Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Ryerson University

September 2007


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 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.

Alumni Weekend


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

Top Printers

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.

Delta E

Lincoln Cathederal

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.


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.

PIA GATF Teachers

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.


Foyer LCD

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


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 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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