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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ryerson's GCM program to host international conference, Prof Art Seto wins Dean’s Award

Two news items from Ryerson University's Graphic Communications Management (GCM) program in Toronto (Canada's only 4-year degree-level program dedicated to graphic arts studies):

Firstly, from June 2-6, 2013, GCM will host the 45th Conference of the International Circle of Educational Institutes for Graphic Arts, Technology and Management (IC) for the first time in North America.

IC is an informal network with about 100 members, founded in 1957 in Lausanne, Switzerland by a group of European universities.  Dr. Wolfgang Faigle, Prorector of the Stuttgart Media University (HdM), has been its president since 2006. 

IC’s 2013 conference will explore scientific and educational topics from the fields of Graphic Arts Technology, Management, and Communication in a broader sense.  Conference organizers have issued a call for papers, inviting people from the printing and allied industries, anyone whose job involves research, former GCM students, students pursuing a graduate degree, or those who have completed a graduate degree to submit an abstract of research findings for presentation at the conference.  Submission deadlines are listed below:

1st Call for Papers:  Authors of abstracts submitted by February 1, 2013 will be notified of the results of peer review by February 25, 2013.

2nd Call for Papers:  Abstracts will continue to be accepted until the final deadline of April 1, 2013. Authors of papers submitted between February 1 and April 1, 2013 will be advised of the results of the selection by April 22, 2013.

Further guidelines for abstracts, conference details, and registration are now available on line:

Secondly, it give me extreme pleasure to brag that Art Seto of GCM (left) is the 2012 recipient of the Dean’s Award--the first time a GCM faculty member has been awarded this honour.  Professor Seto’s notable achievements include transforming a dreaded estimating course and two semesters of bindery into some of the program’s most popular course offerings.  

Sincere congratulations on this well deserved recognition for teaching excellence, Art.