valore saddle stitcher and also ran a journal book on the AmigoPlus perfect binder. Both of these machines were provided by Muller Martini. Other students drilled notepads and some students ran the Polar guillotine cutter provided by Heidelberg. This was a very successful event that everyone that participated in enjoyed.


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Prof. Gilewicz Attends ICOGRADA Design Currency Conference

In April Prof. Natalia Gilewicz attended the ICOGRADA (International Council of Graphic Design Assocations) Design Currency conference in Vancouver. One of the conference highlights was a talk presented jointly by Ben Hulse, Design Manager, and Ali Gardiner, Vice President, Brand and Creative Services for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee (VANOC). They took attendees through the process of designing the Olympics down to the last luge handle. When they finished, a room full of proud Canadians stood and cheered.

Equally exciting during Natalia’s trip was the opportunity to meet graphic arts students from three area high schools: Vancouver Technical SS, David Thompson SS (photo), and Seaquam SS. Natalia was very excited to see printing equipment at the first two schools, and a beautiful yearbook at the last. In today’s world of budget cuts in education, being able to have equipment in the classroom is becoming far too uncommon. The students were enthusiastic about design and print. Natalia wishes to convey her thanks to all three schools for having her. Hopefully we will see some students at Ryerson in the future!


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GCM at the EskoWorld 2010

EskoArtwork, a provider of hardware and software products for packaging and printing, held this year’s Worldwide User Conference in Tampa, Florida in late April.

The annual conference introduces users to new features and solutions and solicits users’ suggestions to implement in future products. Esko offered seven tracks ranging from digital flexography to different areas of prepress, structural packaging design, digital print and brand management. Sessions included presentations and hands-on training.

As are many other workflow providers, Esko is working on an overall integration of their products to create a unified workflow. The new EskoArtwork’s Suite 10, which takes a step in this direction, was presented in Tampa. Awards were also given for Esko’s packaging design competition. The competition was divided into professional and the student sections. The Grand Prize was awarded to a graduate student from Sweden.

Professor Stefanie Stroh has participated in the EskoWorld 2010 for GCM to to evaluate the workflow possibilites, gain information about the newest advancements in the software, and to strengthen contacts with industry. More information is available at http://www.esko.com.


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Student Websites

Programming and scripting is gaining more and more importance in the printing industry with the increasing importance of automation, crossmedia, and job tickets.

In their second year, GCM students are introduced to the general idea of a scripting syntax by the means of a website creation. In small teams the students developed the content and the structure of their websites, using the knowledge gained in class. Their solutions were based on HTML, CSS and JavaScript and also integrate multimedia elements such as video and audio.

This year again, the students have proven their creative and technical skills and presented very diverse and professionally designed results, as in the four examples shown above.


GCM Student Wins First Prize in Art Contest

Alicia D’Souza, fourth year GCM student, won first prize in Citizens with Disabilities Ontario’s art contest, “Accessibility Means.” The contest invited members to tell, in graphics, poems and/or prose, what “accessibility means” to them. They were looking for a glimpse of what the world would be like if it was completely accessible for persons with disabilities. Alicia commented on her artwork, “I felt this piece conveyed that accessibility is in the hands of all of us.” More information, and Alicia’s poem, are available on the CWDO web site.

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Job Listings

Publishing Coordinator, Ontario Ministry of Government Services

Service Ontario Publications Division, The Ministry of Government Services, ServiceOntario Publications, has a challenging opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual to provide technical publishing expertise and coordinate the publishing function for government publications. Salary $67,921.00 – $86,708.00 per annum. You will: provide operational control and approvals for all hard copy published products; monitor client ministry print jobs; manage vendor relations; and provide technical specifications for requests for proposals and technical expertise in the life-cycle planning activities of government publications. Qualifications:thorough practical knowledge of the publication environment including inventory management, scheduling, multi-format production, print technology, industry standards and trends; knowledge of procurement to administer a variety of print production and purchasing contracts; analytical, estimating, logistical and organizational skills to make operational policy and procedural recommendations on a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative aspects of publishing and to interpret and apply pricing decisions for specific orders; strong oral and written communication skills; problem-solving skills; excellent relationship management skills, customer service orientation and business focus to foster working relationships. Apply online only citing JobID: 27851 at: http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/Preview.aspx?JobID=27851 Deadline June 22, 2010. www.ServiceOntario.ca

Flexo Prepress Technician

All Stick Label is a narrow-web flexo printer located in Vaughan (Highway 27& 7). We are looking for a candidate with a strong technical background, from both a print and software perspective, to work in our Graphics (prepress) department. The successful candidate will be preparing digital files for production of upmarket pressure sensitive labels and other printed materials in a flexo press environment. You will be working for an award-winning leader in the label industry, which has earned a reputation for bringing highly innovative technology and designs to the marketplace. Reporting to the prepress supervisor, you will be responsible for preparing customer art files to take advantage of our unique printing capabilities. The ability to work quickly without errors is essential.

Please contact Graphics Department Supervisor Mariano Stalker at: mariano.stalker@allsticklabel.com with your resume and cover letter.

Desktop publishing/book layout

Economic Policy Press, a Toronto-based publisher, is looking for a reliable, hard-working student to work on DTP/layout for a book it is publishing for a leading international development agency.

The project involves cover design and laying out roughly 350-400 pages. Experience and competence in InDesign/Quark Express, and in creating graphs, figures and tables is essential.

Work arrangements are flexible and template of the required work will be provided. The work would ideally be done in June and/or July.

For further information, or to submit a resume and/or portfolio of relevant work, please contact Malan Rietveld, Managing Director, at mrietveld@economicpolicypress.com or 416 818 4566.

Print Estimator

Annan & Bird Company has an immediate opening for an Estimator. Submit resumes directly to Mr. Mike Pillo, Vice President of Sales, mikepillo@annan-bird.com

Canon Canada Inc. – Mississauga Headquarters

We are interested in bringing your University knowledge and ideas into Canon Canada and we are offering an amazing opportunity of getting to know different departments and their roles and responsibilities at Canon.

Reporting to different Managers in Marketing and Sales Support teams, incumbents will work in three Corporate/Sales Channel functions over an 18-month period, gaining marketing and technical knowledge while contributing to the Company in the following roles:
Solutions Marketing
Solutions Technical Support
Pre-Sales Support

Some other cross-functional roles might also be assumed during this internship program. Sales, technical, and product training will be provided. After successful completion of the program, participants will be offered a permanent position in one of the previously mentioned areas.

The candidate should possess qualities including:
• An interest in career progression with Canon
• University Degree
• Highly computer literate (Networking, Microsoft Server OS knowledge is a must)
• Excellent organizational, research, analytical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills
• Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
• Excellent time-management and multi-tasking skills
• Understanding of printing technology and printing industry would be an asset

Apply online at canon.ca

Creative Opening with Fujifilm Gifting Group

Applicants are invited by the Director of Marketing in Fujifilm’s Photo business unit, regarding an immediate opening they have for a summer intern.

Fujifilm’s Photo team is looking for a highly creative person to do out of the box work this summer. The nature of this role is someone who has creative and conceptual design skills.

The work involves creating the photogifting templates that you would see when you go into store where you put in your camera memory card in a kiosk and want to create a nice card/photobook/mug/mousepad type gift from an image.

This paid internship position is available immediately and runs through the end of August. Applicants should be prepared to provide samples of their creative work. Contact Marc Guitor (mguitor@fujifilm.ca), Director of Marketing for Fujifilm.

Graphic Designer with Southwest Bindings, Full time

Duties include:
• Creating/designing flyers, and promotional literature
• Re-designing current promotional literature
• Printing flyers
• Assisting in creating artwork proofs for custom orders

Computer Skills needed:
• Illustrator
• Photoshop
• Acrobat

Résumé submissions:
• Please send all résumé and portfolio submissions to: sarahc@southwestbindings.com

Production Coordinator

Creative Niche is seeking a production coordinator. Responsibilities include:

– Coordinate and traffic ad material.
– tracking of ads
– Place client PDFs on Central Ad Server
– Maintain records in Filemaker database
– Communicate with salespeople on ad closing dates
– Prepare material submitted for ads requiring design and submit dockets to Advertising Designer
– Check supplied ad proofs against final PDF files to ensure accuracy
– Check signature proofs when they come in from the printer, as required
– Meet all regional/sectional pre-plant deadlines

Interested candidates please forward your resume to: adele@creativeniche.ca


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Ian Baitz
Acting Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management
e-mail ibaitz@ryerson.ca

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Jamie McLeod GCM 00 jamie@jamiemcleod.com 
Stewart Nam GCM 00 stewart.nam@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto 
March 2010

 


Welcome to our March, 2010 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. Thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting Canada’s only degree in graphic communications management. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage.


GCM Faculty Vacancies

Ryerson’s School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) is seeking applicants for full-time faculty. The full position details, requirements, and application instructions are available at http://www.firefly.ryerson.ca/hr/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=post.&location=Faculty


Colloquium 1Speaker panel included (left to right) Daniel Dejan, JP Fozo, and Jeffrey Stewart

Flexo Press 2A full house of industry & students attentively watch Colloquium presentations

GCM Colloquium a Great Success!

Every year, third year GCM students work to create a colloquium speaker event to bring together students and industry professionals. Students chose an interesting topic and coordinated all of the activities that lead up to and occur on the day of the event. This year’s Colloquium took place on February 2nd and was titled “Fusion: Exploring the Multimedia Mix,” addressing innovative multimedia campaigns and how different types of media complement each other. Speakers were Daniel Dejan, National Print & Creative Specialist for Sappi Fine Paper; JP Fozo, General Manager of Rogers Publishing; and Jeffrey Stewart, Chief Technology Officer of Trekk Cross-Media. The evening offered many valuable insights, great food and good company. The event was generously sponsored by several companies, and a large number of industry attendees were present. Those who attended the event are invited to provide feedback via a short online survey.

Survey link: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB22A8W3G8XYT


Ryerson to host “INTERQUEST Digital Printing Forum” on May 6

Ryerson will partner with INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, to deliver the first “INTERQUEST Toronto Digital Printing Forum” at GCM on Thursday May 6, 2010. The event is open to a broad range of professionals in digital printing and communications.

“Building on the success of the digital printing seminars we conducted over the past three years in New York, Paris, and Montreal, we have decided to hold a similar event in Toronto”, said Gilles Biscos, President of INTERQUEST. The forum is designed around recent INTERQUEST research into digital printing in the North American market. The event, which will be held at Ryerson from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will include two parts:
1. A “Digital Printing & Multi-channel Communications” seminar targeted at direct mail printers, marketing and communication professionals, as well as at transactional printing operations and digital printers will take place in the morning.
2. A “Digital Book Printing” seminar targeted at publishers, book printers, digital print providers, and other book market professionals will take place in the afternoon.

The “Toronto Digital Printing Forum” is sponsored by industry leaders—GMC, Hewlett-Packard, Infoprint Solutions, Océ, Pitney Bowes, RISO, Transcontinental, as well as Xerox—and is supported by the Direct Marketing Association of Toronto. For details and registration, visit:http://inter-quest.com/seminars.html.


Ian Baitz

ryeTAGA wins Grand Prize Kipphan Cup in San Diego

Ryerson GCM students have again won the prestigious Grand Prize Helmut Kipphan Cup for top overall student research publication. The prize, which was presented this week in San Diego at the 62nd Annual Technical Conference of TAGA (Technical Association of the Graphic Arts), is awarded based on quality of student research, writing and graphic arts production of the student publication. This is the second time Ryerson has won the Kipphan Cup in three years.

The winning 160-page publication contains five Ryerson student research papers, many written by students as part of the GRA 634 Printing Processes course. The technical production of the book was completed outside of class time. Articles covered a range of topics from security printing to halftone dot comparison to the effect of ink tack on four-colour process printing.

The Ryerson TAGA student chapter—ryeTAGA—sent 12 students to the conference, accompanied by Profs. Martin Habekost (faculty advisor) and Jason Lisi, who made presentations on their research. Jason spoke about prepress workflow advancements using PDF/X-4 and the Adobe PDF Print Engine, and Martin discussed on-press control of metallic inks and about the influence of paper topography on print quality.

The Kipphan Cup is named after Professor Helmut Kipphan, Head of Advanced and Future Technologies at Heidelberg since 1978. The 2010 ryeTAGA publication is available on its web site: www.ryetaga.com. The team’s work was made possible this year by numerous industry sponsors, including Lowe-Martin, IAPHC, Webcom, Fujifilm, York Bindery, and Imation. Support from Ryerson was provided by the Project Funding Allocation for Students (P-FACS), the Faculty of Communication & Design and the School of GCM.


Lisi

Jason Lisi on “Media-Rich Publishing”

“Media Rich PDF Publishing: Bridging the Gap Between Traditional Print and Multimedia Publishing” is the title of a paper Jason Lisi recently published in the International Journal of the Book. The paper explores how the PDF platform can be used to combine the best attributes of print publishing with the benefits of multimedia publishing to create a hybrid document that can be used for print and screen-based viewing. Details of the paper are available from Jason Lisi at jlisi@ryerson.ca


Environmental Printing Awards — April, 8, 2010

Returning in April is the 5th Annual Environmental Printing Awards organized by Print Action magazine. This is a great event with attendance by a “Who’s Who” of the Canadian printing industry. Several of the Environmental Printing Award categories focus on processes and, therefore, must consider projects that have been running for several years. This year, Peter Robinson, CEO of the David Suzuki foundation is the keynote speaker. Each year a number of GCM students attend and also assist at the event. Make sure you and your company participate in one of the biggest events on the environmental printing scene. The 5th annual Environmental Printing Awards will be held at the Eglinton Grand Banquet Hall on April 8, 2010. To enter your company’s environmental entry go to http://www.printaction.com, deadline to enter is March 15th. New categories!


Lisi

Art Seto Joins CBBAG Board

Prof. Art Seto has joined the Board of Directors of the Canadian Bookbinders Artists Guild (CBBAG). Art will chair the National Events Committee, which includes planning the next book arts national conference and he will lliaise with the local chapters.


GCM Part-time Certificate Courses Remain Popular

Ryerson’s night school courses in Graphic Communications provide an opportunity for part-time continuing study and professional upgrading. Increasingly, employees in industry are seeking ways to experience new technology and best practices, and network with others in the field. Through Ryerson’s Chang School of Continuing Education, GCM offers ten part-time evening and online courses and several weekend professional development workshops.

Some learners choose to take only one course; others take several. Those who complete ten courses earn the Ryerson Certificate in Graphic Communications — a sure way to enrich a resume and remain on the leading edge.

Professional development workshops on offer this spring include: Print Production Management, PDF Workflows & Variable Data, Adobe Illustrator for Graphic Communications, Adobe Photoshop for Graphic Communications, and InDesign for Graphic Communications. All courses and workshops begin in May. Registration is now open. Full descriptions are available at: http://www.ryerson.ca/ce.


Job Fair 1 Job Fair 2
Job Fair 2010 a Success!

On March 4, GCM hosted yet another successful Annual Job Fair. As it does every year, the event began and ended with the loud chime of a gong. Consistent with GCM tradition, industry turnout was outstanding. The event helped over 35 employers connect with and interview students; several employers were seeking to fill several positions.

GCM students seeking a third-year summer internship and fourth-year students seeking full-time employment filled the hall, attending scheduled interviews with a range of companies from across Ontario. At the end of a busy day there was considerable positive feedback about the caliber of GCM students.

Companies who missed the Job Fair but are looking to hire a grad or intern, or who would like to ensure they are on the mailing list for next year’s Job Fair, are invited to contact the School at 416-979-5050.


Book Exhibition

GCM exhibits at the FCAD Deanery

In recognition of students’ hard work, GCM exhibited student projects in a display case in the Faculty of Communications and Design (FACD) Deanery, with very positive reaction.

The projects include handbound case-bound books prepared by students which show the steps in book production. Exhibited beside the book samples are the first products printed on the new GCM Comco Cadet flexo press. These GCM labels had been printed and kiss-cut inline for the inauguration of the press.

The packaging prototypes on display originate form Prof. Stefanie Stroh’s third year class projects and were produced on the donated Pakready cutting table. The students’ task had been to package either 100 g chocolate covered peanuts or Hershey Kisses in an appropriate and innovative way.


RIT

GCM Students Visit RIT

Before sunrise on February 4th, five GCM students and GCM departmental assistant Taras Karpiuk headed for Rochester Institute of Technology to explore the RIT Masters Studies in Print Media program. Ryerson was welcomed with open arms. Much of the day was spent in talks and tours of the campus. Students saw the Cary collection, home to rare books that would be any typographer’s dream, the student-managed, student-run printing centre, the printing applications lab, and the open publishing lab.

After a night on the town with GCM alumni and now RIT students Scott Millward and Saleh Abdel Motaal, the group explored the George Eastman House, the international museum of photography and film, and the photographic preservation and collections management graduate program.

For more information on the RIT M.S. in Print Media programs, contact Dr. Scott Williams at RIT or visit http://cias.rit.edu/printmedia/ for more information on RIT, and http://www.imagearts.ryerson.ca/photopreservation/ for more information on Eastman House. (Contributed by Amanda Rehal GCM ’10.)


OMNOVA

GCM Visits OMNOVA Corporation

In an effort to better understand how inkjet printing could be used for production and proofing of decorative wall coverings, Ani Khandekar, LEAN SixSigma Blackbelt Manager, Laminates & Asia, for OMNOVA Solutions, Inc., invited Profs. Abhay Sharma and Rich Adams to visit company headquarters in Akron, Ohio. Ani was formerly a student of Abhay’s and graduated with an M.S. in Pulp and Paper Engineering from Western Michigan University. More information on OMNOVA: http://www.omnova.com.


Chris Kular

Chris Kular @ Large

During the first half of his sabbatical research year, Prof. Chris Kular was fortunate to be invited to teach at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart Germany. The HdM offers technical and management-related Print Media courses, which are similar to many courses in the Graphic Communications Management program at Ryerson. Chris was responsible for preparing and presenting four different courses to a diverse group of international students. His courses included Advertising, Publishing, Packaging and Marketing for Print Media. He also had the opportunity to take the students on several tours to printing and packaging companies in Germany.

The other Professors at HdM were very helpful to Chris and the students were extremely bright, polite, and eager to learn new things. Most of the students were from different parts of Germany, while others were from Greece, Moscow, and Kiev. Chris found the city of Stuttgart to be beautiful and a great place for an endless supply of delicious meals, sights, and cultural activities. He rode his bicycle almost every day and found it to be a great way to compensate for accumulating calories. Overall, Chris found HdM offers a very positive and professional approach to education and he would welcome the opportunity to continue to develop relationships with HdM in the future. More information on HdM:http://www.hdm-stuttgart.de/english


Job Listings

Prepress/IT Department Assistant, LithoWeb. The main role and focus of the Pre-Press/IT Department Assistant will be to work with the Prepress Operator on the day to day activities within the department, from file retrieval and manipulation, to plate making using CTP equipment, as well as operating and maintaining all equipment within the department. They will be responsible to ensuring all task are completed in a timely manner, and in such a way to eliminate excessive waste. The secondary focus will be to continually strive to improve the department and themselves, through education, brainstorming with peers and management, and following all policies and procedures set forth. For more info please visit our website, www.lithoweb.ca. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and any references to production@lithoweb.ca.

Client Services Account Manager, Vertis Communications. Vertis Communications, a commercial printer, produces inserts such as Home Depot, Sears Canada, etc., is in immediate need of an additional Client Services Account Manager for our facility, located half-way between Fort Erie and Niagara Falls. Vertis is a premier provider of targeted print advertising and direct marketing solutions, including creative services, proprietary consumer research, database targeting and digital technologies, premedia, media placement and multimedia. For additional information see www.vertisinc.com. To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and references to Dorothy Roussy, H. R. Manager, atdroussy@vertisinc.com.

Graphic Designer, Corporate Affairs, Canadian Tire. Reporting to the Manager, Production, at the 2190 Yonge Street, Toronto, office, the Graphic Designer will produce design solutions to communicate Canadian Tire’s messages with high visual impact to internal and external audiences. Graphic design solutions required for a large variety of Corporate Affairs products and activities, including websites, newsletters/magazines and other printed materials, event presentations, posters/signage, videos, PR materials, etc. The person in this role must have a good balance of creativity and business savvy, in order to produce creative work that fits the needs and style of the organization. The work demands creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of industry software, ability to manage multiple projects at once, a team-minded attitude and a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines. For additional information, see www.canadiantire.com. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Harpinder Nagra, Campus Program Specialist, at harpinder.nagra@cantire.com.

Bilingual Client Relations Associate, St. Joseph Print. We are in search of a Bilingual (French) Client Relations Associate to provide exemplary support to our print facilities at St Joseph Print, Snow. Reporting to the Client Relations Manager, this enriching role will plan, coordinate, estimate, schedule, set job priorities and expedite jobs to be processed throughout the organization. In doing so, the individual will interact with sales, internal and external clients and operations to contribute to the success of the organization. Please note that there will be reliability and security clearance checks for every candidate who does not have the Secret Security Clearance. For additional information, seewww.stjoseph.com. To apply, please forward resume and cover letter to flora.scarangella@stjoseph.com.

Print Coordinator, Client Site, St. Joseph Print, Toronto. This position will be located on the client site and will be responsible for the transitioning and enhancing the various responsibilities from the existing Design Group. The scope for this position includes supporting the various client departments in their print requirements. This position will oversee the details of the coordination process including updating artwork, quoting, creating the PO, managing the delivery to SJC, confirming by samples that the job was correctly produced, signing off on the invoice and maintaining Corporate Publishing form files. The expectation would be that this position will be responsible for objectively considering, assessing and recommending various print solutions that will provide quality and efficiency for both the client and SJC. For additional information, seewww.stjoseph.com. To apply, please forward resume and cover letter to flora.scarangella@stjoseph.com.

Business Development Account Managers, Asia Pulp & Paper (Canada) Ltd., Toronto and Montreal (multiple positions available). We are looking for recent graduates who want to establish a career in business-to-business sales and have the passion and commitment to build a strong track record. We want someone who can sell and who loves to sell. Ideal candidates are people who know how to prospect leads, present products, close sales, and who can develop lasting business relationships with decision-makers. This is an entry-level career position developing business for a leading distributor of fine paper products to commercial printers, retail, government and institutional customers. Interested applicants please apply by email, fax, or mail to Bozena Rybak, 20 Hereford St. #15, Brampton, ON L6Y 0M1. Fax 905-450-2107. Emailbozena@appcanada.com (no phone calls please). Additional information: www.appcanada.ca.


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Ian Baitz
Acting Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management
e-mail ibaitz@ryerson.ca

Alumni Representatives
Jamie McLeod GCM 00 jamie@jamiemcleod.com 
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Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto 
November 2009


Welcome to our November, 2009 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. In this issue we report on some new developments in the bindery, but also some sad and shocking news relating to the death of alum Chris Skinner. Thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting Canada’s only degree in graphic communications management. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage.

**FACULTY OPENINGS** The School is currently advertising two faculty positions for upcoming academic years. See details on Ryerson’s HR website.

We do not want to spam you, so if you do not wish to receive this newsletter please send an e-mail tosympa@ryerson.ca with “unsubscribe gcmlist@ryerson.ca” in the subject line.


George Ryan meets Ryerson students at OPIA meeting in Toronto

George Ryan

George Ryan, President and CEO of the Printing Association of Florida was in Toronto recently to present the 2009 Technology Forecast to the Ontario Printing and Imaging Association (OPIA). On October 15, at the posh St. George’s Golf and Country Club (no jeans or cell phones), George addressed local printers and suppliers on the latest trends in print and online technologies. George summarized new products from the Print 09 Chicago show and addressed innovations in sheetfed, web offset, digital, bindery, prepress, colour management. Of course George highlighted the upcoming Graphics of the Americas show in Miami in February, 2010. Tracey Preston and OPIA member companies invited ten Ryerson students and faculty to the evening. Student Marta Wajda (left in photo) made a short presentation about the activities of the Ryerson TAGA Student Chapter. Thank you to OPIA and sponsoring companies – Domtar, Heidelberg, Presstek and Xerox for their support. We are proud of our GCM students who were sharp and smart this evening. Photo credit Jon Robinson, Print Action.


Ryerson University uses online SendMyAd portal

SendMyAd -is an intelligent ad portal that preflights ads before accepting them, greatly reducing downstream delays and problems. In the US the portal is used by Time, Meredith and other large publishers. In Canada, Gary Garland has created a Magazines Canada umbrella site to coordinate Canadian printing and publishing that includes Rogers Publishing, Transcontinental Printing, St. Joseph Print and Quarto Communications. The technology allows pdf ads to be checked for font issues, color profiles, bleed, etc. The advertiser can correct issues in real time. Blanchard Systems provides the technology behind this system and together we have created Ryerson University’s own pretend “GCM Magazine” and web portal. GCM students are using this portal to submit technically correct pdf ads as a 4th year project. We thank Magazines Canada and Blanchard Systems for providing us real world teaching examples. Contact Abhay Sharma to see if this system could be useful for you too…..

Send My Ad


Digital Photo Book

GCM Profs publish new textbook – Digital Photography for Print

So you have some great digital photos…now what? This book makes sure your images retain high quality on the printed page. Numerous texts are available on photography and digital cameras yet none have been specifically written with application to a print workflow. Digital Photography for Print addresses the many considerations of digital photography in a graphic arts workflow. In particular, the book examines such issues as equipment, file formats, image fidelity, color management, pricing, and working with printers. Dr Rich Adams led a team of GCM authors including Natalia Gilewicz, Dr Martin Habekost, Jason Lisi and Art Seto. Get your copy from the PIA store. Photo credit Jon Robinson, Print Action.


Newtec Systems donates Pakready Cutter table

Ryerson University has recently received the donation of a Pakready cutting table from Newtec Systems, Aurora, Ontario. The cutter, with a retail value of $35,000, represents an exciting opportunity as the school embarks on a number of packaging initiatives. The 33″ x 25″ table will cut carton board, flutes, paper, self-adhesive labels, liners and other materials for packaging prototypes. It can score, crease, die cut and emboss. The UK-made table accepts a cutting pattern from software systems such as ENGView or other CAD applications. “The ability to construct package prototypes from software designs is a great learning tool and prepares our students for careers in the package print and package design industries,” says Chair Abhay Sharma. “We are grateful to Newtec Systems for their donation.” See full story in Graphic Arts Magazine. Photo shows (from left) Mohammed Khaled Ahmed and Prof Stefanie Stroh from GCM shaking hands with Alex Reedman of Newtec Systems.

Pakready Cutter


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Google Car maps Ryerson University and Abhay Sharma

On May 25, researcher Samantha Dewar and Chair Abhay Sharma were returning from a meeting in the administration building when they spotted the small 4-door sedan “Google Car” driving slowly north on Victoria Street and turning right into Gould Street. A black pole extended from the center of the car and held a multiple-camera unit 6 feet in the air. As the car drove slowly by the hotdog vendor on the corner, our intrepid duo wondered if this would appear on Google Maps? Within a few days the image was posted and although the faces have been airbrushed, you can clearly see Samantha on the left and Abhay walking on the right. Google has put Ryerson University on the map – literally! Click on the live, Google map to explore the Ryerson campus.


Dr Rich Adams reports from SGIA inkjet show in New Orleans

Prof Adams is spearheading an investigation of inkjet printing technologies and applications. In the latest part of this project Rich traveled to the SGIA Specialty Graphic Imaging Association Expo, Oct 7-9, 2009 in New Orleans. This huge event showcases all the latest inkjet technologies and the wonderful range of applications that inkjet is being used for, from car wraps to furniture to clothing. Inkjet printing is applicable to many of our programs from Image Arts to Fashion. There are many new developments, for example, the vehicle for the ink may be aqueous, solvent, ecosolvent, uv-curable, latex (new from HP), etc. Traditional printers and screen printers must keep their eye on inkjet technology for proofing, large format printing and even production printing. Plan to attend this show next year – the 2010 SGIA Expo will be held October 13-15, 2010, Las Vegas. Check out more pictures of the show on Rich’s Facebook album or contact Richto get his full trip report and the inside scoop.

Rich Adams at SGIA

Shocking killing of alumnus Christopher Skinner

In the early hours of Sunday, October 18 after being beaten by a group of men, Chris Skinner was run over by a black SUV and later died of his injuries. Chris was a graphic designer and GCM graduate from 2006 who was out celebrating his sister’s birthday and on his way home when the incident occurred in Adelaide and Victoria Street area in downtown Toronto. The shocking nature of the event has galvanized friends, family and the community. On October 25, more than 1,000 people marched silently with candles in hand to hold a vigil at the spot where Chris was killed. The incident has been front page news in the Canadian press and CCTV footage of the incident have been broadcast on YouTube and other media outlets. Our condolences go out to Chris’s fiance, his sister and his family. Video courtesy Deviant Productions.


Arash Ataeian

Arash Ataeian joins GCM as Research Associate

Arash Ataeian has joined GCM as a full-time Research Associate in the area of color physics and imaging. Arash holds BS and MS degrees in Textile Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran. One of the exciting projects that Arash will work on is the investigation of optical brightening agents in clothing. In a joint project with the Schools of Fashion and Theatre, Arash will dye clothes with an optical brightening agent. During the annual fashion show, the clothes will be warn by models on the runway, and be illuminated by visible and UV light sources. The UV light will cause the models clothes to change color as the model walks up and down the catwalk. Can we look at industrial print problems for you? With our new full-time Research Associate we are able to consider research problems facing the commercial printer. Contact Arash Ataeian for an informal discussion.


GCM grad joins Graphic Arts Magazine

2009 GCM grad, Kristen Reid, has done some excellent work in her first job at Graphic Arts Magazine, a Canadian trade publication. Kristen has published a number of review articles and also presented a series of videos to support the coverage of different Canadian suppliers at Print 09. Click on this YouTube video to see Kristen interviewing Fujifilm’s Tony Karg, discussing what products his company brought to its booth in Chicago. Congratulations Kristen – make sure you report GCM events – see Kristen Reid and Graphic Arts Magazine at Graphics Canada, Booth 2011.


Scholarship Winner

Christina Alcena receives scholarship from President and Provost

The Terence Grier Entrance Scholarship honours the achievements of Ryerson’s Terence Grier, President from 1988-1995, in particular his leadership through a period of profound change at Ryerson, culminating in the acquisition of university status for the institution. The scholarship is valued at full tuition for one year. The recipient of the scholarship this year is GCM student – Christina Alcena (middle), pictured here with current Ryerson President Sheldon Levy (left) and Provost Alan Shepard (right). A special reception to congratulate the recipients of the 2009 Terence Grier and other entrance scholarships was held on September 24th, 2009 at the Queen and Beaver Public House, 35 Elm Street. Photo courtesy Dario Ruberto.


RIT offers scholarship to GCM alumni

The School of Print Media at RIT is offering a scholarship under the Partner’s Scholarship Program to alumni of Ryerson University. For the past few years, RIT has offered a selected GCM student a scholarship of up to 50% tuition remission when that student enrolls in RIT’s on-campus MS program. With the current economic downturn, RIT now seeks to expand that offer to include a recent graduate of our program! Are you an alum of GCM? Have you thought about going back to school? Even if you studied other topics such as photography, image arts or one of the technical science disciplines, this opportunity is open to you. Check out the RIT admissions website or contact Dr Scott Williams at RIT or Dr Abhay Sharma at Ryerson University for further details.

RIT Campus

OUF

2009 Ontario Universities Fair

During the weekend of 25-27 September, crowds of students and families descended to the annual Ontario Universities Fair (OUF) at the Metro Convention Center, Toronto. Attendance reached record highs with 116,300 visitors over three days, an increase of over 8,000 from last year. GCM faculty and staff answered questions from high school students and their parents on the content of our program and the job opportunities in print and graphic communications. GCM this year received 825 applications for 135 places – and if the OUF is any indication – this trend will continue. GCM offers great career pathways – do you know somebody who is interested in our program but could not attend the Fair? Join the Discover Ryerson Dayson Nov 5 or Nov 12 to tour our building and see our facilities. Thank you to all faculty and staff who represented Ryerson University and the GCM program. Photo shows Assoc Chair Ian Baitz hidden in the melee.


Prof Seto upgrades bindery and introduces new award

Drawing on his previous experience in Western Canada, ProfArt Seto has brought in a number of hands-on units to the GCM bindery lab. Students will now use a padding press, foil stamping, hand stitching, hole punch, table-top folder, laminator, poly bagging, etc. This summer Art scoured the internet and bought new or second-hand devices to re-equip our bindery room. Art has also established an award for the “Best Bound Book”. The $500 award will commence in the 2009-2010 academic year and will be awarded annually to the student who produces the best case bound book. Photo shows Prof Seto helping a student master the technique of clean foil stamping. Thank you Art for giving the bindery the recognition it deserves!

Bindery

JOB SPOT (When responding please mention the GCM Newsletter)

USER INTERFACE ARTIST The User Interface Artist is a member of the art team. He or she is involved in the day-to-day creation of UI assets either as part of a project or for the studio generally. 3 or more years User Interface creation experience in a video game production environment. Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing experience. Experience with Scaleform, Gameface or any other vector based UI creation tools. Job Details: <http://jobs.gamasutra.com/jobseekerx/viewjobrss.asp?cjid=19165&accountno=71426#TOPPAGE> Contact Ambaka Hodkinson, Bedlam Games Inc, ahodkinson@bedlamgames.com (Received September 21)

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Jam is a full-service Direct Marketing agency that prides itself on bringing together the best in creativity and analytics to deliver outstanding results for our clients. We are currently expanding and seeking an individual who demonstrates passion and integrity, and is eager to learn the production aspects of direct marketing. If candidates are interested in applying for the position, please have them forward a cover letter and resume to Faith Shintani via email to faith@jamdirect.ca. (Received September 25)

WEBSITE DEVELOPER We require a website developer. We have carefully researched the style and content that we want to incorporate into our site and would love to work with a graduate of Ryerson. Your help in this endeavour would be greatly appreciated. My contact information is 905-844-8805. Contact Colleen Paterson e-mail:colleen@cpaterson.com (Received October 6)

JONES PACKAGING Jones Packaging, a world class provider of premier packaging solutions and innovations, has an opening for a Client Support Associate in our Consumer Packaging Division at our London, ON facility. The Client Support Associate (CSA) is the communication link between the client, sales and our internal stakeholders ensuring correct product is delivered in a timely manner. Minimum 3 years client support experience required. Previous SAP order entry experience would be definite asset. Please apply with cover letter, resume and salary expectations: Manager, Human Resources Jones Packaging Inc. 3000 Page Street London, Ontario N5V 5H3 E-mail: hr@jonespackaging.com Confidential Fax: 519-659-5470. (Received October 6)

ESTIMATING COORDINATOR Brant Screen Craft. Receives quotation requests from sales staff and the estimates prepared. Receives and checks purchase orders for printing and imaging jobs. Compute and verify cost estimates and price summaries for specified jobs, and presents prepared estimates. Related Education: Ryerson University, Graphic Communications Management, Marketing. Please contact Lance Prichard (HR Manager) pritchardl@brantscreen.com.(Received October 8)

PRINT PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Responsible for controlling the flow and quality of assigned print work through our clients, working directly with Account Managers, Sales, Creative and Production. Creates production timetables in coordination with the Manager and outside vendors who are handling fulfillment for all assigned work. Excellent computer skills required to create and maintain spreadsheets for RFQs, upload and download files to and from secure ftp site. If you are the ideal candidate for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to Christine Custodio at christinec@thefsagroup.com or Fax 905-513-6001. (Received October 13)

SYSTEMS/BUSINESS ANALYST PacBlue Printing is seeking to hire a full time Systems/Business Analyst to assist with the implementation of the Avanti MIS Print Management System. Additionally the resource will become the key Avanti system support person within the company after go-live and will have a passion for utilizing technology to help increase operational efficiency. The successful candidate will have a strong working knowledge of MIS/CIS systems and how they relate to the print industry. Vancouver. Contact Chris Campbell ccampbell@pacblueprinting.com (Received October 14)

DIGITAL PRINT OPERATOR-GRAPHIC DESIGNER-FULL TIME This position requires someone with strong computer skills, familiar with operating systems such as Windows NT and Macintosh OS, and programs such as Microsoft Office, QuarkXPress, CorelDraw, PageMaker, and Adobe Acrobat. You are comfortable with multi-tasking and are able to prep new orders while another one is in process in the print queue. You have good communication skills to be able to translate Customer/job requirements. You are not afraid of troubleshooting, and have a strong desire to increase your production and technology skills. Ideally, you are familiar with networks and the Internet, and have experience in printing to digital b&w and colour PostScript output devices. Toronto. Email all inquires to Zahir Salehmohamedzahir@theupc.ca (Received October 27)

SENIOR PRINT PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Currently our company is looking for a senior print production coordinator in the marketing department. This individual’s main responsibilities include overseeing projects from initiation through to completion, as well as analyzing our workflow to enhance our departmental efficiency. This individual will work closely with the production manager to lead the team. For more details, interested candidates should visit http://www.workopolis.com/EN/job/11080522. (Received October 28)

CUSTOMER SERVICE PROJECT MANAGER Merrill Corporation, Canada is currently seeking a Customer Service Project Manager in our Calgary location. The individual will be responsible for the financial printing filing process. Partner with clients to effectively manage complex SEDAR and EDGAR filing and printing projects. 3-5 years experience in client service driven environment. Bachelors degree preferred. Please email resume and salary requirements (Word Format) to: simone.zinna@merrillcorp.com (Received November 2)

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Revera Inc. is currently seeking a Production Coordinator for a one-year contract. Location – Mississauga Head Office, Mississauga, ON. The Production Coordinator reports directly to the Production Manager of Advertising & Design. S/he is responsible for processing marketing requests, purchasing of marketing materials and signage, and the development of printed materials. Please forward your resume, quoting job title and salary expectations to: Deena O’Hare, HR Recruitment Assistant deena.ohare@reveraliving.com (Received November 2)


Diary Dates

FCAD Dean’s Lecture Series, November 10, 6:00 pm, LIB 72, 350 Victoria Street, The City As Art, Moderator: Rita Davies – Executive Director, Cultural Division, City of Toronto. Open to the public, free admission.

CPIA Strategy 09, November 11-12 , Canadian Printing Industries Association, CPIA Annual Conference, Toronto. GCM students Jamie Mace and Theeban Pathmanathan form panel discussion.

Graphics Canada, November 12-14, Graphics Canada, Canada’s Largest Graphics, Printing & Converting Show, Toronto International Center, Toronto. 248 GCM students and staff will attend the show.

GCM Annual Awards Night, November 18, Reception 5.30 pm, 125 Bond Street. Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our students. RSVP Taras Karpiuk.

Flexo Press Ribbon Cutting, December 3, 3.00 pm, 125 Bond Street, ribbon-cutting ceremony for Comco Cadet 4-colour flexo press. RSVP Taras Karpiuk.

2010 Annual Colloquium, February 2, 6.00 pm, location POD 250, 350 Victoria Street, Ryerson University. ContactNatalia Gilewicz.


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Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto
September 2009


Welcome to our back-to-school, September, 2009 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto.

In this issue we report on a new faculty member and a number of new technologies in JDF and workflow automation. We also bring you sad news relating to death of a current student. Thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting Canada’s only degree in graphic communications management. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage.

**FACULTY OPENINGS** The School is currently advertising two faculty positions for upcoming academic years. See details on Ryerson’s HR website.

We do not want to spam you, so if you do not wish to receive this newsletter please send an e-mail tosympa@ryerson.ca with “unsubscribe gcmlist@ryerson.ca” in the subject line.


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Welcome to New Faculty Member – Stefanie Stroh

GCM is pleased to welcome Stefanie Stroh who joins us for one year from Hochschule der Medien (HdM) – Stuttgart Media University in Germany. Stefanie has a MS degree in Packaging Design and an MA in European Media. Stefanie arrived in Canada in August, 2009 and is now ready to teach classes in prepress and colour management using products such as EngView, EskoArtworks and GMG FlexoProof. Stefanie is with us on a 1-year term, filling in for Prof Chris Kular who is on sabbatical this year, coincidentally at HdM. Photo shows Stefanie during the Ryerson “Welcome Picnic” on September 9, where senior management, including the University President, served hot dogs to the Ryerson community. A very warm welcome to Stefanie – welcome aboard. Contact Stefanie Strohor telephone 416 979 5000 x 6578.


German Ambassadors

Prof Habekost Appointed German “Ambassador”

The German Academic Exchange Service recently selected Prof Martin Habekost to serve as a Research Ambassador for study and research in Germany. Martin was invited to attend a meeting in New York City, August 20-22, 2009. The aim of the initiative is to spread the word about research and study in Germany and foster a deeper understanding of the country, its people, and the academic opportunities it offers. Dr Habekost has German origins, he completed his PhD at the University of Hanover, later working in the German and Canadian printing ink manufacturing industry. In August, Martin spent two days at the German UN consulate in New York to receive information on all the various funding possibilities that exist for various research grants and opportunities for exchange of faculty. The picture shows the group of newly appointed North American-Germany research ambassadors. Dr Habekost is fifth from the right. Photo courtesy DAAD.


Shocking and Tragic Death of Student Virginia Leung

Virginia Leung, a student in Graphic Communications Management, died on September 6th. We are all deeply saddened by the tragic loss of such a young life and our thoughts and prayers are with Virginia’s family. GCM students often refer to themselves as “family” and are trying to support each other as they try to comprehend and deal with this unprecedented incident. The Centre for Counselling and Student Development has provided support for students who would like to talk to someone as they process this difficult news.

It is difficult to imagine how Virginia’s parents can ever come to terms with the loss of their daughter. All our sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with the Leung family.

The funeral service is Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 9:00 am at Toronto Chinese Methodist Church, 8 Metropolitan Road, Scarborough, ON, M1R 2T6.

Virginia Leung


JDF Connectivity with Avanti MIS and AGFA Apogee

Some people call this an “integration”, but there is no need to integrate anything. Avanti MIS produces a valid, well formed JDF file containing instructions for prepress. The file is offered to Apogee via a hot folder or drop box. Apogee correctly parses and interprets the JDF file and automatically initiates a job ticket and processing steps. The whole job is communicated from Avanti MIS to AGFA Apogee via a JDF electronic job ticket – there is no need for a human to re-key any data, the process is instant, error-free and automatically notifies the operator of progress. 4th year GCM students now do a project where they see the real benefits of JDF. Students create a customer job in the MIS system and then send the job to Apogee using JDF instructions. Two totally separate supplier products talk to each other in a meaningful way – and apart from setting up the hot folder, there is NO NEED FOR INTEGRATION – it just works – it is plug and play. We are extremely grateful to Patrick Bolan, President & CEO, Avanti Systems (and GCM Advisory Council member) and Deb Hutcheson and Lesley Hepditch at AGFA for their generous donations of these sophisticated technologies that form real-world, practical solutions.

Avanti MIS - AGFA


Prof Chris Kular

Prof Kular’s European Tour

Prof Chris Kular is in Europe this year. Chris is teaching courses in print media and workflow automation at Hochschule der Medien (HdM)/Stuttgart Media University in Germany. HdM offers courses in print, media and electronic media. Students can study for a bachelor or master’s degree. Lectures are primarily held in German, though Chris has been encouraged to deliver his presentations in English to force local students to engage in English conversation. One of the unique parts of HdM is a course that recognizes emerging BRIC markets via a German-Chinese course of studies in Printing Technology. We thank Wolfgang Faigle at HdM for supporting an active exchange of students and faculty between Ryerson and HdM.

While in Europe, Chris (photo left) presented a joint research paper with Prof Natalia Gilewicz at the 36th International Research Conference of IARIGAI, Stockholm, 13-16 September, 2009, entitled “Print media trends in packaging as they pertain to corporate social responsibility in the bottled water marketplace”. This work represents an exciting new research agenda for our school. Congratulations to Chris for undertaking this European adventure.


GCM Expanding Flexo Expertise

Ryerson printing processes professor Ian Baitz recently completed a Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) course on achieving consistency in process-colour printing. The course, held at Wisconsin’s Fox Valley Technical College, emphasized the unique demands of 4-colour process printing in flexography. Topics included platemaking and mounting, inks, substrates, anilox rolls, press setup and adjustment, and process control. During the course, Ian worked on a PCMC Avanti 8-colour 50″ wide web central impression (CI) press. Ian is looking forward to expanding the content of flexo-related topics at GCM. Photo shows Ian with a 3-colour Workhorse Industries 66″ x 80″ Sheetfed Corrugated press/diecutter.

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Eva Phoenix

Eva’s Phoenix Graduate Receives Scholarship to Study at Ryerson

The Eva’s Phoenix Print Shop in Toronto is a training program for at-risk youth. On August 20, the latest batch of graduates celebrated the end of their 14 weeks of hands-on training. Industry supporters such as Heidelberg, Telus, Scotiabank, Bombardier, etc. and other friends and guests attended the graduation ceremony at the Phoenix Print Shop on Ordnance Street. The graduates received awards and certificates from instructor and life-guidance counselor Bill Kidd. One graduate of the program Jessie Abibula (center in photo) received a scholarship from Heidelberg Canada to continue studies at Ryerson University’s Certificate in Graphic Communications Management. Each graduate was given a loaf of bread as a symbolic gesture. In the early days of the program Andrew would bake this bread himself! Photo shows from left to right – Andrew Macdonald, Manager of Social Enterprise, Eva’s Phoenix, Jessie Abibula, Eva’s Phoenix graduate, and Abhay Sharma, Chair, GCM. Photo credit Dana Gray.


Ryerson Contributes to Canadian Sector Council

Marie Eveline coordinates a meeting and discussion of the Canadian Printing Industry Sector Council (CPISC) Advisory Board at the Westin Harbourfront Hotel in Toronto on August 6. The Advisory Board advises the CPISC Board of Directors on projects and priorities. A number of GCM faculty contribute to the work of the Sector Council in the area of print education and skills standards. Profs Gillian Mothersill, Art Seto and Abhay Sharma serve on different CPISC committees. CPISC has recently released skills standards for offset and digital press operators and has successfully sought more than $3 million of funded projects to address the human resources strategy of Canada’s printing and graphics communication sector. Bob Elliott of CPIA is current Chair of the CPISC Project Advisory Committee.

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Scholarship

Fujifilm Contributes to Scholarship Trust Fund

In a ceremony on August 20 at Fujifilm Canada in Mississauga, Stefan Biasi, Vice President, Fujifilm Canada Graphic Systems presented a cheque to Gillian Mothersill, Associate Dean, Faculty of Communication & Design, Ryerson University. The donation was made to the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund. The Trust Fund pools industry contributions and then distributes these monies to students at approved graphic arts programs in Canada. The Scholarship Trust Fund announced a total of $66,250 in scholarship funding for 50 students in the current school year. The value of each scholarship is $1,250, renewable on an annual basis. The new scholarship winners at GCM this year are – Christina Alcena, Linda Chau, Emily Coxworth, Brooke Crawford, Sandra Glusnak, Shawna Halikas, Cora-Lynn Hazelwood, Maria Heng, Sommer Johnson, Brittany Lollar, Devon Marie Macey, Alexandra Moffat, Abigael Norman, Saleha Pathan, Hannah Plavnick, Deanna Ptasiuk, Zachary Shank, Veronica Suen, Lara Vanderheide, Jonathan Wong.

“There was an exceptional group of applicants once again this year and we are very pleased to be able to support 50 dedicated students in their pursuit of a career in the printing industry”, said Don Gain, Chairman of the Fund. In addition to these scholarships, the Board of Trustees agreed that students exhibiting a high level of talent are eligible for a Warren Wilkins Prestige Scholarship with a value of $5,000. The Trustees were pleased to award this scholarship to Veronica Suen of Ottawa, ON who has started at GCM.

Another aspect of the ceremony was the completion of the Fujifilm internship program where GCM students Alicia D’Souza and Adrian Pintar “graduated” at the end of the summer. Stefan Biasi explains – “Fujifilm Canada is committed to the graphics internship program, and believes that the program is the best way to promote the industry to our youth and grow young talent. As the print industry is not well known we hope that the message will get out, and promote further interest in programs like GCM.”

Does your company contribute to the future of our industry? For additional information on the Scholarship Trust Fund and a list of current donors go to www.cpia-aci.ca.


Simon Beauchamp

WorldSkill 2009 Competition in Calgary

Special guests from Ahuntsic College, Montreal – Simon Beauchamp (left) and instructor Robert Legal (right) made a 2-day stop at Ryerson GCM on their way to the 2009 World Skills competition in Calgary in August, 2009. The WorldSkills is akin to the Olympics for skilled trades and technology. More than 900 competitors from 50 countries participated in the Calgary event, competitions were held in trades as diverse as hairdressing, floristry, web design, mechatronics, plumbing, aircraft maintenance and offset printing. Simon was one of 38 Team Canada members to compete at Calgary, and took home a bronze medal after the week of competition. Simon was also supported by the Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council in collaboration with Skills/Compétences Canada and Heidelberg Canada. Simon is a graduate of the 3-year print program at College Ahuntsic in Montreal. GCM offered time on our Sinapse SHOTS press simulator – we were happy to play our (small) part in Team Canada. Congratulations Simon – you did us proud!


Students Run web2print Portal

Avanti MIS has provided GCM with their eAccess web2print solution. In this project, students create a GCM online store front and choose a range of products to offer. “Customers” are given a log-in and are allowed to come to the online store to order their print requirements. The job details are captured and are attached to a behind-the-scenes job order. The student is required to create an online product offering, enter a dummy print order, log-in to the Avanti MIS system and retrieve the job posted by the customer and then release the job to the Xerox Docucolor 7000 digital press. You can access the GCM-Avanti online store with demo customer user ID and password – gcm/guest – but please be patient with delivery!! We are extremely grateful to Patrick Bolan, President & CEO, (and GCM Advisory Council member) of Avanti Systems for providing us with this solution. “Being able to design meaningful lab assignments using real industry-specific applications is an important requirement for the GCM program,” says Prof Art Seto. Does your company need training on implementation of a web2print store front? Hire a GCM grad or contact Abhay Sharma for further training opportunities.

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Verity Image Analysis

Verity Image Analysis Software Donated to GCM

This summer, GCM installed Verity IA – a new image analysis software product for study of halftone dots, print mottle and other micro-properties of print. This software can be used to analyze many different aspects in relation to image and print reproduction. The software can be used to analyze the surface topography of the paper that will be used for printing, but it can also be used to analyze to the printed dot structure. A better-rounded dot results in a better and higher quality image reproduction. It can also be utilized to analyze print mottle. The software is also used in the paper and pulp industry to analyze the cleanliness of recycled paper and how effective the deinking process was. The digital image can be acquired through a specially modified scanner or using a digital camera attached to a microscope. We would like to thank the software’s inventor Roy Rosenberger from Prufbau for his excitement and interest in this project. Photo shows GCM student Rebecca Dykopf working with Verity IA inventor Roy Rosenberger in the GCM printing lab. Contact Martin Habekost to inquire about studying your print samples.


GCM Profs Publish New Textbook on Digital Photography

So you have some great digital photos…now what? This book makes sure your images retain high quality on the printed page. Numerous texts are available on photography and digital cameras yet none have been specifically written with application to a printing workflow.Digital Photography for Print addresses the many considerations of digital photography in a graphic arts workflow. In particular, the book examines such issues as equipment, file formats, image fidelity, color management, pricing, and working with printers. Dr Rich Adams led a team of GCM authors including Natalia Gilewicz, Dr Martin Habekost, Jason Lisi and Art Seto. Get your copy from thePIA store.

Digital Photo Book

C.J. Graphics

New Scholarship from C.J. Graphics

Jay Mandarino – skateboard extraordinaire and celebrity auctioneer – and CEO and President of C.J. Graphics – has made a pledge of $5000 to establish the C.J. Graphics Inc. award for Graphic Communications Management. There will be one annual award of $1000 for the next 5 years, starting with student work done in academic year 2009-10. The award is directed towards a group project done by third year students that demonstrates sustainability in the printing industry. Jay Mandarino launched his company in order to finance his university education, he bought his first press in 1986 and this year installed a Heidelberg XL105. Jay says “it is only natural to support our youth and invest in their future which only benefits us all. We have several staff who have gone through the GCM program and I really believe it is one of the best in North America”. Photo shows Jennifer Valentyne of Breakfast Television with Jay Mandarino at the C.J.Skateboard Park & school (a-Not-For-Profit-Corporation). Does your company feel strongly about a print-related issue? Would you like to establish an award or scholarship in your name? Contact Director of Development Stephen Franklin for more information.


Internship at Bowne Hong Kong

The GCM program has an internship requirement that is designed to provide the student with practical experience in the printing industry. Students often stay close to home in Toronto or travel as far as Ottawa or Vancouver. Making the biggest commute this year was 3rd year student Benny Lau who joined Bowne, Connaught Road, Hong Kong! Benny was working for CSR Manager, Vicky Cheng who has hired GCM grads on many occasions. Interns often return to the same company on graduation, so we see this as the beginning of a long-term relationship. Salaries range from CDN $12-15 an hour. Despite the economic downturn this year, we have enjoyed incredible interest in the program with students joining RP Graphics, 247 Integrated, Fulcrum, Syncron Cyberkare, Allprint Ainsworth, Lowe-Martin Group, etc. We had 68 companies hiring our students this summer! Do you want to hire an intern? Contact Taras Karpiuk to join the GCM internship program.

Bowne Hong Kong


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Student Publishes Article in Canadian Printer

Congratulations to 4th year student Samantha Dewar for her 3-part article series in Canadian Printer magazine starting with the June, 2009 issue. Samantha conducted research this summer in a project that studied the print properties and consistency of digital presses. Test parameters included the ability to match GRACoL/SWOP, fading of toner press samples compared to offset, and other challenges such as consistency over 1000 sheets and print uniformity. Samantha studied the Canon 7000, HP Indigo, Kodak NexPress, Xerox iGen3, etc. Canadian Printer editor Doug Picklyk was interested in the outcome of the research and commissioned a 3-part series of articles that summarized the results of the study. The study has been published as a book entitled IPA Digital Print Forum. Are you thinking about buying a digital press? Use discount code 09DPFCP to get 40% off when ordering your copy of the IPA Digital Print Forum book, full price $99.


JOB SPOT (When responding please mention the GCM Newsletter)

GRAPHIC DESIGN Full time – Temporary: 40 hours per week Date: Sept 21, 2009- Oct 13, 2009. Main Purpose of this Position: To cover off vacation of head designer and provide part time help as needed. Handle everything from technical file issues to basic design of printed materials Understand and help out with the administration of the Design Department. Contact Colin – colin@kkdpc.ca (Received September 17)

JUNIOR PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Required by Photobook Canada in Richmond Hill. Photobook Canada is the nation fastest growing organization across the country specializing in personalized premium quality photobooks. To apply for this position send your CV to hr@photobookcanada.com. Application deadline – October 15. Posted by alumni Ping Tam (Received September 11)

GRAPHIC DESIGN/MARKETING INTERN Core Marketing Strategies, a small downtown Oakville marketing firm, is looking for a graphic design intern to work along side our marketing team. The successful incumbent will support the implementation of our clients’ marketing plans. Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products including: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator CS4 on a PC platform. Basic html and ability to work with Microsoft Office products also required. Contact Rachel Griffiths rachel@coremarketingstrategies.com. (Received September 11)

AVANTI MIS has a number of positions in customer support and technical support. These are immediate opportunities. Contact Nitin Gonsalves, Manager – Technical Support or call 416-445-1722 ext 294 (Received September 11)

SALESPERSON/BROKER Printology in Richmond Hill is looking for salespersons / brokers who have customer base to join our team. New premises with digital and offset offering. Adel Shenouda (Received September 10)

PRINT MEDIA TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST. Norquest College in Edmonton, Alberta is looking for an IT/print person to take on IT issues. Norquest College See job posting or contact Josh Ramsbottom (Josh.Ramsbottom@NorQuest.ca) at the Centre for Excellence Print Media, Norquest College. (Received September 1)

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Job opportunity for a full time production coordinator at St Joseph Pi Media, Benton Road facility. To manage pre-print production for assigned projects. Interested candidates please forward your resume to the Human Resources Department at hr@stjosephcontent.com (Received September 1)

JOB PLANNING/ESTIMATING Mississauga company Somerset Graphics is looking for a candidate to work in various functions that will lead to career in our industry. The position will be in the job planning – estimating – sales support area. Interested applicants please send resumes for an appointment to jobs@somersetgraphics.com. Put attention to Jack, the president of the company. (Received August 27)

DESIGNER The Canadian Office Products Association, a non profit organization serving the Canadian office products industry is currently looking for an individual to work on a freelance basis designing for our website, event and marketing flyers, emails and print. We are looking for a designer with extensive knowledge and experience in HTML/CSS, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver. Please submit your resume and samples of your work to: Canadian Office Products Association Attention: Jo Anne Falkenburger 402-2800 Skymark Ave Mississauga, Ontario L4W 5A6 jfalkenburger@copa.ca (Received August 19)

CSR PRODUCTION COORDINATOR The CSR/ Production Coordinator is responsible for appropriately managing all aspects of a project from purchase order to delivery, coordinating all communication when the job is in production, and for communicating customer requirements to the manufacturing team, in accordance with company policies and procedures. Willing & able to learn Large Format Digital Printing, Materials, Processes etc. Email resumes to: Ashley Froats afroats@sclimaging.com, CSR Manager, SCL Imaging, 190 Milner Ave, Scarborough (Received August 19)

PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR for R J Multi Litho. We are a full service printing company located in Oakville, Ontario. Candidates will be responsible for following a job through production to fulfillment. Successful applicants may possess knowledge of estimating and layout and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced, friendly environment. Experience in a customer service role an asset. Graphic Communications Management graduates welcomed. If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and cover letter to: Susan@RJMultiLitho.com (Received August 14)

PREPRESS for SML Graphic Solutions. Looking for a grad who can excel in digital prepress. Leading to prepress manager. Contact alumni Juan Guillén (Received August 14)

CANON CANADA has an opening – Assistant Product Marketing. To lead the development and implementation of competitive market research on all departmental products. Develop marketing initiatives to promote sales programs such as Optimum Program. 4 Year university education. Business related area of study preferred. Familiarity with product lines and related market knowledge. Contact Kelsi Rix (Received August 10)

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR required by Fulcrum Publications at Bathurst and Lawrence. Cutting edge media company with industry leading publications, trade shows and customer loyalty programs is seeking a production coordinator to handle critical aspects of production. Contact Shilpa Shah (Received August 10)

SALES REP Fujifilm Canada, Imaging Division, working from our Mississauga office, this position will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of developing and executing sales strategies, plans and programs which will ensure the profitable short and long term sale of product lines. Industry knowledge and sales cycle proficiency is a definite asset. This role will require some traveling within the GTA and occasional out of province. Reply to Tori Russo (Received August 7)

SALES POSITION Account Manager – Customer Service Rep – Head Office. Report to the sales manager, promote and sell Astley Gilbert’s services which include printing, supplies and facilities. Please submit cover letter and resume stating interest in the position to careers@astleygilbert.com (Received August 4)

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Colliers International is looking for a graphic designer with a corporate aesthetic, to work along side their Toronto marketing team. Company background commercial real estate – brokerage. For more information, visit www.colliers.com/toronto. Contact Sarah Eadie (Received July 29)

HBC SIGNING COORDINATOR The Signing Coordinator delivers, to over 300 stores, concise and easy to follow communication of new signing programs as well as signing updates. He/she will also accurately track all jobs in progress and issue General Orders to our vendors. Contact GCM Alumni Andrew Dunkerly (Received July 23)


Diary Dates

September 13-16 IARIGAI 36th International Research Conference, Stockholm, Sweden (Presentations by C Kular, N Gilewicz, M Habekost, A Sharma.)

September 26-27 IEEE Toronto International Conference on Science and Technology for Humanity, Sep 26- 27, 2009, Toronto, Canada. Art Seto, Jason Lisi, Mohammed Khaled Ahmed will present a paper entitled “Ensuring Document Security and Privacy in Transpromo Printing”

October 3 Ryerson Alumni Weekend celebrations. “Is Toronto a World Class City?” The experts give us a read on how Ontario’s capital city is doing these days – don’t miss this lively discussion and the chance to share your opinion!

October 8 School of Graphic Communications Management Advisory Council Meeting

November 11-12 Ryerson students form panel presentation at Strategy 09, Canadian Printing Industries Association,CPIA Annual Conference, Toronto

November 12-14 Graphics Canada, Canada’s Largest Graphics, Printing & Converting Show,Toronto International Centre, Toronto

November 18 GCM Awards Night – 125 Bond Street – celebration of student achievements, awards and prizes.

December 6-8 PIA Color Management Conference Dec 6-8, sessions presented by Drs Rich Adams and Abhay Sharma.


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School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto 
July 2009


Welcome to our July, 2009 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and generic cialis 5mg updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. In this issue we report on our Convocation ceremony and we also track some recent graduates as they begin work with the Fujifilm Inca Onset or at Heidelberg Canada. Thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting Canada’s only degree in graphic communications management. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage.

**FACULTY OPENINGS** The School is currently advertising two faculty positions for the 2009/10 academic year. See details on Ryerson’s HR website.

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Graduates 2009

80 GCM graduates at 2009 Convocation

After four years of study, 80 proud GCM graduates paraded through the Kerr Hall Quad led by bag pipes. The graduates filed into the Ryerson Theatre to receive their degrees from Chancellor Raymond Chang and Ryerson President Sheldon Levy. GCM graduate Sarah Fenwick is in the lead here with a flower bouquet. Also shaking their hands on stage was Board of Governors member Bob Cockerill, President, Schawk Canada. The academic procession began at 9.30 am on June 11, followed by photographs on the lawn and a reception in the Heidelberg building. You can watch the whole graduation ceremony via streaming video. In total the University awarded 3,933 bachelor’s degrees, 242 master’s degrees, and nine PhDs. Do you need to get in touch with an energetic, sharp, print savvy GCM grad? Send an e-mail toAbhay Sharma to get in touch with a recent GCM grad for your company. Congratulations to the graduating class of 2009, we are confident they will be successful like generations of graduates before them. We wish them all the best.


Prof Ian Baitz leads team to FFTA Annual Form, Florida

FTA Orlando

 

On May 2, Ryerson GCM students participated in the Phoenix Challenge College (PCC) Competition, held at the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Forum in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Eight post-secondary teams competed, and Ryerson students were the sole Canadian representatives.

Despite a highly competitive field, Ryerson was one of only four teams to be recognized with an award, winning the “Best Concept Award” for their redesign and execution of a new flexo-printed metallic single-serve “Gutenberg Tea” package. The event was judged by an industry panel of seven judges. The award was announced at the FTA Forum Banquet, in front of over 500 conference attendees, and was presented later at the Education Reception. Team members included (from left to right) GCM students Saleh Abdel Motaal, Lissa Davey, Keri MacLellan, Nathan Plavnick, Adam MacIsaac, and advisor Prof Ian Baitz. Back in Toronto they were advised and assisted by Prof Rye Goodyear.

While at the Phoenix Challenge, GCM students participated in the FTA Forum conference and Info-Flex trade show at Disney World. The Ryerson team was generously assisted by the Canadian Flexographic Training Committee (CFTC), Schawk, Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication & Design and the Ryerson Student Union. Additional support was provided by Fasson North America and Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School flexo teacher Peter Belanger. See a full report in this direct link to the article in the June, 2009 edition of the FTA’s Flexo magazine.


Aileen Wu

Graduate starts work at Holland & Crosby

Aileen Wu graduated last month and now works for Holland & Crosby in Mississauga preparing files for the fastest, large-format, UV flatbed inkjet printer in the world. Fujifilm’s Inca Onset is a huge inkjet machine, built in Cambridge, UK – and note the British sense of humour in the choice of name for the high-end Onset that challenges commercial offset – get it? Holland & Crosby use the device to produce large 5′ x 10′ POS products. Owner, Scott Crosby, is using this device to challenge their screen printing operation. Aileen prepares files for printing, managing preflighting and banner configurations. She saw an e-mail that came through GCM, she applied, went for an interview, got the job and started work. Bright, keen GCM graduates are out there and working with printers on leading edge technologies. They earn good salaries, see the annual wage data for 2009 graduates. Way to go Aileen – thanks for maintaining the GCM brand!


FUJIFILM supports Ryerson’s Intern Program

Alicia D’Souza is spending the summer as a coop/intern with FUJIFILM. An internship is a required part of the GCM program and is completed in the summer between the student’s third and fourth year. The internship is designed to provide the student with practical experience in the printing industry. Interns often return to the same company on graduation, so we often see this as the beginning of a long-term relationship. Salaries range from CDN $12-15 an hour. Despite the economic downturn this year, we have enjoyed incredible interest in the program with students joining Webcom, Merrill Corp, City of Toronto, Eclipse Imaging, Custom Data Imaging and more. We have 68 companies hiring our students this summer! Do you want to hire an intern? Contact Taras Karpiuk to join the GCM internship program.

Alicia is helping to market FUJIFILM’S imaging technologies, such as the Acuity flatbed inkjet printer (right). Large organizations, such as FUJIFILM Canada, are able to create a structured program for their intern, and FUJIFILM have even launched an internship web site. How did Alicia get this job? – she met Tony Karg (Senior Director, FUJIFILM Graphic Systems) at various GCM and other industry events which eventually led to her being hired. Please remember to network and get that business card and always follow up – remember in printing- it is what you know AND who you know….Adrian Pintar is also interning at FUJIFILM this summer. Thank you to all the companies that have hired our students.

Alicia DSouza


Admission Numbers Soar for 2009

We have seen a huge increase in students choosing Ryerson University as their first choice, and GCM has received its share of increased interest. This year we have received an unprecedented 816 applications for admission into the School of Graphic Communications Management. 130 students have been admitted this year, Christina Alcena (right) is from Windsor, ON and will join us this fall. Christina demonstrated excellent academic achievements and an exceptional interest in the chosen field of study for which she has received the Terence Grier Entrance Scholarship from Ryerson University which includes full tuition for one year. In another development, we offer this year, for the first time, a special “quick start” CDGA 100, 1-week course to incoming students. We look forward to welcoming the next generation of GCM students in September.

Christina Alcena


G7 Calibration

Ryerson conducts G7 calibration

On May 25, Roy Tanaka, Technical Services Group, PaperlinX Canada, conducted G7 training at GCM and ensured that after adjusting plate curves, our 4-color Heidelberg PM74 was printing with gray balance that met G7 tolerances. Roy also confirmed that inkjet proofs from our Kodak Matchprint system conformed to G7. We used IDEALink Curve software to measure press sheets and validate that we were printing and proofing to G7 neutral densities. To dispel a common misconception – G7 is the underlying calibration process while GRACoL is a press color response, GRACoL is a distinct and separate test and that certification was not conducted at this time. Dr Martin Habekostcoordinated this project with support from Jason Lisi and Peter Roehrig. We thank Joe Fazzi of IDEAlliance for his support and GCM Advisory Council member Terry Pitchford, PaperlinX for sending his team to work with us. GCM is now a G7 Master printer! Congratulations to Dr Martin Habekost and his colleagues. Photo (from left to right) – Martin Habekost, Peter Roehrig, Jason Lisi, Roy Tanaka.


Prof Seto honored at CPISC Forum, Vancouver

The Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council (CPISC) held its annual industry Forum event on Friday, June 12 in Vancouver. 82 attendees witnessed the release of new national skill standard publications for pre-press, finishing and bindery workers. CPISC is the Canadian Sector Council for the printing industry and has secured $1.47 million in government funding over the next three years. CPISC launched standards for sheetfed, web offset, flexo and digital press operators. Prof Art Seto represented Ryerson University at the Vancouver event, where CPISC co-Chair, Jeff Ekstein (President, Willow Printing) remarked how the focus on skills development was even more critical given the current economic environment. Jeff Ekstein (left) is shown here presenting a certificate of appreciation to GCM’s Prof Art Seto (right) for his contributions to the HR Issues Working Group.

Art Seto

Nathan Plavnick

Ryerson Students Receive $2000 FTA Scholarships

During the Education Reception at the FFTA Forum May 3-6, 2009 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 10 scholarships were announced for students enrolled in, or entering college-level flexographic printing programs. There were three recipients from Ryerson University – Jamie Mace, Nathan Plavnick and Hannah Plavnick. Hannah is kid sister to Nathan and will join GCM this fall. Hannah continues a proud tradition of joining Ryerson’s program from an excellent grounding in flexography at Gordon Graydon High School. The FTA Scholarships are valued at US$2000 per student. See a full list of winners in the June, 2009 edition of the FTA’s Flexo magazine. Photo: Shelley Rubin, FTA educational program coordinator (left) with GCM scholarship winner Nathan Plavnick (center) and RIT’s Sun Chemical Fellowship recipient Dr Scott Williams. Photo courtesy Ian Baitz.


Federal Minister holds Press Conference in GCM Foyer

In a surprise press conference on May 25, held in the GCM foyer, the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and MP for Parry Sound, announced a Knowledge Infrastructure Program investment to modernize facilities and boost research and training at Ryerson University, the University of Toronto and George Brown College. $32.9 million was allocated to Ryerson University for the renewal of the Image Arts and New Media Teaching and Research Building. This investment is part of Ontario’s commitment to invest in colleges and universities and the federal government’s $2 billion plan to expand research and educational facilities at colleges and universities across Canada. All funded projects had to be “shovel in the ground” ready. The TV cameras and reporters certainly made this an exciting day at 125 Bond Street!

Tony Clement


Nicky Milner

Transcontinental’s Nicky Milner joins GCM Advisory Council

Nicky Milner is VP Premedia,Transcontinental. Nicky is responsible for operations and prepress technologies and recently led a team to drupa to identify new and leading edge technologies for her company. Nicky has taken an interest in GCM, at conference presentations she has openly recommended Ryerson grads. We are pleased to welcome Nicky to the GCM Advisory Council. Nicky succeeds Guy Manuel, President, Transcontinental Printing, Marketing Products & Services Sector, as Guy has left the company. Nicky Milner is seen here with GCM Chair Abhay Sharma, on a recent visit to the School. A full list of the GCM Advisory Council members is available online. Welcome aboard, Nicky.


Mohammed Khaled gains double Apple Certification

We all know the following truths in the Mac vs PC debate – graphic arts is a Mac based environment but most corporate environments are PC centric. In situations like this it is essential that we have our own in-house OS X expert. GCM is very lucky to have Mohammed Khaled Ahmed maintain a suite of Mac OS X applications and servers. The OS X server hosts extremely powerful technologies such as Apple Remote Desktop, Mailman listserv, etc. Recently Khaled completed two courses for Apple certified  support personnel and technical coordinators. The first course completed on April 17, 2009 is called Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.5 (Leopard 101) and the second course is called Mac OS X Server Essentials v10.5 (Leopard 201). Khaled successfully passed the exam for this 4-day course on May 08, 2009. Mohammed Khaled is shown here in the GCM computer lab with his two certificates wearing his OS X T-Shirt. I guess we know where he stands on the Mac vs PC debate! And remember, if you are going to university this year –  for college and get a free iPod touch.

Mohammed Khaled


Angus Pady

Magazines Canada holds Educational Symposium at Ryerson University

On June 2, Magazines Canada held their annual full-day professional education seminar called the Workflow Symposium. The keynote speaker, Nicky Milner, Transcontinental, presented an exciting challenge to reduce time to print for ads to 21 days by 2010! Sebastian Distefano, Adobe Systems, reviewed the growth of online versions of newspapers and magazines and demonstrated one of the best software training sites -. Angus Pady, Digital Solutions (shown in photo) covered the challenges of colour management. We thank Gary Garland for bringing this event to GCM – do you want to host your next meeting at a convenient downtown location with superb AV resources? ContactAbhay Sharma for details.


Prof Chris Kular writes on Process Integration

Prof Kular has published an article on “Process Integration for the Graphic Arts Workflow” in Graphic Arts Magazine, June, 2009 issue. The article describes how process integration and efficient workflows may be one of the saviours for our industry and help to speed up the recovery process. Prof Kular suggests that JDF is one of the enabling technologies that promotes integration between production and bindery. “The goal in any print media operation or bindery is to maintain a full schedule of profitable work in every shift”, writes Kular. Read the full article online or contact Chris Kular to see if he can come and talk to your company about savings through workflow automation. GCM’s Natalia Gilewicz is associate editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Graphic Arts

Don Hutcheson

Ryerson student meets Don Hutcheson at IPA Technical Conference, June 8-10, Chicago

Rebecca Dykopf is a research student for Dr Martin Habekost this summer. Her research topic is GRACoL, G7, and color proofing. As part of her research, Rebecca was able to attend and participate in the IPA Proofing RoundUPs in Chicago, June 8-10, 2009. Rebecca attended the G7 program and the technical presentations and had the opportunity to even talk to the master himself –Don Hutcheson. Rebecca’s research is in the area of color proofing and a comparison of the different gray scale calibration techniques. Her research has also been to determine – if a printed sample meets GRACoL does it also meet G7? The interesting answer is YES! Contact Dr Martin Habekost and Rebecca Dykopf for the latest results of the IPA Technical Conference Proofing and JDF RoundUPs.


Senior Profs Retire in Tandem

The Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) held a Retirees & Awards Dinner on June 10, 2009 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Toronto to honour retiring colleagues. GCM’s longest serving and senior-most instructors, Professors Rye Goodyear and Manfred Breede enjoyed another goodbye, in a long line of retirement parties. In earlier surprise events, students and staff had gate-crashed these colleagues last lectures, bringing children and grand-children into the large lecture theatre. The School held a farewell lunch celebration and the final event was hosted by the RFA at the Annual Awards Dinner (see photo). We congratulate Rye and Manfred on their long service to the industry and the School, and wish them a happy retirement. Photo courtesy Ian Baitz.

Rye & Manfred

2009 IPA Digital Press Study is released

Third year student Samantha Dewar is working for Dr Abhay Sharma this summer as part of her internship program. One of the main research projects they undertook was study of digital presses and digital production printing. They studied print samples from the following devices – Canon imagePRESS C7000VP, HP Indigo 7000, Kodak NexPress S3000, Océ CS665 Pro, Presstek 52DI, Screen Truepress 344, Toshiba e-STUDIO6530c, Xeikon 3300, Xeikon 8000 and Xerox iGen4. An exhaustive set of experiments included color management, fading, deinking, etc. The results have been published as part of the IPA Digital Print Forum 2009. The results have also been summarized and published in Canadian Printer, June, 2009. This project produced very important results for any printer who is thinking of buying a digital press. Samantha is shown here measuring samples for the Digital Print Forum using an X-Rite iSis XL, from which Delta E for all the 1600 patches was computed. Samantha also attended the IPA Technical Conference in Chicago, June 8-10, 2009. Does your company want to hear about the results – listen to an online webinar summary or contact Abhay Sharma for more details.

Samantha Dewar


Art Seto (IEEE)

Prof Seto becomes IEEE Senior Member

Prof Art Seto has been promoted to Senior Member status by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology and only 12% of more than 375,000 members in more than 160 countries achieve Senior Member status. Art was recommended by three prominent Ryerson faculty members from science and engineering and business. This honour is in recognition of Art’s many years service both in business and academia, involving MIS systems. Profs Art Seto and Jason Lisi will present a paper entitled “Ensuring Document Security and Privacy in Transpromo Printing” at the IEEE Toronto International Conference on Science and Technology for Humanity, Sep 26- 27, 2009, Toronto, Canada. Congratulations to Art for this prestigious award.


GCM Graduate joins Heidelberg Canada

Marie Gasteiger, Heidelberg Canada’s Director of Human Resources attended the GCM Job Fair in March, 2009 at Ryerson University, and interviewed Ashley Zasadny. Ashley had already been networking with Brian Ellis, Director of Marketing. After subsequent interviews Ashley has started work at the company’s Mississauga location working initially as a CSR, but moving on to marketing. Marie has an initial 2-year plan for Ashley as she learns about the company and it’s product range, eventually moving into sales with her own customers and prospects. At GCM, Ashley had the chance to understand the whole prepress and press process and even ink up a press, so she is ready to help with everyday media purchasing decisions. Why don’t you place your next consumables order with Ashley Zasadny – make her day!

Ashley Zasadny


JDF Testing

JDF Testing with HIFLEX MIS and Kodak Preps

Dr Abhay Sharma conducted a live, real-world test where a JDF job ticket was created in HIFLEX MIS and offered to Agfa ApogeeX, Dalim Mistral, and Kodak Prinergy for consumption. HIFLEX was chosen as it is one of the MIS systems that has ICS certification for the MIS to Prepress category. In a second test, Kodak Preps – an ICS certified imposition product was used to create a job, which was exported as a JDF file. The following products were able to parse the JDF file and automatically recreate the imposition – Agfa ApogeeX, Dalim Mistral, Fujifilm XMF, and Kodak Prinergy. Chris Heric and Jim Harvey helped with the evaluation and Mark Wilton presented the results at the IPA Technical Conference in Chicago, June 8-10. Photo shows (from left) Kodak’s representative, Rohit Gangwar (EFI), Scott Marienthal, HIFLEX, and Abhay Sharma, Ryerson University.


JOB SPOT (When responding please mention the GCM Newsletter)

CYBERELEVEN.COM SALES JOB CyberEleven.com Inc is a Web Hosting and Web Design Company in Richmond Hill, Ontario.  We are looking for an individual to do phone or in person sales. It will be your responsibility to find clients who need a website or web hosting to clients who have websites. We will provide all the necessary training and product demonstrations to build lucrative sales revenues. We will offer a daily salary based on experience. The bulk of pay is commission based. You will receive 50% of the initial hosting package set up fee for each of your sales. Commission is received on the 15th day from the initial sale date. There after you will receive 20% commission per month for the life time of the client with CyberEleven.com Inc. You will be entitled to 10% commission on sales made under $2500.00. Sales made between $2501.00 – $5000.00 will have a commission of 15% paid out. Any sales above $5001.00 will be discussed – we will pay top dollar to top sales producers. Send your resume to the following email addressemployment@cybereleven.com (Received July 9)

ACCOUNT MANAGER ASTLEY GILBERT Account Manager – Customer Service Representative – Head Office. Report to the Sales Manager, promote and sell AG’s services which include printing, supplies and facilities management equipment, as well as to provide outstanding Customer Service and Professional Sales techniques. The position is a full-time permanent position. (8:30 am – 5:00 pm). Also note that after hour client events will be a part of the position. Please submit cover letter and resume stating interest in the position to: careers@astleygilbert.com Manager, Human Resources, Astley Gilbert Limited johnr@astleygilbert.com (Received June 30)

DIGITAL COLOUR PRINT OPERATOR – Carnforth Location The Digital Colour Print Operator is responsible for accurately outputting colour prints ensuring high quality. Comprehensive background with: InDesign, PageMaker, Quark, MS Word, Powerpoint, Corel Draw. General knowledge of utility programs such as compression, disk repair, print spoolers, PC to Mac conversion and vice versa.The position is a full-time afternoon shift position (4 pm – 12:30 am.) Submit a covering letter and resume stating interest in the position to: careers@astleygilbert.com (Received June 30)

JUNIOR PROJECT MANAGER Evoke Solutions is looking for a highly organized and motivated team player to join our studio in the role of junior project manager. This position is a hands-on and roll-up your sleeves job. You will be the internal interface between studio and client, and reporting into the Account Director. Web experience as asset. Interested candidates please apply to: kdaw@evokesolutions.com (Received June 18)

BILINGUAL CSR St Joseph Communications is Canada’s largest privately owned communications company with four distinct platforms in Documents, Print, Content and Media. Our business is expanding and we are in search of a Customer Service Representative to provide exemplary in house to our print facilities in Richmond Hill. Reporting to the Customer Relationship Manager, this enriching role will plan, coordinate, estimate, schedule, set job priorities and expedite jobs to be processed throughout the organization. Successful completion of Graphic Communication Program or minimum of 2 years of experience in the printing field and in customer service environment. If you are interesting in applying for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to: Flora Scarangella, Human Resources Specialist, St. Joseph Communications. Email: flora.scarangella@stjoseph.com (Received June 12)

PREPRESS OPERATOR Digital Integration Inc., is located in Richmond Hill and specializes in digital large format printing. We are seeking a qualified Prepress Operator. The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications: – knowledgeable of all graphic software in both MAC & PC platforms, especially Adobe Illustrator – able to work various shifts, attention to detail, be a team player, and able to work well under pressure. Please send your resume to cgiannan@ri007.ca (Received May 12)

PRINT AND VISUAL PRODUCER Resource Integrated is responsible for the procurement and management of mainly retail/agency client base. We offer production services for various kinds of print related projects including, sheetfed, large format digital and screen, direct mail and web printing. We are hoping that this individual has the skill set to manage these types of projects.Full Time Employment Computer: MAC & PC. I need all resumes forward to me at: awood@ri007.ca (Received May 12)

DESIGN/PREPRESS Stellar Print Solutions have an opening in Design/Pre-press dept suitable for new graduate. We are a commercial printing company in Markham providing digital and offset printing services. We have design and bindery services in-house. Interested candidates may call me directly. Naz Damji 905 415 2799 (Received May 11)

CSR PRINTER GATEWAY Printer Gateway (Trade Printer), Etobicoke, Ontario. We are seeking a knowledgeable and distinctive team member that can excel in a dynamic and technical environment. This is a great opportunity for an individual seeking experience in the print industry with a company that is technologically inclined and rapidly growing. Please forward your resumes to the email address below. Emad Chibli emad@printergateway.com (Received May 8)

JUNIOR PROJECT MANAGER I have a job opening for a Junior Project Manager at Protagon Display Inc. Protagon Display Inc. is a full service Point of Purchase Display company that designs and manufactures merchandising retail displays out of corrugated, paperboard, plastic, wire, sheet metal, and wood. Protagon has made a strategic decision to not have in house printing services due to broad nature and scope of the printing services we offer our clients. It is not unusual for a display project to have four or five different print processes from Lithography, Digital Print, 4 colour inline silkscreen, and flexographic direct print or preprint. Due to the growth of our business we have an opening for an entry level Project Management Position. If you are interested in joining our team, please email me at
jlynch@protagon.com (Received May 7)


Diary Dates

July 16 Golf Day for Ryerson Alumnae: Alumni Relations is hosting a golf day for women on Thursday July 16. For a really great price ($40) you get a group lesson with an instructor, 18 holes of golf and a BBQ lunch – not to mention the opportunity to network with other alumnae! This event is perfect for beginners just learning the game or advanced players sharpening their short shots. Register today!

September 13-16 IARIGAI 36th International Research Conference, Stockholm, Sweden (Presentations by C Kular, N Gilewicz, M Habekost, A Sharma.)

November 11-12 Strategy 09, Canadian Printing Industries Association, CPIA Annual Conference, Toronto

November 12-14 Graphics Canada, Canada’s Largest Graphics, Printing & Converting Show,Toronto International Centre, Toronto


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Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto 
May 2009


Welcome to our May, 2009 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. In this issue we report on our Annual Job Fair and the continuing success of RyeTAGA – our TAGA Student Chapter.

Thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting Canada’s only degree in graphic communications management. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage.

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iWrap Car

Business Plan Students take to the Road

Fourth year students developed a business plan called Innovative Wrapping (iWrap), the proposed company will provide vehicle wrapping for business vehicles. The company will print designs on vinyl and apply it to the exterior of vehicles for marketing purposes. Ken Li even drove his car to GCM to show instructor Brian Collict how their innovative wrapping solution would work. The Business Plan course is very successful as it brings together the students unique knowledge of print and business. Watch out Dragons Den – the venture capital TV show! Shown in photo are car owner Ken Li, with Jin Zhu, Jonathan Chan and Cowan Chan.


6-colour Press Run at Heidelberg Canada

As part of their special research project, GCM students designed and printed a 6-color job on the XL 105-10 at Heidelberg Canada in Mississauga on April 2, under the guidance of instructor Thomas Sprinzing and Peter Roehrig. The form had 4-color images on one side and the same images separated to CMYK+2 spots on the other side of the press sheet. The separation was made using the Photoshop Multicolor plug-in from GretagMacbeth (now X-Rite). We thank Liz Quinlisk at X-Rite for providing the multicolor prepress software suite and Brian Ellis and the Demonstration Team atHeidelberg Canada.


First Year Students go to Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Under the watchful eye of Prof Natalia Gilewicz, 46 first year students made a weekend visit to Niagara Falls on March 28. The students left from Bond Street in a luxury coach and stayed at the Country Inn & Suites hotel in Niagara Falls. The students participated in some very novel game activities, a walk to the Falls, and in the evening they could not believe the size of the meal at Mamma Mia! On Sunday the group visited the Mackenzie Printery and Museum for a demo of setting type and a historical review of the “devil’s work”. (Early printing was deemed to be evil.) The first year excursions are intended as a “team-building” exercise, and judging by the student reactions – they were a great success. Many thanks to Prof Natalia and student helper Rob LeClair.


LithoTel Software Presents at GCM

The IAPHC Toronto Chapter held a technical seminar on March 25, at Ryerson University. It was a pleasure to welcome inventor and founder, Art Rosbottom to campus to talk about “Remote Colour Approval” using. The GCM boardroom was used for the presentation and a press sheet was scanned using an X-Rite ATS device by the operator (in front left of photo). The press sheet and proof were displayed live on the projector. Art described how clients are using remote colour approval to enhance their production cycle. GCM was pleased to host the IAPHC and Art Rosbottom. Please consider hosting your next industry event at GCM’s convenient downtown location. Subscribe to the Toronto Craftsmen newsletter to find out about future events in the Toronto area.

Art Rosbottom

RyeTAGA

RyeTAGA Goes to New Orleans

TAGA’s 61st Annual Technical Conference was held in New Orleans, March 14 – 17. GCM’s very own Saleh Abdel Motaal was honored with the Harvey Levenson Undergraduate Student Paper Award, an award previously held by Zeinab Panahi, also a RyeTAGA member. A team of 12 students flew down from Toronto. Presenting at the conference were GCM profs – Martin Habekost, Rich Adams and Manfred Breede. RyeTAGA would like to thank all of oursupporters who made it possible for our team to compete with another successful journal this year. Dr Martin Habekost has been elected to serve on the TAGA Board of Directors. Congratulations to all RyeTAGA members. See the full story by GCM student Denise Delos Santos in Graphic Arts Magazine.


IAPHC makes Donation to Ryerson University Students

Printers took home the awards, but it was local students who walked away with the cash at the Toronto Chapter of the IAPHC’s annual Gallery of Superb Printing awards ceremony, held February 26th at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale. See a full report in Canadian Printer magazine. Toronto-area printing companies Colour Innovations and CJ Graphics claimed the top prizes at the event, however the biggest winners of the evening may well have been students representing Ryerson University’s GCM program, recipients of a $1,000 donation towards the School’s RyeTAGA group. Pictured – back row (representing the Toronto Chapter of the IAPHC) Michael Perry, Burl Mathias and Ralph Pike; front row: RyeTAGA student members, Jackie Sakaguchi, Marta Wajda and Holley Chiborak. Photo and story credit Doug Picklyk, Canadian Printer.

IAPHC

Job Fair 2009

GCM 2009 Job Fair – A Big Success

Despite the tough economic times, GCM held another exciting series of on campus job interviews, on March 5 for summer intern and full-time positions. 49 companies registered to participate and hire new blood for their organizations. There was no sign of a recession, the Hub was buzzing with excitement. Deans Daniel Doz and Gillian Mothersill dropped by to watch the gong being struck that signaled the start of each timed interview. The students were professional – the employers were impressed. Thanks to Taras Karpiuk as coordinator of the event. See full story in Graphic Arts Magazine. Do you have recruitment needs, did you miss this event? You can still get your hands on a GCM grad – a sought after species – by contacting Abhay Sharma today. Please get in touch if you have openings for summer interns and/or full-time employment. Photo shows April Burke of Lowe-Martin Group, Ottawa interviewing GCM student Keith Fernandes.


2009 “Graduate Brochure” Features 82 students

The 4th year class have produced an annual brochure featuring a picture and brief resume of each student. The booklet is 4-color, 4 x 8.5″. The entry for each student includes their full length photograph – taken in the GCM photo studio, details of their internship position, their contact details and a brief bio. The book was printed and finished at MPH Graphics and Viveka Printers with support from Apple, Avanti, HP Canada, Print Action magazine and St Joseph Print. The whole was fully managed by the student body. To get your copy contact the student project managers, Sahar Qureshi and Sean Hurdle. The book is called “identities 2009”.

Graduate Brochure

Prof Chris Kular addresses OPIA

Chris Kular

From left to right: GCM’s Prof Chris Kular, GCM alumni Todd Cober, Cober Printing, and Jeff Ekstein, President & CEO, Willow Printing Group. Photo credit: Sue Bryant

The Southwestern Ontario Branch (SWOB) of the OPIA held a dinner meeting that discussed issues in the labour market as they relate to the challenges facing the printing industry today. GCM’s Chris Kular offered solutions and answers relating to proper training of employees. Willow Printing Group’s Jeff Ekstein provided an outline of what the Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council has been doing and what they offer employers in the printing industry. The dinner meeting was held on March 26th, at the Cambridge Conference Centre, Cambridge, Ontario.

The OPIA Spring Gala and Awards Night that will be held on Friday May 8th, 2009 at the St. George’s Golf and Country Club. The winners of the OPIA Excellence In Print Awards competition will be honored on this special evening. ContactSue Bryant to register for the OPIA Spring Gala event.


Dennis Mock Leadership Award for GCM Student

On 16 April, 4th year GCM student Keri MacLellan (centre) received the Dennis Mock Leadership Award from Dennis Mock (left) and Ryerson President Sheldon Levy (right). The candidate is selected by the academic department in recognition of the student’s significant extracurricular contributions. Prof Rye Goodyear nominated Keri for this award and Keri’s proud parents were in the audience to see her receive it. The Dennis Mock award is an honorary award with no cash value, alas! Dennis Mock is President, Nippissing University and former VP, Ryerson University, the award was established following his time at Ryerson.

Dennis Mock Award

PAC Awards

PAC Earth Day Gala

The Packaging Association of Canada (PAC) held its annual Packaging Awards Gala on Earth Day, April 22, at the Mississauga Convention Centre, Toronto. Around 300 guests attended the event which is the highlight of the social calendar for the packaging industry. Anthem and Schawk Canada generously sponsored a table for ten GCM students and faculty. This event provided a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn more about the PAC and Canadian leaders in the packaging industry. Thanks to Profs Ian Baitz and Chris Kular for organizing and coordinating this event for GCM and Lisa Abraham, PAC Member Services Director for continuing to support education in packaging. The next PAC event is the PAC Week Conference at PACKEX Toronto, May 5-7.


The Print Doctor writes in Print Action

Dr Martin Habekost continues to write a widely read column on various print topics. In the March, 2009 issue of Print Action, Martin tackles the issue of green printing. The centerpiece of Martin’s article is reference to Easter Island, which was discovered by Europeans in 1722. The small, barren island now famous for its massive, heavy statues lies 2,000 miles off the west coast of South America in the Pacific Ocean – 1,250 miles from the nearest inhabitable land. A complete mystery for centuries, historians now believe the island was settled by a Polynesian civilization that erected these statues as symbols of their power, and in so doing, completely overriding ecological considerations for their civilization’s survival, stripping the land of trees. Dr Habekost warns of the same danger happening to us and describes approaches for environmentally conscious printers. Read the full story in the March issue of Print Action magazine.

Martin Habekost


Poster Winner

First Year Poster Winner

Prof Natalia Gilewicz conducts an assignment in which first year students design and print a poster, thus learning about all aspects of our industry. The theme for the poster is to “advertise the GCM program”. The best poster, as rated by faculty and students was produced by Sergiy Timoshenko, his poster will now be used in GCM publicity and outreach to high schools. Sergiy, a student from Don Mills Collegiate Institute used Adobe Illustrator and created vertical sections in his poster relating to the C, M, Y, K, printing colours. Sergiy did not get 100% in his assignment, he lost a few marks due to “font issues” – now that’s real world! Congratulations Sergiy, keep up the good work.


Steven Schnoll visits Ryerson

Steven Schnoll came to Toronto on April 14 to present his unique message about workflow and new directions in management and business development in the digital marketplace. Steven is a well known US workflow expert and is an extremely accomplished (and lively) speaker. Steven reminisced with the students about the loss of different types of print such as the Encyclopedia Britannica and now the slow death of daily newspapers. Steven targeted the students at the back of the class remembering his days as a “backbencher”. His lively style and up to date knowledge of practical workflow implementation impressed the younger generation. The in-class discussion evaluated a practical on-going student project which involves taking Kodak Preps cutting data and creating a cutting sequence in Compucut for our Polar cutter. Schnoll is coordinator of the upcoming PIA Converge Workflow Conference, to be held in Florida, Nov 8-10, 2009. Contact Steven Schnoll at his New Jersey base, Schnoll Media Consulting.

Steven Schnoll


Course Union

Meet the New Student Leaders

The GCM student body have elected their 2009-10 Course Union. This team will organize student-centred activities at GCM, including sports and social events, buddy nights and of course the obligatory pub crawls. There was an energetic and (often creative) campaign, it was amazing to see the amount of energy that each candidate invested. Following high turn out and voting, we now have a fantastic incoming student council. The results are as follows. Incoming President: Daniel Raftis (right of picture), Vice President: Melissa D., Treasurer: Kate W., Academic: Samantha C., Social Reps: Sean P. and Phuong P., Athletic Rep: Holly C. (not in picture).


Job Spot (When responding please mention the GCM Newsletter)

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR for advertising agency JAM Direct. We have become really busy over the past several months and are currently looking for some help. Internship or full-time. We are looking for candidates that rock! ContactKatherine Frech, JAM Direct, Toronto, T 416 539 7224. (Received March 9)

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN Colliers International is looking for a graphic design intern to work along side their Toronto marketing team. The successful incumbent will work closely with our graphic designer to create and design customized professional quality marketing materials. Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products including: InDesign CS4, Photoshop CS4, and Illustrator CS4 in a PC platform. Contact Sarah Eadie, Marketing, Colliers International. (Received March 24)

PACKAGING ASSOCIATE Manage development and execution of package designs and related graphics for Pepsi-QTG Canada, brands. The incumbent will ensure artwork accuracy, process compliance and the timely completion of project tasks on budget. 3-5 years experience in packaging/printing management related work, preferably in consumer packaged goods. High degree of technical knowledge of prepress and print industry. Brand stewardship including maintaining brand graphic standards. Attend print press approval. Contact Tanya Benjamin, Staffing Manager, PepsiCo Canada. (Received April 1)

PREPRESS OPERATOR Holland & Crosby Limited, a leader in the world of visual marketing is seeking a qualified prepress operator for its prepress department. Applicants must have a good knowledge of all graphic software in both Mac and PC platforms, especially Adobe Illustrator. Ability to work various shifts, pay attention to detail, roll up your sleeves and pitch in, and keep cool under pressure are a must. Please send your resume to Max West. (Received April 1)

ACCOUNT MANAGER Account Manager and Customer Support Representative is an integral part of the success of each Green Printer location. This is a highly visible position within the organization, offering opportunity for advancement. You will be required to build relationships with print buyers, their offices, and other referral sources over the phone. The ability to process and manage data in a timely and accurate manner is a necessity that includes logging all client contact through SalesForce.com and GreenPrinterOnline.com. For all inquiries, please contact Photini Coliviras: pcoliviras@intuitivesg.com (Received April 6)

MARKETING COORDINATOR Support the President of Entire Imaging Solutions with sales and marketing initiatives. Understand the products and services the company has to offer. Post secondary graphic arts/design experience an asset. Strong written and oral communication skills. Contact mchiodo@entireimaging.com (Received April 15)

CSR LARGE FORMAT DIGITAL Must be able to communicate the sales and client requirements to production in an effective manner. Monitor and assist in managing the production of jobs that you are responsible for. Respond to and provide updates on a timely basis with sales, clients and production. Interested applicants please contact TI Group,Michelle Barker. (Received April 22)

AVANTI MIS has a number of positions in customer support and technical support. These are immediate opportunities. Contact Nitin Gonsalves, Manager – Technical Support e-mail: or 416-445-1722 ext 294 (Received April 29)


Diary Dates

Magazines Canada

June 2, 2009 Magazines Canada presents the Magazines Canada Workflow Symposium. This full-day professional education seminar takes place at Ryerson University and is geared for magazine, editorial, design, production and printers who need to stay ahead of current and evolving workflow automation. The symposium features a who’s who of industry experts eager to demonstrate why you need to streamline your workflow, including: Nicky Milner, Transcontinental;, Angus Pady, Digital Solutions; Sebastian Distefano, Adobe System; Andrea Mahoney, Graphic Arts Magazine. Cost $100.

IPA Technical Conference

June 8-10, 2009 IPA Technical Conference. Attend this leading prepress technical conference and hear presentations by GCM faculty Martin Habekost and Abhay Sharma. Receive a $100 conference discount, use the special purchase code: TC09SHARMA when registering online or by calling (800) 255-8141.


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Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto
March 2009


Welcome to our March, 2009 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. In this issue we report on the fantastic February 5 event organized by our third year class – Colloquium on Globalization, at which a number of our students participated and external guests and speakers attended.

Thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting Canada’s only degree in graphic communications management. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage.

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GCM Job Fair

Register for the Annual GCM Job Fair – March 5

It is that time of year again, and we have opened registration for our Annual GCM Job Fair where employers are invited to interview our 3rd year students for summer interns/coop positions and 4th year graduating students for full-time positions. The GCM Job Fair will take place on March 5, 2009, interviews for graduates will take place from 4.00 – 6.00 pm and for summer interns from 7.00 – 9.00 pm. GCM graduates have had experience in a print facility, they have up-to-date technical knowledge and they can make an immediate contribution to your business. Best of all the whole process is free to employers. For more information contact Taras Karpiuk, Tel: 416-979-5000 ext. 6582 orregister online.


IAPHC Chai Tse – Education Event

On January 21st, the Chia Tse Memorial Education Dinner was held at Ryerson’s Oakham House by The Toronto Chapter of the IAPHC. This year’s Ryerson recipient was Aileen Wu for her achievement of first place standing in her third year of the Graphic Communications Management program. This event recognized leading students from graphic arts programs at Ryerson University, Humber College, Eva’s Phoenix, Ontario Graphic Communications Training Centre, and Gordon Graydon Secondary School. The guest speaker at this event was Heather Black from Mary Black Recruiting who spoke about the beginnings of a new printing industry popularization initiative. Photo shows from left – Bill Kidd, GCM student Aileen Wu, Heather Black. Photo courtesy Marta Wajda.

IAPHC

Ruth Tupe

Ruth Tupe attends Obama Inauguration

GCM student Ruth Tupe has been part of an organization called the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC). As an alumni of that event, she was fortunate enough to be chosen and invited to the University Presidential Inauguration Conference (UPIC) to witness the Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. Ruth participated in a number of activities for student leaders, including keynote speakers like Al Gore, former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Colin Powell, former Secretary of State, and Paul Begala, political analyst and CNN commentator. Ruth also witnessed the inaugural concert, as well as the oath ceremony that took place on Capitol Hill. Her trip ended with a black tie gala held in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Ruth says that “..it was truly a great and enriching experience and I am honored to have been a part of history”. Best wishes to our young leader.


What is a QR code?

GCM student Jessica Meneguzzi has published an article explaining the new two-dimensional barcode. “QR” code or “Quick Response” codes can be published in a magazine advertisement as shown here. When a reader “scans” the barcode using their cell phone the customer is provided further sales data or directed to a web site for online purchase. A QR barcode can be of differing physical sizes and can be used to encode a URL, a SMS message or simply a text message. Do you want to generate your own QR code? There are many websites that will allow you to input your text and the site will convert your message into a QR code, giving you the QR barcode as an image for you to use as you wish. Read the full article by Jessica Meneguzzi in Graphic Arts Magazine, February, 2009.

QR Code

PAC

GCM Students are Envirochic

GCM is actively involved with the Packaging Association of Canada’s (PAC) new initiative to promote packaging as a career choice to students. Professor Ian Baitz and students Keri MacLellan and Nate Plavnick are members of the PAC Student Committee. The first PAC student-only event, Envirochic with the LCBO, was held on January 20 at Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD). 150 people attended, including over 70 GCM students and faculty together with others from OCAD, Seneca, York, and Mohawk College. Students were welcomed by PAC President James Downham. Speakers Lyle Clarke (Manager of Corporate Policy and Environmental Initiatives, LCBO), Janine Priddle (Ryerson graduate, and presently Customer Supply Chain, Tetra Pak Canada) and Kevin Ruddle (VP Operations, Vin First Innovative Packaging) spoke to students about industry-leading initiatives in environmentally-responsible beverage packaging.


Senior GCM Professors to Retire

Professors Rye Goodyear and Manfred Breede have decided to retire at the end of this teaching semester. After many, many years of dedicated service, both senior faculty members have decided that the time has come to begin the next chapter in their lives. Prof Goodyear has been instrumental in providing countless generation of students with skills in prepress and colour management, and this year served as Associate Chair of GCM. Prof Breede conducts research and teaching in the area of printing processes and bindery and finishing and recently authored a fascinating book called “The Brave New World of Publishing: The Symbiotic Relationship Between Printing and Book Publishing“. Manfred will present at the TAGA conference in New Orleans, March 15-18, 2009 on “Toner Yield of Electrophotographic Printing Devices”. Watch this space for details of a retirement event for these esteemed colleagues. Photo by Mani Daryabeigy.


MBA

GCM Teaches on MBA/MMSc

GCM and the Ted Rogers School of Management already work together on the undergraduate program, now GCM is teaching on the MBA/MMSc in Management of Technology and Innovation. Graduate programming is a natural progression for our students and faculty – the MBA/MMSc is a program that deals with management and technology and therefore has close parallels with GCM. Dr Martin Habekost is teaching a course called “Cross Media Production Management”. Chris Smyth, Rogers Publishing is a graduate of this program and Prof Natalia Gilewicz is currently enrolled on this Masters. This program is very appropriate for GCM alumni – and it is very affordable. Check out the details online. Picture shows from left to right MBA students Greg Goralski, Stephanie Foster and Peter Toh with instructor Dr Martin Habekost (at back). Stephanie Bakyta was not available for the photo. ** STOP PRESS** – Congratulations to Dr Habekost who has been inducted into Ryerson’s School of Graduate Studies.


Colloquium 2009 – Globalization – Feb 5, 2009

The 3rd year class at the Heidelberg School of Graphic Communications Management at Ryerson University presented a Colloquium on February 5, 2009 on the theme, Globalization. The speakers were Warren Werbitt (PAZAZZ Printing), JF Colpron (Heidelberg), James Lee (Jones Packaging) and Chris Fraser (Moveable Type). The evening was introduced by Associate Dean Gillian Mothersill. The students organized the whole event from catering to marketing, fundraising, website and coordinating speakers with guidance from Profs Art Seto and Brian Collict. Sponsors of the evening included Heidelberg (Gold) and Canadian Printer, Red Rain and Staples. Congratulations to project managers Alicia D’Souza, Agnes Fekete and Jordan Jones and the whole third year team for a very successful event. Photo shows student organizers Agnes Fekete and Alicia D’Souza with keynote speaker Warren “YouTube” Werbitt. Photo credit Marta Wajda.

Colloquium

The Office

GCM Students film “The Office”

GCM students have produced a hilarious spoof of “The Office”. The film was shot to be presented at the 3rd year Colloquium event and was shown during the half time break. Shooting took place in the GCM boardroom and other locations on campus. Actors Mathieu Rehayem and Diane Nubla and team created this masterpiece in 2 days, including scripting, shooting and editing. If you know the sitcom based around fictional paper merchant Dunder Mifflin, you will find this take off hilarious. We continue to marvel at the creativity and talent demonstrated by GCM students. Watch the video on YouTube.


Environmental Printing Awards – Feb 12, 2009

The 4th Annual Environmental Printing Awards organized by Print Action magazine were held at the Eglington Grand in Toronto. A number of GCM students were in attendance, helping and networking at this major event for the Canadian printing industry. The awards went to HP, St Joseph, Cascades, Lowe-Martin Group, CJ Graphics, etc. For a full listing seeEnvironmental Printing Awards. Linden Macintyre was the host and Tzeporah Berman, Forest Ethics, was the keynote speaker. GCM was represented by Profs Chris Kular, Natalia Gilewicz and Martin Habekost for a gala night out. Photo courtesy Jon Robinson.

Eglington

Xplor

Xplor Canada 2-Day Program on Document Production

Xplor Canada held a two-day Document Production Fundamentals course on Ryerson University campus, February 9-10, 2009. GCM third-year student, Theeban Pathmanathan is the Student Rep for the Xplor Central Chapter Board. Some of the topics were design etiquette, data and object message management, archiving and electronic delivery, laser and ink jet print technologies and postal practices and standards. As part of Xplor’s commitment to training the next generation, they allocated four “scholarships” for graduating post-secondary students on the course. At the end of the course, successful students received a certificate of completion and 20 education points (out of 100) toward Electronic Document Professional (EDP) certification. Theeban was joined by GCM students Ernest Yung, Lien Nguyen and Quyen Ahn Dinh. Thank you Xplor Canada for your sponsorship.


The Print Doctor writes in Print Action magazine

Dr Martin Habekost continues to write a widely read column on various print topics. In the February, 2009 issue of Print Action, Martin tackles the issue of color management and color proofing. He explains the difference between proofing systems that can create halftone dots and/or color accuracy. Martin also describes the color management systems being used at GCM that match our press to proof. Martin’s article refers to the work of the IPA Proofing RoundUP that demonstrated the ability of commercial systems to create a colorimetric and visual match to a press sheet. This article, and the previous pieces, provide a valuable reference set. Check out Martin’s piece in Print Action, February, 2009.

Martin Habekost


Crystal Wong

Alumni trains for Charity Marathon

Crystal Wong (left) graduated in 2008 and moved to Vancouver to work full time as a marketing and sales representative at Pacific Bindery Services. Recently Crystal undertook a personal challenge – she is training for a half marathon on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. Crystal knows a 12-year old girl called Jessica who was diagnosed with childhood leukemia. Jessica bravely fought through treatment and is now in remission. Although not the sporty type, Crystal has dedicated her first half marathon (21km) to Jessica. Crystal will run the BMO Vancouver Marathon on Sunday May 3. Her goal is to raise $2000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Can you make a pledge and help support this worthy cause? Contributions are tax deductible. We are cheering for you Crystal and Jessica…..


Job Spot (When responding please mention the GCM Newsletter)

AVANTI MIS has a number of positions in customer support and technical support. These are immediate opportunities. Contact T.J. Walia, Manager – Technical Support e-mail: TJWalia@avantisystems.com or 416-445-1722 ext 295 (Received February 16)

MANAGER for NEWAD, a marketing and advertising company. We are looking for a manager for our new interactive development team who’s main mandate is to launch new marketable websites mainly aimed at the 18 to 34 year old demographic. We are looking for someone with a degree in marketing or communications as well as 3 to 5 years experience in interactive marketing. This person will manage a team of webmasters; therefore this person must have adequate management skills. Please contact Isabelle Lapierre, Advisor, Human Resources. (Received February 11)

SALES REPRESENTATIVE position at Eva’s Phoenix Print Shop, contract to December 31, 2009 with possibility of renewal. The Eva’s Phoenix Print Shop is a socially and environmentally responsible commercial printer that operates Foundations of Print, an award-winning training program for homeless youth. Reporting directly to our Manager of Social Enterprise, we are looking for a full-time Sales Representative to develop and grow our existing and prospective commercial customer base. Base salary of $25,000, up to $35,000 with performance incentive. Please forward your application to andrewmac@evas.ca. Please indicate “Eva’s Phoenix Sales Representative” in your subject line. (Received February 10)

JUNIOR DESIGNER Careerious is a patented job fit assessment tool that makes it easy for businesses to develop and hire people who will succeed. We work with Fortune 500 companies and have been experience major growth lately,
and therefore need someone with excellent technical skills to join our team as a Junior Designer. We are based at Yonge/Eglinton. Interested candidates are encouraged to send me an email directly, with a link to some of the work they have done. This is a paid position with flexibility in terms of scheduling and work load. Robert Meth Tele 416-482-2252 x201 (Received February 3)

CSR AND ESTIMATOR Battlefield Graphics Inc. is seeking to hire the following full time positions: a CSR and an Estimator. Interested parties should send their resumes to Brent Craigie, V.P. of Sales and Marketing at bcraigie@battlefieldgraphics.com. (Repeat posting)


Diary Dates

Mar 5, 2009, GCM Annual Job Fair– for employers to recruit GCM graduating students and/or summer coop intern students. Contact Taras Karpiuk or go online.


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Abhay Sharma
Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management
e-mail sharma@ryerson.ca

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Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto 
January 2009


Welcome to our January, 2009 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. In this issue we report on the Print World show held in Toronto at the end of 2008, at which a number of our students participated, and also our Annual Awards event, attended by Ryerson University President, Sheldon Levy. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage.

Thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting Canada’s only degree in graphic communications management.

We do not want to spam you, so if you do not wish to receive this newsletter please send an e-mail tosympa@ryerson.ca with “unsubscribe gcmlist@ryerson.ca” as the subject line.


President Sheldon Levy attends GCM Annual Awards Night

GCM celebrated the achievements of our wonderful students at our Annual Awards evening on November 13, 2008. Students and faculty welcomed supporters and guests from the Canadian printing industry, including Mary Black, Tom Menard, Frank McPherson, and many others. 50 awards including the Muller Martini “eagle” trophy and CPIA scholarships were presented. President Sheldon Levy (center) is shown with students Marianna Kosterina (left) who received the GK Teamwear Award for the highest standing in printing processes and Jamie Mace (right) who received many awards including the R.B. Tom Atkins Scholarship and the J.L. Beaton Award. We thank Canadian printers for their support, especially in times of economic challenges to our industry. Are you able to initiate a new award to support GCM students? Contact Abhay Sharma.

President

Xerox

Print World 2008 Toronto

Print World focuses on short run printing and from November 22-24, 2008 the show attracted nearly 10,000 attendees and well over 200 exhibitors at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto. This year we had the largest number of GCM students attending and working at the exhibition. The team shown here were interviewed by Xerox on-campus prior to the show. The successful applicants were briefed by Xerox and then at the show used hand-held scanners to capture visitor information. Pictured from left to right are GCM students Ken Li, Asghar Bhutta, Aliya Damji, Daniel Raftis and Marta Wajda. In other areas, students worked on the Heidelberg and Fujifilm stands and yet other students conducted a survey for PESDA and Graphics Canada. IAHPC kindly shared space for TAGA and Colloquium students. For the Graphics Canada trade show (Nov 12-14, 2009) please consider hiring a GCM student – it helps when your demonstrators understand print!


PRINTER OF THE YEAR – Warren Werbitt

During Print World on November 22 in Toronto, Graphic Monthly held a reception and award ceremony for the Printer of the Year 2008. The recipient was Warren Werbitt, President, Pazazz Printing, Montreal, Quebec. Warren shot to fame with his YouTube video. In his acceptance speech, Warren urged the audience to not lower prices as a printer, to continuously undercut each other does not give the message that we produce quality products. Another theme that Warren explored is giving to the students and young people who will enter the industry. Warren has promised an annual CPISTF scholarship for every year from now on. Photo shows Mary Black, Printer of the Year, 2005 with Warren Werbitt at the awards ceremony at the Direct Energy Centre, Toronto. Warren’s sponsorship this year was coincidentally for a Ryerson GCM student.

Warren Werbitt

Ashleigh

Wedding Bells for Graduates of 2006

Ashleigh Lythgoe and Maurizio Zomparelli met during class at GCM. Their first face-to-face encounter came in an open lab period where Maurizio was celebrating an eBay auction victory of an AC Milan jersey and started to talk to Ashleigh because he was so excited! Fast forward to a few years later and their wedding took place on Saturday, October 18th, 2008 at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church followed by a reception at the Eglington Grand, an old movie theatre in downtown Toronto. They celebrated their honeymoon on a picturesque 10-day cruise of French Polynesia. Ashleigh works for Fulcrum Publications as a production coordinator and handles the production of various trade publications in the gas, car wash and convenience industry. Maurizio works for Bank of Montreal as an assistant production manager and handles all in-branch collateral and POP. Congratulations to this lovely couple – we are so proud of our successful alumni. Visit Ashleigh Lythgoe onFacebook and beware what can happen in a GCM lab if you don’t concentrate on your lab reports!


Sinapse SHOTS Competition

GCM currently uses Sinapse press simulator software for teaching offset sheetfed and web printing. Sinapse has recently launched a competition for users of their SHOTS (Sheetfed Offset Training Simulator) product. The competition is open to educational institutions, and during September-November, 2008, Sinapse delivered one exercise every month. The winner must solve the print problems with the best methodology and least waste. Under the guidance of Prof Martin Habekost, eight second year students formed a Ryerson team. The finalists will be flown to the CHINA PRINT show, in May, 2009 to compete in the final. Photo: Matt Dwyer and Meghan MacKenzie at one of the two SHOTS simulators at GCM. The press controls are shown on the left and the “pulled” press sheet is shown on the right. Does your company want to “buy” time on our simulators? Contact Martin Habekost for further details.

SHOTS

GCM Job Fair

Register for the Annual GCM Job Fair – March 5

It is that time of year again, and we have opened registration for our Annual GCM Job Fair where employers are invited to interview our 3rd year students for summer interns/coop positions and 4th year graduating students for full-time positions. The GCM Job Fair will take place on March 5, 2009, interviews for graduates will take place from 4.00 – 6.00 pm and for summer interns from 7.00 – 9.00 pm. GCM graduates have had experience in a print facility, they have up-to-date technical knowledge and they can make an immediate contribution to your business. Best of all the whole process is free to employers. For more information contact Taras Karpiuk, Tel: 416-979-5000 ext. 6582 orregister online.


GCM Alumni at St Joseph, Pi Media

Sarah Khatoon is a new instructor on our part-time Continuing Education (CE) program. Sarah is teaching courses in layout and typography on our eveningCertificate Program in Graphic Communications. Sarah is a GCM graduate of 2006 and is currently working full-time as a Project Manager for St. Joseph Content, Pi Media’s commercial production department where she is responsible for executing various catalogues, ads and brochures. Sarah has had experience in different print areas – including lithography, flexography, print production scheduling, co-ordination and digital content management. Sarah enjoys the opportunity to come back and pass on some of her experience in the field. “It feels great to be a recent graduate because I feel I can relate more closely to the students. I always say that Ryerson’s practical focus is a great help in the production environment.” If you are interested in being a student on the Certificate Program or teaching on the program, contact the CE Coordinator – Prof Chris Kular – but hurry, the new session starts 12 January, 2009.


Rich Adams

GCM announces Lydia Adams Travel Award

GCM announces a new fund for student travel. The “Lydia Adams Travel Award” was set up by faculty member Dr Rich Adams to honor his late mother. The award is to support travel of students to conferences and events such as TAGA, FTA, IPA, and PIA/GATF. To apply, students should submit a written request to the GCM School office stating the event they want to attend, and their level of participation. Preference will be given to students who are giving a presentation. Photo shows Dr Adams presenting a cheque and a jar of coins to Susan Wright of the Dean’s office. Lydia Adams found the coins in parking lots and on sidewalks over a 25-year period, so now they’ll support students going “on the road.” Photo by Martin Chochinov.


The Print Doctor writes in Print Action magazine

Dr Martin Habekost continues to write a widely read column on various print topics. In the December, 2008 issue of Print Action, Martin tackles the issue of de-inking and green printing. He explains the challenges of recycling inkjet print material. Reviewing studies of the IPA and INGEDE, the article suggests that dry toner and offset can be floatation deinked, while liquid toner and inkjet continue to pose challenges to recycled paper usage. The article describes the Method 11 protocol where different aspects of recycling are given marks, so that an overall “score”out of 100, for a print process can be determined. Check out Martin’s piece in Print Action, December, 2008.

Martin Habekost

Globalization

Colloquium 2009 – Globalization – Feb 5, 2009

The 3rd year class at the Heidelberg School of Graphic Communications Management at Ryerson University is pleased to present the Annual Colloquium to be held on Thursday, February 5, 2008. This year’s theme, Globalization, explores the possibilities of the printing industry beyond the spectrum of one’s own national boundaries. We are still currently assembling a team of speakers from the printing industry and experts in business globalization for this event, so please feel free to contact us if you would like to participate. Where: Ryerson Student Campus Centre, Room 115 When: February 5th, 2009 at 6 pm Reception/Networking, 7 pm Presentations.


Xplor Canada hosts GCM Students

Xplor Canada

On November 24th, the Xplor Central Chapter in partnership with Kodak presented a seminar on “Green Initiatives in the HVTO Space” at Print World 2008. Held at the Direct Energy Center, ten GCM students were in attendance for the presentations from Rich Wyandt of Kodak and Alan C. Wheeler, VP of Ricoh Canada.

Pictured here, from left to right, are GCM students Jessica Meneguzzi, Michelle An, Diane Ford, Paul Abdool (Regional Board President of Xplor Canada), Thanh Huynh, Amanda Rehal, Daniel Miller, Kendra Stieler, Caryn Parchment, Aruna Raghuraman, Theeban Pathmanathan, and Mike Burgoyne (Central Chapter Board President of Xplor).

In addition to chapter events, Xplor Canada, an affiliate of the Electronic Document Systems Association, also provides annual scholarships for full-time students pursuing a career in the document management and communications marketplace. Congratulations to Amanda Rehal, recipient of the Xplor Canada Scholarship for 2008! We thank Paul Abdool for sponsoring our students for this meal event. Contact Paul Abdool or visit www.xplor.org for more information on future events and scholarships. Story by Amanda Rehal GCM 03.


Padding

GCM buys Padding Press

Under the careful guidance of press room manager, Peter Roehrig, GCM students are using a new padding press to make memo and note pads. The students created an 8-up layout in InDesign and printed pads using our Xerox DC 7000. They then used a pad counter to separate their sheets and add card before glueing the spine in our padding press. One of the first sets of pads went to the Dean’s office, in order to soften him up before the school’s annual budget review! Thank you Peter for guiding this extra-curricular activity. Photo shows Jessica Meneguzzi with our padding press.


Environmental Printing Awards – Feb 12, 2009

Returning in February is the 4th Annual Environmental Printing Awards organized by Print Action magazine. This is a great event with attendance by a “Who’s Who” of the Canadian printing industry. Several of the Environmental Printing Award categories focus on processes and, therefore, must consider projects that have been running for several years. This year Linden Macintyre is the host and Tzeporah Berman, Forest Ethics, is the keynote speaker. Each year a number of GCM students attend and also assist at the event. Make sure you and your company participate in one of the biggest events on the environmental printing scene. The 4th annual Environmental Printing Awardswill be held at the Eglinton Grand Banquet Hall on February 12, 2009. Photo shows the 2008 event with Sara Young, Publisher and award winner GCM alumni Aymen Eldardiry, Komori K-North.

Environmental Awards

Skate

Rogers Annual Charity Skate at Tom Graham Arena

4th year GCM student AnneMarie Mele (centre) works part-time as a skate instructor and guard for the Town of Richmond Hill, Ontario. On November 30, AnneMarie helped at the Rogers Annual Charity Skate at the Tom Graham Arena. Chair Abhay Sharma was at the rink and photo shows the Chair’s daughter Sasha Blay (left) with her friend Katy Pollock. AnneMarie was a good sport and agreed to this photo wearing her “red nose”. The Rogers Skate was a family event, where customers brought a tin of non-perishable food and received a free hot dog and drink. Some lucky skaters even got a free teddy bear – see photo. GCM students continue to play an active role in their communities. AnneMarie interned at Resource Integrated this summer and hopes to work in prepress on graduation. Contact her if you need a good prepress operator who can skate on thin ice!


Ryerson Alumni searching for “Top 30, Under 30”

Ryerson University Alumni is seeking candidates for “Top 30 Under 30” where we will be profiling outstanding young alumni. Do you know an outstanding alum under the age of 30? We’re looking for young alumni who are making a name for themselves through their community involvement, career achievement or accomplishments in politics, athletics or the arts. Nominate them (or yourself!) for this special feature in Alumni magazine. Please send nominations by January 14, to ryemag@ryerson.ca. Did you know GCM alumni can get discounts at Delta Hotels, Great Wolf Lodge, Raptors tickets, and lots, lots more. For details go to www.ryerson.ca/alumni/

Top 30

Job Spot (When responding please mention the GCM Newsletter)

AVANTI MIS has a number of positions in customer support and technical support. These are immediate opportunities. Contact T.J. Walia, Manager – Technical Support e-mail: TJWalia@avantisystems.com or 416-445-1722 ext 295 (Received November 11)

JAM DIRECT is a fast growing direct marketing agency with a variety of clients. We are currently expanding and looking for a DM Production Assistant/Coordinator. Candidates should enjoy a face-paced environment and thrive under pressure. Interested applicants should send their resume via email to Katherine Frech, Director Production
Katherine@jamdirect.ca (Received November 12)

MEDIA SALES REPRESENTATIVE required by Wildonmedia, the Outdoor Media Specialist. Rapidly growing company with unique and exciting out-of-home mediums is seeking an aggressive Media Sales Representative to join its team. This would be a ground level opportunity for the right individual, providing tremendous income earning potential as well as the opportunity to grow with the company. Interested candidates should send their resume to: george@wildonmedia.com (Received November 14)

CSR AND ESTIMATOR Battlefield Graphics Inc. is seeking to hire the following full time positions: a CSR and an Estimator. Interested parties should send their resumes to Brent Craigie, V.P. of Sales and Marketing at bcraigie@battlefieldgraphics.com. (Received November 19)

PROJECT MANAGER required by Graphics Group, Epson Canada. Offering an extensive range of award winning products including top performance printers, scanners, multi-media projectors and digital cameras. We are looking for a person with excellent communication skills and management experience who can manage a team of developers in the area of embedded graphics solutions. The projects under their supervision will cover a relatively diverse range of topics, including graphic engines for embedded devices and materials visualization problems. Contact Shirley Lewchukat Ryerson University. (Received November 20)

SHERWOOD PRINTERS The main task the candidate will be performing is of a production coordinator. He/she has to keep track of all the jobs on the floor at any time. Provide information from the docket to co-workers. what to do on every job. Moving the paper to different spots of printing. Taking delivery of the goods and making sure they are in good condition. You can check the website www.sherwoodprinters.com for the list of equipment we have and kind of work we do. We are based in Mississauga close to Hwy 10 and Britannia. The position is full time and interested applicants can send their cover letters and resumes to info@sherwoodprinters.com. (Received November 20)

GRAPHIC DESIGNER needed for hottest new Canadian label, JUZD Streetwear. JUZD (short for Juiced) is the planet’s first bamboo designer label, established in 2007 by designer Jing Liu. We are looking for a prodigy designer to join our small team. Learn the skills and tools to design for an internationally competitive company. Willing to train, guide, and mentor the right candidate. This is for a three or four month non-paid internship. Open to both high school/post secondary students and graduates. 25-40 hours a week. Opportunity for permanent position after completion of the term. Expert knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Please send portfolio, resume, and cover letter to hr@juzd.com. See JUZD Streetwear <http://www.juzd.com> for full info on company. (Received December 2)

SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE The account executive is responsible for achieving financial targets representing Information Packaging Inc. services. You should have a successful track record of sourcing and developing new business opportunities combined with a good understanding of the advertising and print business. Willingness to understand and advise clients on unique packaging and print solutions. Resumes can be forwarded to: info@informationpackaging.ca (Received December 11)

PHOTOBOOK CANADA Us at Photobook Canada have been growing at an unexpected rate especially over the holiday season. We have already hired 2 other GCM grads within the last 4 months and we are looking for more. But right now we are looking for a full-time sales position to help grow the business across Canada. Could you please pass on this job description to all GCM grads and ask them to reply to hr@photobookcanada.com (Received December 18)

CUSTOM DATA IMAGING in Markham specializes in leading edge applications for high-speed, colour, variable data printing and “on demand” digital printing, finishing and mailing services for 1-to-1 marketing and direct mail programs. We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated individual who is interested in providing and selling a complete package of services to prospective clients. The individual is also comfortable with working in a team selling environment. Selling skills with 3 + years experience in digital print and/or mailing services. Consultative selling skills an asset. Contact: Adele@customdataimaging.com or fax to 905-415-9197 (Received January 6)


Diary Dates

Feb 5, 2009. GCM Student Colloquium on Globalization of Print

Feb 12, 2009. 4th annual Environmental Printing Awards will be held at the Eglinton Grand Banquet Hall

Mar 5, 2009, GCM Annual Job Fair- for employers to recruit GCM graduating students and/or summer coop intern students. Contact Taras Karpiuk or go online.


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Abhay Sharma
Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management
e-mail sharma@ryerson.ca

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Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto 
November 2008


Welcome to our November, 2008 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. In this issue we report on our October Open House and describe use of Kodak CTP and CGS Oris Soft Proof donations. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage.

We do not want to spam you, so if you do not wish to receive this newsletter please e-mail us to unsubscribe. Thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting Canada’s only degree in graphic communications management.


Remi Marcoux meets students at CPIA Annual Conference, Sept 18-20, Halifax, NS

CPIA

A team of 10 students and faculty attended the CPIA Annual Conference in Halifax, September 18-20. The students were required to “apply” for the opportunity by telling us what the CPIA does and how they will benefit from the conference. 7 applicants were chosen to attend based on high GPA and their written application. Ryerson University was represented by Dean Daniel Doz, Chair Abhay Sharma and Director of Development Catherine Hurley. Before the conference, the students visited with Marian Kerr, General Manager, Transcontinental Printing, Dartmouth, and on a lighter note also visited the Alexander Keith brewery. At the conference the students presented a panel discussion and created uproar with their frank descriptions of their parent’s views to their career. At the Gala Dinner GCM alumni Todd Cober, Cober Printing received the Young Printer Award. Photos shows our students with Remi Marcoux. A BIG THANK YOU to the following companies for sponsoring our students: Schawk Canada, Heidelberg Canada, Grafikom, St Joseph Printing, Transcontinental and CPIA. Next year, the Strategy 09 conference will be held in Toronto, Nov 10-12, 2009Photo credit: Jon Robinson, Print Action.


Norquest

Norquest College – Centre for Excellence in Print Media

September 23 saw the launch of a new Centre for Excellence in Print Media at Norquest College in Edmonton, Alberta. With a $1.4 million grant from the Western Economic Diversification Fund, the college has a Heidelberg SM52 4-color press with coater to go along with its new Heidelberg platesetter, folder and cutting equipment. Annette Trimbee, Deputy Minister of Advanced Education and Technology addressed the attendees over lunch. Conference presentations were made by Abhay Sharma, Marie Eveline and Adobe, Xerox and Heidelberg. 35 students are registered in Norquest’s two-year certificate program in graphic communications. Photo shows Josh Ramsbottom and Dean Norma Schnieder. Congratulations to Norquest for this fantastic industry-education partnership in Western Canada.


Press Inauguration and GCM Open House, October 1

Students and faculty welcomed 150 industry guests and friends to an Open House at the GCM building on October 1. Tours were conducted of the press room with the new Heidelberg PM 74 offset press and the Xerox Docucolor 7000. The new Muller-Martini bindery lab was also on show. In the prepress area Prof Jason Lisi demonstrated Kodak workflow technologies and Xinet DAM applications. It was a pleasure to see so many of our successful alumni visit the school. Photos shows from left to right : Steve Fullerton (Kodak), Daniel Doz (Dean), Adam Kahan (University Advancement), Richard Armstrong (Heidelberg), Tom Oldfield (Xerox), and Abhay Sharma (Chair). Photo credit: Marta Wajda.

Open House

CGS Oris

Ryerson Researchers evaluate CGS Oris Soft Proofing

Ryerson University is pleased to install and evaluate  and Oris Soft Proof for colour management and soft proofing. This proofing solution is SWOP/GRACoL certified and is being used to study L*a*b* colour values in soft proofing. The Oris solution is based on an easy-to-use Acrobat plug-in that makes it easy to share proofs with your clients, it also links to our Epson 4800 inkjet device, so that we can get a colour accurate inkjet proof of what we see on screen. We thank CGS for their donation and support. Photo shows Ben Starr (CGS Oris) with Ryerson researcher Ruth Tupe working on the product in the GCM labs.


GRAPH EXPO – PIA/GATF Teachers Update

A program for teachers was held on October 25–27, 2008 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois during GRAPH EXPO 08. The GASC/PIA/GATF Teacher’s Conference program takes place in the morning and in the afternoon attendees visit the show floor. The conference presentations included trends in counterfeiting measures, sustainability and print technologies that make serious inroads into the traditional print market, like digital printing. Presentations were given by the industry leaders, GATF experts and the well-know Frank Romano. Prof Martin Habekost attended this event on behalf of Ryerson University. We are truly grateful to PIA/GATF for their range of educational programs. Dr Abhay Sharma also attended GRAPH EXPO and presented a seminar on monitor soft proofing. Photo: Martin Habekost is welcomed to Graph Expo by PIA/GATF CEO Michael Makin.

Graph Expo

AMC Cinema

Lectures with Harrison Ford

In a unique new arrangement Ryerson classes are now held in the AMC Cinema complex at Yonge and Dundas. Ryerson and AMC have an arrangement where the university uses up to 10 cinemas for classes and then releases them for evening use of movie-going public. A desk tray is available that slots into the drink holders to form a tray (on left of photo) and the auditoriums are fitted with special audio-visual technology for educational purposes. GCM students (from left) Thuha Tran, Michelle An, Jason Mok and Maria Ferrando are taking classes in GEO 509 – Geography: Food, Place and Identity and SOC 902 – Sociology: Hollywood and Society at the complex. Photo credit Marta Wajda.


GCM Makes Transition to CTP

GCM has made the transition from film to plate. Located on the third floor we now have a Kodak Magnus 400 CTP unit for processless plates. Steve Fullerton, Kodak has made a generous donation to Ryerson to enable students to use and investigate issues relating to a CTP-based workflow. Students are using an Agfa ApogeeX workflow or a Kodak Prinergy workflow to burn plates that are then mounted on our Heidelberg PM74 press. The Magnus 400 platesetter is a 4-up CTP device. Prof Jason Lisi (far right) is directing installation and testing of our new CTP as part of a colour managed workflow.

Kodak Magnus

Book Event

Ryerson Authors

On October 16th, the Faculty of Communication and Design celebrated faculty authors by presenting their publications on the 4th floor of the Ryerson Library. 27 authors presented 22 publications, ranging from juicy novels to color science. GCM authors included Prof Chris Kular (left) with a chapter in The Future of the Book in the Digital Age edited by Bill Cope and Angus Phillips. Prof Manfred Breede (right) had two books on show –Handbook of Graphic Arts Equations, and The Brave New World of Publishing: The Symbiotic Relationship Between Printing and Book Publishing. The event was hosted by Dean Daniel Doz (centre), Chief Librarian Madeleine Lefebvre and Shirley Lewchuk. We congratulate all the authors for these outstanding contributions to academic research. For a full list of the titles visit the FCAD website.


Kempenfelt receive Xerox PIXI Award at Graph Expo

The Printing Innovation with Xerox Imaging (PIXI) Environmental Award for 2008 went to Kempenfelt Graphics Group in Barrie, Ontario. Receiving the award at Graph Expo for Kempenfelt Graphics is GCM Alumni Taline Hepburn,Account Manager for VDP and digital print. On October 26, a dinner celebration event took place at the Chicago History Museum in Chicago in conjunction with Graph Expo. The award was in recognition of Kempenfelt’s range of personalized children’s books. The story of each book relates to an environmental issue and highlights the importance and value of the plants and animals that share our planet. The Wildfire personalized books were produced on an iGen3 with FreeFlow and XMPie. Taline (centre) is shown here with Xerox Corporate VP Quincy Allen (left) receiving her prize of a special solar-panel adorned laptop bag.

Xerox


Color Management

Rich Adams Authors New Color Management Book

Dr Richard Adams launched his latest book, entitled Color Management Handbook: A Practical Guide. The text provides explanations and procedures for practical color management. Despite the relative maturity of the topic, color still ranks as one of the main issues in digital camera capture and managing soft and hard copy proofing. This latest title is an invaluable guide to photographers, printers, end-users and everybody who wants to control and manage color. The text reviews the latest products and procedures — if you are into color you need this book! The text is published by PIA/GATF and is co-authored with Abhay Sharma and Joseph Suffeleto. To order your copy with a special 20% discount use Discount Code “RYECMH” at the PIA/GATF Bookstore valid through December 31, 2008.


Martin’s Colour Column in Print Action

Dr Martin Habekost continues to write a widely read column on colour and colour measurement in Print Action magazine. His articles in July and August have covered new developments in inline colour measurement and control and in the October issue Martin reviewed progress in the GRACoL and G7 methodologies and concepts. Look out for upcoming columns on new technical issues relating to deinking and sustainability, optical brightners, etc.

Martin Habekost

Colliers

Colliers International Hotels – Design Competition Winner

Mark Sparrow from Colliers International approached the School with a request for help with a new design for their Annual Report. A number of GCM students submitted very good entries. The winning cover and a $3000 reward went to GCM 03 student Daniel Raftis for “the bold, vivid front cover and how he was able to play off the same design on the back cover but bring different words to life.  Inside, he had great use of white space and clean lines.” Daniel will now work with Colliers to follow through the process of taking his work from design to print. GCM 03 student Jason Mok was runner up with an outstanding design. We thank Mark for approaching us and thank all students for submitting entries in a great learning experience for all parties. Does your company want to use our skills in this way? Contact Abhay Sharma.


Toronto Harbour Boat Cruise

Year 1 can be a scary place for newcomers to Toronto. To help welcome our first year students we took a lunch cruise around Toronto Islands and Harbour on Sunday, 19 October. After a hot pasta lunch, Prof Natalia Gilewicz coordinated a number of games and activities including – unraveling human knots! During the 4-hour cruise the students enjoyed unseasonably good weather and stunning views of the Toronto skyline and CN Tower. The ship sailed from the downtown Queen’s Quay Terminal. The event was organized to encourage camaraderie amongst our first year students. An extra challenge for some students was traffic delays as the Toronto Marathon was on at the same time as our cruise departure! Thanks Prof Natalia for a great event.

Boat Cruise

Ian Baitz goes Flexo

Prof Ian Baitz is on sabbatical this year. One of the projects he is undertaking is in the area of flexography. Ian recently completed the three-day FTA Part I Certification course at the DiTrolio Flexographic Institute in Chicago. The program included speakers from the flexo industry – Bob Sweeney (Alden & Ott inks), Marc Whitcomb (Rotometrics rotary dies), Ken Pavett (Flexographics prepress and plates), and Mike Huey (Harper anilox rolls). Ian used a 13″ 5-colour inline Propheteer narrow web press, with die cutting.  We are very pleased that Prof Baitz continues to lead GCM in the development of flexo programming and wish him success in his activities during his sabbatical year. Photo: The job being printed is a 2-c job using black and a spot colour. Ian Baitz is in the foreground, instructor Mike Greenhill is in the background.

Ian Baitz

Abhay Sharma

CIP4

Abhay Sharma elected to CIP4 Advisory Board

On October 27, the CIP4 organization announced the results of its bi-annual election of Advisory Board representatives and Board of Directors officers. CIP4’s Advisory Board is its highest level of organization and the Advisory Board elects the Board of Directors. On the Advisory Board, re-elected incumbent Stephan Jaeggi of Prepress Consulting is joined by first-time Associate representatives Mark Bohan of PIA/GATF (USA) and Abhay Sharma of Ryerson University (Canada). In turn, the Advisory Board elected the following Directors to serve new two-year terms- CEO Margaret Motamed of EFI, Technical Officer Rainer Prosi of Heidelberg, Education and Marketing Officer Mark Wilton of Kodak, Financial Officer Marc van Vught of Screen and Membership Officer Tim Daisy of Prism (USA). The full list of Advisory Board members is available at CIP4.org. One of the first tasks that Abhay will undertake is organizing a 1-day JDF seminar in February, 2009.


Mary Black Recruiting

Mary Black Recruiting is currently looking for candidates in all areas of the graphic communication and printing industry for positions in Ontario, BC and Calgary. Over the past 2 years they have been very successful at placing GCM grads in industry companies across Canada. Let them help you find new opportunities. START CONNECTING NOW! Sign up at their web site and connect with the very best companies that our industry has to offer. Visit Mary Black at Print World at Booth # 1207 – Nov. 22-24, Toronto. Photo: Associates Mary & Heather Black.

Mary Black


Job Spot (When responding please mention the GCM Newsletter)

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Production Coordinator (Catalogue) is responsible for the full production management of projects assigned to them to ensure that the project is kept on schedule from the start to the delivery of the materials to printer. Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar capacity in a pre-press production environment. Contact Rebecca Rogers, St. Joseph Content, Pi Media. (Received November 6)

ENVY ADVERTISING seeking individual who is naturally creative and has the technical skills to formulate ideas. Responsibility to design and maintain the website, and design our client’s brochures on a regular basis. ContactAbhishek Arora (Received October 31)

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Full time. Understanding prepress operations and printing productions: impositioning skills. Proficient on professional printing software including Adobe CS3, Corel Draw, MS Office, QuarkXpress. Strong skills on coordinating a high volume of varied daily printing jobs. Good communications skills. To apply please send an application to: coloroutput@gmail.com. (Received October 30)

CGS TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST To perform pre/post sales support of CGS ORIS software applications to include customer and dealer training. – Provide telephone, email and web-based support for ORIS software suites. – Prepare color matched proofs and sample requests per Sales and Dealer requests – Test, document and report functionality of new software developments. Requirements: Education: 4-year degree required, preferably in Graphics Communications or similar field of study. Experience with Raster Image Processors (RIP) required. Previous Experience – Color Management, Customer Service and/or Prepress/Printing related internships. Contact Heath Luetkens (Received 31 October)

SALES Entry level opening for a Sales Representative (outside sales, calling on printing companies) and an opening for an internal Sales Coordinator. Contact Robert J. (Bob) Nixon, Bottcher Canada Ltd. (Received 2 October)

XEROX Xerox Global Services has several positions available at different levels. The Account Operations Manager is responsible for assisting the XGS Business Manager by planning, directing and coordinating the total operations of the account. Account Associates work on meeting client needs.  Xerox is looking for individuals with a university degree and relevant experience.  Interested candidates can forward their resume to resumes@xerox.com (Received October)

COLOR MANGEMENT SPECIALIST The color management specialist is responsible for delivering high quality 1st and 2nd level support to GMG Americas customers and the dealer channel. The position requires independent problem resolving and time management skills. The specialist will assist in projects to ensure GMG Americas’ success in the market and will be the key person responsible for advanced color issues including technical sales support, trial installations, demonstrations, sample production and customer support. The full time position will require up to 50% travel but the employee will be based in the GMG Americas office in Hingham, MA. Hands on color management experience required. Pressroom background is a strong plus. Contact Sarah Cambel (Received 26 September)

WEB AND MULTIMEDIA Full time job position @ University of Toronto – Mississauga campus. Web and Multimedia Communications Officer. Experience with Dreamweaver, HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, ImageReady, Publisher, Cascading Style Sheets and the Microsoft Office Suite is required. Please forward resumes to: uoft.careers@utoronto.ca (Received 26 September)

PRINT AND PROCUREMENT COORDINATOR Salary: $65,444.00 – $83,544.00 per annum. Customer and Client Services. If you are a highly organized individual with experience in publishing and procurement, consider an opportunity with the Ministry of Government Services, Service Ontario Publications, as a Print and Procurement Coordinator. You will: support the printing function by recommending appropriate prepress, print and binding methods, monitoring product quality and vendor performance; coordinate all procurement activities related to printing, binding, warehousing and distribution including development of technical specifications and rate bid forms, evaluations, and contract finalization; assist partner ministries in the life-cycle planning activities for the initial and ongoing production and revision of publications. (Received September 26)


Diary Dates

Nov 11, Guest Lecture, In defense of magazines – why they matter in a digital age? Sarah Fulford, Editor-in-Chief, Toronto Life Magazine, 6 pm, ENG103, 245 Church St. All welcome. Further details

Nov 22 -24, Print World 2008, Direct Energy Centre, Toronto

Dec 7-9, PIA/GATF Color Management Conference, Dr Rich Adams presenting on color measurement

Feb 19, 2009, JDF Education Event – CIP4 and Ryerson University Online registration and program

Mar 5, 2009, GCM Annual Job Fair- for employers to recruit GCM graduating students and/or summer coop intern students. Contact Taras Karpiuk.


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Interested in receiving this newsletter? The newsletter keeps you informed of events and issues related to Ryerson’s School of Graphic Communications Management. All junk mail is filtered. Enroll to receive this newsletter by sending ane-mail to us, or if you do not wish to receive this newsletter please reply with unsubscribe in the subject line. Best wishes to all our alumni and supporters out there. Please drop me a line – we love to hear from you.

Abhay Sharma
Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management
e-mail sharma@ryerson.ca

Alumni Representatives
Jamie McLeod GCM 00 jamie@jamiemcleod.com 
Stewart Nam GCM 00 stewart.nam@gmail.com

 

 

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Newsletter
 School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto 
September 2008

Welcome to the September, 2008 newsletter. Our newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. In this issue we return to school after the summer break with start of term activities and news of some major new equipment donations. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage. We do not want to spam you, so if you do not wish to receive this newsletter please e-mail us to unsubscribe. Welcome to the exciting 2008-09 academic year!


Thomas Sprinzing

Ryerson welcomes new faculty member

Prof Thomas Sprinzing joins us on a 1-year Limited Term Faculty position from Germany and is teaching classes in printing processes and press operations. Thomas joins us from the Stuttgart Media University (Hochschule der Medien) and will spend a year in Toronto bringing experience of ISO and FOGRA reference printing conditions and JDF implementation in the bindery. The Stuttgart school offers a full range of printing programs including a unique course in “German-Chinese Studies in Printing Technology”. We welcome Thomas and hope he can cope with the cold winter predicted this year. Thomas replaces Associate Professor Ian Baitz who is on sabbatical. Picture shows Thomas in the ink lab with third-year students Marta Wadja and Lissa Davey. Ryerson continues to have an active exchange program with Stuttgart, three students have come to Toronto this semester, and Prof Michael Murphy will go to Stuttgart for one year.


New 4-colour Heidelberg PM74

Basement Floor Lowering the Press Good sheetsHeidelberg Canada have replaced our DI and 2-colour GTO with a 4-colour, perfecting Printmaster 74. This summer we cut a hole in the floor of the loading dock to take out the two smaller presses and bring in the new press. We started by creating a reinforced concrete slab in our basement, originally 12″ deep, but later, due to the “soft” ground extending this to a depth of 16″. The process was not without incidence, at one point we had 4 fire engines due to dust that set off the fire alarms. With rapid drying cement our floor was ready by mid-summer and on 30 July, our new press was lowered in, a station at a time. By the end of August, Heidelberg had completed the installation and we were pulling our first press sheets, Peter Roehrig is shown with students Stephanie Macintosh and Shawn Peters. The press is up and running and we are excited to be able to conduct research and teaching in all aspects of sheet-fed printing. Heidelberg continues to be a leader in investing in education and training across Canada and across the world. WE THANK RICHARD ARMSTRONG, HEIDELBERG CANADA FOR HIS INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE OF THE CANADIAN PRINT COMMUNITY. We applaud the commitment that Heidelberg has shown to us and other educators across Canada.


Phoenix Flexo Challenge, April 27-30, Dallas, TX

 ru juiced?

Prof Ian Baitz (right of photo) led a team of students to the Phoenix Challenge College Competition in Dallas, Texas on April 26. The competition coincided with the FFTA’s Flexo Forum and INFO*Flex exhibition. The Phoenix Challenge is normally a high school competition, but this year it was also offered at the college level. The challenge called upon students to create a specific flexo-based product and to complete design, prepress and prototype tasks. The team created an all natural energy drink in a TetraPrisma aseptic package with the theme r u juiced? The theme had double meaning “r u juiced” could mean “Are You” or “Ryerson University”. It is useful to note that some of the students started their careers at Gordon Graydon High School. The event has been featured in PrintAction’s FlexoAction magazine (Vol 1, Number 5). From left to right – Keri Maclellan, Nathan Plavnick, Emad Chibli (now at Schawk Canada), Saleh Abdel-Motaal, Nathan Witt, and Prof Ian Baitz. The students formed the only Canadian college team and were supported by the CFTC, Schawk, Gordon Graydon and other industry colleagues. Congratulations to Prof Baitz and his team.


Xerox Canada makes digital donation

Xerox

August 25, 2008 – Xerox Canada today announced the donation of a Docucolor 7000 digital press to the School of Graphic Communications Management. This is the first digital press to be donated to the school, a necessary addition to teach students modern digital printing techniques such as on-demand and 1:1 printing. Student training on the Docucolor 7000 will begin immediately. The School will use the device for testing, research and teaching of VDP technologies such as XMPie. Pictured, from left: Dr Daniel Doz, Dean, Faculty of Communication & Design; Dr Abhay Sharma, Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management; and Tom Oldfield, Vice President, Graphic Communications, Xerox Canada.


GCM uses Xinet WebNative

The School is pleased to announce the addition of Xinet WebNative Suite as part of our learning environment, made possible by the generous donation of software by Xinet Inc., and set up and support from Lance Doty at Syncron CyberKare. Xinet WebNative is an industry-leading digital asset management environment that facilitates the collection, access, production, distribution and archiving of graphic media for advertising, publishing and corporate communications. With the Xinet WebNative Suite, GCM students will learn how to manage, store, distribute and archive assets in an environment indicative of real-life industry applications. Prof Jason Lisi coordinated this gift with Lance Doty. We thank them all for this valuable contribution to our program.

Xinet WebNative

Xinet Logo


2008 Salary

Destinations for graduating class of 2008

During the summer, we surveyed the graduating class of 2008. 47 students have provided details of their “first destination”. The majority of the class is earning in the bracket $41-45K per annum. Students from the graduating class have gone to medium and large printers in all locations including Toronto, Vancouver and Chicago. The positions range from estimating to production coordination, CSR and project manager, sales and marketing. If you haven’t already, please register your first destination details with us. This helps us understand the market and also advise future generations of GCM students. And remember – we do not share your details with anyone. If you are an employer and are looking for a graduate drop us a line so your advertisement can be posted in the next newsletter. GCM grades 2008: please post your first job details through the survey form.


Acuity Eco-Sustainability Scholarship

Tom Menard from Acuity has pledged $25,000 to establish the Acuity Eco-Sustainability solutions award. There will be one annual award of $5,000 over a period of five years. The idea/innovation should be sustainable, technically feasible and take a systems view to improving the current environmental situation. Acuity in Richmond Hill has worked with the School on many projects, providing mentorship and printing resources to faculty and students. GCM alumni Konrad Okoniewski (right) works at Acuity developing internal protocols for sustainable printing. We are very excited to have begun to address the issues affecting our planet. Thank you Acuity and thank you Art Seto and Jason Lisi for coordinating this award.

Acuity


Prof Rich Adams presents in Valencia, Spain

Dr Adams presented a paper entitled “Profiling Eco-solvent Inkjet Printers” at the 35th International Research Conference for Advances in Printing and Media Technologies in Valencia, Spain, 7-9 September. IARIGAI supports research in the information, media and graphic arts industries and brings together scientists and researchers from all areas of the paper and printing industry. The keynote speech was delivered by Dr Helmut Kipphan. Ryerson University has recently joined IARIGAI and Chair Abhay Sharma gave a short presentation summarizing the research being done at GCM. Ryerson University has offered to host this conference in 2010. Does your company want to become involved and sponsor this event in 2010 in Toronto? ContactAbhay Sharma.

Dr Rich Adams


Fujifilm Interns

Summer internship program with Fujifilm

Internship is a required part of the GCM program and is completed in the summer between the student’s third and fourth year. We had 84 companies hiring our students this summer. Students Denise Delos Santos, Jillian Michaels and Sarah Fenwick spent the summer at Fujifilm Graphic Systems in Mississauga. Tony Karg, Business Development Director for Fujifilm interviewed the students at our Job Fair and then planned a training program in different parts of his business. In general, students worked all over the country from Transcontinental in Owen Sound to Xerox on Bloor Street. Do you want to hire a GCM summer intern/coop student? Contact Taras Karpiuk to be part of the internship program, and thank you to all the printers and suppliers who hired our students this summer.


Shenouda Junior goes to law school

Dad Adel Shenouda is president of Carlton Taylor Graphics, a medium size commercial printer in North York. Adel has been a long time supporter of GCM, helping us with student publications on their manroland and Heidelberg presses. Son Shadi Shenouda (left of picture) completed the GCM program in 2006 and went to implement MIS and estimating systems at Pacific Bindery in Vancouver. This year Shadi had a new calling and has left for Albany Law School in New York to read for a JD degree in international law and IP. Shadi has been serving on the Projects Advisory Board of the Canadian Printing Industry Sector Council. We wish the Shenouda family well and thank them for their continued support for the school. Contact Adel Shenouda.

Shadi Shenouda

Scott Millward receives RIT Scholarship

2008 GCM graduate Scott Millward moved to the US this month to study full-time on the MS Print Media program at Rochester Institute of Technology. Scott, originally from Hamilton, completed his GRE exams and was admitted to the RIT Master’s program, receiving a $10,000 scholarship. The $10K scholarship, started by RIT Chair Pat Sorce, is awarded to a student that Ryerson University nominates. The scholarship was started this year, and Scott is the first recipient of this award. Scott will be working with Dr Scott Williams at RIT on a project relating to optical brighteners and UV fluorescence in printing and proofing papers. Good luck to Scott for a successful research career. Have you considered the RIT MS program? It is available part-time and full-time. Contact Scott Millward if you want to find out what it is like for a Canadian to study in the US.


The new school year

First Year

Like other schools in the Faculty, GCM continues to enjoy strong enrolment. For the 2008-09 school year we accepted 131/816 – 131 students accepted from 816 applications. This healthy ratio is due to our job placement, and practical hands-on, technology based course that is continuing to attract more and more students. When students arrive on campus we try and make them welcome. Senior student Rob LeClair and staff member Taras Karpiuk organized a number of social activities and pizza events. In the activity shown in the picture, the partner behind feeds the front partner a drink. To add to the interest yellow blindfolds were used. This was certainly one way to break the ice! GCM students also won the Ryerson Parade and Picnic on Toronto Islands. See full story.


Abhay Sharma

Sharma receives prestigious NSERC Grant

Chair Abhay Sharma has received an NSERC Discovery Grant entitled “Quantification of Colour in Imaging Systems”. The amount awarded is $81,650 over 5 years. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) is part of the Canadian government and provides grants for research in the natural sciences and engineering. Green grass, blue skies and skin tones are important in colour reproduction, which is why they are included in the Macbeth ColorChecker target (left). The project will look at the accuracy of colours in the imaging chain from capture to reproduction. One focus of the research is the accuracy and measurement of soft proofing systems. Sharma is currently reviewing the colorimetry from screen to proof of Kodak MVP, ICS Remote Director, CGS Softproof and DALiM DiALOGUE.


Drupa

one world- one drupa

The world’s largest print show, Drupa, is held every four years in Düsseldorf, Germany. This year a team of five Ryerson profs attended the show that ran for 14 days from 29 May – 11 June 2008. The fair hosted 1,971 exhibitors from 52 countries. The huge halls housed all the latest equipment from offset presses to inkjet production printing and JDF demonstrations. The team took the opportunity, while in Germany to visit and make guest presentations at the Stuttgart Media University. While in Stuttgart the team enjoyed home hospitality with Martin’s sister who lives in the town. If you want the Drupa tune in your head, click on the audio link. Pictured left to right are Chris Kular, Abhay Sharma, Ian Baitz, Manfred Breede and Martin Habekost.

Drupa Audio


IPA Digital Print Forum

Drs Martin Habekost and Abhay Sharma recently completed a study that provides a snapshot of the status of digital print production devices. The IPA Digital Print Forum was a series of experiments that were conducted using output from different digital presses. As a control, the same imagery was printed on a Heidelberg XL 105 sheet-fed offset press. The following systems were reviewed– Heidelberg (XL 105), Kodak (Nexpress S3000), HP Indigo 3050, HP Indigo 5000, HP Indigo 5500, Konica-Minolta (bizhub PRO C6500), Punch Graphix (Xeikon 6000 and 8000) and Xerox with the iGen3. The test included colour gamut, spot colours, rub resistance, fading, cracking, de-inking, resolution, etc. Print samples from the different digital presses are included in a 46-page Digital Print Forum report, distributed at the IPA Technical Conference in Chicago, April 22-24, 2008. Buy the report or see an online summary of the results at Graphic Arts Online.

IPA Digital Print


Manfred Breede

Prof Breede publishes new book

The Brave New World of Publishing: The Symbiotic Relationship Between Printing and Book Publishing is a new book by Manfred Breede available atAmazon. This 200 page text was published by Chandos Publishing in August, 2008. The book is aimed at publishers, librarians, printers, communications professionals and anyone who has an interest in the past, present and future of the printed book. A large part of the book concentrates on digital printing and the amazon.com phenomenon. Prof Breede is the author of both the 1st and the 2nd editions of the bookHandbook of Graphic Arts Equations. Prof Breede was supported in this project by a publication grant from Ryerson University’s Faculty of Communication and Design. Contact Manfred Breede for further details.


Graphic Arts Magazine

Prof Natalia Gilewicz – Associate Editor

Prof Natalia Gilewicz has assumed the role of Associate Editor of Graphic Arts Magazine. Natalia writes, “as you continue to read from month to month, you’re likely to notice some changes—all positive I hope. We will continue to try to add content that is informative and useful. My formula is derived from my senior biology class—we always KISS (keep it simple, stupid). My aim is powerful content with less reading, because who has time these days?” Prof Gilewicz has been writing for the magazine for several issues. After graduating from Ryerson’s Graphic Communications Management program, she moved into sales, only to find herself back at Ryerson a short while later. Ryerson is pleased with Natalia’s new role and publisher Joe Mulcahy is ecstatic to have Natalia on board. Contact Natalia if you have ideas for articles.


Frank McPherson “Spirit of Youth” Award

Frank and Sylvia McPherson have established two $1000 awards for GCM students. The award is called The “Frank McPherson Spirit of Youth Award” and will be presented to students who overcome personal challenges and successfully graduate. The award will continue for a five year period and has been established to honour Frank’s 50 years in the print industry. Frank has worked with the School in areas of VDP and is shown here hiring summer interns Caeley Onsy and Cecilia Gatere to work at his company, Custom Data Imaging. Profs Chris Kular and Art Seto coordinated the award with the McPhersons. We thank Frank for his continued involvement with GCM.

Frank McPherson


Carnival Glory

Prof Art Seto Teaches Fellow Teachers

Prof Art Seto joined a group of fellow printing industry teachers from North America for the 83rd Annual Conference of the International Association of Graphic Arts Educators (IGAEA), July 26 – August 2. The IGAEA conference was held aboard the Carnival Glory which cruised from Cape Canaveral to Mexico, Hondurus and the Carribean. Prof Seto’s presentation to fellow university and high school colleagues was on how to teach environmental management to print and graphic arts students. We thank the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) for providing travel funding. See more photos of the cruise.



GCM foyer – press refurbishment

The GCM foyer proudly displays an early Heidelberg press. Built in 1928 and donated by Heidelberg Canada in 2003, it had been a show piece in our foyer for the last five years. Unfortunately the elements have taken their toll on it’s exposed metal surfaces. The Heidelberg Platen press was recently placed on a pallet and taken away. V.A. Tech Ltd. took it to their shop for refurbishing. After months of polishing and chroming we are pleased to have our frontispiece returned this month. Although this is a static display we do have a working model in our instrumentation lab downstairs. Story courtesy Peter Roehrig.

Windmill Press


Job Spot (When responding please mention the GCM Newsletter)

TWO POSITIONS – SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE AND ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE. You have been selling design, printing, mailing or inventory management services for at least 3 years, less for the account rep. You have a client base and existing prospects. You enjoy the challenge of business development. You like measuring your performance and exceeding your targets. You have a University degree in Graphic Communications, business, marketing or experience working in marketing. If you are interested in a rewarding career selling marketing and communications solutions, please forward your resume to: salescareer@informco.com (Received 22 September)

ACCOUNT OPERATIONS MANAGER Individual is responsible for assisting the XGS Business Manager by planning, directing and coordinating the total operations of the account. The Account Operations Manager is responsible for managing the budget and P&L for the assigned account(s). The Account Operations Manager assists the XGS Business Manager in generating revenue and seeking additional business opportunities. Xerox is looking for someone with a university degree and relevant experience. Interested candidates can forward their resume toxeroxcareers@xerox.com Please reference “Ryerson AOM posting” in your subject line. (Received 16 September)

JUNIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER Fujifilm is looking for candidates that are willing and flexible to experiment with sales tactics and approaches. Geographically based territory sales role (Great her Toronto area) supporting all equipment (CtP/Wide format inkjet/Digital Printing) and consumable products Fujifilm sells with very good income potential. Sales role with 1-5+ years experience, is looking for a stable, strong company with solid management who invest heavily in continuous improvement and employee professional development. Contact Tony Karg (Received 8 September)

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO Production Coordinator. Working under the general supervision of the Production Manager, the incumbent will coordinate the production of approximately half of all new books as well as all reprints. Knowledge of typesetting, printing, and design procedures, along with the ability to juggle many projects under conflicting deadline pressures is required. Proficiency with publishing-related software such as InDesign and Acrobat Professional preferred. Contact Human Resources (Received 20 August)

PHOTOBOOK CANADA is looking for a part-time production coordinator. Photobook Canada is the nation’s fastest growing organization across the country specializing in personalized premium quality photo books. Our working hours are flexible, between 9 a.m.–5 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Run files through Adobe Acrobat and preflight, if necessary. To apply for this position send your CV to hr@photobookcanada.com. (Received 26 August from GCM alumni Amanda Facciolo)

MARKETING The Canadian Printing Industry Sector Council (CPISC) is looking for a candidate to fill a full time Marketing-Communications Officer position. The position is a full time position commencing immediately. Need someone who has contacts with the industry and knowledge of the industry. This is a senior position and at least 5-10 years experience in the field is necessary. The salary range is $70-80,000 per annum. Contact Marie Eveline. (Received 22 July).

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Custom Data Imaging in Markham is looking for a full-time Production Coordinator to start in August. Suitable for a graduate. Contact GCM alumni Janet Mak, Custom Data Imaging Corporation. (Received July 10)


Diary Dates

Oct 1, 2008, GCM Press Inauguration and Open House, 5.00 – 7.00 pm, 125 Bond Street (View invitation)

Oct 26-29, Graph Expo, Chicago, Abhay Sharma to present soft proofing seminar (Seminar program)

Nov 22 -24, Print World 2008, Direct Energy Centre, Toronto

Dec 7-9, PIA/GATF Color Management Conference, Dr Rich Adams presenting on color measurement

Feb 19, 2009, JDF Education Event – CIP4 and Ryerson University (View 2008 program)


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Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto 
January 2008

Welcome to the January, 2008 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. In this issue we return to school after the winter break with start of term activities and news of upcoming JDF event, Colloquium and Job Fair. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage. We do not want to spam you, so if you do not wish to receive this newsletter please e-mail us to unsubscribe. We hope you enjoy this update.

Upcoming Events

Feb 6, 2008 GCM Annual Colloquium: Unwrapping Innovations in Packaging

Feb 12, 2008 Graphic Communications Management Day – Tour for High School Students

Feb 19, 2008 JDF Education Event – CIP4 and Ryerson University

Feb 21, 2008 Magazines Canada Innovation Symposium – Full-day professional education seminar,Register Online

March 6, 2008, Annual Recruitment Job Fair, Register Online


JDF Works

Register Now – Ryerson/CIP4 JDF Event – Feb 19

The CIP4 organization and Ryerson University will hold a “JDF Education Event” in Toronto on Tuesday, 19 February 2008. This one-day program will cover all aspects of print process automation and describe the format of this new electronic “job ticket”. The JDF Education Event was “sold out” in 2007, and is back by popular demand. Speakers include James Harvey (CIP4), Mark Wilton (Kodak) and Dr Mark Bohan (PIA/GATF). The event is sponsored by AGFA, Kodak and Avanti. Adobe and Heidelberg will also be represented. Speakers will identify the benefits of JDF-enabled process automation experienced by small and medium sized commercial offset printers, publishers and prepress professionals. Cost $25 or $10 for students/educators. For registration and complete program details go tohttp://ryerson.eventbrite.com/.


Course Union Festive Breakfast & Ski Trip

The course union continues to organize seasonal events including a ski trip, pub crawl and a festive breakfast. During the festive season, course union representatives served coffee, hot chocolate, cakes and made-to-order pancakes in the GCM foyer. The next event on the agenda is the annual ski trip to Quebec. The course union will organize a visit to Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, staying in 4 person condos, from 17-20 February. The price is $320 per person which includes transportation via coach, 3 nights lodging, and lift pass. Photo shows Zeena Yassi, Pam Reyes and Emad Chibli making pancakes to order. Contact Rob Leclair for details of the ski trip.

Course Union

Konrad Okoniewski

Featured Alumni – Konrad Okoniewski

Graduate of 2007, Konrad Okoniewski is working at Acuity Innovative Solutions, a high-end printer in Richmond Hill, Toronto. Acuity has many accounts including Coke and Sony. Konrad does everything from taking the order through production, gaining FSC certification, large format printing, etc. Photo shows Konrad in front of a Kodak NexPress – the shop represents a growing trend where offset presses and digital printing are being used together to meet customer needs. We are proud to see Konrad build a successful career in graphic communications. Congratulations to Konrad and all the other GCM grads this newsletter reaches. Can we feature you in our next issue? Contact Abhay Sharma.


CPIA Annual Convention, Nov 6-8, Westin Bristol Place, Toronto

The CPIA Annual Convention “Expand Print Opportunities” was held in Toronto in November. Tony Gagliano of St Joseph Communications was the keynote speaker and is shown here meeting with Abhay Sharma and CPISTF scholarship winners Jamie Mace and Ruth Tupe. At the Awards evening gala, past GCM Chair Mary Black received the CPIA Honourary Life Membership award, “granted by the Association, as an expression of its appreciation for distinguished services to the industry”. One of the key conference presentations was made by Prof Chris Kular on the benefits of JDF and workflow automation in press and prepress. We thank Bob Elliott, President, CPIA and Don Gain, Harmony Printing for their continued support. Ryerson was a silver sponsor of the event.

CPIA



Colloquium

Colloquium: Unwrapping Innovations in Packaging, February 6, 2008

The GCM 3rd year class presents their 2008 Colloquium: Unwrapping Innovations in Packaging. This year’s event brings excitement and knowledge to both professionals, as well as students in the packaging industry. There are limited gold sponsor opportunities available, so don’t delay, act now. Remember these are your future employees. The speakers include James Downham, Packaging Association of Canada, Henry Laszutko, Toronto CCL Label, and Peter Lewis, EskoArtwork. If you are interested in being a part of this event, visit us at www.ui08.com, for further information and also for registration. We can’t wait to see you all there!


Graphics Canada

Graphics Canada Trade Show, Nov 8-10, Toronto

On Friday November 9, GCM halted all classes, we closed the school and took 400 faculty and students to Canada’s largest graphic arts and printing show at the International Centre, Toronto. GCM students were also working the booths helping exhibitors deal with technology and sales questions. You could find our 3rd and 4th year students working at, for example, Print Action, Komori K-North, Spicers, 5000cards, etc. Pictured are first year students moving through the exhibit halls that included wide format and sign printing, flexo and converting, mailing and fulfillment, and a “Design City”. We thank Graphics CanadaShow Manager Dan Mustata for accommodating the visitors from our school.


Developments on Campus

GCM has new signage at the top of our building. The campus has sported 5 new “RU” signs visible from all of the major intersections on campus. The new sign for GCM was installed on 9 January during a particularly blustery day. The sign has been placed in the top corner of our building and has automatic back-lit illumination at night. There are many new additions across campus – including purchase of Sam’s, a small office building at 110 Bond Street, and a parking lot on the west side of Church Street north of Dundas and the former Future Shop retail outlet adjacent to Sam’s. The total value of the four properties is $40 million. See news item below.

RU Sign


Graduate Brochure

Annual Graduate Brochure

An annual ritual at GCM is planning, laying out, proof reading, pre-flighting and fund raising for a show piece project called the Graduate Brochure. The theme this year is a high-end fashion magazine, each graduate is featured on their own page where they create a vision of their future career. The students were allowed to interpret the theme any way they wanted…”You can say how you see yourself like in the future…and how you will be awesome!”. Final year students found funding, a printer and gained sponsorship via advertisements. The printed piece is very impressive. Congratulations to the whole class, and a special mention to project managers, Alex Pokras and Melissa Elia. For a copy of the publication contact Alex or Melissa.


Annual Awards Night

Bob Elliott, CPIA was the master of ceremonies at the annual awards evening celebrating the academic achievements of our students in 2007. Over $40,000 in scholarship money was awarded to our outstanding students. 120 parents and industry guests attended this event co-hosted with the OPIA on November 14. A last minute room booking conflict meant that the event was held in the GCM foyer, the cozy environment served to reinforce the GCM family feeling! It was fantastic to see so many recent graduates and industry friends at this event. Does your company want to sponsor an award? Would you like to invest in the future of the Canadian printing industry? If so please contact Abhay SharmaPhoto: Peter Roehrig with “graduates” from his special Printing 101 class.

Peter Roehrig

Rye SERT

Mock Disaster Exercise

A mock disaster exercise took place on the Ryerson campus on Friday, Nov 9th. The disaster exercise simulated a tiered response to a mass casualty incident and allowed members of RyeSERT – The Ryerson Student Emergency Response Team – to hone their triage and incident command skills. The exercise involved lots of “ketchup blood” and was held in conjunction with Toronto Emergency Medical Services whose paramedics were on hand to evaluate the exercise and provide feedback. GCM student Gabriel Lazdins (not shown in photo) is the equipment officer for this organization and helped coordinate the gory event! This activity is just one example of how GCM students contribute to our community. Contact Gabriel for further details.


Frank Romano

An Audience with Frank

The inimitable Frank Romano was in Toronto on December 5, speaking at the DIA Christmas Lunch. After the meeting, Frank visited Ryerson University and toured the GCM facilities. During the visit Frank spent time with GCM students and explored career opportunities at RIT, and discussed recent developments in digital printing. Frank leaves for Drupa in January as he is traveling by the new Queen Victoria cruise liner. Pictured in the GCM boardroom with Frank are from left to right students Scott Millward, Eden Kim, Nathan Witt, and Mateusz Serwin.


WhatTheyThink

Effective Education: Blending Academia with Real-World Experience

Cary Sherburne from WhatTheyThink.com recently interviewed two leading schools who have graphic communications programs to find out what they are doing in regard to working with company donations and gifts The two schools interviewed were Ryerson University in Toronto and University of Wisconsin-Stout. Both programs are working hard to deliver the most current and relevant experience possible for their graduates. Cary writes “Sharma chairs the only dedicated graphic communications school in Canada and graduates 90 to 100 students from the program each year. He tells me that 100% of Ryerson’s graphic communications graduates enter the industry as they begin their careers.” Prof Chris Kular recently supervised an EDSF grant.Two of his students, Cayleigh Nichols and Diana Brown discuss their JDF research project.View interview at WhatTheyThink.


IAHPC

IAPHC Chai Tse Education Event

The Toronto Chapter of the IAPHC hosted the Chia Tse Memorial Award educational dinner on January 23rd at Oakham House, Ryerson University. The IAPHC recognized students from Ryerson University, Humber College, Eva’s Phoenix, and Ontario Graphic Communications Training Centre. The guest speaker at the event was Doug Picklyk, Editor, Canadian Printer who had just returned from a pre-Drupa media briefing in Germany. The Ryerson recipient was 4th year student Diana Brown. Her award was presented by Prof Chris Kular who also remembered Chai Tse, in whose honour this award is made. Attending the evening were Associate Dean Gillian Mothersill, and faculty members Abhay Sharma and Natalia Gilewicz. Pictured are left to right, Doug Picklyk, Diana Brown, Chris Kular.


Gordon Graydon Flexo Open House

Prof Ian Baitz and a team from GCM attended the Gordon Graydon Flexo Day on December 14. The career day is an annual event and this year guests included Mark Cisternino, FTA, Bettylyn Kraft, Phoenix Challenge, Wally Petrac, PAC Ron Schroder, CFTC and companies including Schawk, Williamson, Sun Chemical, Keating and Mohawk College. Peter Belanger is the flexo teacher at Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School and we admire the work Peter does in preparing students for a future in flexography. The program is now a regional program accessible to all Peel board students. Photo shows GCM Prof Ian Baitz talking to students at Gordon Graydon High School.

Gordon Graydon


iPod

GCM student wins iPod in University Survey

For the first time at Ryerson, in Fall 2007, students were able to evaluate their profs online. And for the first time, they were able to add comments to the survey. As an incentive, when students completed each survey, they were automatically entered into a draw to win one of five iPod Nanos. The draw took place on November 28, 2007. One of the lucky winners was Dermot Covel, 1st year GCM student (back right) showing here with other lucky winners and Vice Provost Michael Dewson. Photo courtesy Ryerson University.


Sam's

Ryerson acquires Sam the Record Man

Ryerson University has acquired Sam the Record Man’s former location at the corner of Yonge and Gould Streets, and three additional properties in order to provide space for programs and services urgently needed by students. Ryerson has purchased the Sam’s property directly from the Sniderman family. Photo shows President Sheldon Levy (centre) and Ryerson students Gwen Elliot (left) and Sharon Ng (right). Photo courtesy Ryerson University. Official announcement.


Ryerson wins MBA Games

The 2008 MBA Games was hosted by McMaster University, 3-5 January. The event brought together more than 500 students representing 14 Canadian business schools all vying for the Queen’s Cup in three competitive categories: academic, athletic and spirit. The Ryerson team consisted of 38 full- and part-time students from the MBA/MMSc in the Management of Technology and Innovation. Our own Prof Natalia Gilewicz is a student in this new MBA program and is shown here celebrating the win (and hiding her bruises received in basketball). “Our first place finish at the 2008 MBA Games is indisputable proof of the abilities and dedication of the Ryerson MBA and MMSc students and their faculty leaders,” said Wendy Cukier, Associate Dean Academic, Ted Rogers School of Management.

MBA Games


Job Spot (When responding please mention the GCM Newsletter)

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR Working with the Design Studio, Strategy Department and the President, you are responsible for effective daily workflow management and all necessary scheduling, estimating, creative planning and accuracy of proofing final files for suppliers. If you can deliver passion, quality, accuracy and service with integrity, good judgment and enthusiasm, we want to meet you. Email a letter of interest and your CV to jw@belladonnacom.com (Received 24 January)

ESTIMATING Printing Company in the Jane and 400 area is looking for a student in the printing program for Avanti estimating. Avanti estimating experience a must, students in there 3rd year of university required. Implementation and application of Avanti software. Print knowledge an asset. We are looking for both part time and full time students to start in the summer of 2008. Please fax resume to 416-740-3369 Attention Joe. (Received 23 January)

PRINT PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Sun Printing is a commercial / trade printing company with digital, sheet fed and cold set web printing presses located in Downsview Ontario. The Print Production Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the workflow of printing production in every department. 2 to 5 years previous work experience in print production including project management and scheduling experience. To apply for this position please e-mail or fax your resume to: paulkim@sun-printing.com Fax: 416 736-1222 (Received 22 January)

PREPRESS TECHNICIAN We are looking for a prepress technician capable of working on both Mac & PC.  Ideal candidates must have experience in working with AGFA Apogee X, Preps, Imposition, Pitstop, Corel, Adobe CS, Quark. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years experience and a strong education and understanding in a prepress working environment. (3rd or 4th year GCM Students are welcome to apply).  This prepress technician position is a technical job that does not require any aspirations to become a graphic designer. To apply for this position please e-mail or fax your resume to: paulkim@sun-printing.com Fax: 416 736-1222 (Received 22 January)

WEBSITE DESIGNER I am looking to hire a student to design/program our company website. I am leaning towards part-time, however would like to have the option of attaining information on full-time candidates as well. Please find below my contact information. If you require further information, please feel free to contact me anytime. 134 Adelaide St. East, Suite 208 Toronto, Art Lampa Email: alampa@isitemarketing.com (Received 17 January)

PRODUCTION Entire Imaging Solutions Inc. is a leading reprographic/digital imaging provider focusing on the architectural, engineering and the construction industry. Entire Imaging Solutions Inc. is looking for part-time and full-time candidates in the following areas: production, customer service and sales. If you are interested in submitting your resume, please feel free to contact Jeannette Faria at 905-673-2000 ext. 232 or via e-mail at jfaria@entireimaging.com. (Received 14 January)

PRODUCTION MANAGER 52 Pick-up Inc. Strategic Design & Communications Seeks Full-Time Production Manager. The candidate must be proactive and able to work under pressure. Proficiency in Quark, Excel and Word required. Degree in Graphic Communications Management preferred. Duties include preparing quotes, liaise with vendors, acquire material samples, file and specification verification before the release of final artwork, proof printer/media proofs, maintain client brand standards, and ensure smooth translation from artwork, proofs, to timely delivery and installation. Please forward a resume to Jennifer@52pick-up.com by January 18, 2008. (Received 10 January)

PRINT COORDINATOR Merrill Corporation Canada is an industry leader supporting our clients’ financial printing requirements nationally and internationally on a 24/7 basis. Our downtown Toronto office has an immediate opening for a Print Coordinator working 2nd shift.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter, including your salary expectations, by email to resumescdn@merrillcorp.com. No agencies, please. Thank you to all applicants although only chosen candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please. (Received 10 Jan)

PROJECT COORDINATOR with Lithocolor Services. Looking for an enthusiastic individual with a positive attitude and great people skills. Must be well organized, efficient and proactive with an understanding of preress, print and bindery. Contact Chris Rogers. (Received 7 Jan)

PREPRESS SYSTEMS Looking for a prepress system admin. Someone who knows workflow systems, DAM systems, printing etc, and can work with clients. Contact Ashok Saini, Director, Premedia ISC, Transcontinental Printing sainia@transcontinental.ca (Received 4 January)

PROJECT COORDINATOR/CSR required by Peel Graphics, Brampton. Project Coordinator required for busy commercial printer.  Must have a minimum of 4 years experience in similar environment. Duties include reviewing estimates, docket writing, reviewing & checking proofs. Detail oriented, well organized, and proactive with an emphasis on customer service and COMMUNICATION. Excellent computer skills a must. Please submit resume towcomishen@peelgraphics.com. (Received 3 January)

SOLUTIONS SPECIALIST at Bowne in Toronto responsible for identifying client and stakeholder needs, and translating these into profitable product requirements. Post-secondary degree, preferably in Graphic Communications or related experience as a Business Analyst, or Project Manager will be considered. Contact Mike Bujold or Nikki Eftekhari. (Received 3 January)

TWO POSITIONS at MPH Graphics Inc., a full-service commercial printing company located in Markham. CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE to liaise with sales, customers and production. ESTIMATOR AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT to interface with customers in the administration, communication and preparation of accurate and timely job cost estimates. Both positions require a post secondary education with 3-5 years’ commercial print experience, excellent interpersonal and communication skills together with strong initiative, multi-tasking, computer and mathematical capabilities. Please forward your resume along with a cover letter by January 24, 2008 in confidence to hr@mphgraphics.com. (Received 3 January)

MARKETING SALES Sample Services Clerk/Resource Centre Clerk Location: Coast Paper Toronto – 200 Galcat Drive, Vaughan. Reporting to Marketing Manager to provide designers, commercial printers, or ad agencies with samples, dummies or mock-ups. Provide customers, as required, with suggestions on product for specific applications. Mary Huang, Marketing Coordinator mhuang@coastpaper.com (Received 19 December)

PRICING ANALYST Bowne of Canada Monday to Friday – Day Shift With Bowne offices in financial centres across Canada and around the world Canada’s corporate community turns to Bowne for all their document management needs – financial and fine print, SEDAR & EDGAR filings, supplies management, outsourcing and graphic management solutions. Contact Mike Bujold or Nikki Eftekhari. (Received 11 December)

IMPLEMENTATION SPECIALIST Avanti Computer Systems, maker of MIS, estimating and JDF compliant products. Requires implementation/training specialists, ideally they would have a degree from Ryerson, at least 3 years experience in the printing industry and hopefully some experience with MIS systems. Contact Pat Bolan. (Received 9 Dec)

WEB/PROMOTIONS DESIGNER Fulcrum Publications a media company based in Greater Toronto Area.  We are searching for an energetic, creative and articulate person to join our team. The Web/Promotions Designer reports to the Managing Art Director. Creativity and ability to think “outside the box”. Skilled with software/programs such as PHP, HTML, Flash, Java script and Microsoft Office. All inquiries to be directed to Stacey-Lee Weiss at 416-504-0504 orsweiss@fulcrum.ca. (Received 4 Dec)

WEBSITE DESIGN with skills in website building. Looking for both a cost effective, yet powerful website for Stuart & Co Management company. Stuart Weinstein (Received 30 Nov)

QUALITY CONTROL TECHNICIAN at Globe and Mail. Responsible for the measuring of the quality reproduction of newspapers from all print sites and secret subscribers. Knowledge of newspaper industry printing standards such as SNAP, ISO and NAA. University degree in Print Management preferred. Contact Maureen Huckins. (Received 29 Nov)

SALES COORDINATOR Working with Account Managers and Customer Service team to manage and maintain all aspects of customer relationships and all points of contact. Ideal candidates are recent graduates with a Business Degree (preferably in Graphic Communications Management, Sales, or Marketing).  Customer service experience is ideal and a manufacturing background an asset, preferably in printing or business forms manufacturing. Location Etobicoke (Hwy 407 / Hwy 427 area). Contact Supremex, Human Resources, hr@supremex.ca (Received Nov 27)

INTERN for Fulcrum Publications. The company publishes bilingual industry-leading trade magazines. In addition, Fulcrum owns and operates successful trade and consumer shows. Candidates should be proficient in up-to-date software including: QuarkXpress 7.3, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop/InDesign/Acrobat (CS3) and be acquainted with Microsoft Word/Power Point/Excel, and Flash/Dreamweaver/HTML. All inquiries to be directed to Stacey-Lee Weiss at 416-504-0504 or sweiss@fulcrum.ca.


Diary Dates

Feb 6, 2008 GCM Annual Colloquium: Unwrapping Innovations in Packaging

Feb 12, 2008 Graphic Communications Management Day – Tour for High School Students

Feb 19, 2008 JDF Education Event – CIP4 and Ryerson University

Feb 21, 2008 Magazines Canada Innovation Symposium – Full-day professional education seminar,Register Online

March 6, 2008, Annual Recruitment Job Fair, Register Online


Mailing List
Interested in receiving this newsletter? The newsletter keeps you informed of events and issues related to Ryerson’s School of Graphic Communications Management. All junk mail is filtered. Enroll to receive this newsletter by sending ane-mail to us, or if you do not wish to receive this newsletter please reply with unsubscribe in the subject line. Best wishes for the summer to all our alumni and supporters out there. Please drop me a line – we love to hear from you.

Abhay Sharma
Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management
e-mail sharma@ryerson.ca

Alumni Representatives 
Jamie McLeod GCM 00 jamie@jamiemcleod.com 
Stewart Nam GCM 00 stewart.nam@mgs.gov.on.ca

 

2007

Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto 
November 2007

Welcome to the pay for research paper November, 2007 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. In this issue we return to school after the summer break with start of term activities and reviews of new research projects and donations to the school. Alumni – we report on your e-mail address being valid for 5 years! There are so many job postings that we have had to develop a separate page! All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage. We do not want to spam you, so if you do not wish to receive this newsletter please e-mail us to unsubscribe.

GCM Announces New Advisory Council

The school is pleased to announce a new Advisory Council that brings together some of the most senior and experienced leaders in our industry. Council members have agreed to serve a 3-year term to advise the School and assist in new initiatives. The new council met on September 27, 2007 and was welcomed by the Chair Abhay Sharma and Dean of the Faculty, Daniel Doz. In the following list, * denotes a GCM alumni.

The new GCM Advisory Council consists of Richard Armstrong (Heidelberg), Jack Baraczek (Agfa), Patrick Bolan (Avanti), Robert Cockerill* (Schawk), Michael Collinge* (WebCom), Andrew Dunkerly* (Zellers/HBC), Marie Eveline (Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council), Don Gain (Harmony Printing), Tony Galasso (Quebecor World), Winfried Gleue (Hostmann-Steinberg), Ann Grant* (Globe and Mail), Bob Hayes* (Bowne), Michael Hill (Alcan), Dr Hadi Mahabadi (Xerox Research Centre), Michael Makin (PIA/GATF), Guy Manuel (Transcontinental), Terry Pitchford (PaperlinX), Nancy Sobhy* (Spicers) and Dr Patricia Sorce (RIT). The council’s next meeting is planned for March 27, 2008. This level of industry support ensures that the school will continue to grow and graduate successful future managers for the Canadian printing industry. We continue to seek input from all members of the printing community, please share your thoughts and ideas with us, contact Abhay Sharma.

 

Research Review in PrintAction

The October, 2007 issue of PrintAction has published a review of activities carried out by GCM researchers. Jon Robinson, editor of PrintAction spent a day at the school understanding our experiments and research. In the published review Martin Habekost talks about pick-speed tests using the TestPrint printability tester, Rich Adams describes testing of eco-solvent ink jet printers and viewing of samples under scanning electron microscopes and Misael Miranda explores measuring the gloss of chocolate. Abhay Sharma investigates measurement of inkjet papers with and without UV using the new X-Rite iSis. The school continues to develop new and exciting tests for the printing and colour proofing industry. Get in touch if you have a printing problem that you think we can help you with. Contact Martin Habekost.

 

First Year Scavenger Hunt

We wanted the students to get to know the campus…and what better way than a scavenger hunt! In groups of 6, first year students went prowling through Ryerson for various locations and items. A key destination was the Mackenzie House Museum on Bond Street, which houses a small recreation of a print shop from the 1800’s, featuring a Washington Press. Everyone enjoyed typesetting their name and printing it…who knew backward letters were so difficult? Other fun items included sharing a soda (with the whole team, all at once), and pumping gas for a stranger. Most importantly, when asked to find home, they had no trouble running back to their new GCM family at the Heidelberg Centre. Special thanks go out to Ryerson’s Student Services and our own Taras and Marietta for all the help. Awesome job first years! Event organized by Prof Natalia Gilewicz.

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International

Welcome BBQ for International Students

On 30 August the Office of International Affairs hosted a welcome event for international students new to Canada. The event is designed to welcome students to campus and provide them an introduction to the range of services on offer at the University. International Services for Students (ISS) has a system of Peer Supporters who are upper-year students who serve as mentors to first-year international students. Peer supporters offer one-on-one support, as well as organize group activities and promote diversity on campus. GCM students Samee Sikander and Sahar Zainab work as ISS Peer Supporters and are shown here welcoming newbie Zigrida Mila who arrived 2 weeks earlier from Albania. Ryerson has 1200 international students in an overall population of 22,000.

Green Issues Highlighted in Ryersonian

GCM student Sandra Abballe (wearing dark glasses) was featured on the cover of the October 24, 2007 issue of the Ryersonian student newspaper. The newspaper is produced by the Ryerson School of Journalism and is circulated throughout the campus. Sandra contributed to the news feature – “How green is our campus? Not so much”. See the full story at the Ryersonian. Photo credit Maurice Cacho.

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GMG Donates Colour Proofing System to GCM

The Faculty of Communication & Design is pleased to announce a generous donation of software from GMG Americas to the School of Graphic Communications Management which will enable the school to conduct research in proofing and colour management. The GMG donation includes its flagship product GMG ColorProof. Also part of the donation are GMG DotProof, which generates contract quality halftone proofs, and GMG FlexoProof, tailored to the needs of the packaging industry. GMG Americas President, Jim Summers is pleased to “support Ryerson University’s color management research programs and welcomes the opportunity to expand the research, teaching and knowledge platforms they offer.”

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Millennium Excellence Award Winner

Third year GCM student, Zeinab Panahi received the Millennium Excellence Award this year. The cash value of this award is $4000. The Millennium Excellence Award seeks to recognize leaders of tomorrow and emphasizes the importance of leadership skills with community service. Millennium excellence awards target individuals whose accomplishments will benefit Canada as a whole. The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation is a private, independent organization created by an Act of Parliament in 1998. 21 Ryerson students got this award this year, but Zeinab was the only GCM student to receive this accolade. Zeinab has been involved in color science projects and seeks a career in the area of colour management. Congratulations Zeinab, we are proud of you.

OPIA Golf Tournament, Nobelton Lakes

The OPIA annual golf event was a big hit with more than 180 participants swinging their way through the day. Printers, suppliers, vendors and many customers enjoyed the social aspects of the day and were able to meet old friends and catch up on the latest industry news. Two GCM graduates, Mike Wildbore from Ernest Green and Son, and Jason Little from Hostmann-Steinberg also attended this event. GCM was represented by Prof Chris Kular. The OPIA hosts two very successful golf tournaments, one is held in the greater Toronto area and the other is held in Kitchener. Image shows the Toronto Golf Classic on August 22, 2007 at Nobelton Lakes Golf Course. Caption competition??

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Fall Graduation Ceremonies

Proud parents and proud students joined the proud Chair of the program on October 25, for the Fall Graduation ceremony. Chancellor Raymond Chang shook the hands of each graduate at a ceremony full of pomp and circumstance, with academic regalia, Ryerson mace, and throne-like chairs. A honorary doctorate was bestowed on Torontonian Dr Shirley Tilghman, now President of Princeton University. Pictured from left to right are Mohanned Abdel Jawad, Headra Bastoros, Dr Abhay Sharma, Mia Janhunen (who flew in from Sweden), Teneika Ragoo and Matt Smolka. These graduates are all gainfully employed – a tribute to their abilities and the GCM program. Watch the full ceremony as an online webcast.

OPIA Captains of Industry Evening

GCM students and staff attended the “Captains of Industry” dinner at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Etobicoke on Wednesday October 10, 2007. Prof Martin Habekost accompanied 16 GCM students and met with Bob Danzig, former president and CEO of Hearst Newspapers. Bob delivered a presentation on transforming companies and lives. This event was organized by the OPIA and several companies, including the OPIA sponsored GCM students to attend this event. Thank you for your support. During the evening Bob recognized that the majority of the attending students were female – this is indeed the case, at GCM we have a 2:1 ratio, 2 women to every male student. The future look of our industry is changing!

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International Circle Meeting in Switzerland

Associate Dean Gillian Mothersill attended the conference of the International Circle of Educational Institutes for Graphic Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland in October. This meeting brings together educators and researchers from all the major printing schools in the world including UK, Germany, France, India and China. The program included a visit to the Gutenberg Museum. Prof Mothersill continues to promote internationalization of our programs for students and faculty. Photo shows Prof Mothersill signing the register on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the IC. ContactGillian for further information on our international opportunities.

GCM Launches Certificate and Workshop Programs

GCM is pleased to launch a revamped and new-look series of workshops and courses through the Continuing Education program – in other words “night school”. There is a continuing need for our industry to update skills or learn new technologies, GCM offers up-to-date facilities in a convenient downtown location, and all classes are held in the evening to fit in with your work schedule. The new offerings include courses that lead to a certificate in Graphic Communications or stand-alone courses in print production management, PDF, Photoshop, InDesign or colour management. We can also arrange a custom course for your company. Download our new brochure or contact Chris Kular for further details.

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Colloquium

Colloquium: Unwrapping Innovations in Packaging, February 6, 2008

The GCM Class of 2009 presents their 2008 Colloquium: Unwrapping Innovations in Packaging. This year’s event brings excitement and knowledge to both professionals, as well as students in the printing industry. There are limitedGold sponsor opportunities available, so don’t delay, act now. Remember these are your future employees. The Colloquium team is also seeking guest speakers. If you are interested in being a part of this event, visit us atwww.ui08.com, for further information and also for guest registration. We can’t wait to see you all there!

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Black Creek Pioneer Village, North York

Prof Natalia Gilewicz arranged a trip for first year students to Pioneer Village on September, 22. The tour of the printing facility went very smoothly. The Pioneer Village arranged for the curator to demonstrate the press. Small groups of 10 students were able to see/touch the press up close. We also got to see the press run — something not offered to the public. A historical review was provided, and questions were answered. After the tours, students walked around the Village in larger groups. Finally at 3:00 pm we boarded the buses to go home. Everyone was tired but excited about the trip and we made friends – the whole purpose of the first year exercise.

Record Attendance at Ontario Universities’ Fair (OUF)

Thousands of high school students attended OUF, Sept 28-30 to check out admission to Ontario universities. The 11th annual Ontario Universities’ Fair (OUF) took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Ryerson give-away was a trendy “green” tote bag that is all the rage in Toronto at the moment. 31,000 environmentally-friendly bags were distributed. GCM faculty were on hand over the weekend to welcome students and offer information and advice relating to our program. Overall we are seeing a growth in interest in GCM and also a much better understanding among high-school students of the graphic arts industry. Photo shows Prof Martin Habekost explaining GCM program details.

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CN Tower Climb for United Way

On October 20, Prof Abhay Sharma, and his family – Jo (faculty member, Early Childhood Education) and 9-year old daughter Sasha, climbed the 144 flights of stairs of the CN Tower for United Way, a charity that supports social programs. Sasha raised $150 by asking for donations from neighbours and family friends, and went on to achieve a very respectable time of 27 minutes, 53 seconds, well ahead of her parents. Will this high climber be a future GCM student, we will have to wait and see! Perhaps you would like to enter a team for next year? Enbridge CN Tower Climb.

Ink and Paper Donations

Press room in-charge Peter Roehrig continues to work with suppliers and donors to ensure that our students are using the latest equipment and technology. Under his guidance, the School of Graphic Communications Management recently received a number of generous donations including 175,000 sheets of bond paper from Domtar. Additionally, Colmar Ink (via Neil Marshall) donated all of our PMS colour inks for the year and we are extremely grateful to Hostmann-Steinberg who have provided all of our process colour inks for the year. Terry Pitchford, Paperlinx, (also a GCM Advisory Council member) has once again supported the School this year. We just received 76,000 sheets of paper for our press lab including cover stock to use in teaching cutting patterns on our Polar Cutter. Thank you to these suppliers for continuing to invest in the future managers of the printing industry. Contact Peter Roehrig if you think you can help GCM and have your products in front of 400 future users and purchasers….

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Annual Parade and Picnic

50th Annual Parade took place on Friday, September 7. The parade started from Ryerson and traveled south on Yonge St.. Nearly 3,000 students joined the march led by the Samba Squad, a lively salsa band. GCM students also caught the ferry to the Toronto Islands. The annual picnic/parade allows incoming students to begin to form a social network and senior students re-connect after the summer break. The GCM theme this year was “Hawaiian” with some very creative and fun costumes. Students, staff and faculty also gathered at Dundas Square to break the world record for the largest group learning a dance step, led by 40 student dance instructors from the Ryerson Theatre School.

Phoenix Print Shop Christmas Cards

The Phoenix Print Shop is an environmentally responsible graphics training facility helping at-risk youth connect to graphics careers. A Christmas Card Design Competition was recently judged by professional designers from the Ontario College of Art & Design, George Brown College, Bruce Mau Design and Scotiabank. Four holiday card designs were chosen and the top prize was a one-year TTC metro pass, sponsored by Bombardier. Please consider ordering a set or two to support youth who need a helping hand to get on that “graphic arts career ladder”. In the words of this year’s winner: “Like many of the doors Phoenix Print Shop has opened for me, the design competition has once again opened the doors to creativity in my mind: doors that were once sealed shut by life’s overwhelming trials.”View designs and purchase cards online at Eva’s Initiatives Store.

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Job Spot

The market is indeed buoyant and exciting for GCM students and alumni. We continue to receive job postings on a daily basis. Please continue to let us know of your vacancies for full or part time positions. If you send us a job posting, we offer to

  • circulate your job posting to our current students via our listservs. Currently we have 90 students in their final year.
  • post your job to WorkopolisCampus.com – it stays there for 4 weeks. This is a wide open, keyword searchable database. This option is free to you.
  • include your job posting in our bi-monthly e-newsletter. Circulation is 900 alumni and contacts in the Toronto area, Canada and the US.
  • print and display your job posting in our ring binder in the front office – for walk-ins.
  • invite you to attend our free Job Fair on Thursday, March 6, 2008 to interview graduating students and summer interns. Contact Taras Karpiuk for further details.

***Click here for Current Job Postings***

Diary Dates

** STOP PRESS** GCM Alumni announcement – your Ryerson e-mail will now last for 5 years post-graduation!!

Nov 6-8, 2007 CPIA Conference, Speakers Chris Kular and Abhay Sharma

Nov 14, 2007 GCM Annual Awards Night, 5.30 pm

Dec 9-11, 2007 Color Management Conference, Speakers Rich Adams and Abhay Sharma

Feb 6, 2008 GCM Annual Colloquium: Unwrapping Innovations in Packaging

Feb 12, 2008 Graphic Communications Management Day – Tour for High School Students

Feb 19, 2008 JDF Education Event – CIP4 and Ryerson University

March 6, 2008, Annual Recruitment Job Fair, Contact Taras Karpiuk

Mailing List
Interested in receiving this newsletter? The newsletter keeps you informed of events and issues related to Ryerson’s School of Graphic Communications Management. All junk mail is filtered. Enroll to receive this newsletter by sending ane-mail to us, or if you do not wish to receive this newsletter please reply with unsubscribe in the subject line. Best wishes for the summer to all our alumni and supporters out there. Please drop me a line – we love to hear from you.

Abhay Sharma
Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management
e-mail sharma@ryerson.ca

Alumni Representatives 
Jamie McLeod GCM 00 jamie@jamiemcleod.com 
Stewart Nam GCM 00 stewart.nam@mgs.gov.on.ca

 

Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto
September 2007

Welcome to the September, 2007 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. In this issue we return to school after the summer break with a new faculty member and lots of new research. Alumni – we invite you back to campus – see details of our Alumni Weekend. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage. We do not want to spam you, so if you do not wish to receive this newsletter please e-mail us to unsubscribe.


Alumni Weekend – Saturday September 8, 2007
Please visit us on 8th September. If you haven’t seen the school recently please bring your family and come downtown. There will be a free BBQ lunch, entertainment for the kids, and great music. There are tours of the GCM building, there is wine tasting, mens varsity volleyball, special guest lectures, tours of the campus – or just meet with old friends on the Quad. Contact others in your cohort and have an impromptu reunion! This is your opportunity to reconnect with the school. BRING YOUR KIDS. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE! To register by phone or email contact: Adrianne Di Cresce, Alumni Officer at (416) 979-5000, ext. 7863 or adicresc@ryerson.ca or download the Alumni Weekend Program.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Campus Tours: The Quad, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
BBQ and Family Events: The Quad, 11.30 am – 1.30 pm.

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Welcome to New Faculty – Prof Natalia Gilewicz
GCM is pleased to welcome Natalia Gilewicz as a full-time Assistant Professor, teaching typography and layout courses. Natalia is a graduate of the program and had been working in the East Toronto school area with the Yearbook Division of Friesens. Natalia has worked at Webcom and while at Ryerson, Natalia was recipient of the Canadian Printing Industries scholarship. Natalia has taught in the Chang School of Continuing Education. In addition to her normal teaching duties Natalia will be studying for Ryerson’s Masters in Management of Technology and Innovation. We welcome Prof Gilewicz to the school. Contact Natalia Gilewicz or 416 979 5000 x2653.


GCM Students Participate in Printing Survey

Canadian PrinterCanadian Printer magazine surveyed third-year and graduating fourth-year students at the School of Graphic Communications Management. Students were quizzed on their career directions, salary expectations, attitude towards technology and more. Working in cooperation with profs from GCM, Canadian Printer’s enquiries drew a total of 122 responses, with 56 male students and 66 female students taking the time to fill in the online survey. The vast majority (72%) were between 21 and 24 years-old, while 17% were 18-20 and 11% were 25-30. For a full copy of the survey results see the online edition of Canadian Printer, June, 2007. The students have had their say, now let us know what you think about expectations for the future of the industry. Send in your letters to the editor doug.picklyk@printer.rogers.com.


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Top Printers Survey by Chris Kular
Prof Chris Kular analyzes Canadian printers in a survey relating to manufacturing sales, efficiency and profitability. The June 2007 issue of Canadian Printer carried the TOP Printers survey which was analyzed and explained by Prof Kular. The review shows that over half of the TOP Canadian Printers are headquartered in Ontario (53%), with the next largest contingent from Quebec (21%). The remaining third come from the Western provinces with the exception of three companies participating from Atlantic Canada. The greatest number of responses come from companies with 10 to 49 employees, representing a full cross section of the Canadian printing industry. For a full copy of the survey results see the June issue Canadian Printer.


Colour Differencing by Dr Habekost
Prof Martin Habekost continues to conduct research into color differencing equations. In his latest article in Canadian Printer, June 2007, Dr Habekost explores the difference between various Delta E equations. Colour-differencing equations express numerically, the difference between a colour standard and a printed sample. Four colour-differencing equations are in common use. One might wonder why there are four equations, and no set standard that specifies which equation is the best to use in a given situation. Read Martin’s article in Canadian Printer, June 2007, to decide what is best for your press room. For a full list of the School’s publications visit our web site.

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Prof Art Seto begins UK PhD
During July, Prof Art Seto traveled to Lincoln University in the UK where he is undertaking PhD studies in management and entrepreneurship. His research involves how Small and Medium size Entrepreneurs (SME) in the printing industry, make complex decisions. Lincoln is best known for William the Conquerer’s Castle and Cathedral (where the Davinci Code was filmed) – see photo. During this trip Prof Seto also visited Manchester and London. Contact Art Seto to discuss his research.


Prof. Art Seto has become a Contributing Editor for the RIT Print in the Mix: a Clearinghouse of Research on Print Media Effectiveness which collects and summarizes research on the effectiveness of print advertising and marketing demonstrating the role of print as a viable information medium in the marketing mix.

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PIA/GATF Teacher’s Update
Prof Art Seto attended the annual PIA/GATF Teacher’s Update in Pittsburgh from July 9-13 along with sixteen other printing school teachers from across the United States. The event is funded by the Print & Graphic Arts Foundation and this year’s topics included a technology update by Dr Mark Bohan, remote soft proofing by Joe Marin, color management basics by Joe Suffoletto and web-to-print by Julie Shaffer. We thank PIA/GATF for educating the educators. Photo: Art Seto is second from right.

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Dr Rich Adams presents in Rochester
The International Graphic Arts Education Association (IGAEA) is the premier association for graphic arts educators. IGAEA holds an annual summer convention, this year the meeting was at RIT in Rochester, NY. Prof Rich Adams attended this meeting and on July 23 presented a paper entitled “What Should Graphic Communications Students be Taught about Digital Photography?” with Doug Rae, RIT. RIT speakers included Frank Romano, Pat Sorce, and Frank Cost. A cocktail reception and tour was held at George Eastman House. View full details and pictures at the IGAEA/RIT conference website.

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New Look in GCM Foyer
GCM departmental assistant, Taras Karpiuk is seen here adjusting the settings on the latest addition to the GCM facilities. A large Toshiba – Regza 37″ flat panel display has been installed to welcome visitors, announce events in the school and showcase student work. One day soon we even hope to show RyersonTV! Can we hold your next industry event in our foyer? Contact Taras Karpiuk for room bookings and further information on our facilities.


Ryerson seeks Sam the Record Man
Ryerson University has long has its eye on the prime real estate at the corner of Yonge and Gould Streets, the site of Sam the Record Man. The store closed on June 30. Ryerson has an urgent need for space to house the programs and services needed by students, including more student study space, and an expanded learning centre and library. Ryerson is attempting to acquire the site either via normal purchase or via the provincial Expropriations Act. Photo credit Wikipedia.

Sam Records

Sharma

Canada’s 50 Most Influential People in Graphic Communications
In 2007, GCM Chair, Dr Sharma is again listed in Print Action’s list of the most influential people in Graphic Communications. PrintAction magazine’s 6th-annual list of Canada’s 50 Most Influential People in Graphic Communications positions powerful Canadians based on a set of criteria to illustrate emerging trends in today’s graphic communications marketplace. Prof Sharma came in at # 38. GCM Advisory Council members also making the list include Hadi Mahabadi (6), Tony Galasso (30), Bob Cockerill (34), and Winfried Gleue (49). For a full list of the individuals see the July 2007 issue of Print Action.


Job Spot

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Concrete Design have an opening for a full time production coordinator position suitable for a recent graduate. Great experience in the running of a design studio as well as interaction with various printers/suppliers.
Contact Lou Ann Sartori. (Received 22 August)

IMPLEMENTATION SPECIALIST Avanti Computer Systems, maker of MIS, estimating and JDF compliant products. Requires implementation specialist. Computer literacy. Contact Peter Funnell

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR for The Ryersonian, part-time technical support for newspaper publishing course, September – April, up to 24 hours per week. Contact Wendy Peters.

PRODUCTION, CUSTOMER SERVICE. Entire Imaging Solutions Inc. is a leading reprographic/digital imaging provider focusing on the architectural, engineering and the construction industry. The quality of our workforce and our consultative approach when building customer partnerships is a corner stone of our continued success. Entire Imaging is looking for candidates in the following areas: production, customer service and sales. Contact Jeannette Faria. (Received 16 August)

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR position and ESTIMATOR position available at Annan & Bird Lithographers, a premier large format printing company located in Mississauga. All interested applicants for either job can forward their resume to Mike Pillo. (Received 15 August)

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Schawk Boston looking for Production Coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating packaging development activities between Brand Management, Marketing and Design departments. Management of the packaging development process. Bachelor’s degree. Preferably in Graphic Arts, Technical program or equivalent, 2 – 3 years experience. Contact Justin OShea. (Received 14 May)

SCREEN/OFFSET PRINTING OPERATORS Sony DADC Canada Co. is looking for a strong communicator, computer literate, reliable, quality focused, team player. 1 year of Disc Printing experience is preferred. Experience sought in silk-screen and/or offset printing in a consumer goods printing environment where the focus is on quality and colour accuracy. Contact Dawn Case. (Received 15 August)

PRINT ROOM COORDINATOR Rochon Building Corporation, a major national construction company in the Toronto area (Allen Road and Sheppard Ave), provides a full range of construction services to its clients. We currently have an opening for a coordinator who will provide estimating services to existing clients and developing relationships with new clients by delivering a competitive price while sustaining a reasonable profit. Proficient in AutoCAD. Contact Dinah Bailey. (Received 13 August)

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER and GRAPHIC DESIGN (2 Positions) House of Jewellery is a jewellery wholesaling company located in Toronto, with a distribution centre in Buffalo.  Over the past three years, we have expanded into the high-tech world of internet selling and currently we have two websites and listings on eBay. With the growth of internet selling, we are looking to redesign our online catalogue and currently have an opening for a Photographer. Experience with Dreamweaver / Photoshop and HTML. Contact Rishabh Khamesra. (Deadline September 30th, 2007)

CSR POSITION Arco Graphics is a digital and offset printer with a full prepress
in house. In Don Mills and Eglinton area…(50 Prince Andrew Place). Looking for someone with some exp. in the industry. Self motivated that would be willing to learn and grow with the company. Contact George Ovejero. (Received 7 August)

INTERN Médecins Sans Frontières is able to offer an internship to a GCM student to help us develop a variety of graphic material for efforts to raise awareness of humanitarian crises. Contact Avril Benoît. (Received 9 August)

SOLUTION CONSULTANT IMAGING This person will have the proven ability to analyze and implement standard company offerings within the Document Process Services (DPS) service area, which includes Imaging, RIM and overall Document Management opportunities.Deborah Fine (Received 18 July)

PREPRESS AND DIGITAL PRINT Business Services Provider providing print based solutions to our clients. We are looking for a Macintosh operator to join our dynamic team. Contact Tim Turcotte (Received 17 July)

CSR PLM Direct Mail, entry level position. The individual will become involved in all elements of managing direct mail projects. The position is available immediately for the right person. Contact Rob Seccareccia. (Received 17 July)

PACKAGING CSR – Schawk, if you have a proven technical background and experience in pre-press, print, and packaging, this may be the opportunity for you. This position is located at our head office in Mississauga. ContactValerie Corbin. (Received 18 July)

CSR required by MPH Graphics in Markham. MPH Graphics Inc. provides a comprehensive range of graphic design, litho and digital printing services to our North American client base. Deadline October 12, 2007 apply in confidence tohr@mphgraphics.com. Please reference ‘Customer Service Representative” in your subject line.

PRINT PRODUCTION COORDINATOR We are looking for a self motivated, passionate, energetic candidate with a good work ethic to join a busy, multi disciplined print production department at an entry level position. Contact Cathy Copes(Received 10 July)


Diary Dates

Alumni Weekend, September 8, 2007. This year Alumni Weekend is to be held around Saturday, Sept. 8th (with the majority of events taking place on Saturday, 8th September).

Program Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007
9:00 am Registration begins in the Quad
10 – 11:30 am Open House Events & Campus Tours
11.30 – 1:30 pm Celebration in the Quad, with a free BBQ, music, President Sheldon Levy’s address, activities for the kids i.e. face-painting etc.
1:30 – 3:30 pm Varsity athletics – Men’s Volleyball Game vs. Canadians Men’s Masters Team

Ontario Universities Fair , Sept 28 – 30, 2007, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Expanding Print Opportunities, CPIA Annual Conference, Nov 6 – 8, 2007, Toronto

Graphics Canada Printing Show, Nov 8 -10,2007, Toronto

Ryerson GCM Annual Awards Night, Nov 14, 2007

GCM Admissions Open Day,October 23, 2007

Start spreading the word about the weekend to all your classmates – GCM wants to see you come home!!

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Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto
July 2007

Welcome to the July, 2007 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. In this issue we describe our summer convocation and news and events from the summer intern program. All our previous newsletters are available via a link on our homepage.

We do not want to spam you, so if you do not wish to receive this newsletter please reply with unsubscribe in the subject line.


GCM Receives 768 Applications for Fall Entry
This year GCM has received an enormous number of applications and we have only 120 available positions for Fall 2007. The admissions process has been streamlined to concentrate on applicants with high grades. To understand why we have so many applications this year we polled students to see how they heard about us and why they want a career in printing. Aliya Damji, pictured was the first person to respond to our survey and won an iPod nano. Aliya is joining us in Fall and is seen here talking to Marietta Canlas of GCM. The survey replies are fascinating, we can see that the most students found GCM from an internet search followed by the Ontario Universities Fair. Good career opportunities continue to be a plus for studying printing. See the results of the survey –Survey Results. If you are a successful applicant to GCM – we look forward to seeing you in Fall.

Aliya Damji

WhatTheyThink

IPA Technical Conference, Chicago, June 5-7
GCM faculty and students assisted at the recent IPA Technical Conference and Color Proofing RoundUP in Chicago. Drs Martin Habekost and Abhay Sharma conducted a series of colorimetric measurements on supplier and end user color proofs. Third year students Cayleigh Nichols and Diana Brown managed the computer Learning Labs. Third year student Scott Millward used OS X Automator to analyze measured data and produce quality certificates. In the show exhibit area, Cary Sherbourne (left) interviewed students Diana Brown (middle) and Cayleigh Nichols (right), for WhatTheyThink.com. Watch the online interview with Abhay Sharma, reporting on the conference and RoundUP. This was a great experience for the Ryerson team.


Measuring Chocolate Gloss 
Misael Miranda is a post doctoral research fellow in Ryerson’s School of Nutrition. Dr Miranda is using GCM’s gloss meter to study the surface characteristics of chocolate. During summer, chocolate bars in stores can get warm, allowing the oil within the bar to become liquid and migrate to the surface, reducing the gloss and in extreme cases causing chocolate “bloom”, the white residue on the surface of your Cadbury’s bar. Misael is using the Novo-Gloss glossmeter at 75 degrees to study this issue. Misael has no shortage of volunteers to assist in this tasty research! Did you know that Cadbury purple is Pantone 2685C, keenly guarded by patent since 1905. Cadbury chose the color purple as their brand identity as purple is associated with royalty and Cadbury is the “king of chocolate”.

Chocolate

Ryerson upgrades AGFA ApogeeX

GCM is pleased to have upgraded this summer to the latest version of AGFA’s workflow product :ApogeeX 3.5. The school will use Apogee to process images, proof images to inkjet, do trapping, JDF, and manage jobs and queues.The system will drive our imagesetter, and Epson and HP inkjet proofers. The upgrade has been coordinated by Jack Baraczek, Vice President of AGFA Graphic Systems whose is a supporter and long term member of GCM’s Advisory Council. Mohammed Khaled Ahmed of GCM traveled to the Boston in June to train on the new system. Thank you AGFA for investing in the future of graphic communications in Canada.

ApogeeX

PMA

Heidelberg Print Media Academy visits GCM 
GCM was pleased to host a visit and discussions with Bernd Schopp, Director, Heidelberg Print Media Academy and Martina Brand on June 19. Rye Goodyear is shown here explaining the activities done in the prepress area of the school. GCM is investigating opportunities in international print media education with PMA. Also visiting us was Brian Ellis, Heidelberg Canada. The guests were in town as keynote speakers at the First Annual Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council Forum Workforce Strategies in a Competitive Global Environment, June 18, Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Toronto. Photo credit Rich Adams.


Three Ryerson students win FTA Scholarship
Prof Ian Baitz supervised three winning students at this years FFTA Annual Flexo Forum and INFO*FLEX exhibition in Montreal on Tuesday May 8. The conference was titled Crossing Borders – Flexo’s Global Gateway. Third year student Nathan Witt traveled to Montreal to represent GCM. The other student winners from Ryerson were Diana Brown and Nicola Kidd. Each scholarship was US$2,000. There are a number of initiatives by the FTA in the area of education. Bettylyn Krafft, Chair of the Phoenix Challenge Foundation, manages one of the college programs. Another exciting initiative for schools is the Flexo University Challenge. We are very proud of our scholarship winners as the school continues to address the important issues of flexo and gravure in printing and packaging.

FTA

Prufbau

Prüfbau loans printability tester to GCM
GCM is pleased to have on loan a printability tester from Peter Bauernschmid, Prüfbau, Germany. This machine is being used in research relating to ISO standards: ISO 3783 (Paper and board), ISO 2834 (Test print preparation for offset and letterpress) and ISO 2846-1 (Four-color printing). Research Assistant Nicola Kidd is working with Dr Martin Habekost to compare pick test results between the Prüfbau printability tester and the Universal Testprinter. It took 6 strong men to lift the instrument. After some initial challenges, the Prüfbau printability tester is running smoothly and producing reliable and repeatable results. Thank you Prüfbau! Can we assist in your paper/ink testing? Contact Dr Martin Habekost.


Prof Gillian Mothersill appointed Associate Dean
We congratulate Gillian Mothersill in her transition from GCM Faculty to Interim Associate Dean and now to Associate Dean. Gillian’s official title, effective July 1, is Associate Dean, Faculty and Student Affairs for the Faculty of Communication & Design. The position is a five year term. Gillian joined GCM in 1992, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2001. Last year, Gillian assumed the role of Interim Associate Dean.

In the newly created position of Associate Dean Faculty and Student Affairs, Gillian will be responsible for overseeing and facilitating the expanding base of programs and scholarly activities of faculty members and Schools and Departments, including providing support in the development and implementation of graduate programs, overseeing the program review process, developing the academic plan, and liaising on international matters.

Gillian brings an extensive range of expertise to this appointment. In addition to graduating from Ryerson with a Bachelor of Technology in Graphic Communications Management, Gillian holds an MBA from Queen’s University. Gillian continues her active involvement with the Canadian printing industry, recently attending the CPIA Government Affairs Day in Ottawa. Gillian has also been appointed to the Labour Market Intelligence Committee of the Canadian Printing Industry Sector Council. Congratulations to Assoc Dean Gillian – don’t forget your home department!


Convocation 2007
After four long years, Thursday June 7, saw 63 GCM graduates wear their gown and hoods and walk across the stage to receive their Bachelors degree. Gillian Mothersill presented the graduates, Chris Kular was hooder, and Mary Black received the students. Four students graduated with Honours. After the ceremonies light refreshments were served on the lawns of Kerr Hall, and of course there was time for many pictures with proud parents and family members. New this year, GCM welcomed all graduates and guests to a reception and a glass of wine in the GCM building following the convocation ceremony. Congratulations to our newest alumni, you carry the GCM name and strengthen our reputation in the Canadian printing industry. We are proud of you. Photo credit Nicky Fan.

Graduation

Honorary Doctorate for Suzuki
At our convocation ceremony on June 7, Ryerson University bestowed an honorary Doctor of Science on Dr David Suzuki. Canada’s most prominent environmentalist and broadcaster, David now lives in BC from where he hosts TV and radio programs and where he has founded the David Suzuki Foundation. David has 19 honorary doctorates and a “real” PhD in Zoology from the University of Chicago. Past recipients of honorary doctorates from Ryerson include Nelson Mandela, Jane Goodall, Roger Moore, and Ted and Loretta Rogers. Photo (from left) Ryerson Chancellor Raymond Chang, Ryerson President Sheldon Levy, and Dr David Suzuki. Photo credit Dario Ruberto.

Suzuki


TrishWales

Lunch and Learn with Trish Wales
On June 26, Patricia (Trish) Wales presented a review of paper and it’s relation to printing. Trish is Chair of the IDEAlliance Print Predictability Paper Task Force that is working to rank paper with numbers that can predict dot gain and other print characteristics. Faculty and industry friends joined us for our “lunch and learn” session to find out what is happening with paper classifications, dot gain on printing papers, LWC, SCA, etc. Trish’s presentation helped the print buyer and printer to understand color management and promote print predictability across the supply chain. If you missed this presentation contact Trish to get a copy of the PowerPoint, Trish Wales, Roloc Color. Photo: Trish Wales (left) talking to Gary Garland (Magazines Canada) centre, and Terry Barnes (Quebecor World) right. 

 


105 Bond Street

Green Neighbours for GCM 
Ryerson purchased the 105 Bond Street building from book publisher Doubleday Canada in 2006. The premises has undergoing extensive renovations and will open in September, 2007 as the School of Urban and Regional Planning. Behind the historic facade the facility will offer several “green” features including energy-efficient heating and lighting. The renovated building will house spacious studios, a student lounge and high-tech presentation rooms. This is the first building on campus to achieve LEED Certified rating (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) says Projects Manager, Siu-Man Wong. GCM welcomes our green neighbours.


Summer with Rogers 
Alexandra Pokras, a third year student, is doing her internship at Rogers Publishing in downtown Toronto. Two days a week Alex works in the Digital Graphics Services department, under Len Goins, preflighting and producing ads for the complete range of magazines that are clients of Rogers Publishing. The rest of her time she spends in the Consumer Publications department with Karen Evans, a coordinator of one of the magazines Rogers publishes. Do you need an intern for next year? Contact Taras Karpiuk for details of our internship program. Reporting and photo by Scott Millward.

Alex Pokras

Dundas

Toronto Life Square
The square in front of the Eaton Centre was once known as Dundas Square – now Toronto Life of St Joseph Printing has acquired the naming rights and has officially trademarked this area as TORONTO LIFE SQUARE. The building shown in the picture is on the northeast corner of Yonge & Dundas. It will open in phases starting this fall, housing a 24-screen AMC cinema, an upmarket Adidas store, Future Shop and other retail and business outlets. The facility borders Ryerson on many sides, including the Bookstore car park. For artists impression of the finished project visit the web site.


InDesign User Group
On May 23rd, the Toronto InDesign User Group (IDUG) held it’s third meeting at Ryerson GCM. The IDUG was lucky to have both Sebastian Distefano and Collin Smith of Adobe present to tag team demo the new features of InDesign CS3. Sebastian and Collin did a great demonstration of what happens to a file when transparency is flattened on output. The Toronto Chapter of the InDesign User Group was the first group established in Canada, and has a membership exceeding 500. The Toronto Chapter Representative is Jason Lisi, an Assistant professor at GCM. Membership to the group and attendance to the meetings are both free. For more information, or to join the group, go to the web site.

IDUG

QIGC

GCM Faculty visit Quebec Institute of Graphic Communications
On June 1, Manfred Breede, Richard Adams, Art Seto and Martin Habekost visited the Quebec Institute of Graphic Communications (QIGC). André Dion, General Director of QIGC, welcomed the team. QIGC serves not only the printing industry in Quebec, but also in the rest of Canada and the United States. The institute is well equipped with various measurement devices for ink testing in offset and flexo. QIGC offers independent testing for the graphic arts industry. GCM and QIGC are moving forward on a number of collaborative research projects. For more information visit the QIGC web site. Photo and reporting by Martin Habekost.


Michelle Leoung wins $2500 prize
On May 16, third year student Michelle Leoung won a design competition. Michelle (centre) received a cheque of $2500 from Andrew Bjerring, President, Canarie (left). Also present was Ryerson President Sheldon Levy (right). Prof Gillian Mothersill and Dean Daniel Doz were present to see the winning design that will be used for the cover of the Annual Report of Canarie, a company that promotes successful university/technology collaboration. The Board of Directors of Canarie thought that Michelle’s design captured the theme of moving towards the future, it was not too elaborate and met technical requirements such as leaving place for the logo. Michelle worked on the design over the winter holidays and did research by visiting the organization’s web site. Congratulations to Michelle for seizing this opportunity.

Michelle

Joanne

Summer at Schawk
Internship is a required part of the GCM program and is completed in the summer between the student’s third and fourth year. The internship is designed to provide the student with practical experience in the printing industry. Joanne Lam (left) is spending the summer at Schawk Canada in Mississauga. Scott Leahey interviewed Jo at our Job Fair and planned an itinerary for Jo within the company. One of Jo’s mentors was last year’s GCM graduate Brittany Kruegar. Jerry I is also an intern this summer with Schawk Asia. Thank you Schawk for supporting GCM. We have 87 companies hiring our students this summer. Do you want to hire a GCM summer intern? Contact Taras Karpiuk to be part of the internship program.


X-Rite donates Eye One iSis and QA software to Ryerson
Ryerson is pleased to be able to use the latest scanning spectrophotometer from the newly merged X-Rite/GretagMacbeth company. Sandra Sumski, Imaging & Media has sent us the latest Eye-One iSis measuring instrument that uses a holographic diffraction grating and can measure an IT8.7/4 target in minutes. Ryerson is pleased to be able to verify cross-correlation with measurements from the DTP70, DTP41 and SpectroScan.

In another collaboration Marc Levine, X-Rite Product Manager,
Pre-Media Solutions has provided X-Rite ColorMaster Quality Assurance product QA-Master II for use in Dr Martin Habekost’s color research. The combined value of these donations exceeds $10,000. We thank X-Rite for investing in Ryerson and colour education and research. Photo shows student Scott Millward using our new Eye One iSis.

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Job Spot

IMPLEMENTATION SPECIALIST Avanti Computer Systems, maker of MIS, estimating and JDF compliant products. Requires implementation specialist. Computer literacy. Contact Peter Funnell (Received 29 June)

CREATIVE/DESIGN Travel agency and tour operator offering exotic tours is looking for a motivated Graphic Communications student, on a paid part time basis to apply their creativity to the design and layout of our materials. Please forward your resume or portfolio in confidence to Carlson Wagonlit Travel info@CWTtours.com. (Received 29 June)

PREMEDIA COOP Transcontinental RBW is currently looking for a graphics arts student for a co-op placement in our premedia (Pre-Press Division) working mainly with our technical support staff. Specific knowledge of various software applications (Quark, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Preps, PageMaker, Corel Draw, Filemaker Pro, Freehand). Located in Owen Sound, RBW Graphics is a large, commercial, web printer offering a full service of print solutions. ContactJudy Lang (Received 29 June)

JUNIOR DESIGN Barrymore Furniture is looking for a part time or full time junior design technician. The job duties include refining and completing Point of Purchase materials using In Design, proof reading, preparing photos in Photoshop. The job requires a good knowledge of In Design and Photoshop as well as basic writing skills. Contact Tom Callahan.(Received 29 June)

CUSTOMER SERVICE REP Merrill Corporation downtown Toronto office has an immediate opening for a Customer Service Representative. The hours for this full-time position are 12:00 midnight to 8:00 a.m. Monday to Friday. The position is fundamentally that of “project coordinator”, ensuring that our customers’ composition and printing requirements are completed on a timely basis. A diploma or degree in Graphic Communications Management is desired for this position. PC literate with MS Office Suite capability, as well as familiarity with Adobe applications, specifically Acrobat and Distiller. Please send your resume and cover letter to resumescdn@merrillcorp.com. (Received 26 June)

CUSTOMER SERVICE REP Required by Central Reproductions, Mississauga. To coordinate projects for commercial print customers by managing jobs through the various phases of production. Post secondary education in a print related program such as Graphics Communications Management, and/or a minimum of 2 years experience in printing processes including digital, prepress, press and finishing. Knowledge of Adobe Creative products an asset. Experience with Avanti system a plus. Submit resume and cover letter to Doug Snow. (Received 22 June)

DIGITAL PREPRESS OPERATOR Busy BBDO downtown ad agency is looking for PrePress (PreMedia) operator for our afternoon shift with at least 3 years experience. The successful candidate must be proficient on the Mac platform and possess knowledge of the trapping process as well as the various digital file formats. Experience in proof outputting (Kodak Approval) would be an asset. It would also strengthen your chances of an interview if you also had electronic art assembly background. Contact
Joe Cordeiro. (Received 8 June)

MAC OPERATOR Busy digital print shop requires a Mac operator. Must be proficient with CS3 and Quark. Duties include pre – flighting, printing, troubleshooting, font management, bindery, mounting and laminating. Printers include DocuColour 240 and HP 5500. Must be comfortable dealing with customers. Contact From: Tom Smith.(Received 6 June)

CUSTOMER SERVICE REP Merrill Corporation downtown Calgary office has an immediate opening for a Customer Service Representative. The hours for this full-time position are 12:00 midnight to 8:00 a.m. Monday to Friday. The position is fundamentally that of “project coordinator”, ensuring that our customers’ composition and printing requirements are completed on a timely basis. A diploma or degree in Graphic Communications Management is desired for this position. PC literate with MS Office Suite capability, as well as familiarity with Adobe applications, specifically Acrobat and Distiller. Please send your resume and cover letter to resumescdn@merrillcorp.com. (Received 6 June)

PREPRESS Bellshire are looking for someone who is well versed in Adobe CS2, especially in Illustrator and Photoshop. Must be able to manipulate client files and layouts and output plates, and willing to work afternoons 4 days a week. Mon –thurs 4pm – 2 am (time negotiable) Hourly rate/ Salary negotiable upon experience. Contact Jerry Malfara. (Received 4 June)

QUALITY ASSURANCE COORDINATOR Quebecor World – Islington. Post-secondary courses in Graphic Arts are an asset. To be successful in this position you must have a minimum of two years related experience, including graphic arts, press, prepress or finishing. The primary responsibilities of this role are to retrieve, inspect and report on Press control files, inspect and report on customer “Specials”. Contact Sylvia Silveira(Received 4 June)

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Looking for a candidate for csr/production coordinator. Responsibilities include: Customer service – order taking, project updates etc. Estimating using MIS software. Coordinating print and graphics- order entry, scheduling, follow up, problem solving. Special projects for the development of new business as assigned. Suitable candidate is friendly, presentable and articulate. Able to work in a team environment. Must be self motivated with a talent for multitasking. Annual Salary $38,000 with increase to $40,000 upon successful completion of probationary period. 9-5 Monday to Friday. Contact Rob Cole (Received 4 June)

SALES, IKON sales opportunities with IKON (based out of our Mississauga location). Ideal for graduates of graphic communications. IKON is as a leading provider of solutions to managing document workflow. Range of opportunities. Contact Kathy Barrett. (Received 30 May)

PRODUCTION MANAGER Production Manager required for printing business in Hamilton. Suitable for recent graduates. Position is replacement for former graduate, who came here about 12 years ago or so, for six months… but never left. Contact Stuart Seldon (Received 24 May)

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Advanced Printing Solutions, dynamic, young company provides an ideal environment for the progressive minded. If you possess the required skills, a winning attitude, the desire to be part of a great team, in addition to an advanced work ethic, we would like to discuss your future with you. A minimum background of 3-5 years in printing industry is necessary. Please send resume to Customer Service Supervisor. (Received 22 May)

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Schawk Boston looking for Production Coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating packaging development activities between Brand Management, Marketing and Design departments. Management of the packaging development process. Bachelor’s degree. Preferably in Graphic Arts, Technical program or equivalent, 2 – 3 years experience. Contact Justin OShea. (Received 14 May)

PRINT QUOTES PROFESSIONAL Presently Print-Quotes is accepting resumes on behalf of a number of progressive printing companies located in the greater Toronto and southern Ontario area. This opportunity is available to individuals who are interested in a challenging career as a “Print-Quotes Professional” working within the printing industry. Initial resume selection will be conducted by Print-Quotes software human resources department. Upon Print Quotes recommendations final candidate interviews will be conducted by the interested printing company’s human resources department. Selected individuals will be trained at Print-Quotes Software Inc.’s facility in Kitchener, Ontario on all aspects of the software and position prior to working on location at the print company’s facility. Apply to . (Received 11 May)


Diary Dates

Alumni Weekend, September 8, 2007. This year Alumni Weekend is to be held on Thursday Sept. 6 – Saturday, Sept. 8th (with the majority of events taking place on the 8th).

Program Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007
9:00 am Registration begins in the Quad
10 – 11:30 am Faculty Open House Events
10 – 11:30 am General Campus Tours
11 – 1:30 pm Celebration in the Quad, with a free BBQ, music, President Sheldon Levy’s address, activities for the kids i.e. face-painting etc.
1:30 – 3:30 pm Varsity athletics – Men’s Volleyball Game vs. Canadians
Men’s Masters Team

Start spreading the word about the weekend to all your classmates – GCM wants to see you come home!!


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Abhay Sharma
Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management
e-mail sharma@ryerson.ca

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Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto
May 2007

Welcome to the May, 2007 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. In this issue we describe GCM alumni serving with Canadian Forces in Afghanistan and news and events from the new graduates of 2007. The last issue of our newsletter is available March 2007. We do not want to spam you, so if you do not wish to receive this newsletter please reply with unsubscribe in the subject line.


Ryerson launches TAGA Chapter
Dr Martin Habekost led a team of faculty and students to the TAGA Annual Technical Conference, March 18-21, 2007, Pittsburgh, PA. 300 copies of the Ryerson Student Research Journal were produced in-house on our Heidelberg DI press under the direction of Peter Roehrig. Ryerson students were placed 2nd in the technical writing category for student journals. 6 students attended the meeting. Faculty presentations included Jason Lisi on digital camera profiling, Dr Martin Habekost on Delta E equations, Manfred Breede on ink film thickness variations, and Dr Richard Adams on ecosolvent printers. We are very excited to have an active TAGA chapter and the students are already planning for TAGA 2008 in San Francisco. Photo shows Dr Martin Habekost (standing) and left to right GCM students Am Sagarwala, Matt Serwin and Scott Millward.

TAGA

Job Fair 2007
GCM held its most successful annual Job Fair to date. On March 8 we invited companies to interview our graduating class. We took over the Ryerson cafeteria for employers to interview candidates for full-time positions and also for summer interns. 53 companies were looking for full-time employees, many companies had more than one position to fill. 40 companies were looking for summer positions. It is an extremely buoyant market this year as GCM graduates demonstrate excellent technical knowledge and good person skills to produce well-rounded and flexible future managers. This event is free to employers. Make sure we have you on our mailing list for next year’s event – March 6, 2008. Picture shows a 3-panel team from RR Donnelley interviewing Joel Rogosin.

Job Fair

Orphanage

Serving in Afghanistan
Jadzia Karas (GCM 05) is a Master Corporal reservist in the Canadian Forces, she recently undertook a 7 month tour of duty in Afghanistan. Jadzia, a reservist since high school, volunteered for her first active duty deployment. Jadzia flew from Canadian Forces Base Trenton, via Dubai to Kandahar. The Task Force mission was to help the Afghan government in security, education, roads, water and food supply. The Canadian forces “adopted” a girls’ orphanage in Kabul providing medication and other donations from home. This was a dangerous posting with casualties and fatalities. Jadzia received the General Service Star of Afghanistan medal for her role in the mission. Jadzia is now working for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, working as a purchaser, buying print and services. Photo shows orphanage in Kabul.

It is fair to continue to debate and question the war, but the bravery and humanity of our warriors cannot be questioned. We are proud of Jadzia and all who serve with her.


Wine Tasting and Etiquette
Prof Mary Black invited leading wine restaurateur and sommelier, Jimson Bienenstock from Verity & George restaurant on April 11 to share with the GCM graduating class wine etiquette for those important events where your future employer invites you to dinner to “discuss your application”. Do you take your napkin from the left or right? Do you order red or white? Jimson provided hints, tips and created a mock dining table in our large lecture theatre. Students were able to sample red and white wines, which was a tall order, as the class began at 10.00 am. Thank you to Mary and Jimson for a great demonstration with some very merry students….

Wine Tasting

NAPIM

Ian Baitz Presents at NAPIM 2007
Prof Ian Baitz represented GCM and made a presentation to printing ink manufacturers at the March 24 – 28 NAPIM Annual Convention – in Bermuda. The program focused on the competition between conventional printing and non-impact, digital printing, both inkjet and electrophotographic. Ian spoke on ink and market demands for “The Book and Publication Markets”. Ian Baitz is Associate Chair for GCM, and we thank him for his dedication in traveling to Bermuda in the line of duty!


FujiFilm Dimatix Inkjet Technology 
Ryerson University was pleased to attend a technology update event at FujiFilm’s Dimatix headquarters in New Hampshire on April 25. Dimatix develops and manufacturers drop-on-demand inkjet printheads. These products are used in many inkjet systems worldwide and the technology is finding applications beyond printing images. Look, for example, for Pringles Print that have trivia printed on the chip using edible dyes. The image on the right shows the view from the inside, looking out through an inkjet head nozzle. The hole diameter is 40 microns, slightly smaller than the size of a human hair. An electron microscope is being used to examine the inkjet nozzle and to analyze the deposits on the inside of the head. For further information about this exciting new technology company, contact Tony Karg, FujiFilm.


Ryerson Board

Ryerson Board of Governors
Ryerson’s Board of Governors is the governing body of the university. Its 24 members consist of the Chancellor, the President, three students, three faculty members, two administrative staff members, three alumni representatives, two Board appointees and nine Lieutenant Governor in Council appointees. The Board of Governors has a new Chair, Vice-Chair and alumni representative. From left: Vice-Chair Jack Cockwell, Chair Peter Lukasiewicz, and alumni representatives Robert Cockerill, Graphic Communications Management ’73 (newly elected) and A.G. Klei, Radio and Television Arts ’03.

Photo Dario Ruberto, University Advancement


Grad Brochure

Grad Brochure 
Continuing an annual school custom, the graduating class designed and produced a book of images and biographies called “Spectrum”. Every student and faculty of the school was featured in this spiral bound book that also formed a free standing calendar and date book. The school is grateful to the support of many company sponsors including Symcor who donated the printing/finishing and Spicers who donated the paper cover and stock. The brochure showcases 77 graduates, 15 faculty, and 22 sponsors. The creative design means the brochure can be read as a book, calendar, or laying flat. While the book was a whole class project special mention goes to Project Manager: Darsan Sivanantharajah, Sponsorship Coordinator: Kyle Sassman, Creative Coordinator: Avi Debnath, Production Coordinator: Anthony Saldutto and Photography: Matt Smolka.


New Student Representatives
GCM recently held elections to select the course union members for 2007-08. The new council consists of students from all years of the program. The Course Union organizes many academic and social events that help to create the unique “GCM Family”. We are excited to work with the new team. Pictured (left to right) are Athletic Director – Rob LeClair, Vice-President – Pamela Reyes, Treasurer/Secretary – Zeena Yassi, Social Director – Kasia Chalas, Social Director – Joanne Lam, President – Emad Chibli, and Academic Director – Martin Sudnick. Congratulations to the incoming team and thank you to the outgoing President Nicky Fan (and his team) for a great year.

Course Union

BookNet Canada

Manfred Breede panelist at BookNet Canada
Prof Manfred Breede was an invited panelist at the BookNet Canada Technology Forum 2007, entitled Digitization and the Future of Canadian Publishing, held in Toronto, 20-21 March, 2007. His panel made presentations on the theme: “Print-on-demand-When does it work, and who does it work for? How could it work in Canada? Manfred’s PowerPoint slides can be accessed at www.booknetcanada.com. BookNet Canada is a service driven organization dedicated to innovation in the Canadian book industry supply chain, with a focus on establishing Canadian standards, improving bibliographic databases, distribution and inventory management.


OPIA

OPIA Technology Forecast Dinner
On April 12, the OPIA hosted a Research & Technology Dinner at the Holiday Inn, Yorkdale. 16 students and 4 faculty attended the update provided by Michael Makin and Dr Mark Bohan from PIA/GATF. Michael Makin needed no introduction to the OPIA, as he is the former President of the Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA). He even began his talk in French! The speakers presented an overview of recent developments in printing technologies from soft proofing to CTP and JDF. The evening provided a fantastic opportunity for the students to network with industry leaders and future employers. We thank Tracey Preston, OPIA for coordinating the support for our students, so that they could attend this popular Technology Forecast Dinner. We hope that you will have a student at your table at the next event…. 


GCM Printmasters win Championship Game
On 20 March, the Heidelberg Printmasters won the championship game. Celebrating another victorious year, the Heidelberg Printmasters claimed the intramural trophy for being the most vicious, and most talented hockey team beating Gannanoque Islanders 4-3 in regular play. The Ryerson Intramural team plays weekly in both semesters, and has 14 team members with 8 teams in the league. The team plays at Moss Park at 10.00 or 11.00 pm on Tuesday or Sunday. Photo courtesy Matt Smolka, shows the Printmasters celebrating their win in the finals. Congratulations to the students and thank you to the sponsor, Heidelberg Canada.

Hockey

CJ Graphics

Graduate Joins CJ Graphics
Ryerson graduates are in high demand this year. We have provided 82 enthusiastic young people to the Canadian printing industry. Demand for their prepress and press skills means that our students are enjoying keen interest from employers. CJ Graphics President Jay Mandarino is an avid old school skater who has built two half pipes in his printing facility behind the bindery. On weekends Jay encourages children to develop self-esteem and safe skateboarding skills. GCM grad Eric Petrouna joined the company on 7 May in the prepress department. Did his interview involve a “backside tweaker” or a massive “hip ollie” we wonder!! Photo shows from left President Jay Mandarino, GCM graduate Eric Petrouna, General Manager Dave Adams.

Summer Internship/Coop Program Begins 
Internship is a required part of the GCM program and is completed in the summer between the student’s third and fourth year. The internship is designed to provide the student with practical experience in the printing industry. Interns often return on graduation, so we often see this as the beginning of a long-term relationship with the company. Salaries range from CDN $12-18 an hour. This year we have enjoyed incredible interest in the program with students joining Thunderbird Press, Symcor, Webcom, Pacific Bindery, Rogers Media, Hemlock, Komori, Schawk, Transcontinental, and even Bowne of Hong Kong. We have 57 companies hiring our students this summer! Do you want to hire a future graduate, contact Taras Karpiuk to join the internship program. Pictured is Thomas Choi who is interning this summer at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) in Mississauga.

Thomas Choi

Mark Bohan Tours Ryerson
GCM was pleased to host a visit by Dr Mark Bohan on April 13. Mark is the Vice President, Research and Technology, at PIA/GATF. Originally from Wales, Mark joined the foundation in 2004 and now directs research at PIA/GATF and also manages a number of special areas such as CIP4 JDF product certification and TAGA. Mark visited GCM labs with 50 new intel-mac computers, and toured our updated press software simulators. An area of particular interest were a number of student special printing projects supervised by Prof Ian Baitz. Photo shows Nathan Witt, Olayemi Alawiye and Mike Morneau describing their rainbow printing results using a split fountain with oscillation printed on our Heidelberg Printmaster GTO.

Mark Bohan

Job Spot

CSR for Pentagon Graphics in Montreal. We specialize in phone & gift card production. This position represents an interesting opportunity for a new graduate of a graphic arts program or someone with experience in the printing industry. You would be a valued member of the sales team. Your main task will be to open detailed production dockets and to communicate information between the sales department and production. Anyone interested can visit our website at www.pentagon.ca and can send me their CV by fax or email, or give me a call. Ian Ruthven (Received 27 March)

PRINT COORDINATOR Ensure timely, effective execution of Print campaigns for Ad Agency Group within the Air Miles Reward Program. Graduation of GCM university degree, relevant intern work experience. 1 year contract position available. Full benefits with 3 weeks vacation. Interested candidates please submit CVs or inquiries tosso@loyalty.com (Received 2 April)

PRODUCTION MANAGER Live the thrills and spills of joining a small, start-up direct marketing agency. Experience
the excitement and challenges of building a production department almost from scratch. Feel good about what you do every day as you help not-for-profit organizations raise more money. We are a 6 year-old direct marketing consultancy that’s become too busy to do without a production manager. From a production standpoint, we essentially run direct mail programs for charities. So the person we’re looking for will have print production experience or background as well as some experience working with lettershops and variable data printing. Contact Gord Muschett (Received 10 April)

CSR This position represents an interesting opportunity for a new graduate of a graphic arts program or someone with experience in the printing industry. You would be a valued member of the sales team. Your main task will be to open detailed production dockets and to communicate information between the sales department and production. This position will require interaction between account managers, customers and the production department. Contact David Languedoc (Received 10 April)

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Central Reproductions is looking for a GCM grad for a production coordinator position. If anyone is interested, they can forward their resumes to Seema Kamath (Received 12 April)

EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR Sales and marketing, a leader in the custom integrated point of purchase and packaging industry is looking for energetic, career minded individuals to aid us with our expansion goal. A minimum of 3-5 years experience, post-secondary degree with emphasis in communications and writing. Please note that if you have existing experience working in the point of purchase/display industry this will be an asset and will affect salary level. If this sounds like the position for you, please forward your resume to H.R@centralgraphics.ca (Received 17 April)

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR SCL Imaging Group is Canada’s leading large format printing facility with more than 50 employees. The position requires an individual to work with sales people, clients and production staff. The position’s main focus is to write up orders and manage the production from concept to client delivery. SCL is a fast paced environment in which a high degree of organization and commitment are required. SCL offers a competitive salary and benefits. Please submit resumes by email to Peter Spring (Received 18 April)

DESKTOP PUBLISHER and SALES COORDINATOR (2 positions) SBR Global is an innovative professional services contractor located in downtown Toronto.  Primarily, we service Fortune 500 companies. Need somebody to create and input data for graphic presentations and graphically illustrate interrelation of persons or events. Second position is to book and support field sales appointments. Apply directly to hr@sbrglobal.com with cover letter and resume in 1 file. (Received 19 April)

ACCOUNT REP required at PrintAction and FlexoAction to sell advertising, this position involves daily customer contact by telephone, email and in person to make new sales and maintain existing business for the PrintAction and FlexoAction product line. Candidates must have some related work experience and a solid post-secondary education. We offer a competitive package consisting of a base salary, commissions, bonuses, a car allowance and full benefits. This is an entry level position. Contact Sara Young (Received 20 April)

SERVICE LAB TECHNICIANS Two eager people needed to start a career with a progressive North American and international ink manufacturer. Hostmann-Steinberg is seeking two individuals for full-time positions of service lab technician trainee and R&D technical trainee. College or university degree in chemistry, graphic arts or related fields. Computer knowledge – Microsoft Office; experience with colourmatching software, QA software and SAP would be an asset. Hands on experience in a printing environment preferred. Knowledge of resins, oils, varnishes, pigments, waxes and driers would be an asset for the R & D position. Prospective candidates must pass a colourblindness test. Interested applicants please e-mail your resume. (Received 25 April)

PRINT ESTIMATOR/PLANNER Busy commercial sheetfed print shop in Vancouver area is seeking an estimator/planner. Must be well-organized, strong math background, knowledge of print processes and terminology. Must be fluent with MS Office (Word & Excel). Please apply with cover letter and resume via email. No telephone calls or faxes accepted. (Received 1 May)

PROJECT MANAGER RR Donnelley requires a full time project manager in Toronto. You will be dealing with RRD’s clients to ensure that world class service is delivered at all times. This job involves the handling of multiple projects simultaneously and providing extremely accurate and detailed instructions while acting as the company’s frontline representative. Project managers work very closely with sales, manufacturing and production planning to determine the best way to produce a client’s product. Position Requirements are university degree or equivalent. Previous experience with print/bind processes and/or previous experience in financial printing. This position is on the afternoon shift with some overtime and weekends required. Contact George Smola (Received 2 May)

TRAFFIC COORDINATOR Anderson DDB is one of the largest health and lifestyle advertising agencies in North America. The clients range from a broad based consumer population to a select group of healthcare professionals. As a traffic coordinator, your role would be to assist the traffic manager and monitor project development vs. timelines and to take steps to ensure that projects are completed by the due dates set in the timelines. Requirements Bachelor of Technology, Major in Graphics Communications Management. Able to work in Office applications, Filemaker Pro and Presto. Please send your resume to HR (Received 3 May)

PREPRESS OPERATOR Optic Nerve Art & Design requires a self-motivated and independent individual who is responsible for providing prepress support to one of Toronto’s largest in-house agencies. Communicate in both written and verbal form with prepress manager, print production and those that are not as tech-savvy. Expert knowledge of Macintosh OSX, including but not limited to Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Quark. No phone calls please. ContactElizabeth Macaulay (Received 4 May)

STUDIO COORDINATOR Publicis requires a coordinator to update and maintain the white scheduling board, distribute and brief work to studio artists and proofreader, meet daily with studio manager, print production on all Publicis stationery, coordinating new business meetings/pitches when necessary. Contact Catherine Doty. (Received 4 May)

PRINT SERVICES COORDINATOR The Print Services department, Rogers Media, is seeking a detailed oriented, creative individual to handle quote request and executions for the BPP Group. This is a 12 month contract position filling in for a maternity leave. Qualifications for this position include a college degree with knowledge of magazine production, specifications of advertising files with a minimum experience of 3-5 years in production/agency environment. ContactStacy Park (Received 7 May)

ESTIMATOR Blanchette Press (formerly MacDonald Printing), a high quality award-winning annual report sheetfed printer located in Richmond B.C. (next to Vancouver) has an exciting opportunity for a GCM graduate looking for an
estimating position in a dynamic expanding company. email to Lorne@blanchettepress.com (Received May 9)


Diary Dates

Alumni Weekend, September 6 – 8, 2007. See the new Alumni logo on the right.

IPA Annual Technical Conference, June 5-7, Chicago, IL.

Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council Forum with Heidelberg’s Print Media Academy, Toronto, June 18, 2007 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel


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Abhay Sharma
Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management
e-mail sharma@ryerson.ca

Alumni Representatives 
Jamie McLeod GCM 00 jamie@jamiemcleod.com 
Stewart Nam GCM 00 stewart.nam@mgs.gov.on.ca

 

Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto 
May 2007

Welcome to the May, 2007 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. In this issue we describe GCM alumni serving with Canadian Forces in Afghanistan and news and events from the new graduates of 2007. The last issue of our newsletter is available March 2007. We do not want to spam you, so if you do not wish to receive this newsletter please reply with unsubscribe in the subject line.


Ryerson launches TAGA Chapter
Dr Martin Habekost led a team of faculty and students to the TAGA Annual Technical Conference, March 18-21, 2007, Pittsburgh, PA. 300 copies of the Ryerson Student Research Journal were produced in-house on our Heidelberg DI press under the direction of Peter Roehrig. Ryerson students were placed 2nd in the technical writing category for student journals. 6 students attended the meeting. Faculty presentations included Jason Lisi on digital camera profiling, Dr Martin Habekost on Delta E equations, Manfred Breede on ink film thickness variations, and Dr Richard Adams on ecosolvent printers. We are very excited to have an active TAGA chapter and the students are already planning for TAGA 2008 in San Francisco. Photo shows Dr Martin Habekost (standing) and left to right GCM students Am Sagarwala, Matt Serwin and Scott Millward.

TAGA

Job Fair 2007
GCM held its most successful annual Job Fair to date. On March 8 we invited companies to interview our graduating class. We took over the Ryerson cafeteria for employers to interview candidates for full-time positions and also for summer interns. 53 companies were looking for full-time employees, many companies had more than one position to fill. 40 companies were looking for summer positions. It is an extremely buoyant market this year as GCM graduates demonstrate excellent technical knowledge and good person skills to produce well-rounded and flexible future managers. This event is free to employers. Make sure we have you on our mailing list for next year’s event – March 6, 2008. Picture shows a 3-panel team from RR Donnelley interviewing Joel Rogosin.

Job Fair

Orphanage

Serving in Afghanistan
Jadzia Karas (GCM 05) is a Master Corporal reservist in the Canadian Forces, she recently undertook a 7 month tour of duty in Afghanistan. Jadzia, a reservist since high school, volunteered for her first active duty deployment. Jadzia flew from Canadian Forces Base Trenton, via Dubai to Kandahar. The Task Force mission was to help the Afghan government in security, education, roads, water and food supply. The Canadian forces “adopted” a girls’ orphanage in Kabul providing medication and other donations from home. This was a dangerous posting with casualties and fatalities. Jadzia received the General Service Star of Afghanistan medal for her role in the mission. Jadzia is now working for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, working as a purchaser, buying print and services. Photo shows orphanage in Kabul.

It is fair to continue to debate and question the war, but the bravery and humanity of our warriors cannot be questioned. We are proud of Jadzia and all who serve with her.


Wine Tasting and Etiquette
Prof Mary Black invited leading wine restaurateur and sommelier, Jimson Bienenstock from Verity & George restaurant on April 11 to share with the GCM graduating class wine etiquette for those important events where your future employer invites you to dinner to “discuss your application”. Do you take your napkin from the left or right? Do you order red or white? Jimson provided hints, tips and created a mock dining table in our large lecture theatre. Students were able to sample red and white wines, which was a tall order, as the class began at 10.00 am. Thank you to Mary and Jimson for a great demonstration with some very merry students….

Wine Tasting

NAPIM

Ian Baitz Presents at NAPIM 2007
Prof Ian Baitz represented GCM and made a presentation to printing ink manufacturers at the March 24 – 28 NAPIM Annual Convention – in Bermuda. The program focused on the competition between conventional printing and non-impact, digital printing, both inkjet and electrophotographic. Ian spoke on ink and market demands for “The Book and Publication Markets”. Ian Baitz is Associate Chair for GCM, and we thank him for his dedication in traveling to Bermuda in the line of duty!


FujiFilm Dimatix Inkjet Technology 
Ryerson University was pleased to attend a technology update event at FujiFilm’s Dimatix headquarters in New Hampshire on April 25. Dimatix develops and manufacturers drop-on-demand inkjet printheads. These products are used in many inkjet systems worldwide and the technology is finding applications beyond printing images. Look, for example, for Pringles Print that have trivia printed on the chip using edible dyes. The image on the right shows the view from the inside, looking out through an inkjet head nozzle. The hole diameter is 40 microns, slightly smaller than the size of a human hair. An electron microscope is being used to examine the inkjet nozzle and to analyze the deposits on the inside of the head. For further information about this exciting new technology company, contact Tony Karg, FujiFilm.


Ryerson Board

Ryerson Board of Governors
Ryerson’s Board of Governors is the governing body of the university. Its 24 members consist of the Chancellor, the President, three students, three faculty members, two administrative staff members, three alumni representatives, two Board appointees and nine Lieutenant Governor in Council appointees. The Board of Governors has a new Chair, Vice-Chair and alumni representative. From left: Vice-Chair Jack Cockwell, Chair Peter Lukasiewicz, and alumni representatives Robert Cockerill, Graphic Communications Management ’73 (newly elected) and A.G. Klei, Radio and Television Arts ’03.

Photo Dario Ruberto, University Advancement


Grad Brochure

Grad Brochure 
Continuing an annual school custom, the graduating class designed and produced a book of images and biographies called “Spectrum”. Every student and faculty of the school was featured in this spiral bound book that also formed a free standing calendar and date book. The school is grateful to the support of many company sponsors including Symcor who donated the printing/finishing and Spicers who donated the paper cover and stock. The brochure showcases 77 graduates, 15 faculty, and 22 sponsors. The creative design means the brochure can be read as a book, calendar, or laying flat. While the book was a whole class project special mention goes to Project Manager: Darsan Sivanantharajah, Sponsorship Coordinator: Kyle Sassman, Creative Coordinator: Avi Debnath, Production Coordinator: Anthony Saldutto and Photography: Matt Smolka.


New Student Representatives
GCM recently held elections to select the course union members for 2007-08. The new council consists of students from all years of the program. The Course Union organizes many academic and social events that help to create the unique “GCM Family”. We are excited to work with the new team. Pictured (left to right) are Athletic Director – Rob LeClair, Vice-President – Pamela Reyes, Treasurer/Secretary – Zeena Yassi, Social Director – Kasia Chalas, Social Director – Joanne Lam, President – Emad Chibli, and Academic Director – Martin Sudnick. Congratulations to the incoming team and thank you to the outgoing President Nicky Fan (and his team) for a great year.

Course Union

BookNet Canada

Manfred Breede panelist at BookNet Canada
Prof Manfred Breede was an invited panelist at the BookNet Canada Technology Forum 2007, entitled Digitization and the Future of Canadian Publishing, held in Toronto, 20-21 March, 2007. His panel made presentations on the theme: “Print-on-demand-When does it work, and who does it work for? How could it work in Canada? Manfred’s PowerPoint slides can be accessed at www.booknetcanada.com. BookNet Canada is a service driven organization dedicated to innovation in the Canadian book industry supply chain, with a focus on establishing Canadian standards, improving bibliographic databases, distribution and inventory management.


OPIA

OPIA Technology Forecast Dinner
On April 12, the OPIA hosted a Research & Technology Dinner at the Holiday Inn, Yorkdale. 16 students and 4 faculty attended the update provided by Michael Makin and Dr Mark Bohan from PIA/GATF. Michael Makin needed no introduction to the OPIA, as he is the former President of the Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA). He even began his talk in French! The speakers presented an overview of recent developments in printing technologies from soft proofing to CTP and JDF. The evening provided a fantastic opportunity for the students to network with industry leaders and future employers. We thank Tracey Preston, OPIA for coordinating the support for our students, so that they could attend this popular Technology Forecast Dinner. We hope that you will have a student at your table at the next event…. 


GCM Printmasters win Championship Game
On 20 March, the Heidelberg Printmasters won the championship game. Celebrating another victorious year, the Heidelberg Printmasters claimed the intramural trophy for being the most vicious, and most talented hockey team beating Gannanoque Islanders 4-3 in regular play. The Ryerson Intramural team plays weekly in both semesters, and has 14 team members with 8 teams in the league. The team plays at Moss Park at 10.00 or 11.00 pm on Tuesday or Sunday. Photo courtesy Matt Smolka, shows the Printmasters celebrating their win in the finals. Congratulations to the students and thank you to the sponsor, Heidelberg Canada.

Hockey

CJ Graphics

Graduate Joins CJ Graphics
Ryerson graduates are in high demand this year. We have provided 82 enthusiastic young people to the Canadian printing industry. Demand for their prepress and press skills means that our students are enjoying keen interest from employers. CJ Graphics President Jay Mandarino is an avid old school skater who has built two half pipes in his printing facility behind the bindery. On weekends Jay encourages children to develop self-esteem and safe skateboarding skills. GCM grad Eric Petrouna joined the company on 7 May in the prepress department. Did his interview involve a “backside tweaker” or a massive “hip ollie” we wonder!! Photo shows from left President Jay Mandarino, GCM graduate Eric Petrouna, General Manager Dave Adams.

Summer Internship/Coop Program Begins 
Internship is a required part of the GCM program and is completed in the summer between the student’s third and fourth year. The internship is designed to provide the student with practical experience in the printing industry. Interns often return on graduation, so we often see this as the beginning of a long-term relationship with the company. Salaries range from CDN $12-18 an hour. This year we have enjoyed incredible interest in the program with students joining Thunderbird Press, Symcor, Webcom, Pacific Bindery, Rogers Media, Hemlock, Komori, Schawk, Transcontinental, and even Bowne of Hong Kong. We have 57 companies hiring our students this summer! Do you want to hire a future graduate, contact Taras Karpiuk to join the internship program. Pictured is Thomas Choi who is interning this summer at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) in Mississauga.

Thomas Choi

Mark Bohan Tours Ryerson
GCM was pleased to host a visit by Dr Mark Bohan on April 13. Mark is the Vice President, Research and Technology, at PIA/GATF. Originally from Wales, Mark joined the foundation in 2004 and now directs research at PIA/GATF and also manages a number of special areas such as CIP4 JDF product certification and TAGA. Mark visited GCM labs with 50 new intel-mac computers, and toured our updated press software simulators. An area of particular interest were a number of student special printing projects supervised by Prof Ian Baitz. Photo shows Nathan Witt, Olayemi Alawiye and Mike Morneau describing their rainbow printing results using a split fountain with oscillation printed on our Heidelberg Printmaster GTO.

Mark Bohan

Job Spot

CSR for Pentagon Graphics in Montreal. We specialize in phone & gift card production. This position represents an interesting opportunity for a new graduate of a graphic arts program or someone with experience in the printing industry. You would be a valued member of the sales team. Your main task will be to open detailed production dockets and to communicate information between the sales department and production. Anyone interested can visit our website at www.pentagon.ca and can send me their CV by fax or email, or give me a call. Ian Ruthven (Received 27 March)

PRINT COORDINATOR Ensure timely, effective execution of Print campaigns for Ad Agency Group within the Air Miles Reward Program. Graduation of GCM university degree, relevant intern work experience. 1 year contract position available. Full benefits with 3 weeks vacation. Interested candidates please submit CVs or inquiries tosso@loyalty.com (Received 2 April)

PRODUCTION MANAGER Live the thrills and spills of joining a small, start-up direct marketing agency. Experience
the excitement and challenges of building a production department almost from scratch. Feel good about what you do every day as you help not-for-profit organizations raise more money. We are a 6 year-old direct marketing consultancy that’s become too busy to do without a production manager. From a production standpoint, we essentially run direct mail programs for charities. So the person we’re looking for will have print production experience or background as well as some experience working with lettershops and variable data printing. Contact Gord Muschett (Received 10 April)

CSR This position represents an interesting opportunity for a new graduate of a graphic arts program or someone with experience in the printing industry. You would be a valued member of the sales team. Your main task will be to open detailed production dockets and to communicate information between the sales department and production. This position will require interaction between account managers, customers and the production department. Contact David Languedoc (Received 10 April)

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Central Reproductions is looking for a GCM grad for a production coordinator position. If anyone is interested, they can forward their resumes to Seema Kamath (Received 12 April)

EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR Sales and marketing, a leader in the custom integrated point of purchase and packaging industry is looking for energetic, career minded individuals to aid us with our expansion goal. A minimum of 3-5 years experience, post-secondary degree with emphasis in communications and writing. Please note that if you have existing experience working in the point of purchase/display industry this will be an asset and will affect salary level. If this sounds like the position for you, please forward your resume to H.R@centralgraphics.ca (Received 17 April)

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR SCL Imaging Group is Canada’s leading large format printing facility with more than 50 employees. The position requires an individual to work with sales people, clients and production staff. The position’s main focus is to write up orders and manage the production from concept to client delivery. SCL is a fast paced environment in which a high degree of organization and commitment are required. SCL offers a competitive salary and benefits. Please submit resumes by email to Peter Spring (Received 18 April)

DESKTOP PUBLISHER and SALES COORDINATOR (2 positions) SBR Global is an innovative professional services contractor located in downtown Toronto.  Primarily, we service Fortune 500 companies. Need somebody to create and input data for graphic presentations and graphically illustrate interrelation of persons or events. Second position is to book and support field sales appointments. Apply directly to hr@sbrglobal.com with cover letter and resume in 1 file. (Received 19 April)

ACCOUNT REP required at PrintAction and FlexoAction to sell advertising, this position involves daily customer contact by telephone, email and in person to make new sales and maintain existing business for the PrintAction and FlexoAction product line. Candidates must have some related work experience and a solid post-secondary education. We offer a competitive package consisting of a base salary, commissions, bonuses, a car allowance and full benefits. This is an entry level position. Contact Sara Young (Received 20 April)

SERVICE LAB TECHNICIANS Two eager people needed to start a career with a progressive North American and international ink manufacturer. Hostmann-Steinberg is seeking two individuals for full-time positions of service lab technician trainee and R&D technical trainee. College or university degree in chemistry, graphic arts or related fields. Computer knowledge – Microsoft Office; experience with colourmatching software, QA software and SAP would be an asset. Hands on experience in a printing environment preferred. Knowledge of resins, oils, varnishes, pigments, waxes and driers would be an asset for the R & D position. Prospective candidates must pass a colourblindness test. Interested applicants please e-mail your resume. (Received 25 April)

PRINT ESTIMATOR/PLANNER Busy commercial sheetfed print shop in Vancouver area is seeking an estimator/planner. Must be well-organized, strong math background, knowledge of print processes and terminology. Must be fluent with MS Office (Word & Excel). Please apply with cover letter and resume via email. No telephone calls or faxes accepted. (Received 1 May)

PROJECT MANAGER RR Donnelley requires a full time project manager in Toronto. You will be dealing with RRD’s clients to ensure that world class service is delivered at all times. This job involves the handling of multiple projects simultaneously and providing extremely accurate and detailed instructions while acting as the company’s frontline representative. Project managers work very closely with sales, manufacturing and production planning to determine the best way to produce a client’s product. Position Requirements are university degree or equivalent. Previous experience with print/bind processes and/or previous experience in financial printing. This position is on the afternoon shift with some overtime and weekends required. Contact George Smola (Received 2 May)

TRAFFIC COORDINATOR Anderson DDB is one of the largest health and lifestyle advertising agencies in North America. The clients range from a broad based consumer population to a select group of healthcare professionals. As a traffic coordinator, your role would be to assist the traffic manager and monitor project development vs. timelines and to take steps to ensure that projects are completed by the due dates set in the timelines. Requirements Bachelor of Technology, Major in Graphics Communications Management. Able to work in Office applications, Filemaker Pro and Presto. Please send your resume to HR (Received 3 May)

PREPRESS OPERATOR Optic Nerve Art & Design requires a self-motivated and independent individual who is responsible for providing prepress support to one of Toronto’s largest in-house agencies. Communicate in both written and verbal form with prepress manager, print production and those that are not as tech-savvy. Expert knowledge of Macintosh OSX, including but not limited to Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Quark. No phone calls please. ContactElizabeth Macaulay (Received 4 May)

STUDIO COORDINATOR Publicis requires a coordinator to update and maintain the white scheduling board, distribute and brief work to studio artists and proofreader, meet daily with studio manager, print production on all Publicis stationery, coordinating new business meetings/pitches when necessary. Contact Catherine Doty. (Received 4 May)

PRINT SERVICES COORDINATOR The Print Services department, Rogers Media, is seeking a detailed oriented, creative individual to handle quote request and executions for the BPP Group. This is a 12 month contract position filling in for a maternity leave. Qualifications for this position include a college degree with knowledge of magazine production, specifications of advertising files with a minimum experience of 3-5 years in production/agency environment. ContactStacy Park (Received 7 May)

ESTIMATOR Blanchette Press (formerly MacDonald Printing), a high quality award-winning annual report sheetfed printer located in Richmond B.C. (next to Vancouver) has an exciting opportunity for a GCM graduate looking for an
estimating position in a dynamic expanding company. email to Lorne@blanchettepress.com (Received May 9)


Diary Dates

Alumni Weekend, September 6 – 8, 2007. See the new Alumni logo on the right.

IPA Annual Technical Conference, June 5-7, Chicago, IL.

Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council Forum with Heidelberg’s Print Media Academy, Toronto, June 18, 2007 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel

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Abhay Sharma
Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management
e-mail sharma@ryerson.ca

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Jamie McLeod GCM 00 jamie@jamiemcleod.com 
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Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto 
January 2007

Welcome to the January, 2007 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. The last issue of our newsletter is available October 2006. This issue we describe GCM’s move into JDF and report on the achievements of faculty and students at our Awards Night. We do not want to spam you, so if you do not wish to receive this newsletter please reply with unsubscribe in the subject line.


CIP4 and Ryerson to host JDF Education Event on February 20, 2007 
Ryerson has recently joined CIP4. One of the first events announced by CIP4 and Ryerson University is a free JDF Education Event at GCM on Tuesday, 20 February. This one day program will cover all aspects of print process automation, CIP4 and the Job Definition Format (JDF). This “JDF 101” Education Event is the first of its kind in Canada. Speakers include: Mark Wilton, Kodak Graphic Communications Group; James Harvey, Executive Director of CIP4 Organizations; Patrick Bolan, President and CEO of Avanti Computer Systems and Tim Hassan, National Digital Solutions Systems Specialist, AGFA Graphics Canada. The event is sponsored by Avanti, AGFA and Kodak. Door prizes include KODAK Digital Camera. For further program details and registration go to http://ryerson.eventbrite.com/ 


Heidelberg donates Prinect Profile Toolbox 
Heidelberg have donated two copies of the Profile Toolbox software suite that includes ICC profiling program PrintOpen and QA product Quality Monitor. Researchers at Ryerson are using Quality Monitor to measure and analyse print parameters for various press runs. The software generates data for dot gain, TVI, Delta E, etc. We are grateful to Heidelberg for their continued investment in education and research.

PIA/GATF Color Management Conference, Phoenix, Dec 3-5 
Ryerson faculty and students attended the annual Color Management Conference in Arizona. Professor Dr Rich Adams presented a session on “Building Output Profiles” and Abhay Sharma talked about “Hands-on Instrumentation”. Fourth year students Suzana Grutca and Mia Janhunen are researching color management as part of their final year major project and were excited to meet so many representatives of the color science community. The conference this year had a number of tracks in growth areas of digital photography, flexo and Windows Vista colour management. Abhay Sharma is on the organizing committee for this conference – contact him if you are thinking of attending next year. For copies of the presentations and further details visit PIA/GATF. Pictured from left to right are Suzana Grutca, Abhay Sharma, Michael Makin (President & CEO, PIA/GATF), Mia Janhunen, Dr Richard Adams.


Faculty Publications
The Future of the Book in the Digital Age, Chandos Publishing, 2006, (left) has chapters by two GCM professors. Chris Kular writes on “Venues for vanity: methods and means of self-published books”, and Manfred Breede explores “Plus ça change… print-on-demand reverts book publishing to its pre-industrial beginnings”.In another new title Color Image Processing, CRC Press, 2007, (right) Abhay Sharma has a chapter entitled “ICC Color Management: Architecture and Implementation”. Both these titles are available at Amazon and other booksellers.


Kodak sponsors JDF Guide for Ryerson 
BRIDG’s has recently published the JDF Guide for Managers that explains the JDF process, answers important questions in business terms, and provides an introduction to process automation. BRIDG’s project manager, Janice Reese of Network PDF says that the JDF Guide represents over a year of research and fact finding. Companies like Kodak sponsor the “School Support Program” so that limited number of copies of the JDF Guide can be made available to colleges and universities with graphic arts programs. Steve Fullerton, Director Trade Relations, Kodak has supported GCM so that all 82 students in the GRA 804 Management of Workflow class can have their own copy. To get your copy attend our event on Feb 20 (see above) or order it from PrintTools.org. We thank Steve Fullerton and Kodak for their support.


X-Rite donates another DTP70 spectrophotometer
X-Rite continues to support colour imaging research at GCM. In December, Marc Levine, X-Rite, donated a second DTP70 spectrophotometer to the School. Already in use at GCM are Pulse Color Elite, MonacoProfiler, GretagMacbeth ProfileMaker 5 Packaging and ColorShopX. ICC profiling and color management enter an interesting new phase with the release of Windows Vista and the Windows Color System (WCS). Colour imaging and color management continue to be strong research areas in the school. Contact our research coordinator for more details – Dr Martin Habekost. Photo: Abhay Sharma and Barb Mallin (now at Hemlock Printers).

New Faces at Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD)
Catherine Hurley has joined our faculty as the new Director of Development. Catherine officially joined Ryerson as part of the FCAD and University Advancement teams on October 16th. Catherine holds an international certification in philanthropy (CFRE), a Masters in Communications Media from York University as well as an undergraduate degree in applied arts from Ryerson.

We are also pleased to welcome Shirley Lewchuk in a new role in the Dean’s office as Communications Coordinator. Shirley’s major responsibilities will include promoting, marketing and strengthening the public profile of the Faculty and all its schools both within the university and with the broader community. Shirley holds two graduate degrees – a Masters of Environmental Studies from York University and a Masters of Health Science from McMaster University.

Photo: Catherine Hurley, Director of Development


GCM Awards Evening, November 8, 2006 
Brian Collict, Sun Chemical was the MC at a gala evening celebrating the academic achievements of our students in 2006. Over $40,000 scholarship money was awarded to our exceptional students. 120 parents and industry guests attended this event co-hosted with the OPIA. It was a fantastic to see so many recent graduates and industry friends at this event. Does your company want to sponsor an award? Would you like to invest in the future of the Canadian printing industry? If so please contact Abhay Sharma Photo: Student Diana Brown receiving the Man Roland Accounting Award from Paul Tasker, Man Roland.


Congratulations to Jason Lisi, BTech, MEd
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jason Lisi who has successfully completed an MEd degree from the University of Southern Queensland in the area of educational technology. Jason achieved an A grade and High Distinction – a remarkable achievement given the competing demands of a full-time job, two kids and a new Intel Mac! Jason studied topics including technology management, online learning, interactive multimedia, computing in education and research methods. He brings these skills to teaching and research at GCM. We congratulate Jason on this valuable achievement.

Jason is also conducting research in digital camera calibration with a $3,000 seed grant from the Faculty of Communication and Design. Jason has also published a research paper, Sustaining Quality and Integrity of Education Within Online Environments, International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp.129-134.

Well done Jason on all these projects…..


David Friesen awarded Printer of the Year 2006
On November 9, Graphic Monthly held a reception and award ceremony to honour David Friesen as Printer of the Year 2006. The ceremony was held at the GCM Heidelberg Centre. Sandy Donald and Filomena Tamburri from Graphic Monthly presented the award. In the audience were past winners Mary Black and Remi Marcoux. David was able to tour the GCM facilities and observe an night-school printing class in progress.

Picture from left to right: David Friesen with GCM students Jamie Mace, Dianne Nubla and Theodore Avery.


Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council
On November 1, we were pleased to receive a visit from Marie Eveline, Executive Director of the newly formed Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council (CPISC). The CPISC was established in April 2006 under the sector council program of the HRSDC. A high-priority for all of us is attracting young people to our industry. During her visit Marie met with Dean Daniel Doz, Assoc Dean Gillian Mothersill, Adam Kahan, Ryerson VP for University Advancement and GCM faculty and students.

Abhay Sharma, GCM, has been invited to join the Project Advisory Committee of the CPISC. Also on the committee is GCM alumni Shadi Shenouda, Pacific Bindery, Vancouver. The first meeting of the Committee will be held in Toronto on January 18-19, 2007, at Ryerson University. Please consider ways in which your company can help us get the message out – printing is an exciting technology area with fantastic career opportunities.

Photo: GCM’s Peter Roehrig showing Marie Eveline our bindery equipment.


Quebec Institute Celebrates 10 Years
The Quebec Institute of Graphic Communications celebrated its 10th anniversary with a fund-raising gala in Montreal on November 2, 2006. The guests of honour were presidents Remi Marcoux (Transcontinental) and Jean Neveu (Quebecor). Ryerson was pleased to be present at this event and we congratulate Andre Dion, General Manager on his successful programs and services to the printing industry. The evening included a performance at TOHU, la cite des arts du cirque. Photo: Andre Dion, General Manager, Quebec Institute.


Print Action World Class Flexo Conference
Prof Rye Goodyear recently spoke at the Flexo Conference held on December 1 at the Board of Trade, Airport Centre with around 80 participants. Organized by Print Action magazine, there were material suppliers such as Dupont, converters such as Sunoco, and premedia companies such as Schawk Graphics. Wayne Peachy, Keating detailed the emerging technology in packaging and the comparison of flexo to gravure. Schools involved in packaging education were invited to give a presentation regarding flexo in their curriculum. Prof Rye Goodyear detailed the recent changes to the GCM curriculum which included the incorporation of flexo technology in the first semester of the third year premedia and print courses, use of the FlexSys simulator, Universal TestPrint, fingerprinting, n-channel profiles, etc. There followed a roundtable presentation by representatives from Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School, Winnipeg Technical College, Mohawk College and Ryerson University.


Oil and Colour Chemists Association (OCCA) 
On November 20, GCM organized a meeting of the Ontario section of the Oil and Colour Chemists Association (OCCA). GCM Prof, Dr Martin Habekost is Programs Coordinator for OCCA Canada and arranged an introduction to colour separations and a plate making exercise at the Heidelberg Centre. OCCA is a technical society for researchers in surface coatings and inks. It was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in London, England. The event included participants from Siegwerk (formerly SICPA) and Dominion Colour.


Ryerson’s New Business Building 
The latest addition to Ryerson’s downtown campus is the Ryerson Business Building – a joint venture between Ryerson University and The Cadillac Fairview Corporation. The Faculty of Business will occupy the top three floors of the nine-floor building which also contains retail and parking areas. Partly funded by a $12.5 million grant from the provincial government, the projected investment by Ryerson University is $75 million. Located at 575 Bay St. (entrance at 55 Dundas St. W.), Ryerson’s portion of the building is three floors and 20,300 square metres. In addition to Ryerson’s three top levels, Cadillac Fairview owns two retail floors currently occupied by Best Buy and Canadian Tire.


Print World 2006
On November 20 we cancelled all classes, closed the school and all 400 students and faculty headed for Graphic Monthly’s Print World trade show. 400 students boarded bright yellow school buses at Bond Street and arrived bright and early at the Direct Energy Centre, Toronto where we were met by organizer Sandy Donald and our very own Mary Black. We thank vendor companies for taking the time to talk to our students and special thanks to Taras Karpiuk and Marietta Canlas for arranging badges and transport. First year students – Mikaela Klassen, Kristen Read, Lissa Davey, Agnes Fekete got their picture in Print Action magazine, December 2006, page 11. Photo: Gerard Boivin, Heidelberg Canada talking to GCM students Crystal Wong and Viet Vu. 


Job Spot
CUSTOMER SERVICE COORDINATOR required by Keating Flexographic – a growing company based in Mississauga. The CSC will receive customer files, colour targets, proofs and information relating to the creation of printed packaging. The information is translated into work orders for prepress production. This is an ideal opportunity to join at an early phase of Keating’s development, a chance to develop with the company and be exposed to new and interesting challenges. Full training will be provided as required. Contact wpeachey@keatinglobal.com. (Received Dec 18)

GRAPHIC DESIGNER INTERN Seventy7 is a brand new Canadian venture that has developed a consumer product that will launch Summer 2007. We are located in Toronto, and are just beginning the sales and marketing of this exciting product. We need an eager and motivated 4th year creative graphic designer, who could design packaging, media kit, PowerPoint presentation, website and assist with creative! You will have knowledge of MS Office, Photoshop, Illustrator and/or Quark. Contact tvalentic@optionspersonnel.com. If you do not meet all of the above, do not sweat it, you should apply anyway because you never know unless you try! (Received Nov 20)

SALES POSITION Company in Richmond hill is looking for a competent sales person, mainly involved in B2Bsales of printing services. Candidates are preferred to be aggressive, energetic, persistent and good at communicating with people. Candidates should have good knowledge of graphic design and computer science. Candidates must have full, clean drive license. Living in places in or near Richmond hill is a plus. This is a full time job and Print three head office will provide extensive training for the chosen candidate. The compensation is basic salary plus commissions. Print three is a well known national brand in the printing industry for over 30 years. Contact maotianhua@yahoo.com (Received Nov 29)

PRINT PRODUCTION COORDINATOR responsible for managing projects through all aspects of production, ensuring the job is quoted and specified correctly, materials ordered and timelines are met. You can create layouts and imposition for press and mockups for finishing. You have knowledge of sheet-fed presses and finishing operations, a minimum of 3 years experience in the printing industry and a degree or certificate in a printing-related field. Informco is a fully integrated print solutions company located in East Toronto. If you are an energetic and talented print production coordinator who has excellent multi-tasking skills, we want to meet you! Contact info@informco.com (Received Dec 6)

PRESS OPERATORS, both sheetfed offset and digital. Our client is seeking qualified head press operators. They are also interested in reviewing candidates with an in-depth understanding of the technology that integrates project planning, prepress, press, and post press. For details of this and other vacancies contact mpenny@printlink.com. (Received Dec 21)

PRODUCTION OUTPUT OPERATOR required by Clarity, part-time. We would need someone with 2-5yrs experience with Macs and OSX, a better than average understanding of Quark Xpress, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign software. A solid understanding of Adobe Acrobat and PDF file formats. Well organized, works well under pressure, can handle deadlines, works in a “team” environment. Contact monica@clarity.on.ca (Received Nov 1)

CAREER CONNECTION COORDINATOR required by Eva’s Phoenix Print Shop. The Career Connection Coordinator provides the anchor relationship for youth participants throughout their Phoenix Print Shop experience. Coaches youth during their training experience; works with youth and employers/educational institutions to generate career-oriented opportunities; and coordinates long-term follow-up support with graduates. Requires degree and experience with graphic communications industry. Contact andrewmac@evas.ca (Received Jan 2).


Diary Dates

Continuing Education (CE) Winter term courses begin the week of January 8, 2007. A full listing of GCM CE courses is available online.

CIP4 and Ryerson JDF Education Event, School of Graphic Communications Management, 125 Bond Street, Feb 20, 2007. Free Registration.

Magazines Canada Professional Education Event, A Hard Look at Soft Proofing, Ryerson University, Feb 22, 2007

GCM Industry Day (for high-school students thinking of joining our program) Tuesday, Feb 13 and Tuesday, Mar 6, 2007. Details.

GCM Job Fair, March 8 – please attend this annual event to recruit our students for your full-time and summer positions. Contact Taras Karpiuk


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Abhay Sharma
Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management
e-mail sharma@ryerson.ca

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2006

Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto
October 2006

Welcome to the October, 2006 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. Previous versions of this newsletter are available FebruaryAprilJune, August.

This issue we report on the CPIA Conference and describe our use of Remote Director soft proofing technology. We do not want to spam you, so if you do not wish to receive this newsletter please reply with unsubscribe in the subject line.


CPIA Conference, Vancouver 2006
A large team from Ryerson University attended this year’s CPIA Conference at the Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver, 14-16 September. The Canadian printing industry converged on Vancouver to hear David Friesen deliver a keynote address. Chris Kular made a presentation on “Benefits of a Formalized Training Program”. Abhay Sharma and Chris Kular also described recent developments in colour management in a talk entitled “Colour Management and Remote Colour Proofing”. Dinner was held at the spectacular setting of the Vancouver Aquarium where Michael Makin (PIA/GATF) enjoyed a drink with the beluga whales! Don Gain and Loretta Puckrin conducted a fantastic auction to raise money for the Scholarship Trust fund. In 2007 the CPIA comes to Toronto.

From back left: Ward Griffin (CPIA), Chris Kular, Dean Daniel Doz, Mary Black, Abhay Sharma, Assoc Dean Gillian Mothersill. Photo credit Brian Ellis, Heidelberg Canada.


CPIA Scholarship Trust Fund
The Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund recently announced national scholarships for 2006-07. These scholarships are awarded to future leaders of the printing industry and require a grade point average of 3.0 and a successful interview with a nominated industry representative. 25 new scholarships were awarded this year, Ryerson was pleased to receive 16, the others going to our friends at BCIT and Algonquin. The scholarship amount is $1250 and is renewable for the duration of the program. We congratulate one Ryerson recipient who was awarded a Prestige full scholarship of $5,000. Ryerson and all the printing schools thank the Canadian printing industry for this investment in the future of our industry.

Ryerson adopts ICS Remote Director for Soft Proofing
Colour management and remote soft proofing are being researched and taught at Ryerson using ICS Remote Director. Students in 4th year courses GRA 704 Workflow Management and GRA743 Managing Advanced Technology are creating soft proofs and inviting the instructor to view their annotations and provide sign off approval. John Sweeney, ICS, has provided seats for every student, who create their own online proofs and calibrate their monitors using a GretagMacbeth EyeOne. The use of new technologies ensures GCM students provide added value to their future employers.

Can we demonstrate this technology to your company? We can host a seminar and practical demonstration in our Mac labs that can accommodate up to 25 participants. Contact Abhay Sharma for more details. sharma@ryerson.ca


The Accordion Book: An Old Idea Reinvented for Digital Printing
Manfred Breede and Jason Lisi have created a prototype digitally printed accordion book. Their project traces the difference between traditional printing that prints signatures and digital printing that prints sequentially. The folding book can be read in the normal way, then flipped over to read the next set of pages. The folding book is the cheapest book to produce as it has no binding or finishing costs! Manfred presented this research at the appropriately named 4th International Conference on the Book, Emerson College, Boston,
October 20-22. The demonstration drew great interest from the attendees. Contact Manfred Breede to find out how he did it.mbreede@ryerson.ca.


OPIA Annual Queen’s Park Day
Ryerson University was pleased to participate in the annual event at Queen’s Park on October 26th. Abhay Sharma and 4th year student Mary Huang joined industry representatives to wander the corridors of power. Tracey Preston arranged meetings with Honourable Steve Peters, Minister of Labour and Honourable Donna Cansfield, Minister of Energy and advisors to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. Items such as machine guarding, VOCs, the rising cost of energy, and the skills shortage were discussed. Brad Duguid (Liberal MPP Scarborough) revealed that his father worked in finishing for his whole life. Security was light for our group that met in Room 230 West Wing of Queen’s Park Main Legislative Building.


Ryerson partners with Friesens Yearbooks 
Friesens in Altona, Manitoba is Canada’s largest independent book manufacturer. Their Yearbook Division produces yearbooks for schools throughout the country. Ryerson is pleased to become a Friesens Yearbook Partner. Under the arrangement Ryerson gains access to Friesens yearbook students and Friesens holds workshops at Ryerson. Working with GCM alumnus Brent Bourne and Natalia Gilewicz (second from left) from Friesens we are able to address high school students attending the yearbook seminars. In September we addressed students from Scarlett Heights, Eastern Commerce, and Langstaff Secondary. The Grade 11 and 12 students were attending a 1-day yearbook seminar at Scarlett Heights. Students that are interested in producing a yearbook are likely to be interested in a career in graphic communications, so Friesens and GCM share the same target audience. Thank you Friesens for this fantastic opportunity.

Colour Management Survey Assistant Professor Jason Lisi is conducting a survey as part of his thesis paper for an MEd degree from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Jason is trying to determine whether a complex subject that is traditionally taught through hands-on lab experiences can be successfully migrated over to an entirely online experience. In particular he is focusing on the idea of creating an online color accreditation course for professionals in the graphic communications industry. You do not need a background in color theory to participate. Please take the survey so that Jason has good data to work with. Click here to take the survey.

InDesign User Group In another project Jason Lisi has founded Canada’s first and only Adobe InDesign User Group. Jason Lisi is the Chapter Representative and the inaugural meeting was held at Ryerson University on Oct 26. Sebastian Distefano, Adobe’s product manager for InDesign, plans to hold regular meetings to support and nurture the software’s growing user base. Check out the for details of future events.


Letter to the Editor Supporting the City Centre Airport
Prof Ian Baitz had the following letter published in the Toronto Star on 28 September. “…opposing commercial flights at the island airport … would increase congestion on Toronto highways and costs and travel times for downtown travelers …. Many other cities benefit from convenient urban airports. Toronto’s multi-use waterfront must cater to diverse needs of the downtown and harbourfront communities, including those wanting to avoid Pearson for short-haul flights. Porter Airlines seeks to operate completely within an approved regulatory framework.” Congratulations Ian on publication of this Letter to the Editor, which demonstrates how Ryerson takes an interest in the downtown community we live in.


Colour Differencing Equations
Dr Martin Habekost is conducting research into colour differencing equations. Martin’s work will help us determine which Delta E equation best relates to human perception of colour. Martin brings experience from Hostmann-Steinberg and is using his “inky” background to probe various tolerancing methods and how they correspond to human perception of colour. Contact Martin to participate in his research as a volunteer. This applies also to all GCM students. mhabekos@ryerson.ca

Photo: GCM student Pamela Reyes completes the Ishihara colour vision test before sorting colour chips in a light booth.


Shadi Shenouda (GCM 06), Pacific Bindery
On graduating Shadi moved to Vancouver to join Pacific Bindery. One of Pacific Bindery’s recent jobs was to finish the Ryerson student spiral bound diary. We visited Shadi and his effervescent manager Kris Bovay this summer. Here is what he had to say. “I am working on a project to implement a new estimating system (Avanti) into the company. Needless to say, the experience has been stellar and I am learning quite a bit. The company is unique as it is the largest bindery in the west coast and possibly North America. There are only a handful of binderies that have implemented a full blown estimating system and therefore, much of the system has been restructured to suit our environment. This has been the most challenging part of my work, but it does involve some scientific-type of research.” This summer Kris Bovay hired GCM students. We thank Pacific Bindery for their continued support of GCM.

Photo: Shadi Shenouda and Abhay Sharma. Photo credit Gillian Mothersill.


TV Show – November 11 at 7pm on Global Television – by GCM Alumni Ryan Lapidus 
I am a GCM alumni, class of 2001. I have an interesting update for the next newsletter, which will hopefully be circulated in early November. I have been working since graduating from Ryerson in various production management roles in the advertising/direct marketing field. I have spent the past three years as a Production Manager at Wunderman, producing innovative direct response campaigns for Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover and Wyeth, among other clients.

In my spare time, I created, pitched, co-wrote and co-produced a television documentary which will air Saturday, November 11 at 7pm on Global Television’s Global Currents documentary series. The documentary’s working title is “DecAIDS: Twenty Years of Fashion Cares”, and it follows the development of the gala fundraising event’s milestone anniversary against personal stories of people involved with the event during the past two decades. Please tune in!

Making the leap from print to television was interesting. GCM and my work experience in advertising helped me develop a creative idea into a marketable product. All the best to everyone at GCM! Regards, Ryan Lapidus.


Mary Black Recruiting Agency
Where did Mary go? After 10 glorious years at GCM, Mary has re-surfaced with a unique idea – the Mary Black Recruiting Agency. Mary is using her contacts and match-making skills to link graphic communication employees with the many successful companies that make up the Canadian printing and graphic arts industry. Mary’s new company is based at Front and Church street. Mary has already posted jobs for press operators and prepress managers, check out her site.

Job Spot
TEACHING POSITION GCM requires part-time CUPE lab instructor for 9 hours teaching on Macs using prepress software. From January 2007. Ideal for those interested in a career in teaching. Contact sharma@ryerson.ca

PRINT PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR for a 150-person advertising agency specializing in Pharma accounts. The individual must have a minimum of 5-yrs print production experience, be on the leading-edge of technical advancements, and ideally have advertising agency experience. Candidates should have exposure to Filemaker Pro and Presto software applications. Compensation is up to $80k. Location is downtown Toronto. Contact TerryHammond@TERHAM.com

ESTIMATOR/PLANNER for TRI Graphic. 5yrs commercial sheetfed estimating experience. Knowledge of web printing an asset. Also vacancy for PREPRESS TECHNICIAN 5 yrs experience. Offset print applications. Proficient with both Mac and PC. Bilingual – French/English an asset. Contact langus@tri-graphic.com

JUNIOR PRINT/STUDIO ASSISTANT/COORDINATOR Helping our print production manager from the point a project begins and we receive a brief, through estimating, managing, proofing, printing and fulfillment. Overall the candidate will be intimate with every aspect of a job if it involves our studio and/or putting ink on paper and be responsible for having info at their finger tips when required (or be able to find out the info and report back to the appropriate person). Basics and/or principals of Quark, Illustrator & Photoshop ~knowing how to talk the talk~ do you know what an EPS file is? Contact brad@riddochcommunications.com

GRAPHIC DESIGNER The individual will be responsible for production layouts and formatting of all research reports and industry studies. Will also be responsible for designing and creating promotional material, marketing material and taking on ad hoc projects as directed. Expertise in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and knowledge of Acrobat; QuarkXPress; Microsoft Office. Web design and publishing skills are an asset. Contact amylynnbielby@hotmail.com

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Production/traffic coordinator for a downtown design firm. Progressive position in a fast growing company. Equicom has a busy creative services department in need of a top-notch production coordinator. An ability to work and collaborate with others. Graduates of Ryerson’s Graphic Communications Management program will be strongly considered. Contact JSlavin@equicomgroup.com

SALES POSITIONS A large format printing company in Burlington, Ontario, called Eclipse Imaging seeks Toronto-based entry level sales position. Talented GCM students completing their studies mid-semester (December/January) who might be interested. Contact vdefranco@eclipseimaging.ca


Diary Dates
GCM Awards Evening, Ryerson, Nov 8, 2006

Print World, Direct Energy Centre, Toronto, Nov 18-20, 2006

PIA/GATF Color Management Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Dec 3-5, 2006

Magazines Canada Professional Education Event, A Hard Look at Soft Proofing, Ryerson University, Feb 22, 2007

GCM Industry Day (for potential high-school students) Tuesday, Feb 13 and Tuesday, Mar 6, 2007


Mailing List
Interested in receiving this newsletter? The newsletter keeps you informed of events and issues related to Ryerson’s School of Graphic Communications Management. All junk mail is filtered. Enroll to receive this newsletter at GCM Mailing List or if you do not wish to receive this newsletter please reply with unsubscribe in the subject line. Best wishes to all our alumni and supporters out there. Please drop me a line – we love to hear from you.

Abhay Sharma
Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management
e-mail sharma@ryerson.ca

Alumni Officers
Jamie McLeod GCM 00 jamie@jamiemcleod.com 
Stewart Nam GCM 00 stewart.nam@mullermartinicdn.com

 

 

School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto
August 2006

Welcome to the August, 2006 newsletter. Our bi-monthly newsletter provides news and updates from the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), Ryerson University, Toronto. Previous versions of this newsletter are availableFebruaryAprilJune. This month the School continues to develop a research agenda with the addition of another new faculty member – read this and other details below. (If you do not wish to receive this newsletter please reply with unsubscribe in the subject line.)

Welcome to Dr Richard Adams
We are very pleased to welcome our newest faculty member – Dr Richard Adams (richard.adams@ryerson.ca). Rich has enormous industry experience from 15 years at GATF and GretagMacbeth’s GIA. He is author of 9 textbooks, 50 journal articles and 25 white papers. Rich holds an MS in Printing Technology from RIT and a PhD from Cornell University. Rich moved from Ohio to join Ryerson on August 1. Rich brings incredible industry experience to the School, we are incredibly excited to have him join the GCM family. See Rich in person at his seminar during Graph Expo, October 15-18, Chicago. Rich is presenting a session entitled Prolific Profiling-Getting Color Right Every Time.

Congratulations to Gillian Mothersill
As of September 1, Prof Mothersill will be moving to the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Design. Gillian has accepted a one-year position as the Associate Dean. She will have responsibility for all Schools in the Faculty as well as the Business and Technical Communication department. Gillian will work alongside Dean Daniel Doz who is taking a keen interest in our industry-based program.

This summer Gillian presented a research paper entitled Easing the Transition to University: A Case Study in Students Mentoring Students at the 13th International Conference on Learning, Montego Bay, Jamaica, 22-25 June 2006. Gillian was also a speaker at the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) Typcon Conference, August 9-13, Boston, Massachusetts. Gillian Mothersill’s project was pictorial in nature and investigated the use of uppercase letters in unexpected situations – a recent example is the movie poster for Meet the Fockers.

New Class of 2006
The new semester started on Tuesday 5th September. This year the freshman class has 134 excited new GCM students. Our target was 120, so we have exceeded our target. This year the average high-school grade we accepted ranged from 73% to 96%, so we have increased our enrolment without lowering our standards. The School is pleased to produce future managers for the printing and related industries.

One of the new first-year students is Jamie Mace from Nobel, Ontario (right). Jamie has been awarded the Terence Grier Entrance Scholarship which is full tuition for one year. This scholarship is based on academic excellence and demonstrated exceptional interest in the chosen field of study. Ryerson awards only one Terence Grier scholarship, we welcome Jamie to GCM and a bright future in the world of printing and imaging.

 

An Apple a Day
This summer, the GCM school has seen a number of equipment upgrades. Khaled Ahmed, our IT Specialist took delivery of 25 new iMacs. The Intel-based chip will provide even more speed and power when the Adobe Suite goes native. In other parts of the program we have installed 2 new Epson 4800 inkjet proofers with roll paper and the ColorBurst RIP. Automation and computerization continue in the press room with installation of Heidelberg’s Compucut software for externally creating cutting programs for our Polar high-speed cutter. In the instrumentation area we have a new Mullen bursting strength tester for paper and packaging and a 24″ double sided laminator. Next time you are downtown come and see our new equipment in action.

 

Handbook of Graphic Arts Equations 
We are pleased to announce the release of the second edition of Prof Manfred Breede’s invaluable book, Handbook of Graphic Arts Equations. This book contains essential equations and explanations for technical aspects of the graphic communications industry. The second edition has been updated and enlarged to include many new sections, for example, colour and colour equations. This text is ideal for every member of our industry-from the novice encountering offset printing theories and mathematics, to the expert seeking an inclusive reference. The chapter topics include paper, print, typography, prepress, conversions, etc. Available for US$65 (Members price US$40) from the GATF bookstore. Order your copy today – or contact Manfred for a signed copy – mbreede@ryerson.ca.

 

Canadian Printer 
The July/August issue of Canadian Printer features two articles by GCM faculty. Dr Martin Habekost continues his research into colour differencing and the correlation of visual perception to Delta E metrics in an article Printing by Numbers. Martin’s article is the final chapter of his 3-part series. Part 1 examined how colour is measured and how colour is described by either L*a*b* or L*C*h*. Part 2 looked at various tolerancing methods and how they correspond to human perception of colour. The third and final article examines the influence of paper on measured colour. In the same issue Chris Kular has published an article entitled 2006 Capital Expenditure Survey that examines our decisions to add new or replace existing equipment. The full July/August issue of Canadian Printer is available onlinewww.canadianprinter.com.

New York, New York 
Heidelberg invited leading academics from around the world to participate in a roundtable discussion in New York City about the future of education relevant to the evolving needs of the graphic communications industry. The participants in the round table were Erich Steiner, Stuttgart Media University; Andre Dion, Quebec Institute of Graphic Communication; Abhay Sharma, Ryerson University; Halim Yatim, Istitut Latihan Perindustrianarumugam Pillai Nibong Tebal in Malaysia; Manoel Manteigas de Oliveira, Escola SENAI in Brazil; Les Claridge, London College of Communication, and Frank Cost, Rochester Institute of Technology. The discussions took place on August 9-11, 2006. The report will be published in future issues of Heidelberg News.

PIA/GATF Teacher’s Update 
Faculty member Dr Martin Habekost received a grant to participate in the PIA/GATF Teacher’s update from July 24 – 28 in Pittsburgh. Martin spent a week at GATF headquarters experimenting with the latest technologies including softproofing, CTP, the Heidelberg Quickmaster DI Pro, MAN-Roland Rotoman, Xerox IGen3 and Computer Integrated Manufacturing using PPF and JDF. Martin met with other graphic arts educators and an issue common in North America is students with poor math and english skills. We thank PIA/GATF for hosting this workshop and their continued investment in teachers and education. 
Ryerson Board of Governors 
Robert Cockerill has been elected to the Ryerson Board of Governors by a huge majority. GCM alum Bob Cockerill is President of Schawk Canada and already serves on the Advisory Council of the School, now he will also serve on Ryerson University’s Board of Governors. Schawk Canada employs around 20 GCM alum and this year graduate Christine Hindmarch joined the company and third year student Brittany Krueger spent a summer internship with Schawk. Alumni voted overwhelmingly for Bob and he will now serve on the Board of Governors for a three year term. Ryerson University’s 24-member Board of Governors makes major administrative policy, staff and financial decisions including the appointment of the President. Congratulations to Bob Cockerill and thank you GCM alumni for your support in electing Bob.

Heidelberg CEO Visits Ryerson 
The most senior executives from Heidelberg’s German, American and Canadian offices visited Ryerson on August 2. Bernhard Schreier, CEO, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Marcel Kiessling, President, Heidelberg USA, and Richard Armstrong, President, Heidelberg Canada dropped in to see students, staff and our facilities. The visiting Presidents were welcomed by Chair Abhay Sharma and Ryerson President Sheldon Levy and VP Adam Kahan. Ian Baitz and his students discussed projects in RFID printing, ink fading and stochastic screening. In 2003, Heidelberg pledged a considerable donation for a new building to house the School of Graphic Communications Management. With this gift the building was named the Heidelberg Centre. Picture shows Bernhard Schreier, CEO, Heidelberg giving a pep talk to GCM students.

Featured alumni – Sally Tan GCM 98 
On a recent Air Canada flight, Prof Manfred Breede was reading enRoute, the inflight magazine. On the masthead Manfred recognized the name of Sally Tan, Production Manager, a GCM alumni. Back at base we phoned Sally and spoke to her about her career post-Ryerson. Here is what Sally said. “After graduating from Ryerson, I went directly to working for The Delta Group (printing company). I was a CSR, but after 9 months, decided to go into the magazine publishing world. I worked as Production Manager for 6 years (originally Production Coordinator) for Today’s Parent Group (now owned by Rogers Media Inc.) working on publications such as Glow, Glow Health, New Mother, Pregnancy & Birth, Today’s Grandparent, Disney Family Living and Flare Pregnancy (I’m sure I missed a few pubs in there). I then moved to Montreal a year and a half ago to join the Spafax team which produces enRoute, Air Canada’s inflight magazine.

Although I often find myself struggling to remember French lessons from high school, the transition to life in Montreal was fairly smooth. Publishing is a hectic industry and although I’m in a different city, the rules haven’t really changed. My days are still swallowed up by flat plans, and getting files to the printer on time. I can even say that I’ve had to “Stop the Presses” a few times! The GCM program at Ryerson has provided me with a good base to go into the working world, and although I miss the days of Rye High, I certainly don’t miss the 40+ hours a week of classes, homework and exams! I came out of the GCM program at Ryerson with a lot of great memories and skills to prepare me for my career path. Hello to all my fellow GCMers from the Class of 98.”


Job Spot
Project/Production Coordinator. Pronk & Associates is a Toronto based company providing editorial, design, composition, art direction, photo research and prepress services to the North American educational publishing industry. They are currently seeking to add a Project/Production Coordinator to be the main client contact for several projects. Contact Neha Mathur at jobs@pronk.com.

GCM students and alumni can now enroll for jobs online at Workopolis.com. Job seekers can enroll to receive automated job listings based on keyword searches. A recent search using printing or imaging revealed great positions at HP, Xerox and Transcontinental. Enroll today – FREE for all Ryerson students and alumni –Workopolis Campus. All jobs sent to GCM are now posted at Workopolis.

Alumni posting from Jeffrey Sambells GCM 01
Hey everyone, long time no chat. This is Jeffrey here (Class of 2001), you remember, the one who commuted on the GO train and was always hanging out in the lab helping people with their Quark assignments (well, when not playing   007: Golden Eye in Steve’s/Matt/Kathy/Cat’s Rez). I’ve recently decided to try out the other side of the printing industry and co-authored my first book: Beginning Google Maps Applications with PHP and Ajax and we’re looking for a few people to write reviews for Amazon et al. If anyone is working with the Google Maps API and/or is interested in writing a review let me know, I can probably throw a copy of the book your way.

As for myself, I’m still working away at We-Create, the little (now almost 20 people) Internet design/software company I co-founded and I’ve been keeping myself busy with all the latest technologies flying around the web, it’s almost impossible to keep up! I’m still helping people with computer problems and carrying around my laptop (although now it’s a 17″ MacBook Pro) but I have yet to re-install Snood (for those of you who remember playing during Marketing class).

Anyway, I should get back to work now, just wanted to say hello as with all the book stuff going on I was reminiscing about printing and university. If anyone is interested in doing a review of the book, or   knows someone who is, let me know. Jeffrey Sambells, Director of Research and Development, Zend Certified Engineer (ZCE)jeff@wecreate.com.


Diary Dates
CPIA Conference, Vancouver, September 15 & 16th, 2006

Ryerson Homecoming, October 13 & 14, 2006

Industry Day (for potential high-school students), October 16, 2006

GCM Awards Evening, Ryerson, November 8, 2006

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Best wishes to all our alumni and supporters out there.

Abhay Sharma
Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management
e-mail sharma@ryerson.ca

Alumni Officers
Jamie McLeod GCM 00 jamie@jamiemcleod.com 
Stewart Nam GCM 00 stewart.nam@mullermartinicdn.com

 

 

Newsletter
School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto 
June 2006

Welcome to the June, 2006 newsletter. A newsletter for alumni from the School of Graphic Communications Management, Ryerson University. The newsletter keeps you in touch by bringing you news and information from your alma mater.

Convocation 2006
At the Spring convocation the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson (left) received an honorary doctorate. Adrienne Clarkson is the former Governor General of Canada and a distinguished journalist. GCM graduate Barbara Mallin (center) received the Ryerson Gold Medal which is the most prestigious award offered to graduating students. Barb was also a recipient of the Howard H Kerr Memorial Scholarship which is offered in memory of Howard Kerr, Ryerson’s first principal. Congratulations to Barb who following graduation, has accepted a position with Hemlock Printers and moved to Vancouver. Ryerson President Sheldon Levy (right) made the presentations. Congratulations to Barb and all the other graduates of 2006 – it was a very successful year.

World Cup Soccer
Mauritzio Zomparelli, graduated this year from the GCM program. During the school year Mauritzio managed to combine his love for football with his interest in printing. On April 7, 2006 Mauritzio received an award from the Ryerson Department of Student Services – Sports and Recreation for his outstanding athletic achievement. Soccer crazy Mauritzio even asked that the school exams be timetabled around the World Cup schedule!

CPIA goes to Ottawa 

The Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA) arranged a lobbying series of meetings on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, May 31 – June 1. Meetings were held with MPs and parliamentary secretaries to raise awareness of issues related to commercial printing operations. One of the stops was with Dean Allison – Chair of the HRSDC – he represents the Niagara region and had an excuse for the wine racks that filled his office. Pictured from Left to Right Abhay Sharma (Ryerson), Jeff Ekstein (Willow Printing), Hon Geoff Regan (Liberal, Halifax West, Nova Scotia), Jacques Bourgeois (Acadie Presse), shown holding a framed picture of the first newspaper printed in Canada – the newspaper was printed in the MPs riding of Halifax West.

 


Picture shows Harper School presentation auditorium with 100 people in attendance.
Ryerson goes Flexo
GCM has launched a major initiative in the area of flexo teaching and research. On May 30 Ryerson hosted a discussion meeting with Mark Cisternino (President, FTA), Dr John Anderson (Technical Director, FTA), Peter Belanger (Gordon Graydon), Jim Brown (Sealed Air) and Ron Schroder (Williamson Printing). On June 21, Profs Ian Baitz and Jason Lisi attended the full-day Harper Imaging Flexo Road Show at Gordon Graydon High School in Etobicoke. Students Mary Huang and Cecily Lo have just received notification that they have been awarded FFTA scholarships. To coordinate all these flexo initiatives Prof Rye Goodyear will be rolling out a number of flexo prepress course options next semester. The school continues to grow flexo education using the FlexSys Press Simulator, and the newly acquired GretagMacbeth ProfileMaker 5 Packaging solution and the Universal TestPrint flexo printer.

 

UK Exchange with British Council
A grant from the British Council allowed Abhay Sharma to visit a number of universities in the UK. In June, he visited the Department of Colour and Polymer Chemistry, University of Leeds, and the London College of Printing, University of Arts London. He hopes that GCM students can spend an exchange semester in London. The final stop on his tour was with Tim Claypole at the University of Swansea, Wales, near Cardiff. Tim is on the TAGA board and is editor of the TAGA journal. We are developing links with these universities and hope to see more GCM students traveling overseas for their studies.

 

Life long learning
The buzz word today is life long learning – education never ends because the technology of the printing industry is continuously changing. At the school we congratulate Chris Kular in achieving a MS degree in Print Media from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The RIT program is widely accepted as the premier course in the world. Chris studied topics in digital print and publishing, colour management, and database operations. His thesis concentrated on issues related to packaging. Congratulations to Chris. Prof Ian Baitz went back to the classroom as well. He attended the web offset workshop at Cal Poly from June 5-9. The Goss/Cal Poly Newspaper Production course used pressroom and classroom instruction to explain the tools and technologies that drive efficient web and newspaper production. Do you want to update your skills or retrain in a new technology area? GCM is offering a wide portfolio of evening courses in all areas of the graphic arts. Check out the Continuing Education brochure.

Picture shows the Cal Poly Goss community press from the finishing end. Press is a 4/4 perfector with zero-speed splicer and 4-roll reel stand.

Ryerson Board of Governors
Alumni are encouraged to vote in the elections for the Ryerson Board of Governors. The deadline to vote is July 21. One of the candidates is our own graduate Robert Cockerill, GCM 73. Bob is now President of Schawk Canada and continues to support the School in many ways. Bob serves on the Advisory Council of the School and Schawk employs around 20 GCM alum. This year graduate Christine Hindmarch joined the company and third year student Brittany Krueger is spending a summer internship with Schawk. Please vote for your chosen candidate using the official ballot available at www.ryerson.ca/alumni

Eva’s Phoenix
Eva’s Initiatives works with homeless and at-risk youth ages 16 to 24. The Phoenix Print Shop provides youth the opportunity to learn the basic skills needed for long-term self-sufficiency in the graphic communications industry. On May 17, Ryerson welcomed students from the Phoenix Print Shop. Peter Roehrig provided hands-on training on the Heidelberg DI press, pre-press and finishing equipment. Prof Gillian Mothersill talked to the visitors about what it is like to study at Ryerson. We are happy to play a small part in supporting Eva’s Phoenix and hope to see some students join the Ryerson program one day.
Photo courtesy Myrna Penny
Chair, Chair and more Chairs
Frank McGuire, Mary Black and Abhay Sharma have all held the position of Chair of the GCM program. One of the events surrounding Mary’s retirement this year was a GCM alumni reunion and dinner party on 25 May at the Old Mill Inn arranged by Prof Rye Goodyear. The event honored Mary ‘s service to the school and was attended by alumni and industry friends. Mary was presented with a number of hats including a captains hat, a cowboy hat, a mortar board and a tiara (from her family). Proceeds from the evening raised more than $4000 towards a scholarship in Mary’s name.

Colour Research
The School is pursuing an aggressive research agenda. Dr Martin Habekost has received $3000 to conduct investigations into the most appropriate Delta E equations for colour differencing. Prof Jason Lisi has also received a grant of $3000 to investigate image reproduction in digital cameras. Jason is studying the use of camera RAW files in preparing digital images for print. Is there something we can investigate for you? Does you company have a technical problem that you do not have the time or resources to solve? We can help. Contact Martin Habekost (mhabekos@ryerson.ca) or Jason Lisi (jlisi@ryerson.ca) for more details. Recent publications by the School are listed at Publications.

IPA
GCM was involved with the annual IPA Color Proofing RoundUP, June 6-8, Chicago. The work analyzed the strengths and weakness of today’s color proofing products – 33 hard and soft proofing solutions were evaluated. The products were evaluated in a series of practical real-world tests to assess their press-to-proof match. Judges evaluated the effectiveness of characterization data, spot color capabilities, color image quality and cost. Systems were also tested for RIP performance, including speed, overprint, color management, and PDF/X support. As part of his summer internship GCM student Darsan Sivanatharajah traveled to Chicago and is helping to analyze the results. See further details at www.ipa.org


Job Spot

Avanti Computer Systems, provider of management systems for the graphic arts – is looking to fill an implementation specialist position in Toronto. Qualified candidates should have 5+ yrs experience in the field of the graphic arts. Contact Peter Funnell pfunnell@avantisystems.com

Harbour Printing in Mississauga is looking for a recent graduate for CSR/Estimator. Harbour Printing is a commercial printing facility with full services available from the prepress stage right to delivery and warehousing availabilities. Contact Betty Turzer bturzer@harbourprinting.com

Catalyst Paper Corporation The Technical Customer Service Team has an immediate opening for a full time Technical Quality Analyst. Two or more years of related experience. Contact Robert TurjanicaRobert.Turjanica@catalystpaper.com

Merrill Corp has a number of openings in CSR and other areas. Contact Kathi Duncan Kathi.Duncan@merrillcorp.com

Ryan Partnership Canada is posting for a print production coordinator in promotions and marketing agency. You will have the opportunity to work on leading international beer and toy brands. Contact Kathy Shawkshaw@ryancanada.com

Metaca prints plastic cards of all types – Visa, Mastercard, and is looking to fill a position for Sales Professional. Potential for $100K+ total annual remuneration. Contact James Conlon jconlon@metaca.com

Sun Printing is a trade printing company with both web & sheetfed presses located in
Downsview. They are looking for a Prepress Technician capable of working on both MAC & PC. Contact Paul Kimpaulkim@sun-printing.com


Diary Dates
CPIA Conference, Vancouver, September 15 & 16th, 2006

Ryerson Homecoming, October 13 & 14, 2006

Industry Day, (for potential high-school students) October 16, 2006

GCM Awards Evening, Ryerson, November 8, 2006

Keeping in touch
We need to grow our mailing list. Please ask alumni colleagues to add their name to our list. The list will keep you informed of events and issues related to GCM. All junk mail is filtered – don’t you want those $6 million Nigerian funds? If you know somebody that is not on the list please ask them to enroll online athttp://gcm.ryerson.ca/mailman/listinfo/gcmalumni

Did you miss our previous newsletters? If so read them online February 2006, April 2006.

Best wishes to all our alumni out there.

Abhay Sharma
Chair, Graphic Communications Management
e-mail sharma@ryerson.ca


Alumni Officers
Jamie McLeod GCM 00 jamie@jamiemcleod.com
Stewart Nam GCM 00 stewart.nam@mullermartinicdn.com

 

 

School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto
April 2006

Welcome to the April, discount code united pharmacy 2006 newsletter. A newsletter for alumni from the School of Graphic Communications Management, Ryerson University. We want to let you know what is happening at the school and share information relevant to GCM alumni.
Alumni Reunion – 25 May, 2006
A GCM alumni reunion and dinner party will take place on 25 May at the Old Mill Inn. The event is to honour Mary Black’s service to the school and to welcome back alumni from all years. Make sure you buy your ticket – $100. Proceeds go to a scholarship fund in Mary’s name. The venue is at the Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, M8X 1G5 (near QEW and 427, subway access and free parking). Cocktails 6.00 pm followed by a 4-course dinner at 7.00 pm. Send a cheque for $100 per person payable to Taras Karpiuk, School of Graphic Communications Management, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, M5B 2K3, Tel 416 979 5000 x6582. Tickets still available. Reserve your table now.
Magazines Canada
On February 23, Magazines Canada held a symposium at Ryerson University, entitled “Digital Images for Magazines – Made Easy”. 70 attendees came from Rogers, Transcontinental, Quebecor, and included professional photographers, art directors, art buyers, production managers and photo editors. Ryerson profs Rye Goodyear and Abhay Sharma made presentations. Why don’t you let Ryerson GCM host your next industry event? Pictured here are (left – right) Dave Ballantyne, Terry Barnes, Holly Garbutt, Gary Garland from Magazines Canada and GCM’s own Jason Lisi.
Back to School?
GCM has a huge portfolio of evening courses in all areas of the graphic arts. Do you want to update your skills or retrain in a new technology area? Are you interested in colour management, preflighting, InDesign, press fingerprinting, estimating, print buying? GCM, in partnership with the Chang School of Continuing Education is offering a huge selection of spring and summer courses. Check out the Continuing Education brochure.

Kodak Canada
Susan Mey, President, Kodak Canada visited Ryerson University and GCM on April 7. Susan toured the Heidelberg building and saw demonstrations from Prof Ian Baitz on his AM/FM screening project, Prof Art Seto talked about research in digital printing and GCM 03 student Andrew Mollicone showed results from his printing experiment with RFID antennas. Kodak have a 20-year partnership with Ryerson as sponsors of the Kodak Lecture Series through the School of Image Arts. After the tour of GCM, Ryerson President Sheldon Levy hosted a reception at the Engineering Centre. The evening concluded with a Kodak lecture by photo-journalist Steve Schapiro. It is great to see the continued collaboration between Kodak and Ryerson. Thank you Susan for the visit.

Featured alumni – Ron Felushko (GCM 70) 
Ron writes – I have lived in Australia for the last 28 years….but it is still great to keep in touch with the institution that changed my life – for the better! I proudly wear my Ryerson ring from 1967 and get many comments about it here in Australia. I migrated to Brisbane in 1978 and have never regretted it, although I do miss a good raging snowstorm every now and then. The graphic arts industry has changed dramatically – I moved here as a film stripper and now I am happily employed at Brisbane’s largest label printing company. I owe everything to Ryerson. My professor, Cliff Hawes was a wonderful teacher who taught me about the trade and about life. This picture is of the creek in my back yard in suburban Brisbane. I tow a blow up alligator behind me because the people along the creek think that it is cute. Cheers N’ Beers….Ron

Graduating Class 2006
This year GCM is proud to provide 91 graduates for the printing industry. Every graduate has been interviewed and is going through that agonizing waiting and negotiation period as they enter the job market. Graduate Joan Antonio is an example of a graduate who has completed all the nail-biting formalities and accepted a position with Rogers Media. We expect 100% placement of our graduates within the next few months. Congratulations to Joan and all the other graduates of 2006 – we are pleased to see them soar from the nest after four years at the School. Go GCM Go…….

New Dean Daniel Doz
Dr Daniel Doz has been appointed Dean of the Ryerson University Faculty of Communication & Design of which GCM is a part. Dr Doz is originally from Montreal but joins Ryerson from the US where he was head of Architecture and Art at Norwich University, Vermont. Daniel holds a PhD in theatrical studies from the Universite de Paris, and claims to be an accomplished (but undiscovered) photographer. The Dean is a great supporter of the school and attends the CPIA annual conference. We welcome him to Ryerson.
TAGA Technical Conference, Vancouver
The Annual Conference of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) was held in Vancouver, 19-21, March, 2006. This is the primary conference for advanced research in the graphic arts. There were 163 attendees at this years meeting. GCM faculty presented five papers representing on-going research in the areas of digital printing and print processes.
Ryerson profs are pictured here shaking hands with Richard Goodman, KPG, President of TAGA.


Heidelberg Press Run

On April 5, GCM conducted a press run at Heidelberg Canada, Toronto. The press used was the Speedmaster XL 105 machine capable of 18,000 sheets an hour. The run was used to generate characterization (fingerprint) data using the new IT8.7/4 printer target as part of a larger project for the IPA Color Proofing RoundUP, June 6-8, Chicago, IL. We thank Brian Ellis for his support and press time.


Job Spot
Schawk Toronto
 are looking for a CSR interested in working out west in Calgary. You would be working for Schawk, handling the account for a large customer. Contact Bob Cockerill (bcockerill@schawk.com). 
Simpson Screen Print & Lithography
 is looking for a junior estimator/production co-ordinator with 1+ years of commercial print and estimating experience. Send your resume to Sam Mueller (estpro@simpson-print.com). 
Steichenlab Ltd
 are looking for a digital production person with Photoshop CS2 and Epson 9600 skills. Contact Roxanne Keeping (rkeeping@steichenlab.com). 
EFI
 have a number of exciting new sales and marketing positions in Arizona, New Jersey, Minnesota, etc. Contact Carmen Chan (carmen.chan@efi.com). Tell them you heard about the job through GCM.

Keeping in touch
We have a mailing list to keep you informed of events and issues related to GCM. Add your name to our list and you will receive e-mails like this one with jobs, news and details for planned events. If this e-mail was sent to you then you do not need to do anything – you are already on our list. If you want to use a different e-mail or you know somebody that is not on the list ask them to enroll online at http://gcm.ryerson.ca/mailman/listinfo/gcmalumni Did you miss our last newsletter from February, 2006? If so you can still get it onlinehttp://www.ryerson.ca/gcm/newsletter/2006_feb.html Best wishes to all our alumni out there.

Abhay Sharma
Chair, Graphic Communications Management
e-mail sharma@ryerson.ca

 

 

School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University, Toronto
February 2006

We are initiating a newsletter to keep in touch with the growing number of GCM alumni. We want to let you know what is happening at the school and find out what you are doing. Welcome to our first newsletter.
New Chair for GCM
The School of Graphic Communications Management has a new chair – Dr Abhay Sharma. Abhay has taught and worked in the UK, and for the last four years was teaching at Western Michigan University. Abhay is big into colour – he has written a book on colour management and is a member of the ICC. If you want to talk to him just make sure you say “Delta E” and “Lab” in every sentence. Abhay is building on the school’s existing strengths while developing a research focus. This year’s intake was the largest in the history of the school – GCM now has over 400 students across the program.
Mary Black – Printer of the Year
This year Mary Black was awarded The Printer of the Year Award by Graphic Monthly magazine. Mary made the cover story. We all know the contributions that Mary has made and continues to make to the printing industry and currently she is the school’s Director of Liaisons and Recruitment. Congratulations to Mary, this is an incredibly prestigious honour for her and GCM. We are proud of her. See below details of a party for Mary on May 25th.
New faces at GCM
This year GCM welcomed a new faculty member – Dr Martin Habekost. Before joining Ryerson, Martin worked for Hostmann-Steinberg (he is an inky). Martin is pursuing an aggressive research agenda for the school. In other staffing news – you will now be greeted in our front office by Taras Karpiuk and Marietta Canlas. The school continues to grow and other faculty changes are on the horizon – we are searching for a new faculty member to teach in the school in August 2006 (see the job advert athttp://www.ryerson.ca/working/careers/).
Congratulations to Ian Baitz (GCM 90)
Congratulations to faculty member Ian Baitz for completing his Masters degree. Ian achieved a high-distinction in his MEd from University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Ian now has three degrees – BTech (Ryerson), BEd (Toronto), MEd (Queensland). Well done – now he can get back to grading those printing processes assignments!!
Featured alumni – Heather Tryon (GCM 02) 
You would have known her as Heather Black….now she is the Marketing Coordinator at Hemlock Printing in Vancouver and has married a Hemlock pressman thus the name change. It’s been almost four years since the move and she has hardly looked back. Heather was in Toronto as her company had been nominated for Most Environmentally Friendly Printer in Canada. During her visit to Toronto she visited GCM and her company picked up two awards that night.
Prufbau replacement
Do you remember that Prufbau press simulator in the basement? It is so old we think Gutenberg used it for his tests! Well we have run out of sticky tape and rubber bands to keep the Prufbau going, so the school applied for and received money to replace the machine. We have bought a sparkling, shiny new device for nearly $100K called the Universal Testprinter that will measure all aspects of paper and ink interactions. Please ask your companies to come to Ryerson to use this new state-of-the art instrument.

Mary’s Farewell and Alumni Reunion – 25 May, 2006
A big GCM alumni reunion and dinner party will take place on 25 May at the Old Mill Inn. The event is to honour Mary’s service to the school and to welcome back alumni from all years. Make sure you buy your ticket – $100. Proceeds go to a scholarship fund in Mary’s name. The venue is at the Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, M8X 1G5 (near QEW and 427, subway access and free parking). Cocktails 6.00 pm followed by a 4-course dinner at 7.00 pm. If you have any questions contact Rye Goodyear at GCM. If you don’t have any questions send a cheque for $100 per person payable to Taras Karpiuk, School of Graphic Communications Management, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, M5B 2K3, Tel 416 979 5000 x6582. Tickets are selling well – this is likely to be a sell-out event. We look forward to seeing you there……

WANTED – your alumni officers
Do you recognize these two? Jamie McLeod, left of picture, (GCM 00) and Stewart Nam (GCM 00) have helped keep the GCM alumni hope alive. They recently visited the school and had discussions with Alumni Relations Officer – Adrianne Di Cresce. Your alumni officers are working with the school to maintain our databases and keep in touch with you. Contact them at jamie@jamiemcleod.com and stewart.nam@mullermartinicdn.com.

Ryerson’s Commission on Student Engagement
Ryerson President Sheldon Levy has begun a Commission on Student Engagement and Experience. As an alumnus of Ryerson, your input and participation is especially important in this process. The perspective you bring to these discussions is truly unique and Sheldon Levy would like to extend an invitation to you to participate by attending a Town Hall meeting with the commission designed specifically for alumni on Thursday March 2, 2006 from 6 – 8 p.m. in Jorgenson Hall, 350 Victoria Street, Centre HUB Cafeteria. If you can come contact engageme@ryerson.ca or phone Shirley Lewchuk, Director of the Office of the Commission at 416 979-5000 ext 4596.

GCM Job Fair – March 9th 
We all know that the school produces graduates that meet the needs of the printing industry. At the annual Job Fair we bring together employers and graduating students in a time-crunch 10-minute interview process. This event allows companies to meet and hire our high-calibre graduates and summer interns. Now where is that gong?? Contact Taras Karpiuk for more details, Tel 416 979 5000 x 6582 ortkarpiuk@ryerson.ca

Keeping in touch
We have a new mailing list to keep you informed of events and issues related to GCM. Add your name to our list and you will receive e-mails like this one with jobs, news and details for planned events. The list is filtered to avoid junk mail and will only be used to send you occasional newsletters. We will not ask you for money (not yet)!

If this e-mail was sent to you then you do not need to do anything – you are already on our list. If you want to use a different e-mail or you know somebody that is not on the list ask them to enroll online athttp://gcm.ryerson.ca/mailman/listinfo/gcmalumni or by sending an email togcmalumni-owner@gcm.ryerson.ca with subscribe in the subject line.

Best wishes to all our alumni out there – you are great ambassadors for our program – by maintaining our reputation in the industry you help the school and the next generation of students.

We want to hear of your great successes….

Best wishes from the GCM family
Abhay Sharma
Abhay Sharma

e-mail sharma@ryerson.ca
e-mail gcmalumni@gcm.ryerson.ca