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Erin McGinn named assistant deputy minister, Highly Skilled Workforce

Two-year secondment will help achieve premier’s recommendations for a technology-driven economy
August 26, 2016

To the Ryerson Community:

I am writing to share with the Ryerson community that Erin McGinn, assistant vice-president, Communications, Government and Community Engagement (CGCE), will be joining the provincial government as assistant deputy minister, Highly Skilled Workforce.

Erin will be taking a two-year secondment from Ryerson to assume the new role, which was created to help achieve the recommendations of the Premier’s Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel. The panel released a report in June with recommendations to help Ontario’s current and future workforce adapt to the demands of a technology-driven knowledge economy.

I want to congratulate Erin on her appointment and we are very pleased that such an important initiative at Queen’s Park will be led by one of our own. Her last day at Ryerson before the secondment is September 9, 2016.

Erin came to Ryerson in 2005 as director of the Office of the President, joining the university from progressively senior roles in the Office of the Premier of Ontario and the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada. Over the past 10 years she has led or been involved in many priority initiatives that have raised the profile and reputation of Ryerson. Since joining CGCE in 2013, Erin and her team have fostered and enhanced new relationships with all three levels of government; built capacity to support the Academic Plan priority of community engagement; successfully launched a new and dynamic branding program for the university; expanded and improved the university’s social media presence, media relations and internal communications activities; and executed major events across campus.

I look forward to continuing to work closely with the great team at CGCE as together we ensure that government, the media and the public know about all the wonderful achievements and activities of our students, faculty and staff.

I will share more information on the leadership transition of CGCE in the near future.

Please join me in wishing Erin all the best in her role with the provincial government.

Mohamed Lachemi

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