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Office of the Ombudsperson - Confidential, Impartial and Independent

Fairness and respect are everyone’s concern.

Contact us if you believe you have been treated unfairly and/or you are not sure what your options are or you would like to discuss how a Ryerson policy or procedure applies to your situation. 

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For over 15 years, the Ombuds Office has worked with students, faculty and staff to seek expeditious and fair resolutions to issues, concerns and conflicts at Ryerson that they have not been able to resolve themselves.The Ombudsperson is Nora Farrell, and the Assistant Ombudsperson is Ayesha Adam.

The essential characteristics of the Office are:


All information provided to us is kept confidential, unless we have explicit permission for names and/or details to be released and we consider it to be appropriate to do so.


The Office and staff operate independently of the University, including all administrative and academic structures and student government.


We consider all of the information we receive and collect with the highest degree of objectivity. Our ultimate aspiration is to ensure that everyone involved believes their perspectives have been understood and considered and that they have been treated fairly.

All matters raised with the Office of the Ombudsperson are dealt with as expeditiously as possible.

Remember to check the RU SIGNIFICANT DATES for appeal, transfer credit and other deadlines!

27th January 2017 Final date to Appeal Fall 2016 Grade and Standing appeal deadline for graduate students

23rd JANUARY 2017 Final date to Appeal Fall 2016 Grade and Standing appeal deadline for Undergraduate and Chang School students



Academic Probation, RTW, PPW: What are my options?


JANUARY 11TH 2016 

12-2pm Thomas Lounge


5-7 pm Oakham Lounge


How to Write a Successful Appeal.


12th January 2017

12-2pm Thomas Lounge 

19th January 2017

5-7pm Layton Room 


2013/2014 Ombuds report cover

The Ombudsperson's 2015/2016  Annual Report to the Ryerson community is now available!



Please provide your FEEDBACK about the Ombuds Office via our Confidential Survey.