Board of Governors Elections 2021
The Ryerson University Board of Governors thanks all those who participated and voted in the 2021 Faculty, Staff and Student Elections. We are excited to announce and welcome the new Faculty, Staff and Student representatives. The elected will start their term on September 1, 2021.
- enhance and increase alumni participation
- alumni grants
- create strong connections
My name is Osama Ahmad and I’m an alumni from the faculty of engineering. I would be honoured to represent the alumni interests as a board of governors representative. My student involved with engineers without borders, SIF & Ashoka gave me invaluable experience within the student community that informed me on various issues that are important to current students and graduating students. In this position, I would work hard to represent the alumni's interests on the BOG and ensure we are heard.
Syeda Jaana Ali
I believe in unity on campus and giving a fair go and say despite gender, nationality, race, religion, or belief.
Hello! My name is Syeda Jaana Ali, feel free to use 'Jaana'. I am running for the position of Alumni BOG. I am a graduate from the class of 2020 in Project Management. As I believe it is vital to empower the student body with a voice that will stand up for their rights. The cost of living pressures and the crucial issue for the students, if I get elected I will ensure that these costs are reduced. I believe in unity on campus and giving a fair go and say despite gender, nationality, race, religion, or belief.
I can make your voice reach to the right place and I speak your language.
1- Adequate transport measures and facility
2- Get more sports involvement
3- Student control on student affairs
4- An inclusive campus for all people
5- Better and more affordable services on campus, such as parking, food.
6- For a more environmentally sustainable campus
A vote for student action is a vote for a more democratic affordable and inclusive university.
A vote for me is a vote for someone who will work hard to represent you and remember a vote for me is a vote for you!!!
Erika Montisano (candidacy voluntarily withdrawn)
Khatera Noor (candidacy voluntarily withdrawn)
- Supporting student access, quality, and success;
- Driving creativity, innovation, knowledge, and community engagement through teaching and research;
- Focusing on Ryerson’s strengths and unwavering commitment: to inclusion, belonging and citizenship and to advancing democratic principals, values, and processes.
As a Ryerson alumnus and former Ryerson staff-elected board governor (2002-2003), Ryan is committed to continuing his work with the Board, Senate (2000-2004, 2015-2017), students, staff, faculty, alumni, donors and friends of Ryerson.
Further, it is Ryan’s intent to support the academy in realizing the vision to have Ryerson recognized as a leading comprehensive innovation university and a national leader in high-quality professional and career-related bachelor, masters, and doctoral programs, and relevant research.
Ryan’s governance and financial stewardship experience will enable him to identify, track, and address financial pressures and sustainability issues.
Specifically at Ryerson, as a previous member of the Board of Governors Executive and Finance Committees, where the effective and efficient use of donor, government and student resources or decisions impacting upon these are monitored, he contributed to maximizing the value and impact of investments made in the post-secondary education system. He is a recipient of Ryerson’s Dennis Mock Student Leadership Award, the CESAR President’s Award and Ryerson’s Walter Pittman Award for academic excellence and community involvement.
Ryan is a senior administrator in post-secondary, independent school and not-for-profit sectors and he has served on over fifteen boards. He currently volunteers with a number of organizations, including three boards and he has received two Chair appointments by the Ontario Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC).
Ryan’s career in education has been fuelled by the goal of financial sustainability to ensure that all qualified students have access to a full range of affordable, high-quality post-secondary education options, now and in the future.
1. Create, develop, and institute online events and activities that engage alumni in a meaningful way that promotes inclusion and networking.
2. Produce and support university to create surveys and questionnaires that solicit current alumni needs, relevant postgraduate trends, and future engagement opportunities.
3. Recommend and push for diversity, inclusion, and equity services that would include accessible resources for Ryerson community members, including alumni.
Darius Sookram is an award winning and goal oriented leader who cares deeply about social justice and Canadian innovation. He is a proud Markham resident and Ryerson University alumnus. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and also received a Masters of Arts in Public Policy and Administration.
Over the years, Darius has provided leadership in corporate, government, and higher education sectors. In all of his roles he has used his passion for people to fuel inclusive environments that empower others to spark change. As president of Entelechy, he works with organizations to serve communities by fostering meaningful relationships, establishing positive government relations, and developing equity-based policies.
As a champion for diversity he advises the City of Markham as a member of the Race Relations Committee. He has brought forward important topics like #BlackLivesMatter and #StopAsianHate because these humanitarian issues shape our Canadian identity. As a global citizen, he seeks to change the stigma of refugees with his work at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees Canada.
In his personal time Darius enjoys basketball, food experiments, soca music, travel, and (instead of spending time with family and friends) surviving isolated COVID lockdowns!
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariussookram/, external link
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dariussookram, external link
Donate to UNHCR Canada: https://www.unhcr.ca/about-us/partners/council-and-committees/young-leaders-committee-ontario/, external link
I stand to represent the best shared interests of students, alumni, educators, our community, and the Ryerson institution at large by taking informed risk-based approaches towards the strategic decisions needed in these coming years.
Across the spectrum of private business, non-profit, and public members of our community, it will remain increasingly important to further enhance and expand our mutually beneficial partnerships to enable Ryerson's sustainable growth and reputation, both domestic and globally.
These recent periods of uncertainty are now transitioning to a period of renewed opportunities to make strategic investments, expand partnerships, and enhancing the diligent efforts towards ensuring that Ryerson University continues to be the center of advancement and applied knowledge for future generations.
Charles Tam is a Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs at Edwards Lifesciences in Canada. Charles has held progressively senior leadership roles within the Medical Technology industry sector at Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Laboratories, and presently is part of the Canadian Leadership Team at Edwards.
He is deeply passionate about higher education, lifelong learning, and fostering professional development. He has contributed to and co-authored several specialized chapters in professional publications relating to Regulatory Intelligence, Business Strategy, and professional fundamentals within the sector. He sits on the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, based in Rockville, MA. At MedTech Canada, the leading Canadian medical device industry association, he holds a seat on the Steering Committee, Regulatory Affairs Committee, chairs a Sub-Committee, and routinely represents industry interests at bilateral meetings with government health regulators. He is also a Regulatory Advisor at the Termerty Faculty of Medicine's H2i Health Innovation Hub at the University of Toronto.
Charles is a Ryerson alumnus having previously served on the Ryerson Senate in 2017 for a two-year term, he holds a Honours Bachelors of Science from the University of Toronto, and graduated from the Ted Rogers School of Management in 2016 completing a Master of Business Administration.
Critical Dates 2021
|February 1, 2021||Staff, Faculty, Student and Alumni Nominations Open|
|February 4, 2021 - 12:00 p.m.||All Candidate Information Session|
|February 5, 2021 - 4:00 p.m||All Candidate Information Session|
|February 10, 2021 - 12:00 p.m||Close of Nominations for Staff, Faculty, Students and Alumni|
|February 11, 2021 - 12:00 p.m or 4:00 p.m||Mandatory Student Nominee Session|
|February 12, 2021||Proclamation of Candidates|
|February 12, 2021||Campaigning is permitted|
|February 22, 2021||Alumni Slate proclaimed|
|March 1-4, 2021||Voting period for Staff, Faculty and Students|
|March 5, 2021||Staff, Faculty, Student Election Results are posted|
|June 11-22, 2021||Voting period for Alumni|
|June 23, 2021||Alumni Election Results are posted|
Election Results History
- PDF fileElection Results 2020
- PDF fileElection Results 2020 - Faculty By-Election
- PDF fileElection Results 2019
- PDF fileElection Results 2018
- PDF fileElection Results 2017, opens in new window
- PDF fileElection Results 2016, opens in new window
- PDF fileElection Results 2015, opens in new window
Alumni Election Results History
- PDF fileAlumni Election Results 2020
- PDF fileAlumni Election Results 2019
- PDF fileAlumni Election Results 2018
- PDF fileAlumni Election Results 2017, opens in new window
- PDF fileAlumni Election Results 2016, opens in new window
- PDF fileAlumni Election Results 2015, opens in new window