As the pandemic continues to evolve, Ryerson University acknowledges the ongoing impact on our employees and our leaders. As we look towards the months ahead, hopeful for a global downward trend in infections and an increase in vaccination rates, the Office of the President, along with the senior executive group are pleased to announce refreshed Ryerson Recharge work norms to support employee wellbeing.
When Ryerson Recharge was launched last year, the campaign stressed that it is critical that we each take care of ourselves and our loved ones. This must continue to be our first priority.
Refreshed Recharge work practices for summer 2021
While faculty and staff will recognize many items from last summer, some additional measures have been introduced in an effort to further support our community. This includes an additional recharge day and a university closure day in July to create a four day long weekend.
These norms are not a one-size fits all, however we strongly encourage departments to work together to determine how to implement them, and to consider additional department or unit-specific practices to support wellbeing and balance.
While some norms have been in place all year, others such as summer hours will be in place from the week of June 28 until September 7. Leaders are encouraged to find ways to implement as many of the norms as possible on a regular and ongoing basis.