Harry Rosen Inc. gives $1-million to Ryerson University



    Harry Rosen Lecture Theatre named to honour gift

    TORONTO, Nov. 21 /CNW/ - Ryerson University unveiled the new Harry Rosen
Lecture Theatre in recognition of Harry Rosen Inc.'s $1-million gift to the
university at a gala event last evening.
    "We are delighted to name this state-of-the-art lecture theatre after one
of Canada's most distinguished entrepreneurs and leading menswear retailers,"
says Dean Ken Jones, Ted Rogers School of Management.
    Harry Rosen, long known as a leader in the retail sector, is one of
Ryerson's strongest supporters, often seen on campus. He is a member of the
university's Board of Governors and is actively involved with Ryerson's Ted
Rogers School of Retail Management Advisory Council.
    "Harry Rosen's wisdom, expertise and most of all, his passion and
commitment to enhancing Ryerson's academic mission has enriched the university
in immeasurable ways," says Ryerson University President Sheldon Levy.
    "Without the generous support of great friends like Harry Rosen Inc.,
Ryerson University wouldn't be where it is today - a dynamic success story and
a rapidly growing centre of teaching and research, at the forefront of
career-focused university education in Canada," says Adam B. Kahan, Ryerson
University's Vice-President, University Advancement.
    Some 100 guests including prominent business leaders, staff from Harry
Rosen Inc. and family and friends of the Rosens attended the gala event
yesterday evening.
    "I have watched the development of Ryerson over the years and consider it
a privilege to have participated in the Retail Management program and to now
sit on the Board of Governors," says Harry Rosen, Executive Chairman and
Founder, Harry Rosen Inc. "I'm truly honoured to have this facility bear my
name."
    Adds Larry Rosen, CEO & Chairman of Harry Rosen Inc: "We are great
admirers of Ryerson University and its dynamic management school, and we're
thrilled to have this opportunity to honour our founder, one of the greatest
visionaries ever in Canadian retail."
    After unveiling a plaque naming the lecture theatre after Harry Rosen,
President Levy and Dean Jones presented the Ryerson Chair to the Rosens. The
Chair, designed by a former Ryerson School of Interior Design student, is
proudly presented to the university's leading benefactors in honour of their
generous gifts. The Rosens also presented a portrait of Harry Rosen that will
hang in the theatre.
    The newly named Harry Rosen Lecture Theatre, located in the Ryerson
Business Building, provides students with the latest technology to enhance
their learning environment. The wireless lecture theatre, which has seating
for 200, is outfitted with a multi-media system and a ceiling-mounted camera
that can record lectures to be broadcast over the Internet.

    Ryerson University is Canada's leader in career-focused education,
offering more than 95 PhD, master's, and undergraduate programs in the Faculty
of Arts; the Faculty of Communication & Design; the Faculty of Community
Services; the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science; and the Ted
Rogers School of Management. Ryerson University has graduate and undergraduate
enrolment of 24,000 students. With more than 64,000 registrations annually,
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada's leading
provider of university-based adult education. Harry Rosen Inc., Canada's
premiere menswear retailer, is celebrating 53 years in business in 2007.
Founded in 1954 by the man whose name the chain still bears, Harry Rosen Inc.
has grown from a single 500-square-foot store in Toronto to become a
powerhouse in Canadian retailing with 16 stores across the country, accounting
for nearly 40 percent of the Canadian market in high-end men's wear. Harry
Rosen stores, renowned for their service culture, offer extensive collections
of the world's finest men's wear labels including Brioni, Canali, Versace
Classic, BOSS Hugo Boss, Armani Collezioni, Ermenegildo Zegna, Dolce and
Gabbana, Burberry, Arnold Brant and J.P. Tilford by Samuelsohn.
    A photo of the event is available at:
www.newswire.ca/en/photos/index.cgi.

    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
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For further information:

For further information: Suelan Toye, Public Affairs, Ryerson
University, Office: (416) 979-5000 x 7161, stoye@ryerson.ca; Shauna Cumming,
Public Relations and Special Events Manager, Harry Rosen Inc., Office: (416)
935-9226, scumming@harryrosen.com


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