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University Business Continuity Planning

In consultation with the University Business Continuity Management Committee, Integrated Risk Management (IRM) is engaging leaders and employees across the university to develop a comprehensive business continuity and recovery plan for Ryerson. A key tenant of IRM’s philosophy is to involve the Ryerson community in its processes, recognizing that we all share the responsibility of sustaining a safe and secure environment.

What is a business continuity and recovery plan?

A business continuity and recovery plan is designed to anticipate and mitigate risk, and keep mission-critical people, processes and systems operating normally in the event of a sudden condition resulting in loss of space, utilities, IT and financial infrastructure, information or other essential functions, services or relationships.

Business continuity planning helps to minimize disruption to learning; scholarly, research and creative activity; operations; and partnerships. It supports Ryerson’s academic plan by building a framework for institutional resiliency.

What are we doing?

We have prepared a three phase process that will engage departments across the university to create a comprehensive business continuity and recovery plan.

Phase One: Information collection for business impact assessment
  • Facilitate training sessions with representatives from across the university to complete the questionnaire to capture information about departments’ operational functions, resources and dependencies
  • Review all returned questionnaires and analyze links and interdependencies between functions, resources and spaces
Phase Two: Complete business impact analysis
  • Conduct further analysis to determine the university’s overall risk exposure to loss or interruption
  • Support the executive group on decisions related to risk tolerance and resources to support required planning
Phase Three: Development of the university business continuity and recovery plan
  • Develop the university business continuity and recovery plan for implementation.

Contact us

In case of an emergency on campus

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Contact Ryerson Security and Emergency Services at
416-979-5040 or dial 80 from any internal phone

Security and Emergency Services

Location: 111 Bond Street
Phone: 416-979-5040
Fax: 416-979-5380
Email: security@ryerson.ca

Integrated Risk Management Office

Location: 11th Floor, Jorgenson Hall
Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 7096
Email: irm@ryerson.ca
Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Risk Strategy Office

Phone: 416-979-5062