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The Diversity of the Ryerson Student Body

"A major strength of our university comes from the diversity in our Ryerson family, which reflects the very essence of Toronto, the diverse, multicultural community we call home."

Academic Plan 2020-2025

The graphics illustrate further diversity of racialized, gender and Indigenous identities, gender expressions, sexual orientations and abilities within the student population. Here are some of the ways Ryerson students identified in the Student Diversity Self-ID:

The graphic illustrates 170 diverse student identities collected from the Student Diversity Self-ID survey with five different colours.
The graphic illustrates 170 diverse student identities collected from the Student Diversity Self-ID survey with five different colours.

Identities included are: 

  • Women 
  • Racialized women 
  • Aboriginal women 
  • Women with disabilities
  • 2SLGBTQ+ women 
  • Black women
  • South Asian women
  • Chinese women
  • Multiracial women
  • Latin American women
  • Korean women
  • Arab women
  • West Asian women
  • Filipino women
  • Japanese women
  • First Nations women
  • Métis women
  • Inuit women
  • D/deaf women
  • Low vision women
  • Women with mobility disabilities
  • Women with chronic conditions
  • Women with mental health conditions
  • Women with learning disabilities
  • Neurodiverse women
  • Women with dexterity disabilities
  • Women with speech disabilities
  • Bisexual women
  • Queer women
  • Trans women
  • Racialized
  • South Asian
  • Black
  • Chinese
  • Filipino
  • Multiracial
  • Southeast Asian
  • Arab
  • West Asian
  • Latin American
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Maori
  • Indian
  • Pakistani
  • Sri Lankan
  • Vietnamese
  • Cambodian
  • Thai
  • Syrian
  • Israeli
  • Egyptian
  • Nigerian
  • Ethiopian
  • Ghanaian
  • Kenyan
  • Sudanese
  • Tanzanian
  • Guyanese
  • Jamaican
  • Trinidadian
  • Afghan
  • Armenian
  • Iraqi
  • Iranian
  • East African Indian
  • Lebanese
  • Tamil
  • Hong Konger
  • Taiwanese
  • Indonesian
  • Malaysian
  • Bangladeshi
  • Nepalese
  • Central Asian
  • African American
  • African Canadian
  • African Caribbean
  • Afro-Chinese Caribbean
  • Afro-Latina
  • Biracial
  • Black and Indigenous
  • Black and Native American
  • Algerian
  • Bajan
  • Vincentian
  • Brazilian
  • Burmese
  • Caribbean
  • East African
  • Greek
  • Haitian
  • Hazara
  • Indo-Caribbean
  • Kalmyk
  • Khoja
  • Kurdish
  • Mongolian
  • Palestinian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian & Burundian
  • Romani
  • Somalian
  • South African
  • Tibetan
  • West Indian
  • Aboriginal Peoples
  • Anishinaabe
  • Haudenosaunee
  • Métis
  • Inuit
  • Cree 
  • Dene
  • Pottawatomi  
  • Omushkego
  • Ojibway
  • Algonquin
  • Six Nations
  • Mi'kmaq 
  • Iroquois
  • Mohawk
  • Nipissing
  • Lunaape
  • Nootka
  • Nisga'a
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Mental/emotional health
  • Learning
  • Chronic condition
  • Mobility
  • Dexterity
  • D/deaf
  • Hard of hearing
  • Speech
  • Language disability
  • Blind 
  • Low vision
  • Neurodiverse
  • Bipolar
  • Spina bifida
  • Paraplegia
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Crohn’s
  • Dyslexia
  • ADHD
  • Stuttering
  • Auto-immune conditions
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • 2SLGBTQ+ 
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Queer
  • Pansexual
  • Lesbian
  • Non-Binary
  • Asexual
  • Genderqueer
  • Trans
  • Two Spirit
  • Androgyne
  • Aromantic
  • Bicurious
  • Gender fluid
  • Gender questioning
  • Genderfuzz
  • Omnisexual
  • Panromantic
  • Queer femme