Janice Neil has been re-appointed for a second, three-year term as Chair of the Ryerson School of Journalism.
“As the journalism industry continues to evolve, I have confidence that under Janice’s continued leadership the School will be on the leading edge of shaping the future of this industry,” said Charles Falzon, Dean of FCAD.
Neil was appointed as Chair in 2016 and has overseen a number of new initiatives in this role, including the launch of journalism’s first short-term intensive course to Hong Kong, the Digital Innovation Challenge and an annual high school journalism conference.
“I’m so proud of our outstanding staff and faculty—their dedication to teaching excellence and delivering an innovative, digitally-focused curriculum for undergrads and graduates. Our focus on students, on teaching excellence, and entrepreneurial initiatives keeps us moving forward,” said Neil.
Neil joined the RSJ faculty in 2007. Before becoming Chair, she served as Undergraduate Program Director and Associate Chair. During her time at Ryerson, Neil also served as Editor-In-Chief of the Canadian Journalism Project (J-Source), leading 15 educators, scholars and journalists in the production of research and commentary on the state of the profession in Canada.
Prior to joining RSJ, Neil previously worked for 23 years as a reporter, editor, writer, host, and producer for radio and television, holding key role for CBC’s Metro Morning, TVO, CBC TV and Radio and the CBC’s London Bureau.