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Ryerson University thrives on ideas and innovative thinking. Staff and faculty shape and realize educational goals, leverage the university's strength, and promote knowledge entrepreneurship. Emerging from these roles are initiatives that help to embed Ryerson in the community, prepare our students for the 21st-century job market, and create partnerships that stimulate research.

The provost and vice-president, academic works with the president, other vice-presidents, vice-provosts, deans, chairs and many others to develop university-wide centres and capital projects.

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Zone Learning

Ryerson has perfected a unique experiential learning program a called external,zone learning – a great complement to traditional courses. Students and community members can participate in one of the university's 10 zones, from fashion to biomedical science, and discover what it takes to create social change, fire up a big idea or launch a start-up. 

The external,DMZ is one of Canada's largest business incubators for emerging tech startups, and also part of Ryerson's innovation ecosystem. The DMZ is the top-ranked university incubator in North America and third in the world

Contact the Office of Zone Learning for more information:

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The Office of E-Learning supports the planning and development of the strategic direction of e-learning initiatives across Ryerson. The office is charged with co-ordinating eLearning initiatives across the University, and engaging and consulting with the Ryerson community on issues and effective implementation approaches.

The Director of the Office of E-Learning, external,Wendy Freeman, provides the Office of the Provost with recommendations on the best pathways for Ryerson to develop a wider eLearning agenda that reflects the priorities, values and strategies found in the 2014-2019 Ryerson Academic Plan, “Our Time to Lead."

Contact Wendy Freeman, Director of E-Learning for more information:
416-979-5000 ext. 3299

Capital Projects

external,Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex

A mixed-use development—with space for teaching, research, student residence and study, and retail—the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex will house four health sciences programs from the Faculty of Community Services:  the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, the School of Nutrition, the School of Occupational and Public Health and the Midwifery Education Program.

external,New Student Residence

Ryerson’s newest residence will provide modern, convenient accommodation to over 500 students; located at 186-188 Jarvis Street, less than a five-minute walk from the heart of the Ryerson campus.

external,Student Learning Centre 

The Student Learning Centre will give the entire Ryerson community an outstanding environment in which to study, collaborate and share ideas. The SLC will be accessible, digitally connected, and ready to adapt to the newest modes of educational discovery.

external,School of Image Arts

The renovated School of Image Arts building (a former brewery warehouse) has enhanced studio and production spaces, digital imaging facilities, faculty offices, and room for student collaboration. It also houses the Ryerson Image Centre with its acclaimed Black Star photography collection.

external,Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens

On the site of the historic Maple Leaf Gardens, the MAC offers stunning athletic facilities and a new home for the Ryerson Rams.  

external,Gould Street

Opening Gould to pedestrian traffic has connected many elements at the heart of the Ryerson campus, including the School of Image Arts/Ryerson Image Centre, a summer farmers' market, Balzac's cafe, bike storage, and Lake Devo.