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Interim Vice-Provost Students

John Austin, Interim Vice-Provost, Students
John Austin, Interim Vice-Provost, Students

The Office of the Vice-Provost, Students (OVPS) actively supports Ryerson’s academic plan, Our Time to Lead, and its strategic priority of enabling greater student engagement and success through exceptional experiences.

With a focus on responsiveness and empathy, the vice-provost, students oversees a portfolio of 300 employees who work across three core areas: The Office of the Registrar, and Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment; Athletics and Recreation; and Student Affairs which includes health and wellness, student learning support, career services, housing, and student life. The OVPS also has responsibility for student conduct and dispute resolution, and sexual violence support and education.

Team structure: PDF fileView OVPS organization chart (PDF)


Interim Vice-Provost, Students
John Austin
416-979-5000 ext. 2736

Administrative Assistant
Celia Chu
416-979-5000 ext. 2736

Areas of Responsibility

  • Student Affairs 
    This support network helps students make a successful transition to university, develop career-related skills, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  • Registrar's Office
    The Office of the Registrar provides a broad range of academic support services concerning student recruitment, admissions, enrolment, grading, promotion and graduation assessment. This office also develops course and exam schedules.

  • Athletics and Recreation
    This unit is responsible for varsity and intramural sports programs, and for Ryerson’s Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC) and Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC).

  • Sexual Violence Support and Education
    This office leads the university-wide response to supporting survivors of sexual violence and fostering a consent comes first culture through education campaigns.

  • Student Conduct Office
    This office administers the student code of non-academic conduct, and provides leadership to faculty, staff and students concerned about student behaviour and disruptive conduct.