We are saddened with the passing of our colleague & former Trustee Mary Black. Mary blazed a new trail as Professor and Chair of Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) where she developed management trainees for the print and communications industry.

During her 10 years at Ryerson, she was the force behind the creation of GCM’s new home, the Heidelberg Centre, which made the school a focal point for the printing industry.

Mary was very active in the industry as President, Director, Founding Director, Advisor for numerous industry associations. She was also a Trustee of the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF).

Graphic Monthly Magazine named Mary, Printer of the Year for 2005. Mary was also conferred the title of Professor Emerita, Ryerson University in 2006. On behalf of the CPISTF Trustees, we wish the family our heartfelt condolences.

Mary’s passion dedication and ‘never say never’ attitude will be sorely missed.

Jeff Ekstein

Chair, Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund