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Associate Dean, Programs

Meet Dr. Carl Kumaradas, associate dean, programs

Associate Dean, Student Affairs

Meet Dr. Nancy Walton, associate dean, student affairs

Toronto, or Tkaronto as it was traditionally known, occupies a place that has been home to Indigenous peoples for over 15,000 years: the Huron-Wendat, Petun First Nations, the Seneca and most recently the Mississaugas of the New Credit River. This territory is subject to the “Dish with One Spoon Wampum Treaty” between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share and protect this land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and Peoples, and settlers from all over the globe have been welcomed into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect. 

Tkaronto is now home for many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Recognizing where we stand is not to historicize the experiences of Indigenous peoples or to offer platitudes. It is but one of many intentional acts for acknowledging injustices and committing ourselves individually, and collectively as a university, to the path of truth and reconciliation. Read the full Ryerson Land Acknowledgement.

Year in Review 2020-21

Responding to the pandemic, YSGS quickly pivoted from brick and mortar to virtual and remote in two weeks, providing seamless service to the Ryerson graduate community. Read our Year in Review.

YSGS Strategic Plan 2020-2025

The YSGS Strategic Plan outlines four key goals and nine central strategies over the next five years that build on the values and priorities identified in Ryerson University’s Academic Plan.


Graduate education at Ryerson University is overseen by The Council of the School of Graduate Studies. The council deals with such issues as the development and evaluation of new graduate programs and policy that is relevant to graduate programs and students. The council is comprised of the dean of graduate studies as well as affiliated faculty members from each of Ryerson’s faculties, graduate program directors and students.



YSGS Reports

Enhancing the graduate student experience at Ryerson

Who’s who at YSGS

Meet the various people responsible for graduate education at Ryerson

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Research and Innovation

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