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On November 26, join us as we host special guest, Charles Falzon, Dean of FCAD, Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson University, to discuss the Future of Creative Industries.
A leading educator and entrepreneur in the cultural industries, Charles is the Dean of FCAD, the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University, home to the country’s leading schools in media and creative industries. At Ryerson, Charles led the development of the three creative incubators, The Allan Slaight Radio Institute, the Transmedia Zone and Music Den. He was instrumental in the creation of several unique learning experiences including Canada’s first-ever degrees in Sport Media and Professional Music, as well as a creative practice Doctorate. He has instituted a number of impactful research and innovation centres and developed international hubs for FCAD in Dubai, Italy and the UK.
Charles’ vision for a stronger cultural sector is informed by 30 years of leadership in public and private companies in media production, media distribution, book publishing, theme parks and live entertainment. He has been responsible for globally leading the development and marketing of many renowned properties including Thomas and Friends and Guinness World Records. His work has received international recognition through numerous awards including Gemini Awards, Canadian Screen Awards, and an international Emmy nomination.