Employee Diversity Data Information
Employee diversity data comes from employees who have completed Ryerson’s Diversity Self-ID questionnaires, which are part of the self-service functionality in the HR system. Although the university requires that employees complete the questionnaire, self-identification is voluntary as there is a “Prefer not to answer” option for every self-identification question.
Sources of external data for the 2018 report
- Women students’ data is from 2017/18 undergraduate enrollment data.
- Data for racialized, Aboriginal and 2SLGBTQ+ students, and students with disabilities is from the 2017 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which surveys 1st and 4th-year students in full-time programs
- Data for women, racialized people and Aboriginal Peoples is from the 2016 Census data for the GTA.
- Data for persons with disabilities is from the 2017 Canadian Disability Survey for Ontario.
- Data for 2SLGBTQ+ people is from a 2001 Toronto Health Survey.
Employee diversity data visualizations and downloads
Data visualizations are available on this site. They provide graphical illustrations of information and data, along with the ability to interact with the data. The most immediate application of interactivity with data visualizations is the ability for the users to drill deeper into datasets by hovering or clicking over portions of the illustration.
These visualizations provide further details about the recruitment, representation and retention of employees from five equity groups: women, racialized people, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+ people.
The data can be downloaded using links provided in each section. This is how the information is accessible to those using screen readers and other assistive technologies.