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Message from the Vice-Provost and Dean

Ryerson University Yeates School of Graduate Studies Dean and Vice-Provost Jennifer Mactavish

Creative, connected and entrepreneurial; graduate education at Ryerson puts you at the core of what’s next.

Ryerson’s graduate programs are distinctive and offer an outstanding student-centred experience where innovative and creative perspectives in relation to real-world questions are valued. As downtown Toronto’s academic hub, the energy of our graduate community is fuelled by direct access to people, ideas, experiences and research that are reshaping our world.

Ryerson offers more than 60 cutting-edge, career-oriented graduate programs at both the master’s and doctoral levels. These include a rich range of professional and course-based programs, as well as research-intensive thesis-based programs. Many of our graduate programs are interdisciplinary, fostering student engagement in scholarship that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, while also providing an infusion of theoretical and practical learning. All of our programs aspire to prepare graduate students who embrace the opportunities and challenges inherent in an increasingly interconnected world, and are ready to make meaningful contributions to our evolving global knowledge economy.

Explore our website if you are considering graduate education at Ryerson. If you have chosen Ryerson as the place to pursue your studies and research, you’ve made the right choice.

Dr. Jennifer Mactavish
Vice-Provost and Dean, Yeates School of Graduate Studies

About Dr. Jennifer Mactavish

A professor in the School of Disability Studies, Dr. Jennifer Mactavish has over two decades of experience in graduate education and administration, with a track record of supporting vibrant graduate program culture. She places tremendous value on collaboration, having created various networks and sustainable partnerships that fostered greater research and teaching synergies. A prolific writer and distinguished researcher, Dr. Mactavish’s numerous awards include the Community Living Manitoba President’s Award for Justice and Human Rights, the YMCA/YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, the University of Manitoba’s top award for outstanding outreach and the International Paralympic Scientific Achievement award for her research on the cognitive determinants of sport proficiency.

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