Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of almost 2.8 million people. It is a global center for business, finance, arts and culture and is ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. It is home to four universities and four colleges, including the number one engineering school in Canada, the University of Toronto, George Brown College, and most importantly Ryerson University. With over 160 different spoken languages, over 200 distinct ethnic origins and more than 50% of the population belonging to a visible minority, Toronto is easily Canada’s most multicultural and diverse city.
Toronto, OntarioCanada's Most Multicultural City
Ryerson UniversityOntario's Most Popular University
Founded in in 1948 as the Ryerson Institute of Technology before becoming the Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in 1966, and finally Ryerson University in 2001, Ryerson has a long history of providing students with real world knowledge and a hands on learning experience. As the 4th largest university in Ontario and 10th in Canada, Ryerson is rapidly making a name for itself on both the national and international stage. Ryerson has been ranked #1 in Canada and #3 in the world for our business incubator out of over 400 across 70 countries, and we have the third largest engineering faculty in the country. Ryerson was ranked 1st in undergraduate research universities in 2014, and 11th in Maclean’s 2018 Comprehensive category. Don’t let the small campus size fool you either, as Ryerson has over 40,000 undergraduate student and more than 2,500 graduate students pursuing all kinds of innovative research.
Hosting more conferences in the last 3 years than any other engineering school in Canada, as well as being the founding school of the First Year Integration Conference in 2006, Ryerson Engineering has a long history of hosting incredibly successful conferences. From OEC 2015 to FYIC 2016, PEO-SC 2017 and now CEC 2018 and CDE 2018, our student leaders are more qualified than any in the country to be hosting Canada’s most important undergraduate national engineering competition. The organizing team brings more than 30 years of combined event and competition planning experience to the table, ensuring that CEC 2018 will be the most successful to date.
Sheraton Centre TorontoA Hotel With A Garden Inside It
Located directly across from both old and new City Hall as well as the Eaton Centre, and only a 10 minute walk to Ryerson, the Sheraton will be the main venue for CEC 2018. Easily accessible from both the PATH and transit, and only a train and subway ride away from Pearson International Airport, getting to and from the Sheraton will be a breeze. With a 2.5 acre waterfall garden, indoor pool and poolside bar, plus a spa, gym and breakfast buffet every morning, your stay could not be more relaxing.