Vision, Passion, Action

Take a look at some of the research and cultural work made possible through this Institute.

RBC Institute

The Ryerson-RBC Foundation Institute for Disability Studies Research and Education

Former Ryerson University President Claude Lajeunesse and other representatives from Disability Studies and RBC announce the formation of the Ryerson/RBC Institute in 2001

From 2001 to 2009, the Ryerson-RBC Foundation Institute for Disability Studies Research and Education has enhanced and strengthened the education of students, graduates and professionals committed to the rights, inclusion and full social participation of disabled people.

Both at Ryerson and within the broader community, the Ryerson-RBC Institute has stood as a research and education hub, inviting community experts, activists, scholars, artists and practitioners to enrich faculty and student experiences.





Stephen Voisin, Executive Director, RBC Foundation, announces renewal of Institute funding in 2007 Institute activities have included:

  • Creating a space for the identification, exploration and debate of emerging issues in disability studies;
  • Supporting innovative research involving students, faculty and community partners;
  • Profiling visiting scholars, researchers, community and cultural leaders;
  • Providing an ongoing opportunity for information and knowledge sharing among scholars, community leaders and practitioners;
  • Providing a focal point for creativity and innovation in disability arts and culture; and
  • Promoting broader recognition and respect for a growing cultural identity among disabled people.

Ryerson President Sheldon Levy offers words of thanks to the RBC foundationStephen Voisin, Executive Director, RBC Foundation, chats with DST students