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Sam Mikhail fonds

  • F 528
  • Fonds
  • 1989-1996

Samih W. Mikhail is a Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Graduate Studies at Ryerson University, as well as a Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional. Mikhail earned his MSc from the University of Toronto and his PhD in Comparative Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, also at the University of Toronto. He joined the faculty at Ryerson in 1966. From 1985 to 1990, he was Associate Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and, from 1995 to 2000, was Director of Ryerson International. He retired from Ryerson in 2000, at which time he joined the faculty at Centennial College and was Dean of the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science (SETAS) until 2006. In 2006, he became an Academic Advisor at the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto where he coordinates the Business and Professional Programs. He has been actively consulting with national and international organizations (including CIDA, the World Bank,Swedish SIDA, OECD) since 1990 in the areas of strategic planning, business process management, project and portfolio management and education planning. He is also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Fonds consists of papers and reports authored by Mikhail.

Mikhail, Sam

David Crombie fonds

  • F 585
  • Fonds
  • [between 1962 and 1971]

The Honourable David Crombie, P.C., is a Canadian Conservative politician and the first Chancellor of Ryerson University. Crombie was born in Toronto in 1936. He was educated at Western University and the University of Toronto, earning his BA and LLD (Hons.). He was awarded a Ryerson Fellowship and served the Ryerson community as a lecturer in Politics and Urban Affairs and as Director of Student Services from 1962 to 1971. In 1969, Crombie was elected as an Alderman for the City of Toronto and, from 1972 to 1978, served as the City's mayor and as Commissioner of Toronto Hydro (1973-1978). As Mayor, Crombie upheld and advocated for a philosophy of community-based urban development pioneered by Urban Studies scholar and activist Jane Jacobs. In 1978, Crombie was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member for Rosedale and was re-elected in 1979, 1980, and 1984. He served as Minister of National Health and Welfare (1979-1984), Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (1984-1986), and Secretary of State and Minister of Multiculturalism (1986-1988). He resigned from Parliament on May 31, 1988 and was appointed Commissioner of the Royal Commission of the Future on the Toronto Waterfront. In 1992, he was appointed Commissioner of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust Agency. In 1994, Crombie returned to Ryerson as its first Chancellor after the Institute was granted university status. He held the position of Chancellor until 1999. In addition to his political duties, Crombie served as CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute, Director of the Laidlaw Foundation, Board Member of Pollution Probe, Chair of the Terry Fox Hall of Fame, and Board Member of the Canadian Merit Scholarship Trust Fund. In 2012, he was inducted into the Order of Ontario and, in 2014, into the Order of Canada. Crombie married Shirley Bowden in 1960 and has three children--Carrie, Robin, and actor Jonathon Crombie.

Fonds consists of photographs of and a report authored by Crombie.

Crombie, David

Dale Shipley fonds

  • F 822
  • Fonds
  • 2002

Fonds consists of 1 book authored by Shipley.

Shipley, Dale

Donna Smith fonds

  • F 619
  • Fonds
  • 1995-1997

Donna Smith is a Professor in the Ted Rogers School of Retail Management at Ryerson University. Smith holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK and a BA and MBA from McGill University. From 2006 to 2008, Smith was President of the American Collegiate Retailing Association, a global network of university professors who teach and conduct research in retailing. From 2003 to 2006, she was Associate Dean of the Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson University, and from 1998 to 2003, she was the first Director of the School of Retail Management. In September 2010, Smith won the Best Paper Award in the Doctoral Colloquium at the International Colloquium in Relationship Marketing in Henley-on-Thames, England. Her research interests include retailer-vendor strategic partnerships and the shopping behaviour of female fashion shoppers in shopping centre environments.

Fonds consists of one study and one book containing a chapter authored by Smith.

Smith, Donna