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Maintenance & Operations

A M&O employee uses a drill press in the locksmith shop.

Ken Ozdemir, manager, maintenance and operations (M&O), coordinates the trade services that maintain and repair Ryerson University’s buildings, equipment and infrastructure to ensure the safe and ongoing operation of our structural and mechanical systems and critical life-safety systems. 

Ken Ozdemir
Manager, Maintenance and Operations
416-979-5000, ext. 543559
iskender.ozdemir@ryerson.ca

The M&O team collaborates with the Project Management Office, Computing and Communications Services (CCS), Environmental Health & Safety and Campus Safety and Security and external service providers (e.g. elevator and utilities) to develop short- and long-term preventative maintenance schedules, equipment/infrastructure renewal programs and safety-certification compliance plans.

A painter refreshing a space with vibrant colours.

What we do

Maintenance and operations staff keep our buildings, infrastructure and equipment in good repair, inspected and certified.

The M&O team also helps to make sure that specialized user-group equipment and safety systems are well maintained and properly integrated with existing building systems to support Ryerson’s on-campus scholarly, research and creative activities.

The team also has staff ready 24/7 to perform emergency maintenance in response to unexpected equipment breakdowns, infrastructure/utility failures and damage related to vandalism or weather events.

Our expertise

The M&O staff include skilled tradespeople covering a wide area of specialized expertise, including:

  • plumbers and pipefitters
  • electricians
  • carpenters
  • locksmiths
  • painters
  • HVAC mechanics