30+ events. 4 universities. 1 night only.
TORONTO, April 5, 2019 /CNW/ - CRAM - a one-of-a-kind, free learning festival will take place in Toronto tonight! From 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, curious minds across the GTA will have a chance to discover the ground-breaking research of Toronto's four universities. OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto and York University are opening their doors to the public for one night only to engage in a night of new ideas. Have you ever wondered what happens when dancers and nurses collaborate? Is the future of design multi-sensory? How will A.I. impact our city? Are bees nature's neat freaks? Join us tonight to find out.
"There's an abundance of innovative research across a broad range of disciplines taking place in our universities which has the power to revolutionize the way we think, live and work," says Mary Ito, CRAM Founder and broadcast journalist. "We need to know about this research. Giving everyone access to new ideas from diverse voices can spark our civic imagination and potentially change how we live our lives."
CRAM is the first time that all four of Toronto's universities will come together for this shared purpose. The festival allows attendees to move freely between university campuses to explore the city's brain power.
The first learning festival of its kind in Canada, CRAM is packed with over 30 events for all. CRAM will move away from jargon-heavy lectures and communicate research using out-of-the-box techniques in order to make potentially complex ideas easily understandable and fun for everyone. Each university will host an event every hour on their campuses that explores a diverse range of topics across disciplines.
We hope you join us for a night of new perspectives. The events are free, but in order to reserve your seat, register at www.CRAMToronto.com. Space is limited!
"OCAD University is excited to be taking part in the inaugural CRAM festival. OCAD U's researchers offer insights through creative arts, design, digital media, humanities and the social sciences. Our research focuses on the questions of our time. Giving the wider public the opportunity to learn about relevant and impactful research will be informative and inspiring. We hope attendees will be inspired to explore and invent." - Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University
"One of Ryerson University's unique strengths is creating innovative partnerships -- whether it's with industry, the public sector or other universities -- that meet market demand and societal need. In bringing all four Toronto universities together, CRAM will demonstrate the power of partnerships, showcase creative and critical thinking and help to bridge the gap between researchers and the community. That's the value of cross-university collaboration and that's why Ryerson is thrilled to be taking part in this inaugural event." – Dr. Steven Liss, Vice President, Research and Innovation, Ryerson University
"The University of Toronto is excited to showcase some of our talented researchers at CRAM. The sheer breadth of research expertise across the full spectrum of disciplines found in Toronto's four universities is something to celebrate. We're proud to open our doors and give the public a look into how our innovative researchers, using a range of multidisciplinary approaches, are coming together to find innovative solutions to the complex challenges we face in Toronto and globally." – Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, University of Toronto
"Initiatives like CRAM show how Toronto's universities are ideally positioned to serve as hubs for engaged researchers, policymakers and experts to collaborate with communities on pressing local and global issues. From climate change to homelessness, by working together we can ensure that our research provides useful solutions to the serious challenges facing our communities." – Rhonda L. Lenton, President and Vice-Chancellor, York University
CRAM is a brand new, one-of-a-kind, free learning festival that gives curious minds, a chance to discover revolutionary ideas from Toronto's four universities. CRAM is presented in partnership with OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto, York University and media sponsor CBC Toronto.
For more information, visit www.CRAMtoronto.com
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