Philip Mai


I am the Manager of Academic Communications at Ryerson University  in Toronto. I am a member of the Office of Communications, Government and Community Engagement, the Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic and the Ted Rogers School of Management. I am responsible for strategic academic outreach and communications at Ryerson University. I am also the Research and Communications Manager at the Ryerson Social Media Lab and a co-founder of the International Conference Social Media & Society. In my work, I mainly focus on knowledge mobilization, information diffusion and social media analytics with the aim to connect people, knowledge and ideas.

I graduated from Syracuse University with a Juris Doctor in International Law, Master in International Relations and Bachelor in Business Management. I have over a decade of experience working in marketing and communications in domains such as academia, high-tech and politics. Before joining Ryerson, I was the Projects and Communications Manager at the Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship at Dalhousie University and the Research and Communications Manager at the Dalhousie Social Media Lab. While at Dalhousie, I managed numerous social media-related research and dissemination projects and led efforts to raise the profile and impact of various other academic initiatives.

I currently live in bustling downtown Toronto. In my spare time, I am an avid traveler, amateur photographer, foodies, and political junkie.