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News briefs (Nov. 28)

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CEO of SNC-Lavalin speaks to engineers

Ryerson’s engineers packed themselves into the Commons in Jorgenson Hall last Thursday to hear Jacques Lammarre, president and CEO of SNC-Lavalin, talk about his career as an engineer and his predictions on what’s to come for students entering the workforce. The talk, entitled “The Engineer of the Future,” was sponsored by the university’s faculty of engineering and computer science in conjunction with the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

Ryerson courts Eng graduate students

The faculty of engineering and applied science is holding an information session for third-year students and fourth-year students interested in pursuing graduate studies within the Ryerson faculty. Students will have the opportunity to meet program heads and current graduate students. The session takes place Nov. 30 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in Room A-344 in Jorgenson Hall.

Sale makes holiday shopping easy

Students can put free time on campus to good use by getting their Christmas shopping done. The Ryerson Bookstore’s annual Christmas sale is on in the Olive Baker Lounge from Nov. 27 to Dec. 6.

Debating society puts out call to leaders.

Want to exercise your vocal chords? The Oakham House Debating Society needs volunteers to form a new executive committee. For more information contact Angela Greene at 416-597-0723 x243 or e-mail

ITM mandatory laptop program gets official go-ahead

The school of information technology management’s mandatory laptop program received final approval at Monday’s board of governors meeting.

RyeSAC president Odelia Bay tried to reopen debate surrounding the issue at the meeting, but was unsuccessful. RyeSAC had been lobbying for a student referendum to ask students for approval.

Starting Fall 2002, incoming full-time students will lease laptops for up to $1,600 a year. The school is trying to raise money to help students with the added cost, which will cover the computer, software and any upgrades.

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