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Balancing Ryerson's Operating Budget

Ryerson continues to work within the provincial government’s parameters to balance the university’s operating budget.

Promoting access to a high-quality post-secondary education is an important institutional value, and as expressed in our 2020-25 Academic Plan, we remain committed to funding activities that allow us to be bold in our thinking, actions and decisions.

Balancing the budget is a complex task that requires input from our academic and administrative leaders, as well as the broader Ryerson community. Our open and consultative budget process gave students, faculty and staff the opportunity to engage with senior administration on our 2021-22 budget plans in a public forum.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to Ryerson and for taking part in this important process.

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Process and guiding principles

At Ryerson, we adhere to five guiding principles when preparing the annual budget:

  1. Prioritize students
  2. Protect Ryerson’s core business
  3. Be fair and transparent
  4. Remain forward looking
  5. Conduct wide consultations with the community

2021-22 Budget Town Hall

Watch a recording of the 2021-22 budget town hall.

Budget Process

The annual university budget is the financial plan for how the university will receive and spend funds in a fiscal year.

Key documents & references