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The Yeates School of Graduate Studies is the administrative site for graduate programs at Ryerson. The vice-provost and dean and staff are pleased to provide assistance to applicants, students and faculty. YSGS is located at 1 Dundas St. West, 11th floor and is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, or by appointment.

For Admissions inquiries, please email grdadmit@ryerson.ca or call 416-979-5150.

 

Dr. Jennifer Mactavish
Vice-Provost and Dean, Yeates School of Graduate Studies
Office: YDI-1119

Dr. Samantha Wehbi
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
swehbi@ryerson.ca
Office: YDI-1117

Dr. Cory Searcy
Associate Dean, Programs
cory.searcy@ryerson.ca
Office: YDI-1115

Terry McAfee
Director, Business Administration
tmcafee@ryerson.ca
Office: YDI-1112

Mary Neelands
Manager, Program Administration
mneeland@ryerson.ca
Office: YDI-1122

Rachquel Thompson
Administrative Coordinator
rachquel.thompson@ryerson.ca
Office: YDI-1118

Farheen Rashid
Lead, Graduate Professional Development and Quality Assurance
rashidf@ryerson.ca
Office: YDI-1114

 

 

Rachel Trozzolo
Strategic Initiatives and Policy Advisor
rtrozzolo@ryerson.ca
Office: YDI-1120

Leslie Mutic
Student Engagement Officer
l2mutic@ryerson.ca
Office: YDI-1104D

Gino Guercio
Graduate Funding Assistant
g2guerci@ryerson.ca
Office: YDI-1116

Natasha Mills
Scholarship Liaison Officer
natasha.mills@ryerson.ca
Office: YDI-1109A

Andy Lee
Communications and Marketing Officer
andylee@ryerson.ca
Office: YDI-1121

Shirley Lee

Data Analyst
shirley.lee@ryerson.ca
Office: YDI-1113

To contact any of the admissions staff listed below:
Phone: 416-979-5150
Email: grdadmit@ryerson.ca
In person: YDI-1102

 

Lillian Zereneh
Manager, Admissions

Zareen Bukhari
Admissions Officer

Lavern Glenn
Admissions Officer

Aina Arro
Admissions Officer

Roel Reyes
Admissions Officer

Jenny Shyu
Systems Support Specialist

Simon Swain
Customer Service Representative

Program administrators provide overall support to ensure the efficient delivery of graduate programs. Their responsibilities include: monitoring student progress and evaluating graduation eligibility; coordinating admissions activities, thesis and dissertation defences, and student funding (scholarships, awards, assistantships and stipends); and overseeing program communications.

Aerospace Engineering
Leah Rogan
416-979-5000 x2790
aerograd@ryerson.ca

Architecture
Mimi Lam
416-979-5000 x2657
march@ryerson.ca

Biomedical Engineering
Jessica Miniaci
416-979-5000 x7790
bmegrad@ryerson.ca

Biomedical Physics
Sophia Finos
416-979-5000 x4640
biomed@ryerson.ca

Building Science
Mimi Lam
416-979-5000 x2684
bldgsci@ryerson.ca

Chemical Engineering
Jessica Miniaci
416-979-5000 x7790
chemgrad@ryerson.ca

Child and Youth Care
Amber Rebello
416-979-5000 x2288
cycma@ryerson.ca

Civil Engineering
Mira Grkavac
416-979-5000 x7782
civgrad@ryerson.ca

Communication and Culture
Jo Ann Mackie
416-979-5000 x4837
comcult@ryerson.ca

Computer Networks
Ting Hong
416-979-5000 x7218
compnet@ryerson.ca

Computer Science
Norm Pinder
416-979-5000 x2656
computerscience@ryerson.ca

Criminology and Social Justice
Mary-Beth Kraay
416-979-5000 x
gradcrim@ryerson.ca

Data Science and Analytics
Igor Rosic
416-979-5000 x3693
datascigrad@ryerson.ca

Digital media
Lissa Quaglia
416-979-5000 x2858
digitalmedia@ryerson.ca

Documentary Media
Alison Macleod
416-979-5000 x2763
docmedia@ryerson.ca

Early Childhood Studies
Milene Ferreira
416-979-5000 x4953
maecs@ryerson.ca

Economics
Cherilyn Siy
416-979-5000 x7856
econphd@ryerson.ca

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dawn Wright
416-979-5000 x7841
gradinfo@ee.ryerson.ca

Environmental Applied Science and Management
Elias Chu
416-979-5000 x7777
ensciman@ryerson.ca

Fashion
Mauro Chiera
416-979-5000 x7608
gradfashion@ryerson.ca


Film Photographic Preservation and Collections Management
Alison MacLeod
416-979-5000 x4839
gradppcm@ryerson.ca


Immigration and Settlement Studies
Igor Rosic
416-979-5000 x4836
iss@ryerson.ca

International Economics and Finance
Cherilyn Siy
416-979-5000 x7856
ief@ryerson.ca

Journalism
Tonisha McMeekin
416-979-5000 x2783
mj@ryerson.ca

Literatures of Modernity
Lisa Benadiba
416-979-5000 x2098
literature@ryerson.ca

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Management of Technology and Innovation (MBA/MMSc) and Master of Science in Management (MScM)
Gloria Fernandes
416-598-5925
mba@ryerson.ca

Master of Science in Management (MScM)
Wendy Crolla
416-598-5925
mba@ryerson.ca

Master Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MEIE)
Leah Rogan
416-979-5000 x7733
meiegrad@ryerson.ca

Mathematics
Luisa Chan
416-979-5000 x4867
mathgrad@ryerson.ca

Mechanical Engineering
Adriana Je. Gaertner
416-979-5000 x7840
mechgrad@ryerson.ca

Media Production
Tonisha McMeekin
416-979-5000 x2785
mediaprod@ryerson.ca

Molecular Science
Sarah Kovacs
416-979-5000 x2664
molsci@ryerson.ca

Nursing
Gerry Warner
416-979-5000 x7852
gerry.warner@ryerson.ca

Nutrition Communication
Amber Rebello
416-979-5000 x2761
nutritioncomm@ryerson.ca

Philosophy
Malu Maia
416-979-5000 x 2711
philosophyMA@ryerson.ca

Policy Studies
Mary-Beth Kraay
416-979-5000 x7869
policystudies@ryerson.ca

Professional Communication
Mauro Chiera
416-979-5000 x7608
mpc@ryerson.ca

Psychology
Sarah Edmonds
416-979-5000 x2178
psychgrad@psych.ryerson.ca

Public Policy and Administration
Julia Macan
416-979-5000 x7855
gradmppa@ryerson.ca

Social Work
Milene Ferreira
416-979-5000 x2762
msw@ryerson.ca

Spatial Analysis

Lisa Benadiba
416-979-5000 x7440
spatial@ryerson.ca

Urban Development
Carly Anderson
416-979-5000 x2099
urbandev@ryerson.ca

Program directors ensure program delivery of the highest standard by providing a critical link between YSGS, the program and the home faculty. They work with chairs to identify qualified faculty to teach and supervise, arrange graduate course schedules, coordinate student recruitment and admissions, oversee thesis defences, student records and funding allocations, monitor student financial support and uphold advisory mechanisms that promote the academic development of students.

Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Jeffrey Yokota
PhD, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University
Research areas: aerodynamics, propulsion and mathematical fluid dynamics
jyokota@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/aerospace

Architecture
Dr. John Cirka
PhD, EGS
Research areas: digital design, geometry, fabrication, form
jcirka@ryerson.ca
external,www.arch.ryerson.ca/programs-m-arch

Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Stephen Waldman
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Research areas: in-vitro development of functional soft connective tissue, mechanical stimulation of cells and mechanical conditioning of the developed tissue, perfusion bioreactors for tissue engineering, influence of nutrient delivery and supply on tissue formation
swaldman@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/feas/programs/graduate/biomedical/

Biomedical Physics
Dr. Carl Kumaradas
PhD, Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto
Research areas: medical physics, thermal therapy, nanotechnology, bio-photonics, computational modelling
ckumarad@ryerson.ca
external,www.physics.ryerson.ca/graduate

Building Science
Dr. Russell Richman
PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Research areas: Developing a climate specific Passive House standard for North America, innovative envelope systems and economic analysis addressing the existing energy inefficient Canadian building stock
richman@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/buildingscience

Chemical Engineering
Dr. Chil-Hung Cheng
PhD, Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University
Research areas: Synthesis and characterization and mesoporous materials; heterogeneous catalysts; surface functionalization of silicates; small-angle X-ray scattering
chiljung.cheng@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/chemical

Child and Youth Care
Dr. Judy Finlay
PhD
Research areas: Peer violence among incarcerated youth, children's rights and citizenship, narratives from elders, relationship among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples
jfinlay@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/cycp/graduate

Civil Engineering
Dr. Songnian Li
PhD, Geomatics and Geodesy, University of New Brunswick
Research Areas: geographical information sciences with focus on geospatial big data analytics, geo-collaboration, dynamic geospatial web services, spatial decision support, moving object data, urban mobility studies using geosocial media data, and web/real-time applications
snli@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/programs/civil_engineering

Communication and Culture
Dr. Jeremy Shtern
PhD
Research areas: Transformations in the structure and governance of communication industries and creative work as they reorganize around globalization and digital technologies
jshtern@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/programs/comcult

Computer Networks
Dr. Bobby Ma
PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo
Research areas: network protocols, software-defined networking
bma@ee.ryerson.ca
external,www.compnet.ryerson.ca

Computer Science
Dr. Kosta Derpanis
PhD, Computer Science, York University
Research areas: computer vision and machine learning
kosta@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/computerscience

Criminology and Social Justice
Dr. Idil Atak
PhD, Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Law
Research areas: Irregular migration, refugee protection, and international and European human rights law
idil.atak@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/criminology/programs/criminology-ma/

Data Science and Analytics
Dr. Ayse Bener
PhD, Information Systems, London School of Economics
Research areas: machine learning, recommender systems and big data applications
ayse.bener@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/datascience

Digital Media
Dr. Alex Ferworn
PhD, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
Research areas: computational public safety in relation to Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear explosive (CBRNE) response, disaster management technology, mobile robotic systems, algorithms
aferworn@scs.ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/digitalmedia

Documentary Media
Katy McCormick
MFA, Fine Arts, School of The Art Institute of Chicago
Research areas: commemorative sites, narratives and social histories of landscapes
kmccormi@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/documentarymedia

Early Childhood Studies
Dr. Rachel Berman
PhD, Family Studies, University of Guelph
Research areas: methods of inquiry and equity
rcberman@ryerson.ca
http://www.ryerson.ca/ecs/programs/early-childhood-ma/

Economics (PhD)/ International Economics and Finance
Dr. Halis Yildiz
PhD, Economics, Southern Methodist University
Research areas: international trade, industrial organization, game theory, economic development
hyildiz@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/programs/economics

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Amirnazer Yazdani
PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto
Research areas: modelling and control of high-power electronic converter systems, application of power electronics in power systems, grid integration of electronically interfaced distributed generation and energy storage systems, microgrids and active distribution systems, and renewable energy systems
yazdani@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/programs/elec_eng

Environmental Applied Science and Management
Dr. Michal Bardecki
PhD, York University
Research areas: Nepal; valuation of wetlands and wetlands management; media and environment; interdisciplinary education; sustainable fashion; global environmental issues.
bardecki@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/programs/ensciman

Fashion
Dr. Kimberly Wahl
PhD, Art History, Queen's University
Research areas: examines the ambivalent relationship between fashion and feminism, historically, as well as in contemporary visual culture.
kwahl@ryerson.ca
external,www.mafashion.ryerson.ca

Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management
Dr. Thierry Gervais
PhD, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales 
Research areas: 
gervais@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/ppcm/index.html

Immigration and Settlement Studies
Dr. Harald Bauder
PhD, Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University
Research areas: migrant labour; sanctuary cities, immigration policies and discourses; ethnic economies (esp. Toronto's little India); critical borders studies; critical geographies; Canada; Germany
hbauder@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/programs/immigration

Journalism
Asmaa Malik
MA, Journalism, University of Maryland
Research area: how people find and share news digitally; who gets left behind in the digital divide
asmaa.malik@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/journalism

Literatures of Modernity
Dr. Elizabeth Podnieks
PhD, University of Toronto
Research areas: Modernism, Motherhood Studies, Life Writing, Popular/Celebrity Culture, Scholarly Editing, and Digital Humanities.
lpodniek@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/english/programs/english-ma

Master of Business Administration and MBA in Management of Technology and Innovation
Dr. Kimberly Bates
PhD, Philosophy, University of Minnesota
Research areas: entrepreneurship, strategy, innovation, corporate governance and a variety of topics at the intersection of business and society, including the impact of an aging population on organizations and society, diversity and inclusion, and social innovation.
kim.bates@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/mba

Master of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MEIE)
Dr. Yaser Dahman
PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Western Ontario
MBA, Ryerson University
Research areas: biosynthesis and testing of nanomaterials for biotechnology and biomedical applications, bioseparations and primary recovery of high-value biopolymers using nanofibers affinity membranes, design of airlift bioreactors for biosynthesis and bioseparation purposes
ydahman@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/meie

Master of Science in Management (MScM)
Dr. Yuanshun Li
PhD, Finance, University of Calgary
Research areas: real option investment decisions, mergers and acquisitions, structured financial products, pension fund management
yuli@ryerson.ca
ryerson.ca/mscm

Mathematics
Dr. Silvana Ilie
PhD, Applied Mathematics, Western University
Research areas:Computational biology, development and analysis of simulation methods for biochemical systems, numerical methods, analysis and computation
silvana@ryerson.ca
external,www.math.ryerson.ca/graduate

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Dr. Ahmad Ghasempoor
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Queen’s University
Research areas: intelligent manufacturing systems, tool-wear monitoring systems, optimization of machining processes
aghasemp@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/mechanical

Media Production
Dr. Laurie Petrou
PhD,
Research areas: breaking gender conventions among children
lpetrou@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/mediaproduction

Molecular Science
Dr. Russell Viirree
PhD, University of Western Ontario
Research areas: Synthetic organic chemistry, enantioselective catalysis, medicinal chemistry, Molecular probe synthesis and properties, cystic fibrosis drugs.
rviirre@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/programs/molecular_science

Nursing
Dr. Suzanne Fredricks
PhD, Nursing, University of Toronto
Research areas: designing and evaluating interventions to support patients undergoing invasive surgical procedures
sfrederi@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/programs/nursing

Nutrition Communication
Dr. Judy Paisley RD
PhD, Community Nutrition, University of Guelph
Research areas: knowledge translation strategies for nutrition communication
jpaisley@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/nutrition

Philosophy
Dr. Glenn Parsons
PhD, Philosophy, University of Alberta
Research areas: aesthetics, metaphysics, epistemology and the philosophy of science
g2parson@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/philosophy/programs/graduate.html

Policy Studies
Dr. Tuna Baskoy
PhD, Political Science, York University
Research areas: e-government, market competition and governance in post-Keynesian economics, ICTs and policy capacity, European integration
tbaskoy@politics.ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/policystudies

Professional Communication
Dr. John Shiga
PhD, Communication, Carleton University
Research areas: media and environment, science communication, environmental communication, media history, sound studies, music culturess
jshiga@ryerson.ca
external,www.procom.ryerson.ca/graduate

Psychology
Dr. Julia Spaniol
PhD, Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research areas: cognitive aging, memory and decision making, motivation and reward
jspaniol@psych.ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/psychology/graduate/index.html

Public Policy and Administration
Dr. Duncan MacLellan
PhD, Educational Administration, University of Toronto
Research areas: local and provincial educational politics and policy making, state and teacher relations, local and urban governance issues
dmaclellan@politics.ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/politics/mppa

Social Work
Dr. Jennifer Poole
PhD, Public Health, University of Toronto
Research areas: critical approaches to wellbeing; Mad Studies; sanism in the workplace, professional practice and the classroom; precarious work and its impact on health; qualitative research methodologies
jpoole@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/socialwork/programs/msw

Spatial Analysis
Dr. Lu Wang
PhD, Economic Geography, York University
Research areas: GIS and consumption analysis, GIS and health, spatial accessibility modelling and visualization, geostatistics, immigration and settlement, retail internationalization
luwang@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/graduate/programs/spatial

Urban Development
Nina-Marie Lister
MSc, Planning, University of Toronto
Research areas: landscape ecology, ecological design, landscape infrastructure, planning and design for resilience, urban waterfronts, parks and natural heritage planning, biodiversity conservation
nm.lister@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/surp/current/graduate

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Program open houses include tours, examples of graduate research projects and opportunities to meet with faculty and students.