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Ryerson University

Ryerson University is a public research university in Toronto, Canada. Its urban campus surrounds the Yonge–Dundas Square, located at one of the busiest intersections in downtown Toronto; the majority of its buildings are in the blocks northeast of the Yonge–Dundas Square in Toronto's Garden District. Ryerson's business school, Ted Rogers School of Management, is on the southwest end of the Yonge–Dundas Square, located on Bay Street north of Toronto's Financial District and is attached to the Toronto Eaton Centre; the university has expanded in recent years with new buildings such as the Mattamy Athletic Centre, in the historical Maple Leaf Gardens arena, former home of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The university's administration services are housed in 1 Dundas and 495 Yonge Street; the university is composed of 44,400 undergraduate students, 2,950 graduate students, 12,000 continuing-education students. Ryerson is ranked 10th in Canada by student enrollment. Ryerson University is home to Canada's largest undergraduate business school, the Ted Rogers School of Management, Canada's third largest undergraduate engineering school, the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, as well as the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Communication & Design, Faculty of Community Services, the Faculty of Science.

In 2017, the university was approved by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada to begin working towards establishing a social justice and innovation focused law school. The school will mark the third law school in Toronto after York's Osgoode program and University of Toronto's Law degree. In addition to offering full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate programs leading to Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees, the university offers part-time degrees, distance education, certificates through the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education; the Normal School was founded by Egerton Ryerson in 1847 as the first teacher-training institution in the province. It moved into a new building in 1852, on a parcel of semi-rural land bounded by Gerrard, Victoria and Church streets. In 1852, at the core of the present main campus, the historic St. James Square, Egerton Ryerson founded Ontario's first teacher training facility, the Toronto Normal School, it housed the Department of Education and the Museum of Natural History and Fine Arts, which became the Royal Ontario Museum.

An agricultural laboratory on the site led to the founding of the Ontario Agricultural College and the University of Guelph. St. James Square went through various other educational uses before housing a namesake of its original founder. Egerton Ryerson was a leading educator and Methodist minister, he is known as the father of Ontario's public school system. He is a founder of the first publishing company in Canada in 1829, The Methodist Book and Publishing House, renamed The Ryerson Press in 1919 and today is part of McGraw-Hill Ryerson, a Canadian publisher of educational and professional books, which still bears Egerton Ryerson's name for its Canadian operations. Advances in science and technology brought on by World War II, continued Canadian industrialization interrupted by the Great Depression, created a demand for a more trained population. Howard Hillen Kerr was given control of nine Ontario Training and Re-establishment centres to accomplish this, his vision of what these institutions would do was broader than.

In 1943, he visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was convinced Canada could develop its own MIT over one hundred years. Along the way, such an institution could respond to the society's needs; when the Province approved the idea of technical institutes in 1946, it proposed to found several. It turned out all but one would be special purpose schools, such as the mining school. Only the Toronto retraining centre, which became the Ryerson Institute of Technology in 1948, would become a multi-program campus, Kerr's future MIT of Canada; the Toronto Training and Re-establishment Institute was created in 1945 on the former site of the Toronto Normal School at St James Square, bounded by Gerrard, Church and Gould. The Gothic-Romanesque building was designed by architects Thomas Ridout and Frederick William Cumberland in 1852; the site had been used as a Royal Canadian Air Force training facility during World War II. The institute was a joint venture of the federal and provincial government to train ex-servicemen and women for re-entry into civilian life.

The Ryerson Institute of Technology was founded in 1948, inheriting the staff and facilities of the Toronto Training and Re-establishment Institute. In 1966, it became the Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. In 1971, provincial legislation was amended to permit Ryerson to grant university degrees accredited by provincial government legislation and by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada; that year, it became a member of the Council of Ontario Universities. In 1992, Ryerson became Toronto's second school of engineering to receive accreditation from the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board; the following year, Ryerson formally became a University, via an Act of the Ontario Legislature. In 1993, Ryerson received approval to grant graduate degrees; the same year, the Board of Governors changed the institution's name to Ryerson Polytechnic University to reflect a stronger emphasis on research associated with graduate programs and its expansion from being a university offering undergraduate degrees.

Students occupied the university's administration offices in March 1997, protesting escalating tuition hikes. In June 2001, the school assumed its name as Ryerson U

National Collegiate Equestrian Association

In 1998 the National College Athletic Association and Committee on Women's Athletics identified Equestrian and an emerging sport for women in all three NCAA divisions. The National Collegiate Equestrian Association known as Varsity Equestrian, was created as the governing body for NCAA Equestrian teams; the NCEA is headquartered in Texas. The NCEA has 24 official member colleges and universities that sponsor women's equestrian teams that participate in intercollegiate competition as a varsity sport, they began hosting a national championship in 2002. As membership has grown, they have begun to sponsor regional championships as well, they began hosting a Big 12 regional championship in 2009, a Southeastern Conference regional championship in 2013, a United Equestrian Conference regional championship in 2015. In 2012 they began the NCEA Coach of the Year Award and in 2013 they began the team given NCEA Sportsmanship Award. In 2011 they began naming an NCEA All-American First Team for each section of competition, composed of the top four riders as selected by the NCEA selection committee.

In that same year they began to name All-American Honorable Mentions based on a set criteria where there is no limit as to how many can earn the award. In 2013 they began naming an NCEA All-American Second Team composed of the next top four riders as selected by the NCEA selection committee. In the 2013-14 season they began naming an NCEA All-Time Rider of the Month Award to one athlete from each section of competition during the regular season. Schools organize season schedules that allow for head-to-head competitions resulting in ranking and seeding for conference and national titles, they compete during the fall semester from September to November and during the Spring semester from January to March. From March on there are post-season competitions. Home team schools can delegate the number of junior varsity riders that may accompany the varsity team to compete. Home teams provide the horses and appropriate equipment for the competition. Five horses are selected for each of the four events and coaches designate five of their riders to compete in each event for the English and Western components of the competition.

A rider from each team is randomly paired and assigned to a horse for each event to compete in a "head-to head" match. Competitors are allowed to watch sanctioned warm-ups where horses are schooled for each of the four events. Riders are given four minutes to practice on their assigned horse for each event. Riders competing in Equitation over Fences are allowed to take four practice fences within the four minutes of warm-ups; each rider earns a score and the highest score on that horse wins the head-to-head match and scores a point for that team. Neither team receives the point. If there is a tie in the overall competition, raw scores given by the judge are added up and used to determine the winner. In some cases, the lowest score from each team may be dropped. Equitation on the Flat Riders selected to compete in Equitation on the Flat demonstrate a predetermined test, performed in a dressage arena measuring 20 meters by 40 meters; the riders must demonstrate a precise, well executed and accurate test while staying in correct position and maintaining a harmonious balance with the horse they've drawn to compete upon.

Testing is judged on a scale from 0 to 10, with 0 meaning "not performed" and 10 marking "excellent". Riders will perform nine required movement, all scored using the defined scale based on accuracy and smoothness; the tenth score is judged using the same scale but is regarded to the riders overall position and correctness. The highest score a rider can receive is 100. Equitation over Fences Riders selected to compete in Equitation over Fences will show over a course of eight to ten fences set around 3' to 3'6" in which the rider must navigate the correct course while maintaining proper position; the rider should be able to make the course look smooth by having consistent pace and correct distances to the jumps, consistent striding between fences. The round is scored using a defined scale out of 100. Horsemanship In horsemanship, the horse and rider perform a pattern in which different maneuvers and the horse's different gaits are exhibited; the base score for a pattern is 70, the judge will score each of the 7–9 maneuvers anywhere from −1.5 to +1.5.

The positive score indicates that a movement is above average in execution and the negative score deducts points for poor execution. Penalties are given if a horse kicks out, lopes on the wrong lead, or otherwise detracts from the uniformity of the performance, it is possible for a rider to receive a score of zero if mistakes such as going off-pattern are made. Reining Unlike horsemanship patterns, reining patterns include spins and sliding stops performed by the horse and rider. In reining, a score can be higher or lower depending on the quality of the ride. Riders perform movements that include: fast circles, slow circles and sliding stops. Going off-pattern results in a score of zero. Over- or under-spinning by more than a quarter of a turn is given a score of zero. Kansas State University | Final season: 2015–16 New Mexico State University | Final season: 2016–17 Dartmouth College Pace University The conferences listed bellow host Conference Championship competitions for the Division I schools listed below.

Big 12, ECAC and SEC are the only conferences involved with the NCEA Division I. Conference Championships take place between the end of the regular equestrian season and National Championships. Baylor Fresno State Oklahoma

Butlers Gorge Power Station

The Butlers Gorge Power Station is a conventional hydroelectric power station located in the Central Highlands region of Tasmania, Australia. Part of the Derwent scheme that comprises eleven hydroelectric power stations, the Butlers Gorge Power Station is the first station in the scheme; the power station is located aboveground at the foot of the concrete arched Clark Dam across the River Derwent that forms Lake King William. Water from the lake is fed to the power station, coupled to one of two discharge regulating valves to ensure water flow to Tarraleah Power Station located further downstream; the power station was commissioned in 1951 by the Hydro Electric Corporation and opened on 22 November 1952. The station has one English Electric Francis turbine, with a generating capacity of 12.2 megawatts of electricity. The station building houses a single alternator and the turbine has a embedded spiral casing with water flow controlled via a butterfly type valve, it houses a 125 kVA diesel generator for alternate station services supply when needed.

The station output, estimated to be 684 gigawatt-hours annually, is fed to TasNetworks' transmission grid via an 11 kV/110 kV three-phase English Electric generator transformer to the outdoor switchyard. The water discharged from the Butlers Gorge Power Station flows via three conduits to either Nieterana mini-hydro, Tarraleah Power Station, or to Wally’s Weir and back into the Derwent. List of power stations in Tasmania Butlers Gorge History