GCM looks into raising money for building

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By Caroline Alphonso and Julie Alnwick

Ryerson is strapped for space and cash, and many programs are feeling the pinch.

But instead of waiting for the administration to act, the school of graphic communications management (GCM) has decided to take matters into its own hands.

GCM is doing a case student to assess the feasibility of raising money to buy its own building. GCM classes and labs are held in the basement of South Kerr Hall.

“Administration doesn’t have the money so I decided to take the bull by the horns and see if we can get it ourselves,” said Mary Black, the school’s chair. “GCM badly needs the space.”

But GCM isn’t the only program with space woes. The faculty of community services doesn’t have the space needed to accommodate 35 additional students expected in September when Ryerson plans to begin a part-time disability studies program — the first of its kind in Canada.

“I have made my most pressing needs known,” said Judith Sandys, dean of the faculty of community services. “We recognize that space is an issue across the university, but we feel our situation is particularly problematic.”

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