SGP to Participate in Ryerson University GCM Colloquium

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, announced today its participation in the Ryerson University GCM Colloquium, March 11-12. 2021. The GCM Colloquium theme is Sustainability in the Graphic Arts, which will explore both the creative and operational issues surrounding sustainability.


Jodi Sawyer, strategic business unit manager, FLEXcon and SGP past chair, will present an overview of the SGP sustainability certification program for printers as well as represent her company on a panel discussion. “This is a great opportunity for SGP to participate in discussions about sustainability with future leaders of the printing industry,” said Sawyer. “We support the Ryerson University School of Graphic Communications Management in building a more sustainable future for the printing industry.”


The GCM Colloquium is a professional, academic and networking event that is run by undergraduate students in the Graphic Communications Management program at Ryerson University. This event brings together students and industry professionals from across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond to discuss the current trends and developments in the graphic arts industry with a new theme every year. “With our focus on sustainability, we welcome SGP`s first time participation,” commented Bilqis Meer, GCM student and Colloquium vice president of corporate relations. “We are pleased that SGP confirms its confidence in our student lead program and support in building a more sustainable future.”


The virtual event is open to public: Register


About Ryerson University: Ryerson is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-focused education. It is a distinctly urban university with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Ryerson has a mission to serve societal needs and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community. Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to 38,950 students, including 2,300 master’s and Ph.D. students, nearly 2,700 faculty and staff, and more than 140,000 alumni worldwide.


About GCM: The School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) is pleased to offer the only degree-granting program in Canada for management in the printing industry. While at Ryerson, students will have the opportunity for concentrations in Packaging, Publishing, Digital Graphic Output, and Leadership, with the addition of over 50 available minors, including Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Communication Design, Marketing, as well as Environmental and Urban Sustainability.


About SGP: The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is the only certification organization promoting sustainability in all printing processes throughout the United States and Canada. SGP promotes a sustainable print supply chain through best practices, innovation, information sharing and validation. The SGP program encompasses the three pillars of sustainability – people, planet, and profit. SGP partners include 3M, tesa tape North America, FLEXcon, Cooley/Group, Laird Plastics, Piedmont Plastics, New Leaf Paper, Sun Chemical, REI, ANN Inc., BrandKey Graphics, Snowball Print Marketing, major printing organizations, academic institutions, and other leading companies.