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The Communications team provides a range of communication services and skills to the university including media relations, community engagement, internal communications, government relations, publications, and crisis and communications/ issues management.

Communications can provide advice and assistance in communicating to both the Ryerson community and outside of campus to the public and media when the need arises.

What we do

Who we are

Michael Forbes
Interim Group Director, Communications  
Colleen Mellor
Manager, Publications
Johanna VanderMaas
Acting Manager, Public Affairs
Suelan Toye
Media Relations Officer,
Ted Rogers School of Management
Andy Lee
Communications and Marketing Officer
Graduate Studies
Philip Mai
Manager, Academic Communications    
Rachel Miadovnik
Manager, Internal Communications
Lauren Clegg
Media Relations Officer
Antoinette Mercurio
Senior Writer/Editor
Will Sloan
Dawa Ngodup
Communications and Administrative Coordinator
Dasha Pasiy
Media Relations Officer, DMZ
Zandra Alexander
Media Relations Officer
Serge Leshchuk
Social Media Assistant

Contact Us


  • For general media-related inquiries:
    Johanna VanderMaas, Acting Manager, Public Affairs, at, ext. 4630.

  • For the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science or the Faculty of Community Services:
    Zandra Alexander, Media Relations Officer, at, ext. 4282

  • For the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science:
    Lauren Clegg, Media Relations Officer, at, ext. 7161
  • For the Faculty of Communication & Design: Dasha Pasiy, Media Relations Officer at, ext. 2126.
  • For the Ted Rogers School of Management:
    Paul Cantin, Director, Marketing & Communications, TRSM. 416-979-5000 ext. 6569



  • For material you would like to see published in a university publication:
    Colleen Mellor, Publications Manager,, ext. 7000


Event Listings


Crisis Communications and Issues Management

For communications assistance or advice:


Social Media

For questions related to social media postings: