November 1, 2018
On October 1st and 2nd, five Bachelor of Commerce - Fashion Management students participated in the 2nd annual Canadian Retail Educators Association (CREA) Charrette as part of Ryerson University's Retail Week. The Charrette is an intensive, interdisciplinary team learning experience. CREA works with retail industry partners to identify a "real life" problem scenario, which will be revealed to the teams on the first day. Teams will then collaborate to design a solution within a specified time limit. This year's problem scenario centred around the redevelopment and retail revitalization of Union Station and asked the students to develop innovative retail concepts for the space. Student's work was judged by industry partners including Beauleigh Retail Consulting (lead retail consultants for the Union Station project) and Osmington (Union Station's landlord). Humber Faculty, Bruce Sinclair, who is also Co-President of CREA worked to make the event happen.