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Ryerson's Co-op Programs

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By enrolling in one of Ryerson’s innovative co-op programs you’ll gain relevant work experience, expand your professional network and potentially earn over $7, 000 per work term. We connect talented Ryerson students like you with employers who are seeking new perspectives and fresh ideas. Read on to learn about each program, connect with each program’s Co-op Program Specialist and Faculty Advisor, and take a tour of sample jobs and employers who hire Ryerson co-op students.

Students in the Bachelor of Arts Honours English degree explore literary and cultural works across a variety of media, genre, cultures, and historical periods. Students develop critical thinking, communication, research and marketable career skills while engaging in the rich, cultural milieu of one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.

For more information, visit the program website.

Please contact your Co-op Program Specialist for questions about: the job application process, co-op fees, potential employers, typical co-op employment rates, etc.

Co-op Team

Email: coop@ryerson.ca

Location: Co-op Office

Sample Employers

  • Jays Care Foundation
  • Pearson Canada
  • Scotiabank
  • Wattpad

Sample Jobs

  • Communications Officer
  • Event & Fundraising Intern
  • Social Media and Marketing Officer
  • Books Intern

Work Term Schedule

Studying History will develop students’ proficiency in critical thinking, and enhance their ability to question, research, argue, understand, and communicate. All of these skills are vital in enabling them to succeed in a wide range of careers and participate in the life of the world around them as informed citizens.

The strong research, analytical, and communication skills, along with the cultural awareness that History teaches, are valued by employers widely. Therefore, graduates follow a broad range of career paths, with business, the public service, creative industries, and non-governmental organizations being common realms where they find work. As well, a certain number of History graduates move into careers in museums and the heritage sector. Many individuals with a BA in History continue their education in master’s degree and other graduate programs, or seek professional post-graduate career training in faculties such as law, education, and information studies.

For more information, visit the program website.

Please contact your Co-op Program Specialist for questions about: the job application process, co-op fees, potential employers, typical co-op employment rates, etc.

Co-op Team

Email: coop@ryerson.ca

Location: Co-op Office

Sample Employers

  • City of Toronto Archives
  • Government of Canada
  • Heritage Ontario
  • Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • Toronto Reference Library

Sample Jobs

  • Administrative Co-op
  • Cultural Exchange Co-op
  • Outreach and Education Co-op
  • Research Intern

Work Term Schedule

Students studying Politics and Governance will learn to evaluate and analyze political decisions, administrative practice, and policies that emerge from a variety of sources, and to evaluate them on a range of criteria, including empirical, theoretical and ethical bases. 

Graduates of the program will be able to pursue careers in a variety of capacities in any of the public, private, or third (voluntary and nonprofit) sectors. These may include becoming a policy analyst for the federal, provincial, or municipal government, a decision-maker in an NGO or a position in the private-sector, with a company that has extensive interactions with government, or that conducts public research. It might also include positions in international governmental organizations (such as the UN and World Bank), or non-governmental organizations.

For more information, visit the program website.

Please contact your Co-op Program Specialist for questions about: the job application process, co-op fees, potential employers, typical co-op employment rates, etc.

Co-op Team

Email: coop@ryerson.ca

Location: Co-op Office

Sample Employers

  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
  • Ontario Public Service
  • Treasury Board Secretariat
  • Federal & provincial Members of Parliament

Sample Jobs

  • Project and Communications Assistant
  • Policy Analyst Co-op
  • Public Policy Co-op
  • Research Intern

Work Term Schedule

Sociologists are people who try to make sense of the complexities of the social world in the past, present and future. A degree in Sociology prepares one to work in any field where people, communities, cultures or institutions are important. Upon graduation, students have practical research and analytical skills that are important in many types of employment. Many people with a background in Sociology work in government, business, the nonprofit sector, community development, public affairs, human resources, research, teaching, marketing, media research, consulting and the arts.

For more information, visit the program website.

Please contact your Co-op Program Specialist for questions about: the job application process, co-op fees, potential employers, typical co-op employment rates, etc.

Co-op Team

Email: coop@ryerson.ca

Location: Co-op Office

Sample Employers

  • Deloitte
  • Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Child and Family Health, Region of Waterloo
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Sample Jobs

  • Project Coordinator
  • Labour Affairs Assistant
  • Research & Evaluation Student
  • Diversity & Inclusion Co-op
  • Vital Statistics Co-op

Work Term Schedule

Occupational Health & Safety

Occupational Health and Safety program focuses on injury and disease prevention in the workplace by anticipating, evaluating and controlling physical, biological, chemical and other hazards. Drawing on their specialized knowledge, these professionals help develop and implement initiatives that improve health, safety and well-being in work environments across every sector.

After graduation you may choose to pursue certifications, such as the Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH) or Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).

For more information, visit the program website, opens in new window.

Public Health & Safety

Public Health and Safety focuses on injury and disease prevention in public spaces by anticipating, evaluating and controlling physical, biological, chemical and other hazards in the community. Drawing on their specialized knowledge, they help develop and implement initiatives that improve health, safety, and well-being in a range of settings that are accessed by the public.

The program also prepares you for professional certification at the national level by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI). National certification permits graduates to seek employment opportunities across Canada as a Public Health Inspector (PHI).

For more information, visit the program website, opens in new window.

Please contact your Co-op Program Specialist for questions about: the job application process, co-op fees, potential employers, typical co-op employment rates, etc.

Daniela Ibarra

Emaildibarra@ryerson.ca

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6590

Location: Co-op Office

Please contact your Faculty Advisor for questions about academic matters including: co-op admission requirements, requests for alternate work and academic term sequences, grades for co-op work terms, discussion about alternate work and academic sequences, advice on matters relating to your academics, submission of work term reports and employer evaluations, etc.

Prof. Eric Liberda

Email: eric.liberda@ryerson.ca

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 553020

Location: DCC 325

Sample Employers

  • Toronto Hydro
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • PCL
  • Region of Peel 
  • Apotex
  • TTC
  • Kensington Health Centre
  • Bombardier

Sample Jobs

  • Health & Safety Co-op Student
  • Food Safety, Quality Assurance Co-op Student
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Co-op Student

Work Term Schedule

Ryerson’s department of Architectural Science is the only school in Canada with a unique interdisciplinary model that integrates across three disciplines: architecture, building science and project management. The bachelor of architectural science program aims to capture your potential to help create a better built environment and prepares you for a wide range of professional roles in the construction industry. The integrated program enables you to choose the specialty that best suits your strengths and goals. 

Architectural science students may find employment in the following industries:

  • Design, documentation, and management of projects in architectural, engineering, environmental management and planning firms
  • Production, marketing, sales, research, development, testing, and evaluation of building products or systems in material fabrication, product manufacturing and construction firms
  • Office and field supervision in trade, general construction organizations
  • Development and management of real estate/planning/conservation feasibility studies; environmental and management strategy planning
  • Local, regional, provincial, federal and international government agencies
  • Post graduate education and research

For more information, visit the program website, opens in new window.

Please contact your Co-op Program Specialist for questions about: the job application process, co-op fees, potential employers, typical co-op employment rates, etc.

Charles Dune

Email: charles.dune@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 556624

Location: Co-op Office

Please contact your Faculty Advisor for questions about academic matters including: co-op admission requirements, requests for alternate work and academic term sequences, grades for co-op work terms, discussion about alternate work and academic sequences, advice on matters relating to your academics, submission of work term reports and employer evaluations, etc.

Associate Professor Vincent Hui

Email: vincent.hui@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 7962

Location: ARC 314

Sample Employers

  • Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Gow Hastings Architects Inc.
  • City of Brampton
  • HOK Inc.
  • Gestation NEUF Associates
  • EllisDon
  • Partisans
  • IBI Group
  • RAW Design

Sample Jobs

  • Architectural Assistant
  • Site Quality Inspector
  • Architectural Intern
  • Capital Projects Co-op Student

Work Term Schedule

Chemical engineering is an incredibly versatile discipline that combines engineering principles, the sciences of chemistry, biology and physics, and knowledge of advanced manufacturing technologies.

Accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, chemical engineering co-op emphasizes practical applications and tackles real-life engineering problems through:

  • laboratory work
  • research projects
  • mathematical modeling
  • computer simulations. 

You can find employment opportunities in:

  • biotechnology
  • pharmaceuticals
  • design and construction
  • electronics
  • environmental technology
  • safety and health
  • food and beverages
  • fuels
  • advanced materials.

We recommend that you stay open to relocating to improve your chances of finding work because many opportunities in fields such as petroleum production and refining and others are in cities outside the greater Toronto area.

For more information, visit the program website, opens in new window.

Please contact your Co-op Program Specialist for questions about: the job application process, co-op fees, potential employers, typical co-op employment rates, etc.

Students with last names starting with A-C

Daniela Ibarra

Emaildibarra@ryerson.ca

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6590

Location: Co-op Office

Students with last names starting with D-K

Charles Dune

Emailcharles.dune@ryerson.ca

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 556624

Location: Co-op Office

Students with last names starting with L-Z

Sunny Chan

Emailsunnychan@ryerson.ca

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6957

Location: Co-op Office

Please contact your Faculty Advisor for questions about academic matters including: requests for alternate work and academic term sequences, grades for co-op work terms, discussion about alternate work and academic sequences, advice on matters relating to your academics, submission of work term reports and employer evaluations, etc.

Dr. Philip Chan

Email: p4chan@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6960

Location: KHS 241-D

Sample Employers

  • The Woodbridge Group
  • City of Toronto
  • Apotex
  • Agropur
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
  • Husky Energy
  • Imperial Oil
  • City of Toronto
  • Mondelez International
  • Good Harbour Labs
  • Sanofi Pasteur

Sample Jobs

  • Engineering Co-op Student
  • Research & Development - Water Treatment
  • Quality Assurance Engineering Co-op
  • Subsurface Engineering Co-op Student
  • Process Engineering Co-op Student
  • Operations Support - Process Improvement
  • Laboratory Assistant

Work Term Schedule

The BSc in Biology shares a common first year with the BSc programs in Chemistry, Contemporary Science, Mathematics and its Applications, and Medical Physics. The program emphasizes environmental biology, microbial ecology and molecular biology with applications to biotechnology and environmental science. You can also minor in Chemistry or Psychology and choose specializations in Biophysics or Computational Biology.

Biology co-op students find work in a variety of roles and settings in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, research laboratories, and in the food and cosmetics industries. Graduates can choose to pursue research or science management roles in both the government or academic world. Other opportunities include careers in agri-food, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.  Many go on to further studies in a masters or doctorate program to pursue careers in medicine, dentistry or other health-related fields.

For more information, visit the program website, opens in new window.

Please contact your Co-op Program Specialist for questions about: the job application process, co-op fees, potential employers, typical co-op employment rates, etc.

Diana Shedletsky

Email: dianas@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6592

Location: Co-op Office

Please contact your Faculty Advisor for questions about academic matters including: co-op admission requirements, requests for alternate work and academic term sequences, grades for co-op work terms, discussion about alternate work and academic sequences, advice on matters relating to your academics, submission of work term reports and employer evaluations, etc.

Dr. Costin Antonescu

Emailcantonescu@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Phone: Please contact Dr. Antonescu through email

Location: KHE 328A

Sample Employers

  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • City of Toronto
  • Apotex
  • Ministry of the Environment
  • Bamford Produce

Sample Jobs

  • Field Officer
  • Laboratory Technologist
  • Microbiology Co-op Student
  • Research Assistant
  • Aquatic Toxicity Testing Technician
  • Quality Control Co-op Student 
  • Food Technologist

Work Term Schedule

Medical history is filled with discoveries and advances into the nature of diseases and diagnostics, and our biomedical program is an essential and exciting field that continues to push out such advancements.  Biomedical Sciences students will investigate pressing medical conundrums such as the nature of cancerous cells, how microorganisms attack the body, and the correlation between gene expression and its effects on aging. The curriculum provides opportunities for you to learn about biomedical technology and innovation, and offers versatility between theoretical and applied education.

For more information, visit the program website, opens in new window.

Please contact your Co-op Program Specialist for questions about: the job application process, co-op fees, potential employers, typical co-op employment rates, etc.

Diana Shedletsky

Email: dianas@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6592

Location: Co-op Office

Please contact your Faculty Advisor for questions about academic matters including: co-op admission requirements, requests for alternate work and academic term sequences, grades for co-op work terms, discussion about alternate work and academic sequences, advice on matters relating to your academics, submission of work term reports and employer evaluations, etc.

Dr. Sarah Sabatinos

Email: ssabatinos@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 3570

Location: KHN 308

Sample Employers

  • St. Michael's Hospital
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • City of Toronto
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Public Health Ontario
  • Nestle Canada

Sample Jobs

  • Microbiology Lab Co-op 
  • Research & Development Student
  • Micro & Viro Co-op Student
  • Quality Assurance Co-op
  • Technical Trainee

Work Term Schedule

The BSc in Chemistry shares a common first year with the BSc programs in Biology, Contemporary Science, Mathematics and its Applications, and Medical Physics. Ryerson's Chemistry program offers a flexible curriculum that enables you to chart your own academic paths and customize your degree further with a minor in Biology or a specialization in Applied Physics or Management Science.

The program is applications-oriented. Lab hours account for a significant amount of learning time in every semester, supported by a solid grounding in the theory and principles of chemical science.

Chemistry co-op students find work in a variety of roles such as product development, quality control, and laboratory analytical services, in settings such as pharmaceutical companies, research laboratories, cosmetics and food industries.

For more information, visit the program website, opens in new window.

Please contact your Co-op Program Specialist for questions about: the job application process, co-op fees, potential employers, typical co-op employment rates, etc.

Diana Shedletsky

Email: dianas@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6592

Location: Co-op Office

Please contact your Faculty Advisor for questions about academic matters including: co-op admission requirements, requests for alternate work and academic term sequences, grades for co-op work terms, discussion about alternate work and academic sequences, advice on matters relating to your academics, submission of work term reports and employer evaluations, etc.

Dr. Stephen Wylie

Email: swylie@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6355

Location: VIC 706

Sample Employers

  • Environment Canada
  • CNOOC 
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Nanotek Materials 
  • Protech Chemicals
  • Sanofi Pasteur

Sample Jobs

  • Organic Department Co-op Student
  • Quality Lab Analyst
  • Chemical Analysis Technologist
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Chemical/Toxicological Evaluator
  • Pharmaceutical Science and Technology Student

Work Term Schedule

Accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Council of the Canadian Information Processing Society, Ryerson's Computer Science program produces students who can work effectively as software practitioners in a wide variety of professional areas in industry. You are trained to be multilingual in the programming areas that are currently in demand and are given a practical treatment of both systems programming and applications programming. You will get a lot of exposure to: 

  • networked environments
  • web-based applications
  • client-server applications
  • database design
  • software engineering
  • compiler design.

Computer Science co-op students find work in a variety of roles such as product & technical support, software development, and testing/quality assurance in government and utilities, software development companies, banks & financial institutions, and industry.

For more information, visit the program website, opens in new window.

Please contact your Co-op Program Specialist for questions about: the job application process, co-op fees, potential employers, typical co-op employment rates, etc.

Taryn De Ruyter

Email: taryn.deruyter@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 3260

Location: Co-op Office

Please contact your Faculty Advisor for questions about academic matters including: co-op admission requirements, requests for alternate work and academic term sequences, grades for co-op work terms, discussion about alternate work and academic sequences, advice on matters relating to your academics, submission of work term reports and employer evaluations, etc.

Dr. Eric Harley

Email: cs-coop@ryerson.ca

Phone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 4874

Location: ENG 287B

Sample Employers

  • CIBC
  • Celestica 
  • Ceridian Canada Ltd.
  • City of Toronto 
  • Environment Canada
  • IBM
  • Research in Motion (RIM)
  • RBC Financial Group
  • Sun Life Financial 
  • Toyota Canada

Sample Jobs

  • Mobile App Developer 
  • QA Test Analyst
  • Full Stack Software Developer 
  • Programmer Analyst 
  • Web Developer 
  • IT Systems Analyst
  • Data Scientist

Work Term Schedule

Financial Mathematics provides advanced expertise in mathematics to enable you to analyze markets, manage investments and evaluate risk. You will gain a solid understanding of mathematics, finance, and the relation between the two. 

You may find career opportunities with private companies or in the government sector in roles such as:

  • investment professional
  • auditor
  • accountant
  • financial manager
  • business service manager
  • systems analyst
  • computer programmer
  • mathematician.

For more information, visit the program website, opens in new window.

Please contact your Co-op Program Specialist for questions about: the job application process, co-op fees, potential employers, typical co-op employment rates, etc.

Diana Shedletsky

Email: dianas@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6592

Location: Co-op Office

Please contact your Faculty Advisor for questions about academic matters including: co-op admission requirements, requests for alternate work and academic term sequences, grades for co-op work terms, discussion about alternate work and academic sequences, advice on matters relating to your academics, submission of work term reports and employer evaluations, etc.

Dr. Alexey Rubtsov

Email: arubtsov@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 2538

Location: EPH 419

Sample Employers

  • TD Bank Financial Group
  • Scotiabank
  • Opseu Pension Trust (OPTrust)
  • Buck
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • RBC
  • Six Degrees Medical
  • Questrade

Sample Jobs

  • Data Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst 
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Systems Analyst
  • Market Risk Analyst
  • Business Finance Co-op
  • Project Control Officer

Work Term Schedule

The BSc in Mathematics & Its Applications shares a common first year with the BSc programs in Biology, Chemistry, and Medical Physics. This program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of mathematics. In addition to a core mathematics curriculum, you get opportunities to combine mathematics with courses in Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Finance and Physics. You can also pursue an option in Management Science.

Upon graduation, there are many career avenues, from finance to computer security to medical research. Some career designations include computer or research scientist, educator, economist or actuary for industry, business or government.

For more information, visit the program website, opens in new window.

Please contact your Co-op Program Specialist for questions about: the job application process, co-op fees, potential employers, typical co-op employment rates, etc.

Diana Shedletsky

Email: dianas@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6592

Location: Co-op Office

Please contact your Faculty Advisor for questions about academic matters including: co-op admission requirements, requests for alternate work and academic term sequences, grades for co-op work terms, discussion about alternate work and academic sequences, advice on matters relating to your academics, submission of work term reports and employer evaluations, etc.

Dr. Alexey Rubtsov

Email: arubtsov@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 2538

Location: EPH 419

Sample Employers

  • TD Bank Financial Group
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Scotiabank
  • Allstream
  • Toronto Transit Commission
  • Workplace Safety & Insurance Board

Sample Jobs

  • Business Enablement Strategy Associate
  • Treasury & Market Services Analyst
  • Emerging Technologies Student
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Jr. IT Project Manager
  • Business Systems Analyst

Work Term Schedule

The BSc in Medical Physics shares a common first year with the BSc programs in Biology, Chemistry, Contemporary Science, and Mathematics & Its Applications. Medical physics is a rapidly growing branch of applied physics that explores the application of physics-based concepts and methodologies to medicine in areas such as diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy. The medical physics program is built on foundation studies in physics and mathematics, the core elements of a traditional physics degree. You can also pursue an option in Management Science.

You’ll graduate with the knowledge, experience and problem-solving capabilities to provide solutions in areas related to health care.

For more information, visit the program website, opens in new window.

Please contact your Co-op Program Specialist for questions about: the job application process, co-op fees, potential employers, typical co-op employment rates, etc.

Diana Shedletsky

Email: dianas@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6592

Location: Co-op Office

Please contact your Faculty Advisor for questions about academic matters including: co-op admission requirements, requests for alternate work and academic term sequences, grades for co-op work terms, discussion about alternate work and academic sequences, advice on matters relating to your academics, submission of work term reports and employer evaluations, etc.

Dr. Alexandre Douplik

Email: douplik@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 556538

Location: KHS 138

Sample Employers

  • University Health Network
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Defence Research and Development Canada

Sample Jobs

  • Lead Testing Co-op Student
  • Research Assistant
  • Health Physics Co-op Student
  • Radiation Protection Training Co-op
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Junior Research Scientist

Work Term Schedule