On April 5 discover the ideas revolutionizing the way we think, live and work. 30+ events. 4 universities. 1 night only.

What’s the greatest story never told? How does gravity affect our perceptions of ourselves? How Fake News Spreads Through Online Social Networks? What do viruses have to do with gun violence? Will a robot be your new BFF? Registration is now open for CRAM – a one of a kind, free learning festival that gives curious minds across the GTA a chance to discover the ground-breaking research of Toronto’s four universities. CRAM takes place Friday, April 5, 2019 between 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM. It features over 30 interactive events across a multitude of disciplines by researchers from OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto and York University, at their university campuses.

“There’s an abundance of innovative, multidisciplinary research 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.”

Anatoliy Gruzd, Director of Research at the Ryerson Social Media Lab and Canada Research Chair in Social Media Data Stewardship will present his talk, titled How Fake News Spreads Through Online Social Networks at Ted Rogers School of Management. Join Dr. Gruzd as he takes you on a deep dive into the fascinating world of network science which represents people and information by the connections and interactions they share. He will demonstrate that network science is powerful and network visualization is beautiful, using a series of recent cases to show how information and misinformation (aka “fake news”) spread through online social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. Find out how connecting two dots by a line over and over becomes a striking and effective way to study the world we live in.

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.

“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

We hope you join us on Friday, April 5, 2019 for a night of exciting new perspectives. All events are free, but space is limited. For a full schedule of the event as well as links to register visit http://www.CRAMtoronto.com today.