Respect for Aboriginal Perspectives is one of the University’s key values, identified in Ryerson’s Academic Plan, Our Time to Lead. The University cultivates and develops relationships with Aboriginal communities, both within and outside the university, and the campus environment embraces and supports Aboriginal learners, faculty and staff.
- Indigenous youth bringing message from Standing Rock to Ryerson
The initiative brings young Indigenous people together to celebrate their culture as well as talk about water and land protection.
- A culture shift in academia
Grad student invites Indigenous Elders to her research defence about disability services in First Nations communities
- A broker for the north
Ryerson Prof Judy Finlay leads advocacy effort with First Nations communities. She’s been visiting and advocating for Ontario’s northern Indigenous communities for over 30 years.
- Sustainable Indigenous Tourism Symposium, 2017
The event was made possible by funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and is led by Ryerson with the participation of partners such as the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance, Cape Breton University and the University of Tasmania.
- Government of Canada Invests in Indigenous Research Projects
One of the Knowledge Synthesis Grants recipients is the Inclusive Early Childhood Service System project at Ryerson University, which has partnered with the Temiskaming Native Women's Support Group. Their focus is on embedding Indigenous perspectives in early childhood education, care and intervention.
- Supporting indigenous midwives
Aboriginal student co-ordinator for Midwifery Education Program honoured by Toronto Birth Centre.
- Making Inuit oral history count
Master’s student connects technology and Inuit knowledge to create an accurate picture of caribou migration.
- Changemakers give voice to marginalized communities
Ryerson graduates are part of (Re)Imagining Our Community, a project that seeks to give Indigenous adolescents a voice on community planning
- Coming full circle
Aboriginal students find healing through academic experiences at Ryerson
- Joanne Dallaire receives Aboriginal Affairs Award
Ryerson Elder for the Aboriginal Education Council in the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives and traditional counsellor in Aboriginal Student Services receives City of Toronto award
- University developing response to Truth and Reconciliation report
Ryerson developing a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report and its recommendations directed at post-secondary education.
- Bringing food to Canada’s north
Enactus Ryerson completed the construction of a greenhouse in Repulse Bay, Nunavut, to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to one of the most isolated regions in Canada
- Certificate in Aboriginal Knowledge and Experiences
The certificate is a multidisciplinary exploration, analysis, and reflection on the experiences of Aboriginal peoples in Canada and their relationships with non-Aboriginal peoples.
- Aboriginal Community Outreach and Recruitment
Supporting education and career goals of the Aboriginal community